Folding fat tire ebike with full suspension

HeyBike has gained a reputation for its folding electric bikes. With four folding models in their lineup, the HeyBike Tyson stands out with its full suspension and magnesium frame.

Folding electric bikes are a unique breed of bike. They offer a space-saving solution for travelers and compact storage for smaller living. Despite its folding abilities, the Tyson has lots of power and with full suspension and fat tires is ready to tackle all sorts of terrain.

The Lab

The Tyson is a Class 3 fat tire folding electric bike starting at $1699. Built with a magnesium frame, the Tyson has a unique frame design with full suspension and an impressive load capacity.

Power is delivered from the 750w rear hub motor and a 48v 15Ah battery. By way of pedaling or the thumb throttle, the Tyson has a max pedal assist speed of 28mph. With a 4-5 hour charge time for a complete charge, the Tyson has a 4A charger to quickly get you back out and riding.

Adding to the looks and providing traction are 20×4″ fat tires mounted to mag wheels. The wheels provide stiffness and rigidity for rough terrain while helping to keep the weight down.

Much the same as many of the bikes seen in the HeyBike lineup, the Tyson has hydraulic disc brakes and a Shimano 7-speed. Where the Tyson is different from the rest of the folding bikes from HeyBike is the full suspension design.

Up front there is a spring fork that has preload adjustment and a dampener adjustment. In the rear the Tyson uses an air shock, allowing you to adjust the pressure for optimum riding comfort.

The HeyBike Tyson has a total weight of 77lbs and a max load capacity of 400lbs. Mounting points can be found on the frame for racks and other accessories.

Safety and tech features found on the Tyson include smartphone connectivity with GPS tracking, Autolock and Antitheft features amongst many other readouts and customization.

There is a decently bright headlight and taillight. The taillight functions as a brake light as well and has turn signals built in.

Quick Specs

  • 750w Motor

  • 48v 15Ah Battery

  • Class 3

  • Shimano 7-speed

  • 20″ Wheels

  • 1699

What we like

Our first impression of the HeyBike Tyson was the unique frame design. The Magnesium frame is robust and very futuristic looking. The rear swingarm is a two-piece design that almost looks like an oversized boomerang.

Of course, as a folding bike, being able to collapse the Tyson down for less obtrusive storage is a point of interest when considering the Tyson for their next electric bike.

From a riding standpoint, the Tyson is comfortable and powerful. From a quick sprint to the market or an afternoon adventure, the Tyson cruises with ease. The lighting features and turn signals also boost confidence when riding around town at 28mph.

What to consider

For $1699, the HeyBike Tyson covers many of the needs you’re looking for in an electric bike. A powerful motor, fast charging, app connectivity, and a component set that is dependable.

At 77lbs the overall weight was our only hurdle to overcome. Being able to fold it up for easier storage is great but trying to muscle around 77lbs of bike is a challenge. While riding the weight is unnoticeable though and helps to ensure the 400lb load capacity.

From a riding standpoint, the Tyson is very throttle forward in it’s ease of navigation. Pedal assist modes 1-2 are found most convenient for pedaling. Modes 3-5 are more powerful and faster which when pedaling there is minimal resistance, making the throttle most convenient for use.

Final Thoughts

When considering who the Tyson is best for we found ourselves coming back to two different types of riders among the many people the Tyson would be best for.

First of whom are travelers. Traveling with bikes is a bit of a nuisance for some and being able to fold the Tyson down and store it in a vehicle can provide a lot opportunities for travelers. Weekend getaways or long trips, get to your location and unpack the Tyson to let your exploration begin.

Folding bikes are great for urban living as well. Not everyone has a garage or ample space to store a bike. Folding the Tyson down makes it easy to keep the Tyson tucked away in a smaller footprint indoors. Taking it out for the day and equipped with racks, the Tyson makes a great daily commuter to carry your gear or load up on groceries.

The HeyBike packs a lot into the Tyson. Most impressively is the App connectivity. Being able to have GPS location as well as the Autolock feature are two really great features for an electric bike. After exploring the HeyBike app, various data readouts and ride tracking are two more great features of the app.

Overall, the Tyson reminds us a lot of the Ranger S we reviewed previously on the channel. The full suspension really adds a lot of comfort to the Tyson and makes it much more enjoyable offroad.

We wouldn’t consider the Tyson to be a dedicated mountain bike, but best for weekend adventures in the woods and exploring country roads. 

Price: $699
Colors: Obsidian, Navy Blue, Fern Green
Weight: 77lbs