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21st May 2020

New Mountain Bikes – Coming Soon – Rockhopper 2021

A quick look at the Rockhopper range, landing at the Bike Coop in June 2020. The range prices start at £349 (not pictured here) up to £899 for the excellent Expert model. The Rockhopper 2021 sports a new A1 Premium Alloy Frame, internal cable routing, dropper post compatibility and precise-inspired handling. For those wanting to… Read more »

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21st May 2020
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Our cargo bike loan to Streetwork

3 June UPDATE: Our Packster has been very busy! Cathy Miller from Streetwork, has told us that the cargo bike has been out every day, to Pret A Manger,M&S and Tesco to collect sandwiches, salads, drinks, crisps, juice and fruit for lunch to Cairn homeless hostel. Streetwork are currently supplying food, paint, hand sanitiser, you name… Read more »

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14th May 2020

New Road Bikes – Coming Soon – Specialized Diverge 2021

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: could the Diverge be your ‘one bike’ for the year?  Here below are some key models coming to the Bike Coop soon – the first deliveries will be around mid-June. Ask your local Bike Coop store to take your through the detail. If you’d like to… Read more »

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30th April 2020
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New in Kids Bikes – Coming Soon – Ridgeback Dimension 14

Coming soon! As the weather improves and the days stretch, we all want to make sure our kids get out on their bike as much as possible. Summer is the perfect time for the family bike ride. We’re always scouring the landscape for the best in kids bike brands, and Ridgeback Dimsension 14 will soon… Read more »

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27th March 2020

Cycling in a time of Coronavirus

We are all being asked to stay indoors while the UK struggles to come to terms with the effects of coronavirus. We should all adhere to government guidelines and do our bit to help our health workers combat the crisis. As a Bicycle and Repair shop, we are exempt from the enforced closure of businesses,… Read more »

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24th March 2020
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An update on our stores – Coronavirus

CUSTOMER NOTICE – 10 May 2020 update (main content written in March 2020) Edinburgh Bicycle stores remain open, with changes to regular hours. Repairs and servicing remains available in all our stores Deliveries for online purchases are delayed, and are subject to availability. Click & Collect available in all stores Yesterday, the government has announced… Read more »

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20th March 2020
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Repairs and collections during Coronavirus

We are all concerned about the spread of Coronavirus, so we are changing the way we are working to protect customers and staff. You can also download this statement. As the Coronavirus situation develops we want to reassure customers and colleagues that we are closely following the recommendations of the Government and World Health Organisation… Read more »

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18th March 2020

A message from our Managing Director

To all Bike Coop customers, partners and friends, These are different, difficult and unsettling times for all of us.We would like you to know that we are monitoring and following all official advice. We are looking after ourselves, our colleagues and our customers. All our shops are open and continuing to trade in very difficult circumstances… Read more »

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10th March 2020

We are now a certified Shimano Service Centre

Bruntsfield store become authorised Shimano Service Centre. We’ve always been proud of our mechanics. We know they do an excellent job (read the reviews here), but now, our Bruntsfield store is now an authorised Shimano Service Centre. So, what does this mean? Whether you use your bike for sports, commuting or recreation, a reliable bike… Read more »

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4th February 2020

Kalkhoff Endeavour 1.B Move Electric Bike Review

Rob Greenland runs Leeds-based social enterprise Zero Waste Leeds (or you an find him on Twitter – @TheSocBiz) and took a demo Kalkhoff Endeavour 1.B Move electric bike out for a couple of days. Here are his first impressions: “It’s probably happened to all of us.  You’re quietly minding your business, steadily climbing a hill.  And then out… Read more »

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28th January 2020

Endura Sustainability: One Million Trees

One Million Trees From 2020 onwards, Endura commit to planting one million trees annually to help reduce the quantity of carbon in the atmosphere. As a business who operate globally, Endura are taking a number of steps to reduce their carbon footprint, one of which is to plant one million trees annually. They will be… Read more »

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21st January 2020

Muc-Off Project Green

Project Green is the latest initiative from Muc-Off. We stock a wide range of Muc-Off products – and have done since 1994! As well as making decent products, they’ve always been keen on minimising their environmental impact by developing biodegradable products but with Project Green, they aim to take this mission further. For 2020 and… Read more »

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20th January 2020

Kids and Family Cycling Events in Scotland

Looking to get out on the bike with your family? A family friendly bike event could be just the ticket! We’ve listed the top five family bike events around Scotland.     Shop All Kids Bikes   Wee Jaunt, Falkirk What is it? In the shadow of The Kelpies, the whole family can get out… Read more »

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15th January 2020

Alternative Cycling Events to Look out for in 2020

Not just in the UK but through-out the world there are some excellent cycling evens to take part in. From family rides to sportives to time trials and races. However, here we look at some slightly alternative cycling events, cycling events in the UK that could be described as unusual or even whacky – some are… Read more »

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14th January 2020

Cycle Routes in Aberdeen ideal for Electric Bikes

Scott from our Aberdeen store has a few cycle routes in Aberdeen and surrounding areas that he recommends for all cyclists, but especially for electric bikes. Deeside Way Distance: 10-11 miles Description: Starting from Duthie park in Aberdeen the Deeside way can be followed all the way out to Ballater, Largly offroad on the old railway line… Read more »

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