Summary of the Cyclotricity Sahara
As rare as it may be, the combination of both suspension seat as well as suspension seat-post has turned the Sahara into the pinnacle of comfort in electric biking. It offers a Dutch style ‘sit up and see the world’ cycling position allowing you to sit upright comfortably and enjoy the view. The styling of this step-though version was designed to align itself with the ever so attractive CycloTricity range. The Sahara has been an incredible addition to Cyclotricity's core principles of value for money, style and durability. At only £799, this incredible cycle comes fully equipped with both a front and rear light, a pannier rack and mudguards as part of the package. Like the rest of Cyclotricity's e-bikes, the Sahara has been engineered with top in-house expertise in the UK. The motors are all individually hand-made and tested over and over again to ensure top performance and durability. If you are looking for a comfortable step-through electric bike that will last, the Sahara is a serious contender compared to anything else currently on the market.Options
The following options are available with this bike:
- Warranty - The standard is a 12 month warranty. An additional warranty, making 2 years in total, is available at an additional cost.
- Battery Size - The battery determines the number of miles per charge. There are different battery options available with this bike, with the range of each battery being listed in the specification section.
- Frame Size - Choose the frame size that best suits you. As a general rule if you around 5ft9in or less then choose the 16in frame, otherwise the 20in frame is the best option.
Specification of the Cyclotricity Sahara
As rare as it may be, the combination of both suspension seat as well as suspension seat-post has turned Sahara into the pinnacle of comfort in electric biking. It offers a Dutch style ‘sit up and see the world’ cycling position allowing you to sit upright comfortably and enjoy the view. The styling of this step-though version was designed to align itself with the ever so attractive CycloTricity range. Sahara has been an incredible addition to our core principles of value for money, style and durability. At only £699, this incredible vehicle comes fully equipped with a dynamo powering both a front and rear light, a pannier rack and mudguards as part of the package. Like the rest of our e-bikes, Sahara as been engineered with top in-house expertise in the UK. The motors are all individually hand-made and tested over and over again to ensure top performance and durability. If you are looking for a comfortable step-through electric bike that will last, the Sahara is a serious contender compared to anything else currently on the market.Specifications
- 250W brushless front hub motor (reaches maximum speed allowed by UK/EU regulation, i.e. 15.5mph)
- LED dashboard controlling power output, showing battery capacity and speed readings.
- Thumb throttle
- 3 power modes: (1)Throttle only (optional), (2)pedals only or (3)Pedal Assistance System (PAS, a combination of motor and pedaling),
Tektro V-type. Electric breaks levers cut the power when applied.Battery:
36V/7Ah Lithium-ion pannier rack battery (approx 25 miles range between charges depending terrain, weight of cyclists, frequent use of PAS, frequency of stops/starts, air pressure in tires etc.)Optional Battery Upgrade:
36V/17Ah Lithium-ion pannier rack battery (approx 70 miles range between charges depending terrain, weight of cyclists, frequent use of PAS, frequency of stops/starts, air pressure in tires etc.)Charger:
UK plug charger with LED indicating level of charge (battery should be fully charged within 5 hours)Frame size:
16in or 20in Alloy 6061 frameGears:
6 speed Shimano derailleurRims:
700c” Alloy double walledSaddle:
PVC leatherTotal weight of e-Bike including battery:
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General QuestionsQ. I want to pedal but need a bit of help, especially on the hills. Will this bike help me? A. Yes. The bike has a pedal assistance system so the motor will work with you whilst you pedal. The display that is mounted on the handlebar will then allow you to choose the level of assistance that the motor is giving you. So, when you reach a hill, you can press the button on the display to increase the level of power. The motors are 250w which is more than enough power for even the steepest of hills. Q. I want to cycle to work but it's all up hill - will this bike be suitable to assist me? A. Yes. As above, you can use the pedal assistance system to select the amount of power that the motor is giving you. Incidentally, when you cycle home (downhill) you can turn the system off and use your bike as normal. Q. Can I take the bike out in the rain? A. Yes. You can take the bike out when it’s raining without having to worry. The connectors on the bike are waterproof; as is the motor; battery and all ancillary components. However, don’t submerge the bike in water although we’re not sure why you’d want to anyway. Q. Can I remove the battery for security? A. Yes. All batteries can be locked onto the bike or unlocked and removed. Two keys are provided that will only fit that bike. Q. Can I use the bike as a normal bike as well as an electric bike? A. Yes. You can turn the electric system off at any time and just ride as normal. Q. Do you have a bike that I can try with a kit fitted? A. Yes. We have various pre-assembled electric bikes at our showroom in Stoke on Trent and you’re more than welcome to try any of these. We’re located on an industrial estate which is relatively quiet and has a hill next to it where you can try the electric power. In almost all cases our customers who’ve taken this test ride option return to us with a huge grin and cries of “I can’t believe the difference it makes”. Q. Why do I need pedal assistance? A. You don’t have to fit pedal assistance to your bike – you could just fit a throttle. However, pedal assistance does give you a much better cycling experience. With pedal assistance fitted, you simply have to pedal as normal and the motor will assist you. You can select the level of power that the motor is giving you and can vary this whilst cycling. It’s far more practical than just using a throttle – for example if you’re using a throttle and pedalling then when you want to change gear you need to move your hand away from the throttle (which slows the bike); change gear and then get back on the throttle. It’s all a bit clumsy compared to using pedal assistance. It’s also not particularly comfortable to use the throttle for long periods of time.
