Category: Reviews

Specialized Kenevo – Troy Lee Designs

TROY LEE DESIGNS TURBO KENEVO

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 »

Giant TCR Advanced 2: BikeRadar’s Road Bike of the Year 2018

Giant TCR Advanced 2 2018 | Road Bike of the Year 2018

Giant TCR Advanced 2 – Road Bike of the Year If you’re looking for a road bike this year then you might want to consider BikeRadar’s Road Bike of the Year: Giant TCR Advanced 2! BikeRadar (along with Cycling Plus and Mountain Biking UK) tested more than 75 bikes in beautiful San Remo Italy (lucky them!). … Read more »

Specialized Turbo Vado 2018: The electric commuter bike you’ve been waiting for

Specialized Turbo Vado 4 2018

The Specialized Turbo Vado 2018, from £2,800 Based on its clean looks alone, you can tell the Specialized Turbo Vado 2018 is an e-bike with a difference. With its motor integrated inside the frame’s bottom bracket and its battery enclosed in the down tube, it looks like a ‘proper bike’. It also sounds like a… Read more »

I borrowed an electric bike for a week and my face hurts from all the smiling

LAST UPDATED 23 JANUARY 2019 The Kalkhoff Pro Connect i8 Women’s Electric Bike Claire is an Edinburgh cyclist and recent electric bike convert after we let her borrow an electric bicycle for a whole week. She runs the Edinburgh Belles on Bikes chapter for women cyclists who want to enjoy days out on bikes with… Read more »

10 Electric bike reviews by 10 electric bike owners

Reviewing Electric Bikes

LAST UPDATED 23 JANUARY 2019 We caught up with some of our electric bike customers over the past year to ask how they’re getting on and what they think of their bikes. The only complaints among them were that people hadn’t found the time to take the bikes out more often. Here’s ten electric bike… Read more »

Sugoi Zap Jacket: Staff Review

sugoi zap jacket reflective cycling jacket

Sugoi Zap Cycling Jacket, RRP £99.99 Our Price £49.99 Long-term test by Bike Co-op member, Ged “I’m now into my second winter of riding near-every day wearing my Sugoi Zap Bike Jacket. When I heard we’re doing it at half price (that’s less than I paid for mine with staff discount) I thought I’d share… Read more »

New! The surprisingly low-priced Marin Hawk Hill 2017 full suspension mountain bike

marin hawk hill feature

The Hawk Hill stands out as a thoroughly trail-competent full suspension bike for just £1,200. That’s significant because we tend to shy away from sub-£1,600 full sussers because, generally speaking, their compromised spec means they rarely offer good (that word again) value. Marin Hawk Hill 27.5 2017 £999 [No Longer Available] Shop all full suspension… Read more »