Category: electric bikes

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 »

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 »