HeyBike is shaking up the e-bike industry by upgrading its hugely popular March electric bike. The new Mars Hyper comes with upgraded components, fit and finish and even badges. With a limited run of just 500 units, this bike could sell out this season.
While HeyBike offers a variety of bikes, from the beastly HeyBike Explore to the affordable HeyBike Ranger, the Mars Hyper morphs the brand into something a little more exclusive and premium. With a matte yellow and black paint finish, the bike looks amazingly good for such a unique frame.
The chunky fat tires are countered by the 10-spoke alloy rims and give a clean look to a bike packed with features.
HeyBike Mars VS Mars Hyper
The most notable upgrades to the Hyper Mars are the larger capacity battery. Rocking a 48v 15ah battery, this little tank can reach a range of up to 55 miles. Even at full throttle, I would expect 30 miles of range without pedaling at all. Like other HeyBike models, the Mars Hyper has the battery secured in place with a locking rail in the center of the bike. The balance of weight combined with security and ease of access makes this battery intensely pragmatic, although not hidden at all.
HeyBike Mars Hyper Cargo Size
All of that battery power is sent to the 500W geared hub motor at the rear of the bike. The engine is integrated into the massive alloy wheels, which adds much more than a sleek powerhouse. Alloy wheels are a great choice for this small folding bike, as the wheels never need maintenance with wheel tuning and can usually handle a higher payload. HeyBike hasn’t updated their site yet, but these alloy rims allow the Mars Hyper to hold more weight than the regular Mars model. Another great cargo feature is the rear rack, which can hold up to 100 lbs of gear on the rear tire. Regular side panniers and trunk bags can fit, and with a few straps, some seriously creative stuff can be carried on this pint-sized punter.
HeyBike Mars Hyper Tour
With chunky 20″ x 4″ tires, the Mars Hyper has the ability to scale urban jungles and off-road adventures. While the tires aren’t the most durable for long-term street use, they’re incredibly comfortable and sticky due to air volume and surface contact. With a much lower center of gravity, folding e-bikes like these make off-road riding a comically easy affair. The 160mm mechanical disc brakes are very easy to service and provide decent stopping power on both roads and brush.
Mars Folding Bike
Still, the Mars Hyper is a folding bike and can be folded quite easily into a compact form. With the movement of the pedals, frame latch, handlebars and stem, the Mars Hyper has all the transport utility of any fat tire folding e-bike. Since the bike takes up more usable space, it can fit in many trunks, closets, under a desk or in a corner of the garage. Unfortunately, the battery capacity is far too large to fly legally on airlines, but the whole thing can still travel in a boat.
HeyBike Mars Hyper Price
The HeyBike Mars Hyper arrived at $1,499. As an upgrade from the original Mars, it’s a good price for the extra capacity and the alloy wheels alone. On top of that, the best display and all the attributes of an exclusive bike make it great value for commuters and adventurers. Also keep an eye out for another new e-bike model from HeyBike which is slated to arrive in September.
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