We’ve always put electric bike reviews at the centre of our website. I remember the first review we ever received, from one of our Honda Step Compo owners, back in 2003. But this one is one of the best.
Here’s an independent review of the new Oxygen Emate City electric bike by Dave Chilvers. This bike is now available to test ride and buy at our London electric bike store and our Loughborough headquarters.
Ok! First impressions straight out of the box. Quality is the word that springs to mind which, to be quite honest, is what I would have expected from a range of bikes that start at around £1200 and go up to £1450, and I wasn`t disappointed on that score. What was very apparent lifting the bike from the box was the weight (or lack of it).
I always run a bike when new or after service suspended from my bike workshop roof to test the running gear and found the free running of the wheels to be very good indeed considering the rear wheel has a Bafang hub built in. Gear changing was positive, quiet and smooth and the motor fired up first time with a quiet hum.
As far as range goes, well I hesitate to run any E bike down to nothing for fear of being stranded out in the sticks where I live but, judging by the mileage I was getting without recharging, I would say that 50 to 60 miles should well be within the bike’s capability when used on pedelec, and remember the battery has not had the suggested three low discharges yet…
What amazed me about this bike in particular was the ability to be able to ride it as an out-and-out sports type bike and really push it along at a decent pace or pootle around the country lanes taking in the scenery during this fine spell of late June weather.
Dave Chilvers – this article is also available on Dave’s own website
Here’s a recent testimonials for a happy Kalkhoff Agattu customer
The UK’s finest gadget magazine, Stuff, asked to review one of our Pro Connect electric bikes for their latest video podcast on green transport options. Little did we know they were also reviewing ournew Ego Electric Street Scoota. There are also reports on a new Hydrogen Fuel Cell powered Nissan X-Trail, apparently worth half a million quid, and news on green developments at the International Motor Show in London’s docklands. Check it out
The reviews were filmed not far from our pool of Kalkhoff pedelec demonstrators, just across the Thames in Richmond Park. I took the bike shown here around the park a couple of times over the weekend – as a place to try out an electric bike, it takes some beating, especially in warm weather. Bikes are available to hire 7 days a week and we will refund the cost of hiring when you order one of our bikes.