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Electric Bike motors compared

In a busy marketplace with an array of brands offering electric bikes with a choice of motor, lets take a look at the major players, Bosch, Yamaha, Shimano, Mahle Ebikemotion and Fazua and compare what they offer. Some bike manufacturers mix and match motors from different brands across their range. Haibike is a good example. […]

applying chain lube

How to lube a chain

Why Should I Lube My Chain?  Keeping your chain clean and lubricated could triple the life of your transmission and save you £££ on replacing prematurely worn components. It will help keep your gears quiet, efficient and smooth. Chain lube prevents corrosion too. What Will I Need?  Assuming you have cleaned your chain first, you will need […]

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Chain Lube: A guide

Your bike is spotless. Your drivetrain is clean, dry and you are about to lube your chain. What chain lube do you use? This is a quick guide to chain lubes (short for lubricant) to help you pick the right one for your bike FAQs Is chain oil different from chain lube? Chain lube is sometimes […]

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How to clean your transmission

One of the most important things you can do on any bike is to keep your transmission clean. Cleaning your drivetrain is important for a few reasons and it’s useful to know how to clean your transmisson! Think of your lube attracting dirt & debris and without attention becoming a grinding paste which will literally […]

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Opinion: Never ‘modify’ your Ebike

It’s something we get asked about all the time. UK Legal Electric Bikes are restricted to assist riders’ (while pedalling only) upto no more than 15.5mph or 25kmh. Can you ‘de-restrict’ my Ebike? Yes we can but we categorically don’t and won’t for good reason. Let’s dig into the detail why I think you should […]

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Price Drop: Batribike

We’ve price dropped the prices on ALL Batribike electric bikes today. All bikes are now a minimum of 20% OFF. Batribike is a British electric bike company that was established in 2007. The aim was to produce an affordable bike without compromising on quality. The company has played a significant role in the development and […]

Batribike Ebikes now available

We are pleased to announce Batribike Ebikes are now available via eCycleDirect. Batribike is a British Ebike company that was established in 2007. The aim was to produce an affordable bike without compromising on quality. The company has played a significant role in the development and promotion of electric bicycles in the UK. Batribike has […]

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What Ebike is best for me?

All of us at eCycleDirect think Electric bikes are absolutely fantastic. We shout about it because they are genuinely real gamechangers if you want to get fit or replace your short car journeys, for example. However we also acknowledge they are a financial investment too. Therefore like any financial decision, it’s worth taking the time […]

Bosch ebike range assistant calculator

How to use the Bosch Range Assistant

If you have an electric bike equipped with a Bosch motor, the Bosch Range Assistant is a useful tool to help you work out what range you can expect from your battery. Trying to give riders a precise answer to the question: What is the range of my battery? is a difficult one to answer […]

shimano nexus hub gear

The Differences between Hub and Derailleur Gears

While looking through our catalogue of bikes you may have noticed bikes with hub gears and some with derailleur gears but what is the difference? and what is best for you? Sit down, strap in, let’s take a look Unlocking the Gearbox: Navigating the Differences Between Hub and Derailleur Gears Cyclists, whether avid enthusiasts or […]

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