Hercules FUTURA GATES F8 Crossbar

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hercules futura electric bike The FUTURA GATES F8 electric bike is the ultimate TREKKING e-bike: light, powerful, and chain free. It’s available in three different frame styles: Crossbar, Trapez and Stepthrough.


Motor Power
Battery Location
< 110
Battery Chemistry
and Capacity

Li-Pol, 500 Wh
(36 Volt x 14Ah)

500 36 14

Electric bike frame size guide

Inside leg range Frame size
24 - 29" (61 - 74cm) 14" (35.56cm)
25 - 30" (64 - 76cm) 15" (38.1cm)
26 - 31" (66 - 78cm) 16" (40.64cm)
27 - 32" (69 - 81cm) 17" (43.18cm)
28 - 33" (71 - 84cm) 18" (45.72cm)
29 - 34" (74 - 86cm) 19" (48.26cm)
30 - 35" (76 - 88cm) 20" (50.8cm)
31 - 35" (79 - 88cm) 21" (53.34cm)
32 - 37" (81 - 94cm) 22" (55.88cm)
33 - 37" (84 - 94cm) 23" (58.42cm)

Hercules FUTURA GATES F8 – Crossbar

hercules-electric-bikes-shop-pageHercules’ FUTURA GATES F8 electric bike is the ultimate TREKKING e-bike: light, powerful, and chain free. It comes with 8 speed Shimano hub gears, suspension and a sprung seat post for comfort, built in lights, and mechanical lock for maximum security . The BOSCH Performance Line motor will summit the steepest hills with ease and its Shimano BR-M395 hydraulic disc brakes will keep you safe on the way back down! If you’d like a test-ride please call in at our London, Leicester or Suffolk branches, or email to arrange a date.


▶ Gates Carbon Belt Drive System


The development of carbon belt drive systems is an example of how cycle design is continually evolving. Carbon belts bring great benefits to riders through increased performance and reduction in maintenance:


▶ Dry running – carbon drive belts are designed to run without lubrication so no need to battle with the sticky mess of an oily chain.


▶ Smooth power delivery – Gates Carbon drive belts have no metal to metal contact so power transition is smoother and quieter.

▶ Lightweight – The entire system comprising belt plus driving and driven gears is much lighter than a normal chain system.


▶ Minimal adjustment – unlike metal chains the carbon-based Gates belt does not stretch so no need for frequent adjustments.


▶ Self-Cleaning – Gates’s patented CenterTrack and MudPort systems have been developed to keep mud, rain and snow clear of mating surfaces of the gears and toothed belt.

▶ Longevity – Industry tests show that the Gates carbon drive lasts twice as long as conventional metal chains.



▶ Electric Bike Drive System

A drive system that reads your mind:

Three sensors measure torque, speed and acceleration more than 1,000 times per second, ensuring perfect integration between you and your e-bike. This adaptive power characteristic of the Bosch Performance Line drive system is controlled by your pedal pressure, this ensures smooth assistance in normal riding conditions and the seamless transition to full power for strong acceleration when you need it.

▶ Peak power: 500W (250 max continuous)

▶ Peak torque: 63 Nm

▶ Assistance level: ECO: 50%

TOUR: 110%

SPORT: 170%

TURBO: 260%

The level of assistance ranges between 50% and 260% depending on which power level you choose; 100% assistance equates to the motor doubling your pedaling force


▶ Electric Bike Battery


Bosch’s lithium-ion based e-bike batteries are lightweight, compact and available in 300Wh, 400Wh and 500Wh capacities. With unrivaled energy density Bosch batteries offer market leading range to weight ratios whatever size you choose.

They are easy to fit and remove, and can be charged either on the bike or unlocked using its key for charging at home or work. The battery management system provides optimal protection against overload, overheating and short circuit.

Modern Bosch lithium-ion batteries do not suffer from ‘memory effect’ or self-discharge issues. Your battery will charge to 50% in about 2 hours, depending on the charger and battery capacity.

▶ The 500Wh battery supplied with the HERCULES FUTURA GATES F8 has the following performance characteristics:

RANGE: up to 135 miles


WEIGHT: 2.6kg




▶ Electric Bike Display & Assistance Control


The Bosch Intuvia display gives you all the information needed to monitor and adjust your e-bike. The illuminated screen is clearly visible under all lighting conditions and the separate thumb switch enables you to switch between assistance levels while keeping your hands safely on the handlebar. As well as speed, range, battery level and trip functions the display also shows you when its time to change gear for optimal range performance.



▶ Shimano Nexus 8 Speed Hub Gears

The NEXUS 8 system delivers a high level of design, quality, and function. Needle roller bearings increases durability and driving efficiency while a new multi-lip seal design ensures optimal sealing against the elements.

