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E-Bikes at Balfes Bikes

Demo an Electric Bike @ Balfe’s Bikes

Balfes Bikes | 16/10/2019 11:10:25

At Balfe’s Bikes we believe that to truly appreciate the benefits of an Electric-Bike and whether it’s the right bike for you, is to demo one!

And of course with any new technology it’s important to have a thorough understanding, and have questions answered, so not only will you be able to demo your dream e-bike but we can also talk through the most common questions such as…

“What is the range of this e-bike?”
“What – if any – are the legal requirements of an e-bike owner versus a normal bicycle?”
“How long does it take to charge the e-bike battery up?”
“How much servicing is required for an e-bike, and what parts do I need to keep an eye on?”

Free Guided in Store Test Rides

All our stores have Electric Bikes to test. Our Electric Bike experts will be very pleased to take you on a short-guided ride to fully explain the technology and the key features and benefits of an Electric Bike. We stock Trek Allant Electric bike models to test which offer an excellent introduction into the world of electric bikes.

Balfe’s Bike’s Reigate; Electric Bike Demo Centre

We keep the bulk of our Electric Bike Demo fleet at our conveniently located Reigate store located at the foot of the North Downs, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We’ve got some great Electric-Bike testing facilities right on our doorstep, with Reigate Priory Park almost immediately opposite the store, ideal for a light off road test on either an MTB or hybrid. To fully appreciate the benefits of an Electric Bike on some hills we have Cockshot Hill and some nice quiet hilly roads are just a couple of hundred yards away. 

Extended Electric Bike Demo’s £50 (48 Hours)

We appreciate that to fully appreciate the benefits of an Electric Bike you may need to take it on a longer demo and check out how it performs vs. your current bike(s) over your favourite trails.

The Extended demo gives you the opportunity to fully test the bike over your favourite trails. You can do as many miles as you like! We are so sure that you will like the experience that we will fully refund the £50 when you buy your Electric Bikes!

(For security purposes you are required to show us some photographic ID (Passport or Driving License) and to leave a full refundable deposit from which the £50 extended demo charge will be deducted)

Current Bikes Available For Extended Demo


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Trek Allant+ 5 Electric Hybrid Bike 2021

The Trek Allant+ 5 is a versatile electric hybrid bike built for riders, commuters and weekend adventurers who want a powerful, comfortable ride at an affordable price.

Motor: Bosch Performance CX 250W

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Trek Allant+ 5 Lowstep Electric Hybrid Bike 2021

The Trek Allant+ 5 is a versatile electric hybrid bike built for riders, commuters and weekend adventurers who want a powerful, comfortable ride at an affordable price. This version of the Allant is designed with lowstep geometry to make it easier to mount and dismount!

Motor: Bosch Performance CX 250W

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Extended Electric Bike Demo Small Print:

1. You are fully responsible for your actions using the Electric Demo Bike.
2. You are responsible for arranging your own insurance for the period of the demo. Should additional riders use the bike whilst on hire they are also responsible for arranging their own insurance.
3. Current Photographic ID is required (Passport or Driving License), when you collect the bike.
4. The full value of the bike will be charged as a deposit at collection (the amount will be refunded when the bike is returned minus the £50 hire charge).
5. Any accidents or injuries to the rider or any third party is the responsibility of the hirer or additional riders.
6. The hirer or additional riders are responsible for any fees or costs incurred in the event of an accident.
7. By signing the Extended Electric Bike Demo form the hirer is accepting that they can ride the bike over the hirers chosen terrains.
8. The hirer and any additional riders must be over the age of 18 (Proof of age may be required).
9. A cycling specific helmet is to be used during the period of the demo. Additional protection is recommended for the Demo of an Electric Mountain Bike.
10. The bike is to be returned by the due date to the location from which it was hired. Failure to return it will result in the full cost of the bike being charged.
11. Any damages beyond normal wear or tear, the cost to repair/reinstate the bike will be charged back to the hirer. The Bike is to be returned in a clean condition (any excessive mud to be cleaned from the bike prior to return.)