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Each e-bike was taken on a test route by two riders. The 5km route in and around Wellington’s CBD included city traffic, fast flat roads, hills, kerbs, wooden bridges and a busy waterfront path shared with pedestrians.
We also put the e-bikes through a gruelling 20km route around Wellington’s Wadestown and Northland suburbs. The main challenge was climbing a 2km-long hill five times at a steady 20km/h (a kilometre of vertical ascent) and descending the same twisty narrow road between climbs. It also included a short, steep section of rough path with a narrow barrier negotiated at walking pace, an undulating 5km of suburban streets, and a steep descent requiring brakes to keep the e-bike to the 50km/h speed limit.
Our riding tests, along with a static assessment of the features and functions of each e-bike, were used to score the performance of the motor system and the bike. Overall score includes:
Motor system (50% of overall score)
Bike (50% of overall score)
8 Hub / Twist
Reptila 900 model also available (26" wheels)
Although we own 2 bikes of a different brand the setup is almost the same. One of the big advantages of the internal gears is that they need less maintenance and change gears much easier. Neither gear systems are changed easily up hill but a quick back peddle is better for the internal system then crunching the external system.
Made for people that don’t like to race their bikes but are nice and comfortable.
Yes, I recommend this product.