Electric Bikes

BEST RANGE OF ELECTRIC BIKES IN THE TAUPO REGION

Central Plateau Cycles is your local specialist for Electric Bikes.

Here at Central Plateau Cycles, our staff are highly trained in the fast moving world of Electric Bikes (E-bikes). In the workshop we have the necessary skills and tools to diagnose Bosch and Shimano Motors, as well as providing software updates. As well as being able to provide high quality repairs, servicing and general chit chat on all things electric, we also stock a great range of E-bikes from the following brands:

Merida: Merida are the second largest manufacturer of bikes in the world, and the Taiwanese brand certainly knows how to make a great E-bike at friendly price points. Merida have been taking the world by storm with their popular Eone-Sixty winning many awards in the Emtb category's for last few years. All their bikes for 2019 run with the Shimano STEPS systems, ranging from the E6000 commuter to the powerful E8000 which is arguably the best electric bike motor on the market right now.

VelectriX E-Bikes is Australia's leading electric bike brand, with over 10 years of experience in the industry. Designed and fully tested in Australia before they are manufactured by European manufacturing partners. Compare the specification, style and price of our products and you’ll see why VelectriX is the largest and fastest growing e-bike brand in Australia.

Smartmotion: This kiwi brand has been in the e-bike game since they started developing electric bikes for the New Zealand Postal service many years ago, these guys make a great commuter range with the popular E-city and Mid-city, however they also make some stuff for off road with the Hypersonic and X-City.

For all the latest up to date info about the Electric bike range, check out our contact page and get in touch. Test rides are available to for those that want to have a go on an Electric Bike. E-bike hire is also available. You can also Like our Facebook page so you can be the first to know when new bikes arrive in store!

VelectriX Urban X Step Through

The latest in affordable e-bikes from VelectriX, equipped with quality components that you would normally expect on e-bikes at a much higher buy price. The simple, classic, step through design and unbeatable pricing appeals to a whole range of riders in search of a quality, comfortable, reliable, fun e-bike to ride to work, school or university as well as social rides and outings with friends and family. Powered by a super quiet 300 watt rear hub motor and 13ah lithium ion battery it will assist you climbing hills and remove the drag of strong headwinds up to a distance of 50 kilometres at a time, with only a short 3-4 hour recharge time.

2 size options mid-drive and only $3599
VelectriX Urban X

The latest in affordable e-bikes from VelectriX, equipped with quality components that you would normally expect on e-bikes at a much higher buy price. The simple, classic, stylish design and unbeatable pricing appeals to a whole range of riders in search of a quality, comfortable, reliable, fun e-bike to ride to work, school or university as well as social rides and outings with friends and family. Powered by a super quiet 300 watt rear hub motor and 13ah lithium ion battery it will assist you climbing hills and remove the drag of strong headwinds up to a distance of 50 kilometres at a time, with only a short 3-4 hour recharge time.

3 size options mid-drive and only $3599
Merida eBig Trail 500 $4499
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Kona Remote Control $5999
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Smartmotion e-city $2999
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Smartmotion x-city $3599
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Smartmotion Hypersonic $4799
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Velectrix Urban 2.0 Unisex $2099
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Velectrix Urban 2.0+ $2099
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Velectrix Fold a Way $2399
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Merida espresso 600 sport $2999
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Merida espresso 800 eq $3799
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The bikes featured above are only a small sampling of the brands and models we stock or are able to supply. Don't be afraid to ask us about viewing a particular model of bike if it is not listed.

VelectriX Urban X Step Thru

Frame Aluminium step through frame
Size 40cm, 46cm
Fork SR Suntour 27.5 MCX 100 mm travel
Colour Anthracite grey
Tyres Kenda 27.5 x 2.10
Rims Alex DP21 27.5 double wall rim with eyelets
Brakes Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
Gears Shimano Acera 8 speed (11-32T)
Lights Integrated front and rear lights
Rack Rear rack with 25 kgs payload
Motor DAPU 300 watt centre motor with gear shift sensor
Battery 13ah lithium ion with USB charging point
Battery Charger ST: STC-8108L. 3a 240V
Maximum Speed 38 km/h
Carrying Capacity 110kgs (including battery, rider and accessories)

VelectriX Urban X

Frame Aluminium diamond frame
Size 40cm, 46cm, 51cm
Fork SR Suntour 27.5 MCX 100 mm travel
Colour Anthracite grey
Tyres Kenda 27.5 x 2.10
Rims Alex DP21 27.5 double wall rim with eyelets
Brakes Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
Gears Shimano Acera 8 speed (11-32T)
Lights Integrated front and rear lights
Rack Rear rack with 25 kgs payload
Motor DAPU 300 watt centre motor with gear shift sensor
Battery 13ah lithium ion with USB charging point
Battery Charger ST: STC-8108L. 3a 240V
Maximum Speed 38 km/h
Carrying Capacity 110kgs (including battery, rider and accessories)

