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18th March 2019

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 »

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14th March 2019

10 uses for an electric cargo bike

10 uses for an electric cargo bike Not sure an electric cargo bike is worth the investment? Here we run through ten ways a e-cargo bike can easily fit into your daily life. Home and Family The School and nursery run. Yes, you can use the car but it’s nots teaching your children healthy habits… Read more »

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14th March 2019

Edinburgh Bike Demo Event

Bikes Galore to Try at our Demo Day Come and join us on Saturday 13 April, 10 – 4pm on the Edinburgh meadows and try out some of our latest bikes for free. Find us on the beautiful meadows, right next to Middle Meadow Walk – look out for our gazebos and flags – you… Read more »

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12th March 2019

Tern GSD S00 Electric Cargo Bike – Now Available to Demo!

Electric Cargo Bikes Ever thought about a cargo bike for your business and/or family but don’t think your legs are up to? Well times have changed! Electric cargo bikes are now powerful, easy to handle and quite likely more convenient (and faster) if your journeys usually involve stop-start traffic or searching for a parking space.… Read more »

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7th March 2019

Best Hybrid Bikes under £500

A hybrid bike is great for all-round riding. If you start looking, you’ll probably not struggle to find a hybrid bike under £500. However, the thing you might struggle with is choosing one which is actually decent. A bike which might seem a bargain might actually prove to be heavy, difficult to steer and ultimately… Read more »

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5th March 2019

Best Commuter Road Bike

What is a Commuter Road Bike? Often, commuter bikes are known as hybrid bikes or city bikes. They’re a little bit of a mix – designed to be ridden on a variety of roads, paths and slightly rough terrain. Their tyres are not chunky mountain bikes but they’re not skinny road bike ones either. They… Read more »

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28th February 2019

Mountain Bike Trail Centre, Edinburgh

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 »

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28th February 2019

Evoc Bike Bag Hire

Bike Bag Hire We’ve made it easy to travel with your bike. At any of our shops, you can hire an Evoc Bike Bag Pro for £50 per week (plus a £50 deposit). If you’re short of time, speak to us about bike packing or rebuilding to save you precious time and effort. Or you… Read more »

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27th February 2019

Frog Bike Part Exchange

FROG BIKE PART EXCHANGE IN MARCH Get up to 40% of the retail price of your current Frog bike off the cost of your new Frog bike! Children grow fast and grow up faster. We know the cyclists of tomorrow are nurtured today. We’d rather Frogs stay used and children ride the right-sized bike. That’s… Read more »

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25th February 2019

Specialized Turbo Levo 2019 Range Guide

Specialized might have not been first to the electric mountain bike party but boy, was it’s fashionably late appearance worth the wait! The first Turbo Levo was introduced in 2016 and set the bar high for all e-mtb makers. Their motto “innovate or die” stands true today and every year the range has developed and… Read more »

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21st February 2019

Electric Bike Leeds: Test Ride Routes

Are you in Leeds and been thinking about getting an electric bike? One of the best ways to decide if a bike is for you is to take it for a test ride. Book a demo for an electric (or “acoustic”) bike from our Leeds shop and if you’re not sure where to go, we can help! Graham,… Read more »

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21st February 2019

Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc Review

Gavin from our Leeds store has reviewed the Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc 2019. This bike is one of many which are available to demo from any of our shops for one or two days. My initial thoughts “So I had the pleasure of riding a Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc 2019 for a couple of… Read more »

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21st February 2019

Shimano Nexus Gears – What’s the Difference?

Shimano are a Japanese manufacturer of cycling components.  They’re not just any manufacturer, they are the leading manufacturer – it is estimated that 70-80% of the global bike component market is made up of Shimano products. They make a lot of components. Here we’re going to look at gears, in particular, the Nexus 7, Nexus… Read more »

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20th February 2019

Evoc FR Enduro Protector 16L Backpack Review

EVOC is a new brand that we’re stocking in store and online. Check out our blog to learn more about EVOC or read this review by Hugo from our Leeds store on his latest purchase, the EVOC FR Endura Protector 16L Backpack. “For the last few months I’d been looking for a new backpack. I… Read more »

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18th February 2019

Fox Forks

REDEFINING RIDE DYNAMICS Since the 70’s Fox has been a leader in the design and development of high performance shock absorbers and racing suspension products for mountain bikes as well as other vehicles. Their team of engineers have worked with enthusiasts and professionals to redefine ride dynamics and improve performance to give you the confidence… Read more »

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