It really amazes me that it takes the government so long to catch on to the fact that cycling can help the UK/world on so many levels for example: Continue reading “Is Our Government Really Not Promoting Cycling?”
The new Kalkhoff Nostalgie is now available at our new Richmond bicycle store. It’s not electric but with its gorgeous styling and excellent equipment it’s turning out to be quite a head-turner. Available in Mint Green, Black or Brown complete with built-in lock, lights, kickstand and Brooks leather saddle and handgrips, all for £499.
Early feedback indicates that it’s as nice to ride as it is to look at.
2010 Kalkhoff electric bike production is in full swing. The factory has already produced a variety of bikes from our 2010 order, which means many are now ready for delivery to UK customers, months earlier than was possible last year.We have the entire Pro Connect LX 9-speed range (now keenly priced at £1795 with suspension, hydraulic brakes, Deore LX gears), Pro Connect Alfines, Tasmans, Pro Connect S XTs, some Agattus & Agattu XXLs ready to ship. Check our site for availability on each model – some are in stock now for immediate delivery, others will take a few days to arrive from Germany. Certain models will only be available in very small numbers – the Tasmans, Agattu XXL and Pro Connect LX – so we’d recommend ordering in the next few weeks to ensure you can have the model you want. The all-new Sahel models are due for production later this year, we’ll let you know as soon as we have confirmation.0844 be gone! You can now call us free of charge on 0800 0288 116 We know a lot of people are put off by 0844 numbers, as it’s not always clear what the charges are. Our old 0844 number charged at around 4 pence per minute. To make things simpler, we now have an 0800 number for sales and enquiries. Our new freephone number is 0800 0288 116We’re clearing the last few of each Kalkhoff winter sale bike now. Here’s what’s leftTasman 8-speed Luxury e-bike premium gears and lock
NukeLight news Our latest lighting product, the NukeLight, was reviewed by renowned cycling website, road.cc. They were impressed by its brightness, lightness and intensity, describing it as a “very capable front light bright enough for commutes, yet light enough for the best bike“
Sssh! secret Yakkay cover offer. Use code yakkay5 at checkout to save £5 when ordering a helmet or cover
We’ve a long history of selling folding electric bikes here at 50cycles electric bikes. Back in 2003, we introduced the wonderful Honda Step Compo to customers outside Japan, quickly followed by Panasonic’s WiLL bike (the very first electric bike to be sold in the UK with a Lithium ion battery pack, way back in 2004!).
We sold hundreds of the eZee Quando between 2005 and 2007, but though it offered good hill-climbing performance, it was handicapped by being limited to a single gear and relatively heavy.
So we’re really, really pleased to be able to offer a very good folding electric bicycle once more. It has a high capacity 36V 9Ah Lithium ion battery, twist and go throttle control, 7 speed Shimano gears and an eye-catching alloy frame. It’s called the IZIP Via Mezza Enlightened electric folding bike, designed and manufactured by US-based electric bicycle specialist, Currie. We sold the first one within minutes of it arriving at our warehouse and our test riders all report that it’s the best electric folder we’ve ever had.
We’ve also taken on a couple of other IZIP bikes – the IZIP Via Rapido electric bike – a lightweight, Lithium battery powered, 7-speed Gents commuter bike and the IZIP Tri-Cruiser electric tricycle, a simple but highly effective electric three-wheeler. We’ve sold electric tricycles before, including the eZee Carro and the Agattu electric trike (which we like to call the Majestic Electric). The Tri-Cruiser is half the price of the eZee Carro and about one quarter the cost of the Agattu trike. Like we say, simple, effective and inexpensive.
This trio of new electric bikes marks a return by 50cycles to offering electric bicycles in the budget segment, as well as high-end electric bikes like our superb Kalkhoff range – the Pro Connect S high performance electric bike, the Pro Connect high-speed electric commuter bikes, the Tasman luxury electric bicycle and our best selling bike the Agattu all-round pedelec electric cycle.
The only problem with Kalkhoff bikes is that there is no folding electric bicycle option. So if you’re looking for an electric folding bike that’s fun to ride, reliable and capable, the IZIP Via Mezza Enlightened folding electric bicycle is definitely worth considering. Order your electric bike online or call us on 0844 800 5979(+44 203 355 8850 from outside the UK) today – we offer free delivery in the UK and good international shipping rates.
These are gorgeous, definitely the best-looking and best-designed cycle helmets we’ve seen since the Yakkays arrived last year. Casco have designed the E.motion helmets specifically for electric bicycle riders. The result is a futuristic look, great ventilation, easy fitting and superb safety.
They’re available in three styles and two sizes. Go to our Casco gallery to see larger pictures of each style, plus all-round views and what’s on the inside, where your head will be. Limited stock for now, so first come first served. They’re £120 each including UK delivery.
The cost of motoring continues to soar, with the prices of new cars soaring just as sales plummet. Basic list price of a new Ford Focus is up £867 to £13,435. This is due to the weakness of Pound Sterling against other currencies, most importantly the Euro, and is hot on the heels of last week’s Government bail-out of the car industry.
A new study shows that intense exercise for as little as 6 minutes a week has significant health benefits. Bursts of exercise, such as short sprints on your bicycle can help prevent diabetes and heart disease according to Dr Jamie Timmons, and exercise biologist at Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.
We’re already offering electric bikes priced with VAT at the new rate of 15 per cent.