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HeyBike Ranger S Review

Published Apr 1st, 2024 10:18AM EDT
HeyBike Ranger S it's electric
Jonathan S. Geller

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Ranger S

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Practical, powerful folding electric bike.


  • Quality Build
  • Foldable
  • Great Performance
  • Easy To Use


  • Heavy
  • Handlebars could be more comfortable
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The Heybike Ranger S stands out as a strong addition to Heybike’s electric lineup, offering a heavy-duty fat tire-folding electric bike designed for lots of durability. With a pretty insane weight capacity of up to 400 pounds, this model boasts sturdy cast-alloy wheels, a wide rear rack, and standard mounts for a front basket, offering a lot of versatility for riders. I have been testing this bike since the summer, and love using it for getting around a local community. It would be a blast to use on the golf course, too.

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Equipped with integrated lighting, with lights on the front, back and even turn signals, it provides good visibility and safety during evening or night rides, and also bad weather conditions. Add in a foldable design, and there’s lots of convenience and storage without compromising on performance, making this a compelling option for riders seeking a full-featured electric bike.

Design and Build Quality

The Ranger impressed me with its solid construction and design elements. I had a bit of a struggle with assembly at first because I didn’t see that a certain part went on top of another instead of behind a bolt. It would be great if the included assembly guide was more clear, but this was resolved by watching a great assembly video from HeyBike on YouTube.

The design of the cycler is modern, with a ruggedized, approachable feel. Unboxing it, you notice top-notch build quality and components.

Performance and Components

As far as performance, this bike delivers a solid riding experience powered by an efficient electric system. A brushless geared hub motor and a 48V lithium-ion battery provides more than adequate power for lots of riding scenarios. And you can ride the bike one of two ways.

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In a traditional mode, you’re pedaling and the bike is using the battery to power the electric motor, assisting you. In the second mode, you can keep your foot pressed down and the bike will function more as an electric scooter. And you know how I feel about electric scooters.

I liked being able to pick how I wanted the bike to function, and it kind of makes a separate electric scooter and non-electric bike seem redundant. There’s also an electric throttle on the right handle, and that’s the preferred way I use the electric mode on it.

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Charging the bike is easy and quick, and the included power adapter instantly juiced up the battery. The digital display is also excellent and offers detailed battery charge and voltage information.

For power, the Ranger S features a 750W motor with a 28MPH top speed, 55 miles of range, and a max load capacity of 400lbs. This is a beast of an electric bike.

But it is a heavy one at over 70lbs, even though it’s foldable, so if you’re thinking of packing this effortlessly in the car or truck multiple times a week, keep that in mind.

Safety Features

Safety is important in any bike, but especially on an electric bike, and the Heybike Ranger S excels in this aspect with its excellent safety features. The reflective sidewall striping and bright branding letters enhance visibility from the side of it, making sure that riders are easily spotted by other riders or cars.

The inclusion of front and rear lights also adds to the safety element during night rides or low-light conditions. You also have turn signals on the bike, as I mentioned, though it’s on a switch to the left of the other controls and a bit hidden.

Riding Experience

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Overall, I noticed a comfortable riding experience, thanks to fat tires that provide stability and traction on various surfaces. The suspension is very good.

And the adjustable handlebar stem allows you to customize your riding position for optimal comfort, though I also think this was a pain point in the assembly process for me. Once it was assembled, it was easy to adjust, though.

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The bike’s foldable design absolutely adds convenience for storage or transportation, making it suitable for commuters or riders with limited storage space as long as you remember it’s heavy.

While it may not offer the same level of agility as lighter electric bikes due to its weight and size, it makes up for it with its durability and versatility for a lot of different riding conditions.


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The Heybike Ranger S offers a great option for riders with its strong build quality, practical design features, and good performance in tons of riding scenarios. And despite some drawbacks, there are a lot of innovative electronic features on this bike that make it very compelling.

With a price of $1,499, it’s at the higher end of the spectrum, but if you’re looking for a foldable bike with top performance, you most likely won’t go wrong.

Jonathan S. Geller
Jonathan Geller Founder, President & Editor-in-chief

Jonathan S. Geller founded Boy Genius Report, now known as BGR, in 2006. It became the biggest mobile news destination in the world by the end of 2009, and BGR was acquired by leading digital media company PMC in April 2010.

Jonathan is President of BGR Media, LLC., and Editor-in-chief of the BGR website.

What started as a side project at the age of 16, quickly transpired into 24-hour days and nights of sharing exclusive and breaking news about the mobile communications industry. BGR now reaches up to 100 million readers a month through the website, syndication partners, and additional channels.