Mr Mark Jessen

Guide To Buying an Electric Bicycle | Man of Many


1. Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPA Race 500 27.5 Electric Mountain Bike

This German-made e-bike is a thing of true performance and beauty. It comes equipped with a Bosch CX Drive Unit with 75Nm torque, which is touted as the absolute best e-MTB drive unit on the market. Pair that with a 500Wh battery, Fox Float suspension forks, rear shock, Shimano XT shifting and a hydraulic disc brake system and you’re looking at an electric bike that can master any mountain with the utmost precision. The Cube Stereo Hybrid will cost you, but you’ll get what you pay for.

2. Cube Reaction Hybrid HPA Pro 500 Electric Mountain Bike

Cube’s 2017 mid-range model is a best of all worlds stunner that delivers optimisation across the board. The Reaction Hybrid utilises things like advanced hydroforming, a tapered head tube, Frame Safe system and Agile Ride Geometry to ensure safety, comfort, power, durability and adaptability. A Bosch CX drive allows up to 75Nm to aid riders on those steep inclines, while a Shimano 10-speed Deore transmission enables seamless gear shifting. The Reaction Hybrid is built to handle any terrain or weather condition with the utmost alacrity and dependability.

3. VelectriX Foldaway 8ah

With a low step through frame, 5 levels of pedal assistance or throttle control, speedy charge time and a nifty foldable design, the VelectriX Foldaway 8ah is the versatile e-bike of choice for the modern day urbanite. During the week you can beat the rush hour traffic by riding it to work, and the fold-up design allows for effortless storage. On the weekends adjust that motor down a few notches and pump up a sweat. For the man who loves to do everything, look no further.

4. Cube Touring Hybrid 400

Cube’s model for the everyday traveller is all kinds of dependable and functional. Featuring a sturdy aluminium frame, 9-speed Shimano transmission, a 400wh battery, a weight-saving multi-layered paint job, integrated cable routing and a frame safe system, the Touring Hybrid is safe, dynamic and comfortable. This German-engineered bike is a no-brainer for the urban warrior.

5. Merida e-SPRESSO CITY 410

The e-SPRESSO CITY 410 e-bike was engineered in Germany exclusively for commuters who want a smooth, effortless ride to and from work. Offering five tiers of pedal control and powered by Shimano STEPS drivetrain and a premium electric drive system, this beauty navigates those city streets and bike paths without breaking stride. The e-SPRESSOR CITY 410 is an ideal resource for the go-getter who’s tired of jutting forward in the morning traffic.
Cube’s entry-level offering presents many of the same features as the standard Hybrid 400. That again means a comfortable, dependable, versatile e-bike that’s easy to charge, easy to ride and easy to control. It also comes built with a Frame Save System for added safety, allowing for easy replacement in the case of a crash.

6. Cube Touring Hybrid 400 Easy Entry

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