We have always tried to present a balanced view of the products on our website and
are selective in the products that we sell. We don’t get excited if there is no
reason to be, and we don’t necessarily endorse the sentiments and descriptions of
advertisers. The reason is plain, since we know that all detergents wash ‘whiter
than white’, but there’s still a grubby patch on my shirt.
Cheaper Electric Folding Bikes from the ‘Far East’ virtually all suffer from the
same basic problems, having short seatposts, being way undergeared, and often ride
like scooter on a cattlegrid. For this reason we normally avoid them altogether and
recommend our Bickerton, or Dahon Electric Conversions as these are still to be preferred
over anything sub £1000.00 we have yet seen from a manufacturer as far as folding
e-bikes are concerned.
The Kudos Secret however has various features that deserve a close look, as Kudos
have now addressed the matter of a short seatpost and the gearing has been improved
so that together with many other good points it certainly is a good buy for certain
more casual riders. The hidden battery is a good point in it’s favour, and the bike
having a reasonably long wheelbase means it also rides very well. At £795.00 it
surely is a winner.
We think the Kudos Secret is so good for the price that even an experienced biker
advancing in years may well consider it as we can’t really fault the handling of
the bike given the price.
It may not be so obvious until you consider the details that the overall balance
of the bike is so ideal. It has very even weight distribution for an e-bike, with
the motor in the rear wheel, and the battery in the front section of the main frame
tube. The total weight of the bike is also very acceptable.
The Kudos Secret has also managed to hide away a very respectable sized battery being 36v
The Pedelec mode has three levels (with the option if required of an overiding ‘twist
throttle control’ provided separately which can be easily connected by the user.)
A lightweight folding e-bike which is practical to carry on a bus or train, and having
20" wheels is suitable for city, track and green lanes
It's a nice looking bike, very well engineered for the price - the lightweight lithium
battery is hidden within the frame to keep your 'secret' about the electrics.
The Kudos Secret we now supply in Lime & Black .
The Kudos Secret has a comparitively neat folded size. It is supplied complete with
mudguards, stand, rear carrier and lights. The lights are powered by the main 36v
If you would like to ask further questions concerning the Kudos Secret, please ring
us at our shop in Malmesbury. 01666 822330
For those of you who prefer a more personal service, we are always very happy to
discuss the advantages of the various models to help quide you towards a bike that
is suitable for your requirements and within your budget. We have a passion for
folding bikes and their place in todays society for both the commuter and leisure
cyclist alike. Please ring us if you need help or advice on 01666 822330
All Folding Bikes are thoroughly prepared and checked in the workshop (unless we
state otherwise on Sale models) in order to validate the warranties, this involves
a thorough setup and adjustment of spokes, bearings, brakes, gears (stops and cable
adjustment). The chainset and crank, handlebars and all nuts and bolts are checked
for tightness and the pedals fitted. Finally the tyre pressures are set and the folding
joints and all quick releases are lubricated and adjusted. After a brief test ride
(mainly indoor) they are then carefully packed back into the original boxes using
appropriate packaging, this means that the bikes when received and unfolded are ‘ready
to ride’. All 26” wheel Dahon bikes arrive in the UK in boxes with the frame unfolded
but the bike partially dismantled. We have taken the decision that in order to properly
achieve our highest aim and that of the responsible manufacturers with whom we liase,
that we therefore, properly prepare then fold the completed bike with only the handlebar
removed, it is therefore necessary for us to repackage the bike accordingly on account
of it’s larger size when assembled.
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