Gazelle (given the title Royal Dutch Gazelle by Princess Margriet in 1992) is the renowned leader in Dutch bike manufacturing since 1892. Their factory in Dieren produces over 250,000 bikes a year. From their conception to the present day, they've focused on making comfortable, safe, and stylish bikes that can be depended on daily. Furthermore, Gazelle is a forerunner in the eBike industry, early on having researched and developed the integration of this new technology with the classic, daily-riding bicycles for which they've been known for over 120 years. The result: Gazelle has a catalog of pedal assist electric bicycles that is incomparable.
The Gazelle Ultimate C380+ Mid-Step is the Class 3 (higher pedal-assisted speed) version of the Gazelle Ultimate C380 (meaning its pedal-assisted top speed is 28 mph). This version features a lower step over height for easier mounting and dismounting--great for stop-and-go traffic. It's an excellent daily commuter because the riding posture is mostly upright, increasing comfort and visibility. However, it's also the perfect bike for jaunts out into the country, where a rider can really let the motor loose and cover far more mileage in a short amount of time. It's equipped with fenders for rainy days and lights--powered by the bike's battery, which is seamlessly integrated into the bike's down tube. Plus the bike is equipped with Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes for additional stopping power at higher speeds, in bad weather, or on steep terrain.
Powered by Bosch's Performance Line Speed motor, the Ultimate C380+ is a class 3 eBike, meaning it only provides motor assistance when the rider is pedaling and will stop providing assistance when the speed reaches 28 mph. You can ride the bike without any help from the motor or choose an assistance mode (Eco, Tour, Sport, or Turbo) for the type of ride you'd like. The Ultimate 380+ features a Bosch 500Wh integrated battery, drive unit, and display (in essence the entire eSystem). Bosch is a leading company in the eBike industry and undergoes rigorous third party testing for quality.
A unique feature which distinguishes the Gazelle Ultimate 380+ from its predecessors is the Enviolo 380 Continuously Variable Transmission gear hub. This innovative hub allows for fully stepless transmission--an infinite number of gears. Combine that with the whisper-quiet and grease-free Gates CDX carbon belt drivetrain and you have a low-maintenance, intuitive bike--a truly advanced example of eBike technology. So whether it’s a daily commute or escaping the city on a long ride, the Bosch motor and the ample gear range of the Enviolo hub will get you where you want to go with ease, and the wider 1.75” tires and front fork suspension will make sure it’s a comfortable journey.