It’s matching selector ensures perfect synchronisation and has a built-in micro adjuster to compensate for cable wear.


▶ Suntour NCX-E-LO Air Suspension

suntour-ncx-e-lo-air-63mmThe HERCULES FUTURA GATES F8 has high quality Suntour AIR forks. These are designed with serious trekking in mind: forged from magnesium to keep weight down whilst not compromising strength and fitted with a hydraulic lock-out.

▶ Characteristics:

Stanchion tube diameter: 30mm

Travel: 63mm

Weight: 1’730g




▶ Shimano BR-395 Hydraulic Disc Brakes


The Shimano BRM-395 is the most powerful hydraulic disc brake in its class. It rivals the stopping power of almost every other disc brake on the market, including those that are many times more expensive.

It is a solid durable system capable of delivering great stopping power on any e- bike. With an exceptionally smooth operating feel and good feed back it’s easy to apply exactly the right amount of stopping power whatever the road conditions. As with all Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, maintenance is simple and spare parts are readily available worldwide.

▶ Characteristics:

Weight: 320g

Disc diameter: 160mm

Lever: BL/M-M395

Disc mount: Center Lock

HERCULES make 48 different models of electric bike, each designed to meet a specific need – if you would like us to help you find the perfect Hercules for you please email or call Clare or James on 0208 960 9848 (London), Keith on 01728 830 817 (Suffolk), or Martin at our Midlands branch on 0116 3666 980 (Leicester).

Commissioned and road tested e-bike 

Before being delivered your electric bike is checked and road-tested by our expert staff to make sure everything is perfect.

Fully assembled and delivered direct to you by our expert staff

We don’t believe your e-bike experience should begin with a white van dropping off a brown cardboard box. This is a whole different delivery experience – our experienced staff will gladly spend time with you to make sure you’re happy with your choice and understand all its features, so be ready to put the kettle on!

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One of our team will deliver your e-bike to your door fully assembled and tested at a pre-arranged time, and will work with you to ensure every thing is perfectly adjusted to suit your size and preferred riding style before that all-important test ride.

After your test ride, when everything has been fine-tuned to your liking and you are comfortable with your e-bike we will fit any accessories you may have ordered – or those you might already have – a favourite old saddle perhaps, a particular bell, or pair of trusted hand-me-down panniers.

Only when we are certain you are completely confident in your e-bike choice and understand how everything works will we leave you to enjoy your new found freedom.

The cost of this personal service varies depending on your location and whether you would prefer evening or weekend delivery, please email or telephone us for an estimate.

No quibble 100% money-back guarantee:

In the unlikely event that you’re not 100% delighted with your e-bike after the test-ride we simply take it back and either return later with alternative model of your choosing, or give you a 100% refund*.

*Note: After you have inspected the bike, completed the test ride and agreed that this is the right bike for you, the sale will be complete. Please be sure you are happy with everything before we leave as we cannot accept returns once our delivery staff have driven away unless the e-bike can been shown to have a design or manufacturing fault. We then retain the right to determine the appropriate remedy, be that on-site repair or replacement of a part, a replacement electric bike, or full or partial refund. If the reason you decide not to accept the bike could have been established easily before you ordered it (eg order a white bike and later decide you prefer black) we reserve the right to make reasonable charges for delivery and or any work done to the bike prior to delivery.

Parts and labour warranty:

A solid manufacturers warranty is a key benefit of choosing one of our quality European made e-bikes. In the unlikely event that a component fails a replacement will shipped to us from Holland or Germany, usually within 24hrs, and fitted free of charge either at our Suffolk workshop, or at your home if you have purchased our on-site service option.

Note: All our e-bikes carry a minimum two year warranty; please see e-bike specification table for model-specific variations.

Evening and weekend delivery:

Because few of us are at home during working hours these days, we offer the option of our personal home delivery service on Saturdays and Sundays, and evenings during the week.

On-site service:

Convenient dates for your service visits are arranged with our staff when we deliver your bike.

Experience has taught us that regular preventative maintenance is much better than simply reacting to problems as and when they occur. By choosing our on-site service option you’ll have the peace of mind that potential problems are likely to be identified and dealt with before they arise, thereby helping ensure your e-bike is safe and in good working order.

In the unlikely event that an unexpected problem arises – for example a puncture or broken front light – simply call or email us to bring forward a scheduled service and we will visit and carry out repairs.

Note: If you would prefer to bring your e-bike to our Suffolk workshop for servicing, the cost is £40 plus VAT.



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Spread Payments With Our Affordable Finance Offers

Product price £2,030.00
£ Deposit £100.00
12 Monthly payments at £169.20
Total payable £2,130.40

If you would like to use our finance facility please select the e-bike of your choice and add it to your basket. You can choose the finance option that best suits your needs when you check-out. Monthly payments may vary depending on your choice of battery size.