LIV AMITI E+ 1 (2020) LADIES ELECTRIC BIKE
There seem to be many misconceptions regarding E-Bikes. These will gradually disappear as their popularity increases, which is starting to occur. In Europe there are a huge number of E-Bikes sold, the number is approaching standard non-assisted bicycles.
The first seems to be that they would be hard to control. This is simply incorrect. The moment you stop pedalling the motor switches off. The system is called Pedelec. It does not require a throttle, the assistance is Proportional to the amount of effort you apply to the pedals. No effort = No power.
A pedelec system has a small control usually 3-5 setting to allow you to regulate how much assistance is applied. On the lower setting, it is usually about 75% of the effort you apply. On the highest setting, it is usually 3-4 times the amount of effort you apply.
Next is the idea that you will lose fitness. Some research has been done, which indicates that you do not lose any fitness. In all likelihood, you will still apply as much effort as you previously did. You may simply use the bike more. It will certainly open up new avenues of fun and fitness for you.
Another is that they are too heavy. Yes, they are heavy, but unless you have to lift them upstairs, or into a car, it is easily manageable. Although they weigh more, the bikes roll well, and of course, when you hit a hill, the magic happens, the motor cuts in and helps you take on the steepest hill you can find (you may even find yourself looking for steep hills, instead of avoiding them).
They are very quiet, sure you can hear a slight sound, but the noise level is quite unobtrusive.
There are a couple of ways of looking at the range of this Bike. If you wish to keep up a reasonable level of fitness, it will do around 100-120 km per battery charge, riding on the suburban Bike paths and roads.
That would be using one of the Eco settings.
Should you wish to cruise along with very little effort, then you may set it on one of the Sport settings, in which case the range will be closer to 50-60 km. That is still more than the average day’s commute.
As the battery can be re-charged between 500-1000 times the range easily exceeds 50,000 km. At that stage, it will have paid for itself many times over and may have even saved you some gym fees.
The Amiti E+ is comfortable and very easy to manage. The assistance being gentle (unless you set it in the Sport mode), and easily controlled. The frame is ladies specific and sits in a comfortable, relaxed position.
For many people, there is considerable improvement in stress levels.
Apart from the health benefits of daily exercise, there is the additional benefit of not having to sit in traffic for lengthy periods, you simply cruise along with little concern about the traffic level.
Overall, this is a lovely bike to ride, fun, invigorating and economical when used for commuting. Why not come and have an obligation free test ride and find out for yourself, you may even be tempted!
|Sizes||XS, S, M|
|Frame||ALUXX SL grade aluminium|
|Fork||RST Vivair E, lockout 60mm travel|
|Handlebar||Giant Connect low rise, 31.8mm|
|Stem||Giant Contact, 8 degree|
|Seatpost||Giant Sport, 30.9mm|
|Saddle||Selle Royal Vivo WMN|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore, 20 speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore, Shadow+|
|Brakes||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc, 180mm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano MT200 hydraulic|
|Cassette||Shimano HG50, 11-36T, 10sp|
|Chain||KMC e10 sport|
|Crankset||Alloy Forged, 36-48T|
|Rims||Giant eX-2, tubeless|
|Hubs||Alloy Disc, Fr: 28H, Rr: 32H|
|Tyres||Giant CrossCut Gravel 2, 700x45mm|
|Extras||Fenders, Kickstand & Rear rack|
|Motor||Giant SyncDrive Sport, powered by YAMAHA|
|Sensors||Giant PedalPlus 6-sensor technology|
|Display||Giant RideControl EVO, grip launch control with walk assist, mini USB charger|
|Battery||Giant EnergyPak 500, 36V Rechargeable Lithium-Ion|
|Lighting||Axa blueline 50Lux steady e6 front, Axa BlueLine Steady E6 rear|