Frequently Asked Questions
B4 Bikes offers the opportunity of designing your own e-bike. Because these personalized designs are custom made from sketch, with a unique combination of colours, materials and optional logos, prices are on request.
It's cool that you consider buying a B4 E-Cruizer. There are several options. The first option is to choose from one of our classic models, the All Black or the Indian Red. Assemble your ultimate All Black or Indian Red bike with unique elements like the saddle, tyres and handgrips by simply following the steps to customization. The second option is a fully customized bike in a colour of your choice, please send us a message with your wishes and let’s talk about the possibilities.
Once you’ve chosen your B4 Bike and completed all steps for customization you can pay by using the safe payment system of this website. To completion the order requires a deposit of 100%.
There is a lot of interest in our bikes from abroad. Our E-Cruizers are shipped in special packaging that meets all the requirements for transportation, including the relevant documentation. The fixed fee for shipping is €750 except for Latin America. On request we can also ship to Latin America; contact us to find out more.
Delivery takes place three months after the payment is received. In order to reduce the production time of three months – the B4 E-Cruizers are hand-built – we are now working to create a stock of the All Black and the Indian Red bike. That means in the short term these two bikes can be delivered faster from stock.
Yes, of course. Come visit our studio, where you will be served coffee, ice cold beer, and smoked meat, from our very own bar. It saves the cost of shipping, and it is better for the environment. Moreover, we love to get in touch with riders and admirers of our bikes, from all over the world. Psst, the beautiful Dutch countryside, near Abcoude, is the perfect setting to make your first ride unforgettable!
The B4 E-Cruizer is spreading positive vibes. With its cool looks and great performance power, the bike attracts and connects people, putting a big smile on the faces of riders and passers-by alike.
Put the key in the control panel, which is located in the middle of the handlebar in front of you. Turn the key to the right to activate the bike. Tilt the switch at the control panel to activate the front and rear lights. Now you can start cruizing the bike. When you start pedalling, the motor kicks in to assist you on your way. As soon as you stop pedalling and/or brake, the motor will automatically switch off. You’ll always need to pedal yourself but you can control the intensity. At the right side of the light switch, you can manage your speed. There are six speed levels. When starting the bike it will always reset to level 1. When you tilt the switch up you will speed up one level; when you tilt the switch down you will slow down one level. For a smoother cycling experience, the B4 E-Cruizer is fitted with a closed-unit automatic gearing system: the NuVinci® Harmony™ electronic hub. With this cadence switch, placed on the handlebar next to the control panel, you can set your preferred intensity. The hub will automatically adjust the drive ratio to keep you pedalling at a constant number of revolutions per minute.
With a fully charged battery, you are able to cruize about 200 kilometres in one charge. This is considered a top radius of action in the world of e-bikes.
Important: Upon receiving the E-Cruizer, fully charge the battery, and subsequently drain it by cruizing. Repeat this cycle no fewer than five times. Only by completing these cycles can you then reach the promised 200-kilometer action radius. The reason for this procedure? To utilize the battery, and therefore the E-Cruizer, to its full capacity. When you order a B4 E-Cruizer you receive a matching B4 battery charger. We will adjust the charger to meet your country´s socket requirements. Before first-time usage, or if the bike has not been in use for a period exceeding three months, please plug the battery in to charge, in order to get the best out of your E-Cruizer. An empty battery takes just four hours to charge fully. The first 70% of the battery will charge within the first two and half hours, and the final 30% within the last two and half.
Charge the B4 E-Cruizer as often as you can. During normal use of the bike, the battery´s lifeline can last up to three years. When you are not using your B4 E-Cruizer, it is strongly recommended that you plug it in to charge, even when the battery appears to be fully charged.
To start and control the bike, use the key to activate and deactivate the bike. To avoid theft we recommend one of our handmade leather B4 Bike bags. Inside the bag there is a chain lock, covered with leather in a matching colour. The chain is integrated into the bag, this gives the possibility of locking the bike as well as the leather bag itself.
Come rain or shine, the e-bike is ever-dependable. Our B4 E-Cruizers are splash proof and they love sunny weather. But as with all batteries, it is not good to expose them to the sun for too long. It is advised to keep your bike in the shade.
The B4 E-Cruizer doesn’t come with the option of a carrier rack or child seat.
Yes, we regularly work with companies that use the bike as a marketing tool and playful design object. For example architects, exclusive travel agencies, the European Space Agency, restaurants, dance schools or concept stores. The striking design of the E-Cruizer guarantees conversation. Please contact us for more information.
Yes. We’re willing to let you test drive our E-Cruizers, to demonstrate how awesome they are. We know nothing beats the feeling of cruizing on a B4 Bike, so if you swing by one of our various dealerships, located in Abcoude (nearby Amsterdam) or Gouderak, you can discover it for yourself. Drop us a line to book an appointment, and we’ll make it happen.
Service and maintenance can be performed at our workshop in the Netherlands and at our dealers in Dubai and London. Most parts of the B4 E-Cruizer can be fitted with maintenance in qualified e-bike shops. We do supply all component parts of the B4 E-Cruizer upon demand. In case there is a problem with your E-Cruizer, B4 Bikes can diagnose all the electronics of your bike via the internet. With this digital information we can start working on a solution in case your local bike store isn’t able to fix the problem. In the coming six months we will increase our dealer and service network with partners in America, Asia, Russia and Australia.
You can buy all desired parts directly from us. We can supply all component parts of the B4 E-Cruizer.
Our bikes come in two variants: the B4 E-Cruizer 25 km/h and the B4 E-Cruizer 40 km/h, the latter of the two is only available outside of Europe due to the laws and regulations.
