by Lars Hundley
- Ebike folds up so you can load the bike in the trunk of most cars.
- Up to 55 miles of riding range, depending on level of motor assist and weight carried.
- Bright LCD display that shows speed, odometer, battery level, etc.
- Rear blinkers and brake light.
- Beefy mag wheels.
- Powerful 750 watt motor
- Front and rear suspension for a very comfortable ride.
- If you want to remove the battery to take it inside to charge separately, you have to fold the frame open, but it takes less than a minute.
How obtained: Manufacturer shipped the ebike at their cost for review.
After testing a large of different ebike types over time, I’m always surprised at how many different niches there are within the category. This was my first folding ebike, and I was curious what one would be like. It seemed like an interesting design for someone who wanted to either carry the bike in their car trunk or perhaps an RV, or someone who needed to keep it inside an apartment but had little space for it.
Assembling the bike did not take very long, because the bike came mostly pre-assembled. The only part I found a little difficult was getting the front wheel on the first time, because it required bolting on and had no quick release. The quick release is not necessary since the entire bike folds smaller.
Heybike Tyson Specs
- Battery: 48V 15Ah
- Fast Charger: 48V 4A
- Charging Time: 4-5 Hours
- Hub Motor: 750W Brushless Gear Motor
- Max Range: Up to 55 Miles with Pedal Assist, less with throttle only
- Max Load: 400 Lbs
- Ebike Class: Class 3 (goes up to 28 mph)
- Display Capability: 4G Mobile App Sync
- Front Fork: Hydraulic Suspension Front Fork
- Brakes: Hydraulic Disc Brakes System
- Folded Dimensions: 38″ x 36″ x 25″
- Bike Weight: 77 Lbs
The Heybike Tyson features hydraulic disc brakes, which are more powerful than less expensive mechanical brakes. With hydraulic brakes, riders can expect better stopping power and improved control when riding in a variety of conditions. Whether you are braking on steep hills or trying to slow down in wet weather, you’ll get a more reliable stopping experience.
The Heybike Tyson ebike comes equipped with a rear rack that is both convenient and sturdy. This rack is an excellent option for those who prefer to carry items on their bike instead of in a backpack, and it gives you a big enough platform for groceries or other gear. The rear rack also includes an integrated brake light and blinkers that can be controlled directly from the handlebars, making it an even more functional addition to the ebike.
The Heybike Tyson comes equipped with a hidden and removable 48V 15Ah battery that hides within the bike’s frame. This design not only makes the bike look sleeker, but also adds an extra level of security, as it makes it harder for potential thieves to steal the battery. With a full charge, the battery can provide up to 55 miles of riding range, depending on factors such as rider weight, level of pedal assist, and terrain. When the battery needs to be charged, it only takes 4-5 hours to fully charge it.
The battery is easy to remove when you fold the frame for storage or transportation, so that you can take it inside and charge it separately from the bike. (You can also charge it while it’s inside the frame if you want.)
The Heybike Tyson comes with mag wheels and beefy 4-inch wide tires, providing riders with excellent grip and stability on the road. The knobby treads on the tires make it easy to maintain traction on rougher terrain such as gravel roads. The big air volume from the wide tires, combined with the dual suspension, gave me a comfortable ride even on bumpy surfaces. The ebike also comes equipped with fenders to keep you dry during wet rides, which is essential for any bike that you plan to use for commuting or in less than perfect weather.
I was worried that the smaller diameter wheels would feel funny compared to bigger 27.5 or 29 inch wheels, but they they felt like a regular ebike when I was riding it. Overall, the tires and wheels of the Heybike Tyson felt safe even at the higher end of the top speed of the class 3 ebike.
The 750w electric motor provided plenty of power for the ebike, but was tuned well so that it did not feel scary. By choosing your level of pedal assist, you can control the top speed of how fast it will go when you’re pedaling. So if you want to cruise around at a slower, neighborhood type of speed you’ll set it at level 1 or 2. If you want to take it to the class 3 limit of 28 mph, you’ll have to put the assist to level 5 and keep pedaling like you mean it to get it up there. So it’s not going to zoom you up to a super high speed when you don’t intend it to go that fast. The throttle lets you ride it without pedaling at all, which is useful when you’re at a stop light with other traffic around or stopped on an uphill. Throttle only is limited to 20 mph, which I find to be a safer approach.
