I received my Batribike Trike yesterday and had my first outing today. What a joy!
Although heavier than my previous Viking Cargo trike, it really doesn’t feel it. I chose not to have the tilt on as I can’t ride a two wheel bike. The turning cycle is small, the trike is very responsive and despite my husband telling me that I would never use the pedals, I used them most of the time. The battery doesn’t seem to add to the weight in comparison to what I have used before. However, being overweight and unfit, I used the battery assist when I got really tired.
Amazing, wonderful and a huge relief to be able to rely on it. I had great fun trying out the throttle, which is excellent. This is something that I won’t use very often but, if in a hurry to get somewhere, it will be absolutely perfect. Everything seems to mesh together very well and the whole thing is really easy to use; even for someone who is completely non-technical like me.
I have one slight concern that the pedals seemed to ‘slip’ on two occasions when I tried to push away quite firmly and we did have to fiddle quite a bit to get the blue connection out from the battery to recharge the trike. My husband looked this up on the internet and it was actually very simple when you know how. I’m sure that these are teething troubles which will resolve when I become more familiar with it.
To conclude, I agree with Mrs Salter’s [previous reviewer] comments and I think this machine will change my life too. I am SO impressed and I can’t wait to go out on it again.
Lastly, I would like to compliment FunBikes for their excellent service, price and communication.
The exciting new Batribike Pro range will be available towards the end of March. With the same classic styling as the existing Diamond and Granite the new Pro models have two colour frames. The blue/white combination has elegance and style whilst the orange/white combo creates visibility and presence. To compliment the new frames the saddle and ergonomic handlebar grips have colour-matched flashes.
The Granite Pro at The London Bike Show
The Pro models have several up rated features, a sleek new display gives five levels of pedal assist and selectable throttle. Tektro brake levers with incorporated bell and non-slip grips along with quick shift gears give the handlebars a new look. Pre-load adjustable front forks make for a comfortable ride and an uprated derailleur system gives smooth gear changes.
All of the new Pro range electric bikes have Samsung cells fitted in the newly styled battery casing which slots easily into the rack mounted controller housing. The predominantly white unit has a matt aluminium band running around the edge giving it a modern ‘e-look’.
All Batribike electric bicycles come with Datatag Stealth Pro security system fitted as standard for peace of mind.
For more detailed information view the new Diamond Pro and Granite Pro on their individual webpages.
Available mid to late March
The Batribike Diamond Pro takes the popular Diamond ebike up another notch. This high spec electric bike is chock full of excellent features. The stylish new battery casing has a modern ‘e-look’ and is fitted with Samsung cells. The sleek LCD allows the rider to choose from 5 levels of pedal assist or throttle mode. Brake levers with incorporated non-slip grips and quick shift gears add to this ebike’s many features. The unisex easy access step-through style is popular with both male and female riders. The two-tone paint finish in orange/white or blue/white really gives the Diamond Pro’s classic frame a sharp trendy look.
Available mid to late March
Rugged good looks and a sharp two-colour finish give the Granite Pro great kerb appeal. The ebike is packed with uprated features including brake levers with incorporated non-slip grips and quick shift gears. Uprated shocks and derailleur system all adds to the overall package too. The stylish new battery casing has a modern ‘e-look’ and is fitted with Samsung cells. The sleek LCD controls the five levels of pedal assist or allows throttle selection, all this and Datatag fitted as standard!
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I am impressed with the bike quality workmanship. No complaints. It has exceeded my expectations. Well done.
Electric Bike Insurance
Electric bike insurance is something that many new owners are interested in. In the past this has meant a time consuming search to find out which companies will insure an electric bike or whether it would be covered under personal household insurance.
Electric bike insurance is not required by law, but it could give you peace of mind.
The British Electric Bicycle Association, BEBA, has reacted to consumer demands and launched a dedicated Electric Bike Insurance Scheme. It is very easy to get a quote either by linking from the BEBA website or directly from this page.
This specialised scheme has benefits for customers who purchase an electric bike from one of the BEBA members brands. Batribike has been a BEBA member since the early days of the Association’s inception.
15% off for Batribike Owners
BEBA has negotiated a 5% discount for all insurances purchased via the BEBA website. In addition there is a 10% discount for electric bikes fitted with the Datatag security system. Giving a total saving of 15%. All Batribike electric bikes leaving the warehouse from 17th February 2014 will have the Datatag system fitted.
This extra 10% discount will only be shown after “Datatag fitted” is filled in on the second quote page. Your premium should then be less than that shown on the initial quote slider.
Get a quote here.
Batribike is a BEBA member brand so owners will benefit from enhanced policy features too. The cover includes “new for old” up to 3 years (as opposed to one year) and Public liability up to £2M (as opposed to £1M).
Many other features come as standard and there is also a choice of upgrades.
The British Electric Bicycle Association, BEBA, is working towards making electric bike ownership as easy as possible. This new BEBA Insurance makes getting cover for your bike simple, with great benefits too.
(Electric bike insurance is also available from other insurance companies.)
Just bought the Diamond LCD today, already done 11 miles it’s great for my dodgy knees.