Kalkhoff, based in Germany, is widely regarded as a forerunner among high-end e-bike producers worldwide. The cost usually reflects this reality. But dealer Radwelt is giving a significant discount on one of the best models to prepare for the busy summer travel season.
The typical price of an e-trekking bicycle is about 2,900 euros. The implication is that there are both cheaper and more expensive options. The second group includes the Kalkhoff Endeavor 7.B Pure, which, in its standard form, can be purchased for 5,499 Euros. Radwelt, the dealer, is now offering a 1,500 euro price cut on the pedal. So the total price is only 3,999 euros. Although this may seem like a lot, the Endeavor is inexpensive, considering it is manufactured and assembled in Germany using only the highest quality parts and materials money can buy. What are these, exactly? Let's investigate.
The price has been reduced from €5,499 to €3,999.
The Kalkhoff Endeavor 7.B Pure serves what purpose, precisely?
The Kalkhoff Endeavor 7.B Pure has a spec sheet full of features that any e-bike fan would kill to have. The highest quality parts were used, and the finished product leaves little to be desired. At the top of the list is the Bosch Performance Line CX engine. Bosch's strongest model puts 85 Newton meters onto the road, making it ideal for mountain bikers who face steep inclines. The Kalkhoff Endeavor 7.B Pure is a classic e-trekking bike with a powerful motor strategically placed in the middle of the frame. This gives the bike plenty of power in any situation.
A large 625-watt-hour battery is used to provide the electricity necessary for the powerful drive. For context, electric bicycle manufacturers still typically use a 500-watt-hour battery. The manufacturer claims this power can generate a maximum range of 125 kilometers. In the best possible scenario, this is the best possible value. As a ballpark figure, we expect the average daily range to be somewhere around 85 kilometers. The price is still reasonable, and the tours are simple to learn. And if the battery dies, you won't be stuck anywhere. The Shimano Deore XT Di2 11-speed derailleur is part of the company's professional range and ensures that your foot is always placed on the pedal with the optimal amount of resistance. As if you were sitting on a vintage bicycle, you can keep pedaling even if the engine is turned off.
Moreover, you safely cruise over the pavement on road-gripping Schwalbe Super Moto-X tires and stop thanks to Magura's expert hydraulic disc brakes (models MCi5 and MCi4). The presentation is also worthy of praise. In the same vein as the Garmin Edge, the Bosch Kiox is a state-of-the-art bike computer with many features. It can sync with a heart rate monitor via Bluetooth, has an in-built navigation system, and is capable of communicating with the corresponding mobile app. Reading it in the sunlight is no problem either.
Consequently, there is little to no criticism. Aside from the burdensome weight, everything else is excellent. The bike is a heavyweight among electric bicycles, weighing around 27 kilograms. You can't tell the difference while driving, even without an engine. You won't notice how heavy the Kalkhoff is until you have to heave it up a flight of stairs. Commuters who haul their bikes up from the cellar every morning may find this an equally demanding.