Expedir Alfine deluxe by Kinetic (eZee); Dual wheel drive workhorse
This is the cargo bike that went across Australia, carrying the president of Kinetic ebikes and all his traveling gear; 7000 kms pure riding adventure. it has the motor that took first place in the Speci, Germany cargo bike race for both 2014 and 2015 and because of that pedigree will carry you and your precious loads quite handily. Take a good look at the specs as you compare it other bike offers.
Standard Expedirs and the Expedir Alfines are used for tool box hauling, two child hauling, produce delivery, and massive grocery runs. It can take the real world conditions that you are going to task it with. No other cargo e-bike has been more tested and achieved so much. Top drawer wheels, bearings, hardware and accessories make our Expedir an excellent value.
The difference between the standard Expedir and the Expedir Alfine is the addition of the Shimano Alfine internal shifting hub on the rear wheel and Alfine hydraulic disc brakes replacing the Shimano cable pull disc brakes on the standard model. The Alfine version is shown and priced in this spec section, and is the most popular model. We also stock a non-Alfine (hub and brakes) version that is priced 600 dollars less than shown here.
The Expedir is a 'mid tail' cargo bike, not as long at the back as a Yuba Mundo but longer than a Yuba Boda Boda. The result is a cargo bike with unrivaled pulling power that's also easier to handle, quicker to get on and off and can park in places where normal bikes fit. How did it do this? The rear wheel is a 24" wheel and the front is 26", allowing the cargo area at the back to be a bit lower which makes for a nicer ride when carrying gear (or rider) and a bike that's easier to balance.
Another unique trait is the 'low step through' (LST) model offered on the Expedir. The LST is particularly useful for getting onto and off with heavy loads or just ease of general use. A common issue with a long tail bike is that with a child on the back a rider might have to tilt the bike over a bit in order to get their leg over the cross bar. The Expedir LST doesn't have that issue, you can step right over with the bike in its upright balanced position. The internal gearing means the chain can never fall off and shifting from a standstill to any gear is effortless.
We have all the accessories you would want for the Expedir. rear poly basket, front basket, panniers, toddler seat, child pillion seat with handlebars, pillion seat with integrated handholds, expedition panniers,
So who is the Expedir designed for? Anyone who wants to do all their daily activities by bicycles, especially those with some kids who need moving around. The Expedir is a sensible choice for people doing some very normal things, like dropping kids (and their bags) off at school on the way to work, where they need their own bag as well, plus any shopping they need to pick up on the way home. But the Expedir also makes a great touring electric bike. You can easily carry all the gear you would really like on a tour, but never could on a normal bike. This makes cross-continent touring much more pleasant and varied. On-off road operation is very achievable. Plan a varied life with your Expedir, others are doing that today.
In comparison with other electric bikes on the market, the Expedir has a few unique properties:
- best hill climbing out of any electric cargo bike on the market plus full range of battery sizes (11Ah (400 watt hours), 19Ah (700 watt hours) and extra long range 28Ah (1010 watt hours) means this is a very versatile cargo bike for use in any area for any person over many distance, even touring.
Standard features include
- low cargo rack at rear and reasonably short bike overall makes for an easy handling cargo bike.
- Chrome-moly bike tube frame has allowed the low step through design to be made light without compromising structural integrity
- True complete electric bike, not a conversion. This means the battery comes out using the normal flip seat method, doesn't interfere with cargo space.
- AXA wheel lock fits the frame, lights come integrated with Roxim 850 lumen head light, both tyres
Schwalbe Marathon Plus puncture resistant,
-all standard name brand parts eZee parts used with unbeatable warranty and support.
- Comes standard with double leg kickstand, bike computer and hi-powered LED front and rear lights.
Kinetic/eZee has studied long to produce the worlds most versatile electric cargo bike. Kinetic produced the Yuba electric cargo bike and the Xtracycle cargo e-bikes for years before designing the best attributes into the Expedir. Electric Bike Hub is proud to offer the Expedir to the discriminating cargo bike user. This bike can do everything that a pedal powered cargo bike can do but just that much easier.The Expedir has revolutionized heavy hauling on a bike. Kinetic (eZee) leads the way in providing you with a business or personal hauling vehicle that is easy on the ecosystem as it saves you heaps of auto bills. Uphill grades are now achievable while loaded, something that had hampered the introduction of cargo bikes to New Zealand. The installed components are excellent and the utility is as unlimited as your imagination. The wheels are very robustly built to take the big loads. The high torque motor powers the front while the rear Shimano Alfine 8 change speedily and silently, ensuring an easy ride in any terrain. Its equipped with superb components from the best suppliers in the world. eZee uses German wheels and tyres, Scandinavian spokes, Shimano Nexus gearing, Shimano disc brakes front and rear, front/rear LED lights, tough mudguards, and a cushy suspended Velo seat. A Cateye computer and German puncture resistant tyres are standard as well, making it a very well-speced e-bike. This bike's motor has the maximum power allowed and legal under NZ law and you will find it has ample controlled but available power. Imagine a commercial vehicle with no license, no registration and no WOF required; its still a bike. But what a bike the Expedir is. What about touring on this bike? Schedule a test ride today.
$70 of free set up time by a bike mechanic is included with this bike price. Delivery and GST are also included.
||Hi-tensile chrome-moly steel with hi-quality paint
||German Schwalbe Marathon Plus puncture resistant 1.75 tyres
||Stainless steel bolts and fastenings used throughout the bike. Only use specific parts are otherwise
||Scanvik 13G Stainless steel
||Shimano Alfine Hydraulic Disc Brakes Front and rear
||"Quality sealed bearings on wheels bottom bracket and motor"
||Shimano Rapid-fire thumb-shifter
||8-speed Shimano Alfine internal hub gearing.
||Chrome-moly hi-tensile fork
||MTB formed handlebars and 3D forged Alloy Adjustable Stem
||Full front / rear polycarbonate plastics and stainless steel support stays
||"Al Alloy chainring and crank. 48T"
||KMD Rust resistant
||Steel articulating centrestand
||Integral cargo frame capable of 200 kg total load
||"molded All weather non slip TPE surface Boron steel axle with ball bearings"
||Velo Plush Comfort
||Alloy MTB type
|| Roxim 800 lumin front LED and steady tailight(Both Powered from Main Battery) -
|| Gen 2 LED display reads true battery charge level and has pedal assist and throttle override on simultaneously. Weather sealed components.
||300W continuous output (peaks to 700 watts) Kinetic manufactured Hi-torque Brushless with die-cut Planetary Reduction Gears
||High amperage capable controller with self diagnostic LED function. Has "Cruise Control" operation for intuitive rider experience
||"36 volt (charges to 40 volts) 11Ah Lithium Polymer battery standard with 19 and 28 amp hour upgrade available. Cells are hi-capacity with advanced battery management system circuitry"
||Alloy Cased 3 Amp output Fast Charger with auto shutoff. Monitors condition of charge for perfect topping up
||"Cateye Velo 8 equipped keeps speed distance accumulated distance. Bike interface also has battery monitoring computer"
||"Easily adjustable power up to 34 kph without pedaling Higher speeds with pedaling"
||Up to 100 klms with 19 amp hour battery; up to 140 klms achievable with 28 amp hour batteries
||5 levels of Pedal assist mode with throttle override at all times (eZee patent pending).
||Approximately 28kg not including battery
||Medium/ large frame with adjustable stem handlebars and seat adjustment. fits wide range of heights.
|Max rider weight
|| Total of 200 kg payload