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...
A surprise delivery of our first 2019 Orbea bikes this morning! One was for a customer's pre-order the others are in stock and ready to buy.
We're often asked "so what's your lightest electric bike?" and "sounds great - how heavy is it?" Seems weight is a big factor for people buying an electric bike, up there with price and range. Most of our e-bikes weigh in well over 20kg. A couple of this year's dual-battery models tipped the scales nearer 30kg. Even that's light compared...
News today of something I've long suspected."Young couples trapped in car dependency" says the BBC headline. "You spend hours in traffic ferrying yourself and your children around because your estate has no shops; no pub; no doctor; no school; no jobs" the report adds.
Ditch the car, get an e-bike
Of course, at 50cycles Electric Bikes we offer a viable alternative. Rather than accepting a lifetime spent fuming in traffic, young couples should explore which electric bikes are best if they find themselves trapped on a UK housing estate.
Developers are surrounding Britain's towns with housing estates that are simply not liveable. They lack basic amenities or sense of community. Town centres are miles away at the end of busy roads. Residents sometimes feel obliged to climb over fences to get to where they want to go. They're literally scaling the walls to escape! Continue reading
The poor, misunderstood e-bike They've been around for years but several misconceptions about what electric bikes are and how they differ from pedal cycles persist. These are questions and comments we often hear when people encounter electric bikes for the first time, in our store or out on the road and trails. We're going to try to settle some of...
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Owners Scott & Tim outside our new Altrincham e-bike showroom on opening day
It's been a busy time since our last email: two new stores, lots of new bikes coming into stock, some new award winners and a couple of bargains in our Clearance category. Continue reading
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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.
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.
2017 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 seasonIntegrale i8 (47cm Sm & 55cm Lg in stock ) £3295Include Premium £2995Sahel Compact £2195Pro Connect i10 £2395Agattu i7 17Ah battery £1845Coming soon: Durban Compact £1495