gotrax f1 v2

GOTRAX F1 V2 Review: This Entry Level E-Bike Has Almost Everything…

by Nathan Schaumann

The GoTrax F1 V2 is the most affordable E-Bike we’ve ever reviewed on the channel. It’s a class-2, with an expected 50-mile range, and speeds of up to 20 mph. It’s also got some neat features that we haven’t seen on a budget, foldable E-Bike before. Keep reading for our full review of the GoTrax F1 V2, as well as whether or not we think you should get this bike.

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  • Speed: 20 mph
  • Range: 50 miles (claimed)
  • Price: $699 (at time of writing)
  • Weight: 46.8 lbs
  • Battery: 48V 10.4 Ah (499.2 Wh)
  • Motor: 350W (peak 500W)
  • Charge Time: 5 hours
  • Max Rider Load: 264 lbs
  • Water Resistance: IPX4
  • Comes with a seat bag, lock, phone holder, bike mirror
  • Half-twist throttle
  • Mechanical brake levers
  • Adjustable handlebar stem
  • Foldable neck and frame
  • Quick disconnects for easy maintenance
  • Headlight
  • Rear brake light
  • 20″ x 2.6″ pneumatic tires (Chaoyang)
  • 160mm brake disc
  • Foldable metal/plastic pedals

GOTRAX F1 V2 – Things We Love

Accessories: We’re surprised to see a bike at the <$700 price point come with freebies such as a seat bag, lock, tire-changing tool, phone holder, bell, and a bike mirror. We’ve reviewed bikes almost 10x this price that don’t even come with all those add-ons (looking at you, LeMond Dutch).

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Color Display: We absolutely love the color display. A lot of budget e-bikes still use a grayscale display, but this display looks like it belongs in 2024!

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Pedal-Assist Levels: One thing we love about the GoTrax F1 V2 is that no matter what pedal assist mode you are in, even mode 1, you can still use the throttle to go all the way up to 20 mph. This is something we have complained about on other bikes, such as the Lectric Xpress which we recently reviewed on the channel.

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Adjustable Handlebars: Both seat and the handlebars have adjustable height, and the the amount of adjustment is quite large, making it possible to ride “chopper style”. In reality, the bike is suitable for almost any type of riding for any size person, depending on how high you set the handlebars and seat post.

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Portability: In addition to being foldable, the bike weighs just under 47 lbs, which makes it convenient to lift with one hand, load into the back of a car or on a train. The bike folds at both the neck and the center frame. Andrew was able to both fold and unfold the bike in under 10 seconds.

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GOTRAX F1 V2 – Room For Improvement

Packaging: Our bike arrived with minor damage, and lots of paint chipping. This could have been avoided with better quality packaging, and being secured more inside the box to prevent jostling.

Cable Management: The main cable containing the motor wires sags down and almost rubs on the front tire. We had to adjust ours to stop this from happening, but even with the adjustment, it is still a big cable that is dangling off the front of the bike.

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Seat Post Suspension: Jimmy’s main request for the bike is that it came with seat post suspension, instead of the other add-ons like bike mirrors, which you wouldn’t really need to use on a bike that only goes 20 mph. Puncture-resistant tires would also be a nice addition.

Light: As with most E-bikes, unfortunately, the front-facing light is not very bright and doesn’t instill confidence when riding at night.

The Freshly Charged Take

This bike is for you if you want a no-nonsense, budget-friendly e-bike that you can easily carry up multiple flights of stairs. All GoTrax bikes come with a 2-year warranty, so you can be confident that any repairs or maintenance concerns will be taken care of and backed by a proven, established brand.

Click here for the latest price of the GoTrax F1 V2.
Use coupon code: Fresh50 to save $50 on any order over $699
Use coupon code: Fresh100 to save $100 on any order over $1399

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