GAZELLE POWER

Urban Cyclist - - Agenda -

The re­cent Euro­bike, the world’s largest bike show held an­nu­ally in Ger­many, fea­tured the usual flotilla of road, moun­tain and hy­brid bikes, but the stand­out theme was the grow­ing num­ber of elec­tric bikes, specif­i­cally MTBs and com­mut­ing ef­forts. Amer­i­can brand Gazelle have planted a firm foothold in this rapidly grow­ing mar­ket and the Ar­royo – seen here – is set to en­hance their rep­u­ta­tion fur­ther. It’s adopted the tra­di­tional 19th- cen­tury Dutch de­sign and is pow­ered by a pow­er­ful 400-watt Bosch mid- drive mo­tor that has a range of up to 90 miles. With 50Nm of torque, it pro­vides help not only on the flat but also hilly ter­rain. There are four set­tings of pedal as­sis­tance with Magura brakes pro­vid­ing stop­ping du­ties, while eight gears – and that elec­tric sup­port – should cope with the ur­ban net­work. The Ar­royo’s avail­able in two colours – matt blue and matt black. www.gazellebikes.com

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