Friday 24 August 2012

Electric Bike

I decided that to get about from moorings to local shops etc. a moped would be a good idea.  I have an old but nearly mint Puch Maxi

But weighing in at 48kg and that it requires tax, MOT, insurance and servicing and that it would mean having petrol on board it became clear pretty quickly it wasn't relay a sensible option.

So the search was on for an electric bike.  A good look around the market and a lot of research I came up with this little beauty.

I have to admit I wasn't expecting much when I ordered it but knowing I had the 7 day remote selling laws on my side I thought I have nothing to lose.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  It's a very capable and sturdy bike and a very welcome addition to the boat kit.

The longest journey so far has been a shopping trip to a supermarket which was 4 miles each way.  On the way out I used pedal assist, on the way back I just used power only.  This I thought would cane the batteries and I would be peddling back too, but to my surprise this trip left the battery indicator still showing full.

Otherwise I've just used it to nip about instead of walking.  Weighing in at only 20kg it's easy to get on and off the boat too.

Conclusion.  Well pleased.

The gumph:-

Frame: Aluminum Alloy Folding Frame
Motor: 250 Watt Brushless Hub Motor
Gears & Speed: 7-Speed Shimano (Tourney) Gear System
Battery: 36V/10ah Lithium Ion Battery
Charger: Hi Power for Li-ion 36 volt Smart Charger with 5 - 6 Hours charging Time (depending on use)
Tyres: 20" x 1.95"
Speed: 15 mph (24 kph) (Motor Only) – UK Speed Limit
Distance: Up to 30 miles (48 km) range (depending on weather conditions and terrain)

Twist Throttle and Pedal Assistance System (PAS)
Braking System: Front V- Brake and Rear Servo Brake
Front Forks: ZOOM CH-650 DH, Alloy Double-Crown Adjustable Suspension
Saddle Post: Alloy and Zoom Suspension
Mudguards: Front and Rear
Storage: Rear Carrier Included
 Weight Capacity: 100 kg (220 lbs)

Bike Weight: 15kg Without Battery
Battery Pack: Removable (quick release) and Lockable
Battery Weight: 4 kg (9lbs)
Legalities: No road tax or driving licence required. Insurance or helmet also not required


  1. Am I being dim????
    Can't see what make is it and what sort of price.
    We have one fold up bike but if I go to it needs some power other than me :)

  2. Julie it looks like,

    Pro Rider - E-Wayfarer Electric Folding Bike

  3. Indeed it is. I'm still very pleased with it.