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Assist Crossbar hybrid electric bicycle £382  Halfords
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Assist Crossbar hybrid electric bicycle £382 Halfords

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Posted 3rd Jul

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Use the CYCLING15 code + join free British Cycling (Fan @£24 normally) to bring it down to this price upon collection. Full details are spread through the thread for the Assist 20" model.

The Assist Crossbar Hybrid Electric Bike is a great choice for those looking to use an Electric bike for short commutes or leisure rides; with the 209Wh battery offering a range of up to 20 miles from a single charge. This extra power is enough to guarantee effortless rides, taking the strain out of hills and making moving off from a standstill much easier. This model comes complete with a rear pannier rack - perfect to assist your luggage during those daily commutes. The assist also features powerful V brakes to increase your stopping power and double wall rims to prevent punctures during day to day use.
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With a capacity of 209Wh / 8.7Ah and a range of up to 20 miles per charge, the Assist is a great entry level Electric Bike for those leisurely rides or small commutes.
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OK it’s cheap if you use the British Cycling discount, potentially cheaper still if you purchase gift vouchers from one of the discount schemes. But....

Its only 24v most are 36v now, plus the range of only 20 miles is the lowest I have ever seen.

Confusing specs don’t give a frame size, state it is single gear i.e. no gears, but then state Shimano Altus?
Looking at the pictures it looks like there are no gears at all.

Best avoided in my opinion
Edited by: "ashleyh" 3rd Jul
ashleyh03/07/2019 09:12

OK it’s cheap if you use the British Cycling discount, potentially cheaper …OK it’s cheap if you use the British Cycling discount, potentially cheaper still if you purchase gift vouchers from seek or similar schemes. But....Its only 24v most are 36v now, plus the range of only 20 miles is the lowest I have ever seen.Confusing specs don’t give a frame size, state it is single gear I.e. no gears, but then sate Shimano Altus?Looking at the pictures it looks like there are no gears at all.Best avoided in my opinion


Am I right in saying that the comparable ones you mention in passing, start at what, £850? Still, you make some helpful observations.
Its sister bike with (just) 20" wheels stands at '610' as of now, so someone likes it. :-)
Not knocking your deal, just trying to highlight some of the limitations of the bike itself, so people are aware what they are buying.

Agree that I have never seen a cheaper new electric bike. Shopping round at other dealers can get you a higher spec for maybe £500 to £550. It depend on your budget.
its 24v 8.7ah , so dont expect much in terms of range or perfomance.
36v is a lot better more powerful and 8.7ah at 36v would give 33 perc more range
The skinny Watt hours of the battery is indeed a concern, especially as it gets old & degrades, there simply is not much breathing space there.

I'd recommend you remove the battery & take it indoors whenever you arent using it, nothing really comes with less than 400watt hours these days, & that is also essential to have headroom for seasonal stresses on the battery back as well as the weight of the rider.
Lesser powered 24v and a small battery, yet its still 22kg.
Also, i thought the cycling15 code was only for last weekend and finished monday ?
Edited by: "Biker.Jeff" 3rd Jul
The code does still seem to work today.
ashleyh03/07/2019 09:48

The code does still seem to work today.

CYCLING15 works for the foreseeable future. The extra 10% is gained via presenting your membership card and voucher from British Cycling, at the time of free collection. The thread for the smaller, ('City') Assist bike provides within it, just how to get that membership free, at one and the same time. That's useful for it's own benefits like insurance in its own right btw. Lastly, don't forget to add when ordering, the 'build my bike' tab, which is free at point of sale.
Which do you think is better for an overweight middle aged man to do 2 or 3 miles at a time maximum to ride with my 4 year old to the playground? This one or the shopper style sister of this one also on here? This has bigger wheels which I assume is easier to ride but the shopper has a wider saddle and you don't have to swing your leg over the crossbar.
Wibblefish03/07/2019 13:11

Which do you think is better for an overweight middle aged man to do 2 or …Which do you think is better for an overweight middle aged man to do 2 or 3 miles at a time maximum to ride with my 4 year old to the playground? This one or the shopper style sister of this one also on here? This has bigger wheels which I assume is easier to ride but the shopper has a wider saddle and you don't have to swing your leg over the crossbar.


