50cycles at the Cycle Show 2017, new brands and electric bike offers

If you’re visiting Cycle Show 2017 this weekend you’ll find us at Stand K156 in the dedicated E-Bike Area. We’re facing the E-Bike Test Ride pit area where we have three dozen bikes of all shapes and sizes, from various brands waiting to be taken round the track. 

50cycles’ electric bike experts will be on hand throughout the event to answer any questions and to help you find the best bike for your needs.
You can order at the show and we’ll deliver or make your bike ready for collection next week. Or pre-order 2018 models from the likes of BeatBike, Cube, Scott,  Riese & Müller, some of which are in stock already (like the 2018 Beat Bike Toba, now with suspension) or are about to come into stock very soon.


Riese & MüllerRiese & Müller? Yes indeed, we’ve been mightily impressed by their bikes over recent months and they’re set to play an important part in our 2018 range. 

The brand recently took the Readers’ Award from a major German e-bike magazine. Well-equipped, refined and stunning to look at, we’re very glad to be working with them to bring the most advanced electric bikes to our customers.

We have two Riese & Müller models listed at present, both speed pedelecs able to assist up to 28mph. The Charger Touring HS comes with dual Bosch battery packs giving a new record total capacity of 1000Wh.


See the Riese & Müller Roadster and Charger high speed pedelecs


Cube Elly HybridCube have already made their mark at 50cycles this season with a range of touring and electric mountain bikes that have proved very popular because they look superb and are incredibly good value. 
Cube have made some major changes to their 2018 e-bike range – better battery placement is the rule, whether it’s on their ultra high-end full suspension e-mountain bikes or gorgeous, colourful town bikes like the Elly Hybrid. Bosch motors as standard on all of them.

Cube Reaction Hybrid HPA Pro

A couple of 2018 models, the Kathmandu Hybrid Pro 500 and Cross Hybrid Race Allroad 500 are already in stock and available to see at the Cycle Show. 


There’s now 10% off our remaining stock of 2017 Cubes, including two Carbon frame e-bikes. 


See our 2017 Cubes in Clearance
See the 2018 Cube line-up

Scott E-BikesScott is another brand that debuted for us in 2017. As well as Bosch-powered beasts like the E-Genius and E-Scale range they also offer bikes with Shimano’s magnificent E8000 motor and integrated battery system and the super-refined Brose centre motor. You’ll find some of these in at end-of-season sale prices, with 15% off in one case…

Scott is a major international brand that has already explored interesting territory this season and they’re set to do the same in 2018. An early example is the E-Contessa Genius, a full-suspension, high end e-mtb with the Shimano E8000 motor specifically designed for female riders.

KalkhoffWe’re yet to unveil our 2018 Kalkhoff selection, that’s for a later date. 
Suffice to say some old favourites will be coming back alongside some all-new models. 
We still have a few 2017 Kalkhoff in stock, models like the Integrale i8, Integrale 10, Integrale LTD edition, Tasman i8, Agattu i7, Sahel Compact and a very small number of Include Premium with Impulse Evo and Smart Navigation capability (also found on the Integrale models). 
Haibike offer
There’s 20% off our remaining 2017 Haibike electric mountain bikes. We’ve sent dozens of these out in recent weeks, so numbers are very low on all models still in stock.
Haibike Sduro Allmtn 8.0The biggest saving is on the top-of-the-range Haibike SDURO AllMtn 8.0 with £1,100 off. Only two in stock, one each in Small and Medium, and both come with the latest Yamaha PW-X motor, eConnect technology and a dropper seatpost. All this down from £5,495 to £4,395.
There’s also 20% off our other PW-X models: the AllMtn 7.0 (1 in stock), FullSeven 7.0 (2) & HardSeven 7.0
Yamaha PW-XYamaha’s PW-X motor, new for 2017, recently emerged from an independent e-mtb motor comparison last month as 
the ultimate power package that churns out decent power even with a low cadence. 
It’s also found in my personal favourite e-bike, the Winora Yakun from the same manufacturer.
There are also budget Haibike options that pack Yamaha’s established PW motor. Its maximum 80Nm torque makes for powerful hill starts yet offers with minimal resistance when cycling above the power-assisted speed.
These start at as little as £1695 for the HardSeven 4.0 (one in stock) and £1675 for the grown-up SDURO Cross 4.0 (one and only one 48cm in stock)

That’s all for now, thank you for reading! Maybe we’ll see you at stand K156 or on the E-Bike Test Track at the Cycle Show
The 50cycles Team


Our first ever electric bike was stolen. Here’s how we got it back.

2001 Honda Step Compo folding electric bike

The idea of 50cycles Electric Bikes became a reality one day in August 2003 when our first electric bike arrived  in the UK. It was a little Honda Step Compo that had been hand-packed and despatch from Tokyo by my brother and 50cycles co-founder Scott Snaith.  The very same bike was stolen from us late last year, but now it’s back in our possession and on display in our new London showroom. Continue reading “Our first ever electric bike was stolen. Here’s how we got it back.”

New Manchester Electric Bike Showroom Opens in Altrincham

Our Manchester electric bike shop is now open in Altrincham 

Altrincham Electric Bike Shop Opening

Over the years many customers have made the journey down the M6 from Greater Manchester to our Loughborough showroom. It’s the perfect area to be an electric bike owner, with some of the UK’s finest countryside on the doorstep waiting to be explored. There won’t be quite so far to travel from this weekend as we’re proud to announce that our largest showroom anywhere will open in Altrincham on Friday April 28th. Our opening event continues on Saturday 29th April making it a great start to the Bank Holiday Weekend. Continue reading “New Manchester Electric Bike Showroom Opens in Altrincham”

2017 Electric Bikes in Stock

We’re at that point in the season where all our 2017 electric bikes are coming into stock. We now have the following 2017 Kalkhoff electric bikes in stock in our warehouse and showrooms, along with 2017 models from Scott, Cube & Haibike.

Integrale i82017 Kalkhoffs in stock
A favourite at 50cycles since 2007, a decade later Kalkhoff are still producing market-leading ebikes. New motors, bigger batteries, fresh colours this season

Integrale i8 (47cm Sm & 55cm Lg in stock ) £3295
Coming soon: Durban Compact £1495

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