How to Fold a GOTRAX Folding Electric Bike

How to Fold a GOTRAX Folding Electric Bike - GOTRAX

Folding electric bikes are some of the most convenient e-bikes for all kinds of riders. Whether you need to take your ride with you on public transport, are looking to haul a bike without the use of a bike rack, or want to store your bike in a tight space like a dorm or apartment, riders love the versatility of a folding electric bike. 

While folding an e-bike can be a pretty simple process, the steps may not come naturally to you until you get some practice folding and unfolding your ride. That’s why today, we’re going over the steps you need to take to fold or unfold our most popular models of folding electric bikes. 

These instructions should work for most GOTRAX folding electric bikes. If these instructions don’t quite work for your GOTRAX e-bike model, don’t worry: you can still find instructions for folding and unfolding your electric bike. Just check your user manual for detailed instructions on how to fold your specific model of GOTRAX e-bike. Don’t have your manual anymore? You can access a digital version of all of our e-bike manuals here.

Folding the Handlebars

A woman folding the handlebars of the GOTRAX F1 Folding Electric Bike.

The handlebars are the most common foldable feature on GOTRAX electric bikes, and their folding process is fairly simple.

  1. Open the handlebar folding clamp. To do so, you will need to push in the safety buckle on the side of the clamp and pull the clamp outwards at the same time.
  2. The handlebars and stem should now be foldable. Move the handlebars downward; they should hang adjacent to the frame of the bike.

Folding the Pedals

A woman folding the pedals of the GOTRAX F1 Folding Electric Bike.

A number of folding electric bikes come with folding pedals for the most compact ride possible. To fold the pedals, you’ll need to follow these steps.

  1. Press the pedals inward, toward the frame of the bike.
  2. At the same time, lift the pedal upward.

Folding the Frame

A woman folding the frame of the GOTRAX F1 Folding Electric Bike.

The most convenient part of a fully folding e-bike is the ability to fold their frames in half. These compact and portable rides are easy to fold and unfold, and they’re a breeze to store and carry in their folded forms. To fold almost any GOTRAX folding e-bike, including the EBE1, EBE4, F1, F2, F3, or F5, follow the steps below:

  1. Make sure the crankset is adjusted to a 9 o’clock position.
  2. Open the frame folding clamp by pushing in the safety buckle and pulling the clamp outward at the same time.
  3. The frame should now be foldable. Fold the frame so that the front and rear wheels are directly next to one another.

By following these steps, you should be able to successfully fold your GOTRAX folding e-bike. The exact details of each step may vary slightly depending on the model of your bike, so if you’re having issues, be sure to consult your user manual for the instructions specific to your bike. If you’re still having trouble after consulting your manual, feel free to reach out to our customer service. If you're having any other issues with your folding e-bike, you can check out our troubleshooting guide for potential solutions to your problem.

No matter where or what you ride, be sure to stay safe, follow the rules of the road, and always wear your helmet!

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