Gazelle Electric Bike – Second Hand – 50% off.
If you are looking for some assistance and a great quality bike then this second hand Gazelle Panasonic could be the bike for you.
Gazelle bikes are made in their own factory in Holland and go through a very rigorous testing procedure. The visual effect is stunning and the quality is clear from the outset. On top of that you can rest assured that this is a bike that has been designed and manufactured as a bike meant to last for life.
The bike comes with a 400 wh battery . The price of this bike new would be over £2000. The bike has done 600 miles and we are selling it for £1000. There is a small scuff on one of the brake levers but otherwise it is in good condition.
The motor is the Panasonic front hub motor brushless 250 watt. The Panasonic motor is very quiet to the extent that it is virtually inaudible. With the motor in the front hub it is almost invisible could be mistaken for a dynamo. There is no resistance from the motor when cycling without assistance or free-wheeling. The torque of the motor is 30 nm. These systems are less expensive than the crank drive motors (such as Bosch) but in our experience they are, if anything, more reliable and of course Panasonic is a good quality brand. The assistance is not as much as you could get with a Bosch but if you are looking to still do some work and just have the help there when you need it, then the Panasonic motor will do that for you.
The battery is the gold size (400 watt hours) sufficient to take you upto about 60 miles. Assuming that you use different levels of assistance and up and down hills then a realistic estimate of the range is about 40 miles.
Non Electric Parts
Gazelle make their bikes with 3 main criteria:
- Low maintenance
The bike has an enclosed chain case making it far easier to maintain and of course less mess. It has hub hears, which last much longer than derailleur gears and you can change gear when stationary. It has good LED front and back lights with the front light integrated into the mudguard.The lights run off the battery. It also has a Dutch style wheel lock (or cafe lock) very convenient for those quick stops.
To make it comfortable it has a wide saddle with suspension seatpost. The upright position for riding these bikes is about the most relaxed you can be on a bike. It also has front suspension and you can change the position of the handlebars using a patented stem system that operated with the flick of a lever.
The bike is a 53 cm frame. This will suit anyone from about 5’7″ to 6′.
The bike is second hand and therefore does not come with a warranty. However, the bike was bought from us and we have serviced it.
If you like the Dutch style of cycling (and I challenge you not to) and you want genuine quality then Gazelle is the bike for you.