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  1. BESV TRB1 Urban - Best Electric Bike

    BESV TRB1 Urban - Best Electric Bike

    The formidable Winora Yakun Tour has been my favourite electric bike for a long time. But now there's a new contender for best electric bike. I rode the BESV TRB1 Urban e-bike around 50cycles' home town, Loughborough, this weekend and was more than impressed.

    We've found the electric bike we and our customers have been looking for

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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. 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

  4. Kalkhoff are celebrating 90 years of manufacturing bicycles this year, the sort of longevity only comes from consistently staying ahead of the game and producing quality.Kalkhoff's truly state-of-the-art factory in Cloppenburg, Germany produces more than 2,500 bicycles every day, the largest cycle manufacturer in Europe.Decades of cycling know-how are boosted by the latest computer-aided design, testing, manufacturing & quality assurance...
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  5. Big e-Bike News from Panasonic & Sanyo

    TOKYO, Japan – Panasonic Corp. is in the process of buying Sanyo Electric Co. This is reported today at the Tokyo Stock Exchange where investors scrambled to buy shares from both companies.A merger of the two companies would create not only Japan’s biggest consumer electronics maker by revenue, but also the world’s biggest specialized component maker for e-Bikes.Buying Sanyo would...
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  6. Latest news from 50cycles electric bikes

    r />Hello again from the 50cycles team, As well as a new look for our email bulletin we have several new products to announce this time around. We're also able to offer Next Day Delivery on most Kalkhoff models if ordered on a working weekday before 1:30pm. This applies to Kalkhoff Agattus in the 45, 49 (both step-thru only) and...
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  7. New Kalkhoff Agattu Tricycle

    We now have a tandem in our line-up so the next logical step had to be a three-wheeler. What you see here is a Kalkhoff Agattu modified to become an electrically assisted tricycle. The work has been carried out by a Norwegian company. We have to admit, the 3-wheeled Agattu does not come cheap at £2,995, but with attention to...
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  8. Kalkhoff electric bike hire in Richmond Park

    Richmond Park's 2,000 acres includes some of the finest cycling in the UK. Miles of roads and dedicated tracks take in rolling woodland and open grassland dotted with pretty ponds. There are panoramic views across London, roaming herds of deer and several bustling cafés. It's a cycling nirvana. All that and now - for the first time - our electric...
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  9. New A to B magazine reviews the Kalkhoff Pro Connecy

    The latest issue of A to B magazine makes our Kalkhoff Pro Connect its cover start and includes a detailed review of the bike inside. We've published some extracts on the website - A great machine in a class of its own"In the UK, where people make most of their journeys by car, electric bikes are paradoxically regarded as ‘cheating’...
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  10. Tour de Presteigne 2008 electric bike rally report

    Tour de Presteigne 2008 electric bike rally report
    We're back from our third outing to the Tour de Presteigne event.This year's two-day event felt busier and better than ever. The exhibition was focused around a large geodesic dome in the town's green and pleasant industrial estate while the race was held in the town centre with a twisting, turning course centred around Broad Street.Last year's event was marred...
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