How do you wrap a bike? After a customer enquiry, we put this out to our Facebook and Twitter followers and got some great ideas which we thought we’d combine into one helpful blog. The Classic A favourite of many – simply display the bike, pride of place in front of the tree and watch the… Read more »
If you’re looking for secret santa gift ideas you might not have thought about looking at the Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op. But whether you’re looking for funny secret santa gift or a secret santa gift for work, we have some good ideas! And don’t worry, we have secret santa ideas for every budget. Remember, we offer… Read more »
A MIPS helmet enhances the fundamental design function of a bicycle helmet – to protect the brain in the event of an impact. Read how, now.
A turbo trainer, also known as a home trainer or an indoor trainer is a great investment if you want to keep up or improve your strength, fitness, stamina and average time if you can’t, or don’t want to, cycle outdoors. Many people start thinking the best turbo trainers around autumn as an alternative to… Read more »
Your bike must be fitted with fully functioning, switched-on front and rear lights when you ride after dark on public roads. This makes sense. It’s also the law. But how to choose?
To the uninitiated, cycling pedals and shoes can seem a little complex, but they’re really quite straightforward. Here’s our step-by-step guide.
LAST UPDATED 25 JANUARY 2019 Away from stop-start traffic, indoor cycling is a proven way to build strength, speed and stamina on the bike in the shortest time. However, even avid home trainer users admit that this can be a grind – hence the existence of spinning classes, designed to pep up and make indoor… Read more »
LAST UPDATED 30 AUGUST 2019 Shop All Bike Lights So Are Bike Lights definitely Necessary? After dark, yes. A thousand times yes. In the UK, bike lights after dark are not only extremely sensible, they’re a legal requirement according to the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations. Meanwhile, Rule 60 of the Highway Code states: “At night… Read more »
LAST UPDATED 28 JANUARY 2019 You’ll find out the size(s) of any bicycle helmet on this website by checking its product description page. For instance our best selling Specialized Align helmet comes in three sizes: small/medium (52-56cm), medium/large (56-60cm) and extra large (59-64cm). This measurement corresponds with the widest part of the head that the… Read more »
LAST UPDATED 31ST JANUARY 2019 It’s the perfect season to get out and about on a little cycling adventure, but there’s no need to overdo it. Most of us want to be back in one piece for Monday morning. Our hand-picked selection of kit below will not only get you out on your mini adventure,… Read more »
Unlike a ‘traditional’ bicycle where you can see the gears on the outside of the back wheel, the Nexus 8 Hub has all of the gears safely tucked away inside a sort of ‘drum’. We asked our Ged what makes Nexus 8 hub gears so great.
LAST UPDATED 23 JANUARY 2019 The latest front bags from Brompton display their penchant for cleverly engineered design solutions that recall the ingenuity of their bike’s famous fast fold. With a Brompton Front Carrier Block fitted to the head tube of the bike, as shown here, your Brompton is ready to carry any of the bags… Read more »
In 2017 Giant, upgraded every bike in their £2K-plus Advanced Pro range of road bikes with tubeless tyres. When the world’s biggest bike company takes such a bold step, the case for tubeless tyres on quality road bikes becomes harder to resist. A tubeless tyre has a reinforced bead and is usually kept in place… Read more »
This blog is the first in a series on tried and tested bicycle equipment that has been around for years and deserves the accolade, Modern Classic. To earn Modern Classic status, we decided that the bike or cycling equipment must have been around for at least 10 years and to have been used, enjoyed and… Read more »
None of these tools should be used on your bike. Particularly the meat hook. Bruntsfield shop mechanic Gordon’s bicycle maintenance tips went down really well last week, so we asked him which tools he packed every ride. Gordon recommended: Tyre levers like these: Help remove your tyre if (when) you get a puncture. A mini… Read more »