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July 28, 2023

Emerald Folding Ebike Review

An in-depth look at this high-value folding ebike from Arkansas-based Emerald.

Over the past several years, the ebike space has become crowded with countless manufacturers, from large heritage bicycle companies to niche startup brands. For that reason, choosing an ebike, even in a specific category such as folding models, has become an overwhelming decision. It’s easy to go with some of the big name brands that occupy a larger volume of the market, and this can often be a good decision, but ignoring some of the smaller up-and-coming brands out there could mean missing out on the perfect vehicle for you. 

We want to shine the spotlight on Emerald, as one of those emerging brands that has recently released an impressively high quality, high value folding ebike. There are several aspects of this bike that makes it stand out, the first being its appearance - the modern three-spoke wheels, tan-walled tires, and black frame is a very clean look.

Many companies out there have chosen to focus on performance at the expense of the actual appearance of their products - Emerald has not. In fact, the Emerald Folding Ebike comes ready with some useful components and high quality features as well. It’s equipped with a 750 W peak motor and a 48V Samsung battery, and it offers five different power levels, helping you closely manage your speed and battery range. Additionally, this model comes standard with a Shimano 7-speed drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes.

Lastly, the bike has multiple folding points for compact storage at home, and a removable battery for a seamless charging experience. This entire package comes in at an MSRP of $1,499, which is certainly a fair asking price for what you’re getting. 

As we discussed, burgeoning players such as Emerald can often be overlooked due to the sheer size of the ebike market, but clearly they’re offering a product that is worth considering. The Emerald Folding Ebike brings just as much convenience and value to the table as its more well-known competitors, and pulling the trigger on this bike means getting involved with a young brand that will probably offer a more personal and meaningful post-purchase experience than a large corporation.

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What other reviewers are saying

9 Reasons to Buy The Emerald Fold

  • Excellent folding mechanism with simple levers
  • 7 speed Shimano derailer makes changing gears super easy
  • Great power with a 750w peak motor
  • Range up to 55 miles
  • Pedal assist with 5 gears
  • Semi slick tires with puncture resistance
  • The Justek saddle is super comfortable
  • Samsung battery, UL 1642 certified
  • 5 year limited warranty
  • 3 spoke magnesium wheels that are low on maintenance

1 Reason Not to Buy

  • Top Speed is limited to 20 MPH (this may be a feature for you!)



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Bottom Line

Overall, the Emerald Fold Ebike is a great option for anyone looking for a reliable and affordable folding electric bike. It is perfect for commuting, errands, and exploring, and it is easy and elegant to store and transport.


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