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Mycle Compact Review – A Stylish and Affordable Folding E-Bike

The Mycle Compact is a London-based e-bike that offers an affordable option for urban commuting. This review explores the bike’s specifications, comfort, and overall riding experience.


Mycle is a new player in the e-bike market, offering a variety of affordable electric bikes. Their range includes cargo bikes, step-through models, and even fat tire e-bikes.

Key Features

The Mycle Compact stands out in the folding e-bike market for its assembly in the UK, which promises better quality control compared to most budget e-bikes assembled in China. It features a 250w 36v brushless hub motor that is smooth and quiet, along with a 36v 6.4Ah seat post battery made of high-quality LG cells. The battery’s 30km range is realistic for its size. The bike also has adjustable steering height, mudguards, and a pannier rack – all beneficial for daily commuting.


  • Motor: 36v 250w brushless, geared hub motor
  • Battery: 230Wh using LG cells
  • Battery Range: Realistic 30 km per charge
  • Charge Time: Up to 4 hours
  • Top Speed: 15.5 mph (25 km/h)
  • Weight: 17.5 kg
  • Maximum Load: 115kg
  • Gearing: Shimano Tourney 7-speed with trigger shifter
  • Brakes: Mechanical disc brakes
  • Accessories: Kickstand, mudguards, pannier rack, front light
  • Price: £999

Unboxing and First Impressions

The delivery was prompt and service excellent. The bike arrived in perfect condition and setting it up was straightforward. The quality finish is evident, and the bike sports a classy, retro look with its brown saddle and grips against gloss white paintwork.

Test Ride Experience

The bike performed well on a demanding 10-mile test route. Despite being 6’1″, I found the bike comfortable. The pedal-assist system was smooth, though not as refined as a torque sensor. The hill-climbing capability was adequate for its motor size. The display was easy to use and reliable. On a hilly route, the battery performance was acceptable, and I anticipate a lighter rider could get around 25 miles on a charge. The brakes and gear shifting were impressive, and the bike was comfortable overall.

Handling and Performance Without Assist

The Mycle Compact handles well, feeling lively on bends and stable on descents. Pedaling without assist was comparable to a regular folding e-bike, with the extra weight noticeable only on inclines.

Sizing and Folding

The bike caters to various heights, and the folding mechanism works efficiently.

Conclusion of Test Ride

The Mycle Compact is a pleasant and predictable folding e-bike, ideal for urban riding. However, it struggles with steep hills.

Target Audience

This e-bike is perfect for urban riders due to its light weight, handling, and narrow handlebars, making it ideal for daily commutes and errands.

Final Thoughts

The Mycle Compact doesn’t stand out with special features but offers solid performance, especially for its price point of around £1000. Its UK assembly ensures quality control, and its stylish design is appealing.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros: Competitive price, stylish design, lightweight, smooth power, seat post battery
  • Cons: Struggles with steep hills, battery capacity lower than some competitors

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