What are Step Through Electric Bikes?
Effortless cycling and German practicality on these Kalkhoff step-through e-bikes
Step through electric bikes are the pinnacle of practicality. Not only do you get to enjoy the effortless glee of using a pedal-assist motor, you can also step right onto both pedals without having to lift a leg over. They are ideal for men and women wearing business attire, skirts, kilts, or unfeasibly tight trousers. They’re also great for those who are recovering from injuries – or simply for those who like to make their lives easy.
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Here are our 5 favourite step through electric bikes for 2019.
Kalkhoff Image 5.S Move Step-Through Electric Bike 2019: £2,699
A brand new model for 2019 and we know it’s going to be a good one! Why? Because it features Shimano Steps drive systems – arguably the smoothest drive system within the electric bike market! The integrated battery means it looks like a normal bike and the Nexus 8-speed gear mechanism allows you to change gears when the bike is stationary – very useful if you stop at the bottom of a hill as you don’t need to pedal off in too high a gear.
Kalkhoff Endeavour 5.1 Advance Step-Through Electric Bike 2019: £2,499
The high capacity 500Wh battery is enclosed inside the frame downtube to make it a more “normal” looking bike and the motor is mounted at bottom bracket level which gives the bike a more natural feeling and is more stable than other electric bikes. Plus, the adjustable stem means you can easily adjust your sitting posture making it a very comfortable e-bike to ride.
Kalkhoff Endeavour 1.I Move 2019 Step-Through Electric Bike 2019: £1,899 – £2,059
With two models to choose from, this electric bike is a great choice if you’re looking for the reliability and quality of a Kalkhoff electric bike but without maxing out your budget. Although it’s the most affordable bike in the Kalkhoff range, you’ll still benefit from everything you would expect from a modern e-bike – Impulse 11Ah/17Ah Li-Ion battery, suspension forks and hydraulic disc brakes.
Kalkhoff Sahel 3.I Move 2019 Step-Through Electric Bike: £2,099 – £2,299
The compact, storable format features folding pedals and a Speed-lifter twist stem. These features means it’s a great choice if you want to store in at home, work on in the car, particularly because the walk mode makes it easy to push the bike e.g. up a ramp or down a hallway. It’s also a quicker steering bike due to the 20″ wheels with the battery fitting neatly behind the frame seat tube.
Merida Expresso City 200EQ 2019 £2,250
Ideal for city riding, this bike has one of the smoothest and efficient power assist on the market. The Shimano STEPS E5000 drive unit achieves the trick of making the bike feel very light while the bluetooth interface allows you to use your phone as your display.