Its an A-Plus Must Have E-bike Essential Jolly Bikes Thames displaying their Smart Motion E-bikes at Seally Street Markets.
Ok, I,was dubious at the start of anything E-Bike…but when I set my eyes across the road where I get my weekly dose of Flat White Coffee from Sola Cafe Thames, a Red Smart Motion E City Bicycle sat steering at me on the sidewalk.
Popularity of E-bike starts a conversation with the locals…
Instinct kicks in, my only option was to test ride the E-bike – actually I couldn’t wait to get on board and listen for the motor to kick in and take over the peddling. But before taking off at rocket speed I needed instruction from Mathias John the CEO of http://www.jollybikes.co.nz Jolly Bikes Thames and his co-worker, Neil Kaku. 5 speed, twist grip controls, throttle, 36v 15.6ah…enough of that lets get peddling…
Slow take off, down the road we go…oh!…ooh!….oooh!….I’m beginning to feel the power kick in….
Bloody ell…..power….when the motor kicks in….all you hear is a slight drive of the E-motor.
I had my first ride on an E-bike today and what can I say….
Its an A-Plus Must Have E-bike Essential
- eCity36v15.6ah Advanced lithium polymer battery with USB charging port for cellphones, etc.
- High-torque 300 watt brushless, planetary-geared motor.
- Same eDrive system designed for NZ Post – industrial-grade components and waterproofing.
- Tektro front disc brakes, with 180mm rotor for superior stopping. Tektro V brake rear.
- Shimano 8 speed cassette 11-34 gear set, with shimano revo twist grip shifter.
- Alloy step-thru frame and colour-matched alloy rims. Polypropelene guards with heavy-duty stays.
- CST Commuter tires, Kevlar guard, 26 X 1.9. Centre-mounted adjustable kickstand.
- LCD consol with 5 level Pedal assist and active throttle in all modes. Adjustable max speed.
- Heavy-duty rear battery rack, with elastic for luggage.
- Velo plush comfort seat. Semi ‘cowhorn’ comfort handle bars for a relaxed, upright ride posture.
- Integrated rear light powered from the main battery. Suspension Seat post
- Adjustable headset, adjust the handlebar height for different ride styles.
- Custom-designed Smart-motion battery for NZ conditions – superior weatherproofing.
- Marine-rated cable plugs on all components for simple and quick servicing/replacement.
- 2 year warranty on battery and motor, 6 year on frame, 12months other parts.
- Total Weight 25.5kg (includes battery).