Category: Electric Bikes

Specialized Turbo Vado 2018: The electric commuter bike you’ve been waiting for

Specialized Turbo Vado 4 2018

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 »

Whyte Clifton 2017: Customer Review

Whyte Clifton electric bike 2017

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 »

I borrowed an electric bike for a week and my face hurts from all the smiling

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 »

10 Electric bike reviews by 10 electric bike owners

Reviewing Electric Bikes

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 »

Let’s hear it for sensible Euro bikes – Welcome to Kalkhoff, new in store

kalkhoff pro connect bike

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 »