Proving you don’t have to drain your bank account (your boat will do that for you!) to own a quality electric bike, the Kudos Secret is cleverly designed, nippy and surprisingly affordable.
Riding high on the MBY Cool 50, this is a great all-rounder which propels riders to a 15.5mph top speed. It folds down quickly, stands on its own without toppling over and its 19kg weight shouldn’t over-burden your lazarette.
Riders will feel confident under pedal and electric power thanks to the Secret’s 20in wheels, Kenda tyres, front and rear V-brakes and six-speed Shimano gears.
The Secret’s 36V 8Ah LiMn04 battery is hidden inside the aluminium frame and there is lots of acceleration on tap. An LED unit on the handlebar displays three assist levels and the battery life. Charge time is around four to six hours and it boasts a solid range of 27-30 miles.
Make jaunts round the marina a doddle with this zippy, safe and solid bike. On test, the MBY team felt this was the bike that they would buy for themselves – a product that offered good styling and performance and many of the features found on e-bikes costing treble the price.
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You can use the throttle to set off and start pedalling until the power feeds in automatically at the level you set on your handlebar display. The brake levers are super-efficient and responsive, cutting the motor when you need to slow down.
If you don’t have the cash for the supremely engineered but much more expensive GoCycle (another MBY Cool 50 winner) the Kudos Secret shares the e-bike crown and is a superb choice for those hitting the pontoons under pedal power.