Here's what some of our customers say about us. "Thank-you again for sorting my Hopper bike used it today for the commute to work. Ran very smoothly left one of my young work colleagues "eating my dust" as I flew past him on his pushbike" - Cath, Stafford "I thought that you like to know that I did my test ride today, 39miles, 2300 plus ft of ascent and I flew up the hills. It was as though my legs were suddenly 15 years younger. I'm really chuffed!" - Keith, Shropshire "Just a quick line to say I used my newly converted bike to work and back yesterday – what a joy ! The whole experience was absolutely brilliant; I never thought I would get to the top of the hills laughing out loud. I managed to iron out all of the hilly bits and the difference it took in time and effort was beyond all of my expectations" - Andrew, W.Mids "Many thanks for fixing the recent problem like most things so simple to put right. The fitting of the electric conversion went very well and I am delighted with the results. I will give the bike more of a run when it stops raining !! You can count me as another satisfied customer" - Bernard "Just to let you know I tried out the wheelchair trike yesterday for about one and a half hours and it was great. It was as fast as the previous set up and still a lot of power left in the battery. So from a very satisfied customer thank you very much" - Derrick, South Wales "Wanted to wait till I'd been using the bike for a time before letting you know how I was getting on. Having Fun riding into and out of (up hill) work again! Still getting a good workout, but looking forward to it at end of day rather than it being a bit of a thought. Obviously, my one concern would be if it would be powerful enough to cope with my steepest hill on the way home. Thanks for your advice - breezes up no problem. As an added bonus, I feel much safer in the urban sections of my route as I can accelerate away out of any potential danger. Thanks again - thoroughly enjoying my cycling again." - David, Glasgow "The electric motor is great and I can now get out and do some of my favourite runs again. I was diagnosed with a serious lung disease last year which has curtailed my cycling but no more. I did 17.5 miles the other day up hill and down dale brilliant" - Frank "Well had my maiden voyage yesterday and it was fantastic, such a difference on these brutal hills. I am trying to still have a good workout but I know that help is there when needed. I no longer have the dreaded feeling to get up and go to face the hills" - Rose, France "It's now about a month since you converted my bike to an electric dream machine and I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with what you have done. It has been a thorough joy to ride the bike, and despite the bad weather and the various aches and pains my aged and infirm body is subject to, I have been pedalling away like a man a third my age. I have been singing your praises to anyone who'll listen (and even some who stubbornly don't listen)" - Jacek, Nottingham "Just to say a very well deserved thank you for all the help fast responses you have given me. The kit is now fitted to my Marin stinson bike and is every thing and more I hoped it would be. Fitting was as you said simple even for me a 68 year old worn out being. A pleasure to do business with not only your company but someone as helpful polite and efficient as you. Thanks" - Alan, Norfolk "We cycled just over 100 miles whilst we were away and the electric kit worked a dream on a mixture of terrain. It has made tandeming much more enjoyable (mainly the hills), we didn't have to get off and walk once!!! Many thanks" - John, Northampton "I've now done 5000 miles since my bike was converted - it's been brilliant!" - John, Leeds "Thanks for converting both of our bikes - they've both been fantastic on the hills where we live" - John, Staffordshire "We received the conversion kit which my husband fitted to a Ridgeback bike which we had bought for this purpose. I still wanted to have the 21 gears as I like to be able to pedal myself quite a bit too. Well it’s stunning, and so easy to use. It was a birthday present for my 60th with the idea that this could be a way forward to help us keep cycling together for many a more year!! And it will. Thank you. Thank you too for all your help in answering our questions and with the fitting of the kit. I could keep up with Dave on the flat, but would just fall back very quickly on the hills in the Lake District or anywhere. Not now, I had to stop and wait for him" - Gill and Dave, Cumbria "Just a quick note of thanks for the conversions. Both bikes have been put through their paces on the Norfolk 'hills' and are absolutely amazing. " - Geoff, Norfolk "Just like to say how pleased I am with your service and the quality of the kit supplied by you. It arrived the next day and it is fitted and has transformed the bike the instructions very clear." - Stuart, Hayling Island "I've been meaning to drop you an email thanking you for converting my Cube to electric. I've now managed a few rides on it and it brings a smile every time I'm out on it as the miles roll by and I am now tackling routes I would have previously avoided." - Neil, Keele "Thanks again for converting