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VTC électrique - Electric mountain bikes : Women & Men

The electric mountain bike is ideal for use on both urban routes and on gentle country roads.

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2023 1ft70" - 1ft85" 2091mi

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-59%
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-38%
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2022 1ft65" - 1ft80" 1947mi

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-26%
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2021 1ft70" - 1ft85" 1230mi

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-48%
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2019 1ft75" - 1ft90" 8720mi

1,099.00 € 2,149.00 € neuf

What is a VTC?

VTC stands for Vélo Tout Chemin. This two-wheeler is the perfect blend of city bike and mountain bike. In most cases, electric VTCs are equipped with tires wheels that are thinner than those of a MTB but wider than those of a city bike, making them ideal for both urban and rural use. VTCs also often feature practical accessories, such as rear luggage racks and mudguards.

There are electric mountain bikes for men and women. These trekking bikes are versatile and can generally be accessorized as you wish: adding a luggage rack, panniers, GPS, etc. The frame geometry of a VTC is sportier than that of a city bike, requiring a slight arching of the back, and its handlebars are straight.

In short, these ebikes offer comfort and convenience. They are perfect for leisure activities, as well as for your daily commute.

The electric mountain bike: for what types of travel?

The electric VTC is also known as a "touring bike" or "trekking bike". It's designed to help you get around town or the countryside. It's a versatile VAE, perfect for velotafing, as well as for weekend outings and walks. It's also a good option if you're planning to attach a child seat, so you can get around the family with ease. On most models, the child seat can be installed on the rear luggage rack.

Why choose an electric VTC?

We recommend that you opt for a reconditioned electric mountain bike if you intend to use your e-bike for a variety of purposes, but don't want to go over too much rough terrain. The VTC will suit your needs, whether you live in the country or the city. It's both maneuverable for urban travel, and comfortable for trail rides.

On the other hand, it's heavier and bulkier than an electric city bike. So if you're buying a VTC, make sure you've got enough storage space, but one that's also secure.

What is the difference between an electric VTC and an electric MTB ?

Unlike the electric VTC, the MTB electric bike is designed to cope with rough roads, steep climbs and steep descents. It is therefore more solid and agile than a VTC. Its wide wheels make it easy to ride on steep paths, and offer great grip.

Another difference between VTC and MTB is the frame geometry. It will be heavier and more robust in the case of the MTB, because the latter will have to withstand repeated shocks. It is also more compact and offers greater maneuverability, to be effective in the most sinuous paths. VTCs are generally made of aluminum, while MTB can be made of steel, aluminum, carbon or titanium.

More responsive than electric VTCs, MTB bikes are ideal for complicated, stony or muddy routes. They also feature a large number of gears, a telescopic fork to dampen vibrations, and a high-performance braking system.

What is the difference between an electric VTC and an electric city bike?

Unlike the electric VTC, the city bike is designed for city use only. Its tires is not adapted to trails, and its suspension is not designed to withstand bumps. Its motor delivers less torque than a VTC. This is an ideal bike for pure city dwellers, whose trips are limited to the urban environment. For example, you can take your EAB to the market and bring back your groceries in a basket that can be added to the front and/or rear.

The electric city bike offers a very good comfort, in particular thanks to its padded saddle, to the geometry of its frame, which allows an upright posture, but also by its rounded frame.

The different types of electric bikes

There are a number of different models in the electric VTC category, with features that may or may not suit your intended use. Don't hesitate to look into the subject, and buy the right VTC for your needs.

Electric VTC for women

Normally, bicycles are mixed and both sexes can use the same bike without any problems. However, some manufacturers have created electric bikes for womenwith the aim of providing specific comfort for women's morphology. Their main distinguishing features are the riding position, smaller frame and narrower handlebars. They're also lighter in weight, with an open frame that's easy to step over, even if you're wearing a skirt. Women's VTC saddles may also be more suitable for women, who tend to suffer from perineal pain on conventional saddles. In this case, it's advisable to opt for a wider, shorter, perforated saddle.

Electric VTC for men

Men can use any VTC, whether it's a men's VTC or a women's VTC. On the other hand, they are more comfortable with wide, shoulder-width handlebars, and generally have no problem straddling a conventional frame, unless they're wearing suit pants.

So, when choosing your electric VTC, it's not so much a question of gender, but rather of whether it's the right size for you and whether you feel comfortable on it. As for the saddle, men prefer a longer, narrower seat than women.

Urban electric VTC

The urban electric VTC is the right choice if most of your travel is in the city, but you also enjoy occasional rides on trails, using paths that are not too rough. Less expensive than the sporty electric VTC, this type of model has thinner and less grippy tires . The front fork generally has a short travel.

The urban VTC are most of the time equipped with several elements of comfort like mudguards, luggage racks and/or baskets, an adjustable stem...

Sporty electric VTC

The sporty electric VTC is designed for those who venture more into the countryside than the city, but don't need a VTTAE. Less comfortable than the urban VTC, its frame geometry is sportier. Its tires tires are also wider and generally have studs. For trouble-free trail riding, the sporty VTC is equipped with a top-of-the-range derailleur for faster, easier shifting. Its brakes are also more powerful than those of an urban electric VTC. On the other hand, its equipment is more limited (but can generally be added as an option): for example, it is often sold without a luggage rack.

What to choose as a versatile electric bike?

Electric mountain bikes, even if they are less well known than MTB electricthere are many on the market. Thanks to their comfortable riding position, large 28-inch wheels and high number of gears, they're equally at home in town, country or forest.

