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Introduction to Electric Bikes

Electric bikes are fantastic. Cannondale e-bikes are easy to live with, easy to ride further and faster, and they can make your life better all round. But, which one to buy? Where does the battery go? How far can you ride one? All these questions and much more are answered below in our easy guide to e-bikes. Enjoy.

Electric City Bikes

Electrify your commute to get there faster and do more.

Electric Mountain Bikes

Electrify the singletrack.

Electric Road Bikes

Fast and sporty road bikes, with the power to climb higher and go further. Endless possibilities.

This is just like riding a bicycle, only even better – with an electric bike you have a battery-powered motor to assist you along the way. You can ride further, you can travel faster, you can enjoy your journeys more – simply set the motor to enhance your pedal-power, and it’ll help you with every pedal of every ride.

Built-in power to take on your new favorite hill

Whether you want to commute through the city, enjoy your new favorite byways or tackle the great outdoors, the e-bike is the perfect solution for all rides. Our e-bikes come with the latest technology made for pure enjoyment.

If you’re getting back into riding bicycles, if you want to take the longer route home, if you want to ditch the car and pedal instead, or if you want to carry more, climb more and just ride more, then let the e-bike take you there. It’s so easy.

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You can ride to improve your fitness, you can ride further and carry more gear, you can leave the car at home and help save the environment – on an e-bike you can do so much more and really feel the benefits. What’s not to like?

Go where you need to go. Be where you want to be.

Charging is easy, simply plug and play. Our e-bikes come with everything you need for standard home and office charging. The right bike is matched with the right battery: the size of the battery will determine how far you can go on a single charge, and also how much power the motor has on tap to help you when you need it. Removable batteries are fully integrated into the bike’s frame, and the battery capacity is measured in Watt-Hour (or Wh ).

Jump on board, it’s easy. Just press play, that’s easy too. Select the power mode, pedal away, and our motors will help propel you along. All the ride information you’ll need is displayed right there on the control panel in front. It’s all so, so easy. You’ll wonder why you haven’t done this before.

Expand your horizons: up to 160 km or 100 miles on a single charge

Just how far and how fast you can go depends on many factors, such as how much you’re pedalling in the highest power mode, how hilly your ride is and how fast you’re going. Just like driving a car, if your foot is hard on the accelerator all the time, naturally you’ll use up more fuel.

Likewise, the harder you use the electric motor on an e-bike, the more battery power it uses. Fear not, the range on our e-bikes is impressive, re-charging is simple, and some models offer additional battery packs that easily attach right to your bike.

Top picks

Here’s a quick look at our top choices from the best electric bikes, including a folding option.

The Specialized Turbo Vado is designed for fast urban riding but with its suspension fork and wider tires it can also handle rougher roads.

There’s a lot of clever tech in the aviation-inspired Gocycle G4i, with a neat folding mechanism, lightweight frame and decent mileage from its internal battery.

The Giant Fastride’s neatly integrated battery and quality spec make it a great option for the commute, with wide gear range and hydraulic disc brakes.

If your e-bike riding heads off-road, the Neo Carbon Lefty has front and rear suspension and a powerful Bosch motor to help you up the hills.

The Cento1 Hybrid takes Wilier’s race bike pedigree and inserts a rear hub motor in a stealth package that keeps the bike’s performance and doesn’t add too much weight.

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The classic Brompton with the same folding mechanism, but with a front hub motor and battery housed in a neat removeable bag.

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Electric hybrid bikes are the fastest selling style. Their flat bars, usually wide tyre, and commute friendly fittings. such as mudguard mounts and rack mounts. make them extremely practical machines.

The motor can be housed in the rear hub, or at the cranks, and the torque will vary. low torque models offer a natural pedalling assistance, but high torque versions will move off the lights more quickly.

Reasons to avoid

The Ribble Hybrid AL e is a road-going hybrid bike that’s equally at home on gravel paths and trails, with a comfortable and confidence-inspiring upright riding position, so great for returning or newbie riders.

For us, we think the bike is one of the best looking hybrids we’ve ever come across, with the design hiding away the motor incredibly well, although we were a little sad that adjusting the seat post left behind scratch marks. The fully loaded package includes fenders (mudguards), lights and a rear rack making it perfect as a daily commuter or for ditching the car when going to the store, although we did find these a little rattily on test.

The Ebikemotion motor delivers its power smoothly and efficiently and offers long-range in between charges, making the Ribble far more than just an A to B bike.

Understandably it doesn’t perform in the same way as the Canyon Grail:ON in terms of fast and tight torque, but tap along and it will tick over nicely, taking the top off any strenuous rides.

With all the added extras as standard and classy looks, the Ribble Hybrid AL e is a great electric bike for the money.

