10 Reasons Why People Buy An Electric Bike In The New Year

This article is a guest post by Sophie Elise, a passionate cyclist, author and blogger. She is very passionate about writing on different types of women’s bikes, accessories, health, fitness and more and regularly writes on https://bestbikesforwomen.com/  Enjoy Reading…….

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Electric bikes work everywhere these days

A new year comes with so many new resolutions. People get to outline their purpose for the New Year and go about acquiring the tools that will help them achieve the set-down goals for the year.

E-bikes are purchased early enough in the first week of January because a lot of people decide to take a different approach to their mode of transportation.

Here are ten reasons why people buy e-bikes in January. After this informative piece, if you love to own an e-bike soon enough you can check out “Best Women’s Comfort Bike for City Touring” for collections of amazing bikes.

1. You Get To Move Faster

The electric bicycles offer so many of the benefits that come with the regular bicycle but the fact that it has the word “electric” is an added advantage. With the e-bike, you will now get to travel greater distances and enjoy your ride for a longer period without hassle.

You can go faster! That’s the joy that comes with an e-bike. You can travel faster than even some cars. Modern cars travel fast, but in situations where there is gridlock in the roads, their speed is limited. You can zoom past such car and by hundred miles ahead with an e-bike.

With an e-bike, you can get up to 15mph almost instantly with the first few paddles, this means you will be 2 times faster than an average car in New York with the speed of 7.4mph!

2. You Can Now Get More Riding Time

The recent report by the transport research laboratory has shown that regular bikes only make it out of the shed in less than 25 times a year, with just 46% used once or twice in a week.

When compared to the e-bike, about 30% of those who own an e-bike use them at least once a day. Also, a massive 81% ride their e-bike once a week. This research goes to show how important the e-bike is to the owners.

Get an e-bike today and enjoy more riding time as the pleasure of cycling will be restored and you will always want to hit the sideline with your bike.

3. You Will Be Physically Fit

With the e-bike, you will be riding more which means you will be peddling more! This is great news for your heart, your lungs and blood pressure.

Research has shown that good exercise reduces stress levels and increases the functionality of the heart and other vital organs.

With an e-bike, you will drastically limit your chances of having a cardiac arrest or other related diseases as you will be on a regular work out.

Also, if you are a lover of bikes but can no longer ride because of age or illness, the e-bike is a smart option to get back to your beloved passion. The electric motor will see to it that you have a stress free ride!

4. You Will Be Saving Money

The cost of a new quality e-bike for and the general maintenance of its consumable parts ( like brake pads, chains, tyres) is roughly the same for the regular bike.
When compared to a petrol or diesel car, the e-bike is way cheaper than buying, insuring and maintaining a car.

It is also very cost-effective when compared to buying train tickets or using the public transport regularly.

The e-bike is a commodity which will get you the value for your money and large return on investment. Even the cost of recharging the batteries is nothing compared to using an electric heater!

2018 Giant Quick-E Electric Commuter Bike 5. The E-Bike Is Better Option For Commuting

E-bikes do not only save you the cash, they also relieve you from the difficulties associated with overcrowded buses, trains or a gridlocked road which you face every day.

You get to hit the cycling lanes with a motorized vehicle even without a license, isn’t that cool? All the time and energy wasted in the licensing office will become a thing of the past.

Unlike the regular bike which will leave you hot and sweaty after a long distance ride, you will get to your destination seamlessly on an e-bike without even sweating in your palms.

E-Bikes for Commuting

6. E-Bikes Are Way Safer Than Regular Bikes

When it comes to cycling, one major deterrent is the safety of the user. Most of the bike accidents that happen on the road occur in roundabouts and crossroads. Experienced bikers know that it is difficult to accelerate the speed of a regular bike after halting it, this is the major reason for most cycling mishaps.

E-bikes help eliminate this problem as the motor will accelerate you safely away from danger. You will be confident to halt in traffic as you are guaranteed that you can restore back your initial speed with just a few pedals.

You will also be happy to slow down for sharp corners and bends, unlike regular cyclists who use the gained momentum to move over such bends. With the help of the motor, you will easily accelerate to the other side.

