Kalkhoff electric bikes: German reliability

Kalkhoff is a German brand of bicycles and electric bikes that has been around for more than 100 years, known for its expertise and meticulous know-how.

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Used Kalkhoff electric bike

Kalkhoff is a reference brand in the electric bicycle market. Founded in 1919 in Cloppenburg, Germany, the German brand markets designer and comfortable electric bikes. The manufacturer stands out for its range of innovative, comfortable and reliable bikes, perfect for rediscovering the city and the countryside in complete freedom and without effort.

At Upway, we are happy to offer you second-hand Kalkhoff electric bikes, refurbished and sold at a price accessible to all. Thanks to reconditioning, treat yourself to a second-hand German Kalkhoff electric bike in perfect condition, to accompany you on a daily basis. The electrically assisted bicycle (e-bike) "made in Germany" is a real guarantee of quality, reliability and durability.

What is a Kalkhoff electric bike?

Kalkhoff offers a complete range of bicycles with top-of-the-range models at the forefront of the bicycle industry: electric city bikeelectric mountain bikes or MTB electric bikes.

A Kalkhoff electrically assisted bicycle is a two-wheeler with a motor and a battery. This system allows the cyclist to move forward without having to make as much effort as on a conventional bike. Thus, when pedaling, the electric assistance starts and allows to reach easily the speed of 25 km/h. Beyond that, it cuts off automatically. You don't need an instruction manual for your Kalkhoff electric bike: it's simple and intuitive to use! These bikes are heavier than traditional bikes, but have the advantage of facilitating your travel in an environmentally friendly way and with a pleasant riding style.

The characteristics of the used Kalkhoff electric bike

Kalkhoff has made electric bikes its specialty! Kalkhoff bike models meet strict construction standards to offer a flawless, long-lasting bike. German engineering expertise combines performance and power. Every German Kalkhoff electric bike is tested in the manufacturer's test laboratory, one of the largest and most modern in Europe. Frames, forks, saddle supports, wheels, brakes and other components are tested on some thirty machines. The aim is to meet the highest standards, corresponding to the "Engineered in Germany" label. Engineered in Germany ".

Kalkhoff develops high-performance bicycles with a reliable motor, optimal range and a lightweight integrated battery. These bikes have an aluminum frame with an elegant and sober design. And for the practical side, most models come with a set of bicycle accessories: luggage rack, lights, stand, basket and mudguard.

The advantages of the Kalkhoff electric bicycle

Kalkhoff's electrically assisted bicycles are top-of-the-line models whose main advantages are reliability and durability. The brand collaborates with the best assistance systems available on the market, such as Panasonic, Bion and Bosch. Kalkhoff has also developed its own assistance system with a motor in the pedals, called "Impulse". Over the years, Kalhoff has established itself as a leader in the ECV market.

The main ranges of Kalkhoff electric bikes

At Upway, we offer a range of electric bikes depending on your needs and the type of route you plan to do. The manufacturer develops three ranges: for the city, off-road or off-road.

Kalkhoff electric city bike

The city bike Kalkhoff Agattu 3.B Move is one of the brand's best-known models. It's a Kalkhoff electric-assist bike with a powerful Bosch Active Line Plus 50 Nm motor and an integrated Bosch PowerTube 400 Wh or 500 Wh battery. It offers a comfortable riding style and features useful accessories such as a rear rack, mudguards and an adjustable rear stand. This bike has an aluminum frame and offers 7 gear options, making it suitable for city riding.

Always for a type of urban route, Upway recommends the Kalkhoff Image 5.B Advance+. Powered by its 65 Nm Bosch Performance Line motor, it can travel up to 150 km! With its aluminum frame, however, the weight of this Kalkhoff e-bike is 28 kg.

Kalkhoff electric VTC

VTCs, or Vélos Tout Chemins, are perfect if you need a versatile bike that's equally at home on the road or on the trails. For city and country cycling, opt for the Kalkhoff Endeavour 1.B Move electric mountain bike. This is a flagship model in the category of electric mountain bikes. Comfortable, durable and solid, this versatile bike is equipped with a powerful Bosch Performance Line motor (one of the best on the market), a 400 Wh or 500 Wh battery and an 8-speed Shimano Altus derailleur. Whether for city riding, leisure or adventure, the Kalkhoff refurbished electric bike meets all mobility needs.

The Kalkhoff Endeavor 3.B Move Open is also a popular electric mountain bike. Fully equipped (mudguards, luggage rack, lighting...), it's ideal for a variety of uses, including city commuting, weekend rides and hiking. This top-of-the-range aluminum-framed model features a powerful Bosch Performance Line motor with 65 Nm of torque, and an integrated Bosch PowerTube 400 Wh or 500 Wh battery. It offers 4 riding modes thanks to its different levels of electric assistance, and a choice of 9 gearshift options.

MTB electric Kalkhoff

Finally, if you want to tackle a sportier type of route, look for an ebike with off-road capability. Kalkhoff offers several models of MTB electric top-of-the-range models that will be perfect for following you on your most perilous outings! The MTB Kalkhoff Entice 7.B Advance+ ABS is a formidable all-terrain bike. It features a Bosch Performance CX Smart System drive unit with 85 Nm of torque and an integrated Bosch PowerTube 750 Wh battery with a range of up to 150 km! It features an aluminum frame and a suspension fork with 100 mm travel.

For a MTB Kalkhoff at a more affordable price, Upway The Kalkhoff Entice 1.B also recommends. This e-MTB is equipped with a powerful Bosch Performance Line motor with 75 Nm of torque, to tackle the toughest climbs without any difficulty. It has a range of 135 km thanks to its 545 Wh or 725 Wh battery. Its comfortable frame with low step-over makes it easy to climb.

What is the price of a Kalkhoff electric bike?

Kalkhoff electric bikes are high-end models for the most demanding cyclists. The price of a Kalkhoff EAB starts at around €2,500 for the entry-level model and goes up to around €6,000 for the most advanced ebike from the German brand.

On the other hand, it is possible to buy a cheap Kalkhoff electric bike, especially by opting for a model refurbished. The reconditioning Upway is carried out by a specialized mechanic, who goes through 20 checkpoints and changes any parts that need replacing. His aim is to restore a used electric bike to a condition as close to new as possible. The e-bike is then resold for 20 to 60% less than when it was new, and is covered by a one-year warranty on the battery, motor and electronics.

There are also subsidies to help you buy an electric bike. These subsidies are available at regional or local level, and electric bikes reconditioned by Upway are eligible. So you can buy your second-hand Kalkhoff electric bike for less!

How to maintain your Kalkhoff electric bicycle?

To prolong the life of your Kalkhoff VAE, it is important to know how to maintain it. After each ride, clean your bike if necessary. Before getting behind the handlebars, check that the transmission is properly lubricated and that the tires are sufficiently inflated. It's also important to regularly check the wear of your chain, sprockets, chainring, cables and brake pads.

Finally, when it comes to the battery, use your Kalkhoff electric bike charger to recharge it. Unplug it from your bike if it's not going to be used for a long time (a few days), and store it under cover if your ebike is stored outdoors. These precautions will significantly extend its lifespan and help to maintain its autonomy on the move.