2019 Gazelle Arroyo Elite

michal

Member
Doesn't seem like it's been officially announced yet (and from what I hear it won't be available until March), but I stumbled upon a listing for Gazelle's 2019 Arroyo Elite on Scooteretti today:

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https://shop-usa.scooteretti.com/products/gazelle-arroyo-elite

Biggest difference is the battery — they've moved away from the rear rack-mounted Powerpack 500 and introduced an integrated Powertube 500 battery.

Other things to note:
  • Motor downgraded to the Bosch Active Line Plus (previously used the Performance Line motor)
  • Comes with the Purion display (previously came with the Intuvia)
  • Lights are back to being integrated in the fenders
  • Costs $100 more than last year
I was debating waiting for this model but ultimately decided to go with the 2018 version because of the more powerful motor and better display.

What do you all think?
 

AlanDB

Well-Known Member
I think you made a good decision to stay with the better motor on the 2018 model. I love my 2017 Gazelle Arroyo, which has the Performance Line/Intuvia and the front light integrated in the fender.
 

Mike in SC

New Member
Gazelle Arroyo Elite's finally arrived. In stock and available for test rides and demo/rental.

https://currentebikes.com/product/gazelle-arroyo-elite/


FWIW, re: the comment above about the motor. Bear in mind that when the Performance Line motor is used with a Hub shift system (such as on the previous Arroyo), the motor is programmed to 50NM max - the same torque as is offered on the new Gazelle Arroyo Elite with the new Active Line Plus motor. One nice thing about the new Active Line Plus is; it's lighter than the Performance Line and has almost no drag with no pedal-assist is engaged. it rides great.


Cheers,

Mike
831-621-2309
www.currentebikes.com
 

AlanDB

Well-Known Member
I really like this 2019 Arroyo ... except … the motor downgraded from Performance line to Active line and the display downgraded from Intuvia to Purion. It is a shame Gazelle made those changes. I will be keeping my 2017 model Arroyo.
 

Mike in SC

New Member
Hi Alan, The new Active Line Plus delivers the same torque (when configured for a internal hub shifter) and it's lighter and has less drag than the Performance Line. Many folks view those as positive. You have a point about the Intuvia display - it has several computer functions that the Purion doesn't, so that's a nice touch.