G-Tech e-Bike City Review

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. You can check out scooteradviser.com‘s Ecotric fat tire bike. They are really good for mountain biking and the electric motor assists really well when you need a boost.

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?

40 thoughts on “G-Tech e-Bike City Review”

  1. Hi, great review!
    I’m hoping to get one of these soon, also need to lose those extra pounds! Could you tell me how you attach a child’s bike seat to this, is it using a luggage rack or the seat pole attachment?
    Thanks

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  2. I don’t have any e-bike. I am considering to buy one for my wife. She said she wanted to ride to work! This one looks sooo cool. Would definitely check out it.

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  3. I like how this bike looks and have one with me for 2 years. Recently gifted one to my uncle as i personally feel It’s a great way to encourage someone to get back into exercise.

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  4. It looks like there are a lot of advantages to having an electric bike. I enjoy riding my bike but I haven’t used it for commute, so I will have to look into it. I like the idea of saving on travel costs but I wonder what the costs would be like for repairs if the motor were to break down? Thanks for the helpful electric bike post.

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  5. 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

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  6. 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!

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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 🙂

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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

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  11. 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!

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  12. 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!

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  13. 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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