NOTE: Quick preliminary review of the Woosh Krieger e-bike after a 4.3 mile 20 minute shake down run, will update with a full review after running it in some more in a couple of weeks.
After making this video i went for another 5 miles 20 minute shake down in which i barely broke a sweat, however you do still feel the workout in the legs (unless you are super lazy and just use the throttle) and this is what i was hoping for to build up my muscle strength and fitness gradually.
Purchased this on Saturday at their store in Southend after trying out a few models, really really helpful staff in there who were eager to help in anyway they could.
The crank drive bikes require a bit more skill and thought while riding having to tap the brake before changing gears like a clutch and knowing what gears to use when, but the benefits outweigh this by giving you much more control over the speed and torque that the assist provides along with being much more efficient on battery usage.
The motor is really quiet (more so then the hub bikes) and with the massive battery this thing will go for miles and miles which makes it great for both commutes and bike rides. The 5 levels of assist vary greatly in the power they provide from 1 giving virtually no help at all to 5 requiring you to simply make the pedals move and it will fly you along, i found a good middle ground is assist level 3 along with the middle 3 gears which will take you anywhere you need to go bar the steepest of hills.
All in all, this thing Is fantastic so far and I thoroughly recommend going to either their store in Southend or the showroom in Cambridge to check it out or any of the other models they have.
250w TCM Brushless Chain Drive
8 Speed Shimano Gears
Topgun Front Suspension
Front Disc Brake/Rear V Brake
36v 15AH Lith-ion Samsung Cells
26" Wheels/18" Aluminium Frame
Kenda Kevlar Shield Tires
5 Levels of Pedal Assist & Throttle Control
Kingmeter J-LCD Computer
Lishui 20A Controller
In the UK the law restricts road legal e-bikes to 15.5mph/250w and riders must be 14 years or over, all e-bikes however are fairly easy to derestrict but this will both render your bike illegal for road use and usually void your warranty. The hardware itself is perfectly capable of not being limited (as seen in parts of EU and USA) but to be honest 15mph is more than enough for assistance especially up hills, if youre really struggling then slap it on assist level 5 and enjoy the ride.
NOTE FROM ADMIN:
To follow on from this initial review, ACM2000 has kindly given a fuller review after several weeks' use here: http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/threads/woosh-krieger-review.22174/page-2#post-279533'
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