Whenever our showrooms are open there are plenty of Kalkhoff electric bikes on show which you can take for a test ride.
We keep a carefully-picked assortment of the latest models in each showroom. There are bikes with small frames, medium sized frames and large frames to try for size, some with crossbar, others in the unisex step-thru style.
We have bikes with derailleur gears, hub gears and even fully automatic gears. Most of our hub gear bikes come with 8 speeds, but there is one model, the Kalkhoff Groove with a 7-speed Nexus hub and the Agattu Premium with Shimano’s top-of-the-range Alfine 11-speed hub.
The Agattu Premium Harmony and Impulse Ergo XXL both come equipped with NuVinci’s i360 Harmony automatic system. This set-up is unique – it offers both continuously-variable transmission and automatic shifting. You won’t even have to think about changing gear on either of these models, the bike will detect which gear you need and adjust accordingly.
Perhaps you’ve narrowed it down to one model in one size? Or maybe you’re not sure what type of gears you prefer? Or if you can still get on with a crossbar? (Don’t worry, we sell as many step-thru bikes to men as wome.) Whatever the case, you’re very welcome to try as many bikes as you want.
Our showrooms are well-located for test rides. Our Shoreham-by-Sea showroom in West Sussex is on the coast between Brighton & Hove to the East and Worthing to the West. To the North are the South Downs and the Adur River. There are hills and there are bracing routes where you’ll have waves rolling in as you ride.
Hampton Wick is our showroom in South West London. Again, it’s blessed with some of the best cycling routes in the country. There’s the Thames Path which runs West to Hampton Court, Molesey and Walton-on-Thames, East to Richmond-upon-Thames, Kew and into the Capital. You can also make your way to Bushy Park behind the showroom or hilly Richmond Park about 5 to 10 minutes ride away beyond Kingston.
All we ask is for your contact details and identification. We have helmets in our showrooms that you can wear on your ride, though we won’t insist on it. Some test-riders bring their own helmet and cycling clothes. It’s entirely up to you.
Once you’ve got a feel for the bikes and narrowed the field down to one or two we can help you choose the best model for you and offer interest-free finance (typical 0% APR) as well as other methods of payment. The bike can be delivered to your home or collected from our showroom. Sometimes you’ll even be able to ride the bike away.
We’ve been offering electric bike test rides for 12 years now, since our early beginning in Belsize Park in North West London. Since then several thousand people have had their first experience of an electric bike with 50cycles, every one wearing a broad smile on their return.
We plan to open more new showrooms and also work with local dealers, so please contact us if you’d like to try one out yourself. As more than one customer has told us, their Kalkhoff electric bike has been “the best thing I’ve ever bought”.
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