Batribike stockist Top Gear Ltd, Cornwall Electric Bikes, has moved into new premises ready for the New Year. The company has also just launched a new look website www.cornwallelectricbikes.co.uk
The Cornwall based business has moved to Islington Wharf at the head of the Penryn River. Islington Wharf is easily accessed from Church Hill and there is ample parking.
The British Heart Foundation is promoting the benefits of cycling in the latest edition of it’s magazine Heart Matters. After the excesses of the festive season many of us are looking for a healthier start to 2015 and cycling could be part of an improved fitness regime. Heart Matters is also promoting the use of electric bikes to get more people out there on the cycleways.
For some people an electric bike can be the best way to get back in the saddle. Whether it’s a long time since you were out on a bike, are recovering from an illness or just want some help when it comes to hills and headwinds an electric bike could be the ideal solution.
Using the bikes electric motor to help your pedalling means you get the health benefits of moderate-intensity exercise. Multiple levels of assistance gives you peace of mind, extra help is available if the going gets tough or you go that little bit further than you had planned.
Electric bikes in the Batribike range also have a thumb throttle. This allows the rider to set off from a standstill on complete power. The first push to get going is often where the most strain is felt. Once momentum is gained it is easier to ride.
Riders who are less able can build their fitness by using higher levels of assistance at the start of their health plan and gradually reduce the level of assistance as their fitness levels increase.
Batribike Dash featured
Heart Matters is the free heart health magazine from the British Heart Foundation. It has information on heart conditions and treatments, the latest research and how to keep your heart healthy. This month, alongside the article on cycling, it also has information on the Batribike Dash.
Look out for the BHF Heart Matters magazine, which is widely distributed including to doctors surgeries and other health venues.
Batribike was interviewed by Pedelecs recently. In an in depth interview Helen James asked Sue Coulson about how Batribike started back in 2007, how the market has changed over that time and what the future has in store.
Read the full interview on the Pedelecs website.
Batribike stockist and specialist hire centre Easygo Electric Bikes has just launched a new ‘Electric Bike Experience’ voucher.
Based in Linlithgow and The Helix Country Park in central Scotland, the electric bike specialist is responding to requests from customers. They have enjoyed the experience so much that they want to be able to gift it to friends and relatives.
Gordon Cullen at Easygo said “I have been asked about experience vouchers and thought, ‘Why not?’ It is a great way for people to try out an electric bike and have a great day out too. We will make the experience very special for them.”
If you live in central Scotland or surrounding areas and would like to offer this special day out to someone contact Gordon at Easygo Electric Bikes Ltd by phone on 01506 237 162 or via the website.
Hand-built in Britain, the Batribike Storm is a full suspension electric bike that looks good and rides well too! The rugged frame comes in a choice of matte black or gloss white, with understated graphics it is absolutely on-trend for the coming season.
The LCD display gives 5 levels of pedal assist, which combined with 24 gears, disc brakes and chunky tyres, give the bike that ride anywhere feel. A rotation sensor allows the rider to easily select the right level of assistance and a reliable 36v 10.4 Ah Samsung battery powers the 250w rear hub motor
The LCD features a security setting so that you can choose to protect your bike with a pin number of your choice. As with all Batribike models the Storm also comes fitted with the Datatag Stealth Pro cycle system.
Batribike announces Hand Built in Britain
The latest press release from Batribike giving details of the new bikes to be launched at the London Bike Show in February. The bikes will be on display and available to test ride at the show.
Batribike and Oxygen have announced that in social media parlance they are “in a relationship”. The companies have come together, much as car manufacturers do, to create a “badge engineered” product.
The new full suspension MTB style electric bike will be “Hand Built in Britain” at the Batribike facility in Lincolnshire. Batribike and Oxygen are delighted with this unique agreement as it has given them the opportunity to create an electric bike that will be built here in the UK.
The Batribike Storm and the Oxygen MTB-X will be available from Spring 2015 through existing dealer networks. The full suspension bikes will come with lots of features including the ability to set your own PIN number on the display/control panel to stop others using the electrics. With MTB styling, 24 gears, lockout forks and disc brakes there is plenty to enjoy. The bikes will be equipped with a 250w rear hub motor and a 36v 10.4 Ah Samsung Lithium battery. As with all bikes leaving the Batribike facility they will be fitted with the Datatag Stealth Pro security system.
Having bikes “Hand Built in Britain” is an unprecedented and exciting move for mainstream electric bikes in the UK and one that follows in the footsteps of the old traditions of building bikes in Britain.
Sue Coulson of Batribike said “The whole team at Batribike is very excited about this new project, we have been thinking about being able to hand build our electric bikes for a while. At Batribike we are very proud that our bikes are built specifically for the UK market, building bikes here in Lincolnshire underlines this and shows our commitment to the electric bike market in the UK.”
John Camm of Oxygen said “We are thrilled to be partnering Batribike with this project and proud to be playing a part in bringing bike building back to Britain. Having the bikes hand built in Batribike’s facility will ensure an high level of quality and consistency while ensuring the bike can be delivered at a reasonable price.”
The Diamond 24 is also available in a Higher Capacity version utilising the same 15.6 Ah battery pack from the Dash Pro models.
All specifications are identical to the Diamond 24 with the exception of weight, battery capacity and riding range.
The new Diamond 24 inch wheel electric bike designed for the shorter rider is now in stock. We have responded to customer and dealer requests to produce a smaller version of the popular Diamond electric bike. The frame is available in the popular blue/white and orange/white combinations.
24 inch wheel electric bike
This new Diamond is a 24 inch wheel electric bike with all the features of its bigger sister. The frame size is just 14.5” and with a minimum seat height of 30.5” it is ideal for riders of smaller stature. It’s petite size not withstanding it is still a “proper” full size bike with all the features that you would expect from Batribike.
The Diamond 24 has the same handlebar mounted LCD display with five levels of pedal assist and a thumb throttle. Seven derailleur gears with a Shimano quick shift changer and quality Tektro brakes add to its excellent features. Utilising the quality Samsung battery from the folding Dash means that not only can we offer a 10.4Ah version there is also a larger capacity 15.6Ah battery for those who require extended assistance.
The Diamond 24 inch wheel electric bike is a great little bike with all the power you need for extending your range and smoothing out those hills.
Complete range of step-through bikes
The launch of the new Diamond 24 completes the range of step-through electric bikes from Batribike. The rider now has the option to choose from three sizes of bike with either 24”, 26” or 28” (700c) wheel or 20” in a choice of two folding bikes.
Full details and technical specifications are available on the Diamond 24 page.
The Diamond 24 “An excellent electric bike for the smaller rider”