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Calipso folding electric fat bike



8FUN 36v x 250W Power Rating - 612 Watts Max Power - 45 Newton Metres - Intelligent Brushless Rear Hub

8FUN 36v x 500W Power Rating - 800 Watts Max Power - 80 Newton Metres - Intelligent Brushless Rear Hub

8FUN 48V x 1000W Power Rating - 1500 Watts Max Power -160 Newton Metres - Mid-drive motor


36V x 17A (250w)  / 36v x 22A (500w) / 48v x 30A (1000w) - PAS (Pedal Assist System)


LED (3 speeds, switch on and off the electrical system, battery status indicator, turn on and off the lights)

Digital (LCD screen, 5 speeds, features including km counter, road legal throttle for speeds up to 6km/h, turn on and off the lights, limit max speed and more)


Li-ion - 36V x 11Ah SAMSUNG


Smart 100-240V / 50-60Hz / 2A

Charging time:

4.5 - 5.5 Hours



Max Speed: 28 Km/h / 40km/h

Range: 45-60 Km

Max Load: 135 Kg



Frame: 6061 aluminium

Handlebar: ZOOM Folding - Aluminium height adjustable.

Rims: Aluminium double-walled 80mm

Wheels: KENDA 20 x 4.125

Spokes: Steel/Carbon with Copper reinforced heads

Chain: Reinforced KMC

Brakes: Front/Rear - Shimano M375 Disc brakes

Discs: Rear - 160 mm / Front - 180 mm

Gear system: SHIMANO ALTUS 8 Speed 

Lights: F/R - high power LED

Saddle: BLK spring reinforced

Front Fork: Zoom suspension

Suspension: PROMAX seatpost suspension



5 years on the frame.

2 years on the mechanical parts.

2 years on the electrical system.



Length 175cm
Handlebar Width 63.5cm
Max Handlebar Height 110cm
Min Handlebar Height 95cm

Bike Weight: 18.9kg

Battery Weight: 2.98kg

Total Weight: 21.88kg

Wheel Size: 20"



Height: 82 cm

Length 91cm
Handlebar Width 63.5cm
Bike width w/o handlebar 48cm


Folding electric Calipso description

Just like Calypso in Greek mythology, the qualities of this folding electric bicycle are able to make cyclists forget anything they’ve ever tried before. We have added extra features to the obvious advantages of this type of geometry to make it a good option for those who are looking to move around town speedily and comfortably. It is part of the RodArs group of folding electric bikes with stepthrough frames that provide easy mounting and dismounting, the standout models are the Pocket (20 inch), Gran Calipso (24 inch), and the Coure (26 inch) models and the Fatty and Rocketball models featuring fat bike 20 inch wheels.

The base model features a rear hub 8FUN 250 Watt power rated motor, which can take us up to speeds of 25 kilometres per hour, at which point assistance cuts out. However, you can customise your Calipso by choosing two variants that will propel you to speeds of up to 42 kilometres per hour: a rear 500 Watts version, and a mid-drive 1000 Watts version, which includes a 9 speed colour digital display and throttle. All these options for the electrical system come with a 2 year warranty.

A Samsung Li-ion 11 Amp battery ensures a range of between 50 to70 kilometres with the 250w motor, although, in practice, it will depend on a range of factors. For cyclists who like having a lot of power, Bikelec offers the option of choosing between several battery options up to 24 Amps. Those who prefer having more levels to control the assistance can replace the on-board computer featuring a 3 speed LED screen with an LCD screen one offering 5 speeds and other features such as a km counter, road legal throttle for speeds up to 6 kilometres per hour and the option of limiting the top speed. The electrical system can also be modified by installing a throttle.

The Calipso’s size and handling aren’t its only surprises, it also offers great stability to overcome any obstacles in your way. Excellent weight distribution on the light and sturdy 6061 aluminium frame, which comes with a 5 year warranty, as well as its 20 inch wheels, with 4 inch wide Kenda fat tyres, provide this little rocket with all the balance and suspension you need to navigate through traffic. The rider can easily take on cobbles or streets in poor condition comfortably and stably thanks to the large wheels with front suspension, the BLK spring reinforced saddle, and PROMAX suspension on the seatpost. The ZOOM handlebar can be adjusted to the correct, comfortable riding position.

The front and rear M375 disc brakes of the base model, produced by the cutting-edge Shimano firm, offer powerful braking and control, although they can also be replaced, if you choose, with a hydraulic Shimano system. These make a great pairing if you choose a 500 or 1000 Watt motor.

With due use of the assistance and the 8 speeds offered by the proven, precise Shimano gear system, the rider will turn heads as they happily climb steep slopes whilst pedalling at their normal pace.

Night riding will be no problem at all with the high power front and rear LED lights, which will light up the way and alert drivers and pedestrians to our presence. If you choose this folding bike for your everyday journeys to work, university, or school you can add a front basket, mounted on the head tube, that can hold up to 10 kilograms, or a rear basket, which can hold up to 25 kilograms. The rear basket comes with lights, to boost the standard lighting, which like everything else you can operate from the controls on the handlebar.



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