Merida eBig Trail 500

FRAME eBIG TRAIL LITE
COLOR METALLIC BLUE/BLACK (RED)
FORK Suntour Raidon 34
BRAKE FRONT Shimano MT-200
BRAKE REAR Shimano MT-200
ROTOR FRONT Shimano RT10
ROTOR REAR Shimano RT10
BRAKE LEVER attached
HEADSET FSA NO.55EP Neck
HANDLEBAR MERIDA Expert eTR
HANDLEBAR STEM MERIDA Expert eTR
GRIP MERIDA Expert EC
DERAILLEUR FRONT no
DERAILLEUR REAR Shimano Deore Shadow+
SHIFTER FRONT no
SHIFTER REAR Shimano Deore
SEAT POST MERIDA Expert
SEAT CLAMP MERIDA Expert
SADDLE MERIDA Comp CC
PEDAL VP
CHAIN KMC e10 Sport EPT
CHAIN GUARD no
CHAIN WHEEL Shimano CRE70-B
CRANK Shimano E8000
FREEWHEEL Shimano HG500
BOTTOM BRACKET included
RIM MERIDA Expert CC
TIRE FRONT Maxxis Ikon
TIRE REAR Maxxis Ikon
HUB FRONT Shimano MT400-B
HUB REAR Shimano MT400-B
AXLE FRONT attached
AXLE REAR MERIDA Boost axle
SPOKES Black stainless
BATTERY LOCK Abus key
DRIVE UNIT Shimano E7000
BATTERY Shimano E8010
DISPLAY Shimano SC-E7000

Kona Remote Control

You believe in pushing limits. Your adventures are big. You explore deeper and climb higher. The Remote CTRL is the answer to your missions. With the assistance of Bosch’s powerful Performance CX motor and more travel (150mm front, 132 rear), you can overcome bigger obstacles up and down the mountains. The Remote CTRL has Kona DNA throughout its geometry and with the added power of Bosch, rides in a league of its own.

Frame Material Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 132mm Travel
Rear Shock Rock Shox Monarch Plus R Solo Air
Fork Rock Shox Yari RC Motion Control Debon Air 150mm Tapered 110 Spacing
Crank arms SRAM EX1
Chain rings 14t
Chain SRAM PC1110
Freewheel SRAM PG1130 11-42t 11spd
R/D SRAM NX
Shifters SRAM NX
Brake Calipers SRAM Guide RE
Front Brake Rotor SRAM Centerline 200mm
Rear Brake Rotor SRAM Centerline 180mm
Brake Levers SRAM Guide RE
Headset FSA No.57B
Handlebar Kona XC/BC 35
Stem Kona XC/BC 35
Seatpost Trans-X Dropper Internal 30.9mm
Seat Clamp Kona Clamp
Grips Kona Key Grip
Saddle WTB Volt Sport
Front Hub Formula 110x15mm
Rear Hub Formula 148x12mm
Spokes Stainless Black 14g
Rims WTB ST i40 TCS
Front Tire Maxxis Rekon EXO TR DUAL 27.5x2.8
Rear Tire Maxxis Rekon EXO TR DUAL 27.5x2.8
Drive Unit Bosch Performance Line CX 20MPH
Battery Bosch Power Tube 500W
Display Bosch Purion
Charger 2A Compact Charger
Battery Lock Abus
Paint Color Matt Charcoal w/ Ice Blue and Black Decals

Smartmotion e-city

Smartmotion x-city

Smartmotion Hypersonic

Velectrix Urban 2.0 Unisex

The VelectriX Urban is an affordable e-bike, equipped with quality components that you would normally expect on e-bikes at a much higher buy price. The simple, classic, low step through design and unbeatable pricing appeals to a whole range of riders in search of a quality, comfortable, reliable, fun e-bike to ride to work, school or university as well as social rides and outings with friends & family. Powered by a super quiet 300 watt rear hub motor and 11ah lithium ion battery it will assist you climbing hills and remove the drag of strong headwinds up to a distance of 50 kilometres at a time, with only a short 3-4 hour recharge time.

