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”

Kalkhoff Integrale E-Bike Reviews & Winter Clearance Offers


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

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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 “Electric bikes safer in London”

New Interest-Free Electric Bike Finance & Calculator

The 50cycles website has evolved continuously throughout this year but one of the most important changes has been the upgrading of our interest-free electric bike finance options. Four great new things have happened. Continue reading “New Interest-Free Electric Bike Finance & Calculator”

Electric Bikes are Reducing Car Sales in Europe

Ebikes are reducing car Sales in Europe

This might be the reason the USA is so fearful of the rise of Electric Bikes. The car industry has nearly as much power as the gun lobby over there and will fight anything that could upset growth in the market at such a critical time for the economy. Continue reading “Electric Bikes are Reducing Car Sales in Europe”


Our end-of-season electric bike sale continues this week
  • £500 off our Can-Do folding electric bike
  • up to £300 off our renowned Kalkhoff electric bicycles
  • free Spooklight with the Agattu in this sale
  • we’ve slashed the prices of two IZIP models
  • and shaved £10 off Casco’s E.Motion helmets
visit the 50cycles Winter Sale Page to see all the offers
Magnificent Christmas gifts or thrillingly substantial end-of-year treats for yourself? You decide. Current offers end at noon on 17th December (the last date for Christmas delivery) or until we sell out of each model.

Latest news and offers from 50cycles electric bikes

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Hello again from the 50cycles team,It’s been a few weeks and we’ve built up a backlog of newsbits, covering a new Winkku optionthe Panasonic throttle kit, good news on 2009 Kalkhoff availability£100 off the new Agattu F for subscribers, national recognition for one of our team and reviews of our Univega range.
Left hand Winkku coming soonWinkku cycle safety mirrorThe Winkku cycle safety mirror, with its built-in lights and clever design, proved to be more popular than we expected after revealing it in the previous newsletter.If you’ve held out for the left-hand version, we have good news. Winkku will literally come up with the goods at the end of this month and we’re taking orders for left hand units now.Order yours from 50cycles and we’ll throw in postage and the 3 Duracell batteries you’ll need free of charge. Read more on our site at Winkku Cycle Safety Mirror, Indicator and LightsPanasonic throttle kitDid you know it’s possible to fit a throttle on your Kalkhoff pedelec bicycle?Kalkhoff Panasonic Thumb ThrottleOK, it won’t quite let you whizz along at the top speed of 15mph, but it will propel the bike at a brisk walking pace without any pedalling. The idea is to help you wheel the bike along, perhaps when walking the bike uphill. But of course, it can also scoot you along at a leisurely pace if you wish.Price will be £49.50 pre-fitted to a new bike or £44.50 for a DIY kit, including P&P and photo-illustrated printed fitting instructions.We want to check how popular this option is likely to be before we place an order, so just send us an email if you’re interested.

2009 Kalkhoff electric bike availabilityMany 2009 Kalkhoff electric models are either in stock now for next day delivery or available within 7-10 days of your order.2009 Kalkhoff Tasman Pedelec GentsThe latest news we’ve had from Kalkhoff is that all model and size variations are scheduled to be available by the end of April, with most bikes in production now or in the next couple of weeks.Early demand for 2009 versions of ‘simply the best all-round electric bikes you can buy’ (according to the current issue of A to B magazine) has been very strong.We expect to sell out of some bikes (notably the newTasman crossbar (left) and Agattu XXL) in the next couple of months. Any orders placed now will secure against any future price rises if the Euro continues to strengthen against the pound.Agattu F with Panasonic’s hub motor systemKalkhoff Agattu F pedelec electric bikeKalkhoff’s Agattu F is the first electric bike in the world to feature Panasonic’s new hub motor system.The Agattu F looks like an Agattu pedelec, rides like an Agattu pedelec and comes with everything you get – lights, mudguards, rack, suspension, built-in lock – you get with an Agattu pedelec. And it also comes with a European-style coaster brake as well as the usual excellent V-brakes.This means you can apply the rear brake simply by back-pedalling, which is how most cyclists get on in Germany, the Netherlands and elsewhere. Coaster brakes are not possible with the standard Agattu crank motor set up.

We have a small number of these bikes earmarked for UK customers at the introductory price of £1395 – that’s £100 off the current web price and £500 off the manufacturer’s recommended price! There are only about three dozen of these bikes coming to these shores. At this price, it’s the least expensive Kalkhoff pedelec you’ll see this year.Use promotion code agattuf100 when calling 0844 800 5979 or when checking out online. This offer is valid until midnight on 31 March 2009, or until we sell out of them!Lloyd of 50cycles competing in the World Brompton Championship at Blen50cycles’ Lloyd Clarkson selected as a rising star in cyclingWe’re proud to announce that this month’s Bike Biz magazine features our own Lloyd ‘Eco Knievel‘ Clarkson (left) as one of its 30 rising stars under 30 years of age.If you call 50cycles, more often than not it’ll be Lloyd who picks up the phone.The photo to the left shows Lloyd competing in last Summer’s Brompton World Championship Race at Blenheim Palace. He completed most of the course on one wheel for some reason. But though he likes to make some things difficult for himself, he’s good at making things easy for our customers.He doesn’t wear that outfit all of the time, by the way.Did you know Univega mountain and road bikes are made in the same factory as Kalkhoff electric bikes?Univega Ram ES-970Kalkhoff bikes roll out of the same German factory as well known quality cycle brands like Focus, Diamondback, Raleigh and Univega.What they all have in common are high quality components, attractive design and competitive pricing. They ride like a dream and that’s why we jumped at the chance to offer a selection of Univega’s 2009 range through 50cycles’ sister site, We knew the Kalkhoff bikes were great and it turns out the Univegas are too.A recent review called the Univega Ram ES-970 (left) ‘the dog’s danglers’ (that’s a very good thing apparently!), impressing the reviewers with its ‘spec sheet to die for’ and a ‘not-so-alarming price tag’.Like our Kalkhoff bikes, all Univega models are eligible for our interest-free credit and classic finance options. More and more highly positive reviews are coming in, so if you know any mountain bikers or road racers, a Univega bike is something they should seriously consider.Hold on… is that Spring in the air?The 50cycles Team

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