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”

Common misconceptions about electric bikes

The poor, misunderstood e-bike

Common misconceptions about electric bikes 1They’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.

Continue reading “Common misconceptions about electric bikes”

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 “UK Debut: Winora Yakun Tour electric bike with Yamaha PW-X”

Kalkhoff Mallorca 2017 E-Bike Showcase

Kalkhoff Mallorca 2017 E-Bike Showcase 2
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”

Full Stock of E-Bikes for Summer & New Video Reviews

Fully stocked in time for Summer

Several large shipments from Kalkhoff have arrived this month, with enough bikes to meet demand for our most popular models through the height of the season.

Electric bike stock

Best-selling models like the 2016 Agattu Premium 8G with Belt Drive and new Pro Connect 9G (with larger 14.5Ah battery) are available in all frame styles and sizes once more. 

The latest Integrale 10-speed is here in good numbers too, as are other Impulse Evo models like the Integrale S11, Integrale S10 and the Include Premium
 
The new Integrales and Includes all come with our largest 17Ah integrated battery pack, Smart Navigation and more powerful Impulse Evo and Evo RS motors. See our video review story below for more on these models.
 
We even have a couple of Small and Medium Tasman 17Ah step thru back in stock for the first time in months. 
 
The Tasman is a very well equipped town bike, with 8-speed hub gears, adjustable stem, built-in lock and attractive black and bronze paintwork.
 
 
But not so many of these…
 
However, there are very few of the Pro Connect 10, semi-folding Sahel Compact and Integrale 8 Belt left in stock, only low single figures in certain sizes, none in others. 
 
So, if you’re interested in any of these models, they’re likely to sell out soon. And with good reason, they’ve picked up some glowing, enthusiastic reviews this year.
 
All prices include VAT and free UK shipping, of course, and all bikes are fully-equipped with lights, luggage rack, kickstand, EU/UK charger, ergonomic handgrips and saddles, 2-year warranty and the support of the Britain’s most experienced e-bike supplier.
 
 
Loughborough Showroom

Loughborough Showroom Saturday Opening

One of the best things about our relocation has been the creation of a much-improved, dedicated showroom area. Improved accessibility also means we’ve been able to open on Saturday on a regular basis in Loughborough for the first time.

 
Anthony, previously manager of our busy Bristol showroom, will be on hand to show you around the bikes, send you off on your test rides and even, so I’m told, offer you a hot drink.
 
Our Loughborough showroom is open 10am – 4pm tomorrow and every Saturday this Summer. 
 
50cycles Electric Bikes
1 Charnwood Business Park
North Road
Loughborough 
Leicestershire LE11 1LE
Google Map
 
If you’re having trouble finding us, look out for the ‘Skytrex’ sign on the corner of our building. There’s parking right outside. Contact anthony.douglas@50cycles.com if you’d like to visit tomorrow.
 

You have to see these Kalkhoff E-Bike videos from California

New Wheel Include ReviewThe New Wheel electric bike store in San Francisco does a roaring trade in Kalkhoff e-bikes. As you’d expect from a Bay Area business, they’re very slick and have recently produced a series of exceedingly professional and informative video reviews of three key 2016 Kalkhoff models, all of them using the Impulse Evo system.

We’re so impressed we’ve dropped them into the review pages. You can see their Integrale S11, Integrale 8 and Include Premium 8 videos on our respective review pages.

If you’re reading this email on the West Coast of the US, you should definitely pay The New Wheel a visit and give them your business. 

Which of our current bikes would you most like to see a video review of on our website? Some of our team are keen to see what we can do. 


 
£100 Off Friends & Family Code FFJUN 
Fantic Friends and FamilyWe’ve created a new voucher code that you’re welcome to use on your next bike or to share with friends and family. 
 
The code FFJUN is valid on new orders including an electric bike placed through our website, over the telephone or in one of the 50cycles showrooms. 
 
It’s worth £100 off any Kalkhoff, FOCUS or Fantic electric bike from now until the end of this month.
 
If you have any problem with using the code on our website, please call 0333 900 5050 and we’ll help you apply it to your order.
 
We are issuing this code on the understanding you are already a 50cycles customer, owner of a Kalkhoff, FOCUS or Fantic electric bike or pedal cycle, and you will share it with close friends and family. It cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts and is not for general distribution online or in social media, nor can it be applied retrospectively to existing orders.  Offer valid until 23:59:59 on 30th June 2016.

That’s all for now, thank you for reading. 
The 50cycles Team

What is an electric bicycle?

What is an electric bicycle?
What is an electric bicycle?

The New Wheel in San Francisco have produced this super little video that shows how an e-bike can have a powerful effect – improving your quality of life, your mood, your health and give you freedom you just do not get using public transport, schlepping around on foot or stuck in another traffic jam. Continue reading “What is an electric bicycle?”

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”