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FreeGo Raptor

It   would   be   a   really   big   call   to   say   that   the   FreeGo   Raptor   was   the   lightest,   commercially   available   electric   bike out   there   as   the   ebike   industry   is   moving   at   great   speed   these   days   but   what   we   can   say   for   sure   is   -   the   Raptor is an incredibly light, battery powered bike. To   achieve   this   FreeGo   have   come   up   with   a   lithe   and   attractive   design,   the   battery   is   compact   and   it   fits   and looks   like   a   drinks   bottle,   the   bike   is   single   speed   and   offers   3   levels   of   assist,   there   are   block   brakes   and   thin wheels and tyres, a nice tan look saddle and matching handlebar grips - this is a nice looking bike. Nice   looks   are   one   thing   but   when   you   climb   on   the   Raptor   you   are   immediately   taken   aback   by   its’   feel,   this   is   a lightweight   bike   and   it   is   very,   very   responsive,   pedal   away   in   low   assist   and   to   the   end   of   the   driveway   at Hereford   eBike   centre   and   notch   it   up   to   assist   level   two   and   it   is   surprisingly   easy   to   take   the   hump   back   bridge over   the   railway   line   -   that   is   quite   a   surprise,   freewheel   down   to   the   crossroads,   knock   off   the   assist   and   hang   a left   at   the   crossroads   and   you   are   in   perfect   territory   for   seeing   what   an   electric   bike   can   do,   a   long   sweep   of quiet flat country road followed by a short, shallow dip and then a long, steep climb of 150m or so. The   FreeGo   Raptor   makes   it   easy   to   gather   a   little   bit   of   speed   and   so   you   have   some   momentum   as   you   start the   climb,   feel   the   bite   and   click   up   to   power   assist   two   and   feel   the   pedalling   get   easier,   slip   into   the   rhythm   and savour   the   feeling   as   the   Raptor   gives   just   enough   boost   to   make   you   feel   great,   this   is   better   than   changing down   a   gear   -   no   derailleur   -   just   you   and   your   bike,   drop   easily   down   the   slope   the   other   side   of   the   hill   and   face the   next   incline,   shorter   at   100m   or   so   but   steeper,   you   could   try   assist   three   here   but   just   a   little   more   pedal effort makes you feel better. We   (Hereford   Electric   Bike   Centre)   were   reluctant   to   take   the   Raptor   when   we   received   our   first   delivery   of   demo   bikes   because   we   were   under   the   impression   that   it was   a   bike   for   folks   who   were   lucky   enough   to   live   in   towns   with   no   hills,   it   was   one   of   the   last   eBikes   we   assembled   and   rode   for   any   distance,   it   knocked   our   socks off and it still does. There   are   some   downsides   -   it   is   basic,   no   mudguards,   no   lights,   no   luggage   rack,   the   range   is   not   great,   we   get   around   20   miles   and   the   battery   is   down   to   one   bar (of   five),   this   is   mixed   riding   with   plenty   of   proper   hills,   not   specially   chosen   ‘flats’,   if   you   are   facing   a   really   long   steep   hill   it   does   rely   on   you   getting   into   the   pedals and steep hill starts can be challenging. However   there   are   many,   many   upsides   -   it   is   light   and   you   can   add   whatever   you   want   or   need,   for   a   quality   electric   bike   it   is   incredibly   cheap   -   £799   -   the   batteries   are   not   that expensive   and   you   can   always   buy   a   second   one   to   extend   the   range   if   you   need   to,   the   battery   and   the   battery   charger   are   both   very   light   and   the   battery   charging   time   really   is fast so you can recharge at work etc. If   you   have   lots   of   very   steep   hills   to   tackle   then   -   unless   you   are   feeling   pretty   fit   or   wanting   to   get   pretty   fit   then   the   Freego   Raptor   