Our first ever electric bike was stolen. Here’s how we got it back.

Our first ever electric bike was stolen. Here's how we got it back. 1
2001 Honda Step Compo folding electric bike

The idea of 50cycles Electric Bikes became a reality one day in August 2003 when our first electric bike arrived  in the UK. It was a little Honda Step Compo that had been hand-packed and despatch from Tokyo by my brother and 50cycles co-founder Scott Snaith.  The very same bike was stolen from us late last year, but now it’s back in our possession and on display in our new London showroom. Continue reading “Our first ever electric bike was stolen. Here’s how we got it back.”

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 “New Store Openings, New Bikes, Some Award Winners”

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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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 “New Manchester Electric Bike Showroom Opens in Altrincham”

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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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”

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 “A history of folding electric bikes”