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This is an, understandably, common desire for the e-bike enthusiast.
There are the cheap (but cheerful!) grunty rear-motor Magnums through to the more refined reliable Bosch mid-drive Gepida Berig’s, and quite a few in-between. Ask us about the KTM (also Bosch) Area SE2 (arriving pre-christmas). And for those more adventurous types we have a range of full suspension KTM models arriving in time for Christmas, the KTM Prowler SE2 being our flagship model, like those ridden by the winning team at this year’s E-MTB Enduro World series in Europe.
The best advice is to try out a few different bikes. Test ride a rear motor and a mid-drive. The rear motor e bikes are still the best value for money, but not everyone can deal with their ‘surging’ natures. Other considerations are battery size; will you be going on lengthy (over 60km) rides? Your average e-bike will comfortably accommodate that, depending on terrain and weather conditions; but it’s good to make sure that the bike you’re looking at is capable.
Will you be glamping, or are you a hardy slog-it-out bikepacker? If so, you’ll need a carrier and saddlebags (waterproof!) Don’t let anyone tell you you need to spend a fortune on these; Brian Phillips make a completely waterproof, reasonably priced saddle bag at $195 per pair.
At the end of a days ride you want to be able to feel that you’ve had a blast and look forward to getting back on the saddle tomorrow.
Contact us at Electrify Dunedin or visit us at 249B Cumberland St, Dunedin