Go to Cycle Surgery or Halfords. You can then ride any electric bike they sell free, for 30 minutes. Try before you buy haha!
queer03/07/2019 13:25

Go to Cycle Surgery or Halfords. You can then ride any electric bike they …Go to Cycle Surgery or Halfords. You can then ride any electric bike they sell free, for 30 minutes. Try before you buy haha!


I tried the shopper style version of this today at Halfords. I haven't ridden a bike in 30 years! So it was about as uncomfortable as I had imagined... But tolerable for the short distance I need.

I just wondered if anyone had any insight into the pros and cons of both styles if this same bike.
Just started to help a rellie with an elec bike, mindful of these differing power rating options, do they come with recommended weight capacities? No doubt the 36v would help the heavier person on the hills like we have around our area!
Is it possible to join British Cycling for free if you're not a member of a cycling club?
DJW1204/07/2019 14:51

Is it possible to join British Cycling for free if you're not a member of …Is it possible to join British Cycling for free if you're not a member of a cycling club?


See the thread mentioned above as to how to do so. In short, "Yes"
queer04/07/2019 15:59

See the thread mentioned above as to how to do so. In short, "Yes"


Thanks, but I'm not seeing anything in the Assist 20" thread that mentions how to do so. Perhaps the post(s) were deleted?
DJW1204/07/2019 17:53

Thanks, but I'm not seeing anything in the Assist 20" thread that mentions …Thanks, but I'm not seeing anything in the Assist 20" thread that mentions how to do so. Perhaps the post(s) were deleted?


Check out the British Cycling thread (use search) for free membership for HSBC customers. Read all the comments.
Anyone got one of these and able to provide feedback? Considering getting one for a 6.5 mile (each way) commute - mainly canal path with some road as well. Can anyone advise if this will be suitable for that? Trying to decide between this and the sister bike (20".) Thanks.
Quidco at 3% brings this down to £370.54
I bought it and have ridden it 4 days now and am pleased. It's heavy like all electric bikes. The battery lasts a long time and it eats up hills. I weigh 88kgs btw and am tall and it adjusts (sizes) well. Halfords say, come back in 4 weeks or so and they'll do free adjustments etc. anyway.
Edited by: "queer" 11th Jul
queer11/07/2019 12:57

I bought it and have ridden it 4 days now and am pleased. It's heavy like …I bought it and have ridden it 4 days now and am pleased. It's heavy like all electric bikes. The battery lasts a long time and it eats up hills. I weigh 88kgs btw and am tall and it adjusts (sizes) well. Halfords say, come back in 4 weeks or so and they'll do free adjustments etc. anyway.


Nice! I've ordered one but still on the fence about it. Mind if I ask how far you are traveling on it each day? Any issues with comfort etc? After the test ride I found it still required a fair bit of exertion so might not be ideal for cycling to work (for me almost 7 miles each way.) How do you reckon it would be with this kind of journey?
That seems ideal and I use it for work and back myself. It's fastest when going up hill, I find so far!
There’s a lot more in a bike vs. a scooter so aren’t electric scooters massively overpriced if e-bikes can be offered at this price?
Just to add that I've been using it a solid week now, to and from work. The battery still shows full (green) bars when I turn it on, to commence that ride.
Just wondering how those that bought the bike earlier in month are getting on with it, pros and cons, my commute is 70 miles round trip and want to make sure it'll survive on one daily charge.
It's 20 miles in the blurb on the website, I think it says. I love it and have recharged once, in 3 weeks. A 70 miles rounds trip? Surely, only a road bike aka racer is the longstanding solution?
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