Any more development on places to test ride or buy Kalkhoff bikes in the States? I live in Minnesota so San Francisco and NYC are not convenient in the slightest!
Cool, thanks for the response. The model I was looking at was the Agattu Premium Impulse 8 for doing some long range (45 mi r/t) commuting. Is that one that you think you may have? I went to college in Madison so it would be a nice trip to make and visit the city again
Long Island Bikes have Agattu and other models from Kalkhoff but I guess they could bring in some models if you're interested.
New Wheel in San Francisco is the largest dealer for Kalkhoff bikes but they prefer to sell it locally and they have excellent technical expertise and customer base.
The owner contributes regularly to blogs and on Electricbike.com and they only sell top quality premium bikes. (Almost everything in their shop carry 2 yr warranty, no cheap stuff with 6 month or 1 yr warranties. For $4K, you SHOULD get 2+ yr warranty and good service.)
I mention this because they have Proconnect S27 and X27 with Xion drives. (http://newwheel.net/products/kalkhoff/)
Kalkhoff has truly excellent reviews ( 100+ reviews here)
As you mentioned, test riding is crucial before spending that kind of money.
Good luck and please update us if you buy one. Very few people on this forum own Kalkhoff's
We have toured Europe on Kahlkoff's for 2 consecutive summers - going on third summer starting in July. We brought our first pair of Proconnects home in 2013 and left our second set in Netherlands in 2014 so they will be ready for us this summer. (These are Proconnect Impulse 10G - excellent bikes - huge range and more power.) We bike 2-3 days without charging and never come close to using up the batteries. We would like to buy spare batteries in the US and maybe additional bikes for family. Can you tell us a dealer somewhere between Florida and Michigan? We tried the dealer search but it is not useful for our purposes... finding a dealer within 200 km of a US zip code is a needle-in-haystack type search. Happy to share our experiences here - we are converts! Our blog is at Trailsandgreenways.com
Hi Maggie and all others except the Focus guy.
Is funny he need you to email him.
Why does he list all the dealers? instead.
My name is Raul I live in Florida and I own 2 kalkhoff and is nightmare to find a battery in the US I have to work for 2 months to get a 24aH that works well because of a trick no a panasonic by the way but sold by Derby (Kalkhoff).
The bikes are a dream but the customer service is a trash and you have to became a mechanic because most shop don't know and others don't want to touch it.
You say you go to Europe get the batteries there they sale them in supermarkets but here in the US no one has it and Mister Focus is no interested in sale batteries their mission is to sale bicycles.
The bikes last long time so every time you go to Europe get one pair.
Or better sale yours and get new ones they are about $1000 t0 $2000 cheaper than the US.
And all because of Mr Focus.
I am getting a Flyer and I will have 3 bikes and I will buy them in Europe but never from Focus USA or Kalkhoff.
Now for Joe Mountori it is one other brands as good as Kalkhoff and is the Flyer it's from Switzerland https://www.flyer-bikes.com they also don't have no dealers in the US but for my experience talking to a operator they sound a lot more interested on helping customer than Kalkhoff is and forget about Focus USA.
Newweel in San Francisco are very helpful but what good is for me leaving in Florida but if you there and you not is going to be hard.
Well I hope I can help someone with the true.
Forgive my English I'm a good in bicycle rider.
I wish you get a computer with internet and visit the link and be prepare to have many zip codes
And see how many dealers are there that have any parts, most list themselves to try to offer you another other are honest and say we don't have.
You as distributor should offer that since for real you have no parts.
I challenge you to list the dealers beside newWeels that have any.