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WELCOME TO JUICY BIKES

In the Peak District we know about hills and we care about the ride.
For us, performance and power must come with style and detail.
Looking for the best value dutch style, folding and hybrid electric bikes with great quality and perfect service in the UK?  RIDE THIS WAY.

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RIDE THIS WAY

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THE BIKE YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED

Love life on two wheels. Look forward to your commute.
Get into the countryside. Climb higher, go further.
Cycling hasn't been this much fun since your first bike.
Curious? Book a test ride with a JUICY retail partner.

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ARRANGE A TEST RIDE

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BUY WITH CONFIDENCE

RISK FREE 14 day home trial when you buy on-line.
Established UK brand with great rider and press reviews.
Full 12 month warranty as standard or extend to 24 for £69.
Click and collect: Built for you to collect from your local bike shop.

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CLICK AND COLLECT

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ONE SIZE DOESN'T FIT ALL

Tailor it to you: modular design enables you to choose from five frame styles, five battery sizes, four wheels sizes, three brake options, two handlebar displays and five glorious colours.
So you're sure it's right for you. We'll build your perfect bike.

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CHOOSE YOUR PERFECT BIKE

Here's our collection of articles, tips and guidance for those thinking of joining the electric bike world.  

We're really obsessed and passionate about our electric bikes and keen to share the joys of ownership as widely as we can.  If you're thinking of becoming an owner of an ebike we think some of the following articles may help give an insite into what you can expect.  We've picked the brains of friends and respected, knowledgeable colleagues from around the globe to share advice and stories from this fascinating and enjoyable, healthy pastime. 

Electric Bike Accessories Dapper Cap

 

We love Kickstarter. Creative people present cool projects and anyone interested helps to fund them. Predictably, it's a goldmine for clever and beautiful bike stuff. Gadgets, accessories, apparel – all sorts of innovative products that might be deemed a bit too risky by the average board of directors. And since each project is the independent creation of someone like you or me, we can enjoy the warm fuzzy feeling of helping out an entrepreneur. Who needs middle-men?

We dove in to find out which items make the best fit for the enlightened e-bike rider:

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Sophie's view

How does a true philosopher choose an electric bike?

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We asked our most philosophically inclined staff member if there was anything she'd like to share in our latest newsletter. Here's a bit of sage advice from Sophie: 

 

The oil-flecked interior of an electric bike shop may seem an unlikely source of philosophical enlightenment, but this one has turned out to be a surprising basket of metaphysical revelations.

 

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British Electric Bike Association

Juicy are pleased to be members of the British Electric Bicycle Association (BEBA), the UK’s leading representative body on e-bikes. There are all sorts of good reasons to get your e-bike from a BEBA member, but the best is this: you can be confident of a high quality bike with full, comprehensive aftercare.

Since BEBA only offer membership to manufacturers with great reputations (and who meet their particularly high standard for customer care), you can treat the BEBA logo as a seal of confidence.

Here’s the second best reason to go with a BEBA member (like Juicy): our special BEBA insurance policy that’s a cracking great deal. Read on.
The British Electric Bike Association Logo.
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Bike frame colour angst - the new OCD

Our number one priority is building rugged, practical electric bikes.

Fortunately for you, aesthetics are something else we can’t help but take seriously (vain as we are), so making our bikes beautiful has always come a close second.

Introducing our new colour: Heath.

It's a little known fact that as we mature our ability to perceive subtle colour shades improves. As we grow into our teens and beyond we develop a language of colour that is highly complex, very personal and socially, extremely important.

A closeup of the latest colour in the Juicy Bike frame colour pallet, Heath, reminiscent of Derbyshire heathland.

Have you ever wondered why Lego® Bricks are so brightly coloured? Children only gradually develop the ability to perceive colour shading. Beyond the playground we rarely ask one another "what's your favourite colour?" - time's just too short for a grown-up answer.  
It just has to be the "right" colour.

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Put some pressure under your electric bike

Properly inflated tires are the unspoken heroes of keeping a bike in shape, and your Juicy bike is no different. A bike with too little air pressure in its tires feels cumbersome and sluggish, as well as being vulnerable to punctures and damaged rims. Too much pressure and you’ll lose grip while turning, wear out your tires faster, and maybe blow out the inner-tube altogether. Get the air pressure in the sweet spot, however, and you’ll roll forward smoothly, turn responsively, and increase the lifespan of every part of your wheel. Fortunately for us, getting the right pressure is dead easy: Properly inflated tyres are important for electric bikes. 
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Cycle to Work Scheme - tax-free electric bikes

 

Buying an electric bike through the Cycle To Work Scheme can save you hundreds of pounds!

 

 Logo for the Government's Cycle to Work Scheme, for which you can get a tax-free e-bike from Juicy Bike

 

What is the Cycle To Work Scheme?

The Cycle To Work Scheme is a Government-backed initiative to encourage people to bike to their place of work. By purchasing your Juicy Bike through this scheme you can make big savings!

