G-Tech e-Bike City Review

Gtech Ebike beach hut

I am well aware that as I have got older, the pounds are slowly creeping on and I need to do something about it.

We do a lot of walking with the kids, but as my GP kindly pointed out, walking at the pace of a four-year-old isn’t going to get my heart pumping.

Suffering from arthritis in my feet, running isn’t for me, but I used to love cycling and it is the perfect exercise for me to get back in to.

I was sent a G-Tech eBike to review and it is helping me to fall in love with cycling again.

I have to admit, the bike threw me a little at first as there are no gears, making it quite heavy to push-off from a standstill, but what it does have is a powerful lithium-ion battery and motor give you a boost whenever you need it.

GTech E-Bike

The idea is that you ride it like a normal bike, but as soon as you switch the battery on and pedal, you’ll feel the difference as the motor kicks in for added push.

Before you start, you need to assemble the bike and charge the battery for 3 hours. The frame comes as is, you just need to fix the wheels, saddle and handlebars.

Gtech Electronic Bike

The battery has a life of up to 30 miles and I have to admit that I don’t have it on all the time. I like to use it for an added boost when going up a hill, for when Sebby is on the back in his bike seat, or for when Hubby decides he wants a race.

Gtech E-Bike Bournemouth

I have the e-Bike City model which is best for road cycling, but you can also get a sports and a mountain bike version for those that prefer to cycle off-road, although all frames feature puncture resistant hybrid tyres, giving you freedom of the road or open trail.

Gtech Ebike beach hut

With the G-Tech electronic bike there is also no oily chain to worry about,  they’ve replaced it with a clean carbon belt drive as used on high-performance motor cycles.

Sandbanks

The battery has an easy to read LCD display, to tell you exactly how much charge you’ve got remaining and which mode it’s in; ECO or MAX. The built-in computer continually measures your pedaling, smoothly adjusting the power to give you a boost when you need it. Everything in the electronic bicycle is automatic; if you pedal, the bike will help you up to 15mph, but you can pedal harder if you like and go faster and when you break you naturally slow down. You really feel the power of the electric bike most when you reach a hill and start to slow down.

Gtech Battery

My idea of starting cycling gently saw me doing a couple of local half hour rides, before tackling something longer. Hubby was determined he was going to get me riding along Bournemouth promenade, which is a lovely flat ride and we attached the bikes to the back of my car using our Thule Bike Rack.

Thule Bike Rack

I had visions of cycling a couple of miles to the pier and back again, but he had other ideas and we ended up cycling to Sandbanks and back – over 11 miles in total!!

Cycling

We both suffered a little once we got back to the car, but having a bit of additional assistance when I needed it, definitely helped, but I rode 90% of the way under my own steam. I cannot wait to start taking the kids out on bike rides now, knowing that I will easily be able to keep up with them.

Beach Hut

If you are looking to kick-start your fitness resolutions, or just enjoy cycling but not the hills, then this is the perfect bike for you.

Have you ridden an e-bike before?

30 thoughts on “G-Tech e-Bike City Review

  1. ash green says:

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  2. BTE says:

    I like how this bike looks. I wouldn’t have known it was electric with just one look.
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  3. This is a great article. Electric bikes are really great invention and provides much fun. These are real super pocket rocket bikes and their mini size make them more stable and easy to use.
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  4. Laura Dove says:

    Oh I LOVE this!! I am desperate for a bike having just taken up cycling. I have been using my mums and it has had its day! This looks great!

  5. Dana Erin says:

    It’s very important and helpful tips for a mountain biker. Your tips will help us to choose the best one. Thanks for sharing this essential tips.

  6. Anosa says:

    I have seen many ads about the G-tech products and the bike was something that definitely intrigued and loved the added boast

  7. Laura says:

    Oh wow what a cool bike and I love the idea behind it and having that little bit extra help especially when your facing a hill or starting to feel fatigue – this makes a proper day out on the bikes a little bit easier and a great way to get healthy

    Laura x

  8. Linda Hobbis says:

    I love the idea of this. I’m the only one in the family who hasn’t got a bike and the Husband is campaigning loudly for me to ‘get off butt’ and get moving. Love the idea of the motor but I’d probably need help putting it together!

  9. I have NEVER heard of an e-bike before but I absolutely LOVE that it doesn’t have a chain! So this e-bike is VERY cool in my book!

  10. Kira says:

    I haven’t had a bike In years but use to love riding . This looks great

  11. I have actually never ridden an ‘e-bike before’ but that might be because I did not learn to ride a book until I was 15. Still this bike looks perfect for me!

  12. I’ve never tried using an e-bike before! That’s really interesting and I like that you can switch to just using the pedal on your own without any push from the motor. Definitely something that I’d get!

  13. My mum has an electric bike, and it is the coolest thing ever! She is 62 and pedaling up the hill it is quite hard for her. With her new bike ain’t no mountains high enough for her 🙂

  14. Claire says:

    Whoo, this bike sounds interesting. I have not been out on a bike for ages with the kids. Made me want to cycle down the coast now 🙂

  15. I have heard a lot of good things about electric bikes. Wish I could ride a bike.

  16. Cathy Glynn says:

    This sounds like my kind of bike. I think I would be ok on the flat it is just the hills I would dread tackling x

  17. This bike sounds great, I have just started cycling after taking adult bike classes and am loving cycling . I do need to invest in a new bike though as I am using my daughters old one.

  18. I’ve never tried an e-bike before and I definitely like the sound of it giving you a little boost when you are going up a hill. I’d love to get back cycling again.

  19. Nikki Thomas says:

    That looks amazing, I will have a look at these. I have just rediscovered a love of cycling and go cycling with my daughter. My bike is about 15 years old and so hard to ride and my daughter said the other day that it was embarrassing riding with me so I needed a new bike! I had to ride my sons bike in the end or she wouldn’t be seen out with me

  20. I know someone who had an electric bike & they loved it! They sound really good. Congrats on the 11 miles – I would never have managed that haha x

  21. Sonia Cave says:

    This not only sounds amazing but looks stylish too…not clunky at all. I wish I had something like this when I was towing the twins in the trailer and my daughter sat on the back every day up to school twice a day!

  22. My uncle swears by biking as well! He says it is such a good workout and a great way to spend time out doors! I only have a beach cruiser so i would love to up my game and try one of these!

  23. This sounds like the ideal bike for me. Its years since I’ve been on one but this could get me cycling again!

  24. Jon says:

    Really interesting read this. I’ve been wondering just how good these electric bikes are!

  25. My mum has an electric bike and she loves it! It’s a great way to encourage people to get back into exercise.

  26. That is an awesome looking bike but can you believe that I never learnt to ride a bike when I was a kid?! x

  27. this sounds great – I have a regular bike that I enjoy going out on, but even better if there is no greasy chain to deal with! x

  28. oh wow this looks amazing! I am on the look out for a bike and this sounds perfect, anything that can help me get fit has to be a good buy!

  29. Katy Stevens says:

    11 miles? Wow! I love the idea of having that extra boost with a little one on the back – or if you’re just getting a bit tired. This bike looks fantastic!

  30. Sabina Green says:

    Oh wow that is so cool Kara, I used to cycle a lot when I was younger and loved it. It’s a shame how we get out of these things as we get older isn’t it. Gtech really are game changers when it comes to cool new gear aren’t they. Happy cycling 🙂

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