Reasons to avoid

A fun ride that’s great in urban environments but also provides a confidence-inspiring ride on rougher terrain is what the Specialized Turbo Vado is all about.

If you’re after a bike that is fully integrated with lights, fenders and rack (27kg capacity) as well as security (on the App removable battery using a key), then this represents a straight forward choice. Only the weight, and to a lesser degree cost, need consideration.

We found the 70Nm/250W custom-tuned motor applies power seamlessly and powerfully as soon as you push down on the pedals. Range is excellent too. 95-130km / 60-80 miles should be easily attainable using the default settings of Sport’ and ‘50% power’. There is an Eco mode as well as Turbo, so if you’re careful you can expect much greater range.

It is a heavy machine at 60lbs/ 27kg, so not easy to lift, so anyone needing to navigate steps in or out of the bike’s storage place will need to take this into consideration, but aside from that we found the Specialized Vado Turbo to be a joy to ride.

Reasons to avoid

We absolutely loved zooming around on the speedy Ride1Up Roadster V2 with its five levels of power assist. If you’re anything like us and are more used to training and racing on standard road bikes it can easily become your guilty pleasure. it’s fantastic fun to ride.

The bike was so quiet, even on level 5, convincing onlookers that our tester had to be some kind of super Hero to ride so fast up 15 per cent climbs. The only downside. in common with other e-bikes that only assist when you’re pedalling. was where there was a requirement for a hill start, the cranks had to be turned over in order to get the motor to engage, creating a pregnant pause at the lights, before vavavooming off.

The claimed 24mph maximum assisted speed (in the US) needs input from the pedals to reach on the flats, but without a doubt it’s noticeable downhill, where other bikes, such as the Wilier Cento1Hy Ultegra Di2 e-bike auto assist would cut out and slow you down.

This extra speed also puts the bike into a class 3 e-bike, meaning that it doesn’t meet EAPC rules in the UK, but that’s by the by as US brand Ride1Up doesn’t currently ship there.

If you are in a country lucky enough to be shipped to: the US, Canada and Mexico, then it’s a great option and one that has a very high fun-to-dollar ratio.

Ride1Up is a direct-to-consumer brand. check out the Roadster V2 on its website here.

Reasons to avoid

The Canyon Precede:ON is an efficient automatic transmission city bike that performs well in multi-terrain settings whether for utility or for leisure purposes thanks to a powerful motor and control panel.

With built-in accessories such as lights, mudguards, rack and kickstand all the trappings are there to make for a comfortable ride with style straight out the box. All these add ons however do make it one of the heaviest e-bikes on the market, even heavier than the Specialized Turbo Vado.

Best Electric Folding Bikes

Folding electric bikes are practical if you have a train journey forming part of your trip or are low on space. Being small, the battery and motor can represent a large percentage of the weight, so the FOCUS is often on reducing this as much as possible.

Mileage on folding bikes is often low, since they’re typically used to ride to and from train stations, so battery range isn’t always a major consideration.

If you are considering going for a folder, you might find our buying guide page dedicated to helping you find the best folding bikes a useful read.

Reasons to avoid

We absolutely loved the Brompton Electric bike when we took it out for a spin, finding it to be the perfect bike for commuting in traffic and then stowing well out of the way post-ride.

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The brand is considered by many as the gold standard of folding bikes, and the Brompton Electric is clearly cast from the same mould.

As typical with any Brompton bike, the brand has taken full control of the engineering, so everything from frame to motor has been designed in house. Brompton however has called upon the experiences of Williams Advanced Engineering when it comes to the motor, developing a bespoke lightweight removable battery and motor.

As you would expect when a team of Formula One engineers get under the bonnet of the Brompton Electric, the small, but perfectly formed motor has excelled, delivering power smoothly, safely and exactly when you need it.

The frame is the usual Brompton high standard, and while one size, keeps the ability to choose handlebars, seatpost heights and even saddle widths. There are six speeds, giving you plenty to play with when you hit a hill.

Whatever your final set up, you can rest assured as to the bike’s foldability, which is one of the reasons why Brompton stands out from the folding bike crowd. Its folded footprint is one of the smallest out there: 565mm high x 585mm wide x 270mm long (22.2 x 23 x 10.6). This means it’s highly portable and capable of stowing in the smallest of spaces, although be warned, due to the independent motor and battery pack, you’ll find yourself with two hands full, so best to invest in a rucksack for your other belongings.

On test we felt this was an absolute dream of a bike, in fact, we went as far as calling it a transport gamechanger. If you’re worried by the 17kg-plus weight, there’s now the Brompton Electric P Line bike, which uses lighter frame materials to drop the claimed weight down to 15.6kg.

