Electric Bikes

Red Kite Cycles has been dealing with Electric Bikes (or eBikes for shorthand) for nearly ten years since the first conversion kits came to the market. From those hesitant first steps through to today the technology has matured and become more accessible

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Motor build quality, the integration of batteries and motors into the frames have become our new standard: and we set high standards because our batteries and motors have a real life range of tens of thousands of miles. We believe that you should invest in quality and Red Kite Cycles is supplying some of the very best electric bikes available. We focus on quality, comfort, reliability and proper local service back-up.

Our electric bike offering includes the whole range of bike styles from hybrids and leisure bikes, through shoppers to mountain bikes and dedicated lightweight electric road bikes. Most of our bikes feature the ultra reliable, durable and respected Bosch motor and battery system.


It is first and foremost a bicycle: we understand that an electric bike is still just a bike for riding around. It is not “cheating” and it is not “pretend” cycling! These are real bikes of the best quality in their field … with a motor and battery system to help you out. They just help when you need it.

We are a shop full of experienced enthusiasts: There’s a lot of genuine understanding and hard-won knowledge in our friendly staff team. And we are going to share it with you when you come in and choose a bike.

Ours is a popular and long-established local independent shop: a lot of bicycle brands and manufacturers would love to have their bikes in Red Kite Cycles… so we are always in the privileged position to choose what we think best for our customers. You can trust our selection based on our decades of experience, local trading and happy Red Kite riders.

We have a long history in supporting every sort of rider: leisure, family and women riders are always comfortable at Red Kite Cycles and we offer women specific fit guidance and advice. We are also home to total MTB nuts and road riders who can advise on those bikes too… of course!

We have diagnostic software to understand your motor and battery through its riding and charging cycles: when you come in for service we will be able to update you on your eBike’s condition and how to look after it to best effect.
You get a lifetime warranty on all of our Trek eBike frames: Yes, they are designed and made to such a standard that we offer a lifetime warranty to the original purchaser. You can put in the miles over the years in total confidence that we have all got your back. We like to think that the best bikes come from the best shops and our customers get the best warranty and service support. We are a proper, caring, local independent retailer.

Fantastic ranges of bikes from leisure hybrids (with and without suspension) to shopping bikes: We have mountain bikes for light path and trail riding and also for the meanest terrain out there. We like to think that we offer the best value at every price point. Don’t get seduced by Internet pricing – think about real world value, service standards and our technical support, and the bike that you are going to ride for years.

Our bikes fit. Full stop. Nobody leaves the shop with the wrong sized bike, and we always offer our riders a proper set-up and fit service. And as you get into your riding we are happy to advise and update your fit on the bike. Well-fitted equals happy riders.

We have a truly diverse range of models for you to choose from: This is where our experience is really going to show and aid you in choosing the best bike for what you are going to do on it. You will want to find the sweet spot of budget, ambition, technical specification and downright style! We start out by listening to what it is that you want to do on the bike and work with you from there.

We just have the best looking bikes… so when all is said and done and your bike is leaned up outside a café, it is going to give you a warm feeling. And that does matter; we won’t let any donkeys leave our store! And that’s because riding a bike is about enjoying yourself in comfort and style.


Trek Powerfly & Powerfly equipped

These trail-tough and commute-ready hardtails are built with dependable parts and the latest in e-MTB frame design and ready to take on everything from singletrack adventures to rugged daily commutes.

Trek Verve+

This might be the most comfortable e-bike you’ll ever ride. An upright riding position, cushy saddle and ergonomic grips keep you comfortable so you can focus on exploring the world around you.

Domane+ LT

The ride is better when everyone’s together. Trek’s lightest electric road bike ever looks, pedals and handles like the road bikes you know, and gives you a part-time assist with a hidden Fazua motor that you can seamlessly kick on for the biggest climbs and fastest group rides.

Trek Dual Sport+

From local rides on the road to off-road winery tours, Dual Sport+ is a go-anywhere electric bike that helps you get outside, stay active and have fun.

Trek Rail

The all-new Rail is the e-MTB for riders who consider the trail a second home. It shreds just as hard as its non-electric brethren, then powers you right back up the mountain – so leave your lift ticket at home. You’re gonna send it, no shuttle necessary.

Trek Allant+

This bike will change your life. You’ll go further and see more from your saddle. Every errand run becomes an excuse to ride. Long commutes become quick joyrides. Big hills become big fun. And your car becomes your back-up plan. Whatever you do, wherever you go, life’s bigger with Allant+.

Brompton Electric

The Brompton Electric is designed to change cities. It features a custom developed 250w motor and battery to ensure you arrive everywhere fresh while still folding down to the same size as a non-electric brompton.

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For information and advice
Call: 0121 745 2618
Or visit us at: 2-4 Union Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 3DX