The AXIS, when it is released in summer 2017, will be the first of its kind. This folding e-bike sports a Shimano STEPS 250W motor and DI2 8-speed gear hub combined with a Gates CDX Carbon Belt Drive system. It will be the first to integrate all of these technologies into one foldable e-bike, placing it among the most advanced assisted commuter rides out there. The result is one of the smoothest e-bike rides on the market that can be easily stored out of the way or lifted into a bus, train or car with a weight of around 18kg.
In 10 years the number of Londoners cycling to work has doubled.
“Nationwide the number of commuters getting to work by bike has grown by nearly 100,000, increasing by 14 per cent to 741,000.” According to an article in The Evening Standard by Sebastian Mann’s London is ahead of the rest of the country because cycling in the capital is such a “no brainer”.
A reasonably keen cyclist in his own right, James is the Tech editor for Mighty Gadget. With the commute to his office being about 20 miles there and back, he is an ideal candidate for one of our electric bikes, could see some use in the idea of an e-bike.
Just before the New Year we got a call from BikeBiz one of the most highly regarded names in the bike industry. We were honoured to be nominated for not one but three categories in the Ninth Annual BikeBiz Awards 2017. Included in those categories was the prestigious Bike Brand of the Year.
This January most of us will resolve to eat, live and exercise better. It is no coincidence that each New Year every bookshop and social network feed is stuffed with fitness and well-being publications! But while many of us commit to a new healthy regime, just as many of us will struggle to carry that momentum through to February. At VOLT™ however, we think we’ve found a way that will keep you active and motivated all through 2017. “How’s that?” you say… by having fun!
Haslemere Motor Cycles has for over 40 years been synonymous with excellent customer service & customer care. With numerous awards under there belts including winner of After Sales Customer Satisfaction Award in 2016.
This is not your ordinary motor cycle store, these guys love bikes and during their many years in the business have even produced Racing Champions; Kenny Irons, National Motorcycle Racing champion 1986 at Superstock. Continue reading -> “Putting the Customer First for 40 Year’s”
Kensington Chelsea and Westminster today’s Ione Bingley prior to riding the VOLT™ Kensington admittedly was expecting a “heavy and unwieldy scooter”. She was very quickly, pleasantly surprised when the “chic” step-through Kensington appeared. Equipped with leather saddle and handlebars, fitted lights and front and back mudguards. Lone could not wait to ride the stylish e-bike.
This week we received some fantastic news as we learned of not one but three nominations in the Bike Biz 2017 Awards!
On 16th February 2017 at the London EXCEL VOLT™ will be among the nominations for BEST Bike brand, specialist distributor and independent bike dealer of the year!
The BikeBiz Awards celebrate the best of the UK cycle trade, and present a chance to congratulate the hard working individuals who render the industry such an innovative environment.
If you’re a regular visitor to the Blog you’ll recognise Highway Cycles from our last post, where they featured as one of our six new dealers across the country. Well we thought we’d give them a curtain call for little more time in the spotlight… Continue reading -> “Dealer Spotlight: Highway Cycles”