Kalkhoff Electric Bike Sizing
Kalkhoff Sahel Impulse 8
The Kalkhoff Sahel Impulse 8 2015, with an impressive range of up to 86 miles, will enable you to ride, stress-free, practically forever. This bike comes with the Impulse 2.0’s noteworthy shift-sensing technology and a compact LCD display.
The Kalkhoff Sahel Impulse 8, with an impressive range of up to 86 miles, will enable you to ride, stress-free, practically forever. This bike comes with the Impulse 2.0’s noteworthy shift-sensing technology and a compact LCD display. The Sahel is lightweight, sporty, and powerful. For the rider looking to enjoy exceptionally long, peaceful, worry-free rides without the thought of stopping, this bike is just the bike for you.
Brakes: The Kalkhoff Sahel comes equipped with high-quality Magura HS11 hydraulic rim brakes. In addition to providing very dependable stopping power, these brakes are low-maintenance, and easy to control. The ideal weight distribution of the Kalkhoff Impulse center motor makes the bike particularly easy to ride. No matter how hard you ride stopping should be no concern.
Frame: The Sahel Impulse’s aluminum alloy frame has a unique and stylish step-through deep wave frame design. The Sahel’s battery and motor are centrally mounted and carefully integrated into the frame. The center mounted battery makes for great center of gravity and a well balanced distribution of the riders weight.
Drivetrain: The rear wheel is laced with an 8 speed Shimano Nexus internally geared hub with a Shimano hub dynamo in the front and a Shimano Nexus Revo twist shifter located on right grip. The Sahel’s shift-sensing technology provides quick and smooth gear-shifting; noticeably similar to a “normal” non-assisted bike.
Top Speed: Like most electric bikes sold in the United States, the Kalkhoff Sahel has a top speed of 20 mph in keeping with the guidelines of federal law.
Sizing Options: The Sahel Impulse comes in three frame sizes in both a standard diamond frame and a deep wave frame. The Sahel Impulse diamond frame sizes; Medium (50cm), Large (55cm), and X-Large (60cm). The Sahel Impulse deep wave frame sizes; Small (46cm), Medium (50cm), and Large (55cm). If you’re unsure of which size would be best for you, please contact us so that we can assist you in finding the correct fit.
Tires: The power from the Sahel Impulse 8 meets the ground with its fast and lightweight Schwalbe Marathon 28” (or 26”) tires with low rolling resistance. These tires are optimal for paved surfaces and mild trails.
Color: The Sahel Impulse 8 is available in one standard color; Diamond Black/Granite Grey.
Warranty: Kalkhoff offers a two year warranty.
Accessories: The Kalkhoff Sahel Impulse comes with front and rear fenders, front and rear lights, a rear carrying rack, a chainguard and a kickstand. The Sahel’s front and rear LED lights are dynamo powered, which means these lights still have power even with the system is off. Our team has a lot of experience outfitting bikes with additional accessories, so be sure to reach out to us if there’s anything you may need.
Commuter & Urban
Impulse light Li-Ion 36 V 11.6 Ah
Impulse 2.0 250W motor with shift-sensor technology
Shimano Nexus 8 speed
Magura HS 11 hydraulic rim brake
Up to 87 miles
Schwalbe Energizer Lite
Pedal Assist, Throttle
Two year warranty
Kalkhoff Electric Bike Sizing
Kalkhoff Sahel Impulse 8 Electric Bike
Battery: The Kalkhoff Sahel comes standard with a long lasting, 36V 11.6Ah (418Wh) removable Impulse light Lithium-Ion battery. This battery is centrally positioned on the frame which helps the bike maintain a low center of gravity while reducing the effect of additional weight on the bike’s handling. This battery charges from empty to full in 4 hours.
Motor: The Sahel utilizes the Impulse 2.0 Pedelec mid drive motor delivering up to 70Nm of torque; a mechanical advantage for climbing. The 250w Impulse 2.0 Pedelec motors are fitted with shift-sensing technology which allows the motor to seamlessly adjusts to your abilities. These high-torque motors are extremely responsive, quiet and excellent for climbing hills.
Riding Modes: The Sahel features several levels of torque-sensing pedal assist, which can easily be changed while you’re riding. The Sahel can also be ridden like a regular, non-assisted bicycle by normal pedaling.
Display: The Kalkhoff Impulse 2.0 display has a backlit thumb controller for optimal night operation allowing you to thumb through the display of your speed, trip distance, battery level, and odometer. It’s positioned on the faceplate of the stem which offers excellent visibility. To change motor settings while riding, simply push the large, glove friendly keys on the handlebar control pad. This ensures safety and stability, while still allowing you to control the motor for optimal performance.
Range: The Sahel utilizes Impulse’s efficient 418Wh battery with a range of up to 86 miles on the lowest level of assist under optimal riding conditions. Range will always vary depending on use of drive mode, how much you pedal, the type of terrain, and the rider’s weight.