E-Bikes in the Test: Only a few are good

E-Bikes combine driving fun with movement and climate protection. Thanks to more powerful batteries electric bikes are becoming a serious Alternative to the car

E-Bikes in the Test: Only a few are good

E-Bikes combine driving fun with movement and climate protection. Thanks to more powerful batteries electric bikes are becoming a serious Alternative to the car. In the Test, however, shows how greatly the quality varies. The Stiftung Warentest has given only four out of twelve Pedelecs rated "Good". Two of the wheels were defective. The Reason: Risk Of Fire. Also, frame cracks or plasticizers in the saddle prepared for the experts.

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twelve E-Bikes were Tested with a low-entry. Ten of them were convincing in the practical test in Mallorca, with good driving characteristics, whether on Asphalt or rocky slopes. "But only four wheels shown in the other Tests, which are robust and secure enough to have a good overall grade to enter," it says in the June issue of the magazine "Test". The best Pedelec 2020, the KTM Macina Tour 510, the rating of 1.7. It had the properties as the only electric bike "very good" driving and was around 2,900 euros, priced in the middle. Shopping-Deal with FOCUS Online

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The price in the case of Pedelecs, hardly a sign of quality. In the Test, the most expensive and the cheapest E came-Bike, both on the grade of 4.0 (sufficient). The wheels of Fischer (Cita 6.0 i, € 2,150) and flyers (Gotour 6, 3,500 euros), showed after the durability examination of cracks in the frame. "For" on wheels " that can be dangerous, since it could break with the time – bad falls would be possible," warn the experts.

Many Pedelecs with defects

The battery was in some of the electric bikes, also as a weak point. The ranges were up to 100 kilometers, well in the safety test, the Tester found but in two cases a plastic, "the – may be about to rise when a short – circuit of the electrical contacts in the flames and burn". The Kalkhoff Endeavour 5.S Move (3.100 Euro) and the Kettler Paramount 10G (2.790 euros) fell through, therefore, in spite of good performance with the grade of 5.0 (unsatisfactory).

Even with the bike sitting there were unpleasant Surprises. "For years, grips and saddles remained in our laboratory tests unremarkable. Now we found in the saddles of Moths, Kreidler and Winora high amounts of the plasticizer Di-2-propylheptyl phthalate (DPHP)", reported Stiftung Warentest. The fabric got damaged in experimental animals, thyroid and pituitary gland. While there is no legal limit for DPHP. "In accordance with the precautionary principle of the phthalate that has softeners but nothing in materials, with cyclist legs, and sweaty hands in contact", be criticized by the testers.

the second best E-Bike in the Test, the Stevens E-Courier PT5 for 3,000 euros (Note 2,3) was. The Pegasus Premio Evo 10 Lite (3,100 euros) needed the testers to long to Charge and came with the 2.4 on the third place. It is shared with the Raleigh Kent 9 (2,800 euros), the last "good" Bike. Deductions there was, because this E-Bike fleet, according to the experts with a lot of Luggage, unstable.

This article was written by (GQ.de)

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Updated Date: 27 May 2020, 11:28

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