The world is hopefully jumping on the bandwagon of going more green and more eco-friendly. The next generation are being taught to fix what the older generation have been harmfully doing to the earth. One of the biggest trends you see now is more e-bikes on the road. Taking biking to a whole new level of ways to commute.
Are E-bikes the next big thing?
My answer is – absolutely. Those that may or may not be able to bike as far to work can opt for an e-bike. Those that just want a more eco-friendly way to travel to and from their everyday destinations, it’s the perfect solution.
We have teamed up with E-trends to test out our very first Trekker E-bike for our family. Being a big bike riding family we were keen to see what all the fuss was about.
Here is what we thought of the Trekker E-bike…
Self-Assembly was required – but don’t worry it’s easy. Pop on the front tire, two pedals and the handle bars with a few twists of screws and all you need it to charge up the battery. The 36V*7.5AH Lithium ion battery pops in and out of it’s slot and locks into place with a key. It has a recharge time of 4-5 hours.
With adjustable leather saddle, it’s perfect for myself or my husband to ride it. This was a big deal for us because we wanted one to share. Overall, it’s a good size bike, not too big I can’t handle and not too small for my husband to feel secure. It’s suitable for riders up to 120kgs/264lbs. I also found it’s easy to lift on my own and put in my car. I was worried it would be heavy with such a big battery but it weighs 22kg/49lbs.
On first pedal of the Trekker E-bike it rides smooth.
As a regular bike it rides smooth. With 27.5 inch wheels and double wall aluminium alloy rims, it’s a solid bike. You have 7-speed Shimano gears with R:7S Rove shifter and derailleur to choose from.
As an electric bike, turn on the 250w motor with just the click on the left display screen and off you go, even smoother. It has 3 Pedal power-assist modes and 6km/h pushing mode. You have assistance provided up to 15.5 mph / 25 km/h for those long haul rides or when you need it most.
We were so impressed with how easy it was to use and maneuver. Providing up to 30 miles of adventure and exploring.
Quality in the make?
Absolutely. With it’s 17.7 inch aluminium alloy frame with steel forks, you feel safe. It has disk brakes that don’t falter. It can all be adjustable for your size without feeling flimsy. It’s a durable e-bike. And if you don’t think so you have a 2 year warranty to satisfy you. Not once have I road this e-bike and thought it wouldn’t last.
Would you switch to an e-bike?
We have totally been converted. It’s not a “lazy” thing to get an e-bike, at all. There seems to be a big craze over these beautiful bikes and I see why. It’s a different experience in biking. It provides commuting for those that want to drive less and be outdoors more. Also provides an easy way to exploring mother nature farther, longer, and better. Watch out…everyone in your family will toss their scooters aside for their own e-bike too. Then it makes for a great family bike ride adventure.
Quick Technical Details
- Adjustable seat
- 7-speed Shimano gears with R:7S Rove shifter and derailleur
- Disk brakes
- 17.7-inch aluminium alloy frame with steel forks
- 27.5-inch wheels with double wall aluminium alloy rims
- Suitable for riders up to 120kgs/264lbs
- Size: 178cm x 60cm x 108cm / 70″ x 24″ x 43.5″
- Weight: 22 kg / 49 lbs
- 36V*7.5AH Lithium ion removable/lockable battery
- Recharge time of 4-5 hours
- 250W motor
- 3 Pedal power-assist modes and 6km/h pushing mode
- LED battery display (check this)
- Range of 30 miles (dependent on terrain, style of riding, weight carried and level of assist)
- Assistance provided up to 15.5 mph / 25 km/h
- Battery warranty: 2 Years / 700 charges (battery must be fully charged at least once a month).
- *dependent on terrain, style of riding, weight carried and level of assist. Above technical details provides by E-trends.
We were sent this e-bike for the purpose of this review. But all views, opinions and photos are our own. Do check out E-trends website from the links above for more information and more e-bike options.
Kim Carberry says
This looks and sounds like a fantastic bike. I have been looking at e-bikes to keep up with the kids, my knees and back ain’t what they used to be. x