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  1. Electric bikes for Deliveroo riders

    Electric bikes for Deliveroo riders
    Electric bikes have the power to make a real difference for the nation's delivery riders. We caught up with a very busy Deliveroo rider recently to see how it's helped. He's now making more money than ever because he's able to deliver more orders, more quickly without wearing himself out on his shift. Pick the right e-bike for deliveries Not...
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Electric bikes: THE catalyst for making the UK a better place to live

    Electric bikes have the power to make the UK better I had a realisation the other day, while riding my Winora Yakun electric bike along the coast to Brighton and back. Electric bikes make things happen more quickly. I can fit more things into a day when I'm on my electric bike. But hold on, isn't that what cars are supposed...
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  5. 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

  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. Electric bike size guide

    Here's a quick electric bike size guide that will help you match a Kalkhoff electric bike frame size to your height. Continue reading

  9. Electric Bike Sales in the EU and Asia [Infographic]

    Here at 50cycles, we know that the popularity of electric bikes in the UK is increasing. Every day, more and more people are coming round to the electric way of life. But what about the rest of the world? This infographic showcases the growth of electric bike sales from 2008 - 2012, and highlight some interesting statistics that you might not have guessed. Continue reading

  10. Mail on Sunday Live Magazine Electric Bikes Review

    Mail on Sunday Live Magazine Review2 Aug 2009Pro Connect S ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ This is a beast of a machine - the off-road mode will genuinely haul you up a mountain gradient. It's as light as a proper racer, with pro-grade gears, and easy-to-use modes let you choose your level of assistance.Pro Connect S High Performance Electric BikeMail...
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