• Powabyke secures UK distribution of MBM’s range of push and e-bikes

    Powabyke UK has secured sole UK distribution rights with Italian brand MBM for its entire range of push and e-bikes, with stock currently arriving in bike dealerships around the country.

    Established in 1998, Powabyke’s move into push bikes reflects the company’s drive to meet changes in public demand over the years, as well as reflecting the company’s plan to grow the business and diversify into other cycling-related channels.

    Frank Curran, director of Powabyke UK, said: “Cycling has seen an extraordinary level of uptake over the last six months and has at times led to shortages of all sorts of parts – from inner tubes, wheels and tyres, to adult bikes. Many people are turning to electric and push bikes as an alternative to commuting on public transport, or for fitness and recreation. This huge and unexpected surge in demand of all types has stripped many bike shops of their stock. Even now, bikes are in short supply, with many suppliers out of stock until spring of next year!

    Aposthrophe Ladies EBike Sky Blue

    “It’s important to Powabyke to offer quality bicycles to the UK cycle trade, enabling shops to replenish stock and help with continuity of supply to the public. We are working closely with MBM in Italy, and hope to provide its full range to our dealers within a matter of days. Plans are also afoot for a large presence at the Cycle Show in April next year, where we will be exhibiting the entire MBM range.”

    Powabyke UK said it is “proud” to bring MBM’s Italian design and engineering to its network of dealers across the UK, complementing the company’s electric bikes with push bikes to offer a full range.

    “We already have a stock of bikes ready to dispatch to our dealers,” added Curran. “Within the range, we offer ladies and gents hybrids, MTBs and children’s bikes, as well as some classic style urban cycles. Alongside supporting our established dealers, we are now actively looking for new dealers to join our team to help distribute the MBM range of bikes, so we urge shops to email sales@powabyke.com or call 01761 568085 to discuss working with us.”

    Primavera Ladies Hybrid

    MBM sales director Vincenzo Medugno said: “We are pleased to extend our range with Powabyke to offer even more bikes to the UK. We are proud to be working with Powabyke, which has a fantastic network of dealers throughout the UK which continues to grow. We look forward to continuing our relationship to keep up with public demand for both e-bikes and conventional cycles.”

    If you would like more information about Powabyke’s range, or to discuss the opportunities as a bike dealer, call 01761 568085. For more general information visit www.Powabyke.com.

  • Why Cycling Is Good For You During The COVID-19 Pandemic

    Credit BikeBiz

    Now that everyone is doing their best to stick to social distancing, another important aspect is often forgotten: adequate exercise. Adequate exercise improves your body’s immune system and thus protects you better against COVID-19.

    But now that the gyms are closed and outdoor sports in groups are no longer possible, many people must switch gears: how do I get enough exercise? The answer is surprisingly simple: go cycling!

    Cycling protects you against COVID-19 in many ways. Here are five reasons to show you why, plus a smart tip for retailers and caterers.

    Powabyke Electric Bike Folder F100DX
    Powabyke Electric Bike F100DX

    1. Strengthening your immune system
    Cycling has a positive effect on the health of almost all people. During cycling, your airways are well ventilated and the blood supply is better, according to the German virologist Michael Barczok in the German magazine, Der Spiegel: “The deeper breathing helps to cleanse the lungs better. That is optimal when it comes to virus protection.”

    Moreover, you inhale more oxygen in the outdoors. And that’s healthy; for your memory, your skin and your lungs. Your body also builds more vitamin D, which contributes to your body’s immune system, improves your mood and sleeping. Besides, cycling reduces blood pressure and is good for diabetics.

    2. Part of daily exercise
    The bicycle is always a good means of transport, even more so during the period of COVID-19. Now that the gyms are closed and many people work from home, it is difficult to get your daily dose of exercise. RIVM advises in this regard: “Do 150 minutes a week of moderately intense exercises, such as walking and cycling, spread over several days.” Grab your daily much-needed exercise, go cycling!

    3. Protect yourself and others: cycling as an alternative to public transport
    Cycling not only keeps you at a distance from others but also reduces the risk of contamination by the touching of surfaces. Think of travelling on public transport. The virus can survive on surfaces for a longer period than in the air and can still be contagious. “Touching anything in public, is, therefore, a fundamental risk,” said Barczok. By cycling instead of taking public transport, you avoid many risks for yourself and others.

