Reviews and Press
The Dash – “Ten out of Ten”
Had it for three months and what a bike. Fantastic! Water, snow, mud – it’s done it all with no problem. My husband wishes that he had one instead of his £2000+ pro connect.
Dealer, (Lincoln Bikes) were very, very good and helpful. Had lots of time for us and not at all pushy.
Mrs. Bower – via web Review Form
Pleased with Dealer Service – Fosse Electric Bikes in Leicester
Having recently bought your “Sprint” model from Fosse Electric Bikes, I wanted to let you know both how pleased I am with the bike, and also how helpfull Fosse Electric Bikes were (Steve) in helping me choose the bike.
Mr. Taylor – via Contact Us form
After 2 years at an average of 25 miles/week I am still impressed with my bike.
It’s saved me £1500 in mileage (that’s just the petrol) – twice the cost of the bike – and it’s still going strong.
Batribike are very customer focussed, and the only problem (spokes) were fixed within 24 hours.
I’ve now nicknamed it my ‘pubmobile’. One policeman tried to tell me I needed a licence … but after a 5 page response from the Chief Constable of Suffolk, he was definitely wrong!
Mr. Wright, Suffolk – via Web Review Form
Having owned a 2 wheeler battery bike for some 7 years in daily use, I always dreamed of going back to my childhood again when I owned a blue trike.
“oh if only they sold a battery trike”, I said to my local cycle shop???
“we do”, was the reply!!!
Having had mobility problems over the years riding a non battery model was out of the question.
This trike is FANTASTIC!!!
It’s a decent price, so well made, and many extras you would expect to pay much more for, come standard on this trike. The baskets hold huge amounts of things, and I have fitted a lockable box to the rear basket when parked up.
How bikes have developed since my first battery bike—-the trike is so powerfull I hardly ever need to get out of medium eco gears, and if I do sheer power kicks in when I return home on a steep gradent hill. I always pedal, and never use the freewheel, but can see how this would be a boon for someone who becomes too tired to pedal.
I cannot recommend this trike highly enough, and my local cycle shop tells me the backup service from Batribike is very good, with nothing ever too much trouble.
Thankyou Batribike, you really have changed my life.
Mrs Salter – via web review form
Batribike Breeze - Full review in Electric Bike magazine Issue 5
….”There’s also a good established company behind the Breeze; Batribike offer full spare support via their dealers and I’ve seen very good reports about their customer service. The quality of the user manual and of the advice on their website is also confidence-inspiring.”
….”a good solid electric folder without any pretension”
see the full review of the Batribike Breeze Folding Electric Bike. (in PDF format).
Batribike Trike 20 - Electric Tricycle testimonial
….”Initially there was some hesitancy and lack of skill but that quickly evaporated. Now (a few weeks on) it is a much appreciated bike which has proven easy to ride”
….”The tilt feature of the front versus rear wheels leads to a comfortable and natural cycling experience.”
M&D – New Forest – Customer testimonial to Official Stockist -Velospeed
read more on the Velospeed website
Batribike Granite - Electric Bike Review
Message: As a disabled cyclist who over the years has cycled thousands of miles on roadbikes…I have found the Granite bike great and easy on the legs to cycle, and for the moderate long hill fantastic.. I can now go to places I would of put off due to the effort.. Thanks again…
Mr. Boyce – Customer comments via contact us form
Batribike Breeze – Folding Electric Bike Review
Review: The “Breeze” exceeded all my expectations – the dealer I purchased it from said I would be pleasantly surprised at it’s performance and he was so right – I weigh 17 stone and have a disability for which I normally use a mobility scooter but I miss the trips out to our local park (The largest in Europe) which has some steep hill climbs – I used the “Breeze” for the first time and it covered all surfaces and gradients without hesitation – the folding aspect means I can carry it in the car along with my scooter – fantastic build quality along with a great design I am more than impressed and very very satisfied – at last I have freedom to get around safely and without effort.
Alan – via website review form
Batribike Granite electric bike review
- BikeRadar verdict 4.5/5
“Good value, decent weight and good range.”
The Granite gives a dose of electric acceleration without even pedalling. So why bother, you might ask, if a twist of the motorbike-like handlebar throttle is all you need to get moving? The answer is that despite being named after one of the heaviest stones on the planet, the Granite is actually pretty light for an e-bike and not half bad to pedal.
