Category: Reviews

Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1 2019 | Bike Review

Dave from our Brunstfield store has reviewed the Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1 2019. This bike is one of many which are available to demo from any of our shops for one or two days. Never mind the roadies… “I recently had the opportunity to try out the new 2019 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1 for a… Read more »

Sealskinz Socks: Staff Reviews

Sealskinz MTB Mid Mid With Hydrostop: £27.30 [was £39.00] – Staff Reviews We’re a shop for cyclists by cyclists. We don’t stock products that we wouldn’t want to use ourselves. And we’ve put it to the test! Here we’ve given Sealskinz socks to a couple of co-op members and here’s what they said. Tester: Graham from our… Read more »

Specialized Turbo Levo FSR Comp 29 Review

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 »

Specialized Pitch Comp 650b 2018

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 »

Heated Gloves

Sealskinz Cold Weather Heated Glove – £130 [SOLD OUT] If you like to cycle in all weathers, you’ve probably suffered from cold hands. If you’re looking to invest in a pair of heated gloves that will ensure your hands stay warm and you can enjoy riding no matter what the weather throws at you, you… Read more »

Giant Trance – staff review

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 »

Best Balance Bikes

Why are balance bikes good? Traditionally, children learned to ride bikes with a pedal bike with stabilisers. This is a proven method that most of us probably used to learn ourselves. But balance bikes make it easier for both the child and the parent! Balance bikes teach young children vital balance and steering skills. Vital… Read more »

The Four Best Tyres for Winter Cycling

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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 »

Tacx Turbo Trainers

LAST UPDATED 5TH FEBRUARY 2019 A turbo trainer, also known as a home trainer or an indoor trainer is a great investment if you want to keep up or improve your strength, fitness, stamina and average time if you can’t, or don’t want to, cycle outdoors. Many people start thinking the best turbo trainers around… Read more »