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Best electric bike for commuting on? Endeavour 5.I Move 11/11/2018
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Best buy for the electric bike commuter.

As many of you may know, we offer a small range of electric bikes that you can come along to try or even hire for a day or two. If you’re not sure which electric bike is best for your needs then this is the best way to find out and it’s financially risk free as we offer to refund any hire fee against the purchase of your chosen eBike. We’ve been trying the new 2019 Kalkhoff Endeavour 5.I Move electric bike for ourselves to see what it’s like as... Read More

01/11/2018

Battle of the eMTB’s! Focus Jam2 against Specialized Turbo Levo

We get asked a lot about the Specialised Turbo Levo and how it compares with our Focus Jam2 electric mountain bike. Well here’s a great answer to that question from Singletrack online magazine. In the article they compare the Levo with the Focus and ‘the bottom line is’ they’d choose the Focus Jam2! Why? Well the design has been thought through and although it has a smaller capacity battery than the Levo it wins on: Handles more like a conventional mountain bike. It’s lighter thanks to the smaller battery and... Read More

Our new Focus Bold 2 electric bike for demo 18/10/2018

Meet our new demo electric bike – Focus Bold2

Here’s our latest demo bike! The Focus Bold2 electric mountain bike sporting the latest Shimano E8000 centre drive motor.  If you’re thinking of buying an electric mountain bike then come along to our Durham store and book your demo ride. So why the Shimano motor? Well it offers smooth power delivery and responds to the riders input better than rival motors. Unlike some motors, the Shimano E8000 will give just the right amount of assistance in all situations. The E8000 is one of the lightest motors in it’s class and... Read More

06/09/2018

What’s new for 2019? The Focus Jam2 with Shimano Steps E8000

Meet the new Focus Jam2 electric mountain bike which uses the Shimano Steps E8000 electric system. Why the Shimano E8000? Well it’s the market leading motor for eMTB use, it’s lightweight and designed to give you a natrual feel when riding the trails. The eBike Store in Durham City now stock the Focus Jam2 so come along and take a look for yourself…..see just have good this electric mountain bike really is.

Emu Mini electric bike 15/06/2018

Meet our lightest folding electric bike – The Emu Mini.

It’s our latest eBike to the range! The new Emu Mini folding electric bike is as light as they come weighing in at just 16kg. As with all of the Emu range, this bike is quality for the money. The gears and brakes a both Shimano and the lightweight frame is made from durable aluminium. Emu also provide a 2 year warranty with all of their electric bikes so you’ve peace-of-mind when it comes to the electric system. The Emu Mini folding electric bike has a 250watt front hub electric... Read More

01/05/2018

The Riese & Muller Supercharger long distance electric bike has arrived

It’s the eBike that we’ve all be waiting for! The new Supercharger GT from Riese & Muller looks even better in the flesh. It’s obvious as soon as you see the Supercharger that this is a bike that’s built to last, perfect welds and beautifully finished in ‘electric’ blue. The Riese & Muller Supercharger is built around the latest Bosch Performance CX electric motor which offers four levels of assistance including the latest eMTB mode. The bike frame holds up to two 500wh Bosch PowerTube 13.6AH batteries so the bike... Read More

16/04/2018

We welcome the ‘Birdy’ folding bike to our flock

Now that we’re Riese & Muller electric bike stockists we thought we’d also offer their Birdy folding bike to our customer too. The Birdy is an innovative folding bike with many great features, a choice of funky colours and a gear system to suit any cyclist. The Birdy is available in four colours and the bike is customisable with different coloured pedals and grips. Riese & Muller also offer three gear systems on the Birdy folder bike; Shimano Nexus, nice and simple and pretty much maintenance free; Deore derailleur 10... Read More

18/12/2017

Meet COBI, the perfect fusion of your smart phone and eBike.

It’s now possible to replace your Bosch Intuvia or Bosch Nyon display with your smart phone using a custom kit from COBI. COBI allows your to turn your eBike in to a smart eBike not only allowing you to control your Bosch eBike system from your phone, but also allowing you to integrate with other apps too. It unites several cycling essentials into one intelligent, intuitive, and hands-free dashboard. More safety, convenience, and fun, no matter where your journey takes you. The eBike Store in Durham hope to have some... Read More

23/11/2017

How to look after your Kalkhoff electric bike battery.

Here’s some top battery advice from our friends at Kalkhoff bikes. Information about charging, storing and how the cold can affect your electric bike battery. This information generally applies to most electric bike batteries too. If you do need a replacement Kalkhoff battery or charger please give us a call. We also stock Bosch replacement ebike batteries and chargers too.

22/10/2017

Safe Passing Distances

Close pass’ Campaign. Motorists are being urged to give cyclists more room when overtaking with the launch of a new road safety campaign designed