The Cooperative first met Torquil Hall as a teenager he purchased his trusty Revolution Country Traveller from our Leeds store and set off to explore Scandinavia by bike. Three years later he was back, working in our Leeds shop and sharing his expertise with customers. Although he’s recently moved to a very busy (and rather… Read more »
Dave from our Brunstfield store has reviewed the Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1 2019. This bike is one of many which are available to demo from any of our shops for one or two days. Never mind the roadies… “I recently had the opportunity to try out the new 2019 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1 for a… Read more »
Gavin from our Leeds store has reviewed the Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc 2019. This bike is one of many which are available to demo from any of our shops for one or two days. My initial thoughts “So I had the pleasure of riding a Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc 2019 for a couple of… Read more »
The history of carbon road bikes Carbon fibre is the premier bike material of the 21st century and has come on a long way since manufacturers first started trying to use it back in the 70s. Although first used in the 1980s, it wasn’t until LeMond won the Tour de France on a carbon Look… Read more »
Have a look at our best sale road bikes and start 2019 on a new bike! If you’re not sure what type of road bike you need, have a read of our Road Bike Guide and then find out what size you need with our Sizing Guide. Shop All Current Sale Road Bikes SPECIALIZED TARMAC… Read more »
The Giant Defy The Giant Defy has been a popular endurance road bike since it’s launch in 2008. In order to stay up with the competition and remain a great value and great performing bike, Giant has introduced some key upgrades across the Giant Defy range for 2019; summarised in a review by Road Cycling… Read more »
Douglas from our Canonmills shop loves bikes. He particularly loves mountain biking and when he’s not working, you’ll often find him hitting the trails. Below, Douglas gives us a quick review of his Giant Trance, which he describes as “the perfect trail bike”. The main reasons I love my Giant Trance: By Douglas Hay, Canonmills Edinburgh… Read more »
Giant TCR Advanced 2 – Road Bike of the Year If you’re looking for a road bike this year then you might want to consider BikeRadar’s Road Bike of the Year: Giant TCR Advanced 2! BikeRadar (along with Cycling Plus and Mountain Biking UK) tested more than 75 bikes in beautiful San Remo Italy (lucky them!). … 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.
Road bikes have come in all sorts of shapes and sizes over the past 100-plus years so finding the best road bike for you might seem overwhelming. Here’s one Cannondale did already, on the right. Today, the design has pretty much settled down, so at least 90% of today’s road bikes come in one of… Read more »
We’ve long maintained that if you want the best engineered and best spec’d bike for your money, you should do yourself a favour and consider a Giant. We were delighted to note that the Observer took a similar view when they named the Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1 their Bike of the Week this Easter… Read more »
Shop All 2019 Giant Road Bikes Giant Contend The Contend is the 2017 successor of the Defy – Giant’s multi award-winning range of aluminium-frame endurance road bikes, famed for offering a perfect blend of speed potential matched with comfort. Like its Defy predecessor, the Contend is built on arguably the best frame and fork for… Read more »
Read what our staff thought of the new 2015 Giant Defy, after test riding the range at a recent visit to Giant’s HQ.