• Super-stable and rigid frame for optimal handling characteristics
  • High-grade Shimano disc brakes for optimal braking performance
  • Low maintenance thanks to the use of Nexus 8 and a belt drive
  • Motor and battery integration to the point that you almost forget it’s an e-bike

Discover the Ultimate C8+ HMB Belt

The Ultimate C8 HMB Belt not only has a sporty look, but it is also comfortable to ride. Characterised by its innovative and dynamic design, the Ultimate is a feast for the eyes. The Ultimate C8 HMB Belt is delightfully stable on the road thanks to a low centre of gravity and the stiffness of the frame.

Available in 2 color(s)

Our powerful battery provides excellent range

Platinum
145 km
500 Wh
13,8 Ah
145 km
85 km
65 km
55 km
Price: This is included in the MSRP

Bosch Active Line Plus 3.0 (50Nm)

The Bosch Active Line Plus gives natural and silent assistance. With a torque of 50 Nm you can handle practically any terrain. Whether flat or hilly, with this motor you arrive comfortably at your destination.

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    Frequently asked questions about the Ultimate C8+ HMB Belt

    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 Ultimate C8+ HMB Belt

    Highlights

    • Gear system description 8-speed Shimano Nexus
    • Engine model Bosch Active Line Plus 3.0 (50Nm)
    • Brake system hydraulic brakes, 2 piston
    • Model Ultimate
    • Colorname champion red, orion blue
    • Fork suspension type internal to headset

    General

    • Model Ultimate
    • Weight in Lb. 53.8
    • Colorname champion red, orion blue
    • Segment Electric bicycles
    • Sitting position Active

    Frame & Fork

      Frame

    • Frame shape High-step, low-step
    • Size 46, 49, 53, 57, 61, 65
    • Frame description Stable aluminium frame with 70,5° headset angle and 71,5° saddle tube angle for sporty cycling characteristics. Battery, motor and cables harmoniously integrated into the frame. High-quality finish with attention to detail.
    • Frame material Aluminium

      Fork

    • Fork material Aluminium
    • Fork suspension type internal to headset
    • Travel Fork 40 mm

    Wheels & Tires

      Wheels

    • Wheelsize 28"
    • Rims Ryde Dutch

      Tires

    • Tires Schwalbe Energizer Plus
    • Tire color black

    Handlebar & Seat

      Handlebar

    • Handlebar description Aluminium, slightly curved model
    • Adjustable stem Yes
    • Grip type Gazelle Aero leather
    • Grips Luxury leather handlebar grips for a sophisticated feel and extra comfort

      Saddle

    • Saddle Selle Royal Essenza Plus

    E-bike technology

      Engine

    • Ebike system short description Bosch
    • Engine location mid-drive motor
    • Torque 50
    • Engine model Bosch Active Line Plus 3.0 (50Nm)
    • Ebike sensors rotation sensor, speed sensor, pedal force sensor

      Battery

    • Battery type Li-ion
    • Battery position Integrated into frame
    • Battery replaceable Yes
    • Battery system Bosch

      Display

    • Amount of support levels 4
    • Display control unit Yes
    • Walk assist Yes
    • Display Model Bosch Intuvia LCD center
    • Display detachable Yes

    Service

      Garantie

    • Warranty frame 10 years’ guarantee
    • Warranty fork 5 years’ guarantee
    • Warranty paint 5 years’ guarantee
    • Warranty other parts 2 years’ guarantee
    • Warranty battery 2 years’ guarantee
    • Warranty motor 2 years’ guarantee
    • Warranty diplay 2 years’ guarantee

    Other

      Lock

    • Lock description Ring lock with an option for a plug-in cable to attach your bike to a fixed object for extra protection against theft
    • Lock safety level ART ** certified
    • Lock Type Axa Block XXL

      Other

    • Chaincase description Aluminum
    • Kickstand type drop-down rear stand
    • Chaincase type Chain guard

      Carrier

    • Rear carrier description Gazelle commuter, aluminium

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