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The Kettler Twin

Commuting with the Kettler Twin

by SethW on October 23, 2012

If you’re looking for a comfortable bike with power assist, take a look at the Kettler Twin Electric Bike. This is one electric bike that is loaded with plenty of extras, and it rides like a dream. If you’re just riding to work, planning on doing some weekend riding on the bike path, or just looking to do some urban biking, the Kettler Twin Electric Bike is one fine ride.

Electric Assist on the Kettler Twin

Kettler Twin Electric Bike

Kettler Twin Electric Bike

The Kettler Twin electric bike uses an electric assist system, meaning that when you pedal you’ll feel a gentle nudge assisting you up hills and down the wide open bike lanes. The electric drive seems to know when you need a little nudge, and you can really feel it as your pedaling. If you’re new to biking, the electric assist system gives you plenty of comfort for longer rides, and if you’re an experience cyclist you’ll enjoy riding right along at 16 to 18mph. The electric assist comes in handy when hauling around books or a laptop from the office.

Your choice of 7 or 8 Speeds on the Kettler Twin

With either the 7 or 8 speed internal hub the Kettler Twin Electric Bike is comfortable and smooth, no matter what the terrain. The electric assist will help you bike up and over the steepest of hills and bridges, and on long straight-aways, when pedaling along in the top gear, you’ll be amazed at just how fast the Kettler Twin Electric Bike will fly. The range of gearing provides a perfect selection for all sorts of journeys, whether to the coffee shop, the college campus, or the downtown office.

Rack on the Kettler Twin E-bike

Rack on the Kettler Twin E-bike

Fully Loaded Electric Bike

The Kettler Twin electric bicycle comes fully loaded with extras you’d want in a commuter bike. The included rear rack is perfect way to carry books to the local campus or a briefcase to the corner office. With the included front and rear lights your daily bike commute will be a safe one, and the fenders will keep you dry in all sorts of weather conditions.

The Kettler Twin has a comfortable ride

With a longer wheel base and upright handlebars and stem configuration you’ll be able to cover plenty of miles in total comfort. And when paired with the advanced electric assist system and suspension front fork, you’ll swear the Kettler Twin electric bike was riding on a cushion of air. Get this electric bike on the road and you’ll notice the comfort right away, and this electric bike glides smoothly and stable along the pavement.

The Kettler Twin Overall

Kettler Twin E-bike

Kettler Twin E-bike

When you’re looking for a e-bike with a comfortable ride, plenty of extras for commuting to work or school, and you want the convenience of an electric assist system, the Kettler Twin electric bike is a perfect choice for you. Give this electric bike a test ride and you’ll be amazed at the solid ride and pleasant feel, and the electric power assist will blow you away.

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All roads lead to Stromer!

by Electric bike guru on May 3, 2012

Today, I got a chance to try out the Stromer Electric Bike and, I have to say, it was pretty awesome. Last week, I rode another electric bike, the Kettler Twin, and we had a good time together, but today, as I sped around the bike path in Central Park, the Stromer Electric Bike just might have stolen my heart!

Three Reasons why I love the Stromer:

1) The Stromer is really fast.

At the highest level of assistance, the Kettler Twin got up to an impressive 18mph. I was surprised and delighted to find that the Stromer Electric Bike can go even faster! Even at the lowest assistance level I could feel a real boost of acceleration whenever I started to pedal, and at the highest level I was pushing 25 on flats and 20 on inclines.

2) The Stromer has a wide selection of assistance levels.

Whereas the Kettler Twin has three different levels of assistance, the Stromer Electric Bike has a walloping four: Eco, City, Tour, and Power. Additionally, the Stromer has the option to activate the electric motor without pedaling via a throttle. To me it feels a little less exciting not using the pedals, but I do like the option of using a throttle. It just has a ring to it: throttle.

3) The Stromer has flat handlebars

The curvy handlebars on the Kettler Twin are very comfortable but they do increase wind resistance, and make it a little more difficult to go really fast. This probably isn’t something you would notice if you’re taking it easy, but if you’re suddenly feeling like a speed demon, the flat handlebars on the Stromer can make a big difference, allowing to lower your center of gravity and become more aerodynamic.

Long story short, the Stromer Electric Bike swept me off my feet today. I planned on taking a single loop around the Central Park bike path, but when I made the full circuit, I was having so much fun that I just had to go around one more time. When I felt like getting a workout I would switch the assistance off and pedal my heart out, and when I wanted to speed, I would kick in the juice and let ‘er rip. Nothing like a little electric bike shock therapy to get your heart pumping!

So definitely, if you’re interested in electric bikes, take a good long look at the Stromer, and if you can, come by and take a test ride so you can see for yourself!

Jack

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