We have a soft spot for pedal assist electric bikes. No longer a novelty, these bikes offer a viable alternative to people looking to get out of their car and on something that is more efficient, fun, and cost-effective. With a wide range of electric bikes from Cannondale, Scott, Stromer, and Orbea, we are spoiled for choice in finding the ideal bike for everyone. One of the shop’s most interesting bikes, however, is the Orbea Katu-E 10 electric bike.
The Orbea Katu-E 10 is built for the city. Small 20″ wheels keep the whole bike compact, which is good for maneuvering in town and storing at home. A Bosch Performance motor provides tons of torque, while the 400 Watt-hour battery is durable, efficient, and built to take a beating. Orbea has coupled this with a Shimano Alfine 8 speed internally geared hub for reliability, low maintenance, and smooth performance. SKS fenders with integrated lights front and rear keep muck and road grime away. Orbea also included a front basket that is fixed to the headtube, which allows for smooth handling as you steer, as well as capability for a child seat. A double-sided kickstand and rear wheel lock completes the package.
The Bosch 500 Wh battery offers a useful 50 + mile range on eco mode, while the motor helps riders get up and going with ease from stoplights. The riding position is very adjustable, and allows just about anyone to find a comfortable position. The Bosch Inuitiva remote and Bosch information screen are easy to understand and use, and the Shimano hydraulic disc brakes stop you with ease.
The Orbea Katu-E 10 pedal assist electric bike is an excellent commuter bike for anyone looking for ease of use, simple design, and quality build. The Katu-E 10 is available in Almost Red, Bone White, Bordeaux, Etheric Silver, Supergreen, Fresh Green, Nordic Blue, and Magnetic Black colorways. The bike is one size fits all, and is fit for “anyone ages 9-99”, says Orbea.