E-bike experience report after approx. 250 km: GRUNDIG E-Bike GCB-1, Pedelec 28″ CITY BIKE Top or flop?
In this article we will take a closer look at the Grundig GCB-1 e-bike, which has been intensively tested over the last two weeks and has covered an impressive distance of 200 to 250 km. The bike features a powerful Bafang motor and a 15 amp hour battery, which together provide remarkable performance and range. In addition, the high-quality workmanship and road-friendly features of the e-bike ensure a pleasant and safe riding experience.
The Grundig GCB-1 impresses not only with its motor and electric drive system, but also with its high-quality components and practical details. These include, among other things, ergonomic handles, an adjustable stem height, reliable Shimano gears and a hydraulic brake from Tektro. The bike also has full suspension and therefore offers a high level of riding comfort without sacrificing sportiness.
- The Grundig GCB-1 combines a powerful Bafang motor and a long-lasting battery for an impressive driving experience
- Thanks to high-quality components such as Shimano gears and Tektro brakes, the bike is both comfortable and safe
- The full-suspension design ensures comfortable driving and allows the driver to choose between relaxed and sporty driving.
The Grundig GCB-1 bike: general overview
The Grundig GCB-1 bike is a remarkable two-wheeler with many impressive features. It comes with a powerful Bafang motor and a large battery with 15 Ah capacity. The 28-inch wheel is ideal for people between 1.60 m and 1.90 m tall. With its solid construction and masculine appearance, it is a real eye-catcher.
The most important features of the Grundig GCB-1 bike are:
- Ergonomic handles for added comfort
- Adjustable stem for individual adjustments
- 9-speed Shimano Altus gears for easy shifting
- Bafang controller for user-friendly operation
- Tektro hydraulic disc brakes for safe and efficient braking
- Comfortable suspension both front and rear
- Large battery that allows a range of up to 120-150 km
- Removable battery for external charging
- Integrated luggage rack for additional storage space
- Reflective stripes on the tires for better visibility in traffic
In summary, the Grundig GCB-1 bike is an excellent e-bike with many useful functions and an attractive design. It offers long battery life, ease of use and solid performance on the road.
Motor and battery
The Grundig GCB-1 e-bike is an impressive vehicle and features a range of high-quality components that make it both powerful and user-friendly. One of the most important components of this e-bike is the Bafang Motor, which provides the rider with strong and efficient performance. Together with the Bafang motor, a powerful 15 amp hour battery is installed, which enables an impressive range of up to 150 kilometers.
The GCB-1 is suitable for riders of various sizes as it has a frame height of around 520mm, which is ideal for most people between 1.60m and 1.90m. It is important to mention that the bike is very robust and can easily carry people with a little more weight.
The bike has ergonomic handles that make riding more comfortable, as well as a height-adjustable stem that allows you to easily adjust the riding position. In addition, the front suspension can be adjusted to suit your individual driving style and can also be switched off completely if desired.
A Shimano Altus 9-speed gearbox ensures precise and efficient shifting, while front and rear hydraulic Tektro brakes guarantee strong and safe deceleration. In addition, the e-bike is completely roadworthy and has lighting, indicators, and cat eyes on the rear light and front light.
The battery can be removed and charged externally, providing increased flexibility for users who want to take their e-bike to the office or other locations. The luggage rack on the back of the bike makes it easy and safe to transport additional luggage.
Overall, the Grundig GCB-1 e-bike is a high-quality and powerful vehicle that offers both comfort and functionality at a high level. It is an excellent choice for drivers who want to enjoy both sporty and relaxed rides.
Frame size and fit
The Grundig GCB-1 is suitable for drivers between 1.60 m and 2.00 m, which is tailored to the wide range of body measurements. The ideal frame height for this bike is around 520 mm, and it fits perfectly for people who are around 1.80 m tall. It is important to pay attention to details such as ergonomic handles, which help prevent hands from getting tired so quickly. The height of the stem fragment can be adjusted to ensure a comfortable sitting position and good back support.
The gearshift and braking system are also important for a good driving experience. The Shimano Altus gearshift with nine gears offers sufficient gear grading for a wide range of routes. Tektro hydraulic brakes ensure efficient and safe braking of the bike.
