• Wide, low step-through frame to (patented) seat comfort
  • Everything under control with ergonomic handles and pedals
  • Highly adjustable brakes with soft-touch handgrips
  • Seat height and distance from saddle to handlebar individually adjustable

Discover the Balance C7 HFP

The task for the engineers at Gazelle was: design a bike you can easily get on and off anywhere. And always with both feet on the ground. The result is the patented design of the Balance. A front wheel motor provides invisible assistance and ensures directional stability. Electric bikes don’t come any safer.

Our powerful battery provides excellent range

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
238 Wh 317 Wh 396 Wh 486 Wh
65 km 80 km 110 km 120 km
6,6 Ah 8,8 Ah 11 Ah 13,5 Ah
35-65 km 50-80 km 65-110 km 70-120 km
25-45 km 35-60 km 45-80 km 55-95 km
20-35 km 30-50 km 40-65 km 45-70 km
Price: This is included in the MSRP £80.00 £170.00 £250.00

Panasonic front-wheel motor

Gazelle has a Panasonic found a proven partner. The Panasonic front-wheel motor is shaped compact that the Gazelle Hybrid models with Panasonic front-wheel motor looks like a normal bike. By a Gazelle e-bike with front-wheel Panasonic motor you can choose from four different batteries: bronze, silver, gold and platinum.

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More than 125 year of Innovation

Royal Dutch Gazelle has been making quality bikes for more than 125 years. We do this with a focus on innovation and full of passion.

Read about the history of Gazelle

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Frequently asked questions about the Balance C7 HFP

How does an electric bike work?

An electric system consists of a number of main components:

  • The battery: integrated into the luggage carrier or located behind the seat tube (depending on the model);
  • The motor: built into the frame at the bottom bracket or in the front wheel;
  • The display: fitted on the handlebar;
  • Sensors: every electric system has a speed sensor, which as its name suggests, measures how fast the bike is being ridden. In addition, riding behaviour is determined by a rotation sensor or a pedal force sensor depending on the model. The Impulse system in addition has a fourth sensor, namely the shift sensor. This sensor cuts out assistance for a quarter of a second while you are shifting which enables you to keep on pedalling while shifting.

Together the sensors determine the amount assistance provided by the motor based on your assistance level setting and the pedal force you are applying. You set the assistance level yourself using the handlebar grip control.

How does an electric bike work?

Which factors affect range?

Range is dependent on various factors. Thus, the speed at which you ride the bike will have a major impact. See below for the average range at various speeds. In addition to speed, there are order external factors that affect the range. The range advertised in our brochures and manuals is based on averages. Thus, it is assumed that the average rider weighs 70 kg, cycles on relatively flat terrain and shifts gears actively. Below you will find that leading factors that affect range:

  • Weight. The total weight of the bike, the rider and load will affect the range. 
  • Gear-shifting behaviour. Actively shifting gears increases the range. Just like a car, when setting off from a standstill, you should start in the lowest gear. Never start in the highest gear; this will adversely affect your range. 
  • Type of sensor. E-bikes are fitted with a pedal force sensor or a rotation sensor. A pedal force sensor amplifies your own effort whereas a rotation sensor only provides assistance while pedalling. Put another way, the rider will always get maximum assistance with a rotation sensor, which results in less range. 
  • Type of read surface. The surface over which you are cycling has a substantial effect on your range. Thus, cycling along an unpaved road surface will reduce your range. 
  • The weather. Cycling with a tailwind or into a headwind will increase or reduce your range. Temperature will also affect it. Thus, at extremely low temperatures (< o degrees) the battery is able to store less energy, which reduces the distance you can cycle. 
  • Hilly terrain You can cycle further on flat terrain than in the hills. The magnitude of the impact will also depend on the type of electric system. Thus, a mid-mounted motor is better suited to hills due to the motor’s thermal stability.
  • Tyre pressure 

In view of the fact that you will probably experience a number of the abovementioned factors, here are a number of examples of the magnitude of their impact;

  • If you are cycling on good tarmac in a hilly area and you weigh 95 kg, then you may well find your range reduced by up to 20% compared to what is shown for the average range. 
  • If you are cycling into a strong headwind, it can make a difference in range of up to 40%. 
  • If you are cycling along an unpaved road, it will make cut your range by around 30% compared to cycling on tarmac.

Specifications of Balance C7 HFP


  • Gear system description 7-speed Shimano Nexus
  • Engine model Panasonic (30Nm)
  • Brake system rollerbrakes
  • Name Balance
  • Colorname panther black
  • Fork suspension type unsprung


  • Name Balance
  • Weight in kg. 24.9 kgs
  • Colorname panther black
  • Segment Electric bicycles
  • Sitting position Upright
  • Rear light description LED battery supply, on/off switching via e-bike system

Frame & Fork


  • Frame shape low-step
  • Size 46
  • Frame description Special frame with a very low and spacious step-through. Providing the saddle height is right, the rider’s feet can always touch the ground properly, thanks to the unique geometry.
  • Frame material Aluminium


  • Fork material Chrome-molybdenum
  • Fork suspension type unsprung

Wheels & Tires


  • Wheelsize 24"
  • Rims Gazelle Balance


  • Tires Schwalbe Marathon

Handlebar & Seat


  • Handlebar description Aluminium look, comfort curved model
  • Adjustable stem Yes
  • Grip type Ergon GP1-L, ergonomic
  • Grips Ergon GP1-L, ergonomic


  • Saddle Selle Royal Gipsy

E-bike technology


  • Ebike system short description Panasonic
  • Engine location front wheel motor
  • Max Speed (km/h) 25 km/h
  • Torque 30
  • Engine model Panasonic (30Nm)
  • Ebike sensors rotation sensor


  • Battery type Li-ion
  • Battery position Integrated into carrier
  • Battery replaceable Yes
  • Battery system Panasonic


  • Amount of support levels 3
  • Display control unit Yes
  • Walk assist Yes
  • Display Model Panasonic LCD center



  • Lock description ART ** certified
  • Lock Type Trelock RS451


  • Chaincase description Plastic
  • Kickstand type side stand


  • Rear carrier description Aluminum

Enjoy the ride

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