GoCycle just launched the GS after a very successful Kickstarter campaign. We have several GS bikes in stock and more arriving every week
The Gocycle GS has a lot of the same sophisticated features as the top of the line G3 but at a more economical price of $2,799.
The biggest difference between the flagship G3 and the new GS is the absence of the front daytime running light and the predictive, electronic shifting. Other minor differences include a fixed height front handlebar stem on the GS versus the adjustable stem on the G3 and slightly less ergonomic handlebar grips on the GS.
The GS does benefit from two-tone color options but the G3 certainly wins my vote for elegance with fully internal cable routing vs the partially external routing on the GS.
All Gocycles are made from injection molded magnesium, a process that is much more environmentally friendly than using carbon fiber.
According to Richard Thorpe, founder of GoCycle, “Gocycle uses an environmentally-friendly process called Thixomolding® to create its high-tech, durable, ultra-lightweight magnesium frame and wheels. The Thixomolding® process does not produce any ozone depleting SF6 emissions, but will still give the rider the similar weight and structural benfits as carbon fibre.
Magnesium is widely available and much easier to re-cycle than other materials like carbonfibre. Both the monocoque chassis and the Pitstop-Wheel® are made using a special magnesium moulding process called Thixomolding®. This is a first for any two wheeler.”
Display: GocycleConnect wireless smartphone app (iOS or Android) provides these modes: City, Eco, On Demand (throttle), and Custom modes that you can set. The custom settings can only be applied with the smartphone app.
Drivetrain: Fully enclosed chain drive (Cleandrive®) with Shimano Nexus 3 speed internally geared rear hub with Microshift grip shifter.
Brakeset: Hydraulic disc brakes front and rear.
Wheels: Gocycle Pitstopwheels® injection moulded magnesium with side mounted quick release system.
Tires: Gocycle Performance Tyre (20 x 1.75 in).
Colors: Front Frame: Grey or White. Cleandrive: Blue, Red, Black, Light Blue, Pink
Sizes: 1 size that fits riders from 5′ to 6’5” and you can order a compact seat post that will fit riders down to 4’6”.
Weight: 37.5 pounds
Price: $2,799 base price which includes the accessories of smartphone holder, kickstand, fold leg, anti-theft wheel bolts.