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  • New Lightweight urban model

  • Groove Go E-Bike System

  • Compact 46cm alloy frame

  • Practical aluminium front carrier

  • Shimano 8-speed derailleur gears

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The Durban Compact offers impressive agility as a family bike for daily use, and also performs exceptionally well through zig-zagging back street short-cuts. Its short wheelbase means it can be stored and transported in all sorts of tight spaces. It's the lightest bike from 50cycles at 19.6kg. The Schwalbe Big Ben tyres look the business and take the edges off rough terrain.

It's powered by the Groove Go, 36 V / 250 W hub motor which draws from a 7ah (252Wh) Lithium battery . The Durban Compact is superbly well-equipped with Tektro HD-T285, hydraulic disc brake, brilliant front and rear AXA Blueline30 LED lights, integrated mudguards and a handy kickstand.

Groove Go

Gives you two assistance levels equivalent to 0 % / 50% / 100 % which for ease of operation are controlled via a button on the battery. Kalkhoff has engineered a powerful, tough, small battery to reduce the overall weight it can be charged in four hours. Where normally small batteries have a short life span the battery on the Durban Compact has a massive 1100 full cycles before it's capacity starts to reduce.

Tektro hydraulic brakes

It's been some years since Kalkhoff dropped cable-pull brakes on their most popular models. Tektro hydraulic piston design makes braking easy, well-modulated and reliable over time. There are no cables to stretch, the whole surface of the brake pad is applied to the disc, pads last for ages and braking is strong and sure-footed. 

Front and rear lights

The lights on this and all Kalkhoffs are excellent. Few bikes on sale in the UK benefit from front and rear illumination of this quality and utility. The front lamp casts 30 lux of cool, bright LED light forward, enough to make night rides across the park something to enjoy rather than endure.

Other winning features

  • Large Urban front Luggage carrier
  • Magnesium alloy forks
  • 612 / 396 Wh Lithium tri-metal battery
  • 1100 cycle battery lifetime, more than twice that of the Bosch battery. So 50% extra capacity and 120% extra lifespan
  • Schwalbe Big Ben puncture resistant tyres
  • Weight 19.6kg

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Technical Specifications

Frame  Compact RHM, alloy
Fork  rigid, 9 mm QR
Motor  Groove Go, 36 V / 250 W
Display  Control panel on battery
Battery  Groove Go 36 V
Brakes  Tektro HD-T285, hydraulic disc brake
Rear derailleur  Shimano Sora R3000
Gear lever  Shimano Altus
Crank set  Concept
Gear ratio  front: 42, rear: 12-32
Handlebar  Concept Tour
Stem  Concept SL, adjustable
Saddle  Concept Trekking
Seat post  Concept
Front hub  Concept, QR
Rear hub  Groove Go, rearhub motor
Wheel rims  Rodi WEB, with eyelets
Tyres  20": Schwalbe Big Ben, 55-406
Headlights  AXA Blueline30, LED
Luggage carrier  Urban front carrier
Kick stand  Ursus Queen, rear stand
Pedal  Comfort, with anti slip protection and reflector
Battery capacity  7 Ah (252 Wh)
Range  28 miles
Weight 19.6kg

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