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DISTINCTION OF EXCELLENCE

With our products, we at Kalkhoff are setting standards time and again – especially in integrated e-bike design. We have been awarded the coveted Red Dot Award for product design twice in recent years: In 2016 for the Integrale LTD White and in 2018 for the Berleen 5.G Advance. Our test results also make us extremely proud time and again:

 

Excellent value for money: Entice 3.B Advance

06/21

“The Kalkhoff Entice 3.B Advance is simply fun to ride.“ EFahrer.com has put our all-terrain e-bike to the test: the Entice 3.B Advance is a dynamic sports bike thanks to its all-road tyres and powerful motor. The bike cuts a fine figure on gravel roads and forest trails, providing a pleasant riding experience. The ergonomic grips and pannier racks add extra comfort. Special advantage: excellent value for money.

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Best in test: Image 5.B Belt BLX

04/21

“This Kalkhoff e-bike is equipped to the highest standard.”
Our Image 5.B Belt BLX managed to grab one of the coveted top spots in the tests carried out by the Dutch Consumentenbond, scoring 8.2. The city e-bike is a good, powerful and smooth-running pedelec that offers a pleasing mix of sportiness and comfort. With its continuously variable transmission and belt drive system, the equipment is more high-end than that of most of the other best in test e-bikes. All in all, it is an e-bike that is suitable for almost any use. We are particularly proud of the fact that we scored well in the satisfaction survey of e-bike owners.

Tested: 343 e-bikes

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Best in test: Endeavour 5.B Advance+

04/21

“This Kalkhoff e-bike is an all-rounder.”
Our Endeavour 5.B Advance+ managed to grab one of the coveted top spots in the tests carried out by the Dutch Consumentenbond, scoring 8.2. The Endeavour 5.B Advance+ is a good, powerful and smooth-running e-bike. Particular advantages include the total permissible weight of up to 170 kg and the powerful drive, which makes it easy to climb hills. But our trekking e-bike is also well suited to everyday use or trips through the city. We are particularly proud of the fact that we scored well in the satisfaction survey of e-bike owners.

Tested: 343 e-bikes

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Best in test: Endeavour 3.B Move

04/21

The e-trekking bike achieved the result VERY GOOD, scoring 8.7 out of 10 and 4.5 out of 5 ANWB stars, and thus made it to the very top spot in the ANWB Bike Test 2021. The everyday all-rounder is ideal for all those who want to cycle more regularly in the future – it is particularly stable and powerful thanks to practical features such as the Bosch Performance Line drive and the reliable 8-speed derailleur gears. And, last but not least: The Endeavour 3.B Move offers very good value for money.

Tested:  15 all-round e-bikes with mid-mounted or rear wheel motor

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Good: Entice 3.B Advance

04/21

Treads the line between on-road and off-road: Our Entice 3.B Advance is at home anywhere. Whether on the way to work or on a weekend trip out in nature – the all-round e-bike is perfectly equipped for every setting. The wide lugged tyres provide sufficient grip and give the e-bike an off-road look. The battery is cleverly integrated into the down tube, which makes the design very coherent overall. The equipment is rounded off by the Bosch Performance Line drive.

Tested: 8 e-bikes in the e-trekking category


Best in test: Endeavour 3.B Move

04/21
Our Endeavour 3.B Move took the top spot in IMTEST’s 2021 e-bike test. With a final mark of 2.0, our e-bike won out in the E-Trekking category. Whether you’re commuting through the city or out for the day trekking along gravel paths, the stable frame design and perfectly calibrated equipment package make the Endeavour 3.B Move the ideal companion.

In the test: 3 e-bikes in the Trekking/City category

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Very good: Entice 5.B Advance+

03/21

A stable and robust powerhouse: The Entice 5.B Advance+ is ideal for cycling trips and sporty off-road adventures. Thanks to its total permissible weight of 170 kg, the e-bike can be loaded to the maximum and has an impressively strong riding performance. With its well thought-out, high-quality components, it guarantees riding enjoyment both on and off road!

