We see ourselves as a riders’ brand. When we give experienced cyclists a Whyte to try out, they almost always ‘get it’ immediately – Ian Alexander, Chief Designer, Whyte Bikes.
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 »
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 »
It can be a daunting prospect, but once you’ve got the knack you’ll be able to choose kids’ bikes like a pro. Download our comprehensive guide or get some pointers below: Weight: Make sure the bike you’re looking at is light in weight. Adults don’t tend to appreciate how heavy, and therefore un-enjoyable, cheap bicycles are… Read more »
To celebrate the new year we’re proud to be touring our fleet of Demo Whyte Mountain Bikes across our shops in Aberdeen, Leeds, Newcastle and finally Edinburgh. Not only can you take the bikes below for a spin, you can also hire one for 2 days by contacting us either through the chat box on… Read more »
The Whyte Highgate e-bike 2018, a much harder workout than driving to the shops. Can you achieve the same fitness levels on an e-bike that you can with an “acoustic” bike? Absolutely not. Can you get fitter than if you did no exercise at all? A thousand times yes. Shop E-Bikes > You still have… Read more »
Rachel Atherton, the first British woman to win the Elite Downhill World Championship, began mountain biking when she was 11. If you enjoy mountain biking, think how much your young-un would love it too. As with any bicycle, but especially if it’s for your child, there are five things to look for in a mountain… Read more »
The Whyte 801 2018 mountain bike, showing tree roots who’s boss. Whyte’s 801, 802 and 805 mountain bikes have always been about offering the key elements of Whyte’s multi award winning 900-series trail hardtails at more wallet-friendly prices. Read: Do I need a Hardtail or Full Suspension? > With every Whyte 800 model now being… Read more »
The Whyte Glencoe 2018 What a beautiful bicycle! Fast on tarmac, comfortable and capable on dirt, the Glencoe is Whyte’s brand new go-anywhere bike. One ride and you’ll understand why Whyte are trumpeting the Glencoe as ‘the best all round road bike we have ever made’. That’s some claim when you consider that another Whyte… Read more »
I met a man who didn’t want to be paying all that money for a fancy electric bit attached to a crap bike… Are electric bikes any good?
Will is one of the three winners of our Review an Electric Bike competition who borrowed a Whyte Clifton 2017 for a week. Here he shares his review. As a keen cyclist, I’ve been following the advent of e-bikes with some interest, so was delighted that the Edinburgh Bike Co-op gave me the opportunity to… Read more »
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 reviews by ten electric bike… Read more »
Written by Nick, university professor, Bike Co-op fan and electric bike convert After a lot of soul searching, I bought a Whyte Coniston electric bike from Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative 10 months ago. Since then I’ve clocked up about 3,200 miles on it, mainly on my daily commute, a round trip of 20 miles. For those… Read more »
Contrary to what many electro-sceptics will have you believe, most people who want an electric bike aren’t fantastically lazy or morbidly obese. We recently heard from over 900 people who wanted to try an electric bike as part of a competition we ran, and several themes kept on coming up again and again. We’ve shared… Read more »