Category: Road Cycling

The Four Best Tyres for Winter Cycling

winter cycling frozen bell

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 »

Ride to the sun on: a review of the Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1

Riding from the sun and back Coop member Alex recently completed Ride to the Sun, a cross border 100 mile event from Carlisle to Cramond through the night. Fancy it? This bike, along with many others, is available to demo for one or two days. Take a look at Alex’s report: “Wow!”… That’s how it… Read more »

Whyte Friston Review

Friend of the co-op, Alistair Justice, loves his Whyte Friston (see the bike here). He was kind enough to leave a review: Why Choose a Gravel Bike? I came to biking later in life (after only ever having an old Grifter gathering dust in garages from the age of 7 until 21!) and started out on… Read more »

Sram Red eTap AXS

The S-Works Venge Disc Red eTap 2019 has arrived in our Newcastle store! Equipped with Sram Red eTap AXS, read on to find out why this bike is as good as it sounds! SRAM’s RED eTAP If you’re buying a 2019 bike with electronic shifting, it’s likely to be fitted with SRAM eTap or Shimano… Read more »