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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Bosch Performance CX E-MTB Power Mode Update 2017

Bosch have announced a software update for the Performance CX motor system. The software will be available as of 01/07/2017.

The new mode, called eMTB, replaces the sport mode. The torque is still rated at a maximum of 75nm, and delivers power of between 120% and 300% of the riders effort.

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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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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”

2017 Electric Bike Motor Buyers Guide

The biggest hurdle in buying an electric bike is choosing which motor to go for. There are 100s of companies out there making the motors, hub driven, crank driven, ones you can retrofit, ones which come as standard on a purpose-built bike.

We’re a firm believer that mid-drive trumps all, due to reliability, weight distribution and riding experience

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Kalkhoff Impulse and Bosch electric bike comparison

The Impulse and Bosch motor systems debuted around the same time several years ago and both have gone on to dominate the high quality electric bike market. They’re both highly versatile e-bike systems, powering commuter e-bikes, power-assisted mountain bikes and comfortable town bikes.

Both systems are into the second and third generations now, with increases in power as well as functional and ergonomic improvements. The latest versions even offer on-board navigation systems.

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Electric Bike Video Reviews

Electric Bike Review videos
Electric Bike Review have been busy looking at Kalkhoff and FOCUS electric bikes

Kalkhoff and Focus electric bikes have made their way over to the States in recent years and they’re being noticed by reviewers over there. Here is a collection of recent electric bike video reviews of 2015 Kalkhoff and FOCUS electric bikes from Electric Bike Reviews in the USA. Continue reading “Electric Bike Video Reviews”