 

How the scheme works

Your employer must first sign up for the scheme. Many companies are already signed-up and if yours has, the next step is simple...

 

You choose a bike from an approved supplier.

Juicy Bike is already an approved supplier for this scheme, and all of our range is available and each bike approved. You simply need a quote from us to give to your employer.

Your employer pays for the bike and reclaims the VAT. The bike is then for your personal use and for qualifying journeys, (commuting to work). You can use the bike as you like without keeping any records. The VAT-free price is deducted from your salary over a period of time (typically 18 months), but as you don't pay tax or NI on the income that's deducted, you make further savings!

 

To get a Cycle Scheme quote from Juicy Bike simply click here. Full Cycle Scheme details are available to download here from GOV.UK.

 

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Juicy Bike is about much more than electric bike sales.  

We are proud of our e-bike service and aftercare and have a great reputation with our customers.

We want you to get maximum benefit, and maximum use from your investment, which is why we offer a full range of aftercare services, including:

  • Warranty
  • Servicing
  • Advice on the care of your electric bike
  • electric bicycle user manual
  • Advice on caring for your lithium battery
  • Online parts service
  • Assembly video

Our Customer Care is excellent. We achieve value for money by passing-on low prices and then ensuring rigorous quality control.

Our warranty terms are simple and clear:
"We provide one year's return to base warranty on all key electrical parts: motors, batteries and controllers subject to proper care for, and reasonable use of our bikes and their parts." You can read our full warranty details here.

We stock specialist spare parts so you will always be able to maintain your bike and keep it in tip-top condition. Other parts can always be found in any local bike shop.We compare very favourably to other distributors in terms of clarity of warranty and our spare parts pricing policy. Please check for yourself by comparing the replacement cost of key e-bike parts with our competitors. 

Our Customers deserve the same respect in the long-term as they give to their bikes. We intend to nurture a loyal and mutually respectful relationship as soon as you purchase any of our products.

Got a question for our sales or support team?  We'll give you a prompt and honest answer to any question you have. In a hurry? Give us a call Monday to Saturday between 9.30 and 5.00pm at our main phone: 01335 388 035  You can also leave a voice message outside these times.

Our Trade Centres are open to the public from 10am - 4pm, Thursday to Saturday.

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Video showing how to assemble a Juicy Bike electric bike:

from out of the box, to your first ride.

 

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Care tips for e-bike batteries

 

Lithium batteries are really excellent devices for storing large amounts of energy and if looked after properly will last a very long time. These tips will help you care for your battery and avoid expensive replacement.

 

1. Keep your lithium battery charged

Lithium batteries are generally best kept fully charged, even after journeys of just a few miles. Completely discharging a lithium battery regularly will significantly reduce its ability to hold a charge, diminishing its capacity. If you do "flatten" your battery fully re-charge it as soon as possible.

 

2.  Keep your electric bike battery clean and dry

There is little danger from a wet battery and ours are designed to cope with riding in the rain, though it is not advised. Contacts on the battery should be dried to avoid oxidation and corrosion which would weaken the ability of the battery to power the bike. Check the contacts every few months and clean if necessary. You could use emery cloth if there is any corrosion.

 

3. Keep your lithium batteries cool

The lithium powder inside the battery cells decreases its electrical resistance as it warms up. This means that in warmer conditions your battery will discharge more quickly and will need charging more often.

You should notice that on cold days your bike will travel less far and this is due to this same property of lithium powder - its resistance increases with colder conditions. This means that you will travel further on warmer days.

A lithium battery is best stored in cold conditions where its internal resistance is greatest and will remain fully charged for longer. Camera batteries made of lithium are often recommended by manufacturers to be stored in the fridge to prolong their life. This isn't as easy with e-bike batteries! Store your e-bike battery in as cold a place as possible.

While storing batteries in cool conditions is good, always remember to warm the battery to room temperature before charging, charging from frozen can damage the battery.

 

4. Plan for long-term storage of your electric bike

If you know you will not be using your battery for a few months then it is wise to take some extra precautions: The rate at which a lithium battery self-discharges (goes flat) is highest when fully charged and lowest when almost flat. So over a long time your battery will loose capacity least by being partly discharged. However almost flattening a battery we know is a bad thing to do.

A compromise that reduces the loss of capacity over time, yet still preserves the battery, is to store it at about 80% charge. You can estimate this by riding your e-bike for about 20% of the normal full-charge time or distance.

It's best then to store the battery in the coldest convenient place you can find and then, if possible, give short charges every 5 to 10 weeks.

 

5. Never open an electric bicycle battery

There is absolutely no point in opening your e-bike's battery to examine and repair the contents. Opening a lithium battery would be very dangerous!

Lithium powder is extremely flammable and will combust on contact with oxygen, explosively!

If you suspect your battery is faulty or has lost its capacity you will have to return it for testing and then possible repair.

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See the complete range of our great value electric bikes 

 

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Why buy an electric bike?
Here are a few reasons why people find electric bikes so useful.

 

1. IT'S FUN!

An electric bike is guaranteed to put a smile on your face - every ride!

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