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  • E-cycle Your Bike

    E-cycle Your Bike

    For many people there comes a time when the physical barriers to cycling can become too much, and the beloved bike is retired to the garage or shed to see out its days.

    The two-wheeled stallion, which has been on family holidays, seen hundreds of commutes, trips to the shops and more, has been your workhorse for many years but now it has hit the road for the final time.

    That used to be the case – but not anymore!

    Now thanks to the Powabyke Conv-e kit, your beloved bike can carry on well into old age with assistance from a 6v 10a lithium ion battery and 250w brushless motor.

    Powabyke has converted hundreds of bikes to electric over the years. People come to us because often they’re happy with their bike – they’ve got something they’re comfortable riding and familiar with – but just need that extra bit of assistance.

    We have carried out conversions on hand cycles, recumbents, semi-recumbents, trikes and all manner of hybrids, mountain bikes, folding bikes, road bikes and more.

    Whyte MTB with Conv-e conversion

    Our conv-e kits are available to buy as a pack, allowing you to convert your bike at home, or we can do it for you at our workshop.

    The kits are designed to convert almost any standard bicycle to electric in approximately 45 minutes.

    Conv-e conversion kit

    Conv-e comes complete with 10Amp battery and controller pack, powerful 250W brushless motor, charger and mounting brackets to suit your bike. The electric bike conversion kit will give you a range, on a fully charged battery that takes 5 hours to charge from flat, in excess of 20 miles.

    Click here to see the other conversions we have done!

    Buy yours today via our website 

     

  • MBM Logo My Best Move electric bike Powabyke Clinches Italian Deal

    Electric Cycle Company Brings Sleek New Model to UK Market

     

    The UK’s longest established electric bike company has announced an exclusive deal with a leading European bike manufacturer.

    Powabyke UK Ltd, established in 1998, has secured sole UK distribution rights with leading Italian brand MBM for its new range of e-bikes, bringing high quality Italian design and engineering to Powabyke’s network of dealers across the UK.

     

    MBM Logo My Best Move electric bikePowabyke Logo - The original electric bike

    MBM has been manufacturing bikes since 1973 and is one of the leading and most trusted names throughout Italy.

    The company’s new range of e-bikes was launched earlier this year featuring Italian designed and built 80Nm crank drive motors, bringing more power than most e-bikes currently available on the UK market.

    The range comes equipped with a lightweight 522Wh battery making the bikes capable of covering nearly 100 miles on a single charge.

    MBM Metis MTB Electric Bike from PowabykeMBM Oberon Electric Bike

    Through Powabyke, the high specification Metis, Oberon and Titania models are now available to the UK market, with the complete range, including folding and city versions available from early 2019.

    The partnership deal was agreed at MBM’s headquarters in Cesena, Italy in October.

    MBM Sales Director Vincenzo Medugno said, “It is a fantastic opportunity to have a partner in the UK and we look forward to the trading co-operation between our two companies. Powabyke is a well established brand and is well placed to introduce the MBM range of bikes to customers throughout the UK.”

    MBM MEtis MTB eBike by Powabyke Electric Bikes

    Keith Palmer, Managing Director of Powabyke added, “MBM is a household name throughout Italy and the company has a great reputation for manufacturing a comprehensive range of quality bikes. The company puts emphasis on both style and substance. Each e-bike is assembled by trained technicians ensuring the high quality is maintained every step of the way.

    “This new range of bikes combines Italian style and precision with high torque power and impressive battery life, ticking all boxes for anyone looking to enjoy the benefits of an e-bike.  They will be a great addition to the expanding Powabyke range.”

    Titania ebike with girl on steps by Powabyke Electric Bikes

     

  • Top Tips To Winter Proof Your Bike

    Winter can be a depressing time for a cyclist, and getting cold, wet and muddy does not help! There are things that you can do to improve the quality of time you have on the roads:

    Clothes – Wearing the appropriate clothes can not only keep you warm and dry. The best way to do this is to layer up, so if temperatures change, then you can adapt too. Thermal layers as well as waterproof outers will keep you warm and dry. Try overshoes to keep your toes warm, also thermal gloves to protect your fingers, and thermal face and neck masks to keep the chills at bay!

