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Wisper 705 SE 375Wh–Step Through Electric Bike

   Words by scotbAdmin

   on 09/10/2018 13:13:01

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Who is Wisper?

Wisper Bikes have been at the fore front of the UK electric bike market over the last 12 years and were founding members of the British Electric Bike Association as well as sitting on eBike committee of the Bicycles Association of Great Britain; showing the brand commitment to developing and pushing boundaries of the eBike market.

Wisper’s latest eBike range has something for everyone especially at those looking for unravelled value for money. Whether you’re looking to commute to work, ride around town or simply get fit; Wisper will have a bike for you.

About the Bike.

The 705 SE is Wispers Step through model available here at Scotby Cycles. Designed to be used by both male and female thanks to its excellent range of adjustability and multi-fit fit stem, perfect for pottering around town, shopping or riding from village to village.

The frame is constructed in 6061 Aluminium and is available in 3 matt finish colours, Black, Red and Blue. All come with full length mudguards meaning you’ll always be protected from that dreaded wet bum.

The SE model

The bikes in the SE range utilise a market leading cadence sensor that provides responsive application of power on hills using 12 magnets (compared to the industry standard of 6). Cadence sensors switch the power on when pedals are turned forward and off when pedalling stops. The SE comes with 5 levels of power assistance enabling riders to increase or decrease assistance, depending on the incline of the road or weight of the load on the bike.

All of Wisper's bikes are fitted with a twist throttle that is limited to a 4mph walk assist mode whilst the bike is not being pedalled. However, as soon as you start to turn the pedals forward the throttle becomes active, by twisting the throttle you can achieve up to 15.5mph without the need to increase pedal effort additionally the Wisper high efficiency 250w high torque brushless motor is smooth, quiet and works in harmony with the cadence sensor to deliver a responsive, natural riding experience.

The 375Wh model reviewed here boasts a 35 mile range on full power over a varying terrain with the ability to edge the odometer towards 45 miles if assist levels are managed.

375Wh - 35mls - £1249

575Wh - 55mls - £1399

700Wh - 70mls - £1549

Photo 09-10-2018, 09 31 44Photo 09-10-2018, 09 33 44The battery is located on the preparatory rack over the rear wheel and is lockable as well as removable for easy storage or for charging off the bike. The rack also has a 25kg capacity and is compatible with most pannier manufactures, you can check out our Ortlieb range here. Mounted on the front of the fork and the rear pannier rack are front and rear LED lights to improve low light visibility and are controlled via the LCD display also used to control the electrics.

To keep your speed under control Wisper now Tektro Hydralic disc brakes however there can be previous model with mechanical disk brakes for £1150. What good is a multi-use electric bike if your tyres can’t withstand the use. That’s why the full Wisper Urban range use Kenda Puncture resistant tyres, just so you know your never going to puncture.

Summary

The Wisper 705 SE 375Wh offers by far one the best value for money eBike packages on the market, it’s a elegantly simple and easy to use whilst the impressively low step-through design makes getting on and off easy; something we have found particularly helpful to a number of customers and is something that you don’t always find with electric bikes.

The 35-mile range is perfectly adequate for most situation but there are bigger battery sizes available, something we can again advise and discuss.

If you are interested in getting an eBike, want to know more or fancy a spin on our test bikes feel free to contact us on:

01228 546931

support@scotbycycles.co.uk

 

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