The Bafang motor and the powerful battery offer pleasant support, especially for longer distances. With a range of around 120 km when riding in headwinds on the North Sea coast and up to 150 km in rider-friendly conditions on flat terrain, this e-bike is a reliable choice for commuters and touring riders.
In terms of suspension, the Grundig GCB-1 has front and rear suspension that provides a comfortable ride. The tires are also sensibly sized at 28 inches. An additional feature is the luggage rack, which can be very useful when transporting items.
In summary, the Grundig GCB-1 is a versatile and comfortable e-bike that is suitable for a wide range of users. With an adjustable fit, reliable gears, effective brakes and comfortable suspension, it offers a comfortable and safe riding experience.
Optics and design
The Grundig GCB-1 is an impressive e-bike that impressively combines design and performance. It features an elegant frame and a masculine appearance that emphasizes its robustness. The 28-inch wheels are ideal for people between 1.60 m and 2.00 m.
The GCB-1 is presented in an attractive black and has a high-quality paint and powder coating. The ergonomic handles ensure comfort and prevent your hands from falling asleep while driving. The adjustable stem allows for optimal adjustment to the desired seating position and rider size, which is particularly beneficial for the spine. The gearshift consists of a nine-speed Shimano Altus gearshift and enables fluid and precise gear changes.
In terms of safety, the GCB-1 is well equipped, with lighting at the front and rear, reflectors on the pedals and in the spokes of the rims. The only missing elements are the cat eyes, but these can easily be retrofitted.
The e-bike is equipped with a Bafang motor and a powerful 15 Ah battery. The Bafang controller is easy to use and allows you to set five speed levels and switch on the lighting. What's particularly notable is the ability to use the bike without electric assistance by setting the speed level to zero, which makes it ride like a normal bike.
The suspension of the GCB-1 ensures a high level of driving comfort and sporty driving behavior on both the front and rear axles. The saddle is an Essenza Plus from Selle Royal, a renowned manufacturer of bicycle saddles. The e-bike also has a luggage rack and hydraulic Tektro disc brakes on both axles for efficient braking.
In summary, the Grundig GCB-1 e-bike offers an impressive design and excellent riding characteristics for a wide range of riders and needs.
Road traffic approval
The Grundig GCB-1 is an e-bike that meets all road legal requirements. With a powerful Bafang motor and an impressive range of up to 150km in normal conditions, this bike offers plenty of joy and comfort on the road. The 28-inch tires are a good size and, like the front and rear springs, offer excellent driving stability.
The GCB-1 has excellent signaling to ensure road safety. This includes lighting at the front and rear, cat eyes on the front light and rear light as well as in the pedals. In order to be completely roadworthy, cat eyes still need to be retrofitted into the rims.
The Shimano Altus 9-speed gears, hydraulic brakes from Tektro and the ergonomic stem provide further convenience and a great riding experience. The Bafang controller allows you to choose from five speed levels, including a push mode that accelerates the bike to 5 km/h when pushed.
For commuters, the GCB-1 offers the additional advantage that the battery can be charged both on the frame and externally. This means you can, for example, charge the battery in the office during the day and make it ready for use on the return journey in the evening.
In summary, the Grundig GCB-1 is a remarkable e-bike that offers all the important components for a safe and comfortable ride on the roads, as long as the necessary cat eyes are retrofitted in the rims.
Components and accessories
The Grundig GCB-1 E-Bike is an impressive bike that is equipped with a variety of high-quality components and accessories. It has a Bafang electric motor, a powerful 15 amp battery and 28-inch wheels that are suitable for people between 1.60 m and 1.90 m tall.
The frame concept is also convincing: solid construction, masculine-looking design and a frame height of around 52 cm. The e-bike is also equipped with ergonomic handles that make longer rides more comfortable. The angle-adjustable stem offers different positions to enable a more comfortable or sportier ride.
In terms of roadworthiness, the GCB-1 offers front and rear lighting as well as reflectors on the pedals. However, additional reflectors should be attached to the rims to fully ensure roadworthiness.
