We see ourselves as a riders’ brand. When we give experienced cyclists a Whyte to try out, they almost always ‘get it’ immediately – Ian Alexander, Chief Designer, Whyte Bikes.
Ben Smith, a friend of the co-op who went cycling in the Lake District, has kept a diary for us to see what he got up to. This is his second instalment when he faced Helvellyn. Read Part One if you want to know how he got on with Skiddaw. If you think you’d like… Read more »
When Ben Smith, friend of the co-op went cycling in the Lake District, he was kind enough to keep a diary for us to see how he got on. In this first instalment he’s tackling Skiddaw and for the second, Helvellyn. Before you read on, if you think you’d like to take on a Lake… Read more »
The Specialized Stumpjumper If you’re into mountain biking then you’ll know the Stumpjumper. First produced in 1981, the Specialized Stumpjumper has evolved over the years from this: The bike that changed everything. #stumpjumper⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #itsawholenewsport #iamspecialized #oldschool #mtb A post shared by Specialized MTB (@iamspecialized_mtb) on Apr 13, 2018 at 12:02pm PDT The… Read more »
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 »
The Benefits of Cycling There are many benefits of cycling. It’s better for the environment. It’s great for physical fitness. Not to mention the financial big plus if your ride a bike rather than run a car. However, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re talking mental health benefits. While we’re not saying that… Read more »
To celebrate the new year we’re proud to be touring our fleet of Demo Whyte Mountain Bikes across our shops in Aberdeen, Leeds, Newcastle and finally Edinburgh. Not only can you take the bikes below for a spin, you can also hire one for 2 days by contacting us either through the chat box on… Read more »
Shop Whyte Compact Mountain Bikes > It can be a struggle to find a decent mountain bike when you’re a short adult or tall child – say between 5 foot to 5 foot 6 – as manufacturers tend to design bikes for “average” heights. We hooked up with Yvonne who runs the Ginger Squirrel mountain… Read more »
Rachel Atherton, the first British woman to win the Elite Downhill World Championship, began mountain biking when she was 11. If you enjoy mountain biking, think how much your young-un would love it too. As with any bicycle, but especially if it’s for your child, there are five things to look for in a mountain… Read more »
Chain cleaning needn’t be challenging. Graham from our Edinburgh shop shows you how to perform this routine bike maintenance drill in 5 minutes on our latest video.
The Whyte 801 2018 mountain bike, showing tree roots who’s boss. Whyte’s 801, 802 and 805 mountain bikes have always been about offering the key elements of Whyte’s multi award winning 900-series trail hardtails at more wallet-friendly prices. Read: Do I need a Hardtail or Full Suspension? > With every Whyte 800 model now being… Read more »
Shop Specialized mountain bikes > Back in 1984, Edinburgh Bike Co-op was one of the first UK bike shops where you could buy a Specialized mountain bike. For the next 30 years Specialized MTBs were our consistent best selling mountain bikes for one very good reason. They were almost always the best or among the… Read more »
The Elan Valley above Penygarreg Dam, south East of Aberystwyth, Wales Guest blog post by Phill and Polly who run Welsh mountain biking tour site, www.mtb.wales Wales has rapidly become one of the world’s best destinations to mountain bike. Ever since Dafydd Davies planted his spade at Coed Y Brenin in the mid 90s, the… Read more »
We’ve got a number of these popular 2017 bikes that are sold out at the supplier level – meaning that when they’re gone, that’s it until the 2018 models come in. Here’s a few highlights of what you can grab before it’s too late: Bike Radar’s 2017 Bike of the Year, the Specialized Roubaix Comp… Read more »
CamelBak are famed for inventing the reservoir in a rucsac concept in the early 1990s. Back then, a Camelbak’s ability to hold up to three litres of water was revolutionary. This innovation banished anxiety that you would run out of drink on near-any day ride you might go this side of the Sahara. CamelBak Skyline… Read more »