Reasons to avoid

The G4i is a solid choice for a commuter, with the option to add many accessories such as mudguards (fenders), a front and rear pannier rack, integrated lights, lock holster and a travel case.

The design folds in half, so that you can push it on its wheels rather than needing to carry it, or you can fully fold it into a compact package. There’s built-in rear suspension, concealed cabling and a fully enclosed drivetrain.

It features a discreetly integrated USB port on the handlebar, enabling owners to charge their phone or other small devices from the bike’s battery when not in use. although we found the quality of the integrated phone mount didn’t quite match that of the bike itself. The same goes for the LED display, which we found to be rather basic. although the information it provides is useful.

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It’s also likely to be pretty low-maintenance given that the drivetrain is completely enclosed. This makes sense, given that commuting year round usually means cycling in the wet at some point. The G4i utilizes a Shimano Nexus 3 speed internally geared hub. With 1” of elastomer suspension and 2.35” wide tyres, it is one of the more comfortable small wheelers. Single-sided wheel attachment means you don’t even have to remove the wheel, should you puncture one of the 20” wheels.

The 500W (250W in the UK/EU) G4 electric motor and 375Wh Lithium-ion battery is claimed to provide a range of up to 80km (50mi), but the most we managed to get out of it was just 44km (27mi). To be fair, that was in one of the more ‘assisted’ modes and I always had the daytime running lights on. and the city of Bath is well known for its brutally steep hills.

The bike is available from 17.6kg / 38.8lbs. However, as the weight is centred low on the frame, this at least makes the ride more stable. The folding mechanism has been improved since previous versions and can be quickly collapsed into a small package. Gocycle says this can be done in as little as ten seconds; we found it was closer to 20.

Gazelle Electric Bikes

Royal Dutch Gazelle was born 129 years ago, in the Netherlands. From the founding days in 1892 through today, quality has been the guiding force behind what we design and produce at our factory in Dieren.

Gazelle proudly carries the “Royal” title, which was awarded to by Princess Margriet in honor of their 100th anniversary in 1992. This distinction cements Gazelle’s ongoing commitment to innovation and relentless pursuit to make cycling more enjoyable and accessible for every type of rider.

Gazelle honors the past and their rich heritage of cycling by continuing to make stylish, safe, and comfortable bicycles that are built for your daily life and for the long haul, while incorporating new technologies to enhance safety, extend riding possibilities and enable more people to enjoy the ride.

The Medeo T10 HMB is the highly versatile and functional electric bike to tackle everything from the rat race to the farmers market and everything in between. The artfully designed sloping frame boasts a stylish down tube that integrates with the head tube to create a striking silhouette that will l.

Discover the Gazelle EasyFlow. The EasyFlow is like a good friend: always ready to help. You will feel secure and safe on the road on this all-rounder. Time to set off on another adventure together! Spacious step-through frame for great stability. Quick adjust stem for optimal comfort. Powe.

Discover the Gazelle Cityzen T10 HMB Speed. Reach your destination at lightning speed and with minimum effort, thanks to the powerful Bosch Performance Line mid-drive electric motor. The battery is nicely concealed in the frame giving the bike a tough and robust appearance Lightweight, maneuve.

Arrive at work fast and relaxed with the Ultimate T10 HMB. A dynamic contemporary design combined with the integrated motor and battery gives the Gazelle Ultimate T10 HMB a striking yet stylish presence. The aluminum frame is exceedingly stable, which translates into sporty handling and optimum ag.

The Medeo T10 HMB is the stylish and sporty electric bike with dual-battery capability to extend your ride beyond previous possibilities. The cleverly designed sloping frame with an integrated motor and battery is instantly recognizable and will leave drivers gasping in stunned silence as you effor.

The Ultimate is our versatile, top of the range e-bike, refined down to the last detail and designed to take you anywhere you want to go. The first-class groupset including Shimano XT, Bosch Performance line and ergonomically-shaped handlebar grips enable sporty performance, while the dynamic design.

Do you want to use your bike even more? With the Avignon C380 HMB, you choose ultimate comfort. It is truly Gazelle’s most comfortable e-bike, and you notice this in every detail. You see it in the relaxed upright sitting position, the suspension and the extra-wide tires. But also in the spacious an.

Discover the Gazelle CityZen T9 HMB. Reach your destination at lightning speed and with minimum effort, thanks to the powerful Bosch Performance Line mid-drive electric motor. The battery is nicely concealed in the frame giving the bike a tough and robust appearance Lightweight, maneuverable c.

Arrive at work fast and relaxed with the Ultimate T10 HMB. A dynamic contemporary design combined with the integrated motor and battery gives the Gazelle Ultimate T10 HMB a striking yet stylish presence. The aluminum frame is exceedingly stable, which translates into sporty handling and optimum ag.

