Review: Gazelle T10 Ultimate Electric Bike

Review: Gazelle T10 Ultimate Electric Bike


– [Karen] Are you a comfort rider, a
sporty rider, or do you just like style? Hi, my name is Karen Wiener from The New
Wheel, the Bay Area’s electric bike shop. And I am joined today by Amanda to
talk about the Gazelle Ultimate T10. Thanks for sitting with me. – [Amanda] Thank you, Karen. – You’ve spent the last few
days riding this bike. What’s your impression been? – Loving this bike. Loving how comfortable it is,
solid, grounded, and powerful. – It doesn’t really ride like any
other Gazelle before, does it? – It’s a little sportier. The steering on this
bike is really interesting. It feels really solid, stable
and really easy to control. – Yeah, there’s kind of a
preciseness in the way it handles, right? – Mm-hmm. The motor is so nicely integrated, so is
the battery as well as the lines going into the top to their cables integrated. This motor compared to previous motors
is more powerful, has higher torque and handled hills in San Francisco
and it’s an awesome climber. – Did you go search
out some steep ones? – Yes. Totally. Straight up. No problem. Up to our Bernal shop every single day. And in fact, I went out of my way
to take the steep routes up. – You rode in today
from the city road here. What was your journey? Where did you go? – Started in the Mission, went to
a bakery, and then continued over the Golden Gate Bridge,
had an awesome ride, and then ended up in here in Sausalito. So, a good 15-mile ride. – Not too bad. – I was afraid I wasn’t going to
have enough battery and then I only used one bar. – What level of assist were you in? Turbo? All the time . Fantastic. That’s amazing. It makes sense. This bike sports the new Bosch
performance line motor, and one of the things that it has
is increased efficiency. So, you know, I think for me riding that
ride, in the past, it probably would have taken two, maybe two
and a half bars of power. So, that’s very exciting just to
hear that it’s performing that way. I think what’s so cool and inspiring
about this bike is that it’s a really serious step-through bike. Gazelle has taken a lot of things that
they know about step-through bikes, about comfort, and about e-bike riding,
and they’ve built this beautiful frame to showcase this new motor. – It looks beautiful. – Stability really comes from two places. It comes from here and it comes from here. – Okay. – And they’ve hydroformed
those two parts of the frame. – Hydroform. – It’s a really sophisticated
method of shaping metal. And so what you see on the outside is a
beautiful sculptural frame and design around the Bosch system. – Right, okay. – And from the right perspective,
I think what you hit upon is the sort of like confidence and
stable, strong feeling. – It feels like riding a regular bike. You don’t have any motor sound, vibration. You don’t even know it’s there,
except for that you’re riding faster and climbing hills a lot easier
than you normally would. – Like a superhero. – Yeah. – I’m really excited about this bike
because I think it’s kind of part of a vanguard of serious step-through bikes. The bike industry has such a bad
reputation of pigeonholing the types of riders that would ride something
like this, but what we know about our customers and the people who
enjoy these bikes is that they’re all different types of people with
all different types of desires, but fundamentally, they just want it
to be easy to get on and off of a bike. But now they can have performance,
they can have a really groovy drivetrain and a groovy motor and a solid
stable feel with great brakes, and it’s step-through. So, how cool is that? – That’s awesome. – I’m happy to see those people who are
really like me people be taken seriously. One really noticeable thing about
this bike is the fork and its redesign. What I understand from the designers
at Gazelle is that they really put a lot of thought into this. And what this single shock design does
is that it allows them to give the bike comfort features and safety features
associated with suspension without a ton of weight. And I think it looks really beautiful. Like, I kind of liked the skinny
look when I look this direction. Fundamentally, having a bike that
looks beautiful and that has really kind of classy details makes
you more excited to get on. – It’s the subtle details even like
the rounded front of that fender. – Yeah. I love this fender mount
where it looks like it’s floating is really elegant. – Yeah. I’m in love with the fenders. – Yeah. – I never liked fenders as much. I’ve never noticed them as much. But it just goes to show how much
thought Gazelle is putting into this bike. It’s the subtle things. I think that’s what makes
a Gazelle a Gazelle. – I feel like the details and the
experience are finally meeting the performance that I’ve always
wanted for San Francisco. And so now it’s time to, like,
have a lot of fun on a Gazelle, not just be super comfortable but,
like, be comfortable and have a rip-roaring time. The bike comes ready to be used
for really practical purposes. What accessories are included
and what features do they add? What functions do they add? – Fenders are built-in, front and rear. Headlight, really bright and adjustable. A rear light LED that runs across
and is integrated into the back rack, a back rack that can hold, I think,
almost 60 pounds of weight. So, great for panniers. The ergonomic grips, which
are wonderful, I love them. Great Shimano brakes. And a kickstand. You kick it and the bike stands. – What a concept? The cafe lock is also back there. – Cafe lock. Thank you. – Yeah. It strikes me that the battery is
beautifully integrated on this bike. How did it function in your life? – It’s like right where you need it,
the charging port, the key and where the battery lifts, all
happening in the same place. – Totally practical, easy to use. – An e-bike is only
great if it fits well. And this bike is available
in three different sizes. Fits riders five-foot, all
the way to six-foot-four. A lot of adjustability in between
including an adjustable stem. Available in two colors,
champion red, and ivory. – In some, I think, what makes this bike
exciting and fresh is that Gazelle brings their A-game with all of their experience
in sort of the joy of cycling, comfort, power, stability, but then
also just this beautiful bike. And Bosch brings their A-game with this
wonderfully quiet motor which just makes the bike feel like magic. And the overall feel is just joy. And if an e-bike should feel one
way, I think it should feel joyous. But you certainly don’t have to
take my word for it, come in. – We would love to see you. Come on into our shop. We have a shop in San Francisco, a
shop in Larkspur, and come see why this Gazelle is different. – It’s ultimate.