The Kalkhoff Integrale S11 is a good-looking
machine with the Black Diamond Matte finish.
BACK TO THE FUTURE
Kalkhoff has been making elec-
tric bikes for about 10 years, and the
Integrale is its new flagship. The frame
itself is cast from mostly one piece
of aluminum, keeping lines clean and
welding to a minimum. The 17-amp-
hour battery is integrated into the
downtube where it helps keep the
center of gravity low and the weight
very well-centered. They even throw in
a nod to Henry Ford by saying that you
can have the bike in any
color you want, as long
as that color is matte
black to be precise.
The cabling is
beautiful, most of
it being routed through the stem and to
the downtube stealthily. It is one of the
cleanest-looking bikes we’ve ridden.
The headlight is wonderfully bright at
night. And, the included fenders and
a modest rack on the back are nice
touches. The rear light is mounted on
the rack. Seatpost height is controlled
through a nearly hidden bolt key at the
top of the seat tube.