Gocycle will preview its new fast-folding GXi model at the 2019 Cycle Show, ahead of it joining the brand’s four model 2020 line-up.
The brand’s newest model will offer the “ultimate blend of design purity, convenience of fast-folding, and exceptional rider fit and riding dynamics”. Its technology includes a patented automotive-inspired Daytime Running Light (DRL), LED cockpit and Gocycle’s electronic predictive shifting.
GXi’s ‘fast-folding’ frame enables users to fold and stow the bike in just ten seconds, the brand has said, while housing a fully-integrated 375 Wh battery. All electronics are routed through the frame.
Richard Thorpe, designer of Gocycle, said: “At Gocycle we are driven by the pursuit of perfection, taking a ‘no-compromises’ approach to continuous improvement of our products to make them even more urban rider-focused than ever.
“The GXi builds on the success of our G3 platform and now with our fast folding technology, it offers an incredibly compelling package for savvy urban commuters currently turned off by heavier, compromised traditional folding bikes.
“Each GXi technology has been carefully engineered to work together in complete integration. We have always been focused on excellent riding dynamics and rider fit. Whether that’s providing more versatility, improving safety or helping Gocycle riders
to have more fun – everything has a purpose.”
The introduction of the GXi comes after the launch of its stablemate, the GX, into the market in June. The GX was named ‘Best Electric Bike’ by T3 Magazine at its annual awards.
GXi adopts the hydroformed aluminium frame of the fast-folding GX, mated to Gocycle’s proven and patented magnesium Cleandrive system and world speed record PitstopWheels. Gocycle’s newest family member has a fully-integrated design with a quick removable 375 Wh battery housed in the GXi’s ‘fast-folding’ frame that provides a range of up to 50 miles (80km) with a four-hour charge time.
Owners can specify their GXi in one of three Gocycle colour options: matt black, white or gunmetal grey.
The GXi comes with a bespoke cockpit on the handlebar presenting all the information a rider needs on a streamlined, F1 inspired LED dash that displays battery level, driving mode, speed and gear position. It will feature Gocycle’s predictive electronic gear shift which automatically downshifts through the gears when slowing down.
The Cycle Show debutant will be fitted with Gocycle’s patented automotive-inspired Daytime Running Light (DRL). The DRL employs Gocycle’s unique proprietary light pipe design and technology which enhances the safety of riders by ensuring they can be seen from further away.
It will feature Gocycle’s lightweight all-weather tyre as standard which provides all of the dynamic capabilities of the performance tyre with enhanced grip and puncture resistance. GXi also comes with high quality, lightweight MKS detachable pedals providing a stiff pedal platform.
GXi will be compatible with Gocycle’s key own designed accessories for the commuter such as mudguards, lights, rear pannier rack, and bespoke front pannier system. It is also compatible with the GocycleConnect App, which provides customised driving modes as well as health statistics such as calories burned, maximum and average pedal power.
The new GXi will sit alongside the all-rounder Gocycle GS, ‘fast-folding’ GX and Gocycle G3 Carbon to complete the brand’s 2020 line-up.
Visit the 2019 Cycle Show at Birmingham’s NEC exhibition centre to meet the team and view the Gocycle range between 12th to 15th September.