FRAME Aluminium low step through frame
SIZE 42cm
FORK Fixed front fork
COLOURS Red
TYRES Kenda K Shield 26 x 1.95
BRAKES Shimano mechanical disc with Tektro lever and auto power cut off
GEARS Shimano Acera 7 speed
MOTOR 300 watt rear hub
DRIVE TYPE 4 levels pedal assistance and walk assist mode
SPEED 36kph
BATTERY 11ah (396wh)
RANGE Up to 50km distance per full charge
CHARGE TIME Max 4 hours
WEIGHT Approx. 23kgs (inc battery)
WARRANTY Motor and batter 2 years. Frame: 5 years

Velectrix Urban 2.0+

FRAME Aluminium VelectriX mens URBAN
FORK Suntour SR NCX 63mm travel
COLOUR Satin black with blue and white decals
TYRES Kenda K Shield 700c x 38c
BRAKES Tektro E-Comp hydraulic brakes with auto power cut off
GEARS Shimano Acera 7 speed
MOTOR 300 watt rear hub
DRIVE TYPE 5 levels of pedal assist and walk assist mode
SPEED 32Kph
BATTERY Panasonic 14.5ah lithium ion
RANGE Up to 90 km distance per charge
CHARGE TIME Max 4 hours

 

Velectrix Fold a Way

The VelectriX Foldaway E-Bike features a low step through frame making it a perfect fit for young or older riders, tall or shorter riders, experienced or new riders equally. The bike features a 36v 300-watt front motor with 5 levels of pedal assisted power, or throttle control, meaning you can choose to pedal, or not. With a comfortable range of up to 50kms, a quick charge time and easy “2 fold” mechanism, this folding e-bike is great for the weekend traveller, campervan/caravan owner, uni student, city commuter, or for someone that is short of storage space (Folded dimensions 85cm L X 55cm W X 67cm H)

FRAME Aluminium low step through folding frame
SIZE 42cm
FORK Fixed front fork
COLOURS Red
TYRES Kenda K Shield 20 x 1.95
BRAKES Tektro V brakes with auto power cut off
GEARS Shimano Acera 7 speed
MOTOR 300 watt rear hub
DRIVE TYPE 5 levels of pedal assist and walk assist mode
SPEED 34kph
BATTERY 11ah (396wh)
RANGE Up to 50km’s distance per full charge
CHARGE TIME Max 4 hours
WEIGHT Approx. 20 kgs (inc battery)
WARRANTY 2 years. Frame: 5 years

Merida Espresso 600 sport

Frame eSPRESSO SPORT
Fork Suntour NEX-D-DS-700C 50
Derailleur Rear Shimano Deore-9
Shifters Shimano Alivio rapidfire
Brake Lever attached
Brakes Shimano M315
Chainwheel Shimano 38 DCG
Chain KMC X9
Hubs Shimano M4050 cen
Rim MERIDA 7 comp CC
Freewheel Shimano CS-HG200-9 11-34
Tires Continental Tour Ride 42 Ref.
Spokes black stainless
Lights Herrmans H-Flow / Hermans H-Trace
Handlebar Stem MERIDA EXPERT OS 17
Handlebar MERIDA EXPERT OS 660 R15
Seat Post MERIDA Expert H SB15 30.9
Saddle MERIDA COMFORT
Pedal Comfort Alloy triple
Battery Shimano E6010 418Wh
Carrier Alloy
Display Shimano Cyclo display SC-E6010
Motor Shimano [E6001]
Fender SW-FA 513
Kickstand Stylo HV Urban
Lock Abus 5650 LH-3 lock

Merida Espresso 800EQ

 

COLOR matt black (blue/grey)
FRAME eSPRESSO CITY (STePS)
FORK Suntour NEX-D-DS-700C 50
SHIFTERS Shift Switch [Di2]
BRAKE LEVER Attached
BRAKES Shimano T445
CHAIN WHEEL Shimano 38 DCG
CHAIN KMC X8
HUBS Shimano M4050 cen / Shimano Alfine 8s [Di2]
RIM MERIDA 7 comp CC
FREEWHEEL Shimano Alfine 8s
TIRES Continental Tour Ride 42 Ref.
SPOKES Black stainless
LIGHTS Herrmans H-Flow / Herrmans H-Trace
HANDLEBAR STEM MERIDA EXPERT OS 17
HANDLE BAR JD-TR25A 640 R35
SEAT POST Suspension One D 27.2
SADDLE MERIDA COMFORT
PEDAL Comfort Alloy triple
BATTERY Shimano E6001 500Wh
CARRIER Racktime alloy
DISPLAY Shimano Cyclo display SC-E6010
MOTOR Shimano [E6001]
FENDER SW-FA 513
KICKSTAND Massload K-mount Alloy
LOCK Abus 5650 LH-3 lock