"We're talking about greater range, fewer charges, an extended battery lifetime, and ultimately happier cyclists"
Scott Snaith, cycles founder
CYCLE brand BH has added new E-bikes to its range - with models boasting what they say is the largest capacity single battery ever seen in the UK.
Spanish firm BH sell their E-bikes exclusively through Loughborough based firm 50cycles.
And the new ‘Atom’ range features a 250 watt, 720 watt hour Lithium ion battery pack that’s the biggest of its type ever sold in the UK.
Scott Snaith, 50cycles founder, says owners will be able to enjoy a range of 100 miles between charges, which will also extend the battery’s lifetime.
He explains: “For many years, the range between charges has always been of prime concern for electric bike buyers.
“In recent years we’ve seen Kalkhoff batteries with a capacity of 540Wh, and then 612Wh battery packs on selected Impulse 2.0 models.
“Bosch has caught up by adding 625Wh batteries to their 2020 range.
“Kalkhoff has nudged up battery capacity to 660Wh in 2020 on some of their latest models.
“But BH has been able to go a step further - and that’s a really welcome development.
“Many of their 2020 e-bikes come with 720Wh fully-integrated batteries - batteries completely hidden inside the frame.
“And this means a greater range, fewer charges, an extended battery lifetime, and ultimately happier cyclists.”
Top of the new BH Atom range is the Diamond Wave Pro, which features a 8-speed hub gears, colour LCD, built-in lock, lights and an 720Wh battery. It costs £2595.
Scott adds: “Each battery is packed with the latest 21700 cells, the same format used in Tesla’s electric cars.
“That’s how they’ve squeezed so much battery power into a pack that fits snugly inside each bike’s frame.
“BH have decided to carry the cost of this battery upgrade, so the prices of the new BH Atom Pro range are extremely competitive.”
BH, headquartered in the heart of the Basque region, has a pedigree going back more than 100 years and its road bikes regularly feature in the Tour de France.