With the e-bike, you are less likely to compete and struggle with traffic as lesser cars will have the need to overtake you. This means a safe and worry-free ride.

Read more:
6 Reasons Electric Cyclists Feel Safer (and 1 Reason Why They Don’t) &
What makes electric bikes safer in London?

7. You Now Get To Enjoy Moving Up The Hills

One of the horrors that come with cycling is long steeped hilltops, most cyclers prefer to get down and drag their bike up the hill than cycle.

But with the e-bike, going up the hill is rather funny that stressful. All you need do it set your motor to the highest speed and move up effortlessly till you et o the top.
E-bikes are now very popular amongst mountain bikers as it allows them the ease of moving up steep mountains without much stress and loss of energy.

Get an e-bike today and join thousands of users who are testifying to its goodness. Life can be easy, comfortable and fun at the same time if you make the right choice

8. E-Bikes Are Great For Crosswinds And Headwinds

Crosswinds and headwinds, another great adversary of cyclists can now be put to check with the e-bike. With just cranking up your speed and moving at a good speed, you will no longer be attacked by this evil winds.

9. You Too Can Now Explore The World

With an e-bike, you can cover longer distances comfortable without having to work yourself to the edge. You can now pack up a knapsack and go out for camping’s with your friends on a cool weekend using your e-bikes.

The extra help that comes with the motor makes the e-bike and ideal touring bike.

10. E-Bikes Are Fun

Don’t you own an e-bike? You are missing a great deal of fun! The regular bikes are fun to ride on a cool evening, imaging adding extra help to the regular bike.

You now get to move 5x faster (depending on your setting) with just own push on the pedal, there is just one word to describe the feeling….Amazing!

A history of folding electric bikes

Hercules Rob Fold F8
Our latest folding electric bicycle, the Hercules Rob Fold F8 with Bosch motor

A new folding electric bike joined our range this week, the first in many years. The Hercules Rob Fold F8 from Germany has it all – Bosch motor, 400Wh or 500Wh battery capacity options, 8-speed Shimano Nexus hub gears, lights, luggage rack, kick stand, hydraulic brakes, mudguards. Continue reading “A history of folding electric bikes”

An electric bike Christmas

christmas electric bike wrapped
Only problem is getting it down the chimney

Melanie Reid writes in today’s Times about how electric bikes are emerging as a favourite gift this Christmas.

“When things come in clusters, you know you have a trend on your hands. Randomly, at least three girlfriends have announced they want an electric bike for Christmas.”

She continues with a brisk summary of the benefits of electric bikes: how the rider feels younger, is transported back in time to the youthful joy of cycling, “the feeling of being nine years old again and everything works”. Continue reading “An electric bike Christmas”

Riding to School on an Electric Bike

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2016 Haibike Sduro Hardfour RX 24″ Electric Bike – for kids 8 years and up

There are kids electric bikes now?

Electric bikes have long been popular with older riders, people who would otherwise write off cycling but find that electric bikes are a great way to get around.

But what about cyclists at the other end of the age scale? Why would a child want to ride an electric bike? Do kids electric bikes even exist? Should they? Continue reading “Riding to School on an Electric Bike”

Full Stock of E-Bikes for Summer & New Video Reviews

Fully stocked in time for Summer

Several large shipments from Kalkhoff have arrived this month, with enough bikes to meet demand for our most popular models through the height of the season.

Electric bike stock

Best-selling models like the 2016 Agattu Premium 8G with Belt Drive and new Pro Connect 9G (with larger 14.5Ah battery) are available in all frame styles and sizes once more. 

The latest Integrale 10-speed is here in good numbers too, as are other Impulse Evo models like the Integrale S11, Integrale S10 and the Include Premium
 
The new Integrales and Includes all come with our largest 17Ah integrated battery pack, Smart Navigation and more powerful Impulse Evo and Evo RS motors. See our video review story below for more on these models.
 
We even have a couple of Small and Medium Tasman 17Ah step thru back in stock for the first time in months. 
 
