Cytronex C1 Electric Conversion Kit Review: Mary & Howard, Pontpool, 2 touring bike conversions
I must admit we were reluctant to admit that we were ready to go for motors, felt that we were giving in and that we should struggle on without them but the Cytronex is exactly what we need. We went out on them yesterday, took them for a 20 mile ride which has quite a few hills and were really pleased with them, because the assistance can be turned off when you don't need it we still felt like we'd had a good ride. We found little difference in riding our bikes without assistance and could easily pedal up the less severe hills as usual but with the boost button it was just less stress on our knees (and less puffing).
Cytronex C1 Electric Conversion Kit Review: Frank, Lancashire, 2x Hybrid Bikes
Just to let you know how much we are enjoying our C1 bike conversions. Our local hills which were beyond our capabilities previously are now chicken feed and yet we get a good workout also.
Cytronex C1 Electric Conversion Kit Review: Bob, Fleet, Specialized Roubaix
Brilliant sportive last Sunday. 88 miles with battery going blue on last hill. I obviously knew I had done a long ride but was much fresher than my younger mates - all over 60!
Cytronex C1 Electric Conversion Kit Review: Andrew, Colorado (USA)
You guys are terrific, and your system is the best. I admire what you have done and what you are doing. I will continue to support your project and hope that you become successful (financially) as a reward for the tremendous effort that you have put into this. Your product is superb.
Cytronex C1 Electric Conversion Kit Review: Paul, Sidmouth, Trek Domane
I recently bought the C1 kit ( August) and added it to my Trek Domane. Result- Excellent. Real surge of power when I need it, otherwise, I can ride happily as before without any added assistance. There are many steep hills in this area (Sidmouth) and I am particularly impressed by the amount of power, even on the lowest or green level, enabling me to climb the hills without difficulty. I tested an Orbea Gain which is a very good e bike but the Cytronex motor is stronger and my bike still lighter than the Gain. I hope I continue to have many relaxing rides on my revitalised Trek.
Cytronex C1 Electric Conversion Kit Review: Peter, Dartmoor, Quick 3 Disk
I live on the edge of both Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. Both with spectacular scenery but very hilly as a result. The Cytronex C1 bike has opened up a whole new vista of cycling possibilities. The system itself adds little weight to the bike (in my case a Cannondale Quick 3 disc) and the battery is cleverly disguised as a drinks bottle on the stem. Cycling up hills is now a joy and the 3 power levels are programmable using the Cytronex App on a PC (a stroke of genius) to suit your ability and the terrain. Operation is simplicity itself with one handlebar mounted button and the power ramps up smoothly with no unexpected acceleration. I completed an 80 km ride yesterday on Bodmin Moor, tackling some significant hills. The battery held up until I was about 500m from home! The electric motor is barely audible, even on full power and has a precision freewheel built in so that there is little or no resistance to overcome when cycling with the power off. The engineering behind this system is impressive and as a retired engineer myself I can find nothing to fault it.
Cytronex C1 Electric Conversion Kit Review: John & Rosemary, London, Bike Friday Silk's
Had a few shortish rides so far on the Silks and the C1 has performed exactly as expected. Hoping to do some longer ones soon to test range, but so far that has been very impressive.
Cytronex C1 Electric Conversion Kit Review: Peter, Marlow, electric drop bar road bike kit
A fantastic electric bike system!! This is the most natural of all the electric systems that I have tried; way better than mid-drive such as Bosch, Shimano or Yamaha. With Cytronex you get to pick your ideal bike and then electrify it; meaning that it’s under half the weight of the others. As someone who likes the natural feel and behaviour of a regular road bike but needs a bit of help up the inclines, this fully delivers! The quality of the components is excellent and it was straight forward to fit in about 40 minutes; the end result is a discrete and integral look that doesn’t spoil the lines of the bike. Support and customer service have been fantastic - highly recommended... so much so that I’m ordering a second kit for a another bike!!
Cytronex C1 Electric Conversion Kit Review: Rob, Leicester, Cannondale Hybrid Bike
With the Cytronex C1 Kit I turned my Cannondale hybrid bike into the perfect eBike - more than 10kgs lighter than my Bosch ebike, and it still rides and handles just like a non assisted bike. I have been very pleasantly surprised by the range provided by the battery, having last week completed a ride of around 56miles and 3500ft of ascent which only just over half the battery, and there is plenty of assistance provided from the motor even on the lowest setting. I am definitely a C1 convert and my Bosch bike is going up for sale!
C1 Electric Conversion Kit: Martin, Alton, Cannondale Quick Althea 2
I wanted to say thank you for your help and for such a great product. Michelle is just loving her ebike and cycling again. She is getting out so much more and always comes back with a huge smile. I had a sneaky go on Sunday and have to say it was just such fun going up the hills!