    Razor E-Prime Electric Scooter Folded Down
    Razor E-Prime Electric Scooter

    4. You automatically keep your distance
    According to Gerd Antes, the bicycle is the “perfect form of self-protection”. You quickly keep your distance from others on your bicycle. The chance that you breathe in the micro-drops that transmit the virus while cycling is virtually zero. According to RIVM, venturing outside is no problem, provided you follow the guidelines that have been drawn up.

    5. Cycling makes you happier
    Now, with many people stressed out from everything that this virus pandemic entails, relaxation is very important. Perhaps the last tip is, therefore, the most important (and most fun): by cycling outdoors, you allow your body and your mind to relax. And the best part is this: the happiness hormones, endorphins, are released during cycling. You will be happier when cycling. So, grab that bike and make a nice trip every day.

    Red semi recumbent on the Isles of Scilly with conv-e conversion kit
    Semi Recumbent Electric Tricycle

  • COVID-19 UPDATE

    Powabyke remain open for sales and service of electric bikes, trikes, and scooters

    ✅ We remain open for visits by appointment only.

    ✅ We are continuing to fulfill website orders including electric bikes, batteries, spare parts, tricycles, electric tricycles, scooters and accessories.

    🚲 We are still sending out bikes, spares and accessories every evening by courier.

    🔧 Servicing and repairs we are keeping to essential frontline workers only.

    🚨 We have made the decision to take on repairs and servicing for other e-bike brands to frontline workers only. We realise that a few cycle shops have closed in the area resulting in a shortage of places to take your bikes to be fixed.

    🏠 Above all we want you to stay safe, and stay at home unless you are an essential worker.

    👍 We are looking forward to seeing you all on the other side!

    Powabyke electric bike Westminster W100 ebike
  • FreeGo Replacement Batteries In Stock!

    Stock of 10.4amp and 15.6amp FreeGo Batteries

    Freego batteries are now in stock, as well as various parts including thumb throttles, circuit boards, chargers and LCD displays. We have both the 10.4amp Freego battery and the 15.6amp Freego battery available. All are 36v and using Samsung battery cells. They are complete batteries in cases and suitable for all models, Eagle, Hawk, Regency and Folding bike models. They come complete with the rail and base to upgrade older versions of the previously mentioned models.

    Freego lithium battery for Eagle, Hawk, Regency and Folding models
    Freego battery now available in 10.4amp and 15.6amp capacities

    36v 10.4 Amp Battery

    • 36v 10.4amp Lithium battery
    • Suitable for all recent models
      Suitable for older models as supplied with rail and base plate
    • Samsung battery cells
    • FreeGo Hawk, Regency, Folding and Eagle models
    • SRP £349
    • 25-30 mile range**

    36v 15.6 Amp Battery

    • 36v 15.6amp Lithium battery
    • Suitable for all recent models
    • Suitable for older models as supplied with rail and base plate
    • Samsung battery cells
    • FreeGo Hawk, Regency, Folding and Eagle models
    • SRP £479
    • 40-50 mile range**
    Throttle suitable for Freego electric bikes, Wren, Regency and Folder

    SHOP NOW!!

  • Razor Electric Scooters Added to E-Fleet

    Powabyke add the Razor E-Prime Air Electric Scooter to it’s product range!

    Razor E-Prime Electric Scooter
    Razor E-Prime Air Electric Scooter

    Electric Scooters Are Increasingly Popular

    Comfort, performance, and style? The Razor E Prime Air premium electric scooter has it all! With a sleek, sophisticated design, 8” (200 mm), pneumatic front tire, and aluminum frame, the E Prime Air is perfect for commuting to work, running errands, (local laws will apply) or just riding around town.

    Thumb Activated

    A smooth ride, every time, simply activate the throttle to feel the power of the high-torque, brushless hub motor at speeds of up to 15 mph (24 km/h). Ride in comfort – and in style – for up to 40 continuous minutes on a single charge.

    Razor E-Prime Air Electric Scooter Side Stand

    Enjoy Your Razor Smile…!

    Featuring patent-pending, anti-rattle technology and adjustable-height handlebars, the E Prime Air gets every rider where they need to go with the electric efficiency you’ve come to expect from Razor. Comfort, speed, and style, the Razor E Prime Air has it all!

