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Beat Bike TOBA I7 (with Suspension)

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Features

  • "Now with Suntour suspension front forks"

  • Powered by the Impulse 2.2 Midmount 250W Drive
  • 36V 17Ah high capacity Lithium ion battery
  • Magura HS11 hydraulic brakes, 7-speed hub gears

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Description

The Beat Bike Toba model now with front suspension is designed to be light and fast for both the commuter and leisure market.  With the gearing changes and the specification of the motor Impulse 2.2 has been re-engineered to be able to peak at 80nm but gives a constant max torque of 70nm of Torque and will go further , faster on the flats with the larger chainwheel and smaller rear sprocket. This bike is designed from the experience of what works best with the bike. No need to change gear often with the gear ratios.  Can fit panniers to carry home or office comforts.'

The Toba is a perfect all-round electric bike with whopping power, improved controls, longer range and better performance on Hills, tracks, trails and national parks handle just as well as cycle paths, busy roads and parks in the city. It's powered by the Impulse 2.2 centre motor and a 36 volt 17Ah battery that gives up to 125 miles range. It's superbly well-equipped with Magura hydraulic brakes, front and rear lights, new illuminated handlebar controls, puncture-resistant tyres, integrated mudguards.


Impulse 2.2

The Toba is powered by the Impulse 2.2 centre motor providing an enormous 70Nm torque and working with the gear shifter to provide seamless transmission it's the most capable crank drive unit around. Kalkhoff have engineered a more powerful, efficient, quieter motor that supplies massive assistance from a standing start and cuts all hills down to size. 

New Kalkhoff Impulse 2.2 Motor

The latest Impulse motor version benefits from a number of technical and material improvements introduced in 2016. 

  • The entire freewheel assembly has been redesigned and now sits inside a new polished housing, allowing it to operate at maximum efficiency.
  • An improved lubricant compound is now applied by robot, with much greater precision and consistency than was possibly with the earlier manual technique. 
  • Vital gear wheels have been re-engineered to be larger and more robust. 
  • Finally, a new waterproof membrane protects lines the inside of the motor, permanently protecting it from the elements.

These improvements make Kalkhoff's Impulse 2.2 motor system the most reliable in the E-bike market, with materials and precision engineering at a level you'd expect in the automotive industry.


17 Ah battery

A 36 volt 17Ah battery elegantly placed behind the tube, this incredible high-performance battery technology with 50 cells has the capacity of 612 Wh, under ideal conditions power reserves, give a range of up to 125 miles (200 km).


 


Shift Assist

A genuine innovation - every time you change up or down a gear, power drops away for a matter of milliseconds for optimal gear shifting. This does a number of great things - it extends your gears mechanical lifetime, feels satisfyingly natural and makes for a smoother application of all that power. They had to invent a little electromechanical gadget to detect gear changes that worked with the motor. They succeeded and the result brings a new feeling of confident power to riding a Beat electric bike.


Magura hydraulic brakes

Magura's 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 rim (protecting both), pads last for ages and braking is strong and sure-footed. Looks cool too, with a strong arch and neat braking assembly tucked against the forks.

 


Impulse LCD - on-board computer

The elegant backlit ergonomic control panel gives you full control over the Impulse electric motor allowing safe operation without having to take your hands off the handlebars.

The following functions are available:

Assist level
Battery charge state
Speed
Trip distance
Total distance 


Front and rear lights

Powered by a free-running Shimano hub dynamo, the lights on this and all Beat bikes are excellent. Few bikes on sale in the UK benefit from front and rear illumination of this quality and utility.  The rear lamp's integrated steady light function offers another 4 minutes of light while at a standstill, for added visibility when waiting at lights or junctions seen from behind and also from the side to crossing traffic.

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.


The winning features

  • Multifunction LCD console - Speed, Charge, Assistance Level, Total Miles, Trip Miles
  • Handlebar-mounted control - illuminated with Walk Assist button, on/off, power controls and options.
  • Suntour CR 50 front suspension alloy forks
  • High-end Nexus 7-speed gears
  • 612 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 Marathon Puncture-Resistant Tyres

It's superbly well-equipped with also with puncture-resistant tyres, integrated mudguards.

 

Ratings and Reviews

Mr

by from Camborne on

Well what can I say but “WOW”. We are pensioners who have been riding DAWES Trail Hybrids for 9years, but due to failing health was finding it too difficult to continue. SO! We looked locally (southwest Cornwall) for pedal assist bikes, one shop could not get us the model of the demonstrator he let us try, another would not let us try out the model that we would have wanted to buy (they had a totally different demonstrator bike), and the 3rd shop had convinced us to buy our bikes from them, so we went back them (the other side of the county) with the rack on the car to pick them up only to be told we couldn’t take them away because the brakes were the wrong way round for UK bikes and the co-owner did not know how to change them over, so we gave up and went home without them. 50cycles.com Company Review! Then when we got home my wife discovered 50cycles.com.

Our point of contact with them was “Cloe” who could not have been more helpful answering all of our questions and concerns. Having chosen the particular models we wanted we had a couple of problems with the availability of the sizes in those models we had chosen, but Cloe went to great lengths to ensure we got what we wanted and were happy with the options offered. We placed the order with them that day and the following day the cycles arrived.

