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Sparta Mid-Motor e-bike launched

For their new mid-motor Sparta wanted to create a new drive system with the lowest possible noise level whist retaining market-leading levels of assistance.

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Mando Footloose IM arrives in UK

Mando Corporation have announced the availability of its second generation chainless e-bike, the Mando Footloose IM, in the UK. Available now from Justebikes.co.uk The e-bike has been named 2015 winner of the Red Dot and Good Design awards. The new model offers a streamlined design with a removable battery for easy charging, plus a plastic-covered… Read more »

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London TimeOut beats the traffic on a Rotwild Q1+ electric MTB

London TimeOut: Katie’s Rotwild Q1+ electric mountain bike whizzed her from Borough High Street to Trafalgar Square in 16 min – compared to 55min on a bus! Pretty good even if we came 2nd place to an e-skateboard (very suspicious!). I know which one I’d rather commute on.

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House of Commons debate adoption of EU e-bike regulations

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Claire Perry): I beg to move: I could not possibly comment on my hon. and gallant Friend’s girth, but I recently undertook a 25-mile charity bike ride, and I had my arse whipped—I think that is the phrase—by an 86-year-old who was assisted up the hills by the technology that we are discussing. I was terribly impressed. It is important that we should all look to buy these bikes in future.

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House of Lords Consider e-bike Regulations

Lord Campbell-Savours (Lab): My Lords, while this might not be the greatest issue confronting Parliament, it is actually quite an important little change…

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London electric bikes for food delivery

The first fleet of electric pizza delivery bikes in London are ready to roll!

London based Basilico have just taken delivery of a fleet of electric pizza delivery bikes for their new Marylebone store. Owner Geoff Parsons says “We will be looking at rolling out the use of electric bikes and scooters for future openings and possibly re-fleeting our existing stores. We see this as a way of reducing pollution and running costs at the same time.”

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Pah! I can outpace Wiggins in a polka-dot dress and stilettos

Daisy Goodwin swaps places with Jeremy Clarkson in the Sunday Times and sings the praises of her SPARTA  RX PLUS. Aston Martin and Harley-Davidson salesmen feel a rush of adrenaline when a middle-aged man in a leather jacket approaches. They know that a man having his first intimations of mortality is seriously in need of… Read more »

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Guardian reporter Peter Walker tries a SPARTA e-bike at our new London shop.

  At first glance it looks like just another cycle shop, albeit a slightly posh west London one, stocking a mix of sturdy commuter machines, mountain bikes, small-wheeled folding ones, even a tandem. But a closer look reveals the boxy battery packs attached to frames or luggage racks. These are e-bikes, and proponents say they… Read more »

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London Time Out electric bike review: “Like cycling with a Jetpack! “

TimeOut editor Simone Baird takes to London streets on an electric bike…  “For someone who is not a courier or even an enthusiastic cycling amateur, I felt incredibly snotty about reviewing this electric bike. After all, if you’re going to cycle, then cycle. An electric bike in London? For wimps scared of getting a motorbike…. Read more »

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What are the benifits of replacing cars with e-bikes for short distance commuting?

Last year we surveyed 43’000 public and private sector workers. 9’445 (22%) live within 5 miles of their workplace and commute by car each day. If 22% of the UK working population commuted on an electric bike instead of a car it would save £11 billion and 3.8 MtCO2e per annum.  All would benefit from… Read more »

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Tim Smit takes delivery of his new HAiBiKE XDuro FS

Tim Smit, Chief Executive and Co-founder of the immensely successful Eden Project, took delivery of a HAiBiKE eQ XDuro FS last week. We think the Haibike’s full suspension and powerful Bosch motor will prove a perfect match for climbing Cornwall’s steep grass and gravel tracks – no excuse for commuting by car now Tim! 🙂

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SPARTA Out-Sells all other European e-bike Manufacturers

Europe’s favourate e-bike producer has done it again! SPARTA have out-sold all other European e-bike Manufacturers in 2013 and staff at Sparta say there is no let up in demand this year either, even with production running at maximum capacity some popular models close to selling out. Spartas have been the e-bike of choice in… Read more »

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‘Mucho macho’ e-bike delivers solid, easy & efficient ride

  Pete Devery of GREENBANG takes the Bosch Haibike through town and country…After a spur-of-the-moment offer to review an electric bike for Greenbang, I was beginning to dread the day the machine would be delivered. With visions of me on a sit-up-and-beg, granny-style, Amsterdam bike, I thought I had gifted my cycling buddies the perfect… Read more »

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Hills, what hills? Eden staff test our e-bikes in and around Cornwall’s challenging terrain

  Eden Project’s Chief Executive and Co-founder and Co-founder Tim Smit  along with managing director Gaynor Coley take a tropical trip on a Haibike through the world’s largest geodesic domes.       The powerful e-bike proved more than a match for the steep Cornish slopes and we’re arranging for more of our e-bikes to… Read more »

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Britain’s leading transport commentator Christian Wolmar visits Justebikes London branch.

