Gazelle Bikes, the Netherlands-based bike manufacturer, introduced the Eclipse eBike in the U.S. 

Gazelle’s history is very much the history of the bicycle as urban transportation. The company’s original Dutch-style comfort bike won over cyclists in the Netherlands over 130 years ago. Leveraging its iconic history, the Eclipse is Gazelle’s first low-step, Class 3 eBike paired with the largest, integrated 750W battery—”the first and only eBike company in the U.S. to introduce a Class 3 eBike featuring Bosch’s Smart System,” said the company.

The Eclipse also offers a twin downtube design for stability at speed and a comfortable riding position. Other key features include:

  • Bosch’s latest Performance Line Speed Motor with the Smart System (85 Nm of torque), paired with a high-capacity battery (750 Wh),
  • Step-through design, making it accessible to a wide range of users,
  • Auto-mode function, taking the rider’s effort input and automatically setting the appropriate motor support mode depending on the conditions, optimizing battery efficiency,
  • Extra wide tires (60mm) paired with the Suntour Mobie 45 fork absorb shock, making paved roads smoother and increasing off-pavement capability,
  • Fully adjustable stem with an integrated, adjustable full-color Bosch Kiox 300 display, a MIK-compatible integrated rear rack with high load capacity, paired with integrated front and rear lights, and
  • A redesigned charge port that is centered and elevated for convenient charging with a protective hard plastic cover to guard against damage is also needed. The battery features an integrated handle design for more secure and easy off-bike transport and charging.

Gazelle uses Bosch’s UL 2840-compliant and certified e-bike Smart System in its entire product line and is the first and only major brand in North America to use the latest Bosch Smart System on a Class 3 bike. The Smart System allows all components of the Eclipse to be networked for individualized riding. Features include connectivity with smartphones through the e-bike Flow app that enables the Eclipse to remain continually up-to-date, fitness tracking, GPS tracking, and compatibility with additional theft protection services.

Through authorized U.S/ retailers, the Eclipse is offered in two models: Eclipse T11+ HMB and Eclipse C380+ HMB. The difference between the models is in the drivetrain:

  • The Eclipse T11+ HMB is equipped with a Shimano Deore XT derailleur gear with up to eleven gears, and available in a low-step version in two colors: anthracite grey matte and thyme green matte, and a high-step version in anthracite grey matte.
  • The Eclipse C380+ HMB features an Enviolo CVT gear hub, allowing users to change gears continuously without taking a break and offers a quiet Gates belt drive, reducing maintenance. The Eclipse comes in a low-step version in orange matte and anthracite grey matte and a high-step version in anthracite grey matte.

Images courtesy Gazelle Bikes