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18th November 2019

Electric Bike Review: Kalkhoff Image 5.S Belt

Eli who blogs over at Eliapplebydonald borrowed a Kalkhoff Image 5.S Belt electric bike for a couple of days. She’s a regular cyclist but had never tried an electric bike before. But first, let’s take a look at the bike she took for a demo: Kalkhoff Image 5.S Belt 2020 Electric Bike Reveiw This is a… Read more »

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15th November 2019

2020 Electric Mountain Bike Offers

For a limited time only you can grab yourself a 2020 electric mountain bike at a reduced price! Not only will you struggle to find these prices elsewhere remember we offer FREE UK delivery or pick up from any of our stores. Giant Fathom E+ 2 Pro 2020 Electric Mountain Bike Was: £2,799  Now: £2,399 Saving:… Read more »

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15th November 2019

Bikepacking in Scotland

We were lucky enough to build two Riese & Muller electric bikes for Megan & Ike from San Diego Fly Rides to take bikepacking across Scotland. After picking up their bikes at our Bruntsfield shop, they took the train to start off in Oban. From there, they biked through the Highlands and finished on the… Read more »

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11th November 2019

Spotlight On: the Phantom Workshop

While we stock globally recognised brands, we also love to support local makers here at the coop. One of which is The Phantom Workshop. The Phantom Workshop is the brand created by Rachel Gretton, our very own co-op member. We tore her away from her desk in the online team to ask her a few questions:… Read more »

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7th November 2019

Best Remaining Sale Electric Bikes

Thinking of going electric? At these prices, you really don’t have an excuse to add some power to your pedal. Our sale might be over but we’ve some got some really good bargains that all come with free UK delivery too! These prices are for a limited time only and stocks are limited. Still not… Read more »

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6th November 2019
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Our Top Step Through E-bikes for 2020

What are Step Through Electric Bikes? Effortless cycling and German practicality on these Kalkhoff step through e-bikes Step through electric bikes are the pinnacle of practicality. Not only do you get to enjoy the effortless glee of using a pedal-assist motor, you can also step right onto both pedals without having to lift a leg… Read more »

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1st November 2019

Whyte Winchelsea with Fazua Motor

Co-op member Ross took the new Whyte Winchelsea – which has a Fazua motor – for a demo and talks through what his thoughts are: A little about the Whyte Winchelsea The Whyte Winchelsea is the new road plus E-bike with Fazua motor and battery that fit neatly into the down tube of the bike… Read more »

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29th October 2019

Dear Santa, Please Give Bikes This Christmas

Dear Santa, We know you’ll get lots of requests this year for games consoles, laptops and smart phones but if you’re looking to give a gift that is more than just a gift, go for a bike! It’s not just a bike you see, it’s adventures, it’s freedom, it’s time spent outdoors. Jump on a… Read more »

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25th October 2019

Spotlight on: Cycle of Good

We are now proud stockists of Cycle of Good products! We’ve been a Cycle of Good recycling point for inner tubes for a while now but we’re please to say we are now selling Cycle of Good products, just in time for Christmas! Shop all products >  What is Cycle of Good? Cycle of Good produce ethical,… Read more »

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24th October 2019

Recall Notice: GENESIS DAY ONE 10/20/LTD 2016 – 2019

Recall Notice: GENESIS DAY ONE 10/20/LTD Model Year 2016 – 2019 We have been notified by the supplier that the bike may contain a potential problem involving the durability of Samox AF – 13 single speed chainsets. Genesis / Sportline has taken the step to voluntarily recall the Samox AF-13 single speed chainset and has… Read more »

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21st October 2019

Demo Bikes for Two Day Test Rides

Edinburgh Bicycle Coop keep a selection of demo bikes specifically for our customers to try out – and not just for the usual test ride around the block. You can arrange to hire a demo bike and take it out for the whole day (or the weekend) in its natural habitat, on road or off.

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11th October 2019

Specialized Retul Match Bike Fitting

Exciting news! In our Edinburgh Bruntsfield and Newcastle stores we can now offer a bike fitting service using Specialized Retul Match! Co-op member, Ross explains more: “Whether starting a new cycling discipline, concerned you are on the incorrect size of bike or have trouble finding shoes and saddles that fit –  Specialized Retul Match can… Read more »

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9th October 2019

Shops closed on Monday 14 October 2019

Once a year, we have our AGM (and this year, it’s on Monday 14 October). This is a very important event as it is the event in where all members (including those in Leeds and Newcastle) get together in Edinburgh. Since we’re a workers’ cooperative, the AGM is also a time when each of our… Read more »

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9th October 2019
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The Four Best Tyres for Winter Cycling

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 »

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2nd October 2019

Exposure Lights: a review of the Diablo MK11 Bike Light

Co-op friend, Craig, reviews his new Exposure Helmet Light: “I recently bought an Exposure Diablo Tap light to add a head lamp to my handlebar lamp and I have been very impressed with it! Initially, it presents itself well with and neat looking and sturdily made black hard case that is shaped to allow the… Read more »

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