Our Price £6950.00
In stock - test ride model availableTest ride model available.
The Velocity Steps EP801 is our flagship electric assist model in the Orbit range.
Built using a lightweight aluminium frame, the tandem uses the Shimano Steps EP801 250W motor and a 630 Wh battery.
Battery weighs 3.5kg, and takes 5 hours for a full charge, however, it is 80% charged after the initial 2 1/2 hours.
Range of course depends upon rider weight, wind, tyre selection & altitude gain, but it can be as much as 80 miles per charge.
The 250W motor is the highest output system that is road legal in the UK, giving up to 85Nm of torque. The EP801 is the top end system Shimano produce and has the greatest amount of torque of all of their systems which makes it very suitable for tandem use.
This type of electric assist is called a mid-drive system, the engine runs through the gears, and correct use of the gears when climbing make the system really efficient, and allows a light weight motor to be used whilst still giving out a great amount of torque, which is needed for pedalling up the hills.
Built in North Yorkshire, and finished with top quality components from Shimano the Steps EP801 is designed for couples who want a high performance electric assist tandem.
Sram GX Eagle AXS wirless gearing and Hope Tech 4 V4 hydraulic disc brake make this model amazing.
Wheels size 700c.
Weight, as pictured, 28.1kg
|Options||19/15" Matt Charcoal
21/17 Matt Charcoal
19/15" Gloss maroon red
21/17" Gloss maroon red
|Description||Comes with 630wh battery|
|Frame||Orbit lightweight aluminium|
|Forks||Orbit full chromoly steel disc|
|Rear Derailleur||Sram GX Eagle wireless|
|Shifters||Sram GX Eagle AXS 12 speed right hand shift lever|
|Chainset||Shimano 170mm crank length with Steps EP801 motor front
Shimano Alivio 170mm crank length 38 tooth rear
|Bottom Bracket||eccentric & external cup|
|Chain||KMC E1 nickel plated 160 link front
Sram GX Eagle 12 speed
|Cassette||12 speed Sram Eagle 10-52|
|Front Brake||Hope hydraulic Tech 4 V4 with 203mm vented rotor and braided hose|
|Rear Brake||Hope hydraulic Tech 4 V4 with 203mm vented rotor and braided hose
3rd brake Shimano V brake, controlled from the front handlebars with Shimano friction lever
|Front Hub||Orbit tandem large flange, cartridge bearing, 6 bolt disc|
|Rear Hub||Orbit heavy duty with XD hub body, large flange, cartridge bearing, 6 bolt disc, 145mm OLD 48 hole|
|Rims||Alex G6000 deep section aero|
|Spokes||Sapim Strong butted stainless|
|Tyres||Schwalbe Marathon 700 x 32c|
|Headset||Tange 1 1/8", reinforced bottom cup with stainless bearings|
|Stem||Satori 31.8mm ahead front, Orbit adjustable, 160mm to 200mm rear|
|Handlebars||Satori black riser, 31.8 clamp size front, Black alloy stoker bars, 25.4 clamp size, 49cm external width
4.5cm stoker riser rear
|Saddle||Velo plush comfort touring|
|Seatpost||Black alloy, 400mm x 27.2 front, Black Zoom suspension 40mm travel|
|Grips||Wave ergo lock-on with integrated bar ends front, Velo black cork bar tape with under bar gel rear|
|Included||Pannier rack 3 leg rack
2 X bottle cages
Mudgards with stainless fittings
|Pedals||Alloy touring with strapless toe cups
|Optional Extras||Prop stand now included
Planning a trip? Additional batteries are available to hire please ask for further details.
As with any product, the specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.