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 7TH FEB 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. You can borrow an electric bike for 2 whole days to try out As with any bike on display in our shops, you can ask to take one of our e-bikes out for a quick spin. Better still, you can arrange to take one away for a full two-day tryout so you can discover… 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 »
Are you electric-bike-curious, or an electro-sceptic? Either way, we want 3 people to borrow one of our latest commuter/hybrid e-bikes and to write a review. You can be old, young, male, female, athletic or otherwise… We want variety! We’ll need you to pick up and drop off the bike from your local Bike Co-op, and… Read more »
Are you electric curious? Join the visiting Kalkhoff truck outside our Leeds shop on Tuesday 7th February 2017 from 10am until 6pm and take up to 16 electric Kalkhoff bikes for a spin! No obligations or hard-sells… We look forward to seeing you. For the uninitiated, Kalkhoff are very highly regarded in their native Germany for… 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 »
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With the launch of the 2017 Turbo Levo range, Specialized have taken e-mountain bikes to a whole new level.
Haibikes are the best-selling e-mountain bikes in their native Germany, where they are famed for their grin-inducing ability to boost you up mountain bike trail gradients you might otherwise consider unfeasible.