our bikes so quickly. We did a 16 mile ride in just over 2hrs normally it would have taken us over 4hrs. We are both very pleased with the way the bikes performed and once again many thanks" - Ivor and Jacqui, Runcorn "Just want to say a thanks for converting my bike, it works a treat! I got to work this morning feel great, its made things so much easier!" - Mark, Wakefield "I had a most enjoyable ride yesterday on my new electric bike, I was really pleased at the way it performed. I left my husband behind on the hills for the first time. Looking forward to many more of them. Many thanks for all your help" - Val and Derek, Derbyshire "Have fitted bike kit & very pleased. The pedal assist is great I highly recommend your conversion. Thank you for your help" - Gordon, Manchester "Spot on, had a brilliant ride this morning , recomend the system to anyone, thanks again." - Pete, W Mids "My bike parts arrived today. After 2.....3 hours work I had it all fitted, charged and out for a test ride. It's back on charge now. Big smile on my face, so thank you. Question - what do I do with my bus pass now?" - Les (65), Yorkshire "Delighted with bike have ridden 200 miles averaging 25 miles per charge thank you" - Steve, Shropshire "Kit turned up Saturday, fitted really well and worked really well thanks" - Andy, Surrey "Once again, many thanks for all your help and communication it has been a pleasure to deal with you" - Andy, Chester "Great service, many thanks." - Andy, Spain "Well , the kit works a treat! Now the hills of Exmoor have no limits! It's a great sense of freedom not to have to look too closely at the contours and just go wherever" - Chris, Exmoor "Thanks too for all your help with my questions on the kit! Cant wait to get it fitted" - Anthony, Stevenage "It's great to be able to phone you when I have a query" - Gary, Notts "10 out of 10 mate realy good job" - Pete, Wolverhampton "Thank you for converting our bikes in time for our Summer holiday. We've ridden over 250 miles and enjoyed every minute. We've told all our friends about your company" - John, Bury "Thought I'd let you know bike arrived OK as promised, nicely protected and looking good. Been out twice and everything working well, glad I decided to go with the Pedelec it really makes the conversion. Thanks for your attention to my requirements" - Brian, Cumbria "Outstanding, thanks" - Peter, Kent "Brilliant job very pleased been out in the lovely weather on my bike, now starting to get some exercise. The bike was just going to waste before your work on it. Thanks a lot, very pleased." - Terry, Liverpool "The conversion has changed our holidays forever - thankyou" - Sue, Stoke on Trent "Thanks for your prompt support - kit installed and working well" - George, Basingstoke "just completed conversion and am delighted with results great job even better than i thought just after a 25 mile run great. I will be passing on electric- bike-conversions to all my friends" Tom, N.Ireland "I have fitted the kit and tested the bike 20 km mostly uphill. Works fine. I am happy so far..." Lars, Sweden "Thanks for your time and patience in answering all of my questions - it's been a pleasure dealing with you" - Arthur, Bournemouth "Bike going well and have managed a 27 mile run today" - Phil, The Lakes "Just to let you know it works really well. I have tried it out on a long and very steep Pennine road and it was great. That was on low power and I still flew up the hill. Really pleased with it. Thanks again" - Maria, Manchester "I'm so pleased I decided to have a bike converted - it fits me perfectly and it's a joy to cycle to work" Ann, Stoke on Trent "Kit arrived as promised. Fitted on Saturday, 35 miles on Sunday, huge smile for the rest of the week. I thought my cycling days had long gone but this has given me a new lease of life. I can't thank you enough" - Jim, Carlisle "Superb. Thank you so much for converting my bike for me. I can cycle up hills like never before. Thanks again." - Jane, Stockport "I can't believe the difference on hills. I don't have to get off and push anymore." Bev, Stafford
Purchasing an electric bike couldn’t be easier. When you’ve decided which electric bike is the right one for you, you can order securely online or contact our team by phone. Then you can sit back and relax in the knowledge our team will process your order.
What makes us different than anyone else is that we offer a complete service, from initial ebike selection all the way through the ordering and delivery process, to full after sales support
1) Once we have received your order, our delivery team will contact you to arrange the delivery of your electric bike. Depending upon your location, delivery is normally within 3-5 working days of receipt of an order. Bespoke bikes and conversions will take a little longer but we’ll keep you informed of progress.
2) The day before your delivery is due, you will receive a text message confirming a 2 hour delivery slot – so that you don’t have to wait in all day for our team to arrive.
3) On the day of delivery, our team will deliver your electric bike. The bike will be assembled and ready to ride.
If you have questions about your electric bike you can call us and we’ll be delighted to help you.