The gearshift consists of a 9-speed Shimano Altus gearshift, which is sufficient for a wide range of possible uses. A bell and the easy-to-use Bafang controller round off the equipment and make it possible to set the desired support level or lighting.
The suspension increases driving comfort, both on the front axle and in the rear area. Although the rear suspension is not complete cushioning, it is sufficient for a comfortable driving experience. The Essenza Plus saddle from Selle Royal also contributes to comfort.
When it comes to hydraulic brakes, the GCB-1 uses Tektro brakes on the front and rear axles, which ensure effective deceleration. The battery lasts up to 120 km and can be charged both on the frame and externally.
A luggage rack, quick releases on the front and rear wheels and an adjustable front fork suspension complete the practical aspects of the Grundig GCB-1 e-bike. It is a reliable bike that impresses in terms of performance, comfort and features.
Driving and use
The Grundig GCB-1 is an impressive e-bike that is suitable for all riders between 1.60 m and 2 m tall. It has a powerful Bafang motor and a strong battery that is 15 Ah. With a solid and masculine frame, the GCB-1 is one of the best e-bikes on the market.
The bike is extremely comfortable thanks to its ergonomic handles that prevent your palms from falling asleep. The handlebars can be adjusted in height, which helps to better adapt to the rider's height and seating position. For additional customization options, the bike has nine-speed Shimano Altus gears, making both relaxed and sporty rides possible with ease.
The front and rear lighting, the cat eyes on the pedals and the bell make the GCB-1 roadworthy. The only thing missing is reflective elements in the rims, but these can easily be retrofitted.
The Bafang controller makes it possible to adjust the speed in five levels and thus optimally adapt the bike to the respective conditions. If necessary, the e-bike can also be used like a normal bicycle without motor support.
The Grundig GCB-1 e-bike is equipped with suspension at both the front and rear, which ensure a comfortable ride. The bike also has a hydraulic Tektro brake at the front and rear for safe and controlled braking.
The battery can either be charged on the frame or removed and charged externally, allowing for practical and flexible handling. The battery lasts between 120km and 150km, depending on conditions, before needing to be recharged.
All in all, the Grundig GCB-1 is an excellent e-bike that offers comfort, performance and flexibility for all riders. The elegant design in black with high-quality paint and powder coating completes the overall picture.
The Grundig GCB-1 is an impressive e-bike that has covered around 200 to 250 km in the last two weeks. This bike features a Bafang motor and a powerful battery pack that delivers 15 amp hours. The 28-inch wheels are ideal for people who are between 1.60 m and 2 m tall.
The e-bike has a Shimano Altus 9-speed gear system, which offers a sufficient selection of gears to ride comfortably on various types of terrain. With the bell, roadworthy lighting and cat eyes on the pedals as well as front and rear lights, the GCB-1 complies with road traffic regulations.
The Bafang controller is user-friendly and offers five power levels for pedal assistance. The e-bike can also be used as a normal bike without pedal assistance. A useful function is the "push mode", in which the bike pushes itself at 5 km/h if you hold down the minus button - ideal for steep climbs.
The GCB-1 has both front and rear suspension, providing a comfortable driving experience. Tektro hydraulic brakes on the front and rear tires ensure that the e-bike is decelerated efficiently.
The GCB-1 battery can be charged either on the frame or externally. For a rider weighing 80 kg, in no wind and on flat terrain, the battery's range is approximately 150 km.
Other features of the GCB-1 include: ergonomic handles, a height-adjustable stem, a Selle Royal suspension saddle, an adjustable front fork and a luggage rack. In summary, the Grundig GCB-1 is an excellent e-bike that offers both comfort and performance for different riding needs.
The Grundig GCB-1 electric bike is known for its performance and versatility. It has a Bafang motor and a powerful 15 amp hour battery. The bike is suitable for people between 1.60 m and 1.90 m and comes in classic black.
A special feature of the GCB-1 is the Bafang controller. It is intuitive to use: you switch on the device and select the desired support level using plus or minus. There are five speed levels available that effectively push the bike. It is important that the support is active as long as you pedal.
You can also switch the light on and off with the plus button. If you set the support to level 0, no support is active and the bike can be used like a normal bike.