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Very good: Entice 5.B Advance+

03/21
Our Entice 5.B Advance+ scored well in the ADR Fietstest! The all-rounder achieved a rating of “Very good”, with an overall score of 7.2. The strong frame with its comfortable step-through height and the powerful motor assistance were particularly singled out for mention, while the smooth gear changes and excellent tyre traction also guarantee that inimitable Kalkhoff riding experience.

In the test: 10 e-bikes in the E-Trekking – EUR 3500+ category

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Very good: Image 5.B Excite

03/21
Our Image 5.B Excite+ was awarded a score of 7.5 and a rating of “Very good” in the E-City category. Its clean lines made a particularly good impression and the city all-rounder scored highly with its well laid-out display and powerful, unintrusive motor.

In the test: 6 e-bikes in the E-City – EUR 3500+ category

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Very good: Endeavour 3.B Move

03/21
In the annual ADR Fietstest in the Netherlands, the Endeavour 3.B Move achieved a rating of “Very good” with a score of 7.3. It was particularly praised for its excellent tyre traction and noiseless motor. It was also noted that the bike allows for a relaxed riding experience even without electrical assistance.

In the test: 7 e-bikes in the E-Trekking – between EUR 1500 and EUR 2500 category

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Very good: Image 3.B Excite BLX

03/21
Outstanding handling combined with a well laid-out and sensibly positioned display – that’s what the ADR Fietstest judged our Image 3.B Excite BLX brought to the table, earning it a score of 8.1 and a rating of “Very good” in the E-City category. It was also acclaimed for its powerful but nonetheless quiet motor.

In the test: 12 e-bikes in the E-City – between EUR 2500 and EUR 3500 category

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Very good: Endeavour 5.B Move+

03/21
In Elektrobike’s big e-bike test, our Endeavour 5.B Move+ received the score “Very good” in the everyday bike category. In summary: The new Endeavour is not just Plus+ in name – it also offers you that bit extra! Its total permissible weight makes it particularly suitable for heavy riders and for carrying luggage or children. However, the Endeavour 5.B Move+ is also a flexible and agile bike. Shimano’s disc brakes and the adjustable suspension fork provide safety and comfort.

In the test: 63 e-bikes in 3 categories

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Very good: Endeavour 7.B Move

03/21
The Endeavour 7.B Move not only looks smart, but also has an impressively powerful and well-balanced Bosch CX motor and is suitable for touring. As a result, our trekking e-bike achieved a “Very good” score in the leisure bike category in Elektrobike’s big test. With the Endeavour 7.B Move, we have paid attention to every detail: The integrated cables and attachments painted in the colour of the frame make for a clean look. The comfortable sitting position provides extra comfort – even on longer trips.

In the test: 63 e-bikes in 3 categories

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Very good: Image 5.B Advance+

03/21
The Image 5.B Advance+ stands out with its comfortable features and – thanks to a total permissible weight of 170 kg – generous weight reserves. Elektrobike rated our city e-bike “Very good” in the leisure bike category. The combination of the Nexus Inter-5E gear hub and belt drive is particularly low-maintenance. The suspension fork and the spring-loaded saddle pin offer extra comfort. The Bosch Performance Line motor is powerful, but runs quietly and smoothly.

In the test: 63 e-bikes in 3 categories

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Very good: Endeavour 5.B Advance+

02/21
Great attention to detail – that was how Radfahren.de summarised their test of the Endeavour 5.B Advance+. The fantastic combination of high-quality components and clear design language in our mighty trekking all-rounder was particularly highly praised.

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1st place: Entice 5.B Advance+

01/21
Our Entice 5.B Advance+ has been awarded the FOCUS E-BIKE Design & Innovation Award 2021. Our everyday trekking crossover took the top prize in the SUV/CROSS category.

