Gazelle is among the main gamers within the Dutch e-bike market, constructing snug metropolis bikes with electrical help. Now the corporate is including two new fashions to its Final line for the North American market, the Gazelle Final C8 and Final C380.

Gazelle’s bikes aren’t simply Dutch-style, they’re really Dutch bikes, as in they’re constructed within the firm’s manufacturing unit in Dieren, the Netherlands.

And with a 10-year body guarantee and a very good popularity for high quality, Gazelle has earned its street cred for constructing bomber electrical Dutch bikes, even when they arrive with costs pretty north of today’s leading budget brands.

Gazelle Final C8 electrical bike

The primary new mannequin launched by Gazelle to the North American market is the Final C8.

The bike incorporates a step-through Dutch-style body that gives a cushty, upright seating place. The fork has built-in headset suspension. Gazelle calls the bike “full-suspension,” although I’m unsure if the inclusion of seat publish suspension essentially fulfills that designation. Both manner, the hardtail body gained’t switch the whole lot of the street’s floor via the saddle and into the rider, because of that suspended seat publish.

gazelle ultimate c8

The Final C8 additionally marks Gazelle’s first belt drive providing on this market. The Final C8 incorporates a Gates belt drive system that feeds a Shimano Nexus 8-speed internally geared rear hub.

As Gazelle North America Basic Supervisor Ewoud van Leeuwen defined in a press release supplied to Electrek:

We’re thrilled to introduce our first belt drive fashions to the North American market; from the convenience of shifting to the low-maintenance advantages of this technique, we all know our prospects shall be delighted. Mixed with excellent function units on the award-winning Final body design, these bikes are distinctive additions to our lineup and set the stage to proceed constructing on our 2020 model and gross sales successes.

Powering that belt drive is a Bosch Energetic Line Plus mid-drive motor with 50 Nm of torque and a Bosch Powertube 500 Wh battery pack. As a Class 1 e-bike within the US, the Final C8 doesn’t function a throttle however can attain prime speeds of 20 mph (32 km/h) below pedal help. Increased speeds are doable, however require the rider to supply 100% of the trouble as soon as the motor cuts out at its velocity restrict.

Gazelle affords a most vary score of 70 miles (112 km) for the Final C8 in Eco mode, although says that Turbo mode is prone to provide nearer to 30 miles (48 km) of vary.