Great Value Electric Bike
We have come to really like the EMU bikes. For a bike under £1300 they represent excellent value. They are elegant, well built and we have been very pleased with their reliability.
This model is now know as the Emu Classic. It has 26″ wheels, which makes it more versatile for people of varying sizes. This bike has a 50cm frame.
There is also a step through version available in a smaller size, which you can see here.
Motor and Battery
The motor is a front hub Bafang motor. It is 250 watts and is very quiet. There are 5 levels of assistance so you can choose how much you do and how much the motor helps.
The bike is available with 2 sizes of battery – a 10.4 amp hour, which is the standard size – and for an additional £200 a 14.4 amp hour battery. The former will give a range of around 40 miles while the bigger battery will give 55 to 60 miles. The batteries are nicely integrated into the frame so that you would hardly know it is an electric bike. The battery can be charged on or off the bike. The charge time is 6 to 8 hours from flat, depending on the battery.
Other Specifications of the Bike
The bike is very practical and comes equipped with a rack, mudguards and lights that run off the battery. It has 7 hub gears which are very low maintenance and are changed with a twist grip.
For comfort there is an adjustable stem so that you can angle the handle bars however suits you best.
The tyres which are quite wide at 45 cm also add to the comfort of the bike and they are puncture resistant.
It has a colour display which shows your speed, the level of assistance and how much battery you have left.
The bike comes with a 2 year warranty.
EMU have thought about every aspect of the bike and it shows. For more details on the EMU you can visit their website by clicking here.
If your budget is around £1300 we think that you will be hard pushed to find a better value electric bike.
The bike shown is in racing green, but it is also available in black and a dark navy blue as can be seen in the photos.