The evolution of bike culture happened quite suddenly. We see improvements in the technical performances of e-bikes, touring options and possibilities, and the number of outdoor activities. While bikes were always closely connected with an active lifestyle, a certain fitness level, and an ecological worldview, today,  cycling became an easy, healthy,  and economical way of transporting and enjoying the surrounding.


E-bike is a motorized way of transfer with an integrated motor that helps to pedal. They have rechargeable batteries and usually go 25 - 32 km/h, with examples above 45 km/h. The history of e-bikes goes back to the beginning of the 19th century, but the demand for e-bikes today is higher than ever. The first patents came out in 1890, and in 1897 the first electric bike was invented. E-bikes are continuously improving. After the pedal-assist system appeared, production expanded.

Today, e-bikes are a big part of the bike market, as they present a perfect solution for commuting, spending active time within different groups, allowing more mobility without using fuel, and allowing more mobility for all age groups.




In our field of work, e-bikes became a solution for many families and friends who couldn’t travel together and enjoy the same activity. E-bikes changed how people see the distance they can cycle through and how safe they feel. Many routes and locations seem much closer and easier to reach. The demand for e-bikes is growing each year, and the guest's satisfaction shows that e-bikes influenced people to gather more often and to move the limits that used to exist.


Meridien Ten has a mission to ensure a young, healthy fleet with great performances. Each year we do our best to expand our offer and present you with something new. This year we want to introduce you to our e-bike models and the latest model available - Giant Explore E-3 STA.



Cube Hybrid Touring is the first in our fleet. This model has an Aluminium Superlite Trekking double-butted frame, SR Suntour NEX fork, Shimano BR-M355 hydraulic disc brakes, and a Bosh power Pack 400/500 battery. All this makes this e-bike very stable, reliable, and very comfortable. They come in sizes from 42 - 58, and a low step frame makes them suitable for everybody. It also keeps your riding position upright.



Trek Verve 1 Lowstep has an Alpha Aluminium frame with internal cable routing, Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc brakes, and  Bosh Power Pack 400. Sizes from 46 - 50 cover the usual height span. These bikes are lighter, with a battery under the rear rack. The bike also has a low step frame, and not having the battery in front helps to get on the bike without difficulty.



And this year's star is Giant Explore E-3 STA. This model shares the same frame type but differs from the rest of the equipment. Except for SR Suntour NEX 63 mm fork, Giant Explore has Shimano Alivio 9-speed shifters, a Prowheel alloy shifter with 42 T steel ring, a Shimano Alivio derailleur, Tektro HD M275 hydraulic disc brake (180/160 cm), Shimano 11-36T (9 speed) rear cogs and Shimano Alivio 9 speed shifters. Great performances complement strong battery, EnergyPak Pack 500Wh with Sync Drive Sport 70 Nm, Yamaha.  Giant Crosscut Gravel 2 (700x45c) tires come on Giant eX2, 700 c Aluminum wheels in sizes 46, 50, and 54. The model has a higher step frame and gives you a slightly sportier position but still keeps you upright. 


The performances of e-bikes are continuously improving, and we are curious to see where this development is taking us. E-bikes will never replace regular bikes, but they are already stepping in to move our boundaries, try something new, spend more active time, and think more ecologically.


Charge the battery, and have fun :)