Today I attended the opening of the Pedego store in Hout Bay. Pedego produce electric bicycles that are fun and easy to ride. Each bike has a range of about 40 – 60 km per charge with a top speed of 35km/h. You can peddle, use the motor or you can do both which actually gives you more speed. I actually hit 25 mph which is 40 km/h with a drop of peddling. So if I did peddle, I probably would have gone much faster. Though, I might “Spoof the cam”.
As each of us is unique, there is a different bicycle to suit your personality and needs.
There is the Comfort Cruiser Series which is considered to be the entry level bike. It comes with a 500 Watt motor and a 36 volt battery and gives you a range of 50 km. I didn’t get a chance to ride it but I believe it is a great bicycle.
Then you have the Interceptor Series. This bike comes with a 500 Watt motor and a 48 volt battery. I would say this is the souped up version of the Comfort Cruiser. With this fast bike, you get a range of 50km. This bike not only has the looks but it also has the power.
The Trail Tracker, which is one of the two bikes that I rode, has to be the coolest and meanest looking bicycle I have ever seen. As I cycled around Hout Bay I could see people checking out my wheels. Those tyres will let you go where ever you want! From sand to mud, this bicycle can take it all. The Trail Tracker features a 600 Watt motor and a 48 volt battery. As this is not a commuter and since it uses more power, you will be able to get around a range of 35 KM.
The City Commuter Series is a really classy bicycle. It has that classic German look to it. The City Commuter is rather nippy with a 48 Watt motor and a 48 Volt battery. The others couldn’t keep up. This was what I rode when I hit 40 km/h. With a range of 50 kms you will be able to commute without having to worry about getting stuck. If you do, just peddle!
For the love birds there is the Tandem which allows both of you to enjoy the ride on the same bike. The Tandem comes with a 500 Watt motor and a 48 volt battery. It also has double the peddling power.
Lastly there is the 24″ Bike Step Thru with a 500 Watt motor and a 36 volt battery.
With the likes of Shimano Gears and disk brakes, I can already tell that the Pedego bicycles are made of superb quality. If you need a service or a part changed, that is no problem at all!
Driving back home stuck in traffic, coming into Camps Bay, I wished I was on a Pedego and not stuck in traffic in a box. My pick would definitely be the Interceptor Classic. I can already see myself cruising around Cape Town leaving behind nothing but dust. Which Pedego would you pick?
For more information on Pedego and the bikes available, visit Pedego’s website.