I bought this bike new (it was a floor demo model with 11 miles on it) last year for my wife who was recuperating from a couple of surgeries, and wanted to stay active.
I bought it at Propel bicycles in Brooklyn - the now famous shop was started by an avid cyclist who wanted to still ride after being injured in the Iraq War......
My wife recuperated quickly, and she used it less than 80 miles- it has about 100 miles on it, total. While she used it, it was quite a bit of fun!
size 46cm (small) It is in perfect shape, perfectly clean, no wear. see the Gazelle website for sizing.
I would say it is a very good comfort and commuting bike, very stable with a solid Bosch mid - drive motor, a bit luxurious, This is a premier commuting E-bike, with a decent range of 90 - 100 miles (in eco mode, less going uphill constantly or in turbo mode). It is an electric assist - that is the motor turns on when you start to pedal, and stops when you stop. You cannot just ride passively which is illegal in the US in most places. It has wide tires, bombproof wheel rims.
I'll give my impressions - then paste in the Gazelle bike company description and specs, and comprehensive info from a great E-bike review site.
I'll also paste the some manufacturer photos in first for detail, then include my photos of the actual bike. The bike I am selling is BLACK.
specs and reviews also available if one Googles these terms: (links are NOT allowed in Bike Exchange ads)
- manufacturer website: "gazelle bikes Arroyo C8 HMB "
- excellent comprehensive review, test, info and video, as well as comparison with other electric bikes: " Electric Bike Reviews gazelle arroyo C8 HM "
- environmental review: " treehugger Gazelle Arroyo electric city bike offers comfort, style, & 90+ miles of range "
Built by a venerable 100 - year old Dutch bike company that specializes in commuting bikes ; Europe does not have the stigma of electric bikes being "cheating"
as exists in the US (said by drivers as one whizzes by them on a bike.....).
The Bosch mid-drive motor (the best motor on the market it, Google it) makes it stable - the weight is low down and centered along the bike; if a wheel gets damaged, one does not have to replace the motor (as one would with a rear - hub motor)
It works flawlessly; it has sensors - pulsing a hundred times a second - for pedal force, cadence, and braking , all of which speed up / slow down or stop the motor when appropriate, so effort is not wasted.
It really is really fun to ride, and makes stressful bike commutes or shopping trips easy and a little bit thrilling, and, of course, parking is a non-issue. I am a bike commuter and purist, and I did not expect to like an electric bike, but wow, these ( all of the ones I have tried, actually) - are really fun, practical. It has a nice electric display that keeps track of speed, mileage, trip mileage, gear. assist level.
It has Magura hydraulic brakes, which work like a dream. I can stop in a couple yards.
The handlebar can be shifted forward / up backwards/down with the flip of a lever, so it has a versatile fit.
The rear rack holds the locked - in (keys provided) Samsung 500Wh removeable (and frankly, expensive) battery, it charges in a few hours.
Front and rear dynamo lights are integrated and don't require a battery. Just get on and go! (Note: this model does NOT come with the cafe lock - a built in lock - which makes it a bit lighter, anyway.)
I bought it for $2600, selling at the time for $3200. The new model - which does have a slightly better, lower placement of the battery in the downtube - now sells for $3600.
I will include the receipt from Propel Bikes. I can accept PayPal only, which will protect us both!
The bike will be professionally packed and shipped via BikeFlights. The battery will be shipped separately, by law. I think the shipping cost will be about $50 - 100, lower 48 US states only.
If you want a specific photo, or some information, please let me know. Thank you for looking!
from Gazelle bikes website:
Bosch Performance Line Motor
The powerful and robust Bosch Performance Line motor with 50Nm of torque provides an effortless 100-mile cycling range on flat to hilly terrain.
Spacious Low Step Frame
With a spacious step-through frame design and low placement of the of the Bosch Performance Line motor, stability and handling is enhanced making the Arroyo easy and enjoyable to ride.
Low maintenance Magura Hydraulic Brakes
Tool free and low maintenance Magura HS22 hydraulic brakes provide the ultimate in fast-acting and powerful control.
Gazelle Arroyo C8 HMB
Have an easy ride with the powerful Bosch Performance Line mid-drive electric motor. This powerful all-rounder with a Bosch Performance Line mid-drive is ideal for day-to-day trips as well as longer rides. With plenty of torque, it provides assistance not only on flat, but also on hilly terrain.
Bosch Performance Line
Enjoy effortless cycling with the smooth and powerful Bosch mid-mounted motor. The low positioning of the electric motor gives the bike a responsive and stable feel. The Bosch electric mid-mounted motor is ideal for daily trips as well as long distances. With torque ranging from 50 Nm up to a maximum of 60 Nm, it provides assistance on both flat and hilly terrain. Enjoy carefree cycling on your Gazelle with a Bosch mid-mounted motor.
- Most powerful Bosch Performance mid-mot
- Extensive range with 500Wh battery
- Powerful Magura hydraulic brakes
- Suspension front fork and seat post for optimal comfort
- Quick adjust stem for optimal comfort
- Spacious step-through hydro-formed frame for great stability
- adjustable handlebar