They say you can’t re-invent the wheel or improve the design of the bicycle. GoCycle folding bikes did both.
Gocycle has received a lot of media attention, and for good reason. Gocycle was recently listed as the best folding E-bike by BUSINESS INSIDER, WIRED, and T3 MAGAZINE; was awarded 4 stars on BIKE RADAR; and recognized by FORBES as one of the best products to cheer yourself up during social-distancing.
GoCycle’s mission is simple: to create the world’s best urban electric bikes. A task which began in 2002 when former McLaren Cars Limited design engineer Richard Thorpe established his own business, Karbon Kinetics, to embark upon creating his two-wheeled electric dream. Sixteen years on and that dream is a reality with GoCycle folding bikes renowned the world over for its innovative products, no compromises approach, stylish designs and pioneering spirit.
In 2009, after an extensive development process, the business launched the ground-breaking lightweight GoCycle G1 folding bike to international acclaim. The G1 capitalized on Richard’s expertise from a 25-year career working in the motorsports and light electric vehicle industry, becoming the first injection-moulded magnesium alloy bicycle in history. It set the foundations which have enabled GoCycle to continually push boundaries with each of its three new models.
The GoCycle G2 folding bike entered the market in 2012 becoming the first production electric bike to have Bluetooth connectivity. It was followed by the range-topping GoCycle G3 folding bike in 2016, which debuted an automotive inspired Daytime Running Light (DRL), yet another industry first. The GoCycle GS was introduced in 2017 and the all new fast-folding GX model in 2019.