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.
Have a look at our best sale road bikes and treat yourself to 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. Remember, we have at least 15% off 2020 bikes… Read more »
Riding from the sun and back Coop member Alex recently completed Ride to the Sun, a cross border 100 mile event from Carlisle to Cramond through the night. Fancy it? This bike, along with many others, is available to demo for one or two days. Take a look at Alex’s report: “Wow!”… That’s how it… Read more »
Here our very own Alan Nestor reviews the Specialized Tarmac Expert. Shop All Specialized Tarmac Bikes “As my road bike was recently in the workshop for repair I took away the Specialized Tarmac Expert on a recent cycling trip. Full disclosure; I rode this model previously in the damp Surrey hills &… Read more »
Specialized have just dropped a major new launch – a brand new Roubaix. It’s a wheel up redesign of the hugely impressive and popular platform that, it’s hard to believe, was launched 15 years ago. This is, of course, the bike that has won the Paris – Roubaix 6 times. It would appear that Specialized… 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 »
What is a Commuter Road Bike? Often, commuter bikes are known as hybrid bikes or city bikes. They’re a little bit of a mix – designed to be ridden on a variety of roads, paths and slightly rough terrain. Their tyres are not chunky mountain bikes but they’re not skinny road bike ones either. They… Read more »
*Please note this review is for the 2019 version of the Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1. Shop the new 2020 version. 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… Read more »
Updated 23 August 2019 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… 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 »
LAST UPDATED 24 JANUARY 2019 Looking for a road bike that won’t break the bank? We’ve come up with a list of the best road bikes that you can get for under £1,000. The good news is that for £1,000 – you can get a lot of road bike for your money. In fact, you… 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 »
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 »
LAST UPDATED 22 JANUARY 2019 The Raleigh Strada 1, one of our best buy flat bar road bike. A flat bar road bike is like a normal road bike (or “racer” as they’re sometimes called,) but instead of having drop handlebars (that curve down), it has flat handlebars. If you want to enjoy the fun… Read more »
Enjoy a short history of our Revolution brand, from 1977 to the present day.