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. Book a Demo Ride >>… 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?
Shop Whyte Clifton> 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… Read more »
Written by Gwynneth, Bicycle Co-op fan and confident electric cyclist. It is safe to say that this bike revolutionised my commute. Four years ago I stopped cycling to work after a near miss with a taxi. On top of this, the demands of childcare meant that I couldn’t get to nursery in time for pick-up.… Read more »
The Specialized Turbo Levo Women’s HT Comp 6Fattie 2017 Written by Bicycle Cooperative fan and electric mountain bike convert Sarah When my friend told me she had secured two electric bikes for us to try out I was slightly dismissive of what an electric bike would be like. I imagined the older e-bikes that are… Read more »
Shop latest version of the Whyte Clifton electric bike> LAST UPDATED 12 Dec 2019 Will is one of the three winners of our Review an Electric Bike competition who borrowed a Whyte Clifton for a week. Here he shares his review. As a keen cyclist, I’ve been following the advent of e-bikes with some interest, so… Read more »
LAST UPDATED 23 JANUARY 2019 The Kalkhoff Pro Connect i8 Women’s Electric Bike Claire is an Edinburgh cyclist and recent electric bike convert after we let her borrow an electric bicycle for a whole week. She runs the Edinburgh Belles on Bikes chapter for women cyclists who want to enjoy days out on bikes with… Read more »
LAST UPDATED 23 JANUARY 2019 We caught up with some of our electric bike customers over the past year to ask how they’re getting on and what they think of their bikes. The only complaints among them were that people hadn’t found the time to take the bikes out more often. Here’s ten electric bike… Read more »
Written by Nick, university professor, Bike Co-op fan and electric bike convert After a lot of soul searching, I bought a Whyte Coniston electric bike from Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative 10 months ago. Since then I’ve clocked up about 3,200 miles on it, mainly on my daily commute, a round trip of 20 miles. For those… Read more »
LAST UPDATED 7TH FEB 2019 Contrary to what many electro-sceptics will have you believe, most people who want an electric bike aren’t fantastically lazy or morbidly obese. We recently heard from over 900 people who wanted to try an electric bike as part of a competition we ran, and several themes kept on coming up… Read more »
1. We know our stuff We’re not new the electric bike trend, we’ve been selling electric bikes for years. At the Bike Co-op, we are fervently non-elitist. We believe any initiative or innovation that gets more people pedalling is a good thing, so we’ve been quietly championing electric bikes for two decades. We’ve built up knowledge,… Read more »
Electric bike servicing: We’ve got our best people on it Because your e-bike is so effortless to ride it’s easy to forget that it’s still a bicycle that will require regular servicing to ensure it works to its full potential. Actually, in terms of servicing, an e-bike has a number of special needs, which our… Read more »
LAST UPDATED 24 JANUARY 2019 Kalkhoff are admired in their native Germany as the premier manufacturer of trekking/urban commuter bikes. Fully equipped: Like any self-respecting Euro bike, Kalkhoff bikes come fully equipped. This means that they’re fitted with what UK and American bike shops refer to as ‘accessories’, and which North Europeans describe as ‘essentials’. These… Read more »
With the launch of the 2017 Turbo Levo range, Specialized have taken e-mountain bikes to a whole new level.