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Kalkhoff Agattu Electric Bicycle – the best electric bike in the world?

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Apparently this Kalkhoff Agattu is just about the best electric bicycle you can buy in the world right now. It uses a Panasonic Pedelec system (which senses how hard you’re pedalling and adjusts power assist accordingly), has a range of up to 50 miles and will charge up in 3 hours. What makes it special? Well according to this review it seems to be the combination of low weight, robustness and performance when compared with the rest of the field. I asked the dudes to lend me one for review a while back but they ignored me, which seems to be a common reaction with the green crowd. They’re either all a bit suspicious of the cynical journalist mantra, or simply don’t have time to spare right now. Anyhoo, it’s £1325.00 including delivery.

 The new Kalkhoff Agattu is winning a reputation as the replacement for the out-of-production Giant Lafree, which many people rated as the best electric bike ever. It uses a pedelec system, meaning the Panasonic motor senses when and how hard the pedals are being used. Your pedalling is converted into motor power which drives the rear wheel through the chain and gears. This makes for near silent operation, excellent hill climbing and the sensation of being bionically boosted.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


6 Comments

  • *cough, cough* Schwinn’s line of electric bikes is out and they’re looking awfully nice: http://www.schwinnbike.com/products/intbikes_category.php?id=110

  • Golly, they do look nice. That Continental looks positively elegant. :-)

  • The Optibike blows this thing away. just sayin. http://www.optibike.com

  • The Optibike is 9K. I would hope it would blow it away.

  • I want to buy a Optibike, they are a huge price. I live in UK & there is no agent here yet to get one from unfortunately.

  • No way 50cycles.com rules

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