Bosch CX 2020

Bosch has announced their new motor, Bosch CX 2020, which replaces the enormously popular Bosch Performance CX.

Bosch CX 2020 exploded viewBosch has been in the electric bike motor business for ten years now. Their range of motors has powered e-bikes for scores of brands including Cube, Scott, Kalkhoff, Riese & Müller and Haibike.

Their Performance CX motor was beginning to show its age in recent years, with limited battery capacity, excess noise and a less-than compact size and weight.

So what does the Bosch’s new CX 2020 system bring to the party?

Has it made Bosch Performance CX obsolete?

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Save up to 42% on your electric bike with Green Commute Initiative cycle to work scheme

Electric bikes are incredibly useful but they are often more expensive than traditional pedal cycles. Fortunately, help is at hand from the Government-backed cycle to work scheme, via the Green Commute Initiative.

It helps reduce and spread the cost of electric bike ownership. You’ll save of up to 42% if you’re higher-rate earner! Continue reading “Save up to 42% on your electric bike with Green Commute Initiative cycle to work scheme”

Haibike Flyon delivery delay disappoints customers

Has the Haibike Flyon delivery delay affected you?

We heard on the dealer grapevine that there is a problem with Haibike Flyon models reaching dealers in time.

We don’t know the full details, but it seems dealers are being informed that certain Flyon models will not be shipped until OCTOBER, a time when the cycling season traditionally draws to a close.

It’s also when NEXT SEASON’S models start to appear. Continue reading “Haibike Flyon delivery delay disappoints customers”

Great electric bikes under £1000 – Your High Quality Trade-In E-Bike Destination

You can buy electric bikes under £1000, and it usually comes down to two options:

1. Something new that’s cheap but is probably not a great electric bike
2. A used bike that’s already proven its reliability

At 50cycles, we can’t offer any of the first type. Our cheapest new bike is the BH Easygo Volt at £1295.

We now have a supply of high-quality used bikes that have been returned to us for refurbishment and resale.
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Trade in Electric Bike for a New 2019 BH E-Bike

Trade in electric bike at 50cycles. Electric bike trade in at 50cycles. We now accept trade-ins on electric bikes in part-exchange for a new 2019 E-Bike.

50cycles Trade In Electric Bikes

We’ve had a huge increase in enquiries about electric bike trade-in lately

Many of you own bikes that work but are showing their age. You still want to cycle, but more range, power or riding something a little different appeals.

So it’s time to announce that yes, we do now accept trade-ins and can offer part exchange deals when buying a new model from 50cycles (we’ve even created this new web page to get things moving) Continue reading “Trade in Electric Bike for a New 2019 BH E-Bike”

2019 BH Evo City Pro: Powerful replacement for the Kalkhoff Pro Connect

BH Evo City Pro Electric Bike from 50cycles
BH Evo City Pro

We followed up our BH Evo Jet hill climb video with this tour of the excellent new BH Evo City Pro.

It’s similar to the Jet but with a larger battery capacity (meaning longer range) and it’s fully equipped for a touring and commuting role.

BH Evo City Pro – the new Kalkhoff Pro Connect?

This BH model caught our attention immediately. It’s very similar to our best-selling Kalkhoff Pro Connect model, which we offered 2008-2018, selling several thousand in the UK.

If anything though, the City Pro has even greater potential. It’s definitely more powerful and more elegant because (unlike the Kalkhoff Pro Connect) it tucks the 600Wh battery into the frame.

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2019 BH Evo Jet E-Bike Hill Climb in Richmond Park, London

The first thing we do when a new e-bike arrives is take it for a test ride up a nice big hill. There’s no better way to get a sense of an electric bike’s potential than cycling straight for places other cyclists fear to pedal.

One such place is Broomfield Hill in Richmond Park, London. We’ve been testing bikes on this climb for years. Kalkhoff, Oxygen, Haibike, Focus e-bikes have all had their first UK outings there.

It’s a good spot because it’s popular with other cyclists (especially at weekends), it’s relatively free of motor traffic and it’s easy to film. About 50 yards further East there’s an off-road track that’s handy for test rides too.

We took the new BH Evo Jet on both of them last Sunday and were thrilled by the results. The BH Evo E-Bikes are the first we’ve had that pack a 48 volt motor and battery as standard. Continue reading “2019 BH Evo Jet E-Bike Hill Climb in Richmond Park, London”

An elegant step-thru electric bike from BESV, the new CF1

The very latest addition to our line-up is the BESV CF1 step-thru electric bike. BESV also make the formidable TRB1 Urban e-bike (Brose motor, huge battery capacity) and the PS1 (compact, Carbon frame city bike par excellence).

BESV CF1 Step-thru electric bike
BESV CF1 Step-thru electric bike

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Electric bikes for Deliveroo riders

Electric bikes have the power to make a real difference for the nation’s delivery riders. We caught up with a very busy Deliveroo rider recently to see how it’s helped. He’s now making more money than ever because he’s able to deliver more orders, more quickly without wearing himself out on his shift.

Pick the right e-bike for deliveries

Not all e-bikes are up to the job though. A very large battery capacity is essential to keep going through the day and night. Riders also require strong assistance that can take on steep hills, heavy loads and stiff headwinds. The bike also needs to be tough enough to carry extra weight and dependable because the rider’s livelihood depends on it working well.

We’ve trawled Deliveroo rider forums and it sounds like it can be a tough job most of the time. They’re against the clock, they have to deliver whatever the weather conditions and pedalling uphills and stopping and starting at crossings and junctions really takes it out of them. Riding an electric bike on a shift has the potential to iron out these problems and make it a fun and profitable job.

E-Bikes help you make money, save your time & energy

Yes, the initial outlay on an electric bike is significant, but the gains soon outweigh the cost for riders who are smart enough to invest in one.

Jimmy, our Youtube star, rides a BESV TRB1  e-bike which he’s found to be ideal for the job – it’s fast, robust and comes with the largest single-battery capacity of any bike we’ve ever stocked, at 756Wh. Which means mileages well into the 50-mile range. That should cover even the busiest of shifts, whatever the terrain.

We have other bikes that are good for this work but none quite matches the TRB1 for power, speed, strength and stealthiness. Well-equipped too with decent front and rear lights, air-sprung forks, a luggage rack and fat tyres.

We only have a very limited number available between now and Spring 2019 and we can offer all Uber Eats, Deliveroo riders, etc £1,000 off the RRP £3995 – we want these bikes out on the road, making you money and earning good reviews.

Call Mark on 01509 278393, contact us online or request a free callback to learn more about this game-changing e-bike today.

Also read who benefits most from electric bikes

 

Panasonic electric bike battery will give your old e-bike new life

26V Panasonic Electric Bike Battery
26V Panasonic Electric Bike Battery compatible with Kalkhoff e-bikes and many other brands

If you own a Kalkhoff electric bike with the Panasonic motor system and battery, we have some very good news.

We’ve had many calls about replacement Panasonic electric bike battery packs from owners of Kalkhoff electric bikes bought between 2007 and 2014 but until now we haven’t been able a really good, long-distance, fair-priced option.

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