Just like their name implies, Royal Dutch Gazelle (or just Gazelle to their friends) is based in the Netherlands, in the town of Dieren, where they’ve been making bikes for more than 100 years. In fact, their “royal” title was given to them by the actual Dutch monarchy after this award-winning brand had been stunning Dutch cyclists for over a century.
This band is committed to innovation and making cycling more enjoyable and accessible for everyone. That’s certainly a mission we can get behind.
In 2014, Gazelle completely renovated their original factory in order to modernize their production and make more space for technological innovation.
Royal Dutch Gazelle employs more than 500 people and produces over 250,00 bikes per year.
A brand that stays in business for more than 130 years must be doing something right. Every bike that Gazelle makes is of the highest quality.
These bikes are built for performance! Each bike is equipped with Bosch or Shimano motors and batteries, such as Bosch Active Line Plus, Performance Line, and Shimano STEPS, integrated batteries which offer 400–500Wh of capacity and up to 100 miles of range, and a sleek design that keeps all that power looking stylish.
Even with those high-performance specs, Gazelle is committed to comfort. Most models have a relaxed geometry, comfortable saddle, and ergonomic grips. They also offer step-through and low-step frames that make it easy to mount and dismount.
In 1996, Gazelle’s production process was certified to the ISO-9001 standard. This is the same safety standard used to keep planes in the air, so you’re guaranteed an extremely high degree of quality and safety when it comes to the parts and manufacturing processes.
The brand’s other popular selling points include a 10-year warranty, quality components, and that coveted “Made in the Netherlands” stamp.
It’s no surprise that Gazelle has become the brand of choice for commuters in Europe and around the world. Now that they’ve gone electric, Fly Rides has happily become an ally to the Royal Dutch brand. We curate every electric bike we bring in. How could royalty not make the cut?
Gazelle bikes prove that comfort doesn’t have to come at the cost of extra weight. All Gazelle e-bikes come in under 55 pounds, and several models are under 50. But at 47.2 pounds, the absolutely lightest Gazelle e-bikie is the Medeo T9 HMB. It just so happens that it’s one of their most versatile too.
Despite it’s light weight, this bike is the total package, combining high-quality components and a comfortable ride.
A Bosch Active Line Plus motor with 50 Nm of torque and a 400Wh battery provide smooth pedal assistance, while a smooth derailleur and powerful disc brakes ensure a comfortable and safe ride.
Both high and low-step options are available, so you can pick the style and battery configurations that works for you.
And if it’s not exactly what you’re looking for, Gazelle provides a wide range of relatively light-weight e-bikes. The whole Medeo line comes in at under 50 lbs. A close second is the Ultimate HMB at 50.7 pounds with the Arroyo C7 HMB nipping at it’s heels with 50.9 pounds.
Gazelle’s goal is to get you where you’re going feeling refreshed rather than exhausted. But is that comfy upright geometry up to snuff if you’re traversing hilly terrain?
Sure, there’s probably a hill somewhere that is steep enough to flip you backwards, but we haven’t found it yet. We haven’t tried Everest, but both in the city and on gravel, these bikes have flattened every hill we’ve tested them on.
Plus, Gazelle’s high quality batteries provide plenty of support up hills and longer rides, so you have enjoy both the journey and the destination.
The pedal assist feature is super intuitive, so it’s easy to customize to your preferences. Dial the motor back on flat ground, or increase the power to get more help going up steep hills.
We love Gazelle’s versatility. Whether you’re looking for a speedy commuter or a laid-back leisure eBike for those relaxing journeys on the weekend, Gazelle has a bicycle for you.
Looking for the easy mounting and dismounting provided by a step-through bike? Check out the Gazelle Ultimate C380 with a grip shifter and Nuvinci hub.
Riding somewhere in a hurry and need to go fast? Maybe the Gazelle Ultimate T10+ is more for you so that you can crank out Class 3, 28 mph speeds.
Gazelle’s bikes feature reliable Bosch motors. These mid-drive motors deliver quiet power and pair wonderfully with the comfort features that Gazelle offers on all their bikes.
The battery, motor, and display create an intuitive and, most importantly, fun experience during every ride. Gazelle offers bikes with a wide variety of Bosch motors from the Active Line Plus to the Performance Speed for riders who want to go 28 mph.
And the quality doesn’t stop at the motor. With customized comfort features like adjustable stems, suspension seat post and forks, and ergonomic grips, Gazelle eBikes will keep you comfortable.
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