is   probably   not   the   one   to   choose   -   on   the   other hand,   if   your   riding   style   is   nippy,   no   fuss   and   you   want   fun   riding   with   a   few   hills   thrown   in   to   challenge   you   then   this   bike   is   unbeatable   -   even   when   we   throw   it   up   against   the sporty ave Bosch Hybrid ebikes that we stock and those are two and a half times the price of a Raptor . Available at £799 We   are   based   at   Whitestone   and   riding   the   Raptor   into   Hereford   to   do   the   banking   or   whizzing   off   to   Hereford   Greenway   for   some   fun   riding   the   Raptor   is   perfect, riding   back   up   through   Lugwardine   is   a   bit   of   a   challenge   but   with   assist   two   switched   on   it   makes   you   feel   like   you’re   a   pretty   good   bike   rider   -   even   if   you   are   not that good. Come and try a FreeGo Raptor (ring 01432 850458) to see what we are talking about - you need to be over 14 years old and to bring photo ID with you. Freego Raptor Specification Battery Lithium-ion 24v 5.5 battery.  Charge time  Full 3-4 Hours Range 5.5Ah 10 - 15 miles with pedal assist  Speed 15.5MPH Frame  Hand-made Aluminium Frame. Forks Aluminium Gears Single Speed Chain KMC Brakes Front and rear Calliper brakes. Wheels Diameter 28", aluminium V twin wall rims for extra strength. Stainless Steel Spokes. Tyres Sports 32mm Saddle Sport Mudguards Available Lighting Front and Rear reflectors, Lighting available Weight 14.5KG with 5.5Ah battery  Weight Capacity  120kg/18st 11lbs  Power Rear wheel hub, high torque, 200W Intelligent brushless motor. Speed Control Unit 3 speed variable power controller Throttle Control  None - Pedal assist only Weight (without battery) 13KG 
Call   us   on   01432   850458   or   email   info@herefordelectricbikes.co.uk    and   make   an   appointment   to   try   a   bike   or   two   on   quiet   rural   roads   with   a   selection   of   hills,   flats   and various road surfaces, we have free parking and the biggest choice of electric bikes in Herefordshire to choose from.
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FreeGo Raptor

It   would   be   a   really   big   call   to   say   that   the   FreeGo   Raptor   was   the   lightest,   commercially   available   electric   bike   out   there   as the   ebike   industry   is   moving   at   great   speed   these   days   but   what   we   can   say   for   sure   is   -   the   Raptor   is   an   incredibly   light, battery powered bike. To   achieve   this   FreeGo   have   come   up   with   a   lithe   and   attractive   design,   the   battery   is   compact   and   it   fits   and   looks   like   a drinks   bottle,   the   bike   is   single   speed   and   offers   3   levels   of   assist,   there   are   block   brakes   and   thin   wheels   and   tyres,   a   nice tan look saddle and matching handlebar grips - this is a nice looking bike. Nice   looks   are   one   thing   but   when   you   climb   on   the   Raptor   you   are immediately   taken   aback   by   its’   feel,   this   is   a   lightweight   bike   and   it   is very,   very   responsive,   pedal   away   in   low   assist   and   to   the   end   of   the driveway   at   Hereford   eBike   centre   and   notch   it   up   to   assist   level   two and   it   is   surprisingly   easy   to   take   the   hump   back   bridge   over   the railway    line    -    that    is    quite    a    surprise,    freewheel    down    to    the crossroads,   knock   off   the   assist   and   hang   a   left   at   the   crossroads   and you   are   in   perfect   territory   for   seeing   what   an   electric   bike   can   do,   a long   sweep   of   quiet   flat   country   road   followed   by   a   short,   shallow   dip and then a long, steep climb of 150m or so. The   FreeGo   Raptor   makes   it   easy   to   gather   a   little   bit   of   speed   and   so you   have   some   momentum   as   you   start   the   climb,   feel   the   bite   and click   up   to   power   assist   two   and   feel   the   pedalling   get   easier,   slip   into the   rhythm   and   savour   the   feeling   as   the   Raptor   