Now the Product Review.  Our choice was my wife’s Kalkoff Agattu i7 HS and my Beatbike TOBA I7, we have had them for a month now, long enough to appraise their worth and I can tell you they do not disappoint the 17 Ah, 36v, 612 Wh, 50 cell battery with the new Kalkoff 2.2 impulse motor provides excellent power assistance when needed, which being pensioners is often on going up hills, I can well believe that our 100 miles is possible when our fitness level improves. Was not to sure about the Twist grip gears as we had Shimano Easyfire before but got use to them very quickly. We are so happy that these bikes give us the exercise without the exhaustion. Riding these bikes is such a joy that we cannot stop grinning whilst on them, it has made all the difference as to whether we continued cycling or packed it in. We averaged 60+ miles on our charge that came with the bikes, and in our unfit state having not cycled much this year, which obviously meant a lot of high power use. OK in summary. In my opinion 50cycles.com and aspecialy “CLOE” at Loughborough are second to none in the sales and customer service in the business of selling bicycles and particularly electric bikes. Would recommend this company to anyone. Thank you 50cycles.com (Cloe).

50cycles Beat bike 2.2

by from Kent on

50cycles Beat bike 2.2
I have bought their beat bike 2.2 step through after taking the advice to find a bike right for me. Being a woman in my late 50's who is unfit, I was looking for a bike for both fitness and enjoyment. This bike gives me the confidence to ride good distances without hesitation due to its long power assist when required at differing levels and leaves me feeling exercised without exhaustion.As for 50cycles as a company, they have been exceptional with their  purchase and after-sales service. They are friendly but also professional.

Rebecca, Kent

I didn't need one - I just wanted one!

by from Cheltenham on

I didn't need an electric bike as already own 5 standard ones and have been a cyclist all my life- but- after trying them when we came to Bristol with perspective buyers I didn't want to miss out on the fun. These bikes are serious fun!

I justified it by saying I would be left behind now if my partner had one. They are the perfect accessory for our motorhome as we can get to any nearby city, town NT property or event with ease and arrive fresh even if it's hilly. These bikes come into their own on a hill. 

I didn't want a bike that looked like an electric bike. This is smart with its matt back frame and red detailing. It cycles well too even without the battery. 

Anthony has so much product knowledge and is has been great at answering questions on line as well as in person. There is no need to hard sell as the quality of the products speak for themselves. The ability to try before you buy is great. I had no intention of buying! No regrets though, it's lovely to go out on rides and not think about how many climbs are to be faced! Thanks 50 Cycles.

I can't begin to describe how happy I am :)

by from Derbyshire on

Pedelec is great, really pleased with it. German engineering at its very best, really well made, everything about it oozes quality. The handover was good when I collected it, all checked over and set up and helpful hints and tips on battery etc. I have various digestive issues which means I can't eat enough to maintain my weight if I burn off too many calories on long bike rides on a standard bike. So this is going to be a life changer for me, can't begin to describe how happy I am :)

My First Electric Bike and Not Disappointed

by from Jersey on

I've ben toying with the idea of an electric bike for some time now as my back is giving up and I was finding it difficult to keep up with the family. I had researched many of the bikes on the market and some were really heavy and some were conversion types so not specifically built for the electric purpose.

I popped into the Bristol 50 Cycles shop when visiting my son earlier this month and was impressed firstly by the helpfulness of the staff and then by the quality of the Kalkoff product. I had looked at Kalkoff online but not been able to actually inspect one until now. I didn't place an order straight away but did so more or less as soon as I got back home. Again the staff couldn't have been more helpful and arranged delivery to Jersey a few days later.

Having now made a few of trips out on my Pro Connect it is excellent. The ride without power is smooth and with power is better than I had hoped for. Brilliant and the many hills here no longer phase me. The build quality, as you would expect for the money, seems first class and there is even a pump discretely hidden on the inside of the pannier rack. First impressions are excellent and thanks to Anthony Douglas and Harry Gyurgyak at 50 Cycles, Bristol for all the help.

Technical Specifications

Frame:    Aluminum Diamond Wave
Fork:    Suntour CR-8V, alloy, adjustable%u200B
Display:    Impulse LCD Compact
Battery pack:    17 AH, 36 Volt
Motor:    Impulse 2.2 250 Watt, 36 Volt
Charger:    Impulse
Chain case     Impulse for 38 teeth
Brake:    Magura HS11
Gear lever:    Shimano  7S Nexus, twist
Chain:    KMC
Front hub:    Shimano DHC 300 N silver
Rear wheel hub:    Shimano 7S Nexus freehub
Rims:    Schürmann black Alu   622-19 32 double wall 
Tire:    Schwalbe Marathon  40-622 reflex
Sprocket:    38 T front / 19 T rear
Rack:    Alu 3 leg black  
Handlebar:    City Bike black 640 mm
Rear light:    steady
Front light:    Blueline 30Lux  
Pedal:    Pedal City Alu non-slip
Saddle    Selle Bassano Feel GT
Seatpost    Alu  27,2 x 300
Saddle clamp    Alu 34,9 black
Bell:    BELL
Kickstand:    26/28 " alu black ursus
Weight:    24.5kgs without battery 20kgs

 

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