Finding the right eBike – at VICTORIA
Town, countryside, eBike. Whether for long tours through the countryside or for short trips in the inner city – there is an electric bike suitable for every situation.
VICTORIA has a wide selection of different pedelecs. One basic characteristic is typical of the brand: VICTORIA eBikes are characterised by their higher-than-average ride comfort and less by exaggerated sportiness. The solid finish of the eBike frame and fork has a hand in this, making the pedelecs’ handling easy and safe. It is not the optimisation of the eBike weight that characterises the models from northern Germany, but the maximisation of the ride comfort.
With the eBike batteries and eBike drives, VICTORIA predominantly relies on the premium drive systems by BOSCH. These provide reliable quality and a long eBike range.
Pedelec, S-Pedelec or eBike – what should I choose?
It is no secret that pedelecs are must have items at the moment. Not just since Corona. Little wonder than that the choice is also increasing. In the meantime, it is possible to have almost every type of bike with a motor.
Attractive and reliable eBike models are not only available in many price ranges, but also in different versions. Universal eBike with deep Frames versions are just as popular as more agile eBike trekking models with eBike trapezoidal / men’s frame.
The first question you should ask yourself: How will you use your eBike for? And what for? More for leisure, to boost mobility or as a daily companion for the journey to work?
Of course, you can ride a city pedelec for longer rides. If these rides involve cycle touring with panniers for several days, you will inevitably come up against some limits. Conversely, a well sprung and stable trekking eBike with a large eBike battery may be a good purchase option, as this can be used for short distances.
Road approval for an eBike is only mandatory for S-Pedelecs. However, eBike insurance against theft is advisable for all models. This insurance protection may be included in your home insurance policy.
In order to provide you with more guidance for making your choice, we would like to look at the most common variants and explain what exactly you should be looking out for.
Furthermore, we will answer the question, why you should buy your eBike from a specialist retailer.
Comfortable electric foldable bikes with low step-throughs
VICTORIA offers the widest range of bicycles with electrical drives possible. The only thing missing so far was a foldable e-bike. Why a folding bike with an electric motor? Fold-up pedelecs offer no few advantages:
- They are small, and yet still fully-fledged bikes and e-bikes at the same time
- They can be compactly stored away when not in use
- They extend the mobility chain when commuting by public transport
Creating a dynamic appearance: the eTouring series
The new all-round pedelec eTouring series creates a sporty impression. Unlike our eTrekking series, the eTouring series has a more dynamic design and does without excessive comfort elements such as a height- or angle-adjustable stem. Visual performance is also highlighted by
- matt frame colours as well as
- black rims, spokes and cassettes on the derailleur gear set models
Our travel touring bikes with tyres for poor surfaces: the eAdventure series
To have ride experience means you must have ridden
All of us who use our trekking bikes on extended tours away from asphalted roads know the problem: if the ground becomes rough and unpaved, the usually narrow trekking bikes reach their limits. Then slow riding or even pushing your bike becomes the order of the day. To overcome this problem, we have created the eAdventure series: the dynamic, but comfortably designed all-rounders are characterised by their wide rough-surface tyres. The studded tyres offer the grip for cornering that is missing from trekking tyres, which are more made for paved roads. Fitted with reflective strips on the sides, safety is also the top priority for these models with wide, studded tyres.
Active and connected to nature: eBike trekking
No other category is as varied as the electrically assisted touring bike. As a companion for the grand tour, the classic eBike trekking covers the widest range of uses for eBikes. Whether a cycling holiday with luggage, a short journey to the office or excursions into the countryside – a trekking eBike happily takes these scenarios in its stride.
The top 3 arguments for trekking pedelecs:
- Long-range batteries and powerful motors for long tours
- Puncture-resistant tyres and suspension forks for travelling comfortably
- Fully equipped with pannier-compatible carriers, mudguards and lights
Award winning style, utmost comfort, XXL calibre – the eBike Manufaktur line
“With the shapely low step-through model series, eManufaktur, by VICTORIA, the Bosch drive and organic hydroforming frame concept forge an elegant symbiosis. The mid-motor provides a well-balanced weight distribution and a low centre of gravity. This effect is given additional amplification with the attractive integration of the batteries in the frame. The design of the eManufaktur series satisfies the demand for the unity of form and function – and thus the aesthetic requirements of its users” – this is how the laudation of the Red Dot Award Jury read in 2014 for the VICTORIA eBike Manufaktur 9.6 award for product design. And nothing further needs to be said to this day. Apart from the fact that it can be loaded up to a total weight of 170kg.
The top 3 arguments for the eManufaktur series:
- eBike Manufaktur with XXL design for up to a total weight of 170 kg
- Stylish, individual and award-winning design
- Numerous test victories and awards in the media
For hip urban city dwellers and trendsetters – the urban eBike series
The times in which a city bike only had to work and its looks were pretty much inconsequential are a thing of the past. Individual requirements are happily reflected in the design, especially in the big city. Central Berlin hipster and trendy shopping queen will find a clean, tidy appearance and virtually maintenance-free components, such as Gates belt drive, gear hubs and powerful Bosch Performance mid-motors on our urban eBikes. The maximum permissible total weight: 170 kg too.
The top 3 arguments for the eUrban series:
- XXL design for up to 170 kg total weight
- Urban lifestyle design
- Extremely low-maintenance premium technology
Great expectations, small purse – meet the eClassic series
If you would like to own a reliable quality pedelec, be prepared to spend somewhat more money than a normal bike would cost. The entry level price range is around EUR 1500. However, your dealer will have built the electric bike ready to be ridden and will advise you before making a purchase, and will act as your point of contact for any subsequent maintenance or service cases, such as flat tyres or installing new software for the motor. Cheap offers from your DIY store or electronics wholesaler do not tend to offer this. This is also the reason why VICTORIA has always relied on its partnership with specialist retail.
The top 3 arguments for the eClassic series:
- Entry into the world of pedelecs
- Solid high-volume production technology
- As with all VICTORIA pedelecs sold exclusively via authorised ePunkt dealers
When tailwind and a chic retro appearance are required – our retro eBike
You have decided that your next bike should be equipped with tailwind. And you have your own ideas about its appearance: stylish, individual and robust technology; it should encourage you to take regular short trips. Price and technology should also be at a down-to-earth level. Then a retro eBike is the solution, which is specifically aimed at women with their own unique taste, in this case for stylish retro design and contemporary straightforward technology.
The top 3 arguments for the eRetro line:
- Popular retro design
- Solid high-volume production technology
- Comparatively inexpensive
Don’t buy just anywhere – the VICTORIA dealer network
VICTORIA offers numerous bicycles and electric bikes exclusively via specialist retail. And this is for a good reason. Unlike shippers, DIY stores or electrical wholesale, you will receive specialist advice from an authorised VICTORIA bicycle dealer and can undertake a test ride, in order to determine the model best suited to you as well as the right frame size.
The question of whether to go for a low step-through eBike with hub or perhaps a trekking bike with electric motor and derailleur can also be clarified here, along with questions regarding range or the charging duration of the batteries, the eBike drive or the weight for eBikes. The differences in assistance from the BOSCH mid-motors are best experienced in a direct comparison.
Regular training courses keep VICTORIA specialist dealers up-to-date in dealing with questions about the right eBike service and maintenance of eBike batteries.