    Razor E-Prime Electric Scooter Folded Down
    Razor E-Prime Air Electric Scooter Folded Down
    • Motor: Kick-to-start, high-torque, brushless, hub-driven
    • Throttle: Thumb-activated, variable-speed, paddle controlled
    • Brake: Thumb-activated paddle and rear-fender controlled
    • Grips: Prism-shaped design, molded in soft rubberMotor: Kick-to-start, high-torque, brushless, hub-driven
    • Downtube: Aluminum, featuring patent-pending anti-rattle folding mechanism
    • Razor’s most sophisticated electric scooter offers a sleek design, high-torque, brushless hub motor, and a large, pneumatic (air filled) front tire for the smoothest ride around.
    • Throttle with thumb-activated, variable-speed, paddle control puts the power at your fingertips!
    • Get where you’re going in style, reaching speeds of up to 15 mph (24 km/h) for up to 40 minutes of continuous use!
    • Sturdy, aluminum frame and adjustable-height handlebars support riders up to 200 pounds (91 kg).
    • Large 8” (200 mm), pneumatic (air filled) front tyre and 8” (200 mm), airless, flat-free rear tire soften even the roughest terrain for a smooth ride, every time.
    • Includes patent-pending, anti-rattle, folding technology.
    Video Showing The Razor E-Prime Air Electric Scooter In Action
  • Cycle Locks Clearance Sale!

    Up to 50% Off a range of cycle locks and chain available now!

    Oxford Cycle Lock OF173 Bike D Lock
    Oxford Magnum U-Lock (180x340mm) OF173 Reduced from £54.99, now just £29.99!

    Is Your Lock Up To The Job?

    With the cost of electric bikes increasing, the last thing you want is your pride and joy being stolen. Make sure you secure your ebike with an approved lock that will do the job. Cycle locks are rated as to their toughness.

    Bronze – Ideal for short journeys in to town where bikes will be left within sight, but not within reach

    Silver – They tend to be more secure and will prevent a 3 minute prolonged attempt to steal your electric bike. Hopefully a passerby would have interrupted the attempted cycle theft and the would be ebike thief scarpers empty handed.

    Gold – These cycle locks tend to be far more expensive and heavy. These products will withstand a thief for up to 5 minutes with all conceivable tools, during which time it is hoped they would either be put off and leave, or be disturbed. They are meant for the long term parking of your electric bike or electric trike such as places of work where the bike will be locked up all day. You may want to consider leaving your lock attached to the fixing point if it is a daily locking point, thus meaning you aren’t carrying a heavy cycle chain to and from work everyday!

    Oxford Alarm D Cycle Lock
    Oxford Lock Alarm-D Max Duo 320mm X 173mm LK357 was £64.99, now just £44.99!

    Carefully Choose Where You Park Your Electric Bike

    Where you leave your electric bike can greatly reduce the chances of it being stolen.

    • Lock your ebike in busy areas such as high streets or reception areas.
    • Lock it to something that has both ends securely attached or bolted the the wall or the floor.
    • Don’t lock your electric bike where it blocks access for prams and pushchairs, or on to railings that specifically say NO BIKE PARKING!
    • Use well lite areas that are well visable.
    Oxford Multi Purpose Heavy Duty Chain Lock 1.2m LK107 was £29.99, now £24.99!

    For the full range of electric bike cycle security, please click on the link below.

    Master Lock 8023 Euro Cycle Lock Chain
    Click on the image for a full range of electric bike and electric trike security options.
  • Powabyke Battery Recell and Recycle

    Battery for the Powabyke Shopper 2002 Model Electric Bike

    Powabyke still have thousands of electric bikes on the UK roads with some dating back over 20 years! The Somerset based electric bike company still supply many parts for the older generation bikes including the original lead acid battery cells. Prices start at £149 for a set of 3 lead acid batteries that fit inside the case such as the Shopper bike battery pictured above.

