Manufacture: Green Bike USA
Model: GB Carbon Light
Type: Folding E-Bike
Price: $1275 (was originally $1349)
- Lightweight and Compact Carbon Frame
- Travel Far and Wide
- 350W Rear Hub Motor
- 5 Level PAS System (Levels, Display, etc)
- Shimano 7-speed Drivetrain
- Electric Horn, Lights and Turn Signals
- Reflective & Puncture Resistant Tires
Lightweight and Compact Carbon Frame
For riders that want the ultimate lightweight package for transportation in and around town, have a good look at Green Bike USA’s GB Carbon Light Folding E-bike! This compact powerhouse is half the weight of a regular ebike at only 37.5lbs! So you can comfortably store the GB Carbon Light anywhere you like. The Carbon Light comes in two colors – Black and Green or Black and Orange.
The 20″ frame is made of Carbon Fiber which is incredibly lightweight and can handle heavy loads. The GB Carbon Light can haul riders up to a maximum weight of 250 lbs. Good to point here that folding bikes are great for smaller kids too, so put on your helmet mom and bring lemonade for the day Because Timmy’s gonna be having a blast riding around until the Carbon Light’s battery has completely run out of juice! Which won’t actually happen just so you know 😉
Travel Far and Wide
When folded into storage position, the bike measures only 26.78″ tall by 34.6″ long. Now that’s what I would call a small bike!
Powered by a 36V 10.5Ah Lithium Panasonic Battery, ride up to a distance of 49 miles or 78.85 kilometers on a single charge. This can take from 2 to 4 hours to juice up depending on the DoD (Depth of discharge). Want to learn more about how your E-bike batteries work? Check out our radical article “Lithium Ion vs Lead Acid Batteries” here.
350W Rear Hub Motor
Folding bikes tend to have either a 250W or a 350W Rear Hub Motor. The GB Carbon Light is equipped with the 350W for extra power when you need it most. A 250W is ideal for those who really don’t need that much assistance to get up hills though, since it is a bit lighter this makes it more suitable for road / speed bikes.
With a 350W, you get more torque and power so this is a perfect set-up for the GB Carbon Light. Reach maximum speeds of up to 20 miles or 32 kilometers per hour going on flat ground and even hold out it’s speed on slight inclines too like a low grade hill for example.
5 Level PAS System
For user-friendliness and ease of operation, the GB Carbon Light is equipped with 5 levels of assist to choose from, 1 being the lowest and 5 providing the highest level of assistance. There is no throttle on the Carbon Light, but that’s okay since throttles are not really necessary on folding bikes. Throttles are best used for Scooters, Motorcycles and Road bikes that are rigged up for speed and not-so-much portability or storage.
All of your trip’s information like speed, range, remaining battery charge, light settings and turn signals will be displayed here on an LED screen which is easy to read and tune to your preference. It is waterproof and functional in cold and hot temperatures, so you can take the Carbon Light just about everywhere except really mucky back roads and trails.
Shimano 7-speed Drivetrain
Sitting behind the crank is a Shimano 7-speed Drivetrain and Derailleur. These are used on hundreds of different bikes electric and regular types alike for their proven durability and function. Shiimano is the world leader in high quality yet affordable bicycle parts and gear. It’s one of the most used and recognized brands in the ebike and regular bicycle communities. Shift smoothly and securely all day long!
Electric Horn, Lights and Turn Signals
I was surprised when finding out that the GB Carbon Light is fully equipped for year round riding. So many folding bikes lack these features, if they are able to put them onto a regular size E-bike, why not do the same thing with a folding type bike? Aside from the handy USB charger for your phone and other devices, the Carbon Light is a 100% fully loaded package.
An Electric Horn announces your presence to unaware road users and pedestrians with a loud beep. Front and rear lights show off your grill & butt clearly and confidently with additional turning signals too. This is a must for me since I have had too many close calls where at night I have encountered near-accidents since we cyclists and motorcycle riders are harder to see on the road no matter who you are, so keep an eye out for each other and stay safe. Like I always say, “head on a swivel, eyes on the dime all the time!”.
Reflective & Puncture Resistant Tires
Another great safety feature for nighttime rides are the reflective tires. The wheels may only be 20″ but just a good strip of reflective material can make all the difference between being side-swiped or t-boned up the Yin Yang or not. In my reviews, I will always lean towards bikes with more safety features that enhance the whole experience and the GB Carbon Light fits the bill very well!
- 350W Brushless Rear Hub Motor
- 36V 10.4Ah Panasonic Lithium Ion battery
- LED Multi-functional Display
- 5 Level PAS System
- Max speed of 20 miles or 31 kilometers per hour
- Max range of 49 miles or 78.85 kilometers
- Front and Rear Lights
- Turning Signals
- Brake Lights
- Electric Horn
- USB Charging Port
- Reflective 20″ Tires
- Carbon Fiber Frame
- Weighs 37.5 lbs
- Wider Handlebars = More control
- Shimano 7-speed Drivetrain
- Tektro Mechanical Disc Brakes
- Kickstand included
This is one of the most affordable and loaded folding type of E-bikes out there. It’s compact, durable, and absolutely loaded with features that enhance safety and visibility on the road. It outclasses many regular size ebikes in the safety department where you would have to install front and rear lights or signals separately. They are not only more expensive, but don’t rock even nearly half of what the GB Carbon Light offers to the day to day rider like myself.
Green Bike has all the extra accessories that can fit onto the Carbon Light like panniers, splash guards and other desirable parts for their bikes available. Add your accessories to the cart then 123, you’re fully set for riding into the sunset! I rate the GB Carbon Light 100/100 for attention to detail, the consideration, and thoughtfulness for the customer’s safety that has been put into it by Green bike USA. Complete Pros, Cons and more observations can be found at the bottom of this review.
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GB Carbon Light Folding E-Bike$1275
- Lightweight Carbon Frame.
- Front & Rear Lights + Brake Light and Turning Signals.
- 36V 10.4Ah Panasonic Battery.
- A Mid-Drive Motor would have be a better option than the 350W Rear Hub Motor to match the quality of the Carbon Frame.
- The Battery is attached to the seat post which does not allow for installation of some accessories such as mounts for adding a pannier.
- Uses Mechanical Disc brakes, Hydraulic would have been better! Not a big deal for a folding bike though.