Summary: Integration is the name of the game for this top model in the hard-fought easy pedelec group. Congratulations!
Even at first glance it’s clear the Integrale has an exceptionally tidy appearance. All cables are routed inside the stem right at the handlebar, and the stem then blends seamlessly into the stable diamond frame. Battery compartment, downtube and motor mount are all a single, unified whole. The carrier rack, with integrated rear light, looks like just part of the frame. All in all, the Integrale more than justifies its name – there isn’t a single item on the bike which looks out of place. And to top that, this easy pedelec category test winner also delivers a flawless ride – the first impression is of powerful, well-modulated assistance from the Impulse evo motor. The range is towards the top of the field too, thanks to the 600 watt hour battery. And there are no weak points elsewhere. Quite the opposite: the remarkably bright headlight, the rear stand, balloon tyres, lock-out suspension fork and powerful disk brakes are all of the standard you’d expect to match the flawless looks of the Kalkhoff Integrale.
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29 March 2016