German urban bike specialist Schindelhauer has announced a new four e-bike line up, which it says are perfect for urban riders (naturally), as well as “long distance commuters”.
The range is topped by the Heinrich, which makes use of a Bosch Active Line Plus motor and accompanying 500wh battery, and the Hannah and Karl, which use the same powertrain with a differing frame layout, specific for purpose.
For example, the Heinrich has a traditional high top tube, while the female-specific Hannah has a step-through design. Both e-bikes feature a Shimano Alfine 8-speed hub gear system attached to a Gates carbon belt drive, which the brand says makes the bike perfect for longer commuting where hills are more likely to be an issue for riders, and incorporate a built-in front luggage rack and mudguards, which also sport front and rear ‘Supernova’ lights.
The Karl is a little more stripped back. It might feature the same motor and battery, but it has a single-speed transmission and also doesn’t come built up with accessories like the front rack and specific mudguards (although these can be bought as extras). You do get an integrated light system as standard, though.
The fourth bike to launch was the Adam, which makes use of a MAHLE eBikeMotion rear hub motor and hidden battery fitted inside the down tube. It also features a neat ‘LightSKIN’ integrated lighting system in the handlebars and seat post too, and the result is an e-bike that looks very much like an ordinary flat bar urban bike.
All of the bikes are limited to 250w assistance, with a maximum assisted speed of 25km/h to comply with standard pedelec regulations.
The range-topping Heinrich and Hannah e-bikes are priced at €4,395 (approx. £3,900), with the Karl costing €3,995 (approx. £3,550) and all will be available to pre-order from the end of November. The Adam will come in at €3,795 (approx. £3,375), with pre-orders opening at the start of 2019.