Best Kalkhoff Electric Bikes
High-quality materials and standard of build were at the top of our list when reviewing Kalkhoff e-Bikes. During our review process, we took into account technology, specifications, and overall design. Comfort was a top priority as was the total harmony of the bike in question. Before reviewing, each bike was categorized based on use. After all, you want different things from a commuter bike than you would from a fat tire mountain bike. At the end, we painted a picture of how each Kalkhoff e-Bike bike could fit into your life as a rider.
Kalkhoff Company History
Kalkhoff is a German bicycle manufacturer based in Cloppenburg and was established in 1919 by Kalkhoff Heinrich as a family business. It was initially founded in a small workshop at Kalkhoff’s parents’ house, and the company grew slowly but steadily. By 1939 over 700,000 frames for bicycles were designed.
Every Kalkhoff eBike Has The Following Features
German quality: Kalkhoff’s factory is the cleanest, best equipped and most efficient bicycle assembly range that buyers have visited. The Uber road brand Cervélo selects Kalkhoff bikes that are destined for the European market and assembled exclusively by Kalkhoff. Unisex diamond frame, unisex versions and women’s open frame: In order to ensure that the bike matches your preferences, most Kalkhoff models are available in 3 frame options: the unisex diamond frame, the unisex step through and the women’s open frame. All over Europe, the step through is the preferred choice because it is practical for riding in cities and towns, cruising across market stalls, and is convenient for mounting as well as dismounting. Also, being height adjustable, the step-through bike is the perfect choice for couples who would like to share a bike. It’s also a great choice for most people, regardless of their height. If you’re a tourist or visitor, this is a great option for people who stay in an Airbnb with you.
Svelte aluminium frame: Unlike the hefty archetypal Euro bike, the Kalkhoff commuter and trekking bikes are built on a svelte aluminium frame, with modern alloy components to ensure that it rides nicely.
Proven specs: Having made bicycles for one hundred years, Kalkhoff exactly know what works best. Each Kalkhoff e-bike features roll-on extra puncture-resistant tires. Even the least expensive Durban Seven model comes fitted with premium Shimano brakes, while the more expensive models come equipped with sophisticated hydraulic disc brakes.
Gear shift: Coming in 3 frame styles – the diamond, open and step-through – Kalkhoff commuter bikes give a wider variety of spec options. For example, you may choose Kalkhoff Durban with Shimano Nexus 7speed hub gearing, the Shimano Nexus or Alfine 8speed of hub gearing or Shimano 3×9 drive-train etc.
Full-length mudguards: The full fenders are the best guarantee that you will arrive clean and dry when roads are wet. Pannier rack: Allows the bike to take a weight of more than you’d like to carry, whether it is shopping, office bag etc.
Battery-free hub lighting: As per German standards, Kalkhoff electric bikes come well fitted with a set of best quality of front and rear LED lights that are bolted to the bike to prevent pilferage.
Heavy-duty kickstand: Allows you to park your bike if there is nowhere to lean it up against.