CARBO Electric Bikes Review (2023): Lightweight, Folding E-Bikes
A top-shelf Canadian brand known for its premium folding e-bikes, CARBO's ultra-light rides combine stylish design, excellent build quality, and surprisingly good performance...
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Founded by Lyne Berro in 2018, CARBO is a Montreal-based company that produces lightweight folding electric bikes. With two sleek models in its lineup for 2023, CARBO is pushing the boundaries of folding bicycle design and is consistently producing some of the nicest portable e-bikes currently on the market.
With a strong focus on innovative design, high-end build quality, and providing a top-notch customer service experience, CARBO is a super-friendly company that stands behind everything it makes with a rock-solid 2-year warranty. CARBO’s rides are built to last and come well-equipped with great features like low-maintenance carbon belt drives, Tektro mechanical and hydraulic disc brakes, carbon fiber frames, BAFANG motors, pedal-assist and throttle-only modes, removable Samsung batteries, and puncture-resistant Schwalbe Big Apple tires.
In this review of CARBO’s 2023 electric bike range, we’ll take a look at both of the brand’s folding e-bikes and compare features, specs, and more.
CARBO's top-of-the-line folding bike, the Model X is an innovative ride that's designed with portability and urban commuting in mind. Available with either a 250W or 350W BAFANG rear hub motor and an ultra-reliable carbon belt drive, the Model X weighs in at only 29 pounds and delivers up to 40 miles of range on a single charge...
Packing a 9-speed SHIMANO ALTUS derailleur and available in both 250W and 350W configurations, the CARBO Model S is ideal for fitness-minded cyclists who are searching for the ultimate blend of power, convenience, and features. The Model S weighs 34 lbs and comes with two different battery options (36V 7Ah and 36V 10.5Ah)...
As mentioned, CARBO stands behind its bikes with a generous 2-year warranty which goes above and beyond the typical 1-year warranty offered by most of today’s top-rated electric bike brands. Additionally, CARBO provides its customers with a 7-day, money-back return window, but customers are responsible for return shipping costs.
CARBO is a super easy brand to reach and the company can be contacted via live chat (highly recommended) as well as its website contact form.
Lastly, whenever we review electric bicycles, we always test the responsiveness of the brand’s customer service department and report our findings. Nour over at CARBO sent us an extremely helpful reply to our submitted inquiry in less than half a day, and CARBO’s live chat option is equally as impressive (thank you, Rasha!)…
In addition to CARBO’s e-bikes, the company also sells a small selection of accessories, including chargers, mudguards, rear cargo racks, and more.
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CARBO has manufacturing facilities in Vietnam, Taiwan, Canada, and China.
While no official IP rating is available, CARBO says that its electric bikes are water-resistant.