gives   just   enough boost   to   make   you   feel   great,   this   is   better   than   changing   down   a   gear -   no   derailleur   -   just   you   and   your   bike,   drop   easily   down   the   slope   the other   side   of   the   hill   and   face   the   next   incline,   shorter   at   100m   or   so but   steeper,   you   could   try   assist   three   here   but   just   a   little   more   pedal effort makes you feel better. We   (Hereford   Electric   Bike   Centre)   were   reluctant   to   take   the   Raptor   when   we   received   our   first   delivery   of   demo   bikes because   we   were   under   the   impression   that   it   was   a   bike   for   folks   who   were   lucky   enough   to   live   in   towns   with   no   hills,   it was one of the last eBikes we assembled and rode for any distance, it knocked our socks off and it still does. There   are   some   downsides   -   it   is   basic,   no   mudguards,   no   lights,   no   luggage   rack,   the   range   is   not   great,   we   get   around   20 miles   and   the   battery   is   down   to   one   bar   (of   five),   this   is   mixed   riding   with   plenty   of   proper   hills,   not   specially   chosen   ‘flats’, if you are facing a really long steep hill it does rely on you getting into the pedals and steep hill starts can be challenging. However   there   are   many,   many   upsides   -   it   is   light   and   you   can   add   whatever   you   want   or   need,   for   a   quality   electric   bike   it   is incredibly   cheap   -   £799   -   the   batteries   are   not   that   expensive   and   you   can   always   buy   a   second   one   to   extend   the   range   if   you   need to, the battery and the battery charger are both very light and the battery charging time really is fast so you can recharge at work etc. If   you   have   lots   of   very   steep   hills   to   tackle   then   -   unless   you   are   feeling   pretty   fit   or   wanting   to   get   pretty   fit   then   the   Freego   Raptor   is probably   not   the   one   to   choose   -   on   the   other   hand,   if   your   riding   style   is   nippy,   no   fuss   and   you   want   fun   riding   with   a   few   hills   thrown in   to   challenge   you   then   this   bike   is   unbeatable   -   even   when   we   throw   it   up   against   the   sporty   ave   Bosch   Hybrid   ebikes   that   we   stock and those are two and a half times the price of a Raptor . Available at £799 We   are   based   at   Whitestone   and   riding   the   Raptor   into   Hereford   to   do   the   banking   or   whizzing   off   to   Hereford   Greenway   for some   fun   riding   the   Raptor   is   perfect,   riding   back   up   through   Lugwardine   is   a   bit   of   a   challenge   but   with   assist   two   switched on it makes you feel like you’re a pretty good bike rider - even if you are not that good. Come   and   try   a   FreeGo   Raptor   (ring   01432   850458)   to   see   what   we   are   talking   about   -   you   need   to   be   over   14   years   old and to bring photo ID with you. Freego Raptor Specification Battery Lithium-ion 24v 5.5 battery.  Charge time  Full 3-4 Hours Range 5.5Ah 10 - 15 miles with pedal assist  Speed 15.5MPH Frame  Hand-made Aluminium Frame. Forks Aluminium Gears Single Speed Chain KMC Brakes Front and rear Calliper brakes. Wheels Diameter 28", aluminium V twin wall rims for extra strength. Stainless Steel Spokes. Tyres Sports 32mm Saddle Sport Mudguards Available Lighting Front and Rear reflectors, Lighting available Weight 14.5KG with 5.5Ah battery  Weight Capacity  120kg/18st 11lbs  Power Rear wheel hub, high torque, 200W Intelligent brushless motor. Speed Control Unit 3 speed variable power controller Throttle Control  None - Pedal assist only Weight (without battery) 13KG 
Call   us   on   01432   850458   or   email   info@herefordelectricbikes.co.uk    and   make   an   appointment   to   try   a   bike   or   two   on   quiet rural   roads   with   a   selection   of   hills,   flats   and   various   road   surfaces,   we   have   free   parking   and   the   biggest   choice   of   electric bikes in Herefordshire to choose from.