Most e-bikes currently available in the US use either front- or rear-powered hubs, many of which require the use of a throttle. The Kalkhoff pedelec system seamlessly applies power from the center-mounted electric motor directly to the bicycle’s drive train.
The level of motor assistance is dictated by the amount of power the rider generates while pedaling. A torque sensor continuously measures the rider’s power output, and the motor delivers a pre-selected
“E-bikes are a clean and inexpensive form of transportation that make it simple for anyone to integrate cycling into their daily lives,” said Geoffrey Wagner, managing director of Greenlight Bikes, the exclusive US importer of Kalkhoff bicycles. “Moreover, by eliminating hills or distance as major obstacles, electric bicycles provide non-cycling adults the opportunity to experience the excitement and joy of bike riding they might not have felt since they were kids.”
With a range of up to 50 miles per charge, Kalkhoff e-bikes pricing ranges from $2,499 to $3,399. Standard bikes start at $949. The bikes come in several configurations, frame styles and sizes and can be ordered from here.