Review: Kalkhoff Agattu B7 & B8 Electric Bicycle


Hi, I’m Karen at The New Wheel. We’re an
electric bicycle store in San Francisco and Marin County. And in this video
I’m going to go over some thoughts on the Kalkhoff Agattu 7 and 8. I’m standing here
with the Agattu 7. The Agattu line of bikes is Kalkhoff’s most popular in
Europe. It’s a really, really broad line. And here in the States, they are importing
two bikes, the Agattu 7 and the Agattu 8. The key difference in the 2017 Agattu line
is the Bosch performance line motor that both bikes use. The Bosch performance
line motor is agile, well-tuned, high quality system. The Kalkhoff Agattu 7
uses a seven-speed Shimano internally geared hub and the Kalkhoff Agattu B8 uses
a Shimano Nexus 8 hub. This is the key differentiating factors
between the two bikes. There are also a few other details
such as tire quality and battery size. The Agattu 7 will have a 400-watt hour
battery. The Agattu 8 has a 500-watt hour battery. All of the bikes are outfitted
with city accessories. So they’ve got front and rear lights
powered off of the battery, fenders, a kick stand, and of course, a
rear rack to carry around the things that you’ll need. Both bikes have
Magura HS11 hydraulic rim brakes. Now, these are brakes that give you
excellent control over your bike. Never feel kind of grippy or give you more
than you want when you want it. And we’ve learned to love them
in terms of just their reliability and the way that they handle for
people descending steep hills. The Kalkhoff Agattu 7 comes
in a wave frame. There’s an extra small, which uses
a 26-inch wheel, and a medium, which uses a 700C. Now I’m especially
excited about the 26-inch frame as a person who’s a little bit under five feet
tall. This is a bike we’ve been waiting for for a long time as short people. The Kalkhoff Agattu B8 bike
comes in a variety of sizes. The smaller sizes come in a
step-through wave frame, and the larger sizes come in diamond
frames. If you’re looking for a high quality, comfortable, utilitarian bike
that meets all of the demands of a great electric bike with great value and
without sacrificing quality, you’ve got to try this bike. I mean, this
is a bike that’s built in northern Germany, in Cloppenburg, and we’ve been
there. These people actually ride their own bikes. The people who build the bikes
ride them home. And we’re excited to have this bike to offer to the American public
because I think it will turn you on to electric bikes like you’ve
never been turned on before. ♪ [music] ♪