Hercules Rob Fold i-F8 PRO Folding electric bike
Hercules’ Rob Fold i-F8 PRO is the finest folding e-bike by far. It’s easy to fold, light weight, powerful, and chain free. It comes with 8 speed Shimano hub gears, built in lights, and mechanical lock for maximum security. If you’d like a test-ride please call in at our London, Leicester or Suffolk branches, or email to arrange a date.
▶ Electric Bike Drive System
▶ A drive system that reads your mind:
Three sensors measure torque, speed and acceleration more than 1,000 times per second, ensuring perfect integration between you and your e-bike. This adaptive power characteristic of the Bosch Performance Line drive system is controlled by your pedal pressure, this ensures smooth assistance in normal riding conditions and the seamless transition to full power for strong acceleration when you need it.
▶ Peak power: 500W (250 max continuous)
▶ Peak torque: 63 Nm
▶ Assistance level: ECO: 50%
The level of assistance ranges between 50% and 260% depending on which power level you choose; 100% assistance equates to the motor doubling your pedaling force.
▶ Continental Carbon Belt Drive System
The development of carbon belt drive systems is an example of how cycle design is continually evolving. Carbon belts bring great benefits to riders through increased performance and reduction in maintenance:
▶ Continental’s dry running – carbon drive belts are designed to run without lubrication so no need to battle with the sticky mess of an oily chain.
▶ Smooth power delivery – Continental’s Carbon drive belts have no metal to metal contact so power transition is smoother and quieter.
▶ Lightweight – The entire system comprising belt plus driving and driven gears is much lighter than a normal chain system.
▶ Minimal adjustment – unlike metal chains the carbon-based belt does not stretch so no need for frequent adjustments.
▶ Longevity – Industry tests show that the Gates carbon drive lasts twice as long as conventional metal chains.
▶ Electric Bike Battery
▶ Bosch’s new 500Wh PowerTube e-bike battery is cleverly hidden away inside the frame of this folding Hercules. They’re easily unlocked for charging, lightweight, compact and provide state-of-the-art energy density.
▶ Modern Bosch lithium-ion batteries do not suffer from ‘memory effect’ or self-discharge issues. Your battery will charge to 50% in about 2.5 hours, depending on the charger and battery capacity.
▶ The 500Wh battery supplied with the HERCULES Rob Fold has the following performance characteristics:
RANGE: up to 110 miles
CHARGE TIME: 2.5hrs (50%)
▶ Electric Bike Display & Assistance Control
The Bosch Intuvia display gives you all the information needed to monitor and adjust your e-bike. The illuminated screen is clearly visible under all lighting conditions and the separate thumb switch enables you to switch between assistance levels while keeping your hands safely on the handlebar. As well as speed, range, battery level and trip functions the display also shows you when its time to change gear for optimal range performance.
▶ Shimano Alfine 8 Speed Hub Gears
The Alfine 8 system delivers a high level of design, quality, and function. Needle roller bearings increases durability and driving efficiency while a new multi-lip seal design ensures optimal sealing against the elements.
It’s matching selector ensures perfect synchronisation and has a built-in micro adjuster to compensate for cable wear.
▶ Magura HS22 Hydraulic Brakes
Magura’s HS22 are the most popular hydraulic rim brake in the world. The HS22 rivals the stopping power of almost every other rim brake on the market, including those that are many times more expensive.
It is a solid durable system capable of delivering great stopping power on any e- bike. With an exceptionally smooth operating feel and good feed back it’s easy to apply exactly the right amount of stopping power whatever the road conditions. As with all Magura hydraulic brakes, maintenance is simple and spare parts are readily available worldwide.
▶ Tool-free brake pad adjustment and the closed hydraulic system of the tried and tested HS technology make the HS22 a totally care-free brake.
▶ MAGURA Royal Blood mineral oil does away with the need for changing the brake fluid and puts mechanical wear and tear in the past.
|FORK & FRAME||7005 Hydro-forced Aluminium|
|DRIVE UNIT||BOSCH ACTIVE LINE PLUS 50Nm|
|BATTERY||BOSCH 500Wh or 400Wh|
|SHIFTER||SHIMANO ALFINE LEVER|
|REAR HUB||Shimano ALFINE 8 Speed|
|FINAL DRIVE||CONTINENTAL BELT DRIVE|
|WHEELSET||20″ DBM-1 Rims|
|TYRE||Big Apple 50-406 (20 x 2.00)|
|CHARGE TIME||APPROX. 2.5 HRS TO 50%, APPROX. 4 HRS TO 100%|
|LIGHTS||BUSCH & MULLER 30 LUX|
|STAND||ALUMINIUM DOUBLE KICKSTAND|
|LOCK||AXA RING LOCK & BATTERY LOCK|
Specifications correct at product launch date and may vary during production year.
HERCULES make 48 different models of electric bike, each designed to meet a specific need – if you would like us to help you find the perfect Hercules for you please email or call Clare or James on 0208 960 9848 (London), Keith on 01728 830 817 (Suffolk), or Martin at our Midlands branch on 0116 3666 980 (Leicester).