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 can’t decide. Plus, free UK delivery… 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 »
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 »
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.
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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.
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… Read more »
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 »
Specialized Turbo Kenevo FSR Expert Climb trails almost as fast as you descend with the Specialized Turbo Kenevo FSR Expert 2018! BUY NOW Specialized Established since 1974, Specialized is one of the biggest bike brands around. Specialized is famed for using cutting edge technology and developing leading bikes such as the first ever production mountain… Read more »
Whyte g-170c rs 2018 trail mountain bike Grab the stag by the horns and enjoy the thrill of riding the most challenging trails on the Why G-170C RS. BUY NOW Whyte Bikes Did you know the wet, acid soil we have in the UK can wreak havoc on your mountain bike meaning regular part replacements… Read more »
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 »