26" ELECTRIC FOLDING BIKE
It has a very simple twist grip throttle with a push button switch that allows you to switch between either pedal power or throttle power.
We recommend the use of the throttle as no power is used until this is opened.
This means you can ride the flat roads and down hills as an ordinary cycle and only use power when the going gets harder on the slopes or hills.
The bike is powerful enough to start from standing on throttle alone but we recommend pedalling a bit to help generate the high torque required to get moving.
The range of the ElectroBike PLUS is nearly 60 miles in throttle mode rather that the 30 miles when on pedal assist.
Electric bikes are a great way to get gentle exercise without ever pushing yourself too much and as you get fitter you use the throttle less and less.
This model has a 250W brushless motor (the largest permitted under current EEC regulations).
We have fitted front forks, double vee brakes and both now have a Lithium battery fitted with power indicator.
The bike is fully weather proof and electrics are sealed, however high pressure washing isn't advised.
The bike has an aluminium frame for weight reduction and to allow for front suspension.
To get a 26" wheel bike to fold to a small size the handlebars have been designed so they can be removed from the frame whilst still being connected to the bike.
They can also fold to give many storage options.
The battery is fitted with a key lock to prevent unauthorised removal.
You have a full 6 speed Shimano gear system with a left hand grip shifter so you have all the normal gears as well as electric power.
The bike feels light when riding and feels no different from a standard pedal type folder as the high quality brushless motor has no resistance when going forward.
The battery is Lithium 36v which has no memory.
This means you do not have to discharge it fully before recharging as you do with lead acid or ni-cad batteries.
Each time you return from your ride you can just top up the charge.
There is an indicator on the battery so you know how much power you have left to use.
Charging time from flat is approx 4 hours but after your ride normally much less than half that is required.
The battery will take approx 1000 complete recharges so can last for up to 20000 miles cycling!
If you are used to motor homing, caravanning or canal boating you may charge the battery through an inverter which should be 300 watts or larger.
We think our replacement battery prices are also some of the best prices in the country.
Can electric bikes pull you up a hill on battery power alone ? We're afraid the answer is no.
None of the road legal electric bikes will do this as the power output of the motor is strictly governed by E.E.C. regulations.
Also the electrical power must legally cut out at over 15mph.
If you are on pedal assist mode the power must also cut out when you stop pedaling.
The bike must also have the capability to be pedal assisted which is why the electric scooters without pedals are illegal.
When these regulations are met no tax, insurance, MOT or license is required.
When you reach the slopes and hills the bike with the power on only requires gentle pedal assistance to climb them.
All normal slopes and hills then feel like you are still riding on the flat.
They will not climb Ben Nevis slopes but they will surprise you as to what they will climb.
The Electrobike puts all the fun back into cycling without any downside.
Many of our customers are seniors who see this type of exercise as an ideal way to keep all the joints mobile or to strengthen arthritic or poorly knees and help cut down the exercise needed when suffering from angina or bad hips.
Are they are lazy persons bike? Well we do not think so.
All of our customers want to do some exercise but none of them want to push themselves too hard.
Having power to use when needed gives you confidence to have a go because you the know if the knee starts to hurt put the power on and it takes the pressure off.
Ease yourself back into cycling and have all the fun and benefits without worrying about damaging yourself in the process.
The bikes will happily take 18 Stone but if bought in pairs the lighter persons bike is always faster! T
he bike has a 12 month no quibble warranty (excluding punctures).
Model Number - ElectroBike PLUS Rider
Size - Small
Large Wheel Size - 26" Alloy rims
Gear System - 6-speed Twist Grip
Frame Aluminum Alloy
Brakes - Front - Heavy duty Vee Rear - Vee Brake
Mudguards - Folding Handlebars - Folding Pedals
Battery - Lithium 36V Charge time - Approx. 4 hours from flat
Drive - Pedal or twist grip throttle assisted electric Range - 45-50km on pedal assistance 90-100km on twist grip throttle (depending on usage)
Top Speed - Approx 15mph
Motor - 250W Brushless
Rear Carrier - Quick release saddle - Quick release frame - Quick release handlebars
Total Weight - 22 Kg + 2.75Kg Battery
Folded Size - 1000mm x 400mm x 900mm
Saddle Height - 750mm - 980mm
Handlebar Height - 1100mm
Wheelbase (between spindles) - 1070mm
Not in stock
Price includes VAT
Delivery weight: 99 kg