Another helpful function is the push mode. If you push the bike and hold down the minus button, the bike pushes itself at a speed of 5 km/h. This is particularly useful when pushing uphill.
The GCB-1 also has Tektro hydraulic brakes that brake efficiently. The e-bike is equipped with a 28-inch tire and ergonomic handles that ensure optimal comfort.
The bike's battery can be charged either on the bike itself or externally. Depending on the weight of the driver and the environmental conditions, the range of the battery is around 120 to 150 km.
Drive mode and road behavior
The Grundig GCB-1 is an impressive eBike that is equipped with a Bafang motor and a powerful battery pack that offers 15 amp hours. The 28-inch wheels are suitable for riders between 1.60 m and 2.0 m. The bike has a stable and masculine frame.
The GCB-1 is equipped with ergonomic handles, an adjustable stem, a 9-speed Shimano Altus gears and a bell. It has a Bafang control unit with five speed levels and drive support in the range from 0 to 25 km/h.
The lighting and cat eyes comply with the road traffic regulations. However, the reflectors are missing from the rims, which can be retrofitted. The GCB-1 is also equipped with Tektro hydraulic disc brakes at the front and rear.
The eBike offers a comfortable riding experience thanks to the suspension on the front and rear axles. The rear suspension provides additional comfort for the driver. The Essenza Plus saddle from Selle Royal and the luggage rack complete the overall package.
The GCB-1's battery can provide up to 120 km of range, depending on conditions such as rider weight, wind and route. The battery can be charged both on the bike and externally, which allows flexibility in everyday life. The driving characteristics of the GCB-1 are good-natured and it offers stable road holding.
An additional feature is the push mode, which moves the bike forward at a speed of 5 km/h when you push it - for example uphill. The GCB-1 is ideal for everyday use and offers a reliable and comfortable alternative to the traditional bicycle.
The Grundig GCB-1 features Tektro hydraulic brakes at both the front and rear. Although Tektro is not a high-end brand, they still ensure effective and reliable deceleration of the Pedelec. The hydraulic brake works with a fluid and a cylinder head that presses on the brake disc, achieving quick and efficient braking.
The frame of the Grundig GCB-1 is robust and solid, giving it a masculine and beefy look. Thanks to the frame height of around 520 mm, the bike is suitable for a wide range of body sizes, from around 1.60 m to 2.00 m.
Equipped with a Shimano Alivio 9-speed gear system, the Grundig GCB-1 has enough gears to travel on various routes. The bike also meets the requirements of the road traffic regulations as it has front and rear lighting, a bell and cat eyes on the pedals.
For additional comfort, the Grundig GCB-1 offers ergonomic handles and a height-adjustable handlebar unit that can be adjusted to individual needs. The bike also has front and rear suspension, which enables comfortable and sporty riding.
The e-bike has a Bafang motor and a 15 Ah battery, which can offer a range of around 120 km to 150 km (depending on factors such as the rider's weight, wind and terrain). The battery can be charged either directly on the frame or externally.
Overall, the Grundig GCB-1 e-bike is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a reliable, comfortable and powerful pedelec that meets both everyday suitability and sporting requirements.
Weight and portability
The Grundig GCB-1 is an electric bike that stands out for its flexibility and portability. It has a size of 28 inches and is suitable for people with a height between 1.60 m and 1.90 m to 2 m. The frame height is about 52-53 cm, making it comfortable for most riders.
This bike is ideal for people weighing up to 110 kg, but it also works reliably for riders who weigh more than 125 kg. The construction of the frame is solid and masculine, while the bike remains stable even when it is heavier.
The integration of the Bafang motor and the powerful 15 amp hour battery enable a good balance between weight and performance. Although the bike is not lightweight, it still offers an excellent range of up to 120-150km depending on factors such as weight, wind and gradients.
The GCB-1's features include ergonomic handles, hydraulic brakes, a Shimano Altus 9-speed gear system and good suspension. It also has a luggage rack and adjustable stem to further increase riding comfort.
This e-bike is suitable for both everyday rides and longer tours and allows you to travel light and carefree. The solid construction and well-thought-out design ensure that the Grundig GCB-1 is a reliable companion on all your trips.
