To answer that question, we have to talk about the usual trade offs of choosing an e-bike. Specifically - the more powerful motor and bigger battery size, the more the bike weighs. The average “full power” e-bike will weigh in the region of 25kg - 28kg but will offer up to a range of 75 miles and a motor that will get you up the steepest hills with the minimum of effort. On the other end of the scale are the lightest e-bikes (approx 16kg) which come with a less powerful motor and smaller battery and are intended to be used mostly without assistance but will offer a helping hand when you most need it.
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The Whyte Highgate and Clifton sit exactly in between these two types of e-bike offering you a relatively lightweight bike at approximately 20kg whilst still offering a motor that can tackle the steep hills and a battery that gives you an average of 45 miles of range. It is a classic hybrid shape and is a fun, maneuverable bike that is comfortable, confident and efficient on roads and gravel alike due to the 650b size wheels and wide 47c tyres. Hydraulic disc brakes offer sure braking performance in all conditions with minimal maintenance and Shimano Deore gears provide smooth, reliable shifting. Available in two different shapes and various sizes there will be a Whyte Highgate or Clifton to suit most people.
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The beauty of having two different frame shapes means that most heights and body proportions can be catered for. The Whyte Highgate tends to suit people with longer legs in proportion to height and comes in smaller sizes whereas the Whyte Clifton usually suits people with a longer torso by height and will come in larger sizes also.
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If you are looking for an e-bike that offers the best balance between weight and battery and motor capacity, the Whyte Highgate and Clifton are hard to beat. Relatively light, a motor that can get you easily up most hills and a battery that provides enough range for longer commutes or leisure rides and sizing that will suit almost everybody.