GTech have just released a new eBike for 2017.
It’s called the G Tech eScent Mountain eBike and it looks cool!
Below I will reveal 5 fascinating facts about the eScent bike and my own opinions on the bike. It’s like an eBike review, just better!
Not too long ago GTech released two different types of eletric bikes that were designed solely for use around the city. I wrote about them in the best electric bike for under £1,000 post.
No Oil Painting
The look of them left a lot to be desired in my opinion. Sterile and white with no character. Although effective, they didn’t really have the greatest appeal and looked kind of basic.
They did have some innovative features though, such as replacing the oily, high maintenance chain with a belt. Good idea, Mr G Tech…
And look at the differences they’ve made. They’re clearly targeting a different rider with their new eScent mountain eBike.
They’ve ditched the white colour, it’s now a silver mountain bike with suspension, hydraulic brakes, a real chain and a 10 speed Shimano gear system.
“Basically, it’s a proper bike with the addition of a lithium-ion battery”
The tyres and wheels have been designed with off-road and on-road requirements in mind, so you’re good to go wherever you want really.
GTech eScent Mountain eBike: 5 Fascinating Facts
Here are 5 facts that should help you in making a purchasing decision.
#1 Free Trial
There is a 14-day, risk free trial – simply order online and get your eScent eBike delivered to your door.
Make sure you keep your packaging. If you’re not happy with it you can send it back. Make sure you don’t go riding out and about and abuse it though, as then it means you’ve been using it too much to return it.
Top Tip: If you live near Worcester, you can take it for a test ride for free if you pop into their showroom.
#2 Worthy Warranty
There is a 2 year warranty on both the bike and the battery. That’s a very reassuring guarantee if you ask me. GTech clearly have faith in the quality of their products.
A British manufacturer that really wants to ensure they maintain a good reputation. You can ride assured that if there are any issues you will be supported.
#3 Easy Rider
Not only do you get suspension on the front forks, you also get a suspension saddle. A great addition for extra comfort, especially when riding off-road.
This is another innovative design feature and shows you the type of rider they are appealing to. It’s the one who wants to get out to explore but also in comfort.
#4 All Geared up
GTech have opted to use a reputable third party manufacturer, Shimano, for their gear system. This shows you how much progress is being made in the eBike industry when larger manufacturers are opting to get involved.
Bosch are another manufacturer that product motors for eBikes.
#5 Cruising Speed
The eScent has a range of up to 30 miles, but this is on flatish ground. Put simply, the heavier you are, more hilly the terrain and the less you pedal the more power you will use and less distance you’ll cover.
Realistically, you will cover more like 15-20 miles, which is still a long way!
The bottom line…
This eScent electric Bike is suited for people who want to get out and about and do some off-road riding. It’s NOT targeted at those who commute.
Having said that, you can ride it on the roads without a problem. It would be a really comfortable ride and take your up to 30 miles on one charge.
Its also has two power modes so if you want a harder workout you can turn the power down and pedal harder.
Which eBike Should I Buy?
Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both types of bike that GTech offer so you can decide which one is right for you.
GTech eScent Mountain Bike
- Like a regular mountain bike with a battery
- Looks good and has all the features needed
- Rugged tyres, hydraulic brakes and 10 gears
- Suspension in the seat post and front forks
- 2 year warranty
- Quite heavy at 19kg
- Higer maintenance compared to city/sport bike
GTech City/Sport eBikes
- No oily chain to worry about
- Lower maintenance
- Easy to charge
- 2 year warranty
- Doesn’t look great
Here’s the thing…
If you’re after a bike to commute to work, in and around the city, the GTech city/sport bike is the one to go for because it’s low maintenance, has no chain and will be easier to manoeuvre around on through the traffic.
For an off-road bike, that’s more like a traditional one, the eScent is ideal. If you’re going out regularly with friends or family, it means the less able in the group will be able to keep up with the strongest riders.
Buy GTech eScent Electric Bike Online
I’d highly recommend buying direct from GTech for 3 good reasons:
FREE delivery | FREE returns | FREE assembly….It’s a risk-free purchase.