Cycling can be a daunting prospect for many people. It can require high levels of fitness and motivation to cover even moderate distances – that’s where e-bikes come in. Read More...
Whether you’re looking to enjoy cycling for the first time, or are a former cyclist who has been a long time out of the saddle, an electric bike provides a simple no fuss option of getting from A to B.
What are electric bikes?
Put simply an e-bike is an electric bicycle that is electrically assisted via a motor that provides power to help push the bike along. You still have to pedal, however when the e-bike senses you are pedalling the motor provides you with plenty of additional assistance.
Who should buy an electric bike?
E-bikes can be ridden and enjoyed by any-one aged fourteen and over! Customers come from all walks of life and have wildly differing motivations for purchasing an electric bike. Whether you want to ditch the car because you’re fed up with being stuck in traffic, want a greener form of transport, or to be able to cycle longer distances and enjoy your surroundings then Wisper’s electric bikes can definitely meet your needs and many more.
Why do Wisper only sell through Wisper dealers?
We strongly believe that all e-bikes should be supplied and maintained by a professional e-bike dealer as local to you, the rider as possible. Our expert dealers will offer you the opportunity to test ride your chosen Wisper electric bike and are able to give expert advice regarding the best e-bikes to suit your needs.
E-bikes, like any motor vehicle, need regular servicing. The best people to look after your Wisper electric bikes are those who supplied the e-bike to you. Should you ever have any issues or questions, they are at hand to look after you.
For the reasons above we only supply Wisper electric bikes through our approved dealers.
Our expert Wisper electric bikes dealers are qualified to service and maintain your Wisper Ebike for years to come, ensuring you a perfect riding experience and maintaining the value of your investment.
Why we only use rear rack batteries on our city and trekking bikes
All our city and trekking e-bikes have all been upgraded from the old fashioned “Seat Post Batteries” to the latest “Rear Rack Batteries” as specified by all the larger manufacturers. The “Seat Post Battery” was perfect several years ago when a large volume was needed to carry enough of the older, heavier, more inefficient cells to power an e-bike.
The three main problems with seat post batteries are:
1. They substantially extend the wheelbase of the electric bike making storage more difficult on bike racks and in motorhomes etc.
2. The extra-long wheelbase makes the e-bike less nimble and more difficult to control.
3. The connectors are very near to the ground and can be shorted out in the wet cutting power to your ebike.
With modern, lightweight, high efficient battery cells we are able to reduce the weight and increase the power available in a battery. Our latest battery choice is 700Wh (20Ah). The weight placed on the rack over the rear bike wheel enhances rear wheel grip and bike control. Our racks have been designed to safely and securely carry your battery and still have the facility to add bicycle panniers, completely hiding the e-bike battery.
About the Wisper electric bike technology
Batteries: Wisper electric bikes come with the choice of three batteries that fit all City and Trekking models without the need for any changes or adjustments to the bikes or batteries. Both battery options are provided with a two-year warranty. Our batteries are stowed in a specially developed rear rack shortening the wheelbase, resulting in a safer, more nimble ride and raising the battery away from road spray. A short wheelbase on the electric bicycle ensures improved safety and control, especially at speed.
Battery Option 1: Standard 375Wh lithium battery has a range of up to 50 miles and takes 2.5 – 5 hours to charge.
Battery Option 2: Long range 575Wh lithium battery has a range of up to 75 miles and takes 2 – 4 hours to charge.
Battery Option 3: Mega range 700Wh cutting edge LG battery with deep sleep mode, has a range of up to 90 miles and takes 2.5 – 5 hours to charge.
Controller: The controllers found on Wisper electric bikes run on our own patented software. We have developed the software to offer the most natural of bike riding experiences. When combined with the Wisper cadence and torque sensors we are able to produce the smoothest, most responsive e-bikes on the market – regardless of cost.
Motor: Both the Wisper SE electric bikes range and the Wisper Torque electric bikes range are driven by the latest brushless motors made by one of the largest e-bike motor manufacturers in the world. The Wisper Torque’s ultra-high torque brushless motor is extremely compact and very powerful. When used in conjunction with Wisper’s unique software the Wisper Torque’s motor is virtually silent.