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 »
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 »
Exciting news! In our Edinburgh Bruntsfield and Newcastle stores we can now offer a bike fitting service using Specialized Retul Match! Co-op member, Ross explains more: “Whether starting a new cycling discipline, concerned you are on the incorrect size of bike or have trouble finding shoes and saddles that fit – Specialized Retul Match can… 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 »
Alan, our director was very lucky to go to the launch of the Specialized Roubaix and gives us his review below. “I was lucky enough to attend the recent launch of the new Specialized Roubaix. Fittingly, the launch took place on the Belgium / French border in the area and race from which the bike… 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 »
Specialized might have not been first to the electric mountain bike party but boy, was it’s fashionably late appearance worth the wait! The first Turbo Levo was introduced in 2016 and set the bar high for all e-mtb makers. Their motto “innovate or die” stands true today and every year the range has developed and… 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 »
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 »
LAST UPDATED 4th FEBRUARY 2019 Specialized Pitch Comp 650b 2018 Trail Mountain Bike was £550 – now £385 [SOLD OUT] Shop latest Specialized Pitch Comp Men’s Mountain Bike Shop latest Specialized Pitch Comp Women’s Mountain Bike Shop all Specialized mountain bikes Need to know: Size: XS [great for teens and adults who are around… Read more »
Specialized S Works – back in stock! The S Works range is Specialized’s best of the best. Designed for professionals, these bikes are built to be the fastest, the best, the ultimate bike. “[The S-Works] is the absolute height of our design and engineering abilities, goals and aspirations” – Specialized And we’re pleased to announce… Read more »
We are proud to have provided eight hybrid Specialized Sirrus bikes to the residents of the Social Bite village in Granton. The village, run in conjunction with Cyrenians, supports people who have experienced homelessness. Along with providing accommodation, residents receive extensive support to get their life back on track. As well as providing bike servicing, we fitted… Read more »
If you’re looking for a mountain bike, chances are you’ll be faced with the decision of getting a hardtail or full suspension. Here’s a quick guide to the merits of the two.