Looking to make your first foray into the exciting world of e-cycling?
Then we highly recommend you check out the Endeavour 1.b from Kalkhoff. This exquisite entry-level e-bike is a hit in Melbourne and around the world for its superior level of comfort, durability, and power—all at a significantly lower cost than similar options on the market.
Whether you’re looking for a recreational ride or your everyday commute, here are four solid reasons you should invest in the Kalkhoff Endeavour 1.b.
1. A smooth and comfortable ride
While other entry-level e-bikes can feel rigid and bumpy in even the most favourable conditions, the Endeavour 1.b doesn’t compromise on comfort, both on and off the road.
The secret to the Endeavour 1.b’s cushiony success is its adjustable front suspension fork, which you can dial up or down depending on the terrain ahead. And it’s this super-soft suspension that allows the bike to venture off-road, making it the perfect companion for both cruising through the city and careening through the bush.
The Kalkhoff Endeavour 1.b also ups the ante with three variable frame types: traditional, semi step-thru, and full step-thru. How can you tell which type works best for you? The only way to know for sure is to Call for a Test Ride.
2. Durable and reliable German engineering
Kalkhoff is the leading e-bike manufacturer in Germany, so you can rest assured the Endeavour 1.b will be brimming with quality German engineering. E-bikes are serious business in the country; the fact Kalkhoff has achieved such critical acclaim in its homeland speaks volumes about the craftsmanship at play.
Without delving too deep into the details, you can expect a slew of highly-refined features to keep the bike running beautifully for years to come—the hydraulic disk brakes work perfectly every time, while the puncture-resistant Schwalbe tyres rarely blowout.
If you’re looking for an entry-level e-bike that’s been built to stand the test of time, the Endeavour 1.b is hard to beat.
3. A cinch to maintain
The exceptional durability of the Endeavour 1.b means you won’t have to spend much on maintenance—a godsend for rookie e-riders who just want something that works. And because Kalkhoff parts are so prevalent in Australia, you won’t have to wait around forever for your bike to come back from the shop.
At Velo, we know the inner workings of the Endeavour 1.b—and the entire Kalkhoff range, for that matter—inside out, so even the most complicated repair jobs rarely take long. Membership to our exclusive Velo club comes free with every purchase, which entitles you to one hour of free mechanical work each year. And given the Endeavour 1.b is built to last, it’s unlikely you’ll ever need more than that.
4. Plenty of power
Entry-level bikes are notorious for providing lacklustre performance; but not the Endeavour 1.b, which offers plenty of pulling power for an affordable price.
A 250 W Bosch Performance Line motor sees you hit top speed with ease on the flat, while a chunky 65Nm of torque gives grunt going uphill. And for the larger riders out there, the model is rated to run well at up to 130kg.
Although it won’t outrun the top of the range e-bikes on the market, the Endeavour 1.b goes faster and harder than almost every other entry-level machine. And that’s perfect for rookie riders who don’t want to dawdle around town.
All this is powered by a juicy 400Wh Bosch powerpack, with a respectable range of 110km.
Why You Should Buy A Kalkhoff Endeavour 1.b: Final Thoughts
Whether you’re new to the e-biking space or just don’t want to pay 5k+ on a high-end machine, the Kalkhoff Endeavour 1.b offers outstanding comfort, durability, and performance for the price. Get in touch with the friendly folks at Velo to take one for a test ride or grab your very own Endeavour 1.b today.