Written on: 29/05/2013 by Dulcibella (1 review written)
Cyclamatic GTE, I took a long time to decide on whether or not to purchase this bike, Having ridden a bike on and off for most of my life I was dubious as to whether this machine would do what was claimed of it. It arrived very promptly after ordering and was realtively simple to assemble, even without comprehensive instructions, as most of the machine was already built. I have ridden it for over two weeks now, taking note of the recomendations to recharge the battery after every ride. I am now on a mission to find how far the battery will take me without being rechagred. I am 6ft 4inch and heavily built but the motor copes with me without any trouble at all on power assist, on a flat surface with no head wind it copes adequately on power alone. The build of the bike it very good, in my opinion, but it tends to be a bit towards the 'heavy' side, although very stable when moving. My grumbles about the bike, the ride is very hard, I am on the lookout for a well sprung saddle to alleviate that problem. The major problem is that there is no technical information available, i.e. how to remove the rear wheel for a puncture repair, or how to remove the tyre for a tyre change, the fitted tyres will not last for ever. All in all, I am very satisfied with the purchase, especially at the reduced price it was offered at, it has been tried out by most of the family when visiting me and they all agree that it is a lot easier than straightforward pedalling. I hope that I get years of trouble free use out of the cycle and at the moment I cannot see any reason why I shouldn't. The whole package lacks the required technical information, that is the only part that lets it down.