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Gazelle Avenue C8
Gazelle Avenue C8
- Great Range 45-80 mile, 504 watt hour battery
- Smooth, powerful & quiet the Shimano Steps City drive is more compact and stealthy than Bosch Active line.
- Easy entry super Low Step available in sizes 45cm, 51cm, & 57cm
- Speedy handlebar position changes - a simple release lever changes from very upright to more sporty.
- Very Comfortable spring monoshock fork & seatpost, with a wide cushioned saddle to soak up rough city streets.
- Commute ready - powerful front and rear lights, fenders, chainguard, bell, an integrated frame lock, and a rear rack for panniers. It even has a guard on the rear wheel for wearing a long coat or dress.
- No greasy chain mess - internal gears 8-speed Shimano and a fully enclosed chain guard to keep pant legs clean.
- Low maintenance, powerful brakes - hydraulic rim brakes for reassuring stopping power, wet or dry.
Finally a light upright cruiser!
One of the most noticeable features of the Avenue is the frame - it has cutouts for routing cables internally and reinforced gussets for added rigidity to reduce frame flex that can be a challenge on low step frames. The cutouts really help our mechanics service the bike - normally internal cable routing is a real pain to change cables.
This super comfortable Shimano Steps powered low entry cruiser is ideal for day-to-day trips as well as longer rides, and chock full of well thought out details and extras that you will appreciate for years to come - like the easily adjusted stem to suit your mood or different sized riders in a snap, or the integrated frame lock for quicky lockups at the coffee place.
The Avenue uses the E6010 display panel is larger than the original - it uses a transflective LCD that is readable in direct sunlight and an easy on/off switch. A gripe about the old steps system was the display wouldn’t power up until you pressed a button on the battery pack first.
You will see hydraulic rim brakes on lots of Euro eBIkes because they are the lowest maintenance (long service interval) while still giving great stopping power, albeit less than discs. Hydraulic brakes (for both disc and rim) not only greatly increase the brakes squeezing power - they also require less frequent adjustments because the lever doesn't need to be pressed as far to close hydraulic brakes.
Entry level Steps E6000 is lighter and more affordable than Brose or Bosch, and the performance is no slouch compared to the most common 20mph city oriented motor, the Bosch Active line. Like Bosch, they use a proprietary battery along with their motors. Batteries for City systems are externally mounted on the back rack or frame mounted on the downtube, and on the small side at 400 watt hours. Overall the system is less bulky and lighter - and price ranges of 2-3k they lead the industry for value in a mid drive.
Internally geared hubs are standard on Euro commuters - they are popular with less experienced cyclists because internal gears can shift over the entire range at rest (useful if you forget to downshift after coming to a stop) without causing problems, they tend to be quieter, cleaner and less maintenance than derailleur gears. Flat changes are more complicated, but overall maintenance is needed less frequently, and if used with a chain guard can keep your trousers from getting greasy.
Daily commuting on an eBike will put you ahead of the pack every time, but it pays to be prepared. Fenders keep the spray off your face, back and feet. A rear carrier allows you to use bags. Lights that are integrated with your eBikes battery. A chainguard keeps your chain & trousers clean. Integrated frame locks for quickie stops. And a nice bell to politely tell people to get out of your way!
Avenue Step Through
45cm for 4'10" - 5'4"
51cm for 5'5" - 5'9"
57cm for 5'10" - 6'2"
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Gazelle gives a minimum 10-year guarantee on equipment and construction faults on the frame and rigid front forks covering normal handling, use and maintenance. There is a 5-year guarantee on suspended front forks. For paintwork on the frame and the front forks there is a five-year guarantee period. For parts on your bicycle there is a 2-year guarantee covering normal use and maintenance.. Shimano components carry a 2 year warranty.