Gears are an essential part of the e-bike. In addition to the pedal assistance, the gear levels are indispensable for creating a fully personalized riding experience. Keola builds e-bikes with a range of possible gear systems, including:
Shimano Derailleur system
Shimano Nexus system (3, 7 of 8)
NuVinci 330/380 system - stepless shifting
Sturmey Archer system
Shimano Nexus system
The 7 or 8 gear systems are more than sufficient when the e-bike is used for riding in the city or to work. Keola e-bikes are equipped with the Shimano Nexus 7 or 8 gear system. When riding away the user can utilize the lightweight gears and subsequently shift to heavier gears.
Keola e-bikes are standardly delivered with closed hub, so that the e-bike remains in good condition and little maintenance is necessary. Shimano Nexus stands for quality and that is noticeable for the user. One disadvantage of the Shimano system, is that the user cannot keep pedaling during shifting. For cyclists who would like to pedal and shift simultaneously, we have the NuVinci system.