Brompton Electric Taking Pre-OrdersAfter years of research and development Brompton are starting to take orders for their electric bike and I'm sure they'll be inundated with orders.The 2 speed will weigh 16.6Kg and the 6 speed will weigh 17.3Kg including the detachable 300Wh lithium battery bag which weighs 2.9Kg.Prices will range from £2595 to £2755To work out what the motor and other eGroupset components weigh I've specified a bike as closely as possible to the electric spec and you can see from the following:Your chosen primary componentsFrame Material: SteelWeight: 0.00 , Price:..
Electric Bikes for Tall and Heavy People The world doesn’t seem to be designed for people at the upper centiles of height or weight, does it? This can be a particular problem when you want to buy a bike or eBike. If you’re taller than average, you may find it more difficult to find a machine with a large enough frame, while recommended weight limits on many bikes can make it tricky for heavier riders to find a suitable model. However, by following a few pointers it is possible for larger riders to find the perfect machine. You will probably want to look for:a stronger frame, w..
Progress in Lithium Battery Technology As the electric vehicle (EV) and ebike market continues its rapid growth in both the US and the UK, some exciting news has recently been announced which will have a major effect on the industry. Researchers have developed a new battery system which will allow EVs to be recharged almost instantaneously. This technology, dubbed the ‘Ifbattery’ by its creators, can be produced cheaply and is environmentally friendly. It uses a system known as a flow battery, but has been adapted to work without the membranes usually used in such units. T..
Bosch’s new eMTB mode now provides increased torque response for electric mountain bike (eMTB) ridersMost E-bike fans will already be aware of the brand Bosch, who are known as one the most forward thinking companies in the Electric Bike market. They have enhanced that reputation with the recent news that they will be rolling out a new software feature for their Performance Line CX drive system.What is this new e-bike software?The new software will replace the existing Sport mode on the Bosch Performance Line CX drive system, with a new mode called eMTB. This mode is specifically built f..
Bosch Release New eBike Anti-Lock Braking Technology Bosch has just released details of its new anti-lock braking system for electric bikes and pedelecs. The new product will be trialled on fleet bikes in Europe, before being made available to buy as a MY19 product from autumn 2018. To begin with, the product will only be trialled on trekking and city bikes with 28-inch rims. This project will focus on collecting data and refining the product before it is distributed more widely. System details In creating its new ABS technology, Bosch, working with its partner compan..
As Ofo bike share bikes roll into Cambridge I wonder if they will deliver the needed cycling boost to the city.Cycling is great - the best way to get around your locality bar none. Cost effective, healthy, convenient, kind to humans and our planet.The bike share industry has grown dramatically especially in China where companies like Ofo are able to generate steady revenues from daily users and thereby attract investors keen to get in on the next big disruptive market.This excitement has not gone unnoticed in the UK where councillors keen to find a solution for pollution, congestion and parkin..
What’s wrong with electric bike insurance?To remain competitive or simply to make more profit your insurer may insist that your replacement electric bike is provided by an affiliate company often based many miles away from you. While this may ‘sort of’ work for traditional bikes it can certainly leave you out of pocket or stranded if your replacement ebike is supplied this way.Why insurers should let you replace an e-bike locallyE-bikes are great and can provide a lot of fun. They can also be a fairly expensive outlay with top of the range sports models costing upwards of £5,000. So, wha..
The Bosch Performance CX VS the Yamaha PW-X If you’re looking for a high quality e-bike but finding it difficult to choose between the Yamaha PW-X and the Bosch Performance Line CX, here is a comparison of their major features to help you decide what you need.Drive Unit ComparisonThe Yamaha PW-X and Bosch Performance Line CX both boast some of the best e-bike motors on the market. Both use a mid-drive system to deliver excellent power, and suit the sporty models these bikes are positioned as. Yamaha PW-X Bosch Performance Line CX ..
We are open Easter Friday & Saturday from 10am to 5pm and other times by appointment.In store we will have some special easter offers.After eating all those chocolate eggs you'll probably want to get out for some fresh air and spring sunshine!To help you get an e-bike and make the most of early spring every easter we have a great 2 day online offer!For Sunday 16th and Monday 17th April for 10% discount simply enter this coupon code during checkout EggyeBikeThis offer is limited to the 1st 30 ebike orders.Discounts unfortunately not available with cycle to work schemes, finance or othe..
Electric Bikes on the BBC again.It would seem eBikes are everywhere in 2017 and there are few people in the UK yet to hear how amazing they are.See what reaction a random selection of people have to their 1st test ride on a Haibike electric bike.Inside the Factory airs this Sunday 26th March at 6pm on BBC2 staring Greg Wallace, Cherry Healey and Ruth Goodman.The program gives a rare look inside the Brompton folding bike factory following a Brompton through all stages of production. They visit the Brooks saddle factory, talk to Cycling Team GB about riding tips and meet legendary bike designer ..
If you love your Mum buy her an eBike and set her free!Here at TETS HQ we love our Mums and believe Mothers Day is a chance to show gratitude for everything they've done for us.So why not help them where it counts most? = Getting from A to B.We've written a little tongue twister to celebrate our Mums cycling.Many Mums cycle and many could cycle more, and many more could cycle, if they haven't done before.So if your mum can cycle or should cycle more help them buy an e-bike and cycle ever more.To help Mums cycle our Mothering Week discount available on low step, womens and unisex frames is..
Integrated e-Bike light systems for Bosch, Steps and Yamaha eBikes At Electric Bike Sales we offer a number of useful customisation options to help you get the most from your beloved new eBike. Some sporty electric bikes do not come equipped with lights that make use of your bikes integrated lighting feature. It's no longer uncommon for our customers to use off road and eMTB ebikes as their daily work horse as well as taking it to the trails on weekends. Many eMTB’s are supplied without lights, mudguards or a pannier rack but if you want to use one of these models for your commute we can f..
Mobile Phone BanFrom today drivers caught using mobile phones or other hand held devices whilst driving will face increased penalties and possibly lose their licence. It should be noted that using these devices whilst stationary in traffic or at traffic lights, junctions, etc is also not allowed.Much of the time in a car is spent somewhere between stationary and crawling pace and for busy people with lots to do there is a temptation is to tick another thing off the list. With more fatalities linked to drivers use of mobile phones and the police crack down on this catching over 8,000 drivers in..
Why do we offer Royal Dutch Gazelle electric bikes to our customers above other options?Because we know they make some of the best urban ebikes available and they are relatively very well priced. Actually we love several of their bikes!They don't just look good, they also feel great to ride and last a life time. We appreciate that it takes a lot of research to become comfortable with a purchase choice and to feel you've arrived at an unbiased balanced decision so we'd like to help by listing a few of Gazelles awards. You don't have to take just our word for it:YearAward2016Ultimate S8 Winner o..