Monthly Archives: August 2017

Convert your own bike to electric

I am lucky to have ebiketips next door and I was really impressed with an electric bike they were testing.  Turned out it was a bike they built using a motor and battery available as a kit to convert your own bike to electric. So impressed that I got one for the shop.

The motor is £400, now on summer sale at £350, and simply replaces your existing cranks.  A motor at the cranks places the weight low down and has far less effect on bike handling than a wheel motor.  Plus the crank motor works better on hills than a wheel motor.

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The battery costs from £200 – £500 depending on how much capacity you need, but the £200 battery on this bike should take you 20 hilly miles.  Its neatly bolted to the bottle cage bolts.

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The bike used is a Saracen Studio 74 with disc brakes, I’d really recommend this bike but of course we can convert your own.

Ebiketips did a little write up of installing the Panda M-Drive motor, worth a read if you want to know more about the technical side of installing it.  We can supply a motor or supply and fit the motor for an extra £90 labour.

 

 

Ex hire sale 2017

There are some bargain ex-hire bikes from 2016 and 2017 to be had!

Scroll through the pictures, description, prices and sizes below each.DSC_0034Adventure Women’s Prima available in Medium and Large for £130

DSC_0035Men’s Adventure Prime available in Medium and Large for £130

DSC_0032Women’s Saracen Urban Response 2016 model in Medium and Large for £165

DSC_0033Men’s 2017 Urban Response in Medium and Large for £220

DSC_0037Ladies Adventure Prima Cafe Deluxe Medium 17″ for £220

DSC_0036Mens Adventure Double Shot cafe racer Medium and Large available for £220