One cool feature of the Heybike ebike that I had not experienced before was an app that connects with the bike via Bluetooth and then allows you to lock and unlock the bike when you are close to it. The app was downloadable directly from the iPhone app store (and also works with Android phones), and it quickly connected with the bike with no problems.
The bike battery is fully enclosed inside the frame, which gives the bike a sleeker look but also protects the battery from poor weather and potential thieves. It is locked in place, so once you fold the bike, you can pull it out quickly and easily after unlocking it. If you prefer, you can keep the battery in place and charge it through a charging port that goes into the frame.
The bike folds at a hinge in the frame that you can quickly unlock. The handlebars also have a locking hinge that allows you to fold them downward as you fold the bike together, and there’s a metal stand under the bottom bracket to set the bike down on so that it is not resting on the cranks. It takes less than a minute to fold up, but it’s still quite heavy at 77 pounds, so it is a beast to lift in its folded state.
It’s hard to capture a photo that illustrates it well, but the rear taillight and blinker is one of my favorite features of the bike, because you can indicate your turns from the controller on the handlebars and don’t have to take your hands off the handlebars to signal the direction of your turn.
The screen of the bike is plenty bright and easy to read, and lets you easily see your speed and your level of pedal assist, and whether you have the headlight and taillights turned on, etc.
One of the most important features of an ebike that you plan to use for more than just “fun” riding is a good rack. The Tyson’s rear rack that allows you to carry your stuff safely and not depend on a backpack.
The locking hinge that allows you to fold up the Tyson ebike has a brass button that you need to press down in order to release it and fold it. You’ll also notice the port where you can charge the ebike without removing the battery if you prefer.
The short travel rear shock on the Tyson was perfect for riding on rough streets or gravel paths, especially combined with the front suspension shock. The dual suspension gives the tires a good grip on the road and also makes it more comfortable to ride than a bike with no suspension, or only front suspension.
Heybike went with branded Shimano shifters and rear derailleur, which worked just as well as you’d expect from Shimano. You can also see the thumb throttle in this photo, which allows you to ride the bike without pedaling up to 20 mph. To reach the higher 28 mph class 3 speed, you’ll need to also pedal.
Here you can see the controllers for the bike, including the lights, blinkers, horn, power button and plus and minus button that adjusts the level of power assist.
The Tyson comes with a large comfort saddle with a center channel in it that is well padded. It’s comfortable enough for riding around in your regular clothes.
Here you can see the sturdy mag spokes, the large diameter brake rotor and the hydraulic brakes, along with the front fender to keep any water from splashing up on you from wet streets. The tires are a very wide 4 inches like a fat bike tire, so there’s a big patch of rubber on the road that feels safe as you accelerate and brake. The only thing I didn’t like about the tires is that they did not have any reflective sidewalls, but the mag wheel itself has a reflector, so you’ll still be seen when headlights shine on you from the side.
Overall, the Heybike Tyson ebike packs a punch with its combination of power, comfort, and functionality. The bike’s foldability makes it a practical option for urban riders who need to carry or store it in compact spaces. With its impressive range and punchy 750w motor, this e-bike could be a good fit for commuters or riders looking for a bike with the additional comfort that comes from dual suspension. I liked the integrated light system and blinkers for better visibility, and the convenience of the Bluetooth enabled lock system.
- The Heybike Tyson is a folding e-bike featuring both front and rear suspension.
- Its 750W motor provides substantial power for various terrains.
- The bike’s battery, integrated within the frame, can offer up to 55 miles of range depending on riding conditions.
- The bike’s weight, at 77 pounds, could make it challenging to lift when folded.
- The Tyson’s mag wheels and 4-inch wide tires contribute to the bike’s overall stability.
- Notable features include a rear rack with integrated brake light and blinkers, a Bluetooth compatible app for locking/unlocking, and hydraulic disc brakes.
- The bike’s folding mechanism is quick and efficient, but battery removal for separate charging requires the frame to be opened.
- The bike is equipped with a large comfort saddle and clear, bright LCD display.