A mate of mine has bought one for his wife and she is able to get in the Peaks with him - previously very occasional cyclist. I'm awaiting the ear bashing I'll get when we ride out to watch the Tour of Britain. It's only a 5 mile route, off road, but the last mile is up a seriously steep off road track. - I'll be pushing both MTB's !Its a little bit like that when I go out with my wife now. She can hold 16mph into a 20mph headwind uphill. I was drafting for all my life to stay on the back wheel. Soon as I popped out to ride beside her, dropped!
It really has levelled our riding pace, which is great.
Performance why’sIs there any specific performance advantage over the Trek vs an Orbea Gain - or does the Gain look infinitely sleeker at the expense of some performance loss?
I thought that, but I think the motor is marked 'Speed'.Entertaining - but SO misleading. Those guys would have been exceeding the legal assistance cut-off speed within seconds of setting off, so the e-domane guy must be superfit, retired or not, to be riding like that unassisted
You have nailed the differences. I originally had a Giant Road E before any of the lighter models like the Orbea Gain was available. While was certainly fun to ride and definitely had more power and a bit longer range I much prefer my Gain. They market it as just enough. That's what I was looking for. A little help when needed into the wind or climbing. I still want ride unassisted as much as possible and that has enabled me to go the longer distance that the lighter bike and 250w battery loses to the bigger more powerful mid drives with 450-500w. It's all what you want out of the bike.Performance why’s
Trek - 63nm torque & a 500wh battery
Orbea - 40nm torque & a 250wh battery
The gain will look a bit more sleeker with The Ebikemotion rear hub drive v Bosch mid drive.
I’ve not ridden a Ebikemotion yet, but think I wouldn’t like the difference in torque & half the size battery.
Think the trek is around 6 kg heavier than a carbon gain as well, but the trek moves very well even after the 16.9 mph cut off.