Battery life and charging process
The Grundig GCB-1 is an amazing e-bike equipped with a powerful Bafang motor and a high capacity 15 amp hour battery. The battery life is impressive, and in some cases it can last up to 120 km, depending on factors such as the rider's body weight, road conditions and the weather.
The e-bike offers the option of charging the battery either directly on the frame or externally. This allows for flexibility depending on where you are and whether you want to charge the battery in the office or in the garage.
The GCB-1 features a Shimano Altus 9-speed gear system that offers enough gear range for different conditions. This also includes a hydraulic Tektro brake on the front and rear wheels as well as a luggage rack.
When it comes to suspension, the e-bike scores points both at the front and at the rear. There is an adjustable suspension at the front for more comfort, while at the back there is a simple butt suspension. This combination enables a comfortable driving experience with sufficient suspension.
To adapt to different driving styles, the Bafang controller offers five speed levels and a traction assistance mode. This mode pushes the bike uphill at a speed of 5 km/h, which is particularly useful if you want to push the e-bike.
The Grundig GCB-1 comes in a stylish black color and features high-quality workmanship and ergonomic handles that increase comfort while driving. Despite its massive build and the fact that it is an e-bike, the GCB-1 is easy to handle and offers excellent handling on the road. This makes the Grundig GCB-1 a recommended e-bike for anyone looking for performance, comfort and long battery life.
Chassis and tires
The Grundig GCB-1 is an impressive e-bike that is suitable for both everyday use and leisure activities. It has a solid frame and an attractive design that is suitable for many people between 1.60 m and 2 m tall.
The e-bike has a Bafang motor and a powerful battery with 15 amp hours. With 28 inch tires it is ideal for all types of North Sea coasts. The Schwalbe tires are generously sized and even have an integrated reflective strip.
The chassis offers a combination of comfort and sportiness. It has front suspension and rear butt suspension, which provides a comfortable ride. The ergonomic handle and adjustable stem also contribute to the comfort of the e-bike by allowing you to adjust the handlebars to the desired height.
In terms of gearing, the Grundig GCB-1 uses a Shimano Altus 9-speed gearing that is well suited to a variety of routes. The e-bike is also equipped with Tektro hydraulic brakes, which ensure efficient and reliable deceleration at the front and rear.
Another useful feature of the GCB-1 is the drive mode, which allows the e-bike to be pushed at a speed of 5 km/h when required. With the easy-to-use Bafang controller, users can easily select speed levels or turn the lights on and off.
The e-bike also has a good battery life - the battery lasted for a ride of 120 km. Depending on the rider's weight and road conditions, it can even reach up to 150 km. The battery can be charged either on the bike or externally, which is convenient for commuters.
Overall, the Grundig GCB-1 offers a combination of comfort, performance and design that makes it an excellent choice for e-bike enthusiasts. With its useful features and attractive appearance, it is an asset to anyone looking for a high-quality e-bike.
The Grundig GCB-1 is an electric bike that is suitable for a wide range of people who are between 1.60 m and 1.90 m tall. The bike has a Bafang motor and a powerful battery with a capacity of 15 amp hours. The GCB-1 has a frame height of approximately 520 mm and is available in black.
The bike is roadworthy as it has front and rear lighting, cat eyes on the pedals and a bell. Although the cat's eyes are missing from the rims, they can be easily retrofitted. The Bafang controller is located on the handlebars and allows you to adjust the speed and control the lighting.
Comfort and adaptability are the focus of the GCB-1. It has ergonomic handles to avoid discomfort on the palms of the hands and adjustable stems so that you can assume a comfortable sitting position. It has a Shimano Altus 9-speed gears and good hydraulic brakes from Tektro.
The luggage rack makes it easy to transport equipment or purchases. The front suspension fork and rear suspension ensure a comfortable riding experience. Interestingly, you can also deactivate the front part of the suspension if necessary.
The battery of the Grundig GCB-1 can be charged either directly on the frame or remotely. This is practical if you want to recharge the battery during working hours. If you ride about 200-250km in varying conditions, the battery will last about 120km, while with lighter riders and less headwind it might last more than 150km.