Amsterdam-based Roetz makes circular e-bikes. Welcome the Roetz Vigour+, Road+ and Tour+. Three single-speed e-bikes with the all-in-one motor hub integrated into the rear wheel.
Who is Roetz?
Roetz is an Amsterdam-based company that sees itself as a social enterprise. Started in 2011 to design one day a 100% circular bicycle. About 1 million bicycles a year, only in the Netherlands, are discarded and left for waste. Even if many parts are still fine. Not only design and produce circular bicycles, but Roetz is also a social bicycle factory. People with talent but in vulnerable positions are trained to become bicycle mechanics and build beautiful circular bicycles.
Roetz circular e-bikes Vigour+, Road+ and Tour+
With the three e-bikes, Roetz has an interesting portfolio. The Vigour+, Road+ and Tour+ are unique and similar at the same time. The e-bikes are available in men, women and non-electric versions. All with a retro design, 28-inch wheels, 3 modes: Eco, Custom, Turbo and all under 3000 euros.
If we zoom in on the specs of the models, there are some differences that support the several prices.
Let’s start with the Vigour+. This “speed” bike has a more sporty posture position, where the rider is bent slightly forward during cycling. The Vigour+ has a 30 – 50km (eco) reach, integrated motor and battery in the rear wheel. The motor is from Zehus and has a power of 250W and torque of 40 Nm. The integrated battery has 173Wh, including a KERS system. KERS stands for Kinetic Energy Recovery System and has been used in Formula 1 cars for several years. The battery is not detachable, so charging is only possible on the bike itself and takes up to 3 hours for a full battery. You can set up the Vigour+ e-bike with an app on your phone. Simply choose the different power modes with which you control the smart motor via Bluetooth.
The Road+ is the basic e-bike from Roetz. Schwalbe Spicer tires, the earlier mentioned Zehus motor with an integrated battery, are part of this model. The Zehus remote control is optional. If you like to add a front and rear carrier, you can do so in the configuration tool.
The Tour+ is a performance bike. The strong Pendix mid-motor gives the e-bike power, and the removable battery ensures a high range. The Tour+ has an optimal range of 70KM and is equipped with 7 gears as standard.
Prizes and availability Roetz e-bikes
The availability of bikes is a challenge these days. The lack of components makes it difficult for manufacturers to deliver a bike on time. Depending on the configuration you choose, lead time can add up to 12 weeks or more.
The Roetz Road+ with a starting price of €2299 euro, an entry-level e-bike from Roetz. When you choose the Vigour+ the starting price is €2599 euro. The top-of-the-line model is the Roetz Tour+ with a starting price of €2799 euro. Hop over to roetz-bikes.com and learn more about these three Roetz circular e-bikes.