In the test: 169 e-bikes from 50 brands across 10 categories

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Recommended buy + Very good: Image 3.B Excite

01/21
The boss in the city: Our Image 3.B Excite performed superbly in a test by Radfahren.de. The Shimano 5-speed gear hub, the braking performance and the shifting behaviour under load were particularly praised. All in all, a great city bike outfitted with excellent equipment.

In the test: 5 city e-bikes

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Individual test: Entice 5.B Advance+

01/21
Equipped with the powerful Bosch Performance CX drive system and with a maximum permissible weight of up to 170 kg, the Entice 5.B Advance+ is the SUV of trekking e-bikes. The Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper was especially complimentary of the stable frame, which conveys a feeling of safety, and the flexible stem, which can be adjusted to your needs in just a few simple steps.

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Individual test: Image 5.B Move+

01/21
Flexible even outside the city limits. Thanks to its stable design and maximum permissible weight of 170 kg, the Image 5.B Move+ can be used to transport even larger purchases home. This city all-rounder is also a trusted leisure companion, even on trips to the countryside.

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Good: Image 3.B Advance

01/21
Overall grade 1.6: A Thanks to its powerful Bosch Performance Motor and a solid array of features, the Image 3.B Advance provides an excellent riding experience. If the generous range offered by the battery is ever exhausted, our city e-bike is also a slick little mover even without the assistance.

In the test: 14 city e-bikes

Individual test: Endeavour 5.B Excite+

01/21
The Endeavour 5.B Excite+ is a high-performance trekking e-bike that combines everyday practicality with sportiness. In particular, eFahrer.com emphasises the total permissible weight of up to 170 kg, which makes our Pedelec all-rounder the ideal companion for both long trips and day-to-day use. They also highlight the range, the high-capacity battery and the powerful motor.

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Test winner: Endeavour 5.B Excite+

12/20

Our Endeavour 5.B Excite+ stood up to its competitors in the Focus E-Bike Special test and was crowned test winner with a final score of 1.3.

In the test: 10 e-bikes in the trekking category

 

1st place: Entice 7.B Excite

03/20

Our Entice 7.B Excite has it with the FOCUS E-BIKE Design & Innovation Award 2020 made it onto the winners' podium. It shone in first place in the SUV/CROSS category. A real performer!Highlights: straight-line stability, versatility, frame, braking performance, and sitting position. 

In the test: 18 E-Bikes in the category SSUV/Cross  - Feast Magazine
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1st place: Entice 7.B Excite

03/20

Our Entice 7.B Excite has it with the FOCUS E-BIKE Design & Innovation Award 2020 made it onto the winners' podium. It shone in first place in the SUV/CROSS category. A real performer!Highlights: straight-line stability, versatility, frame, braking performance, and sitting position. 

In the test: 18 E-Bikes in the category SSUV/Cross  - Feast Magazine
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1st place: Entice 7.B Excite

03/20

Our Entice 7.B Excite has it with the FOCUS E-BIKE Design & Innovation Award 2020 made it onto the winners' podium. It shone in first place in the SUV/CROSS category. A real performer!Highlights: straight-line stability, versatility, frame, braking performance, and sitting position. 

In the test: 18 E-Bikes in the category SSUV/Cross  - Feast Magazine
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Best E-bike: Image 5.B Belt BLX

04/20
Best in the test from the Dutch Consumentenbond (consumer magazine): The Image 5.B Belt BLX. With a super test result of 8.2 it is also listed in the TOP 10 of the tested e-bikes.Highlights: straight-line stability, versatility, frame, braking performance, and sitting position. 

In the test: 390 electric bikes tested

02/20
Auch FahrradNews lobt das Image 5.B Belt BLX: “Das BeNeluX-Modell des Kalkhoff Image 5.B Belt BLX hat interessante Details zu bieten: Top ist die Kombination aus Bosch, Gates und Enviolo.”

