50cycles Electric Bike Blog

Electric Bike news, reviews from the UK e-bike market leader.

  1. Kalkhoff emerges as European electric bike market leader

    Kalkhoff bikes have a deserved reputation for performance, reliability and innovation and they've picked up many awards this year from organisations like ExtraEnergy (the Impulse Ergo and Pro Connect Xion were both category winners along with the sold-out Sahel Compact), as well as magazines like ElektroRad in Germany and the Electric Bike Buyer's Guide here in the UK.

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  2. New Electric Bike Showroom Opens in Brighton

    New Electric Bike Showroom Opens in Brighton

    50cycles are delighted to announce that they now have a shop in Shoreham-by-Sea! Continue reading

  3. Edinburgh Electric Bikes - Test Rides in Scotland

    Edinburgh Electric Bikes - Test Rides in Scotland

    We've got a new test ride location in bonny Scotland... Continue reading

  4. Sahel Harmony electric bike: One year in and still my favourite

    Sahel Harmony electric bike: One year in and still my favourite

    I've been riding a Sahel Harmony on an extended test for over a year now, ever since unboxing it at last year's Eden Project electric bike event. It was one of the very first production electric bikes to use NuVinci's fully automatic gearbox so I thought it important to see how reliable such a sophisticated piece of cycling technology would be in daily use. Continue reading

  5. Five Gorgeous Bike Trails and Routes for the Bank Holiday Weekends

    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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Red Ribbon Awards 2014

    Red Ribbon Awards 2014

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  9. 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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  10. 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