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  1. 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 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...
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  2. Common misconceptions about electric bikes

    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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  3. 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

  4. UK Debut: Winora Yakun Tour electric bike with Yamaha PW-X

    2017 Winora Yakun Tour electric bike 2017 Winora Yakun Tour electric bike with Yamaha PW-X motor and 500Wh battery pack

    This year's personal favourite Continue reading

  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Kalkhoff Mallorca 2017 E-Bike Showcase

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    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

  8. 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

  9. 2017 Electric Bike Motor Buyers Guide

    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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  10. An electric bike Christmas

    christmas electric bike wrapped Only problem is getting it down the chimney

    Melanie Reid writes in today's Times about how electric bikes are emerging as a favourite gift this Christmas.

    "When things come in clusters, you know you have a trend on your hands. Randomly, at least three girlfriends have announced they want an electric bike for Christmas."

    She continues with a brisk summary of the benefits of electric bikes: how the rider feels younger, is transported back in time to the youthful joy of cycling, "the feeling of being nine years old again and everything works". Continue reading

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