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Photo courtesy of Hans Vivek on Unsplash 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 they… Read more »
A flat bar road bike is like a normal road bike (or “racer” as they’re sometimes called,) but instead of having drop handlebars (the ones that curve down), it has flat handlebars. If you want to enjoy the fun and exhilaration of riding a fast, lightweight bicycle but you don’t fancy drop bars, the flatbar… Read more »
Anyone who’s ever read an article about cycling will know that the comments section quickly descends into a cyclist-hating rampage, which is why we made the Cycling Bingo card above. Why not treat yourself to a game? How to respond (some suggestions) Cyclists don’t pay road tax. Road tax was abolished in 1937, and was… Read more »
Chain cleaning needn’t be challenging. Graham from our Edinburgh shop shows you how to perform this routine bike maintenance drill in 5 minutes on our latest video.
You’ll find out the size(s) of any bicycle helmet on this website by checking its product description page. For instance our best selling Specialized Align helmet comes in one size: 54-62cm. This measurement corresponds with the widest part of the head that the helmet will cover. To find out your helmet size, measure your head… Read more »
The minimum and maximum tyre pressure range is embossed on your bike tyre sidewall. Your bicycle rides on a cushion of air, courtesy of its pneumatic tyres – as long as your tyres are properly inflated. The recommended maximum pressure is almost always embossed on the side of the tyre. Better still it might state… Read more »
Parking a car anywhere during the Edinburgh Festival is physically impossible. You might as well try and land a jumbo jet on top of Arthur’s Seat. Which is why the Festival is the perfect time to get out and about on your bike.
The Whyte 801 2018 mountain bike, showing tree roots who’s boss. Whyte’s 801, 802 and 805 mountain bikes have always been about offering the key elements of Whyte’s multi award winning 900-series trail hardtails at more wallet-friendly prices. Read: Do I need a Hardtail or Full Suspension? > With every Whyte 800 model now being… Read more »
Shop Specialized mountain bikes > Back in 1984, Edinburgh Bike Co-op was one of the first UK bike shops where you could buy a Specialized mountain bike. For the next 30 years Specialized MTBs were our consistent best selling mountain bikes for one very good reason. They were almost always the best or among the… Read more »
See our Bike Servicing options >> One of the great things about bikes is that they can be very forgiving – even if you don’t look after them as well as the manual advises. Even if the tyres are soft and the chain hasn’t been lubed for months, the bike will almost always get you… Read more »
The Whyte Glencoe 2018 What a beautiful bicycle! Fast on tarmac, comfortable and capable on dirt, the Glencoe is Whyte’s brand new go-anywhere bike. One ride and you’ll understand why Whyte are trumpeting the Glencoe as ‘the best all round road bike we have ever made’. That’s some claim when you consider that another Whyte… Read more »