Can I get 50 miles from one battery charge or even 120? For those interested in buying an e-bike, this is a very important question. Manufacturers try to be as realistic as they can about possible ranges your e-bike may manage on one complete battery charge. In practice, however, the maximum range depends on many different factors. As well as the type of motor you have, factors include the energy content (400 or 500 Wh), handling and age of the battery. However, the rider's weight, sitting position, riding style (starting frequency, cadence) and selected support levels (Eco, Tour, Sport, Turbo) all greatly influence the range. Last but not least, the track profile (uphill or flat), the ground (road or terrain), wind (headwind, tailwind) and even tyre profile effect distances possible. This makes it extremely difficult to provide precise and reliable information.
As thanks to its customers Bikester gives an extra 10 years guarantee - from the date of purchase - for all first-time owners of a VOTEC, Serious, Vermont, Fixie or Ortler bike (except the VOTEC VRC which comes with a 6 years guarantee on the frame and fork). This warranty covers all frames from 2013 on and is subject to repair or replacement by a successor model. Follow-up costs such as assembly and transport aren’t included. Damage caused by gnarly ‘improper’ use such as jumps, falls, overloading and neglect are excluded. The warranty becomes void in the event of unauthorised modifications to the frame as well as the attachment and conversion of additional components. In addition, a 2-year warranty applies to every bicycle, its parts and surface. But, this doesn’t apply to typical wear parts.