Five Gorgeous Bike Trails and Routes for the Bank Holiday Weekends

With Summer merely months away, the Easter holiday already upon us, and the cost of holidays abroad skyrocketing to heights that few young families can logistically afford, the idea of getting away for a long weekend (or even a whole week) for a relaxing break in the great British countryside might very well be on many minds. Continue reading “Five Gorgeous Bike Trails and Routes for the Bank Holiday Weekends”

Focus Thron All Terrain Electric Bike Video

This is the Focus Thron electric mountain bike. What better way to demonstrate what their new electric mountain bike, the Thron, can do than letting this chap thrash it around and kick up pine needles in the local woods? Continue reading “Focus Thron All Terrain Electric Bike Video”

Kalkhoff “Our best electric bike of all time” video

Kalkhoff have just released another English language video highlighting the benefits of the new Impulse 2.0 electric bike system that powers most of our range this year. It reveals how the nifty new Shift Assist system works, offers a glimpse inside Kalkhoff’s testing labs and shows a pair of 2014 e-bikes cruising through stunning scenery. Continue reading “Kalkhoff “Our best electric bike of all time” video”

Bosch vs Impulse 2.0 Electric Bike System

23/10/2015 Updated article – see the new version here

Impulse 2.0 electric bike system

There are several centre motors like the Impulse 2.0 system on the market now. Bosch have recently offered their own pedal assist electric motor for bicycles, with manufacturers such as KTM, HaiBike, Moustache and others fitting it to their new electric models. Even Kalkhoff offer a version of the Pro Connect with the Bosch Performance system this season. But how do the Impulse 2.0 and Bosch systems compare?

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New video: Kalkhoff Impulse 2.0 Electric Bike System

Kalkhoff are rightly proud of their new Impulse 2.0 electric bike system. Karl-Heinz Lange of Kalkhoff explains the development process and benefits the new system brings in this new video. Continue reading “New video: Kalkhoff Impulse 2.0 Electric Bike System”

Electric Bike Sales in the EU and Asia [Infographic]

Here at 50cycles, we know that the popularity of electric bikes in the UK is increasing. Every day, more and more people are coming round to the electric way of life. But what about the rest of the world? This infographic showcases the growth of electric bike sales from 2008 – 2012, and highlight some interesting statistics that you might not have guessed. Continue reading “Electric Bike Sales in the EU and Asia [Infographic]”

Groningen Cycle Highways

Excellent news but more is needed and fast. Also Speed Electric Bikes need to be accounted for.

It can only be a good thing that government is investing in cycle highways. Having just spent 2 weeks around Europe the UK is way behind in cycle infrastructure which simply make everyone lives better making it convenient to travel from AtoB fast.