Style-wise, the Granite looks like an aluminium hardtail mountain bike with a battery on the back, full mudguards and a chain protector, plus a pointless suspension fork. You also get a dynamo- or battery-ready front light, a battery-ready rear light, kickstand and a suspension seatpost.
Why you’d need any extra suspension for the road with fat tyres like these is anyone’s guess. What’s more, the ﬁrst thing on the bike to show signs of stress during our test was the fork, whose stanchions rocked alarmingly front to back in the legs.
With its seven-speed cassette, the Granite is no slouch on moderate hills. Up to that pesky UK legal limit of 15.5mph, that is. We’d have preferred more gears, which could unlock spinning up proper climbs. A really nice touch is that by pedalling backwards for two turns of the pedal – such as on a long, fast descent – the bike cleverly brakes with the electric motor, and regenerates charge for the battery.
The twist-and-go nature of the Granite was a fun gimmick in the start. But it quickly became apparent that for town riding this meant you could get a clean, wobble-free getaway from trafﬁc lights and junctions, before taking up the slack with your pedal power. Just remember to turn it off before pushing it through your front door – otherwise you might end up twisting the throttle and shooting the bike into the back of your legs, like one of our testers did.”
Camping and Caravanning Magazine
“The Batribike Quartz is a folding bike with superb battery capacity. The bike has the best range of our test group and pleasant pedal assist and control. The Batribike Granite uses the same running gear as the Quartz but has a conventional frame. The bike folds easily and rides well. It would be great for local journeys but has the battery capacity for longer rides”
“MP gets on his bike to help firm”
“Gainsborough MP Edward Leigh joined parliamentary colleagues, Lords and an Olympic Gold medallist to show support for a local business and green moves to beat traffic congestion.
Mr Leigh rode one of Sturton by Stow – based Batribike’s battery powered bicycles through the streets of London in the All Party Parliamentary Bike Ride which was organised by the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group.
Sue Coulson from Batribike said the firm was delighted that Mr Leigh took part.
“He was very keen to try the paces of the Batribike Diamond when the group stopped to watch some school children demonstrate their cycling safety skills. Mr Leigh enjoyed a fast lap of the square.”
Cycling athlete and Olympic winner Victoria Pendleton headed the ride which was held during Bike Week and involved members of the British Electric Bicycle Association.”
“MP uses Pedal Power”
“A county MP will ride an electric bicycle as part of a Parliamentary ride.
Edward Leigh, MP for Gainsborough, will use a cycle from Batribike, a Sturton by Stow company specialising in electric bicycles.
The All Party Parliamentary Bike Ride takes place from tomorrow to Sunday, June 27th, and marks national Bike Week.
Batribike is a family run company specialising in electric bicycles.
Conservative Mr Leigh, 59, held on to his seat in the recent General Election.”
BikeRadar Live: Batribike to launch new electric bikes
We’re pleased to announce the attendance of Batribike at this year’s BikeRadar Live on 10-11 July, where they’ll launch two new electric bikes as well as offering the other models in their range to demo.
The new Diamond and Granite feature regenerative braking – ie. power generated when going downhill is used to recharge the battery – and a choice of four levels of motorised pedalling assistance, which can be selected using a handlebar-mounted display. So, you can use more power on the hills and less on the flat.
Batribike’s Sue Coulson says electric bikes are becoming more mainstream. “Electric bikes make cycling more inclusive,” she says. “Whatever your ability there is a chance to get out there and enjoy a bike ride. BikeRadar Live will be an excellent opportunity for consumers to test our bikes.
“Nothing compares to actually riding an electric bike. They all have different characteristics and it’s important to ‘try before you buy’ to check that the one you like the look of is also the one you like to ride.
“The Brands Hatch test track at BikeRadar Live will give you the chance to try a Batribike on a gradient, which is exactly what all our customers want to know – what’s it like on a hill? A ride on a Batribike electric bike has a definite ‘grin factor’. We look forward to seeing lots of smiling faces.”
“The Quartz is a step-through aluminium design in silver. Thanks to suspension on the front forks and saddle, the ride is smooth. Whilst all the bikes in the test had comfortable saddles, the Quartz had the best.
The wheels are 20” diameter with seven gears and rim brakes. The mudguards have flexible rubber ends and there’s a full length chain guard.”
“Summary: comfortable ride, comprehensive power control. Coped well with steep hills”