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Cycling with tailwind – a buyers guide

The times when e-bikers were laughed at by "real" cyclists are long gone. Bicycles with motors have made huge progress, not just in terms of technology but also optically. It's no coincidence that every seventh bike sold in Switzerland is an electronic bike. Our e-bike range with over 130 bikes is bound to include something that suits you.

To know what you are looking for in our e-bike range, I will show you what criteria you should consider when buying your e-bike:

1. Speed

Most e-bikes feature pedal assistance of up to 25 km/h and can cover distances of more than 100km. Faster e-bikes, such as the ST1 X from Stromer or the eCorso Gates from Cresta, even have a maximum speed of 45km/h! For the latter, wearing a helmet is obligatory and you must attach a yellow control plate with an insurance sticker to the bike.

2. Type of drive

Most e-bikes today are driven by central or rear-wheel motors.
An advantage of a central drive is that when changing gears, both the pedal rate as well as the motor transmission are changed. Ideally, the cyclist and the motor work in the speed that offers the best power. In addition, the front and rear wheels can be easily installed and removed as they are not equipped with a motor. Virtually all major manufacturers such as Bosch, Yamaha, Shimano and Panasonic use this technology.
Rear wheel motors are characterised by a direct transmission of force as well as good ground adhesion, which encourages a sporty and dynamic cycling behaviour. The cyclist will feel like someone is pushing him or her from behind. Disadvantage: When changing the rear wheel, the wiring must be disconnected.

3. Battery and range

The battery is one of the most important components on an e-bike. Practically all large manufacturers install lithium-ion batteries because they are the be all and end all of batteries due to their comparatively low weight, high performance and eco-friendliness. The heavier nickel-metal hydrid batteries have now become less common and are only used in low-priced entry-level bikes.
The travel distance, which can be covered with one battery charge (usually indicated as "range"), depends on different factors: On the one hand, of course, on the capacity of the battery itself and on the strength of the chosen motor support. On the other hand, on the terrain, tyre pressure as well as the weight and strength of the cyclist. Bosch has created an online range assistant to calculate how far you can go with your Bosch motor.

4. Area of application

The e-bike's area of application is very important, of course. Do you need the bike for your daily trip to work in the city? Do you plan on going for long cycling tours? Or are you a passionate biker who is happy when the bike can provide some support up a hill? Depending on the intended use, a city trekking or mountain e-bike is the right choice for you.

E-bikes for the city

eCorso Gates (53cm)
CHF 4798.–
Cresta eCorso Gates (53cm)
The eCorso Gates by Cresta is great in the city as well as for extensive tours.

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Lundi 10S (46cm)
Moustache Lundi 10S (46cm)
Dass es möglich ist, unsere eingefahrenen Gewohnheiten hinter uns und das Auto in der Garage zu lassen, nicht nur am Montagmorgen.

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Urbanico E F8 (50cm)
CHF 2295.–instead of 2699.–1
Hercules Urbanico E F8 (50cm)

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E-bikes for tours

Trekking (51cm)
Cilo Trekking (51cm)
Schlicht und schön: Die Batterie ist unsichtbar in das untere Rahmenrohr eingelassen!
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Sduro Trekking 5.0 (52cm)
CHF 3299.–
Haibike Sduro Trekking 5.0 (52cm)

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E-bikes up hill and down dale

Samedi 27 Trail 9 (44cm)
CHF 7299.–
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 9 (44cm)

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Sduro Nduro 6.0 (47cm)
CHF 4599.–
Haibike Sduro Nduro 6.0 (47cm)
Leistungsstarke Performance und cooles Design finden bei diesem E-Bike kompromisslos zueinander.

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Kato FS 8 (44cm)
GHOST Kato FS 8 (44cm)
Das Flaggschiff unserer HybRides mit Shimano STEPS 8000 und dicker Plus-Bereifung!

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Theresa Schieder

Theresa Schieder

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Theresa Schieder

I’m not a great cook, struggle with home decorating and am incapable of properly assembling IKEA furniture. So at Galaxus, I’m a marketing manager in charge of sports. And sports is also what I love doing best in my spare time: cycling, tennis, skiing, swimming or working out at the gym. I’m also passionate about football and a big Bayern Munich supporter.

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User beat_angst

Der größte Nachteil des mittel Motors ist die Abnützung durch den Motor werden Kette, Kettenblätter und Ritzel vielstärker abgenützt das kann bei täglichem Velogebrauch bis zum jährlichen Kettensatzwechsel führen. Der Nabenmotor hat dagegen kein Verschleiss.

13.04.2017
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User beat_angst

Beim mittel Motor unterscheidet man zwischen Antrieben mit eigenem Zahnrad (Flyer) und Tretlager Motor (Bosch, Panasonic), wobei letztere profitieren von besserem Übersetzungsverhältnis und weniger Verschleiss.

13.04.2017
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