The first thing to consider when choosing your used electric VTC is the battery. For sufficient autonomy, opt for a minimum capacity of 500 Wh. If you're on a tight budget, a 400 Wh battery may suffice. When it comes to motors, the best-known manufacturers are Bosch, Yamaha, Bafang and Brose. The difference between the motors is essentially torque: the higher the torque, the more the motor guarantees lively acceleration and responsive acceleration.

The most famous electric VTC brands

Among the best brands of electric VTC, you will find the electric bikes Haibike, but also the brands :

  • Cannondale
  • Peugeot
  • Winora

Haibike is a German brand that designs solid, lightweight and innovative electric bikes. The manufacturer uses top-quality equipment, in partnership with Yamaha and Bosch, for example. Its electric VTCs are designed primarily for sporty riders.

Also from Germany, Winora is a century-old brand that designs bicycles and electric bikes for the whole family. Its EABs combine classic design with high-performance technology. Its trekking bikes are known for their dynamic motors, puncture-proof tires , hydraulic disc brakes and high-performance suspensions.

Cannondale is an American manufacturer of VAEs that integrates Bosch motors into its designs. The brand is renowned worldwide for its reliability and durability. It offers a very wide choice of models, including many VTCs, perfectly illustrating American know-how.

Peugeot isn't just a French car brand: it's also a manufacturer of electric bikes! Accessible to a wide range of budgets, they can be adapted to all types of use, and are equipped with the latest-generation motors and batteries.

How does an electric trekking bike work?

Zoom in on some of the different components of an electric mountain bike: what they're used for, and what to look out for when choosing a mountain bike that's right for you.

The engine

Like all electric bikes, a VTC motor has a maximum power rating of 250 W, to comply with European legislation and standards. The motor on your trekking bike can be placed on the rear wheel, on the front wheel or in the center of the crankset. EABs with the motor located in the front wheel hub are the least expensive. They're ideal if you mainly do short urban trips, where you're often forced to stop (stop signs, traffic lights, traffic circles...). They'll help you restart quickly and effortlessly.

Electric VTCs with motors located on the rear hub are more responsive and will suit those who like to ride dynamically. They are, however, more expensive. Finally, mid-mounted motors offer the most sophisticated pedaling assistance. It's smooth, progressive and jolt-free. On the other hand, it's best suited to medium- to long-distance journeys, but of little use if you're doing a lot of city driving.

Another parameter to consider when choosing your motor is its torque. Expressed in Nm (Newton/meter), it represents the motor's force in motion. It is generally between 15 and 90 Nm. The higher the torque, the easier it will be to climb hills. If you're driving in a relatively flat landscape, a high torque won't be much use to you - 20 Nm should be enough. For more hilly towns, 40 to 60 Nm might be appreciable if you don't want to put too much effort into climbing.

The battery

The greater the battery capacity of your electric VTC, the longer its range. Measured in Wh, it allows you to cover more or fewer kilometers with electric assistance. Ideally, choose a trekking bike with a minimum 400 Wh battery. If you're on a long trip, traveling in hilly terrain or living in a windy area, you'll need a 500 Wh battery or more.

On a VTC, the battery can generally be positioned in several places: on the luggage rack or on the down tube of the frame. More rarely, it's positioned at the rear of the seat tube, a configuration found more often on compact or folding electric bikes, which don't allow you to attach a baby seat.

In short, there are a number of criteria to take into account when assessing battery life and making the right choice.

The derailleur

The derailleur is a key part of the electric VTC. It has a double role: to allow you to change gears and to keep the chain under tension. The most famous brands are Shimano and Nexus.

The fork

Many VTC models on the market feature a suspension fork. They provide real comfort and enable you to ride over rough roads with holes or stones. A minimum travel of 60 mm is recommended.

The use of a telescopic fork is not compulsory, especially if you want to buy a lightweight, multi-purpose electric bike. On the other hand, if you're a regular rider on dirt roads, a telescopic fork is a great asset to your comfort. Some electric VTCs have lockable forks, which are ideal when you're riding on asphalt as well as paths.

Speeds

The number of gears needed on your electric VTC should be determined according to the distances you ride and the more or less hilly roads you take. If you ride in a very hilly environment, 18 or 21 gears will be appreciated. Otherwise, 6 or 7 gears should be enough.

How to maintain an electric mountain bike?

To maintain and extend the life of your electric leisure bike, check the condition of its cables regularly. If they show signs of wear, take your ebike to a repair shop.

Brake wear should also be monitored: if the striations on the brake pads are faded or damaged, they need changing. Before your outings, check the pressure and condition of tires. Finally, if your bike is parked outside or if you're not using it for a long time, remove its battery and control screen.

How much does an electric VTC cost?

The price of an electric VTC varies, of course, depending on its equipment, materials, place of manufacture and so on. You'll find electric trekking bikes from 900€ for entry-level models to over 10,000€ for the most advanced and sophisticated.

Where to buy a cheap electric VTC ?

The best way to buy a cheap electric VTC is to opt for a used or reconditioned model. For this, you can go through a private individual, a physical store or online.

Discover our buying guide for used electric VTCs.

Upway reconditions a wide range of used electric scooters. You'll benefit from an EV in near-new condition, sold for 20 to 60% less. Each model is inspected by a professional mechanic: this expert checks 20 points and replaces anything that needs replacing. Your used electric mountain bike comes with a 1-year warranty and is delivered to your door. You have 14 days to try it out. Not satisfied? You can return it!

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