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.
If you are considering purchasing an electric bike there is additional funding available through the Energy Saving Trust. Additional funding of £700,000 is available as interest-free loans for people in Scotland looking to buy an electric bike. A total of £700,000 has been allocated by the Scottish Government from its low carbon vehicle loan budget… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
Kalkhoff: The best electric bikes around If you’re looking for the best electric bike in 2019, take your pick from these Kalkhoff e-bikes. But why are we such big fans? Here are three reasons: Current Kalkhoff Electric Bikes Best quality: German engineering at it’s finest! Kalkhoff bikes are designed and assembled with precision in… Read more »
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 »
Last updated 22 January 2020 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… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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.