• Halfords Pendleton Somerby


  • Cyclotricity Sahara


Halfords Pendleton Somerby vs Cyclotricity Sahara

Halfords have long established themselves in the cycling market as one of the big players in the UK but have been quite late to enter the e-bike market. With offerings from £750 to upwards of £1,600 there is a lot to choose from. In this comparison we aim to offer some alternatives from an established UK based manufacturer.

CycloTricity are an established ebike manufacturer, formed back in 2008, its operations have grown year-on-year with products can found on popular online platforms and reviewed by the likes of CBS media website CNET and British daily broadsheet newspaper the Telegraph.

Halfords e-bikes have been heavily marketed and are sure to come up during your research. However, there are many alternatives on the market often offering similar, if not better, value for money. If you are one of the savvy buyers out there, you may have noticed the similarities below simplified in a non-biased way.

The CyloTricity Sahara is not only a comparable model, but offers enhancements in regards to specifications and comes with much better value for money.

  Halfords Pendleton Somerby Cycloticity Sahara 7AH
Built in: China Britain
Price: £750 £649
Approximate Weight (KG): 22kg 21Kg
Brake Type: V-Brakes V-brakes
Forks: Steel Top Gun Suspension
Frame Material:: Alloy Alloy
Gender: Womens Unisex
Maximum Speed: 15.5mph 15.5mph
Number of Gears: 8 6
Pedals Included: Yes Yes
Recharge Time: 4-5 hours 4-5 hours
Suspension: Rigid Front
System voltage: 36V 36V
Wheel Size: 700C 700C
Amps: 8.80Ah 7Ah (also available in 11Ah and 17Ah)
Battery: Phylion LG
Bottom Bracket: Sealed bearing Sealed Bearing
Bottom crank size: 122.5mm 122.5mm
Chainset: Alloy, 38T Alloy, 48T
Crank Arm: 170mm 170mm
Digital battery charger: Charger supplied Charger supplied
Throttle/Pedal Assistance: PAS only PAS with optional Throttle
Drive Type: Rear drive Front Drive
Electric Bike System: BAFANG Cyclotricity
Frame: Low step Low step
Handlebar Type: Flat Dutch ergonomic
Headset: Threaded Threaded
Maximum Range: Up to 50 Miles Up to 45 Miles (upgrades available)
Pannier Rack: Yes Yes
Lights: No Included
Mudguards: Included Included
Quick Release Front Wheel: No No
Quick Release Rear Wheel: No No
Rear Brake: V-Brake V-Brake
Rims: Alloy, double wall Alloy, double wall
Saddle: Sprung, deep padded Sprung, deep padded
Seatpost: Alloy Alloy
Tyre Size: 700x38c 700x38c
Support: Standard in Store Dedicated E-bike Team
Spare parts: Ordered In stock
Return policy: Only if unused and in original packaging 30 Day Trial

Other considerations

  • Motor

    Both brands come equipped with a 36V 250W brushless motor. Halfords have opted for a rear motor as opposed to our Sahara which has a front driven motor. Positioning the motor here allows for greater stability and, when combined with pedalling, offers an all-wheel-drive-experience. This is in contrast to a rear drive system, or a crank drive, which can be over complicated and can place increased strain on the chain and gear-set. A rear-drive system is only suitable for motors of 500W or more where the torque is too high.

  • Battery

    Both brands have opted for lithium-¬ion batteries, which are considered to be the safest and most power efficient currently available on the mass consumer market. The Sahara comes with a 250WH battery as standard with all our bike range (though higher capacity options are available as optional upgrades), Halfords have opted for a 36v/8.4Ah (302WH), which will give you more range due to it's higher amp-hour, but come at a greater cost.

    Cyclotricity use well know battery cells such as LG and Samsung whereas Halfords have opted for a lesser known cell Phylion.

    Sahara amp-hour = 7Ah - optional 11Ah & 17Ah

  • Comfort

    Although the design of the Pendleton e-bike may look extremely comfortable on longer rides you may find the lack of a front suspension fork noticeable. This is mainly due to undulations and vibrations from the road, having a suspension fork between you and the road reduces the transfer of this to you contact points (wrists). With the Cyclotricity Sahara have already considered this and added a suspended saddle and front fork for your comfort.

Another popular name in hi-tech two-wheelers is Gtech eBikes which can be helpful to make a better comparison with the specification of e-bikes manufactured by CycloTricity. For better insights, check the detailed comparison between Gtech Bikes and Cyclotricity.
To Top