- The Sparta Electric Bike Brand
The Sparta Electric Bike Brand
SPARTA are the most successful e-bike producer in Europe. By a huge margin.
Form follows function across their wide and varied range of electric bikes. They enjoy the No.1 spot in Holland, Germany, Belgium, Austria and France where products win design awards year after year.
Sparta e-bike designers began with a clean sheet of paper on which they wrote the following: Reliability; Range; Security; Style; Simplicity; Silence; Comfort; Power; Practicality; Longevity; Versatility; and above all, Value for Money.
Have they delivered? We think so.
Sparta started with the advantage of decades of experience producing “SpartaMets” – those peculiar contraptions that combine a bicycle with a small petrol engine hidden in the rear wheel – a few of which can still be heard buzzing around the streets of Amsterdam today, (we have a 1972 vintage SpartaMet sitting in the window of our Suffolk showroom - come and try it, its fun!)
As advances in battery and electric motor technology developed to a point where comparable range and power could be achieved without the din and smoke of a two-stroke engine, Sparta made the natural leap to e-bikes.
With this wealth of powered bicycle experience behind them they developed a range of beautifully engineered e-bikes that meet the requirements and expectations of discerning customers of all ages and tastes. For example, some Sparta e-bikes have batteries hidden away in their frame so they look like conventional bikes. Some have removable batteries so they can be un-clipped and recharged alongside the toaster up in a 7th floor flat. All have built in mechanical locks and many have electronic immobilisers. All have powerful and silent maintenance-free motors.
In seeking out the best e-bikes available I visit many factories. I’m at Sparta’s headquarters in Apeldoorn at least twice a year and every time I'm surprised by some new manufacturing process or advance in technology. Sparta, you see, are ahead of the game by at least two years. But one thing never changes: the Dutch men and women that operate their state-of-the-art production line, man the phones, print the brochures, and make the coffee, are happy and proud of their work. They may not sport wooden clogs these days, but the sight of a smiling Dutch workforce doing what they’ve done best for centuries is somehow reassuring in this modern age. Producing 21st century vehicles built on the same ‘Quality First and Last’ ethos as their 1930's machines, that’s something special indeed.
When we deliver your Sparta e-bike our staff will take time and care to ensure the seat, handlebar and controls are perfectly adjusted to suit your size and riding style. Once everything is perfectly positioned you will be able to appreciate the real value of a Sparta electric bike – an invisible hand pushing you up every hill, the hidden technology that’s so subtle you'll think you're bionic, all the pleasures of cycling without the sweat!