THIS IS CHANGING!
REAR WHEEL MOTOR
Key Brand using this type of motor is our most affordable brand, Free Go Electric Bikes. Offering 3 battery options, 8Ah - 10Ah - 16Ah. Which will give you average ranges of:
- 8 - 15 to 25 miles .... £999
- 10 - 20 to 30 miles .... £1,099
- 16 - 30 to 40 miles .... £1,299
The Rear hub driven 250w torque motor, has 5 variable levels of assistance, the higher the level of assistance of course the quicker the battery will drain.
SHIMANO STEPS SYSTEM
Our brand Merida Bicycles, are predominantly using the Shimano Steps Systems.. their "Performance" E-Bikes are using the E8000 motor, 504Wh battery combines serious off-road performance with no motor drag. And the "Active" E-Bikes are using the E6000 motor & 504Wh battery.
- E8000 battery life span, Shimano claim the battery will support the rider for 100km on one charge, mind this will be subject to the level of riding and trail type.
- E6000 battery should last for 150km on one charge - same applies to this battery as above.
The motor is placed under the crankset to give fast and responsive support to the rider upon each pedal stroke, aiming for the ride to feel as natural as possible - as close to riding a normal MTB as they can get it!
Usually a bike with the Shimano Steps systems, will be costing anything from the £2,000 and upwards. The first "Performance" Merida is £2,500 & the first "Active" Merida costs £2,500.
Widely regarded as the industry favoured system, the Bosch set up offers 4 motor options, a lot of brands opting to use the very high tech serviceable system. Although non of our in store brands use the Bosch system, we are equipped to service the motors. Runs as a very close [But different] system as the Shimano Steps, in a nut shell ... they both are located within the drivetrain, similar mileage, price points and out puts of motor torque.
YAMAHA MOTOR [within Giant SyncDrive Systems]
Yamaha are a comfy that are producing E-Bike products for other companies, currently Giant Bicycles are using Yamaha technologies with their 'SyncDrive PRO' system which is "powered" the Japanese company. Ofcourse, Giant is not a brand we deal with here at Mitchell's - however, our friends over at Swindon Cycles, do. They are the area Giant dealership.
SyncDrive systems offering three motor options; "Life", "Sport" & "Pro".
- SyncDrive Life is the ideal solution for E-bikes with low step-through frames. This compact, mid-drive motor ensures perfect weight distribution, which makes the E-bike more stable and balanced. Centralized mass leads to a natural weight balance while riding and while stopped, so it’s a great choice for recreational E-bike riders. It delivers a maximum 60Nm (Newton Meters) of smooth torque, letting you conquer hills and greater distances with ease.
- SyncDrive Sport offers three support modes and is equipped on E-bikes that are used for both everyday riding and more demanding off-road riding. This small mid-drive motor delivers a powerful 80Nm of torque and is widely acclaimed for its performance and reliability. It delivers instant motor engagement and smooth power delivery that feels like a natural extension of a rider’s own pedaling power.
- SyncDrive Pro powered by Yamaha is designed for high-performance E-bike riding. Giant tuned the motor to make it more powerful, producing a performance-oriented riding style. The lightweight, compact SyncDrive Pro motor is used primarily on Giant’s high-performance E-bikes including the new Full-E+ SX Pro and Full-E+ Pro off-road models.
Check out the Giant website and specifics of the SYNCDRIVE motors by clicking the link .... HERE.
TRANZ X SYSTEM
Tranz X is the last brand we are yet to find out bit more about, none of our current brands use the companies products - although, again, our friends at Swindon Cycles are stocking a brand called EBCO - which use both the Tranz X & Bosch Systems. We're keen to get on the bikes and check out the system & as soon as we do, be sure we'll update you all!
European Union[EU] definition is applicable.
The tighter restrictions of the Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycle Regulations 1983 (including a 200 kg weight limit on solo bicycles) were removed on 6 April 2015 by the Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles (Amendment) Regulations 2015. "Information Sheet" (PDF)."The Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles (Amendment) Regulations 2015" (PDF).
Riders must be at least 14 years of age, but no driving licence is required.
NOTE: The Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycle Regulations 1983 applies only to Great Britain. Northern Ireland, under devolved power, remains under the 1983 law. No attempt has been made to introduce compliance with European Union directive 2002/24/EC by the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Written and published by Steven Mitchell. 28|2|18