The ECOTRIC 20″ is one of those rare, full size electric mountain bikes still offering a fully folding frame. These designs are harder to come by these days, as many folding eBike models adopt a smaller, urban-use design. However, the ECOTRIC 20″ unapologetically boasts a beastly design, with 20″ fat tires offering riders greater grip and control on a number of tricky terrains. Alongside this, the super responsive front & rear disc brakes further offer riders enhanced control during sharp and sudden stops.
Offering offroad functionality and hill climbing capacity, the ECOTRIC perfectly suits use in both urban and country environments; adapted for both roadside and offroad use. All in all, the ECOTRIC certainly is a well built yet cost-effective electric mountain bike packed full of features. Discover more about this awesome folding mountain eBike below, in the rest of our ECOTRIC 20″ review.
Moving on to the speed, power & distance section of our ECOTRIC 20″ electric mountain bike review. Powered by a fairly humble 500 W motor, this mountain eBike offers a top speed of up to 20 mp/h, with an average range of approx. 18-23 miles (throttle only).
Riders can take it even further in pedal assist, squeezing out a few extra miles and getting some exercise. Furthermore, riders have a variety of modes to choose from, including pedal-only, pedalled assist and throttle only mode. Alongside this, the 7-speed transmission system means riders will always have the perfect gear for their situation.
Although there is no confirmed statement on the climbing grade of the ECOTRIC, we were able to find reviews claiming a grade of up to 35 degrees! If this is true, tackling tricky terrain and huge hills pose no threat to this excellent electric mountain bike; putting it firmly as one of our best electric bikes for hills.
All of this potent power and performance, whilst still supporting a max. weight of up to 220 lbs (100 kg)! Please note, variables such as rider weight, terrain, weather, incline, etc. will have an impact on overall performance.
How fast does it go?
20 mp/h (throttle only), with riders having the capacity to lend a leg to go faster.
What age/weight is it suitable for?
Whilst ECOTRIC make no official statement on the recommended age for this folding eBike, the recommended heights are between 5’1”and 5’9”. As such, we believe this electric mountain bike most suitable for adults and teenagers aged 13+, due to the power offered and height requirements. Furthermore, the ECOTRIC 20″ also supports weights up to 220 lbs (100 kg), over 4 times its own weight… pretty impressive!
What is the range/distance?
18-23 miles (electric only) – Riders are free to take it to pedalled assist mode and help squeeze out an extra few miles.
Battery Life & Charging
Moving on to the battery life & charging section of our ECOTRIC 20″ review and arguably one of the most important. After all, everyone wants a fast charging, high capacity battery to help deliver long range and a powerful performance. The ECOTRIC’s fully removable 36V 12ah Lithium-ion battery results in riders able to charge their battery from anywhere easily. Alongside this, the battery also locks into place on the bike, to prevent loss or theft. Unfortunately, this mountain eBike isn’t fitted with regenerative braking, although this is understandable when it’s sold for such a reasonable price.
Whilst not one of the fastest charging electric bikes the ECOTRIC 20″ does deliver a fairly reasonable charge time of 5-8 hours; still far faster than many similarly priced competitors that take in excess of 12+ hours to charge. Furthermore, the throttle-only range of up to 23 miles paired with charge time also make the ECOTRIC 20″ a viable commuting eBike; alongside also suiting off-road and recreational use. Rest assured, the batteries fitted in this electric mountain bike are all high quality Lithium-ion cells likely to last 3+ years. Find out more about the battery specifications of the ECOTRIC 20″ below.
How long does it take to charge?
Battery protection & safety
Unspecified – Whilst no official statement was made on battery protection, it’s safe to assume there is a smart battery management system in place. These battery management systems protect the battery against overvoltage, overheating, overcurrent, etc. Alongside this, manufacturers must adhere to strict standards and quality control, meeting a number of fire and electrical safety specifications.
How long will the battery last for?
For perspective, an average Lithium-ion battery has an approx. life of 500-1000+ charge cycles. As a high quality Lithium-ion battery, riders should expect the latter of 1000+ charge cycles before any faults arise. Even if you were to charge and ride daily, you would still struggle to reach this point in under 3+ years.
Design and Ergonomics
Moving on to the design & ergonomics section of our ECOTRIC 20″ review, in which this beastly eBike certainly excels. This fat tire electric mountain bike is clearly made to tackle tricky terrains and conquer hills; alongside including a number of handy features to also make it suitable for commuters. As mentioned previously, the battery is fully unlockable & removable, allowing riders to transport and charge their battery from anywhere easily.
Furthermore, this mountain eBike is also features a fully folding frame, allowing riders to easily & compactly pack-up, transport and store their ride. In terms of intended off-road functionality, the design is spot on; fat tires, high torque allegedly allowing up to 35 degrees climbing grade, dual disc brakes and more. The 7-speed transmission system means that riders will always find the perfect gear for the job.
Excellent ergonomics of the ECOTRIC 20″ also result in riders of a number of shapes and sizes enjoying a smooth and comfortable journey. The seat and handlebars are fully height adjustable, allowing you to tailor your eBike to perfectly suit your height; alongside the low, walk-through frame allowing riders to easily mount and dismount their eBike.
This especially benefits older riders and those with mobility issues, as they no longer have to hoist their leg over a waist-high frame. Furthermore, the frame is fashioned out of a lightweight yet highly durable aluminium alloy, aiding the ECOTRIC in attaining a weight of approx. 51.15 lbs (23.2 kg). All in all, this is one solid electric mountain bike and will certainly get you where you need to go, in comfort and style.
