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ExtraEnergy Pedelec and E-Bike Magazine no. 13
Issue 13 of the ExtraEnergy Pedelec and E-Bike Magazine is in English and German, and includes 26 detailed test reports and results. Find your perfect pedelec via the product categories. But don’t forget to take a thorough test ride before you buy.
On 3 March 2016, the winners of the pedelec and e-bike test autumn 2015 were honoured at Taipei Cycle Show 2016.
In this, the 13th edition of the ExtraEnergy Magazine, the spotlight is firmly on the test results for the 2016 models which we tested in Autumn 2015, a total of 26 bikes. Seven of these pedelecs were crowned test winners, having most closely matched the requirements set for their particular product category.
Find your perfect pedelec via the product categories
Want something simple and uncomplicated? Then the Kalkhoff Integrale 10, test winner in the easy product category, could be just the pedelec for you. Seeking a travel companion? The TX Series from Flyer, tour category test winner, might be your perfect match. Or are you looking for a reliable family pedelec? The Kettler EXPLORER HDE, part of their Heavy Duty range, will keep its cool even under heavy loads. Perhaps you’re a connoisseur of the city, and crave comfort? With an elegant ‘trapez’ frame well-balanced ride quality, the Kettler Traveller E, test winner in the city-comfort category, may steal your heart. Or do you need a business partner? With its ST2 S, Stromer has set a new benchmark for the business pedelec category. Thirsty for adventure? The Bergamont Contrail C 8.0 Nyon, test winner in the sport offroad product category, has a clear destination in mind: up the nearest mountain! Looking for a partner to share the good times? With its unusual frame geometry, and highest power assistance figures among all of the bikes on test, the M1 Schwabing Belt Drive rode to a clear test win in the lifestyle pedelec product category. Appreciate maximum flexibility? With their Q Compact Power, Klever have delivered a compact all-rounder with a striking design in the folding+compact category.
We hope that you will find your perfect pedelec within these pages, but don’t forget to take a thorough test ride before you buy. And do take advantage of ExtraEnergy Test IT Show events to obtain a first riding impression of the best pedelecs from this test; you will find the full events listing at www.ExtraEnergy.org.
ExtraEnergy has carried out independent e-bike and pedelec tests since 1992. Since then the organisation has established itself as the most influential information, user protection and promotional organisation for light electric vehicles (LEVs) worldwide.
The founders realised from the start that these vehicles need to be experienced first-hand. Since 1997 the Test IT Track has been on the road, and today has three units for the Test IT Show. ExtraEnergy is also rooted at its test facility in Tanna, where 24 years of test reports and LEV history are on display at the LEV Museum.
Other services on offer include presentations and exhibitions at trade and public shows, plus information distribution with the assistance of correspondents worldwide.
Alongside our physical presence, www.extraenergy.org provides a treasure-house of information online. With support from the European Union and the IEA (International Energy Agency), in 2012 the Go Pedelec! Handbook was published in German, English, Dutch, Hungarian, Czech, Italian, Spanish and Chinese, including much new information and best practice studies for electric-assist two-wheelers.
As founding members of the EnergyBus and BATSO (Battery Safety Organisation) associations, ExtraEnergy is also active on both the ISO (International Standards Organisation) Standards Committee, with a focus on mechanical standardisation, and on the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), and so helps set safety and communication standards for LEVs worldwide.
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