7 Alltags E-Bikes im Test

2nd place: Endeavour 5.B Move

04/20
The Endeavour 5.B Move takes second place in the Belgian Mobility Awards organisation "VAB". It is particularly praised for its pleasant handling and manoeuvrability. It is also very versatile - a real all-rounder.Highlights: straight-line stability, versatility, frame, braking performance, and sitting position. 

In the test: 28 e-bikes in test
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Test winner: Endeavour 5.S XXL

03/20
Particularly resilient: The Endeavour 5.S XXL presents itself as a solid "load carrier" for swinging use in the city or on tour. The e-bike makes an elegant and slim impression with the beautifully integrated system of motor on the bottom bracket and battery in the down tube. The motor harmonises well with the derailleur and the suspension fork and ergonomic cockpit provide the right riding comfort.

Highlight: high payload possible, harmonious motor, easy to ride without motor

In the test: 10 E-Trekking/ E-SUV bikes
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Very good: Endeavour 7.B Belt

01-02/20
Beautifully enduring: The Endeavour 7.B Belt convinces with a mix of usability and driving performance - and has an attractive price. With a noble look, it looks classically beautiful and yet is absolutely in keeping with (design) times. It is a truly exceptional touring bike.

Highlight: Low-maintenance Gates belt, sporty agility, very good tyresHighlights: straight-line stability, versatility, frame, braking performance, and sitting position. 

In the test: 26 bikes (E-Trekking): 12 x very good, 4 x with price/performance recommendation and 2 x with purchase tip 8 x good
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Value for money winner: Agattu 3.B Move

04/20
Funke IMTest: The Agattu 3.B Move is the price-performance winner! A passable e-bike for the city or on holiday. The e-bike is braked on the rims of the front and rear wheel and has a particularly low entry. 

Highlight: comfortable riding thanks to the pleasant construction

In the test:6 City/Trekking pedelecs: 1x 2.4/ 2x 2.5/ 1x 2.8/ 1x3.0/ 1x 3.4

In the comparative test conducted by ACE/ Magazin Lenkrad it says: "The Kalkhoff pedelec is a pragmatic bike and scores clearly with its lightness and agility".

2nd place: Entice 5.B XXL

04/20

Funke IMTest: The Entice 5.B XXL reaches the second place! The e-bike is a successful example of an off-road everyday pedelec. It makes a good impression thanks to its pleasing appearance and construction. Equipment and riding comfort are really great.
  Top: Pleasantly quiet and low-vibration centre motor ensures a good riding experience

In the test: 6 City/Trekking pedelecs: 1x 2.4/ 2x 2.5/ 1x 2.8/ 1x3.0/ 1x 3.4

Very good: Agattu 4.B Advance

01-02/20
Convinces on all fronts: the Agattu 4.B Advance fascinates with its extra wide brake levers and a frame that resembles a bodywork. Moreover, the cables and the Bosch Active Line Plus battery are completely integrated. The Comfort e-bike has an excellent straight-line stability but can also perform quick slalom maneuvers: a bike that makes every ride a joy! The Agattu is a true all-round city bike.

Highlights: straight-line stability, versatility, frame, braking performance, and sitting position. 

In the test: 16 bikes (E-City): 7 x very good, 2 x with price/performance recommendation and 1 x with purchase tip 4 x good
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Purchasing tip + very good: Image 5.B Excite

01/20
The Image 5.B Excite transpires to have an interesting personality. Thanks to a tidy, elegant visual appearance and thought-out details, it is the perfect e-bike for daily urban use. The flowing chassis makes it seem more like a vehicle than an e-bike. A feeling of comfort which nobody wants to miss out on: The ergonomic handlebars provide a perfect grip. When riding, the comfort bike can be happily manoeuvred through the bends. The first-class riding performance is brilliant.

