Category: electric bikes

Specialized Turbo Levo 2019 Range Guide

Specialized might have not been first to the electric mountain bike party but boy, was it’s fashionably late appearance worth the wait! The first Turbo Levo was introduced in 2016 and set the bar high for all e-mtb makers. Their motto “innovate or die” stands true today and every year the range has developed and… Read more »

Best Electric Bikes: Kalkhoff

Kalkhoff: The best electric bikes around If you’re looking for the best electric bike in 2019, take your pick from these Kalkhoff e-bikes. But why are we such big fans? Here are three reasons: Current Kalkhoff Electric Bikes   Best quality: German engineering at it’s finest! Kalkhoff bikes are designed and assembled with precision in… Read more »

Specialized Turbo Levo FSR Comp 29 Review

Freya, a friend of the co-op, recently demo’d the Specialized Turbo Levo FSR Comp 29 and here’s what she has to say about it: About me My name is Freya and I took up cycling couple of years ago as a way of getting back into shape and keeping fit.  About ten years ago now, I… Read more »

Summer Sale: Specialized Turbo Kenevo FSR Expert

Specialized Turbo Kenevo FSR Expert 2018

Specialized Turbo Kenevo FSR Expert 2018 **Our 2018 model is no longer available. Shop our 2019 Specialized Turbo bike range Climb trails almost as fast as you descend with the Specialized Turbo Kenevo FSR Expert 2018! Shop all Specialized electric bikes Specialized Established since 1974, Specialized is one of the biggest bike brands around. Specialized is… Read more »

Crowdfunding Campaign: Electric Cargo Bikes to reduce food waste

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 Kenevo – Troy Lee Designs

TROY LEE DESIGNS TURBO KENEVO

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 »

Folding Bikes: Why You Should Buy One

Brompton Folding Bicycle

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 »

Electric Bikes: everything you need to know

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 »

A week in the life of an e-bike owner

Kalkhoff e-bike integrale

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 »