Electric Espresso 8i step-thru
The Mid-Drive Advantage
Mid-Drive Systems are excellent for out-putting big amounts of torque, applicable for everyday commuting, climbing hills and powering through unfavourable terrain. Instead of individually powering the front or rear wheel through a single-speed conventional hub motor, the highly acclaimed Bafang MAX-01 allows you to take advantage of the bike’s drivetrain, and sends power through the gearing to efficiently amplify your power seamlessly.
• More predictable control and speed
• Equal Weight Distribution (Fitted in the middle)
• Better power efficiency
The E-Spresso i8’s Low-Step-Through Lightweight alloy frame is simple to both control on the road, and mount/dismount.
Featuring Bafang 250W pedal assist mid-drive motor with 36V 11Ah lithium ion battery, gear sensor, and digital display.
With a large backlit Bafang LCD Display and built-in controller, you’ll be able to see your speed, trip stats (max speed, average speed, trip total and odometer), current power assist & battery charge. Cycle through 5 levels of power assist, with higher numbers providing more motor assistance during pedalling.
Experience the unparalleled stopping power of hydraulic disc brakes, capable of bringing you safely to a halt in any conditions. Hydraulic disc brakes are more reliable than their mechanical counterparts and afford riders greater control with less effort required.
Enjoy a consistently smooth ride with the 8 Speed Shimano Nexus Internal Hub gear. Reduced maintenance is a trademark of Shimano Nexus hub gearing, with gears protected from external debris. The result is a greatly reduced need for maintenance and cleaning of the drivetrain.
Stay comfortable even through the bumps and jostles of uneven roads with Suntour Nex Suspension Forks. The Lockout feature allows you to disable the suspension with the twist of a dial when shock absorption is not a priority.
Available in-store for a test ride.
Why go electric?
If you want the experience of riding a bike with the power of a scooter, then an electric bike is for you. It’s the perfect choice if you’re looking to ride longer and with less effort. Also, if you want to cut down on your fuel consumption and use your bike for travel, this is the safest and most effective option available.
When you make the switch to riding a bike from point A to point B, you immediately get access to dedicated bike lanes and bike parking. You get to skip the traffic jams that are common in most urban areas and spend less on fuel without compromising on safety.
However, riding a bike daily can be strenuous and if you work at an office, you don’t want to arrive at work physically tired and sweaty. You also don’t want to take long to get there. An electric bike is the perfect solution to all these problems. You can effortlessly ride up hills and against the wind while reducing the impact on your knees and joints.
Recent changes to Australian legislature mean that electric bikes are no longer classified as motor vehicles and are instead classified as bikes. This means you can purchase yours today and start riding it tomorrow without having to apply for a license or fill in any paperwork.
How does it work?
Most modern electric bikes rely on an electric pedal assist system that can be employed to provide extra power. This means you can ride your electric bike as you would a standard one, adding a boost when and where you need it. Most bikes offer a charge of roughly 25-80 kilometres, depending on the power setting, which means that you should be able to commute to and from most urban destinations on a single charge. When you do need to charge it, it only takes a few hours and can be done wherever you find a source of power.
In short, it’s never been more convenient to ride an electric bike.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for amongst our bikes or accessories listed on-line, please give us a call on 07 5534 7450, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, as our in-store stock is constantly changing, or we may be able to order something in for you to match your cycling needs.
Storm Cycles is the premium place to visit for Gold Coast electric bikes.
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