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Upway reconditions for you the Gitane VAE. Born in the 1920's, the Gitane brand is deeply linked to the French cycling universe, since it usually sponsors professional riders, especially for the Tour de France. However, this century-old manufacturer has managed to modernize and dust off its image year after year.
Gitane symbolizes the French bicycle. The manufacturer offers a very wide choice of electric bikes. Of good quality, they are well equipped, very easy to handle and have a neat design that will seduce you. They symbolize freedom: enough to give you wings!
What is a Gitane electric bike?
A Gitane electric bike is an ecological and economical way to get around. This two-wheeler, powered by an electric motor and battery, enables you to reach speeds of up to 25 km/h with little effort. Once you've reached this speed, the motorization switches off automatically. These electrically-assisted bicycles (EABs) are easy to use, offer good riding comfort and ideal performance for your daily commute. It simply recharge by plugging into the mains, in just a few hours. Battery autonomy depends on the model, and can extend to over 100 km!
What are the characteristics of a Gitane electric bicycle?
Gitane electric bikes are characterized by the fact that they are assembled in France, in the Aube region, in the former Peugeot factory: the most important industrial site of the Cycleurope group. The French brand uses Shimano or E-Going motorizations.
Over the past few years, Gitane has specialized in the design of electric city and mountain bikes. Among its new models is the Gitane G-Life Compact 2: a compact electric bike with wide tires , which is easy to store thanks to its small dimensions and quick-release stem that rotates 90°. The French brand has also recently launched a tandem electric bike, the Gitane e-Verso E-Going Tandem. In the past, Gitane has also marketed several MTB electric as well as electric racing bikes, which can be found second-hand.
The Gitane electric bicycle, for which profile and which use?
Although Gitane is a well-known French brand in the world of professional cycling, Gitane's electric bikes are designed for all types of riders. They are particularly appealing to city dwellers looking for a mode of transportation that is easy to use and comfortable to ride. The manufacturer is known for the solidity of its products.
Electric bike Gitane woman
If you're looking for a Gitane electric bike electric bikeyou'll be spoilt for choice! Gitane offers a wide range of open-frame models, which are easier to ride when wearing a skirt or dress. This is the case for the G-Life, Organ'e-Bike, Organ'e-Central and e-Nomad ranges of EABs, as well as the Gitane e-City electric bikes. These bikes are designed for city or multi-purpose use (town and country).
Electric bike Gitane man
For a Gitane electric bike men'sthe choice is equally vast, since most bikes are actually mixed. An open-frame bike can be used by both men and women. This adaptation of the frame actually makes it easier to step over, which comes in handy if you're wearing a suit or tight pants. It's also a useful feature if you stop frequently, or if you want to attach a child seat to the luggage rack.
There are also several models of Gitane men's electric bikes, including the Gitane NoCar men's ebike, a high-performance electric mountain bike.
How to choose your Gitane electric bike
To choose your used Gitane electric bike, you must first choose the right frame size, but also a bike adapted to the use you want to make of it.
Gitane electric city bike
Gitane has completely renewed its range of electric city bikes in 2021, with the creation of new bike models. The Gitane G-Life range includes bikes from three different universes: Urban, Compact and XR.
This new range of electric city bikes has the particularity of being very integrated: integrated batteries, internal cable routing... There is even a visual absence of wire at the front light! Designed to be as aesthetic as practical, some of these bikes are also equipped with front and rear luggage racks and have the AVS system to easily adapt all the accessories of your choice. Their objectives: to be easy to use and pleasant to ride!
Among the Gitane electric city bikes reconditioned by Upway, you will find the Gitane ORGAN'e-Bike. An efficient entry-level EAB, very easy to use. Its 36V motor (e-going system) is integrated to the front wheel. It exists in several frame sizes, but also with different battery models, depending on the desired autonomy (up to 100 km on the largest).
