This review was sent to the local dealer – Ashleigh Engineering in Grange-over-Sands:-
Just a line to say thanks again for your help with the Dash fold up bike, it’s a revelation & so easy to use. Even for someone as tall as me (6’3” the last time I looked) it’s comfortable to ride & really easy to use around town on the thumb throttle / pedals combo & folded up it takes no room at all to store.
On the down-side I wouldn’t recommend one to someone to use with a conventional car due to its weight. Inevitably someone would hurt themselves lifting it in & out of a conventional boot but a hatchback or estate should be no problem at all.
Thanks very much for introducing us to this great little bike, we’re looking forward to many happy times on it, winter & summer.
Then after suggesting that the user take off the battery before lifting, the following extra review was submitted:-
Taking the battery off before lifting is a no-brainer (at 7.5lbs it’s a weighty piece of kit) to save weight but more significantly, gives you something to grip (the downtube) which is what you’d do with a conventional bike. It’s just worth a mention in your sales pitch if weight is thought to be an issue with a customer.
I was very surprised how easy the bike is to pedal without power as I expected it to be hard work.
The Batribike Dash was featured yesterday evening on The Caravan Channel TV programme. The programme focussed on new and innovative products at the recent Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC.
Watch the clip from the show here
Folding Electric Bikes
Batribike was approached at the show by presenter John Wickersham who was interested in electric bikes and more specifically in ones that folded. He felt that they were a great accessory to the caravan and motorhome lifestyle and the fact that they fold makes them so much easier to transport.
The film crew used images of all three of the Batribike folding electric bikes. The Breeze is shown folded in a bag. The new Dash Pro is raised on the show podium and at the end of the piece John rides off on the Dash.
Batribike’s Sue Coulson is seen answering questions on how far a rider can go on a charge and how long the batteries take to charge when completely flat.
Further information on the bikes is available from the “see the bikes” pages of the website.
Just purchased a Diamond Pro ebike from WILSON CYCLES, Berwick on Tweed after trying one out at the N.E.C.
Very friendly people – Norman and Ian.
Norman went through every detail of the bike and measured me against the bike to make sure it was suitable for my height etc. Spent time with me going through different options whilst riding around the car park.
Again on collecting the bike he went through the warranty of bike and battery and how to look after it. Thank you Norman
Dash special offer vouchers will be available from the Batribike stand at the Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC starting tomorrow.
Batribike will be handing out the discount vouchers for £50 off the Dash 11Ah (white) and the Dash 15Ah (white). The vouchers can be used for a limited period at participating Batribike stockists around the country, while stocks last.
The show is on from Tuesday 14th to Sunday 19th October and is the highlight of the leisure show calendar. The Batribike stand in hall 8 is easy to find next to one of the entrances from the main NEC atrium.
Dash - folding electric bike
The Dash folding electric bike has been very popular with motorhome and caravan owners. It’s sleek low step through frame and easy to use controls make it a great leisure ride.
The Dash has even had a starring role on the BBC tv programme The Apprentice, when one of the episodes was filmed at this show. The stylish good looks of the Dash made it a hit with all the contestants and show regular Nick Hewer. Nick commented “I really like this” as he whizzed along the corridors.
See Batribike on stand 8-07.
I bought this bike on the 13th September and so far have covered about 100 miles. The shop (The Cycle Co. in Chelmsford) were very helpful and so far the bike has been brilliant. I have really enjoyed it and having not cycled at all for about 25 years that is saying something. It feels well put together and the power assistance is easy to use. I haven’t often used the power only option but again this seems to work well. generally you still need to pedal up hills but with very little effort if that is what you want (which I do).
One very small point. when you register the bike for the warranty and with datatag you need to quote the serial number. This takes some finding and on my bike was very difficult to read as the paint had covered it up. This is a bit of a pain as I am not sure if I have quoted the right number.
However overall a really great bike and I would certainly recommend it.
Wilson Cycles of Berwick upon Tweed is the newest stockist of Batribike electric bikes. We are delighted to welcome them to the team.
The long established business is perched on the north east corner of Northumberland, on the border with Scotland. There is ample car parking and space to test ride.
Electric bike specialist Norman is available Tuesday to Saturday. Contact Wilson Cycles 01289 331476 to arrange a test ride.
The National Lottery Stars programme on BBC1 tonight (Friday 19th September).
10.45 pm in England, 11.05 pm in Wales and 11.15 in Scotland.
The programme will be featuring the Helix which is a finalist in the Environmental Award. Batribike electric bikes for hire are a feature of this fantastic new public space which features the Kelpies. Easygo Electric Bikes run the electric bike hire in the park and were involved in the filming of this part of the award.
Well done to everyone involved.
Batribike is delighted to welcome Electric Bikes 4 U at Powerpoint as the latest addition it’s dealer network. Conveniently situated in East Barnet Village Electric Bikes 4 U is easily accessible for North London and Hertfordshire.
Owner Peter Pamment has been in the electrics and electronics business for over 25 years and is passionate about electric bikes and their increasing use to combat traffic congestion in cities. Electric bikes are also ideal for leisure users on the many traffic free tracks and trails.
Contact Electric Bikes 4 U on 020 8441 0028 to arrange a test ride.
On Monday the Batribike Granite Pro featured on the “Gadget Man” spot on BBC Radio Suffolk.
Matt Porter has had a Batribike Granite Pro on test and has enjoyed his chance to ride it to work and even out on errands. In fact he told me that he so enjoyed his rides that he found himself looking for excuses to take it out.
Matt Porter - "Gadget Man" on a Granite Pro
Matt rated the Granite Pro with Full Marks for Build Quality, Ease of set up and use, and Value for Money.
To read Matt’s full report click here
To listen to Matt’s radio report click here