In our adventure center in Ålesund we got a big selection of bikes including e-bikes, but what do you need to know about e-bikes before heading out on the Norwegian roads and trails?
Some people think that you do not have to step in the pedals when riding an e-bike. You do need to though. It is just like a regular bike but the difference is, that there is an electric motor and instead of only regular gears, there is also electric gears hence the name e-bike, since it can be faster I see it in the same way I see a motorcycle; in fact, i always make sure to use helmet when riding it.
The Cannondale Trail Neo is our most popular e-bike and is equipped with 29 inch wheels, RockShox 30S 100mm Travel fork, Tektro Auriga Hydro Disc brakes, 10 regular gears (Shimano Deore) and a display on the handlebar, so you can always check your speed, duration and distance of your trip.
The three electronic gears, “eco”, “trail” and “boost”, kicks in at different rates and the life of the battery depends on which gear you will be using. If you are biking in “eco” you can go up to 97 km (60 miles), “trail” up to 72
What makes the Trail Neo so special is the powerful 250W motor and the 500Wh battery. This ensures long range and steep streets or forest paths will feel like a game. The e-bike is a good mix between comfort and technical characteristics. Together with Shimano’s new e8000 terrain-specific engine, you will get an e-bike that comes across the majority of places you take it. In other words, it is a perfect e-bike for those who wants to ride both asphalt and in the woods.
Try out the Cannondale Trail Neo e-bike for yourself on our guided Art Nouveau trip or enjoy the combination of biking and hiking on our guided trip to the mountain “Sukkertoppen” (sugar loaf mountain) from downtown Ålesund.