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Try a bike

We have a selection of e-bikes and cargo bikes which can be hired out

Electric Bikes

Electric bike (e-bikes) are bicycles fitted with an electric motor that provides an 'assist' to the bike's rider making hills and long distance cycling so much easier. 

We have a fleet of different models of electric bikes which allows us to offer a 'try-before-you-buy' service*. E-bikes are quite an expensive purchase so being able to test different types before making a decision is obviously beneficial. We have eight e-Bikes that range in both size and type of bike. 

We have the following adult** bikes available for people wanting to try out an e-bike.  Please note that the sizes are given as a guide only.  

How to try out an e-bike

If you would to try one of our e-bikes then please contact us to discuss sizing and requirements. In order to try out a bike, you will also need to provide us with the following documentation:

  • Current photographic ID such as driver licence or passport
  • A recent utility bill with your address on it

Our bikes

Emu Foldaway 

  • Hub drive foldaway electric bike
  • Folds down for easy storage at home or at work and for easier transportation
  • Suitable for people from 5’ 4” to 5’ 9” in height
  • Battery and charging port are located in the seatpost
  • Full charge time is 5 hours from empty
  • Shimano Nexus 3 gear hub and cable disc brakes
  • 250w motor (front hub)
  • Range is 12-20 miles (5.2 Ah battery) or 18 – 30 miles (6.8 Ah battery) per charge
  • Price is between £999 and £1099 depending on configuration

Cube Touring Hybrid 400 

2 small bikes, 1 medium

  • Comfortable multi-purpose bike for on-road and light off-road use
  • Small bike suitable for a rider 5' upwards and medium suitable for a rider upto 5'10""
  • Battery is situated in the downtube. Can be charged in-situ via port.
  • Full charge time is 5 hours from empty
  • Bosch Active Plus motor (250 watt)
  • Bosch PowerPack 400
  • Shimano Altus 9 speed gears
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Range around 70 miles in Eco mode
  • Price is around £1600

Ridgeback Electron Di2 

46cm medium

  • Comfortable step-thru with an automatic gearing system paired to the pedal assist
  • The bike is suitable for people 5'6"upwards in height
  • Battery is situated in the rear rack. Requires removal to charge.
  • Full charge time is 5 hours from empty
  • Shimano STEPS E5000 motor (250w)
  • Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Shimano Nexus rear gear hub
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Range is around 70 miles in Eco mode
  • Price is around £2400

Bergamont E-Horizon N7

Small

  • Comfortable hybrid/commuting electric bike
  • Smallest of our ebike fleet suitable for people 5’ 1” to 5' 7"
  • Battery is situated in the downtube. Can be charged in-situ via port.
  • Full charge time is 5 hours from empty
  • Bosch Active Plus motor (250 watt)
  • Bosch PowerPack 400
  • Shimano 8 speed Nexus hub
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Range is around 70 miles in Eco mode
  • Price is around £2250

Cube Cross Hybrid 400 

50cm (large) and 54cm (v large)

  • Comfortable multi-purpose bike for on-road and light off-road use
  • The 50 is suitable for people 5’6” to 6’ in height and the 54 is suitable for people 5’9” upwards
  • Battery is situated in the downtube. Can be charged in-situ via port.
  • Full charge time is 5 hours from empty
  • Bosch Active Plus motor (250 watt)
  • Bosch PowerPack 400
  • Shimano Alivio 9 speed gears
  • Hydraulic brakes
  • Range around 70 miles in Eco mode
  • Price is around £1600



Giant Prime

Medium

  • step-through bike with a Bosch bottom bracket motor
  • hub gears

Cannondale Kinneto 

Medium 

  • Hybrid bikes with a Bosh bottom bracket motor.
  • Can be used equally comfortably on the road or for light off-road riding
  • Bosch motors, strong brakes and adjustable suspension. 

Giant easy-e 

Small 

  • Step-through bikes with a front hub motor
  • A comfortable upright riding position, mudguards, lights and a rack
  • Perfect for around town and cruising along cycle paths.

How to try out an e-bike

If you would to try one of our e-bikes then please contact us to discuss sizing and requirements. In order to try out a bike, you will also need to provide us with the following documentation:

  • Current photographic ID such as driver licence or passport
  • A recent utility bill with your address on it

Our E-Bike Library is FREE to use for Stirling residents.

*Please note that the Hub is not a bike trader and we do not sell bicycles or accessories.

**By law we cannot loan e-bikes to anyone under 14

E-bike loan 

If you are considering purchasing an e-bike there is a new, exciting funding opportunity available in Scotland through Energy Saving Trust. This scheme is funded by Transport Scotland (an agency of the Scottish Government). 

The eBike loan is for up to £6,000 with a repayment period of 4 years and covers the following (per household):

  • 2 x ebikes capped at £3,000 each
  • 1 x family ecargo bike capped at £6,000
  • 1 x adaptive ebike capped at £6,000

Further information can be found on the EST website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emu Foldaway 

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 Emu Foldaway

 

 

 

 

Cube Touring Hybrid 400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ridgeback Electron Di2

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Bergamont E-Horizon

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Cube Cross Hybrid 400

 

 

  

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Giant Prime

Cannondale Kinneto

Giant Easy-e

 

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