Shimano Steps E6100
For nearly 100 years, Japanese Shimano has been the world’s largest manufacturer of bicycle equipment. It all started in 1921 with the freewheeling technique in 1921 and, over the past many decades, technological developments in the bicycle industry have taken a sprint. Throughout, Shimano has been one of the foremost sprinters in the field and, today, they deliver some of the world’s best bicycle motor systems.
You can have these at PF Mobility. We use the first-class motor system, Shimano Steps E6100, which gives you some of the best tailwind you can get on country roads. The powerful and lightweight motor located between the pedals ensures, with its built-in power sensor, the optimum transmission from the pedals to the wheels, so you get maximum distance and the most from your efforts. If you push the pedals only a little, you get the equivalent assistance, but the harder you push, the more the motor helps. The driving distance on a fully charged battery is up to 40-50 kilometres (on one-person bicycles) and in favourable weather and wind conditions often even longer. In fact, significantly longer when choosing a low level of assistance and by giving it a good push yourself!
The electrical assistance is intuitive and very easy to operate. On the handlebar, an LCD screen lets you constantly monitor the battery level, your current speed, the distance travelled, the level of assistance and much more.
Shimano Steps E6100 is your faithful support on all your tricycle trips. Pop into our Timring factory and try a tricycle. If this is not possible, then by all means contact us and let us tell you about the possibilities.
Please note that Shimano Steps is not an option on our Stabilo models.
Heinzmann Direct Power
As an alternative to the Shimano Steps central motor, we can also supply our tricycles with a powerful motor built into the front wheel. This motor system called Direct Power and which is manufactured by German Heinzmann comes into play in retrofits and where the user needs an alternative way to drive the tricycle forward. Thus, this motor works by a speed sensor at the pedal arm detecting that you pedal. If you do so, you can simultaneously operate the built-in throttle. The tricycle’s propulsion is then ensured by a combination of the speed sensor, throttle, selected level of assistance and the pushing of the pedals. An ideal system if your legs are not the strongest.
The Heinzmann motor system is virtually silently and, with its powerful performance, you are guaranteed countless experiences on your tricycle with the assurance that when you perform, you can also relax! As with the Shimano Steps motor, the Direct Power system allows you to choose which of three levels of assistance you currently want from the motor in each gear.
In both motor systems, the battery can be charged on the tricycle, but remember to charge the battery indoors at temperatures below 10°C. This ensures that you enjoy the longest battery life.
Please note that Direct Power is not available on our Duo models.