Biltema (Sweden) new 29er budget e-bike 2015.

Joergen8

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I thought I'd bring this little gem to the attention of the world. Biltema, based in Sweden, is an originally automotive themed chain of stores in Scandinavia, that nowadays is more of a Harbor Freight-ish hardware store with most everything branded with their name on it.

So this summer they came out with a budget MTB 29er e-bike in their Yosemite line of bikes, with an integrated 8,8Ah, 36V, 317Wh li-ion battery, 250w brushless (geared) hub motor, backlit LCD computer panel with breakout buttons, alu alloy frame, suspension fork, Tektro mechanical disc brakes, 7 speed Shimano Altus rear cassette and a total weight of 23kg (50lb). Possibly cadence sensor pedal assist (no throttle allowed in many states).

It's priced at a rather aggressive 1000 EUR (1100 USD) with 24% VAT (~240 e "sales tax"), which makes it pretty much the cheapest e-bike that I know of with these features. Though they do - and have for years - offered city bikes with rack mounted batteries for less, but I've shunned them for being too low spec and even blamed them for giving people a bad first impression on e-bikes.

It's great to see companies like Biltema really doing their homework on e-bikes and trying to push this technology to a wider audience.

Update: Seen them in stores now. They seem to have an 8fun geared hub motor on the rear wheel for the MTB model, and on the front wheel on the city models. The rest of the components are lower tier parts, so as with any e-bike, I'd store it inside to prevent corrosion and typical issues with general bike components.

Here's a link with pictures and prices, unfortunately they do not offer manuals in English:
http://www.biltema.fi/sv-fi/Fritid/Cykel/Elcykel/Elcykel-MTB-29-7-vaxlar-2000036008/

Manual:
http://www.biltema.fi/BiltemaDocuments/Manuals/27-1444_man.pdf

See below for Jan-Erik's post with English manual.
 

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Frank Helle

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Thanks Jørgen for sharing this find. Tried it at Biltema in Åsane, Bergen. The salesman gave me permission to try it outside. The engine starts up and functions discretly (not sharply as with som other cheap brands), is quiet and gave strong assist (using level 9) when going up the sharp inclination up-hill to "Gullgruven" roof-parking (shopping center with parking on the roof). Also informative display showing total distance etc. Overall my short trip (5 km) gave a very nice first impression, much better than a Velocity I also tried today.
 
I thought I'd bring this little gem to the attention of the world. Biltema, based in Sweden, is an originally automotive themed chain of stores in Scandinavia, that nowadays is more of a Harbor Freight-ish hardware store with most everything branded with their name on it.

So this summer they came out with a budget MTB 29er e-bike in their Yosemite line of bikes, with an integrated 8,8Ah, 36V, 317Wh li-ion battery, 250w brushless hub motor, backlit LCD computer panel with breakout buttons, alu alloy frame, suspension fork, Tektro mechanical disc brakes, 7 speed Shimano Altus rear cassette and a total weight of 23kg (50lb). Possibly cadence sensor pedal assist (no throttle allowed in many states).

It's priced at a rather aggressive 1000 EUR (1100 USD) with 24% VAT (~240 e "sales tax"), which makes it pretty much the cheapest e-bike that I know of with these features. Though they do - and have for years - offered city bikes with rack mounted batteries for less, but I've shunned them for being too low spec and even blamed them for giving people a bad first impression on e-bikes.

I haven't seen it first hand yet, and if the motor is just a gearless hub motor at 250W (EU regulation max), then it wont be the zippiest of bikes ever, but it's great to see companies like Biltema really doing their homework on e-bikes and trying to push this technology to a wider audience.

Here's a link with pictures and prices, unfortunately they do not offer manuals in English:
http://www.biltema.fi/sv-fi/Fritid/Cykel/Elcykel/Elcykel-MTB-29-2000036008/

Manual:
http://www.biltema.fi/BiltemaDocuments/Manuals/27-1444_man.pdf

Hi, i have translated the manual for Biltema Yosemite City Sport 28 Electric bike. It's a link below.
 

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pugblink

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Hi, i have translated the manual for Biltema Yosemite City Sport 28 Electric bike. It's a link below.

Many thanks for the translation! I just bought a cycle from Biltema in Norway and for an English guy like myself its always hard to take in technical stuff in Norwegian! Cheers!
 
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john peck

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Nice, clean looking bike, but a bit under powered for a hulk like me who's been spoiled by 48v, 650w, 21ah bike.