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4810 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20016
United States


We have carefully curated the most reliable and innovative models of electric bikes from the top brands - Specialized, Kalkhoff, Focus, Raleigh. Come in today to browse and a free test ride - try before you buy! Our head tech has over 5 years experience in all brands and types of e-bikes and kits. Electricity Bikes was founded by City Bikes, pioneers of the urban transportation bike shop in DC since 1988.  

Kalkhoff Sahel Compact Impulse 2015


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Kalkhoff Sahel Compact Impulse 2015

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Kalkhoff Sahel Compact Impulse 2015

2,999.00 3,499.00

A small bike with a big personality. Nimble, quick and svelte for the urban jungle and the open road. The Kalkhoff Sahel Compact Impulse 8 is a fun, high quality compact electric bike that fits short and tall alike. It is designed to make life easier for city apartment dwellers, as you can easily turn the handlebar, and 20" wheels to make it even more compact. Usually a bike with 20" wheels will ride very differently than a full size bike - not the Sahel - if you close your eyes (not a good idea) you wouldn't know that you are on a 20" bike. One size fits all - with adjustable seatpost and stem height to fit nearly everyone. 

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The bike is fun and responsive in one of three pedal assist settings. It delivers outstanding range, comfort and utility with integrated fenders, dynamo powered lights and a standard sized carry rack. The reinforced x-style downtubes give the bike a stiff and sturdy feel but let you mount and stand over easily and the hydraulic rim brakes are very capable for quick stops. With shift sensing technology that cuts the motor momentarily as you adjust pedal speed, powerful hydraulic rim brakes and a two year warranty, this is the kind of electric bike that could be a reliable commuter or touring ebike.

Motor: 250 watt 36v Mid-drive 70nm max torque, shift sensing
Battery: 517 watt hour, 50-85 mile range
Drivetrain: 8 spd Internal Shimano Nexus twist shift
Brakes: Hydraulic rim brakes Magura HS11
Fork & Suspension: Aluminum
Speed: 20 mph Advanced pedal assist
Extras: Dynamo integrated LED front/rear lights, Fenders,Chain Guard, Rear Rack
Weight: 50 lbs