Review of: Ancheer Folding Electric Bike (Rambler model)
Use for: road and off-road riding. Suitable for riders 5’1″ – 6’3″.
Load Capacity: 330 lbs.
Floor-to-seat height: 80-100cm. (adjustable seat height)
Shimano 21-speed professional transmission system.
Ancheer 26-Inch Folding Electric Mountain Bike Review
Introducing: the Ancheer Folding Electric Mountain Bike
- 26″ folding mountain bike
- 250w hub motor
- 36V 8AH lithium-ion battery
- 21-speed Shimano transmission system
- front and rear shock absorbers
- mechanical front and rear disc brakes
- bright LED headlight and a reflector at the rear
3 Riding Modes
You can select between 3 riding modes:
- Pedal only (no motor power)
- Pedal-assist (pedal and motor power)
- Pure electric (motor power only).
You can easily control your riding speed by selecting your desired power mode on the handlebar’s display panel.
On the right-hand side of the handlebar you will find the Shimano gear-shift mechanism, the throttle, headlight switch and horn. On the left-hand side is the power mode selection panel. Here you can power on/off the bike and select the level of power you wish to use.
When you start pedaling, pedal-assist power mode kicks in. It feels as if someone is pushing you from behind, which is quite amazing. If you want to use the throttle, select “Low” power mode on your Key Display, then press “Low” one more time. Now, when you carefully turn the throttle toward you, the bike will propel itself forward using battery power while you relax and enjoy the view.
Battery and Charger
The lithium-ion 36v 8AH battery and charger are included with the bike. The battery is housed in a zipper pouch immediately in front of the handlebar, above the headlight. In very cold weather, the battery tends to discharge more rapidly when you’re riding.
A word of warning: the electrical cables are clasped together by nylon cable ties, the cut-off ends of which tend to be quite sharp and capable of scratching your skin.
Recharging the Battery
The battery charger is situated on the down-bar in front of the seat bar. On the right-hand side is a little port where you plug in the charger cable to recharge your battery. Unfortunately, the battery can only be charged on the bike; you can’t remove it to charge at your place of work or elsewhere away from the bike.
Hub Motor and Throttle
The Rambler-style Ancheer is propelled by a 250W motor which can achieve a top speed of around 17 mph, depending on prevailing conditions. You’ll find the electric throttle on the right-side handlebar grip. The more you twist the throttle towards you, the faster you’ll go.
Front and rear wheels have dual disc brakes. They provide strong braking power to protect your riding safety.
Wheels, Tires and Fenders
Unlike regular mountain bike wheels, the Ancheer’s double-layer aluminum alloy wheels have a rather slim profile, almost as with a road bike. Tire measurements are 26″ x 1.95″. They can take a pressure of 40-65 PSI.
It’s highly recommended that you do not omit attaching the fenders to the bike. Apart from the fenders protecting you from muddy splashes, there are more important reasons for having them in place:
There’s a hole in the frame to accommodate the screw that holds the rear fender in place; if you don’t have the fender on and you ride in the rain or wash your bike, water could enter the tubing and affect the sensor where the crank is. The sensor tells the bike how much assist to give; if you have water coming in there, it could damage the sensor.
Frame and Saddle
There are 2 holes on the upper side of the aluminum frame which could be used for attaching a water bottle etc. Just behind that is the hinge mechanism for folding and unfolding the bike.
The saddle is not padded and you might find it comfortable. In that case, you should consider getting a different saddle for the bike. The stand on which it’s mounted is also quite short, which might not suit a long-legged rider.
The front and rear suspension means you have the most comfortable ride possible over rough ground.
About the Kick-Stand:
The kick-stand is situated in such a position where your left foot comes very close to it when you pedal. You might find that your shoe snags it as you pedal.
Rear shock absorber area
Remember, ebike electrical components are typically water-resistant but not waterproof. It is therefore not recommended that you ride in heavy rain. A short ride in light rain is OK – just dry off your bike with a towel when you get home and you should be fine.