Love Food: Hate Food Waste We all know that food waste is bad. It’s not good for the environment, consumers, producers or retailers. That’s why we’re supporting this campaign by Food Sharing Edinburgh. It’s a simple concept – some might say it’s as easy as riding a bike! They want to purchase two electric cargo… Read more »
Should I Buy an Electric Bike: the most important question you’ll ask yourself today While we might want to sell an electric bike to everyone (our coop members would be very happy!), we understand it’s not for everyone. Like all ‘new things’, there are some people who will never be persuaded… or certainly not at… Read more »
New to cycling and don’t know what kind of bike to buy? Don’t fear. Here you’ll find the main kinds of bikes that people tend to speak about, demystified.
What actually is an electric bike? An electric bike which can be known as an ebike, e-bike or motorized bicycle, is essentially a regular (or acoustic) bike: it’s still got the look of a regular bike (breaks, chain, handle bars etc)… and you still need to pedal (but maybe not as hard as you would… Read more »
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 over.… Read more »
The Specialized Turbo Vado 2018, from £2,800 Based on its clean looks alone, you can tell the Specialized Turbo Vado 2018 is an e-bike with a difference. With its motor integrated inside the frame’s bottom bracket and its battery enclosed in the down tube, it looks like a ‘proper bike’. It also sounds like a… Read more »
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.
Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op’s buying team take every opportunity to visit the companies who supply us. On returning from a recent trip to the Netherlands to visit Koga (somebody has to do it) they made two telling points.
In an exclusive to Edinburgh Bicycle, Andy Butler, our head buyer, visits Specialized and gets a sneak peak at the future.
If you have been led to believe that eBikes are for people too old or too frail to pedal without motorised assistance, it’s time to drop your preconceptions.