NOTHING RIDES LIKE A GAZELLE

129 Years of Experience

Gazelle has been making durable, quality bicycles in their Dieren factory in the Netherlands since 1892. Today, they make 250,000 bikes a year, with passion, precision, and dedication.

Pedaling, Perfected

Gazelle uses top-of-line pedal-assist and battery technology to enhance and extend the cycling experience. Easily go the extra mile(s) with our powerful electric bicycles.

Comfort-Driven Design

Gazelle eBikes are designed for everyday riding, from commutes to casual cruising. With accessible frame geometry and an upright seating position, you’ll enjoy the ride longer.

Bikes For Everyone

Gazelle makes bikes to suit every type of rider and riding experience, separating their bikes into three main categories: Easy, Active, and Sportive. Each category’s bikes offer a unique riding experience, with key differences in seating posture, suspension, frame style, and more. See these styles in action above.

Behind the Scenes: Paint Shop

Check out the most impressive paint line in the world. Each Gazelle bicycle is given four individual coats of paint, and each application is quality checked to ensure even and smooth coverage. Their attention to detail is unparalleled; the decal of every Gazelle bike is applied by hand in the final stage.

Behind The Scenes: Assembly

A new Gazelle Bicycle rolls off our state-of-the-art assembly line every 90 seconds. Each bicycle is assembled and checked by a team of 25 trained technicians.

Behind The Scenes: Test Lab

Quality is paramount at Gazelle. Each bike is put through over 129 different tests in our test lab, guaranteeing the highest levels of consistency and durability, in all conditions.

Ride Like the Dutch

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional, everyone should experience the joy of riding like the Dutch. Discover our range of premium, durable, and delightful bikes.

Gazelle is a Dutch company that has been producing bicycles since 1892. The company was founded by Willem Kool, a blacksmith who started building bikes in his workshop in Dieren, Netherlands. In the early years of the company, Gazelle focused on producing sturdy and reliable bikes for everyday transportation.

As the popularity of cycling grew in the Netherlands, Gazelle expanded its product line to include a wider range of models, including children’s bikes, racing bikes, and specialty bikes such as tandems and cargo bikes. Gazelle also started exporting its bikes to other countries in Europe and beyond.

In the 1960s and 70s, Gazelle became known for its high-quality touring and racing bikes, which were prized by competitive riders for their light weight and performance. In the 1980s and 90s, the company began to FOCUS more on the leisure and recreational market, introducing a range of comfort and city bikes for everyday use.

Today, Gazelle is one of the largest and most respected bicycle brands in the Netherlands, with a reputation for producing well-designed and reliable bikes for a wide range of riders. The company continues to innovate and evolve, offering a range of electric bikes and other modern features to meet the changing needs of its customers.

Bicycling on the North Rim

The North Rim also has cycling opportunities to allow for more intimate explorations through this delightful, forested landscape.

The Bridle Path is a hard-packed, multiuse trail that traverses the forest in the North Rim developed area. It is a 1.9 mile (3.1 km) trail that connects the North Kaibab Trailhead with the Grand Canyon Lodge. Please refer to the North Rim Map for more details.

Bicycling on the North Rim: Arizona Trail

The Arizona Trail segment on the North Rim provides great mountain biking opportunities. The trail traverses 12.1 miles (19.5 km) of forest inside the park. The trail continues north of the park boundary in the Kaibab National Forest.

You can access the Arizona Trail on the North Rim from the North Kaibab Trailhead parking lot. The trailhead is at the south end of the parking lot. Before embarking on this easy to moderate trail, please review important information at the following web site. https://aztrail.org/explore/passages/passage-39-grand-canyon-north-rim/

North Rim: Bicycling to Point Imperial or Cape Royal

Riding along the Point Imperial or Cape Royal roads is not recommended and is extremely hazardous. Both access roads are narrow, have minimal shoulders, and have numerous sharp corners, which can lead to blind spots for both drivers and cyclists. Vegetation along the roads also minimizes line of sight for all road users. There are other cycling opportunities along the North Rim, as outlined above.

Bicycling on the North Rim: Rules of the Road/Safety

Cycling is a great way to experience the North Rim; however, please remember the following rules and guidelines:

  • Are subject to the same traffic rules as automobiles share the road with vehicles
  • Should use extreme caution when riding on park roads. shoulders are narrow vehicle traffic is heavy
  • Should ride single file with the flow of traffic. there are no designated cycling lanes
  • Must wear a helmet
  • Should see and be seen. wear bright colors
  • Must yield to pedestrians let them know you are approaching from behind with a bell or calm voice
  • Should bring sufficient water and snacks
  • Should acclimatize – the average elevation on the North Rim is 8,000 feet (2,438 m)
  • Be prepared for possible weather changes

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