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 »
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 »
Be one of the first to try a new 2017 E-Bike in our shops in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds and Aberdeen.
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.
The Giant Full E+ 1 seamlessly turbo-charges a high-end, full-suspension MTB with high-torque power assist.
The result: our first truly trail-capable e-bike that’s as much of a blast to ride uphill as it is downhill.
“If my personal experience of owning the Whyte Coniston is anything to go by, the answer to ‘how far can I go with an electric bike?’ is: Pretty much as far as you need.”
Once considered the reserve of the frail and elderly, we believe there’s never been a more exciting time to hop on an electric bike and blast up the biggest hill you can find.
As one of the first Co-op members to own an electric bicycle, I get asked a lot of questions by my colleagues about what it’s like. (Spoiler: It’s amazing)