Top: Riding and braking performance, elegant design 

In the test: 22 City/Urban: 15 x very good, 7x good
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Well done: Entice 5.B Excite

01/20
Agile tour speedster: The Entice 5.B Excite is convincing with skilful handling, nimbleness and strong propulsion. The studded tyres and suspension forks make it very pleasant to ride on woodland paths. Thanks to comfortable ERGON handles, riders have a secure grip even on slippery surfaces. It is praised first and foremost for the different frame types and sizes for riders of different statures. An all-rounder for towns and the suburbs.

Top: Ergonomic cockpit and high-torque Bosch propulsion. 

In test: 23 trekking bikes: 14 x very good, 9x good
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The Downtown magazine is convinced: "Thanks to its precise and agile character, the Kalkhoff radiates pure driving pleasure in the urban asphalt jungle".

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Well done: Endeavour 30

01-02/20
Enjoy the year’s first rays of sun with our price/performance winner, the Endeavour 30 . Our sporty endurance runner not only makes a good impression on flat asphalt. The Suntour steel suspension fork smooths out all terrain. Extra luggage poses no problem – the reliable Shimano-XT-30 gear shift and powerful disc brakes ensure safety.

Top: High quality Ergon handles, a chic robust bell and the integrated rear light make the overall package perfect.

In test: 17 trekking bikes: 7 x very good, 10 x good
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Very good: Endeavour 8 BLX

02/20
Carefree bicycle: Endeavour 8 BLX is impressive with a visual presence: Razor-sharp rigid fork, sporty frame and ergonomically perfect handlebars. A real eye-catcher thanks to its elegant, modern angular line management and design language. An urban design, firm trekking bike with excellent riding characteristics: On the one hand, a sprinting pacesetter with rapid tyres; on the other hand, relaxed gliding with pleasant comfort. Simply a casual endurance runner. 

Top: Modern design language and riding characteristics.

In test: 9 wheels: 2x 1.6/ 1x1.9/ 2x2.0/ 3x2.1/ 1x 2.3

Agattu 4.B Excite

03/20
You can rely on the Agattu 4.B Excite - whether it's the journey to work, shopping or visiting friends, the Agattu is the perfect companion. The comfortable step-through provides extra comfort in city traffic. But the Agattu is not only comfortable and safe, the visually appealing design is also convincing. The battery integrated into the frame supplies 500 watt hours, so that nothing stands in the way of a longer bike ride.  

4th place out of 18 e-bikes in the City Bikes category - FOCUS Magazin 

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Very good: Image 5.S Advance

03/20
The Image 5.S Advance receives the grade "Very good" from FOCUS magazine in the category "City-Bikes". The Image is a handy touring bike that also shines in the city thanks to its high level of comfort. The Shimano engine takes you safely and powerfully to your next destination. 

Highlights: Combination of comfortable spring support and flat saddle, handlebar shape is optimal, easy to use five-speed gears

In test: 26 trekking bikes: 1x 1,2/ 5x1,3/ 3x 1,4/ 5x 1,5/ 1x 1,6 /3x1,7/ 2x1,8/ 2x2,0/ 2x2,1/ 1x2,2/ 1x2,8

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"Good": Berleen 5.G Move

03/20

The Berleen 5.G Move is an ideal companion for all everyday city driving. The display is the smartphone, for which a smartphone cradle is attached to the steering wheel. Thanks to its small battery, the Berleen 5.G Move has a total weight of only 20 kilos, making it easy to carry into the home or onto the train. The Berleen is therefore the perfect urban bike to get through everyday life safely and comfortably on the asphalt.


Highlights: Combination of comfortable spring support and flat saddle, handlebar shape is optimal, easy to use five-speed gears

In test: 26 city e-bikes: 1x 1.2/ 5x1.3/ 3x 1.4/ 5x 1.5/ 1x 1.6 /3x1.7/ 2x1.8/ 2x2.0/ 2x2.1/ 1x2.2/ 1x2.8

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Image 5.B Move

The Image 5.B Move is a multi-talent. It is perfect for long, mountainous weekend tours as well as for daily city tours. The Bosch Active Line Plus mid-engine provides agile and harmonious support, guaranteeing driving pleasure. The timeless image also offers enough safety, of course, so a quick stop in any situation is no problem thanks to the hydraulic disc brakes. 

