Specialized Turbo Kenevo FSR Expert Climb trails almost as fast as you descend with the Specialized Turbo Kenevo FSR Expert 2018! BUY NOW Specialized Established since 1974, Specialized is one of the biggest bike brands around. Specialized is famed for using cutting edge technology and developing leading bikes such as the first ever production mountain… Read more »
Edinburgh Bicycle Coop keep a selection of demo bikes specifically for our customers to try out – and not just for the usual test ride around the block. You can arrange to hire a demo bike and take it out for the whole day (or the weekend) in its natural habitat, on road or off.
We are extremely proud and chuffed to announce that Brompton have chosen our Canonmills store to be one of the first bike shops in Britain where you can view and try out the all-new Brompton Electric. If you’re interested in being one of the first people to actually own a Brompton Electric, you have an… Read more »
Love Food: Hate Food Waste We all know that food waste is bad. It’s not good for the environment, consumers, producers or retailers. That’s why we’re supporting this campaign by Food Sharing Edinburgh. It’s a simple concept – some might say it’s as easy as riding a bike! They want to purchase two electric cargo… Read more »
Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert 6Fattie Troy Lee Designs Edition What do you get when you combine the famous Specialized Turbo Kenevo with wild and innovative creativity of Troy Lee Designs? Well, if you haven’t guessed, the result is above. We reckon when Specialized gave the instruction to Troy to “make it look rad”, they didn’t expect it… Read more »
Reason #1: Folding Bikes are super convenient As obvious as it sounds, they fold. Therefore they’re small. They’re designed to be stored in small places like under desks, in cupboards and taken on trains, buses and cars. Reason #2: Folding Bikes are stylish and cool They come in a variety of designs, colours and styles.… Read more »
Should I Buy an Electric Bike: the most important question you’ll ask yourself today While we might want to sell an electric bike to everyone (our coop members would be very happy!), we understand it’s not for everyone. Like all ‘new things’, there are some people who will never be persuaded… or certainly not at… Read more »
What actually is an electric bike? An electric bike which can be known as an ebike, e-bike or motorized bicycle, is essentially a regular (or acoustic) bike: it’s still got the look of a regular bike (breaks, chain, handle bars etc)… and you still need to pedal (but maybe not as hard as you would… Read more »
Written by Co-op member and proud e-bike owner, Simon (not pictured above – that is a handsome model) I’ve owned an electric bike for the past two years while I’ve been working at Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op HQ in the rural outskirts of Edinburgh, and I love it. When I first started here I did cycle… Read more »
What are Step Through Electric Bikes? Effortless cycling and German practicality on these Kalkhoff step-through e-bikes Step through electric bikes are the pinnacle of practicality. Not only do you get to enjoy the effortless glee of using a pedal-assist motor, you can also step right onto both pedals without having to lift a leg over.… Read more »
The Whyte Highgate e-bike 2018, a much harder workout than driving to the shops. Can you achieve the same fitness levels on an e-bike that you can with an “acoustic” bike? Absolutely not. Can you get fitter than if you did no exercise at all? A thousand times yes. Shop E-Bikes > You still have… Read more »
The Specialized Turbo Vado 2018, from £2,800 Based on its clean looks alone, you can tell the Specialized Turbo Vado 2018 is an e-bike with a difference. With its motor integrated inside the frame’s bottom bracket and its battery enclosed in the down tube, it looks like a ‘proper bike’. It also sounds like a… Read more »
We are proud and delighted to introduce the first folding e-bike to our range – the Tern Vektron S10, available from October 2017. Tern Vektron S10 e-folding bikes are officially due to arrive in the UK this October – but you can try one out now from the Bike Co-op. Take a Tern Vektron for… Read more »
I met a man who didn’t want to be paying all that money for a fancy electric bit attached to a crap bike… Are electric bikes any good?
Written by Ian, Edinburgh cyclist and Whyte Clifton test rider As someone who commutes by bike to work, it was great to be able to borrow a Whyte Clifton e-bike from Edinburgh Bike Coop, especially as I’m increasingly overtaken by e-bikes on my daily commute. I picked it up at lunchtime and after having a… Read more »