WHAT ARE E-BIKES?
An electric bike – often know as an e-bike – is a motor assisted ride. For the most part, they are a combination of a conventional bike with a battery and a motor, which takes some of the effort out of pedalling.
The technology in e-bikes has improved so much recently and they offer existing a cyclists looking to cover more miles with greater ease or just commute to work without arriving in a sweaty mess a great alternative to their road, MTB or hybrid bike. E-bikes are also an entry into the cycling world for non cyclists looking to get around on their own steam and keep pace with experienced cycling friends.
E-bikes come in a range of road, hybrid and MTB.
At Velosport we currently offer e-bikes from Orbea and Simplon with two Simplon e-bikes in store to test. Come and see for yourself!
THE ORBEA GAIN
The Gain was designed to enhance your ride, not dominate it. The Enough Power and Enough Energy concepts result in an exceptionally lightweight, sportive and rideable bike – a machine that heeds the call of the open road. Gain embraces your sweat and hard work and works in unison with your efforts to tick off the kilometers. System interfaces are modern, integrated and sleek. There are no bulky components to reduce the riding experience, distractions have been minimized so it’s just you, Gain and the hours ahead.
Gain is a gravel, road or commuting bike. The clearance, the ability to mount accessories like mud guards combined with a functional all-road geometry means it can change.
The battery is one of the most noticeable components on an e-Bike so every step has been taken to find the lightest, smallest and most discreet unit.
The sophisticated drive system provides enough smooth and reliable assistance at levels designed to enhance your ride, not dominate it. And since the motor is at the hub you’ll experience drag-free pedalling when Gain is not providing a push.
A smartphone and smartwatch compatible app enables ride tracking, activity and GPS route uploading and other functions are available from your mobile device.
Prices for the the Orbea Gain D40 start at £1799.
Austrian based, bike manufacturer Simplon, offers a large range of e-bikes – both road and MTB and all can be configured totally to an individual’s needs.
We have two great Simplon e-bikes in store for testing:
– Steamer Alu e-mtb full suspension with Shimano XT-11 group set
– Sengo 27.5 urban e-mtb Bosch motor
Do come in store and try one for yourself.