Tag: electric bikes

Best Electric Bikes: Kalkhoff

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 »

Specialized Turbo Levo FSR Comp 29 Review

Freya, a friend of the co-op, recently demo’d the Specialized Turbo Levo FSR Comp 29 and here’s what she has to say about it: About me My name is Freya and I took up cycling couple of years ago as a way of getting back into shape and keeping fit.  About ten years ago now, I… Read more »

Crowdfunding Campaign: Electric Cargo Bikes to reduce food waste

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 »

Electric Bikes: everything you need to know

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 »

Specialized Turbo Vado 2018: The electric commuter bike you’ve been waiting for

Specialized Turbo Vado 4 2018

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 »

I borrowed an electric bike for a week and my face hurts from all the smiling

LAST UPDATED 23 JANUARY 2019 The Kalkhoff Pro Connect i8 Women’s Electric Bike Claire is an Edinburgh cyclist and recent electric bike convert after we let her borrow an electric bicycle for a whole week. She runs the Edinburgh Belles on Bikes chapter for women cyclists who want to enjoy days out on bikes with… Read more »

10 Electric bike reviews by 10 electric bike owners

Reviewing Electric Bikes

LAST UPDATED 23 JANUARY 2019 We caught up with some of our electric bike customers over the past year to ask how they’re getting on and what they think of their bikes. The only complaints among them were that people hadn’t found the time to take the bikes out more often. Here’s ten electric bike… Read more »

Let’s hear it for sensible Euro bikes – Welcome to Kalkhoff, new in store

kalkhoff pro connect bike

LAST UPDATED 24 JANUARY 2019 Kalkhoff are admired in their native Germany as the premier manufacturer of trekking/urban commuter bikes. Fully equipped: Like any self-respecting Euro bike, Kalkhoff bikes come fully equipped. This means that they’re fitted with what UK and American bike shops refer to as ‘accessories’, and which North Europeans describe as ‘essentials’. These… Read more »