The Gitane e-City Steps D8 electric bike is a high-end model with a 50 Nm Shimano E5000 motor, a 400 Wh or 500 Wh battery depending on the model, a 50 mm suspension fork and hydraulic disc brakes. This Gitane electric bike with pedal motor goes everywhere and has a very appreciable retro style!
Gitane electric mountain bike
Upway also reconditions electric mountain bikes for trekking. This range is ideal if you're planning to use your EAB for a bike ride around town, to get to work or to enjoy a nature outing.
Gitane has designed the Gitane Trekking e-Verso model: the electric VTC sporty VTC par excellence, equipped with an electric pedal assistance. It is available in a men's or mixed version of the Gitane electric bike. The brand has also designed limited editions of this model with the Gitane Trekking e-Verso Silex or Giga.
Upway also recommends the Gitane used electric bike G-Life XR 1.1. This Gitane electric mountain bike is powered by a Shimano Steps E6100 motor with a torque of 60 Nm and a battery autonomy available in 482 Wh or 603 Wh... that is to say up to 220 km with electric assistance!
Finally, for a used Gitane electric bike in sporty mode, the Gitane NoCar electric bike is ideal! This e-bike is appreciated for its performance, its autonomy reinforced with a Panasonic 12Ah battery, but also its sporty and elegant design.
MTB electric Gitane
While in recent years Gitane has focused its new electric bike models more on the city, the brand has also designed several MTB electric bikes in the past. Among them, the Gitane E-Kobalt+ Steps VTTAE. This all-terrain model has a 504 Wh battery and a Shimano Steps E7000 motor with 60 Nm of torque. Its powerful motorization allows it to face rough terrain without any problem, its robust Suntour XCR-34-Coil-Boost fork allows a smooth and precise ride.
There is also the MTB electric Gitane Titan 27.1, a semi-rigid all-terrain bike with great performance, designed specifically for difficult terrain. The power of its electric assistance is possible thanks to its E-Going Brushless motor located at the level of the rear wheel and its battery of 420 Wh. The autonomy of the battery makes it possible to carry out until approximately 60 km. Big positive point of this VTTAE: its weight of only 22,1 kg! Its hydraulic disc brakes allow you a safe braking in all circumstances.
Gitane electric racing bike
For an electric racing bike, Upway recommends the Gitane E-Rapid. This electric road bike features a Yamaha PWTE motor with 60 Nm torque and a 500 Wh battery. Braking is precise thanks to hydraulic disc brakes. The price of this electric bike is less than €3,000, an excellent value for money considering its many qualities! Designed to go fast and over long distances, it weighs in at 18.1 kg.
You will also find the Gitane E-Play racing bike: a Gitane electric bike with a Bosch Performance Line pedal motor, whose battery autonomy (400 Wh or 500 Wh) allows for 75 to 95 km. Designed for the road, it offers a very good riding comfort, a refined design and a silent electric assistance. What to please the cyclists who need a small help to go further!
How much does the Gitane electric bike cost?
The price of a Gitane electric bike starts at around 1,000€: these are quality EABs, suitable for all types of budgets. The most sophisticated bicycles exceed 3 000€, they are generally electric racing bikes, some MTB electric Gitane or the most performing electric VTC.
Find a cheap Gitane electric bike
If you're on a budget, there are several ways to buy a low-cost VAE. The first is to opt for a used used Gitane electric bikeby contacting a private individual or a store. But you can also choose a reconditioned ebike, through Upway for example.
All our bikes are carefully selected and then examined by our professional mechanics during aprecise inspection. All components that need to be changed are, so you get a used electric bike in as-new condition as possible. Reconditioning can reduce the price of your Gitane electric bike by 20 to 60%! It still comes with a one-year warranty on the battery, motor and electronics.
Finally, when buying your electric bike, don't forget to apply for government subsidies. There are a number of subsidies for which you may be eligible, and which are also available for some of our used Gitane electric bikes.
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