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Coming as they do from a cool country (Scotland), Endura are recognised as world experts in winter cycle clothing. Take Endura’s unique take on the fashionable down jacket, the Flipjak. Its premium Primaloft insulation is especially lightweight. It’s available in men’s and women’s sizes. Best of all, it’s reversible so you can wear it in… Read more »
A good pair of gloves is pretty essential if you want to keep riding through winter because it’s hard to pull the brake levers if you ride with your hands in your pockets. With temperatures dropping as low as 2 degrees over the past week, we’ve been observing the seasonal switch from track mitts to… Read more »
The adjective ‘inspirational’ is almost as overused as ‘iconic,’ but that was the word that came to mind when a customer with cerebral palsy, David Reilly, sent us his piece about riding the length of the Hebrides. It was our great pleasure to sponsor David on his epic adventure. The Challenge Earlier this year I… Read more »
Cannondale CAADX bikes have become our best selling cross-style bikes because our customers recognise them as really good value for the money. Actually, you’ll rephrase that description as ‘staggeringly good value’ when you check out the new 2017 models, in our shops already. What’s new for 2017? Every CAADX bike is built on a SmartFormed… Read more »
Written by Gary, Senior Graphic Designer at Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative “After my trusty Revolution rucsac gave up the ghost recently, it was time to purchase a new bag for the commute to work. I was after something that could take a pasting and could carry more than my lunch and a pair of socks, but… Read more »
It can be a daunting prospect, but once you’ve got the knack you’ll be choosing kids’ bikes like a pro. Here’s some things to look for: Weight: Make sure the bike you’re looking at is light in weight. Adults don’t tend to appreciate how heavy, and therefore un-enjoyable, cheap bicycles are for children. A 20-inch… Read more »
5Ten originally made their name in climbing circles with their super-grippy Stealth rubber soles, famed for adhering to rocks that lesser soles might slip off. Stealth sole’s adhesion matched with their shock absorption cross over perfectly for cycling too – especially trails and trials riding. New 5ten Spitfire shoes £65.00 What makes 5ten cycling shoe… Read more »
Specialist pursuits demand specialist tools, and downhill night riding in the pitch dark is one such pursuit. ‘Exposure’ lights – widely regarded as the Ferrari of bicycle lights – provide the kind of illumination you might expect to see from a helicopter searchlight. How bright are we talking exactly? An entry-level front light might emit… Read more »
We’re sometimes asked, why do you stock, say, this make of lights over another? This was our cue to ask our accessories buyer, James, why he brought in Lezyne’s complete range of high-power 2017 headlights.
Don’t be put off by the impending doom of winter. If you buy any of these mountain bikes, we’ll give you a Winter Gift Pack worth £130.97 completely free.
Be one of the first to try a new 2017 E-Bike in our shops in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds and Aberdeen.
When Ricardo Gomez applied for a job in our Bruntsfield Edinburgh workshop in March 2013, we quickly discovered his skill set was exceptional.
With the launch of the 2017 Turbo Levo range, Specialized have taken e-mountain bikes to a whole new level.
‘Defensive cycling’ helps prevent other road users from taking advantage of your relatively small size and slow speed, making it safer for bicycles & cars.
Moon have made their brilliant lights even better for this season by upgrading their complete Comet and Gemini ranges with the following features…