Two New Sporty 2020 E-Bikes Revealed: BH Atom Cross Pro & Atom Jet Pro

BH Atom Cross Pro and Atom Jet pro are two new BH Electric Bike Models to hit the streets in 2020.

2020’s Sporty Stars: BH Atom Cross Pro and Atom Jet Pro

Two  very impressive new bikes to show you this week: the 2020 Atom Cross Pro and Atom Jet Pro from BH. Continue reading “Two New Sporty 2020 E-Bikes Revealed: BH Atom Cross Pro & Atom Jet Pro”

Electric bikes at the Glastonbury Festival

Lucy from the Glastonbury Press Office taking deli
Lucy taking delivery of a folding ebike in 2007

50cycles has been supplying electric bikes at the Glastonbury Festival for over twelve years.

We donated a single bike for Lucy, the Festival’s Green Initiatives Coordinator, to use in 2007.

We also hosted a World of Electric Bikes tent that year as a way to introduce e-bike technology to a new audience. Continue reading “Electric bikes at the Glastonbury Festival”

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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Electric bikes: THE catalyst for making the UK a better place to live

I had a realisation the other day, while riding my Winora Yakun e-bike along the coast to Brighton and back.

Electric bikes: THE catalyst for making the UK a better place to live 1Electric bikes make things happen more quickly. I can fit more things into a day when I’m on my electric bike. But hold on, isn’t that what cars are supposed to be good at? Sort of, but every time I get in a car to go somewhere I’m sealing myself up in a metal box (an unbearably hot metal box at this time of year), wait in queues of traffic, hoping I’ll find somewhere to park.

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Common misconceptions about electric bikes

The poor, misunderstood e-bike

Common misconceptions about electric bikes 2They’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 them here.

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New Store Openings, New Bikes, Some Award Winners

50cycles Altrincham openingOwners 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 “New Store Openings, New Bikes, Some Award Winners”

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.

Bosch Nyon

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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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Kalkhoff Mallorca 2017 E-Bike Showcase

Kalkhoff Mallorca 2017 E-Bike Showcase 3
Kalkhoff kindly invited a couple of us to spend the last weekend in February with them in Mallorca. They invite all their favourite dealers to the island every few years mainly as a “Thank you” but also as an opportunity to introduce new products and ideas. Continue reading “Kalkhoff Mallorca 2017 E-Bike Showcase”