Electric Bikes 101 at Kalkhoff eBikes



A bicycle can perk you up on the way to work, burn calories, alleviate congestion on roads, and help reduce Co2 emissions, but not everyone wants to arrive to work strapped head to toe in sweat-soaked spandex. On a visit to Kalkhoff eBikes in Portland, OR, we found out more about the niche for electric bicycles, which help commuters get around town on two wheels without breaking a sweat.

Retail manager Todd Peres explains the advantages of an electric bike over an ordinary bicycle or gas-powered scooter, how the electric assist mechanism works, and even the laws that separate these bikes from their larger road-going cousins.

Also, get a closer look at the Kalkhoff Tasman an urban cruiser that gets up to 50 miles of assisted pedaling and comes stacked from the factory with features including a cargo rack, fenders, front suspension and even hydraulic brakes from the same company the outfits Ducati motorcycles.

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Electric Bikes 101 at Kalkhoff eBikes

4 thoughts on “Electric Bikes 101 at Kalkhoff eBikes

  • May 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm
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    wheres the review part of this where you say "well compared too a normal bike its…"???

  • June 13, 2011 at 12:05 pm
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    "With this you're still riding a bike". So why not get a bike.

  • May 18, 2018 at 2:01 pm
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    Impulse engines are rubbish !!! My Kalkhoff Speedbike is now 2yrs and 3 months old and has been in the repairshop for 11 months in total (2 new motors !!!) I expect Derby-Cycle/Kalkhoff to provide me with a solid solution !

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