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HOW FAR CAN I RIDE WITH MY E-MTB? 

So what is the range of your electric bike and how far can your ebike go, this is a question many people ask and there are lots of variables to find the answer. 

Here are the most important factors to consider when trying to maximise the range of your electric bike. 

Weight, temperature, assist mode and terrain.

 

WEIGHT

System weight can make a big difference to the range of your bike, the heavier you are or the more equipment you pack with you the larger the effect on the assisted range of your e-bike. 

The charts below shows that a 60 kg rider can get upto 19% further under the same conditions that a 110 kg rider.

Effect of rider weight on an ebike

 Effect of rider weight on an ebike

TEMPERATURE

 

Temperature can have a big effect on the range of your ebike, however its not the outside temperature that causes the reduction on range but the starting temperature of the battery, before the ride try and ensure the battery is not too cold.

Effect of temperature on an ebike

 Effect of temperature on an ebike

To increase your ride range when its cold, store and charge your ebike inside, the aim is for the battery to not be too cold at the start of your ride, once you start your ride the battery will heat up quickly even if its cold outside. So a warm battery at the start of the ride will mean more range than if it was cold when you started

ASSIST MODE 

In this test one rider rode the same course on Eco, Trail and Boost (Shimano Steps E8000), so how far can the rider go? 

Rider Weight: 70kg

Bike: Focus Sam2 6.9

Travel: 170mm 

THE RESULTS

ECO MODE ALMOST DOUBLES THE REACH OF BOOST MODE

In the field test, our athlete rode nearly twice the distance than in Boost mode. But he sacrificed more than 4 km/h of average speed.

USE A SMART MIX OF ALL MODES

Boost is the most fun – but use a smart mix of all modes to make the fun last longer.

TERRAIN EFFECTS

In this test one rider rode the same course. First test run is going down the gravel road and up the single trail. For the second test run we change the direction and go down the trail and up the gravel road. Each test ride is run in Boost mode (highest support). Does it make any difference in reach on which terrain you ride?

Terrain effects on an ebike

 

Apparently, in our field test there is no big difference in distance between the two runs. You expect the trail to consume more due to its surface. But it is even the other way around. Up the gravel and down the trail consumed a bit more battery capacity. Why? It is not only the terrain you are riding on, it is also your riding style that influences the reach. Riding up and down a challenging trail requires body work. If you go up a trail, your body works much more than going up a gravel road. That means more work for you, but less work for your engine. If you go down the gravel road you freewheel much more than down the trail. There you keep pushing and pedaling which also consumes battery capacity.

In Sumary: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR E-MTB RIDE

  1. Lower your system weight.

  2. Store and charge your e-bike inside in warm conditions.

  3. Use a smart mix of all modes and turn the power off if you can, such as on the flats or when going downhill.

  4. Ride more trails up or down.

  5. Go out and explore a new trail.

 

These test were carried out on the Focus Jam2 and Sam2 by Focus Bikes in Germany. 

 

 

Wednesday, 3 April 2019 10:08:00 Europe/London By phil e-mtb, ebike, e-bike, range, tests, News, Bikes, electric bike,

Shop the new Chapeau! spring range at Cyclo Monster.

Stand out from the crowd with cycling jerseys, shorts, socks, caps and other accessories from one of the UK’s top cycle clothing brands. Stylish and timeless, you won’t find any gordy colours or the ubiquitous black and red of so many other brands. With both relaxed and more race orientated fits, there’s something for everyone from a muted colour palette with subtle highlights that co-ordinate almost any combination.

New for this spring and summer season is the Club Jersey Pro with laser cut, textured aero sleeves, three rear cargo pockets, and an additional security pocket.

Available in store at Cyclo Monster in a tasty aubergine and ready to pair with the top performing Carbon Grey Club Bibshorts.

Look out for the special limited edition version of the Club Jersey Pro due to launch in time for the Tour De France!

Please note that Chapeau! is an in store only brand and cant be purchased via our website.

View the range here.

Chapeau club pro jersey aubergine stripe

Monday, 1 April 2019 14:21:37 Europe/London By Jamie chapeau, clothing, derby, spring, summer, News,

We are super excited to be taking on a new bike brand today. We will now be stocking Haibike the electric pedal assisted bike brand, including the incredible new Flyon powered mountain and trekking ebikes due around June 2019 for those that pre order.

