Not everyone likes the ultra-modern look of many e-bikes on the market. This is where the Blix Vika+ Flex carves its niche. It offers a throwback design and looks just like a classic folding bike. But don’t be fooled — it still has a number of modern design elements including the rear brake light, seatpost-mounted battery, and 500-watt rear-hub motor.
In addition to looking great, this e-bike will get you a realistic 20-25 miles on throttle alone. If you pedal, you may get 30-35 miles on a charge. For speed control, it has high-quality disc brakes that again break the mold of its vintage looks.
With the modular mounting system, you can fit racks and even baskets to the frame to help you get your gear around, too.
Reasons to Buy
There are more modern-looking e-bikes out there that will do similar ranges, but you’d definitely choose the Vika+ Flex over them if you love vintage style. With modern accouterments like the powerful 500W motor and disc brakes, the Vika+ Flex is a vintage folding electric bike that will meet the performance standards you expect from a modern machine.
It’s also a great pick for people who are short on space. If you plan on shoving your bike in a closet when you’re not using it, the Vika+ Flex is the way to go. Another bonus is that it comes with a range of optional basket and rack attachments for utility riding.
Things to Consider
We aren’t too fond of external cable routing. As is, it’s highly distracting and takes away from the bike’s visual appeal. It could be improved in some way by routing in another way, perhaps through the frame. That’s a tiny detail to consider on what is a very good all-around folding e-bike.