50cycles Electric Bike Blog

News, reviews, opinion and electric bike info from UK e-bike market leader.

  1. New Manchester Electric Bike Showroom Opens in Altrincham

    Our Manchester electric bike shop is now open in Altrincham 

    Altrincham Electric Bike Shop Opening

    Over the years many customers have made the journey down the M6 from Greater Manchester to our Loughborough showroom. It's the perfect area to be an electric bike owner, with some of the UK's finest countryside on the doorstep waiting to be explored. There won't be quite so far to travel from this weekend as we're proud to announce that our largest showroom anywhere will open in Altrincham on Friday April 28th. Our opening event continues on Saturday 29th April making it a great start to the Bank Holiday Weekend. Continue reading

  2. 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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  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. E-MTB Buyers Guide

    imageThe world of E-MTB's is a minefield. Two bikes might look very similar on a photograph but can be used for very different purposes.  For this reason, we'd recommend researching the subject extensively and getting in touch with one of our electric mountain bike experts for some free advice. Continue reading

  6. Electric Bike Insurance

    Bicycle and cycle insurance from Cycleguard

    So you've just received your shiny, new electric bike... but before you give it a spin, have you considered getting it insured?

    It's no surprise that electric bikes are fast becoming one of the UK's favourite modes of transport, but such popularity can also have a downside. With more e-bikes on British roads than ever before; the number of reported thefts is also on the rise and whilst bike theft is bad, e-bike theft is even worse.

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  7. 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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  8. 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

  9. 50cycles Electric Bikes at Airbus Bristol

    50cycles Electric Bikes at Airbus Bristol
    The Bristol Showroom will be attending the Filton Airbus commuter Event. The event takes place between 11am and 2pm on the 1st November 2016. We will be there with a cherry picked selection of Kalkhoff, Scott, Raleigh, Haibike and Winora electric bikes. If you work at Airbus, and specifically want to see a certain bike on your lunch break, please let our...
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  10. Electric bike bargains in our Sayonara Sale

    Sayonara Sale Endeavour S11 Alfine - was £3295 now £2000 Sayonara Sale Endeavour S11 Alfine - was £3295 now £2000

    We have a queue of electric bikes to sell in our special Sayonara Sale clearance category. Continue reading

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