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  1. Orbea Electric Bikes 2019 Models now in stock

    2019 Orbea electric bikes now in stock at 50cycles including the lightweight Gain road bikes and Orbea Keram Asphalt e-bike.
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  2. BESV PS1 | Lightest electric bike with Carbon Frame

    BESV PS1 | Lightest electric bike with Carbon Frame
    We're often asked "so what's your lightest electric bike?" and "sounds great - how heavy is it?" Seems weight is a big factor for people buying an electric bike, up there with price and range. Most of our e-bikes weigh in well over 20kg. A couple of this year's dual-battery models tipped the scales nearer 30kg. Even that's light compared...
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  3. 7 Reasons to Ride Electric Bikes in London

    7 Reasons to Ride Electric Bikes in London

    Electric bikes in London are one of the best ways to travel around the capital. Cheap, practical and fun, electric bikes offer many advantages over other London transport options.

    If you're tired of waiting for buses, sick of squeezing onto the tube, fed up with waiting in traffic or too tired to pedal cycle everywhere, an electric bike is for you. Electric bikes in London have the power to boost your range, improve your mood and deliver you at your destination feeling fresh and ready to go. Not tired and ready to drop, or in need of a shower.

    Electric bikes are wildly popular across Europe. Nearly three-quarters of a million were sold in Germany in 2017, about half of all bikes by value sold in the Netherlands are now electric. Visiting Zurich recently I noticed there were more electric bikes than pedal cycles on the roads. But of all the big cities in Europe, London is the most suitable for electric bikes. Here's why...

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  4. Electric Bike Price Match

    A customer asked me today if we can price match with another electric bike shop.

    The answer is almost always yes. We do offer electric bike price matching, but with a couple of exceptions.

    If another retailer is offering an unreasonably low price, we cannot reasonably match that. The retailer is most likely losing money on the deal and we're not interested in competing in that market.

    Or, it could be that the bike on offer is not new. Perhaps they're trying to clear a bike returned by a customer? Maybe it's shop-soiled or an ex-demonstrator?

    We are upfront about this and list all our ex-display electric bikes separately often with generous discounts on ultra low mileage, good-as-new bikes. We have electric bikes from Cube, Giant, Riese & Müller, Beatbike and electric mountain bikes from  Haibike. Continue reading

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

    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

  6. 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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  7. Electric Mountain Bike Review

    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

  8. 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

  9. Kalkhoff Integrale E-Bike Reviews & Winter Clearance Offers

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    It's Kalkhoff's flagship model for 2016 and it's making new owners very happy.

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  10. Electric bikes safer in London

    Kalkhoff Integrale LTD A good electric bike will carry you across London in safety and style. Photo source: Kalkhoff.

    What makes electric bikes safer in London?

    My experience of riding both electric bikes and pedal cycles, as well as conversations with other ebike riders, offers an answer: Yes, emphatically so. E-bikes are safer, faster and more fun. Continue reading

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