In test: 24 E-Bikes / 7,8 - Fietserbond Test 2020 (Netherlands)

Value for money winner: ENTICE 3.B MOVE

04/20
Balanced mileage collector: The Entice 3.B Move is simply a comfortable touring companion - whether it's the gravel road or the bumpy cobblestones, the 75 millimetre suspension travel cushions any unevenness. And the Bosch Performance Line engine unit provides powerful and sporty support in city traffic. 

Purchase tip: The magazine ElektroRad rated the Entice 3.B Move as "Very good!"

In test: 3 SUV e-bikes: 2x very good, 1x good - ElektroRad Magazine

 

Endeavour Pro

04/20
Pro for pro - the Endeavour Pro already has its claim in its name. And not without reason: Equipped with Shimano's XT mountain bike gear group, front suspension fork and sporty geometry, this trekking bike not only offers more control, but above all more fun to ride. This also applies when it comes to off-road riding. The perfect bike for discovery tours on any terrain - and at a professional level.

Grade: 1.6 (Good) - MYBIKE/ XT touring bikes

 

Endeavour 3.B Move

06/20
The Endeavour 3.B Move convinces with its range and powerful support in the test at velotech. The Endeavour 3.B. Move does not miss out on comfort - a good shock absorption absorbs any vibration or unevenness. Also the smooth transition between the support modes makes every ride in the big city jungle safe and comfortable. The ergonomic handles provide even more comfort. The Endeavour 3.B Move is ideal for those who want to pedal regularly in the future.

In test: 8 City e-bikes: 2x8.1/ 1x8.0/ 2x7.8/ 1x6.9/ 1x 6.0/ 1x 5.9 / 7,8 Testfakta Magazine

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"Best buy." ENDEAVOUR 7.B EXCITE 45

06/20
The Endeavour 7.B Excite convinces in the "AD Fietstest" with its fresh design and good handling Comfort is also not in short supply - the smooth support and good suspension simply make every tour comfortable. 

Highlights: The Bosch Speed drive provides powerful support up to 45 km/h

In test: 3 speed pedelecs: 1x8.6/ 1x 7.7/ 1x 7.1

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Endeavour 5.B Advance

04/20
The Endeavour 5.B Advance will delight you in the countryside and in the city: whether it's the overland tour or the daily commuter trip through the city, the Bosch Performance Line CX mid-engine offers powerful support. The lockable SR Suntour NEX suspension fork ensures a comfortable ride, so that even riding on gravel roads is comfortable. In addition to the riding characteristics, the Endeavour also offers a classy look. The integrated battery in the down tube of the aluminium frame is barely visible.

In test: 390 bikes / Grade: 8,1 - Consumentenbond

Endeavour 5.B XXL

04/20
Whether it is the daily commute to work or a trip through the countryside: the drive system from Bosch always offers the right support. The natural driving experience is maintained even with support, but even without it, the Endeavour 5.B XXL offers an authentic driving experience.

Highlights: the XXL pedelec is approved for a total weight of 170 kg!

In test: 390 e-bikes/ Grade: 1,8 - Consumentenbond

 

Endeavour 7.B Pure

09/20
The youtuber TommysTechRewiews is delighted: "On the Kalkhoff Endeavour 7.B Pure you feel safe and stable, yet you're still comfortable and sporty on the move. For him the bike is an all-round talent with great components.

Highlights: The Bosch Kiox System, which has fitness features and can be connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth. 

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Berleen 5.G Advance

The Kalkhoff Berleen 5.G Advance is captivating thanks to its clear, striking styling which is excellently suited to urban life combined with high levels of functionality.

 

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Integrale LTD White

The Kalkhoff Integrale LTD White not only impresses with its strikingly clear, elegant design, but also with technical innovations such as the extremely powerful drive.

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