In 1995, Susanne and Felix Puello founded the brand Haibike. Susanne is the CEO of Winora Group and great-granddaughter to the company founder, Engelbert Wiener. In the beginning these sporty bikes were still offered under the name of our parent brand Winora, but soon became Haibike. Over the next few years, the brand developed new models and further advanced both visually and technically including bikes such as the haibike xduro for mountain biking which mainly use bosch and Yamaha motor systems.

 

Haibike bikes can only be purchased from a specialist trusted retailer. The advantage of this approach is that is that there is a brand expert on hand to answer any questions and to get the opportunity to test ride a bike before buying.

When you buy a bike from a specialist dealer such as ourselves your bike will come fully built with the latest firmware revision after receiving a comprehensive pre delivery inspection and 2nd check by an experienced mechanic.

In the event of any problems down the line such as a faulty motor or lithium ion battery you have somewhere to take the bike back to, to be fixed. Warranty issues can be resolved quickly and efficiently and usually at no cost.

The electric bike market has grown hugely over the last couple of years where previously it was mainly hybrid and folding electric bike that were available MTB and electric road bikes are now fully developed with mid drive electric motors.

 

We can source any bikes from the Haibike range of electric e-bikes, so get in touch or call in for more info.


View some of the bikes here

Haibike

Haibike XDURO AllMtn 5.0 Full Suspension Flyon

Haibike SDURO HARDSEVEN 1.0

Friday, 29 March 2019 12:49:40 Europe/London By Phil haibike, stockist, derby, ebike, electric bike, News, Bikes, electric bike,

Here's a nice video review on the new Focus Paralane 2 electric bike that Focus Bikes has launched for 2019,

Here a link to the full range, please call in to find out more info about this bike and have a test ride please.

Thursday, 28 March 2019 10:16:06 Europe/London By Phil focus, paralane2, electric bike, ebike, e-bike, road bike, Bikes, electric bike, Reviews,

This weeks daily deals went live on friday, check back each week to see what new deals are available.

All Chapeau winter clothing is on sale. Please note Chapeau is only available for instore collection 

Check Out This Weeks Deals

Saturday, 16 March 2019 12:27:23 Europe/London By Cyclo Monstr News, Daily Deals, Sale,

Introducing the new top of the line Sram Red AXS 12 speed Road Groupset

Sram Red AXS 1

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Thursday, 7 February 2019 10:05:16 Europe/London By Phil sram red, axs, 12 speed, etap, News, Reviews,

Cyclo Monster stock pile bikes and Stuff

Cyclo Monster boss warns it will not be possible to store sufficient bikes.

Cyclo Monsters distribution centre in Derby, England. 

Cyclo Monster have become the latest big name to reveal they are stockpiling bikes, energy gels, inner tubes, 32t road cassettes and other bike stuff as retailers’ no-deal preparations move up a gear now that the frenetic Christmas trading period is behind them.

The Cyclo Monster Director, Phil, said the bike retailer has been holding a special round of talks with its suppliers and increasing stocks of bikes and bikey things.

But, with Britain importing almost all its bikes , Phil said it was not possible ensure that bikes will be available if Britain crashes out of the EU.“We looked at the lifecycle and production of product categories that matter most to customers and sat down with all suppliers to discuss their production capability, where they hold stock and if we can help them hold it,” explained Phil. “It’s not possible to do that sort of thing on all bikes, so that’s where the pinch point would be if there were to be a no-deal.”

Bikes Shortage

No-deal Brexit would be catastrophic for bike supply, say UK bike shop

Bike shops, under pressure to keep floors stocked with quality bikes, want as little friction as possible at European borders and fear a no-deal Brexit could mean major delays at ports.

Analysts pointed out that in 2018 it only took a few days of heavy snow disruption when the “Beast from the East” hit Britain before gaps opened up on bike shop floors. They also say that any pinch in supply will likely result in price increases in all those bikey type bits and bobs.

Phils comments echoed those made by Sainsbury’s chief executive, Mike Coupe, earlier this week that a no-deal Brexit would be “hugely disruptive”.  “No amount of stockpiling will mitigate that risk, simply because we don’t have the capacity – and neither does the country – to stockpile more than probably a few days’ worth,” said Coupe.

