Summary: This pedelec with its low price-tag has absolutely nothing to be ashamed of: despite its affordable specification is does the job reliably.
With this, the cheapest bike in the test at € 1249, Fischer have sent a new release, the Proline ETH, for evaluation. And they’ve doubled it up, with both diamond and low step-through frames. For both models, Fischer received an always respectable “Good” in the easy pedelec and city comfort pedelec categories. The reason for this is that while the Proline may be low priced, it is not a bad bike. The design looks simple, but by no means cheap. Nonetheless, it is clear that for this price, savings must have made somewhere: perhaps in the relatively weak rim brakes or the low priced but functional gearing system. The greatest potential savings, though, are in the drive system, and the Proline relies on a simple rear motor. This reacts with a considerable delay, but it does what it is there for: it drives the bike along really briskly and pleasantly, and also manages a respectable range. Some test riders perceived the ETH as unstable at high speeds, but with the motor switched off it impressed with its easy rolling.
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1 April 2016