G tech ?

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  1. Kevingrc

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    Hi anyone got a g tech electric bike, wife likes the idea of no gears.
     
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    My brother just bought one for his wife.She loves it and will probably buy a 2nd .Not cheap at about £1000 .
     
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    Thanks XS
     
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    Not only no gears but also belt driven so no chain. We looked seriously at them but decided to stick with pedal power for now when ready for electric bike is a great contender for us.
     
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    I thought just the opposite.

    Gears are essential to cope with the real world. I am am constantly up and down the gearbox on my ebike.
     
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    It's a lot of money for just a hub drive bike, there are better options out there.
     
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    The Gtech is probably the best selling eBike in the UK now and a mountain bike style version is imminent, perhaps they will fit gears.

    The single gear thing is fine if you are not too bothered about hill climbing, hub motors are easier to maintain than crank motors (and where can you get a crank motor eBike for under £1500), not sure of the merits of a carbon belt over a chain, like most things - you need to see what else is out there at that price, there are plenty of £999 bikes from established, British companies with Shimano derailleurs and hub gears.

    Go and try one and see if you can resist the eBike smile.
     
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    Wouldn't have thought it would be much cop if only £1000 at UK prices. Can't see it getting up hills without gears, not convinced on belt drives probably OK if you carry a couple of spares otherwise you will be stuck if you strip a belt, chains you can normally repair on the spot if you carry tools & any cycle shop can sort them. Battery life is a pathetic 30 miles, battery life is always quoted under ideal conditions so realistically you can reduce that by up to half what the manufacturers say and at 15 miles wouldn't be worth taking the bike out of the Motorhome garage. Bosch Active line with a 400 watt battery is 160km (manufacturers figures)and they are no supplying 500 watt batteries.
    If you want to enjoy your e-bike riding you can't beat a Bosch crank drive, buy a cheap bike with hardly any range after using it a few times you won't want to bother with it, better to spend more and have a bike you will enjoy for years.
     
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    Nothing wrong with belts....even some large engined motorbikes are driven by them....as are the vast majority of engine camshaft.
    They will far outlast a chain with no regular adjustment or lubrication needed.
     
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    Harley Davidsons for a start.
     
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    Gates belt drive on our two Kalkhoffs .. coupled to Shimano Alfine 11 speed hub gears, so no derailleur to get dirty or damaged either

    fantastic.. almost zero maintenance, super silent.. no worries about rust, dirt or sand .. just a quick wash if they get dirty..

    Battery range depends on how lazy you are.. on Eco setting, about 120 ml.. on sport 70 miles.. and super lazy about 50miles..

    but we have never ran ours flat .. out all day .. 30 - 40 miles .. up and down hills.. as if you are riding on the flat..

    I can speed along at 15 mph all day.. and never break sweat..

    You still have to peddle so you get some exercise..


    Yes.. they are expensive.. but you get what you pay for..

    you won't get a great e bike for £1k
     
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    http://wooshbikes.co.uk/ and relatively economical replacement batteries.


    Malcolm
     
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    Actually £1000.00 is cheap for an electric bike a half decent quality crank drives a lot more
    Personally wouldn't touch a bike without gears

    Woosch bikes are cheap and bloody heavy made out of rsj if the weights are anything to go buy.
     
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    There are two types of electric bikes...

    a) electric powered, with a throttle , no peddling needed.. 'twist and goes '

    b) electric power assisted bikes, known as Pedelecs.. no throttle, they do NOT go without peddling ..

    make sure you know what you are buying and it's what you want .. need..


    E Bike law .. All you need to know here http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/electric-bike-guides/uk-electric-bike-law/
     
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    Some complimentary write ups by users of these bikes. Even some experienced EBike riders.
    Seems is does go uphill after all.
    Looks like a good well priced product that were considering
     
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    It would be interesting to hear from anybody who actually has a Gtech, I have ridden something similar albeit with a 24v 200watt motor, single speed with a chain, so less powerful but it was lighter than the Gtech, useful range was only about 18/20 miles and it was certainly not the best hill climber in the world but how many people actually need a bike that has a range of more than 20 miles or so? The bike I rode was fun but I didn't think it was a viable option for hilly rides.

    So where the Gtech is concerned it is the hill climbing that intrigues me and I would love to hear from somebody who has actually ridden one. I am told that Gtech have sold over 5,000 bikes since their launch, surely somebody must have ridden one.

    Don't dismiss it because it costs £1000, there are lots of extremely good £1000 eBikes out there and the Gtech might be one of them.
     
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    Anything more than 20 miles and you get a sore arse:LOL:
     
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    Ive just bought an e bike. A2B obree model. Yes expensive, but gives a realistic range of about 70 miles, and if you have nowhere to recharge the batteries when wild camping you are slightly buggered
     

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