We offer two speed variants of the B4 E-Cruizer. However we do not offer speed performance tuning.
Our B4 E-Cruizers have a formidable pickup, and amazing performance power on flat surfaces. However, when cruizing uphill, the maximum achievable speed of 25 km/h will be reduced, subject to the angle of inclination. That means you’ll need to pedal harder to increase your speed action. For hilly areas, we therefore recommend the 40 km/h speed variant of the B4 E-Cruizer.
An electric bicycle is a bicycle with an electric motor that supports the rider when pedalling. The rider must continue to pedal while cruizing. An e-bike with pedal assistance up to 25 km/h applies as a normal bicycle. That means, a driver's license, registration, insurance and helmet are not necessary. A speed pedelec is an electric bike that provides pedal assistance up to 45 kilometers per hour. Therefore, applied to speed pedelecs rules other than ‘normal’ (electric) bikes. In Europe, the maximum speed for e-bikes will remain limited at 25 km/h.
Many countries have enacted electric bicycle laws to regulate the use of electric bicycles. In Europe, the maximum speed for e-bikes is restricted to 25 km/h. Laws may vary outside Europe. Therefore, check the rules of your country before you choose your E-Cruizer configuration.
The technology is an Ongoing Variable Planetary (in Dutch: CVP) transmission. Instead of the usage of many complex cog wheels and other parts, the CVP uses a set of rotating and revolving bullets between two rings. When you switch cadence the angle of the bullets changes.
Conventional transmission systems always have a determined amount of switch cadence gears. The NuVinci on the other hand, has an unlimited quantity of switch cadence.
To find answers about the provided warranty, check out the various components of the bike listed below.
Two year warranty*. All B4 frames are guaranteed against manufacturing defect (defined as a defect in materials or workmanship) for two years from the original date of delivery. If a failure should occur due to faulty materials or workmanship as delivered with the B4 E-Cruizer during the guarantee period, the frame will be replaced with the same or the nearest compatible frame available. Where a claim is deemed not to be warrantable, the customer will bear the cost of replacement.
• Coating work
Two year warranty*. Original paint finish on all powder coated parts, including frame, fork and fenders is covered for a total period of two years from the original date of delivery. This excludes areas affected by cable rub and damage due to normal wear and tear or crash damage.
• Mechanical parts
One year warranty*. Your B4 E-Cruizer will come with parts that we have carefully selected from other manufacturers, and whilst they come on your B4 E-Cruizer, the warranty of these parts will fall under the warranty terms and conditions of the relevant brand or distributor. ‘Mechanical parts’ defined as grips, inner tubes, tyres, cables, brake pads, chain, chain rings, sprockets and bearings have a 90-day limited warranty. Claims for these parts must be made within the 90-day period from your original date of delivery. All other parts not mentioned above are guaranteed against a defect in materials or workmanship for a period of one year from the original date of delivery, subject to the terms and conditions of this limited warranty.
• Electrical parts
Two year warranty*. Your B4 E-Cruizer is fitted with a NuVinci® Harmony™ electronic hub. This hub is covered for a total period of two years from original date of delivery. Other electrical components supplied on your B4 E-Cruizer, including the control panel and attached wires, are covered from one year from original date of delivery
Two year warranty*. Your B4 E-Cruizer battery is covered for a total period of two year from original date of delivery. Use of any charger other than the original B4 E-Cruizer charger supplied, or a spare or replacement supplied by B4, will invalidate the warranty. This limited warranty excludes cosmetic damage to the battery casing due to normal wear and tear or crash damage.
One year warranty*. Your B4 E-Cruizer charger is covered for a total period of one year from original date of delivery. This warranty excludes any damage or failure caused by improper use, accidental damage caused by the owner and is invalid in the instance of the owner tampering with the B4 E-Cruizer charger in any way.
Any other claim not included in the above is void. This limited warranty does not cover paint damage, rust, failure arising from customer modification or non-original components fitted aftermarket, or failure arising from improper or no maintenance. This warranty does not apply to damage or failure due to accident, abuse, misuse, neglect, theft or act of God. Claims involving these issues will not be honoured. This warranty will be cancelled if the B4 E-Cruizer is/was used for rental purposes or if it is used to transport more than one person at a time. Please note: pressure washing of the bicycle and/or its components increases wear and therefore decreases the lifespan of its components. Any claim due to a fault that is found to be a result of pressure washing will not be honoured. Please note: removing or tampering with the handle bars may damage the wiring contained within. Any damage caused to the wiring found to be a result of tampering by the owner or any individual hired by the owner will not be honoured. We advise customers to keep receipts for all maintenance work carried out as proof in the event of a claim being made.
The limited warranty is extended to the original purchaser only. We inspect and test every E-Cruizer thoroughly before it leaves our workspace. We advise you to do the same immediately upon delivery to check for any damage inadvertently caused in transit. Please contact us by phone or email for additional information BEFORE making a warranty claim.
If a warrantable failure of a part should occur during the warranty period, the part will be repaired if possible, or replaced with direct or the nearest compatible replacement. In the event of a claim being made, B4 Holding BV will arrange any necessary collection through our own approved courier company. Upon receipt of the bike, a technician for B4 Holding BV will evaluate whether guarantee is given or not. Although any disassembly and transport costs are always initially to be paid by the owner, if the claim is found to be warrantable and made within the first six months from original date of delivery, these costs will be refunded.
In the event of only a part(s) needing to be sent for evaluation and repair, a trained technician must be used to disassemble and reassemble the affected parts. In some instances the complete bicycle may need to be returned to B4 for inspection and repair. Proof of purchase in the form of a copy of an original receipt must be provided with all claims, along with a copy of the original delivery note.
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