What material is it made from?
Aluminium alloy frame, 20″ rubber fat tires.
Can it be used as a regular bike?
Yes – riders can choose from pedal-assist, throttle-only and pedal-only mode.
Does it connect to your smartphone via app or Bluetooth?
Build quality and ease of use
As previously mentioned, the overall quality of the ECOTRIC is excellent, especially when you consider the price. Thanks to the previously mentioned walk-through frame, riders can easily mount and dismount their marvellous mountain eBike; especially handy for the elderly and those with mobility issues.
The lightweight yet highly durable aluminium frame results in a robust yet lightweight ride, weighing approx. 51.15 lbs (23.2 kg). Whilst this is still heavier than most other folding electric bikes, the off-road mountain bike design mean the ECOTRIC must be bigger and badder than the rest.
However whilst bigger, the ECOTRIC 20″ still neatly folds up for easy, compact transport and storage. Couple this with off-road functionality, decent range/charge time and you start to realise just how versatile this folding electric mountain bike is.
The super responsive front & rear disc brakes give riders greater control and precision during sharp, sudden stops. Alongside this, the fat tires also offer increased grip and control on a number of tricky terrains. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; the ECOTRIC 20″ is a high quality, solidly built mountain eBike at a crazily cost-effective price.
Safety and usability on the road
Moving on to one of the last sections of our ECOTRIC 20″ review, safety and usability on the road. As we all know, everyone values their safety or the safety of their friends with the upmost importance. Nobody wants to risk their life every time they hop on their bike for work, and you don’t have to. The ECOTRIC 20″ is adapted for both roadside and off-road use, truly one of the more versatile folding electric bikes we’ve reviewed.
Alongside this, the remarkably responsive front & rear disc brakes allow for serious stopping power and control during sharp, sudden stops. Furthermore, the ECOTRIC 20″ also features a front headlight with rear reflector strips to help you stay seen and safe during darker days. However, we insist that riders always wear adequate safety gear when riding on the road or at night, such as a high visibility jacket and helmet.
Is the ECOTRIC 20″ waterproof?
Unspecified – Whilst the exact waterproof rating is unspecified, most models offer resistance against moderate sustained water pressure and dust ingress. We recommend contacting the manufacturer for more information. Learn about IP ratings here.
Ecotric 20″ eBike spares & accessories
Whilst providing the public with a variety of exciting eBikes, Ecotric also offers a number of spares & accessories for the Ecotric 20″ eBike; alongside the vast majority of their other models. These Ecotric 20″ eBike spares & accessories are a great way to repair or enhance the quality of your ride. Should any components start to fail, these Ecotric 20″ eBike spares/accessories allow you to easily and effectively repair them yourself.
Browse batteries, brake pads, brake levers, fenders, chargers, phone mounts and much more. Discover the full range of Ecotric 20″ eBike spares & accessories; or continue reading our 2021 Ecotric 20″ eBike review for Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals, discounts and coupons.
Restrictions and availability
As far as we’re aware, the ECOTRIC 20″ ships worldwide and to all continents, with obvious exceptions for certain countries. However, we recommend that you double check your local laws and regulations to ensure your region allows accommodates such alternative electric travel. As always, thanks for reading our ECOTRIC 20″ 2021 review, we hope we were able to answer any questions about your potential dream eBike.
This section contains a variety of Ecotric 20″ discount coupons and promo codes for 2021. Here you’ll find a number of active Ecotric discount codes for both the 20″ fat tire eBike and a number of general promos. Please note, does not cover Black Friday/Cyber Monday or the relevant Ecotric coupons/promo codes; feel free to scroll up and view our Black Friday section if you haven’t already.
Whilst we make every attempt to update our coupon lists as much as possible, please note that some may have already expired. If you encounter a coupon code that doesn’t work or find one we’ve missed, please contact us or leave a comment.
ECOTRIC 20″ Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2021
Many will wonder, what are the possibilities of some juicy ECOTRIC 20″ Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals this 2021? Although already incredibly cost-effective, many still wish to save even more money. In this section, we analyse a number of listings, their price history and other data to determine the likelihood of any Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals. As we can see from the price charts, the price spiked in October, before dropping a little over the original price in November. After this, the price rose a little more, before dropping drastically before Christmas, where it remains the same price to this day.
From this price data, it looks like ECOTRIC raised the prices before Black Friday and Christmas in order to lower them for the illusion of a deal. Alongside this, we found evidence of ECOTRIC participating with a number of Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales throughout previous years.
Whether or not they will do the same for 2021 remains a mystery, however ensure you check back here closer to the date and stay updated. As always, keep your eyes open and check back here for any updates closer to the date. For those still seeking savings, check our our electric bike Black Friday & top picks of 2021 article.
ECOTRIC 20" Review Summary
Ecotric have pulled through once more with an exciting, fully folding fat tire electric bike. It's exceptionally rare to see a folding bike with such potent off-road functionality, especially for such a competitive price. It's 500W motor propels it to a fair top speed of 20 mp/h, however the lacklustre 18-23 mile range could use some improvement. However, please note that this figure is from using throttle only, with no pedal assist. Riders willing to lend a leg will definitely get much greater mileage. Speaking of, riders can choose from 3 riding modes; pedal & walk assist or throttle only. We feel like this short summary won't do this fat tire eBike justice, so learn more about this model below in the rest of our Ecotric 20" fat tire eBike reivew for 2021!