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In the US, since the middle of the 20th Century, the end of November (Thanksgiving) has marked the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Thousands of people flocked to city centres to view the parades, and pick up a few gifts while they were there. Sixty or so years on, it’s morphed into a bit… Read more »
Specialized S Works – back in stock! The S Works range is Specialized’s best of the best. Designed for professionals, these bikes are built to be the fastest, the best, the ultimate bike. “[The S-Works] is the absolute height of our design and engineering abilities, goals and aspirations” – Specialized And we’re pleased to announce… Read more »
Got a mountain biker in your life? Or perhaps you are one yourself and you want to give some subtle hints to someone? Either way, our guide to Gifts for Mountain Bikers is worth a read. Don’t forget, we have gift vouchers which make an excellent gift if you just can’t decide. Plus, free UK delivery… Read more »
Whether you know someone who road cycles for fun, for commuting or for fitness, read our gift guide for plenty of gift ideas. We’ve split this guide into price points to help you find a gift for every budget. As well as free UK delivery over £20, don’t forget, we offer faff-free returns so… Read more »
Unusual Gifts With our unusual gifts gift guide, you’ll find some unique gifts that’ll be sure to raise a smile to whoever you’re buying them for. Find something quirky! From gifts made from alternative materials such as old inner tubes to some of the most trendy but maybe not so well known cycling accessories, choose… Read more »
Gifts for Kids and teens Looking for Christmas gifts for kids in your life? Well you’re at the right place! Here we’ve broken down out kids gift guide into three sections: Gifts for kids under 5 years old, under 10 years old and for teens. Whether you’re looking for a big gift like a new… Read more »
Read our guide for the best luxury gifts for men and for women that are bound to wow the recipient this Christmas. Whether they’re an avid cyclist who would love an upgrade or a novice that you want to surprise, take a read of our gift guide below. As well as free UK delivery over… Read more »
Ex-demo Bromptons We have 4 ex-demo Bromptons with 30% off at the moment! All of the bikes have been well maintained but will show some signs of use. Models available: M6L & S2L Titanium. These bikes are at Edinburgh Canonmills, Leeds & Aberdeen and must be collected in store. These will go quickly but you can… Read more »
The Giant Defy The Giant Defy has been a popular endurance road bike since it’s launch in 2008. In order to stay up with the competition and remain a great value and great performing bike, Giant has introduced some key upgrades across the Giant Defy range for 2019; summarised in a review by Road Cycling… Read more »
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 »
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 »
Whether you’re considering a fabulous Frog for your little one or a cheeky Cervélo for the big yin, £10 will reserve any bike we have in stock for Christmas.
A MIPS helmet enhances the fundamental design function of a bicycle helmet – to protect the brain in the event of an impact. Read how, now.
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 »
Liv’s growing range of clothing achieves a similar trick to their bikes. That is, great fitting, top notch cycling equipment without the top dollar pricing. Liv bicycle clothing and helmets for women is comfortable, stylish and practical.