Oxygen Emate City

At £1,089 from The Electric Motor Shop, this bike looks impressive.  Will take a heavy rider (20stones).Certainly worth researching. Here is the description and specs given on The Electric Motor Shop’s website:

The best thing when a bicycle goes electric is the thrill of riding it as the experience would be completely different after having to ride the bike manually all these years. Oxygen E-mate City is a popular name in the electric bike section and comes in various price ranges. Oxygen Emate City – 37V 15.5Ah uses a 37V 15.5Ah battery of Lithium and ranges up to 70 miles. It has lighting system fully LED and along with Bengal disk brakes, and and Suntour suspension forks and very comfortable Velo Plush saddle. With cool designs and its availability in various colors makes it an attractive proposition.

The motors used are very advanced and use a permanent magnet brushless construction along with a gear-reducer system. The brushless design ensures higher efficiency and low maintenance along with being water-proof and light weight. The lithium polymer battery present in Oxygen Emate City – 37V 15.5Ah is very well designed to be light weight and has very high power density which allows the use of around 900 cycles. The alloy wheels, disc brakes and heavy duty carriers in the rear make it a perfect vehicle for riding.

The OXY drive LCD screen acts as an interface to display the various functions performed in the cycle like the average speed and the battery usage. For providing better riding experience the various angles and positions have been taken into considerations following the principles of ergonomics. The frame of the cycle allows three types of riding positions and is certain to prevent back pain in riders. Cycling is considered the best exercise for the body and these electric bikes will go a long way in providing optimum exercise to the riders who prefer taking a break while cycling.


Size 19″ (48 cm)
Frame Alloy 6061 T4 & T4 treated
Front Suspension SR Suntour Nex V2 with disc brake adaptor, adjustable with 63mm travel
Rear Rack Massload disc super carrier, heavy duty 25kgs
Electric Drive
Motor 8FUN Suzhou Bafang Brushless Geared, 36V 250W
Battery Lithium Polymer 37V 15Ah (555 Watts hours) with o2 micro chip bms
Controller Oxygen 36V 15A, intelligent controller with Controlled Power Flow
Throttle Wuxing – twist and go
Pedal Assist 5 power modes + throttle, power on/off, lights on/off LCD panel
Charger Modiary intelligent 42V 2A CE compliant
Range Assisted up to 70 miles with Pedal Assist, Throttle only 35 miles, Combined 47 miles
Maximum Speed 15.5mph or 25km/h
Maximum Power 576W (peak only during climibing or start) 489W incl efficency @ 85%
Weight Bike excluding the battery 19.7 kg, incl 13Ah battery 23.4kg
Max Payload 130kg (20.5 stones) Rider, 15kg luggage
Rims Oxygen double walled
Spokes 13G Stainless Steel spokes
Hubs Joytech Disc 36 holes with Quick Release
Tires Kenda City 26*1.95”
Shifter Shimano Tournay 7 speeds with Shimano Index System
Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
Chain Shimano UG51
Crank Prowheel with CNC machined chainguard 52T
Freewheel Shimano 7 speeds 14-28T
Pedals VP Platforms with reflectors
Saddle Velo Plush
Seat Post Suspension alloy 27.2mm
Handlebars A-one oversize 31.8mm superwide 650mm
Stem Ahead Promax adjustable 110mm, 31.8mm oversize
Headset Neco – frame integrated ahead with sealed cartdrige bearings
Brakes Front & Rear- Bengal Performance MB700 with 160mm rotor,
Lighting Full LED lighting powered from the main battery with handlebar switch

Review from 50cycles:

“Thank you so much for the bike it’s AMAZING, I totally love it. It is a great bike really lovely to ride and as you said perfect for the Worthy Farm terrain.”
Lucy, Green Initiatives Coordinator at the Glastonbury Festival

The Oxygen E-mate City combines all the necessary features of the city bike such as comfort, safety, reliability and swift movement. This is perfect choice for those who want to feel the freedom of cycling with less (or even none) of the effort. The 2012 Oxygen comes with a new lightweight Lithium polymer battery pack that boasts an enormous 37V 15Ah capacity, LCD display unit, new Oxydrive motor and 7-speed Shimano gears. Suitable for most riders between 5’7″ and 6’4″ (167cm – 195cm) in height.

:: 2012 Oxygen Emate Ride report
On first appearances it’s much the same as the 2011 version with the same trademark frame shape, mudguards, handlebars, etc but on closer inspection the motor is larger than on the previous model and branded ‘Oxydrive’, which is the stronger motor Oxygen are also using in their kits. I believe it’s rated at 350W but limited in the UK down to 250W, but able to peak much higher for pulling away and hill-climbing. How high is given away by the new LCD display on the handlebars which showed peaks up to about 568 Watts, which is a useful amount of power on an ebike.

The throttle works as expected but the pedelec system feels much improved – smoother and more positive, perhaps something to do with having more power available. The level of power assistance can be adjusted between 4 levels – eco, normal, speed and power. The gear shifter is now a twist-grip rather than a fiddly trigger operated one that used to sit next to the throttle.

I found the ride quality was excellent, somehow improving on the original. For example, I was able to ride for hundreds of yards with my hands off the handlebars as the bike was stable. I don’t know how he’s designed that into it, but it was notable.

All in all, I can happily recommend the new version. Improved power, performance and ride quality.

Tim, 50cycles, after several long wintery test rides around Richmond Park and on the seafront between Rottingdean and Hove (and back)


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