  I have seen the future. Or have I? by Christial Wolmar. In 2012, I came across a wide variety of transport innovations and was, for the most part, pleasantly surprised. Normally, I am fairly cynical about wondrous new ideas and how they will reshape the world, and have been quick to dismiss them. However,… Read more »

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E-bikes make more sense than EVs, so why do EVs get all the attention – and subsidies?

I’m in the e-bike business, so I obviously have a particular perspective on these things. But from where I stand, it looks like government support for the electric car business is all about supporting car manufacturers and has very little to do with the environment, or common sense for that matter. 2011 was supposed to be… Read more »

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The Gadget Show team race e-bikes from Justebikes.co.uk

This week on The Gadget Show, Suzi & Ortis and Jason & Pollyanna joined forces in four Surprise challenges with Jon casting his eye over their efforts. It was full of gadget action including a Build, Navigation over Hednesford Hills, an awesome Tested to Destruction and, finished off with one of their infamous transport techy… Read more »

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Could electric mountain bikes spark a cycling revolution?

      Gervase Poulden of The Ecologist reviews the Haibike XDuro FS in and out of London… I confess that as I sat excitedly waiting for my electric Haibike eQ Xduro FS to be delivered to the office, my head was filled with visions of flying past my racing rivals on the daily commute… Read more »

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Demand for electric Mountain Bikes exceeds manufacturer’s expectations.

  Demand for electric mountain bikes is exceeding all expectations. The factory has sold its entire production capacity for this year already.  We still have stock in all frame sizes, but not for long! 

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E-bike Sales Up in Germany

Report by Jan-Willem van Schaik of Bike Europe BAD SODEN, Germany – Last Friday, as part of the ‘MetroMobile’ conference in Berlin, Siegfried Neuberger (photo) General Manager the German industry organization Zweirad Industrie Verband (ZIV) announced the 2010 statistics on the German bicycle market. Last year the total number of bicycles sold in Germany decreased… Read more »

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Sheffield’s ReCycle Bikes takes delivery of Haibike XDuro FS and Trekking!

ReCycle Bikes is simply the best cycle centre in South Yorkshire. Not only do they provide sound sales advice and after sales servicing, but they also offer a wide range of classes to those wishing to ‘DIY’. Recycle are an independent, not for profit organisation based in Heeley, Sheffield. As well as specialising in recycled… Read more »

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Boris Johnson plans to give police electric bikes that ‘can climb stairs’

Boris Johnson is planning to give London’s Met Police electric mountain bikes that can climb stairs and help them catch criminals. By Alice Philipson of The Daily Telegraph The London Mayor believes the bikes will “keep the police one step ahead” when trying to catch perpetrators of crime. Mr Johnson says the bikes go over… Read more »

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Can electric bikes take the uphill struggle out of cycling to work?

Jessica Shankleman of Business Green examines the pros and cons of Justebikes Dutch and German e-bikes: Efforts to get more people to cycle to work in order to help ease road congestion, cut carbon emissions, and make people healthier, have been hailed a resounding success in recent years. Experts believe about 200,000 people will have… Read more »

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E-bike sales grow to take 42% of revenue in Holland

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – Bike sales dropped with double digit numbers in 2012, but e-bikes did well as their share of the Dutch market continued to rise. Electric bikes are now the most important segment. E-bike accounted for 42% of the revenues made with all bike sales in 2012. – Photo Bike Europe In 2012,… Read more »

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Does the government really understand e-bikes?

British ministers are happy to invest hundreds of millions of pounds promoting electric cars, yet pay little attention to their two-wheeled equivalents   Taking to the streets on an e-bike. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian   By Peter Walker   Tuesday 8 October 2013 11.19 BST Does the British government understand e-bikes? They’re increasingly popular… Read more »

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Ullo John, gotta new e-bike?

Comedian and Daily Telegraph motoring correspondent Alexei Sayle has been whizzing about town on a shiny new Sparta RXS electric bike. I have to say I’ve fallen in love with this machine. In my second year as a student in London I lived in a horrible flat within a condemned house in a district known… Read more »

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