Thinking of going electric? You’ve come to the right place. The Bike Coop was one of the first UK retailers to supply e-bikes and that means we’ve racked up years of experience and expertise. E-bikes can be a big investment, so it’s important to be confident in your purchase. There are now nearly as many… Read more »
Photo courtesy of Hans Vivek on Unsplash Winter Tyres If you’re planning to prepare your bike for wetter and perhaps thorn-strewn autumn and winter roads and trails, we hugely recommend the latest generation of better gripping, more puncture resistant 4-season tyres – instead of specialist winter tyres. The great thing about 4-season tyres is that… Read more »
Fancy going out this evening? Check out our two selected bike lights for cross country night riding.
Friend of the coop, Ben Smith, has been on another mountain biking adventure! Here he’ll go through part two of his trip but you might want to read part one first. Having loved riding the Ranger Path a couple of days ago I’m eager to revisit Snowdon but this time I decide to check out the… Read more »
Friend of the coop, Ben Smith, has been on another mountain biking adventure! Here he’ll go through part one of his trip: Having visited the Lake District last year (you can read part one and part two if you’re interested) I fancied taking things up a notch so booked myself a trip to Snowdonia to see… Read more »
Searching for a mountain bike under £500? With a bit of research, you can find a decent bike that’ll get you off-road and up those trails with speed and confidence. However, there are also a lot of bikes which might seem a great deal… but a few rides down the line and you’ll see the durability,… Read more »
Plans are afoot to create a family focused mountain bike trail centre call The Pentland Trail Centre on the site of the former Lothianburn Golf Course. The site will sit inside both the City of Edinburgh boundary and the Pentland Hills Regional Park. More precisely, it’ll be in the valley to the rear of the Steading… Read more »
Freya, a friend of the co-op, recently demo’d the Specialized Turbo Levo FSR Comp 29 and here’s what she has to say about it: About me My name is Freya and I took up cycling couple of years ago as a way of getting back into shape and keeping fit. About ten years ago now, I… Read more »
LAST UPDATED 4th FEBRUARY 2019 Specialized Pitch Comp 650b 2018 Trail Mountain Bike was £550 – now £385 [SOLD OUT] Shop latest Specialized Pitch Comp Men’s Mountain Bike Shop latest Specialized Pitch Comp Women’s Mountain Bike Shop all Specialized mountain bikes Need to know: Size: XS [great for teens and adults who are around… Read more »
LAST UPDATED 14TH FEBRUARY 2019 Got a mountain biker in your life? Or perhaps you are one yourself and you want to give some subtle hints to someone? Either way, our guide to Gifts for Mountain Bikers is worth a read. Don’t forget, we have gift vouchers which make an excellent gift if you just… Read more »
Douglas from our Canonmills shop loves bikes. He particularly loves mountain biking and when he’s not working, you’ll often find him hitting the trails. Below, Douglas gives us a quick review of his Giant Trance, which he describes as “the perfect trail bike”. The main reasons I love my Giant Trance: By Douglas Hay, Canonmills Edinburgh… Read more »
Whyte built their reputation as the British company who perfected the art of creating mountain bikes for UK riding conditions.
Whyte take a unique approach to bike design, whichever style of bicycle they make. Here’s why we love Whyte Women’s Bikes.
If you’re looking for a mountain bike, chances are you’ll be faced with the decision of getting a hardtail or full suspension. Here’s a quick guide to the merits of the two.
Are you looking for a mountain bike under £1,000 that will still get you riding those trails with confidence and speed? We’ve come up with a list of the best mountain bikes under £1,000 to help you choose that best bike for you. Plus, several of the bikes we’ve picked come in at well under… Read more »