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Kalkhoff Durban Move G8 2018 Men's Electric Bike

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Kalkhoff Durban Move G8 2018 Men's

Thanks to the Durban Move G8's simplified rear wheel-drive design, Kalkhoff have created a more affordable, yet still super reliable, electric bike for city riding.

Thanks to its less-is-more design, the Durban Move G8 Kalkhoff could be the perfect urban e-bike.

How did Kalkhoff create a simpler e-bike

  • Kalkhoff spec'ed the proven, reliable Groove Go rear wheel drive motor
  • Rear wheel drive is simpler and less costly than integrating the motor with the bottom bracket and chainset
  • Its 32Nm torque motor is less powerful than you'll find on more expensive Kalkhoffs but it's just fine for hilly cities
  • Its 252 Wh Li-ion battery has a maximum range of 45km per charge in the best conditions (probably around 20km in mixed conditions, but that's still sufficient run time for most urban cyclists)
  • Its smaller capacity makes the battery lighter weight (sub-2kg rather than the usual 3.5kg) and more compact so it can be fixed to the frame down tube
  • Instead of a control panel computer on the handlebar, the Durban Move makes do with an on/off button on the battery
  • Kalkhoff also save on weight and cost by equipping the Durban Move G8 with a rigid fork rather than suspension
  • In compliance with EU and UK law, this e-bike is a pedal bike with up to 250W power assist, which cuts out once you reach 25KPH (15.5 MPH)
  • This limiter doesn't prevent you going faster 'the old way' - by pedalling harder

Owning an electric bicycle - confessions of a fit young lad - see our best read blog.

The Bike Itself

The bike itself looks and rides like a high quality hybrid bike - albeit with a 250 Watt motor to ease the strain of riding uphill and into headwinds.

  • Svelte aluminium alloy frame
  • Proven reliable Shimano Altus/SLX 1x8 Rapidfire gear shifting
  • Quality hydraulic disc brakes - why you want them
  • The bike comes fitted with full mudguards and a chainguard to help you stay clean
  • It also comes with a rear rack to carry panniers
  • Then it's fitted with a heavy duty kickstand for easy parking when there's nowhere convenient to lean the bike
  • The high quality front and rear LED lights are powered by the main battery (like a car's lights)
  • These lights are bolted onto the bike - the front at the fork crown and the rear on the back of the pannier rack - so you'll never be caught out without them
  • The adjustable stem makes it easier to achieve the most comfortable bar height

Why we introduced Kalkhoff bikes to our range - the blog.

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Technical Specifications

Kalkhoff Durban Move G8 2018 Men's 
FrameUrban RHM, aluminium
ForkUrban Tour rigid
MotorGroove Go, 36 V / 250 W
DisplayControl panel on battery
BatteryGroove Li-Ion 36 V
BrakesTektro T285, hydraulic disc brake
Rear derailleurShimano Sora R3000
Gear leverShimano Altus M310
Crank setConcept 44t
HandlebarConcept Tour
StemAluminium, adjustable
SaddleConcept Trekking
Seat postConcept
Front hubConcept, QR
Rear hubGroove Go, rearhub motor
Wheel rimsRodi Web
Tyres28": Schwalbe Citizen, 42-622 / 700x40
HeadlightsAXA Blueline30, LED
Luggage carrierSport, aluminium
Bike standUrsus Queen, rear stand
PedalComfort, with anti slip protection and reflector
ChargerGroove Go, 2A
Battery capacity7 Ah (252 Wh)
Range45km (assuming the easiest riding conditions without headwinds or hills).
A more realistic range might be around 20km in mixed conditions.
Weight- weighed in our Bruntsfield shop March 2018Large Frame: 20.54kg/45.28lb


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