BH Rebel Volt Folding Electric Bike with Yamaha PW-TE motor

Introducing the new 2020 BH Rebel Volt Folding Electric Bike with Yamaha PW-TE motor and Automatic Support Mode.

We’ve sold many folding electric bikes. In the early days, we sold nothing else. But we’ve never sold a folding electric bike with Yamaha motor before.

And we’ve certainly never sold one with Automatic Support Mode.

For those reasons and others (like the price) the 2020 BH Rebel Volt is a folding ebike we’re excited to offer to UK customers for the first time.

BH Rebel Volt Folding Electric Bike
The new 2020 BH Rebel Volt Folding Electric Bike with Yamaha PW-TE motor and Automatic Support Mode

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2020 BH Electric Bikes: Focus on BH Atom Range

For many years our best-selling bike was the Kalkhoff Agattu. It went through many versions but essentially remained a comfortable, capable, much-loved step-thru electric bike.

We sold around 20,000 of them over the years and many of the early examples are still being ridden every day.

So many we put out a call for trade-ins of old Agattu for new electric bikes. We service and then list them on our website with other old Kalkhoffs and they always sell out within a few days.

But they do have their limitations. Kalkhoff never succeeded in properly integrating the battery pack into the frame and battery capacity was limited. Kalkhoff also utterly lost the plot with after-sales support in recent years, so we had to let them go.

So, what are our customers trading-in their beloved Agattus for? Continue reading “2020 BH Electric Bikes: Focus on BH Atom Range”

BH ready to conquer in France with the Arkéa-Samsic

2019 is the year BH bicycles will conquer all in the professional road cycling calendar. Its union with Arkéa-Samsic guarantees the team’s BH Ultralight EVO and BH G7 Pro will rank well this season.

They’re building on 2018’s showing in the high mountains with Warren Barguil, who’s back with the team this season. Now they will also do so in the fastest starts, most furious sprints and tightest stage finishes.

The signing of the German Andre Greipel represents a huge leap in quality for the team Arkéa-Samsic. They’ll soon see how he joins the fight for the many victories that are decided in big sprints. Continue reading “BH ready to conquer in France with the Arkéa-Samsic”

BH X-TEP Lynx 5.5 Pro S Review – Demands you to take it to the nearest trail

Review of 2019 BH X-Tep Lynx 5.5 Electric Mountain Bike available in the UK exclusively via 50cycles. Shimano E8000 motor, integrated 720Wh battery pack and innovative geometry make for plenty of outstanding riding.

Review of the 2019 BH X-Tep Lynx 5.5 Pro S

More and more e-bike manufacturers are installing powerful batteries. And Spanish brand BH is no exception. Their new the X-TEP comes with a class-leading 720 Wh battery pack.

This All-Mountain charger, based on Shimano’s E-MTB engine Steps E8000 motor, breaks new ground, especially in terms of battery life. The battery pack, as with many current E-MTBs, is integrated inside the down tube.

However, it is not taken to the side or down, but pulled upwards. The long design and a new, more compact cell structure allow you to store enormous 720 Wh in the X-TEP. The standard for most e-bikes – notably Bosch-powered ones – is currently at 500 Wh.

The fact that BH has almost 50 per cent more battery power available reflects a current trend – as Specialized recently showed on the new Levo with 700 Wh battery. But, compared to the American brand, BH offers the largest battery in all models, not just the £8000+ models like Specialized.

The bike is very smart in other ways: using a wristband, you can open the electronic battery door (a key is also included).

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Electric bikes at the Glastonbury Festival

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Lucy taking delivery of a folding ebike in 2007

50cycles has been supplying electric bikes at the Glastonbury Festival for over twelve years.

We donated a single bike for Lucy, the Festival’s Green Initiatives Coordinator, to use in 2007.

We also hosted a World of Electric Bikes tent that year as a way to introduce e-bike technology to a new audience. Continue reading “Electric bikes at the Glastonbury Festival”

BH Atom E-Bikes Price & Performance Combined

The BH Atom e-bikes range has options for all types of users. There are now models for all possible categories and to cater for the widest range of budgets.

The BH Atom E-Bike range is a perfect gateway to the world of electric bicycles

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

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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.”

The Cycle Show 2016 Preview

50cycles at Cycle Show 2016, Birmingham NEC

We’re exhibiting at the Cycle Show 2016 at Birmingham’s NEC and we’re bringing more bikes to see and test ride than ever before.

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Electric Mountain Bike Review

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Focus Thron 2.0 electric mountain bike at Devil’s Dyke near Brighton
We’ve always put electric bike reviews at the centre of our website. I remember the first review we ever received, from one of our Honda Step Compo owners, back in 2003. But this one is one of the best.

So that’s how 500 miles feels, in a little under 8 weeks I have covered this distance since taking delivery of my Focus electric mountain bike. Continue reading “Electric Mountain Bike Review”

Ex-Display Electric Bikes

Ex-Display Electric Bikes

London Electric Bike Showroom
Electric bike showroom in East Sheen, London

We’re clearing last season’s Kalkhoff and Focus ex-display electric bikes from our showrooms, so it’s a great time to pick up a bargain for yourself, a relative or friend.

Some of these bikes have no miles at all, some have a few dozen and a small number have clocked up hundreds of miles in short test rides. They’ve all been regularly cleaned, checked and serviced. Continue reading “Ex-Display Electric Bikes”