Brose Drive S Mag – the best electric bike motor yet?

Brose Drive S Mag was awarded best in test in E-Mountain Bike magazines 2019 motor comparison. Light, powerful and super quiet, it snatched the prize from some very serious competition.

Brose Drive S Mag runs away with 2019 Best in Test Title

(and also wins a prestigious Design & Innovation award)

At the heart of every e-bike is its motor. There are now dozens to choose from but a small number of brands dominate.

Bosch has long provided motors for most reputable brands – Cube, Scott, Kalkhoff, Riese & Müller, Moustache, the list goes on. Their top-of-the-range Performance Line CX motor is fitted to several hundred thousand commuting, touring and mountain bikes. So they’ve enjoyed market domination for quite some time.

Shimano arrived late at the e-bike motor party but has claimed some of the market. It helps that their motors work well with Shimano gears that are found on 9 out of 10 bicycles.

There are dozens of also-ran motor systems these days. Some have won a reputation for reliability, others for sheer power. A sorry few for giving their owners and suppliers a lot of problems.

The best electric bike motors in 2019

But now it’s 2019 and a new cast of really, really good e-bike motors is here. Bosch is still in the running, as is Shimano, Panasonic and Yamaha. A relative newcomer out of Berlin, Brose, is now making a lot of noise (although their motors happen to be the quietest of all). Continue reading “Brose Drive S Mag – the best electric bike motor yet?”

Haibike Flyon delivery delay disappoints customers

Has the Haibike Flyon delivery delay affected you?

We heard on the dealer grapevine that there is a problem with Haibike Flyon models reaching dealers in time.

We don’t know the full details, but it seems dealers are being informed that certain Flyon models will not be shipped until OCTOBER, a time when the cycling season traditionally draws to a close.

It’s also when NEXT SEASON’S models start to appear. Continue reading “Haibike Flyon delivery delay disappoints customers”

Trade in Electric Bike for a New 2019 BH E-Bike

Trade in electric bike at 50cycles. Electric bike trade in at 50cycles. We now accept trade-ins on electric bikes in part-exchange for a new 2019 E-Bike.

50cycles Trade In Electric Bikes

We’ve had a huge increase in enquiries about electric bike trade-in lately

Many of you own bikes that work but are showing their age. You still want to cycle, but more range, power or riding something a little different appeals.

So it’s time to announce that yes, we do now accept trade-ins and can offer part exchange deals when buying a new model from 50cycles (we’ve even created this new web page to get things moving) Continue reading “Trade in Electric Bike for a New 2019 BH E-Bike”

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”

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”

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.

Continue reading “The Cycle Show 2016 Preview”

Kalkhoff Integrale 10 wins 2016 ExtraEnergy Easy Pedelec Award

Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 10.08.04ExtraEnergy have announced this year’s E-Bike Test awards and the Integrale 10 came out as winner in the highly-competitive Easy Pedelec Category. Continue reading “Kalkhoff Integrale 10 wins 2016 ExtraEnergy Easy Pedelec Award”

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”