The Tasman is a very well equipped town bike, with 8-speed hub gears, adjustable stem, built-in lock and attractive black and bronze paintwork.
 
 
But not so many of these…
 
However, there are very few of the Pro Connect 10, semi-folding Sahel Compact and Integrale 8 Belt left in stock, only low single figures in certain sizes, none in others. 
 
So, if you’re interested in any of these models, they’re likely to sell out soon. And with good reason, they’ve picked up some glowing, enthusiastic reviews this year.
 
All prices include VAT and free UK shipping, of course, and all bikes are fully-equipped with lights, luggage rack, kickstand, EU/UK charger, ergonomic handgrips and saddles, 2-year warranty and the support of the Britain’s most experienced e-bike supplier.
 
 
Loughborough Showroom

Loughborough Showroom Saturday Opening

One of the best things about our relocation has been the creation of a much-improved, dedicated showroom area. Improved accessibility also means we’ve been able to open on Saturday on a regular basis in Loughborough for the first time.

 
Anthony, previously manager of our busy Bristol showroom, will be on hand to show you around the bikes, send you off on your test rides and even, so I’m told, offer you a hot drink.
 
Our Loughborough showroom is open 10am – 4pm tomorrow and every Saturday this Summer. 
 
50cycles Electric Bikes
1 Charnwood Business Park
North Road
Loughborough 
Leicestershire LE11 1LE
Google Map
 
If you’re having trouble finding us, look out for the ‘Skytrex’ sign on the corner of our building. There’s parking right outside. Contact anthony.douglas@50cycles.com if you’d like to visit tomorrow.
 

You have to see these Kalkhoff E-Bike videos from California

New Wheel Include ReviewThe New Wheel electric bike store in San Francisco does a roaring trade in Kalkhoff e-bikes. As you’d expect from a Bay Area business, they’re very slick and have recently produced a series of exceedingly professional and informative video reviews of three key 2016 Kalkhoff models, all of them using the Impulse Evo system.

We’re so impressed we’ve dropped them into the review pages. You can see their Integrale S11, Integrale 8 and Include Premium 8 videos on our respective review pages.

If you’re reading this email on the West Coast of the US, you should definitely pay The New Wheel a visit and give them your business. 

Which of our current bikes would you most like to see a video review of on our website? Some of our team are keen to see what we can do. 


 
£100 Off Friends & Family Code FFJUN 
Fantic Friends and FamilyWe’ve created a new voucher code that you’re welcome to use on your next bike or to share with friends and family. 
 
The code FFJUN is valid on new orders including an electric bike placed through our website, over the telephone or in one of the 50cycles showrooms. 
 
It’s worth £100 off any Kalkhoff, FOCUS or Fantic electric bike from now until the end of this month.
 
If you have any problem with using the code on our website, please call 0333 900 5050 and we’ll help you apply it to your order.
 
We are issuing this code on the understanding you are already a 50cycles customer, owner of a Kalkhoff, FOCUS or Fantic electric bike or pedal cycle, and you will share it with close friends and family. It cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts and is not for general distribution online or in social media, nor can it be applied retrospectively to existing orders.  Offer valid until 23:59:59 on 30th June 2016.

That’s all for now, thank you for reading. 
The 50cycles Team

Electric Mountain Bike Review

Focus Thron 2.0 electric mountain bike at Devil’s Dyke near Brighton
We’ve always put electric bike reviews at the centre of our website. I remember the first review we ever received, from one of our Honda Step Compo owners, back in 2003. But this one is one of the best.

So that’s how 500 miles feels, in a little under 8 weeks I have covered this distance since taking delivery of my Focus electric mountain bike. Continue reading “Electric Mountain Bike Review”

Electric Bike Catalogue Revealed

We produced this simple 8-page electric bike catalogue covering the range of Kalkhoff and Focus electric bikes we’ll be offering in 2016.

It contains some stirring words about why you really want to own an electric bike, a summary of the various motor systems on offer, prices, details of our showrooms and contact details plus a handy size guide that will help you find which frame option is best for your height. Continue reading “Electric Bike Catalogue Revealed”