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Friday, 18 January 2019 14:56:55 Europe/London By Phil Brexits, Bikes, stock pile, News,
Friday, 14 December 2018 14:47:59 Europe/London By Phil opening hours, 2018, News, Opening Hours,

We have some exciting news to share. The lightest disc road bike in the world is now even faster. But achieving this was no mean feat. The concept behind the IZALCO MAX had to be rethought from the ground up. Here's all the information you need to know.

 

Focus engineers have completely redesigned every tube and improved these in several stages within the wind tunnel. Every surface was scrutinised in order to achieve the best possible mix of aerodynamics and low weight. The result is a combination of Kamm tail profiles, hidden cables and well-balanced proportions. On paper, this combination results in a 6 per cent improvement in aerodynamic resistance (in comparison to the previous model with same wheels, components, position and dummy test rider). This allows you to go faster and save a lot of energy during every ride, no matter how fast you go. All the cables run inside the specially developed aero handlebar stem.

 

The carbon fibre stem has a -15° negative design in order to compensate for the slightly raised position as a result of the internal cables. This allows us to guarantee you a perfect riding experience whilst also offering optimum aerodynamics. The benefits are visually pleasing. We offer the handlebar stem in five lengths, ranging from 80 to 120 mm. Focus  have further improved the fastest quick-release axle in the world R.A.T. Easier handling and a more aerodynamic structure meet the greater requirements of the IZALCO MAX. They have stuck to their guns and only use disc brakes in the IZALCO MAX. Front and rear brake discs measuring 160 mm ensure safe and totally reliable braking performance. Especially for a road bike as fast as the IZALCO MAX. In the past, having an aerodynamic shape resulted in less comfort. With the IZALCO MAX this contradiction becomes obsolete. The aerodynamic carbon seatpost has a D profile with 15 mm offset - thus offering the perfect mix of ergonomics and comfort.In order to maintain the optimum sitting position, Focus have pushed the seat tube forwards so that the effective offset is only 2 mm. This means that you can enjoy the comfort of a seatpost with 15 mm offset, without having to forgo a modern racing sitting position. Titanium screws reduce the weight.

 

The IZALCO MAX comes with a standard aero bar thus allowing for as many adjustment options as possible. You can adjust the height of the handlebar with ease using a two-piece special spacer. The integration of the cables from the stem to the handlebar seamlessly continues internally. This handlebar stem unit can be easily removed in order to stow the bike safely in a bike case – for when you are en route to a race or training camp. You can attach a bike computer using an adapter.

View the range

Focus Max 2019

Focus Max 2109

Focus Max 2019

Focus Max 2019

 Focus Max 2019

Friday, 30 November 2018 16:13:36 Europe/London By Phil road bike, focus max, aero bike, 2019, News, Bikes,

The best suits are tailor made, and something similar could be said for bikes. Whilst a bespoke custom frame is beyond the reach of the majority of us, a stock bike of the right frame size, with the right components and set up can achieve that tailor made feeling. Millimeters can feel like centimetres when it comes to adjustments on the bike, so getting it right can drastically improve your position and in turn give you the scope to ride further, ride stronger and ride faster.

 

Using Shimano’s 2D Fit System we can ascertain the correct frame size from thousands of bike models, and dial in one of four fits, depending on your needs. For example, if you were looking at purchasing an endurance bike such as the Scott Addict Disc or Focus Paralane, we can determine the right frame for you. Then, using the Comfort Fit algorithm, we can identify the optimum stem length, handlebar width, reach and drop, providing you with a position that will allow for long days in the saddle.

 

If you are in need of a more aggressive position, then we have options of Sport, Competition and Professional. Alternatively, if you have a great position on your current bike and you have purchased a new bike of similar geometry, we can transfer your position to your new bike.

 

To take advantage of this quick and accurate system at a discounted rate of £59 (normally £75) feel free to contact us via our website contact form or directly on 01332 902701. The price includes stem and saddle fitting (when purchased from us), and new handlebars and bar tape can be fitted for an additional £25.

More info here

 

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 11:03:54 Europe/London By Phil bike fitting, derby, fit, bike sizing, Bike fitting,
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