With a multitude of E-bikes on offer with a range of brands. Hopefully we can shed some light on the difference in electric hybrid bikes.
To read our article about the benefits of buying an electric bike click here
There are many different motors with different torques as well as different battery sizes. In this artical I will just talk about the difference in electric hybrid bikes. If you do want more information though on motors and batteries you can read our E-Bike Guide article.
Folding Electric Bikes
Folding E-Bikes are amazing if you want an E-Bike but don’t have much space. Whether you are looking to keep them inside, take them away on holiday in a caravan or motor home or if you live on a narrow boat. These bikes are great for a variety of riding types. The Raleigh Stow-E-Way is a perfect example of this with a 250W brushless hub motor giving 40Nm of torque and a battery that can assist you up to 30 miles it is a great little bike that can be easily folded up and transported. Weighing just 20kg its one of the lighter e-bikes.
Step Through Electric Bikes
Step through hybrid bikes are a great all round bike. People sometimes describe them as Dutch style. This is mainly due to places like Holland where most people ride a bike of this style. They are easy to hop on and off with the versatility of everyone being able to ride them. In the UK they are normally referred to as a unisex frame. These easy to ride and comfortable bikes are great for anyone. Perfect if you have a caravan or a motor home to take with you to get around or do your shopping where you are staying. The Scott Active eRide is a prime example of this.
Diamond and Trapeze Electric Hybrid Bikes
The names Diamond and trapeze describe the shape of the frames. The diamond is the gents geometry and the trapeze is the ladies geometry with more of a slope in the top tube. Most manufactures that we deal with have both geometries in the offerings on hybrid bikes. Normally with the same spec and parts but just different frame styles. If you wanted you could have a his and hers bike with all the same kit so you don’t argue over who has the better bike. The Kalkhoff Endeavour 3.B bikes show this perfectly with that bikes have the same spec but having a Gents and Ladies frame variant. (Although there is a difference in the batteries on this example, but you can get them with the same size battery)
Demo an Electric Bike
Free Demo Ride (Short Test)
We understand how important it is to test ride an electric bike and we have a number of demo electric bikes in stock and available to test at our Derby bike shop.
Our short test rides are usually long enough to demonstrate the benefits of an e-bike. We have a few routes to take you on suitable for novice or experienced riders and will tailor it to suit your preferences. Our favorite route includes a good hill to test the motor and flatter sections to test out the eco modes.
We will come along with you on the demo to show you the route and point out the key features of the bike and answer any questions you have. You can also test out multiple bikes and motor systems to compare the different bikes available. Don’t worry if you haven’t been on a bike for a while, you will have a great time and our staff will look after you.
Please get in touch or just drop in we can usually accommodate a test ride without an appointment.