The motor powering Micro Edition is a geared rear-hub design offering 250 watts of output (Bosch). That’s pretty powerful for even a full sized
The battery pack offers ~48 volts of power and 12 amp hours of capacity. The Lithium Iron Phosphate chemistry is known for being relatively light weight, durable and heat resistant.
The control system on this bike is relatively straight forward, once the pack is charged and mounted on the rear rack (you can also charge while it’s mounted) just insert the key and twist the throttle. Unlike some fancier bikes, this one only provides a twist throttle and there’s no LCD display readout for speed, power mode or remaining battery level. Instead, you have three LED’s to reference which act as a basic guide for how full the battery is. While this setup may be simple, it’s also intuitive and just about anyone can hop right on and use it without issue. The parts are basic and help to keep the overall price of the bike low.
The Micro Edition does some important things very well: it folds and is powerful. While the design isn’t as refined, balanced or sleek as some other folding e bikes it also costs less. Some of the components are really quite nice and the two year warranty is solid. While I appreciate pedal assist, the 40+ mile range of this twist throttle setup is quite satisfying and with the addition of a backpack the whole rear rack storage thing becomes less of an