    Cyclist wrapped up nice and warm

    Mudguards – It sounds silly, and may reduce the coolness of your ride, but mudguards will will stop you getting mud and water splattered up your backside! This in turn will keep you warm and dry! Luckily most Powabykes come fitted with mudguards as standard!

    Muddy cyclist covered in mud

    Lights – Being seen is crucial, especially when the mornings and evenings are dark, and the afternoons are often dreary, visibility is paramount. Make sure you fit a decent set of LED lights to your bike. Keep them charged regulary so you don’t lose brightness, or carry a spare set of batteries so you can change them on the move. Increasingly lights are being fitted as standard on ebikes these days, but it doesn’t hurt to have a secondary lighting system to help give oncoming drivers a perspective of where you are.

    A Cyclist lights the road ahead with bright lights

    Tyres – Use tyres that give you that little bit of extra grip. Yes I’m afraid you may lose some of that top speed or range on an ebike, and it may also feel harder to ride, but ultimately anything you can do to help improve your bike’s grip is surely a good thing? You can also try reducing tyre pressure by a few lbs to improve grip. Remember wet leaves, mud and puddles could be just around the corner! You may want to think about fitting puncture resistant tyres as well, these are great for reducing the risk of punctures with the increased debris found on roads during the winter months.

    Schwalbe Maxxis Kenda Panaracer Tyres

    Winter Cleaning – This is crucial for the longevity of parts. Dirt, salt, mud and water are a bad mix for cyclists, so by keeping your bikes clean, you will in turn increase the life of chains, derailleurs, cranks, bottom brackets, brakes etc. There are loads of websites telling you how to clean a bike, This is a video from Cycling Weekly showing you the basics.

  • Evans Cycles Shop Front Sports Direct Acquire Evans Cycles

    Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley has taken control of all 61 of Evans Cycles stores. The troubled chain has been seeking £10m investment in recent months as reported in Bikebiz. 

     

    Sports Direct Shop Front

    With falling profits the chain needed investment and restructure. Sports Direct have stepped in and is reported it will shut 31 stores as part of it’s restructuring.

     

    Evans Cycles Shop Front

    Powabyke electric bikes were the first electric bikes the Evans chain stocked back in 2011 but it proved too early in the electric bike revolution and was greeted with cautious protest by instore staff. Evans pulled out of the electric bike market for a few years before returning amid increasing popularity and demand, and today electric bikes are a major source of revenue and profit for Evans Cycles.

    Today 1300 members of staff will go about their day to day business awaiting any final decisions on branch closures.

    “We are pleased to have rescued the Evans Cycles brand,” Sports Direct chief executive Mike Ashley said.

    “However, in order to save the business we only believe we will be able to keep 50 per cent of stores open in the future.

    “Unfortunately some stores will have to close.”

    Mike Ashley

     

     

     

  • Hire a Powabyke

    Hire a Powabyke

    Are you new to the world of electric bikes? Not sure an electric bike is what you want? Well now you can hire a Powabyke to see if it is the answer you’ve been looking for! From just £30 per day or for a full week at just £100, give us a ring and see what we can do for you. If you go ahead with a purchase of a Powabyke, then you will get the cost of the hire refunded back to you!

    1 day hire £30

    2 day hire £50

    4 day hire £70

    7 day hire £100

    Powabyke hire allows you to experience the power of an electric bike in your own time giving you the perfect opportunity to try an electric bike in a hassle free environment and place you choose to go. Be it to try your route to work and home, to taking it away for a few days and try in on holiday at your own leisure.

    The bikes will be the latest models from Powabyke, we have a range to suit all requirements! They are supplied fully assembled and charged ready to ride so you can start riding straight away. You must be over the age of 18 to hire, a returnable deposit is required to cover loss or damaged of the hire bikes and photographic ID will be required before the bikes are handed over. For full T&C, see attached. Collection and drop off times run Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm. Other times are available but require prior confirmation. Collection is from our warehouse:

    Powabyke UK Ltd, Gate 1 Trident Works, Temple Cloud, Bristol, BS39 5AZ

    Powabyke UK Ltd Bicycle Hire Agreement

    Simply download and complete the form and return to Powabyke UK Ltd via post or email sales@powabyke.com. Call 01761 568085 with any queries or questions you may have.