BH has unveiled the new ‘Atom’ range, featuring a 250 watt, 720 watt-hour Lithium-ion battery pack that’s the “biggest of its type ever sold in the UK”.
The Spanish firm sells its e-bikes exclusively through Loughborough based firm 50cycles.
Scott Snaith, 50cycles founder, said owners will be able to enjoy a range of 100 miles between charges, which will also extend the battery’s lifetime.
“For many years, the range between charges has always been of prime concern for electric bike buyers,” he explained. “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 its 2020 range. Kalkhoff has nudged up battery capacity to 660Wh in 2020 on some of its latest models. But BH has been able to go a step further – and that’s a really welcome development.
“Many of its 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 an 8-speed hub gear, colour LCD, built-in lock, lights and a 720Wh battery. It costs £2,595.
“Each battery is packed with the latest 21700 cells, the same format used in Tesla’s electric cars,” Snaith added. “That’s how they’ve squeezed so much battery power into a pack that fits snugly inside each bike’s frame.
“BH has 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.
Steffen Krill, BH brand manager, said it’s committed to sourcing the best components. “That’s why we are convinced that the Atom city models will find many friends.”
50cycles, founded in 2003, signed the deal with BH to become the firm’s exclusive Eebike distributor earlier this year.