    Lead acid battery cell that fits inside the case of the Powabyke Shopper Electric Bikes

    The three 12v lead acid cells are wired up giving you 36v. The volts give you the power, while the amps give you the range. So a 7.2amp battery will give you approx 10-15 miles unassisted, while a 15amp battery will give you 30-40 miles unassisted. Please note though, there are many varying factors that affect range:

    • Size of rider/load being carried
    • Head winds
    • Hills
    • Tyre pressure
    • Air temperature
    • Temperature of battery when charging
    • Age of battery
    • Rider effort
    • Urban cycling vs long country cycling (stopping and starting frequently in a city environment will reduce range as the initial acceleration draws a lot more power compared to a bike that is travelling continuously at the maximum speed).
    Battery for the Powabyke Euro and Commuter Range of Electric Bikes

    Many of the old lead acid batteries can also be updated to lithium by an approved Powabyke Agent. Why not call Powabyke to discuss the options and prices. This service is what helps keep Powabyke electric bikes riding around the roads of the UK and beyond!

    For more details call 01761 568085 or email sales@powabyke.com

    Remember it is not only Powabyke electric bikes that we can supply parts for a repair, it is also many other brands. We have even fitted batteries to golf buggies and mobility scooters to help out some locals!

  • Servicing and Repairs

    Electric Bike Servicing and Repairs

    Powabyke UK Ltd are please to offer a full electric bike repair service from our Somerset warehouse.

    We are now able to repair and supply parts for a wide range of electric bikes and brands, try us out! Call us today to see if we can help! From Powabyke to Freego, Wisper, Batribike, Raleigh, Volt, Dawes, Byocycle, Carrera and Westhill

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     Battery upgrades

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     Throttle/electrical repairs

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     Fault finding and diagnostics

    🚲

     Charger replacements

    🚲

     General servicing

    All types of Battery upgrades available

    Battery Upgrades

    Many batteries are still available for older bikes up to 20 years old. Some will be like for like replacements, many will now be upgraded giving you a higher performance with a far greater range than the originals. Technology is improving all the time allowing us to offer these upgrades! 

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    Call us today and see what we can offer you!  Or simply pop in and say hello! Our address is Powabyke UK Ltd, Gate 1 Trident Works, Temple Cloud, Bristol, Somerset, BS39 5AZ.

  • Time To Upgrade your old Powabyke!

    Powabyke models over the years dating back to 1998! Oh how electric bikes have evolved!

    Up to £200* off a NEW Powabyke when you Trade in ANY ELECTRIC BIKE**…

    New year, new you, new bike? Treat yourself this spring to a new Powabyke and get up to £200* off when you trade in your old model.

    It’s not just Powabyke’s that we will trade in now either! Contact us today and we will make an offer for whatever electric bike you are looking to upgrade! All we request is that it is working or in a reasonable condition. 

    Powabyke are relaunching the very popular Trade In Scheme that has been running for the last 6 years. Owners are invited to visit our Somerset warehouse or email pictures of their old electric bikes for evaluation and you will be offered up to £200* off the price of a new Powabyke.

    * Dependant upon age and condition of your old bike or trike

    ** At the discrection of Powabyke, figure may vary depending upon the condition of bike.

    Email sales@powabyke.com a picture of your electric bike and see what it is worth!

    Westminster W100 in the fields of lavender in Faulkland Somerset
    Westminster W100 electric bike in the fields of lavender in Faulkland Somerset

    This shiny new Powabyke W100 electric bike could be yours for just £1099 when you trade your old electric bike in for a new one.

    For more details call us on 01761 568085 or pop in to our warehouse for a chat! We are located 10 miles south of Bristol on the A37 on the beautiful Mendip Hills of Somerset!

  • Try A Powabyke At Home!

    Looking to buy, but not sure what electric bike you want?

    Powabyke will come to your home with a range of bikes to try before you buy.

    We realise buying a bike is not easy, especially when there are so many options and the decision process can be endless. At Powabyke we aim to make it as easy as possible. We ask you what type of bike you want, what you plan to use it for, and how much you want to spend! Then we do the rest! We choose a couple of models that we think you will like and suit your needs, then bring them to YOUR home so can try them where you feel most comfortable. 

    This is a service Powabyke provide, there’s no obligation to buy, and the cost of the home demo is deducted from the purchase of the bike if you proceed with the transaction.

    Call us today on 01761 568085 to discuss your at home no obligation demonstration! Or email sales@powabyke.com with any questions. Priced at just £100, this is a great way to try an electric bike at your convenience!

    Powabyke Folding electric bike F100DX looking out to Pultney Bridge in Bath