Electric Bike VS Folding Bike for Camping

We’ve all seen the buzz around electric bikes these days, especially when traveling in an RV or on road trips. But what about getting a folding bike for camping?

Folding Bike for Camping VS Electric Bikes

3 Big Advantages of Foldable Bikes:

VW Camper Van Parked By the Ocean1. Foldable Bikes Save Space: If you camp in a smaller vehicle, such as a van or car, an electric bike can take up a lot of space. Alternatively, you can store it on the back of your vehicle. But then, you need to buy a rack and worry about theft.

2. Folding Bikes Weigh Less: In addition, electric bikes tend to weigh more – about twice as heavy as a non-motorized version. Not to mention, they cost more too.

3. They Also Cost Less: In fact, with all of the money and space you can save, you can purchase 2 folding bikes vs 1 electric bike. That’s why I decided to try out the Zizzo Campo.

The $300-ish economical price, compact size and portability were the key selling points I needed for car camping. I prefer the more versatile features over having a motor because I plan to use it for short trips and exercise.

Foldable Ancheer Electric Bike for Easy Transport, CampingOn the other hand, if you want a 2-wheeler for longer excursions, hills or a more leisurely ride, you may want to get a motorized bike instead.

Actually, when comparing different models, I discovered that you can get a foldable e-bike too!)

How to Fold a Foldable Bike:

This bike arrives folded, so you quickly see how is assembles when you unfold it. It involves just a few steps, which only take about 30 seconds.

Consequently, I found the Zizzo really convenient to assemble and collapse. Plus, the pedals fold flat to save even more space. And, the seat post acts as a tripod, so the collapsed frame doesn’t fall over.

Although some people complain about the seat being uncomfortable, I found the wide saddle comfortable enough. Considering I don’t plan on riding it for long periods, I think it will work just fine. That said, I can easily switch it out for an upgraded seat should I change my mind. No big deal.

Specs for the Zizzo Folding Bike for Camping:

  • Folded Dimensions: 27″ Tall x 31″ Long x 12.5″ Wide
  • Linear Pull “Power” 110mm V-Style BrakesZizzo Campo Folding Bike for Camping
  • Frame: Aluminum Alloy
  • Tires: 20″
  • Weight: 28 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 240 lbs
  • 2 Colors: Black or White
  • Derailleur: 7 Speed Shimano
  • Model: Campo
  • Manufacturer: Zizzo
  • For Sale: Where to Buy the Zizzo Bike

Ancheer Foldable E-Bike:

  • Folded Dimensions: 31.5″ Long x 27″ Tall x 19″ Wide
  • Motor: 48V 350W High Speed Brushless Gear Motor
  • Battery: Lithium-ion 48V 10.4AhAncheer Foldable Electric Bike for Camping
  • Approximately 30 Miles per Charge
  • Brakes: Front & Rear Disc Brakes
  • Frame: Aluminum Alloy
  • Tires: 20″
  • Weight: 50 lbs (with battery)
  • Weight Capacity: 330 lbs
  • Derailleur: 7 Speed Shimano
  • Max Speed: 20 mph
  • 2 Color Options: White or Black
  • Manufacturer: Ancheer
  • For Sale: Where to Get the eBike

Ecotric Folding Electric Bike with Fat Tires:

  • Motor: Rear Hub 36V 500WEcotric Fat Tire Electric Bike - Foldable
  • Battery: 36V 12AH
  • Charging Time: 5-8 Hours
  • Battery Life: 400-600 Cycles
  • Brakes: Mechanical Disc 160mm Rotor (front & rear)
  • Frame: Aluminum Alloy
  • Tires: 20″ × 4″ Fat Tires
  • Weight: 56 lbs (with battery)
  • Weight Capacity: 200 lbs
  • Derailleur: 7 Speed Shimano
  • Model #: FAT20810-WB
  • Manufacturer: Ecotric
  • For Sale: Where to Buy the Ecotric Bike


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