C1 Electric Conversion Kit: Monica, Winchester, Hybrid Bike
So instead of the normal trailing up hills a long way behind my mamil husband, unable to speak, I was able to keep up and talk to him while he was too out of breathe to reply. Result: and all on my own comfortable ebike hybrid. Even on hilly Purbeck my Cytronex kit managed 30 miles with still 25% battery life left. Fast charger next. Thank you the Cytronex team.
C1 Electric Conversion Kit: Andrew, Marden, Hybrid Bike
Having fun with the new C1 bicycle, building up distances and doing hills I had given up on, so feeling younger and enjoying the ride again rather than grinding through!
C1 Electric Conversion Kit: David & Miriam, Hook, Bobbin bikes
Hi everyone involved with the Cytronex C1. We purchased two bicycles from you over a month a go. Having lost our mojo for cycling over the past year we were feeling jaded from winter colds last weekend. It was about time we took the new bikes out after the awful wet weather. A sixteen mile round trip to Fleet seemed viable as we have completed it many times before even though it can be a drag with a few long slow hills and some fast traffic on the busy main road. Well wow is all I can say. They were a delight right from the outset. Intermittent low boost was all that was required on the whole journey. We couldn't stop smiling, it was like we had the lungs and legs of people twenty years younger. I am convinced my wife is now cycling faster uphill than she does downhill. We are both more evenly matched now and are able to cycle together rather than one trailing behind in a headwind/ hill. The other great advantage is that you can get a move on when there is traffic building up behind you. Cant wait for our next trip.
C1 Electric Conversion Kit: Trevor, Guildford, road bike
A beautiful well engineered bit of kit from a very professional outfit that transformed my bike. I'm in my late 60s and this really makes cycling a pleasure again. A few quick measurements and they make the kit to fit. It went on easily in a few hours and fitted exactly. I manage 33 miles before the battery need recharging and I now climb hills easily - even the North Downs on the Olympic route. Take a good bike, electrify it with the Cytronex kit and you'll be amazed at the difference.
C1 Electric Conversion Kit: Nick, Winchester, hybrid bike
Fantastic piece of kit. Just returned from 22 mile round trip (Winchester-Alresford and back) (intermittent use of power) and still have 50% of battery capacity. Has got me back on a bike and cycling which I loved after five cardiac ops, a femoral aneurysm in my right leg and a prostate op (call me lucky!). Very well designed and thought through equipment, and fantastic customer care at Winchester shop. Couldn't recommend more highly.
C1 Electric Conversion Kit: Thomas, Horsham, Hybrid Bike
The c1 is a great product which fills a massive gap in the e bike market. It's a viable everyday commuting machine for my 32 mile round trip to work. Looks good and I get to keep my comfy road bike setup. Sustainable transport that will keep you fit and make a long hilly commute more attractive on two wheels.
C1 Electric Conversion Kit: Steve, Cambridge, Drop Bar road bike
I do a two hour ride, have lunch, recharge the battery with the quick charger and cycle back. Great!
C1 Electric Conversion Kit: Hazel, Christchurch, Giant Liv Avail drop bar road bike
I am 65 years of age and beginning to worry about the routes we were taking when out cycling with my husband as my knees really didn't like some of the hills we were going up. Now with my own Liv Avail which I love, fitted with the C1 I have no fear where we go (I can get at least 35 sometimes even 40 miles depending how hilly the route is) and the enjoyment of cycling is very much back. The staff at Cytronex Winchester have been extremely friendly and helpful with any queries we have had and I am now looking to have a C1 fitted to a cross bike so I can join my husband on off road routes.
C1 Electric Conversion Kit: Daisy, Chandlers Ford, Bobbin Blackbird Urban Hybrid Bike
I had my first ride out yesterday and it was a dream! One touch of a button - and you simply sail up the hill! Now I can join in with my friends instead of sitting on the side lines. The design is fantastic. I cannot recommend this highly enough! Thank you so much. Daisy
C1 Electric Conversion Kit: Fanella, Romsey
We bought a Cytronex kit and bike at the same time so it came already installed. We are so very pleased with this product - as an engineer I really appreciate the thought that has gone into delivering something that not only works brilliantly, but combines elegant and ergonomic design with a very useable solution. We love that it doesn't look like an electric bike. There's something very satisfying about overtaking the Lycra clad cyclists when dressed in a business suit going up hill and no one knows you are getting an electric boost! It's made a big difference to our attitude to cycling and we now cycle to work almost every day. The only problem is that there are two of us and one Cytronex C1 so we will be getting a second one. I have to admit whilst considering a second one it seemed sensible to check out some other options as any electric solution is quite a lot of money. Last weekend I tried out some friends electric bikes on the hills in Cornwall and some were quite good but they were very expensive (three times the price in one case!) and I just didn't like the look of the bikes and the weight. The Cytronex felt like a more natural boost compared to the Bosch and the others. I've decided after all of this that I want a second Cytronex C1, my only decision now is whether to get a new bike too or put it on my old one.