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Free Spring/Summer Catalogue 2010


HIBERNATING BIKES - AWAKEN! The light is flung up earlier and lands later on. The days are stretching out once again. We have more time to enjoy the luminosity surrounding us. Unclip your headlamp and remove your mudguards. Lighten your load for the light is loaded. It is full of travelling tides. The time to ride out with the dawning of spring is coming once again. For those whose bikes are hibernating, it’s time to push forward the clock hands. Pump up those tyres, and warm up your legs. Ride north, south, east and west. Ride then rest. Rest then Ride. Every compass point is where I reside.

Contents Revolution - A Short History Revolution - it’s come a long way.

Stand Out From The Crowd See the latest additions to our exclusive range.

Six Stores: Six Questions Getting to know us.

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One Writer, One Bike, One River, One Gear Kevin MacNeil’s Danube ride.

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Commuter/Leisure Bikes

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Bike to Work Scheme

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Mountain Bikes

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Touring Bikes

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BMX/Jump Bikes

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Road Bikes

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Wishing you a great summer on the bike.

Kids’ Bikes

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The Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op catalogue team,

Clothing

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Gary, Ged, Rick and Sheila.

Accessories

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Services & Classes

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There is colour in riding. Inertia is a red light. Motion is the green. Spring is the amber light longed to be seen. We sit on red as the light is flung down … amber then through to green … the rider’s daydream. Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op’s warehouse team leader, Dan Duggan, volunteered this piece for our Spring/Summer 2010 catalogue. We liked it so much, we decided it would make a fitting introduction that beautifully captures the notion that riding a bicycle is, indeed, poetry in motion.

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Men’s & Women’s versions available

*Terms and conditions apply.

Women’s specific

Weights We weigh one example of every bicycle in this catalogue - omissions being bikes that had not arrived when we went to press. We weigh the complete bicycle as you would receive it with pedals, reflectors and bell fitted (items that some bike companies omit before they reach for the scales). Like all manufactured goods, weights can fluctuate by up to 10%, so please regard the published weight as a rough guide.

Items of exceptional value

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Revolution’s reason to be is to offer the best value range of uniquely-styled high-quality bicycles, cycle accessories and clothing in the UK. Derived from the slogan we adopted in 1999 The Revolution Will Not Be Motorised - Revolution is the registered trademark of Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op.

We’re not trying to reinvent the bicycle here. Our goal is to make better bikes and bike bits, based on what we have learned over the past 30 years. And the Number One lesson we have learned is this. The best way to make bikes better is to keep our eyes open and to listen to our customers. The evolution of our Revolution Courier range is a perfect example of this process. In the late ‘90s some of our mechanics got into cobbling together cheap ‘hack’ bikes. A hack bike would typically start with a discarded MTB frame and wheels. Then it would be built into a street bike with narrower slick tyres and a simpler

transmission: 8-speed or even single speed rather than 24 gears. The result was the perfect urban machine: one that married MTBlike strength with close-to-roadbike speed. The hack bike might be the mechanic’s sole doeverything bike. Alternatively, it might complement the more bling road or mountain bike that he or she wouldn’t dare leave locked outside the pub.

example of which is probably the Cannondale Bad Boy.

No clutter or fuss, just all the bike you should ever need.

While the original 8-speed Courier Classic has remained fundamentally the same - the perfect bike for thousands of riders - the Courier concept continued to evolve into a range comprising 6 discrete models.

VALUE FOR MONEY

We had a hunch that a fast, tough, low-maintenance bike wasn’t just for bicycle mechanics and couriers. It might be the perfect bike for normal people too. We therefore set about creating a good, honest, stripped-down bike - not with discarded parts this time - but with a brand-new lifetimeguaranteed MTB frame, stout MTB wheels, 26x1.5” tyres and an 8-speed Shimano transmission. The Courier was born. That was in 1999. The bike was an instant success. So much so that over the following decade, many of the bigger bike companies brought out similar (but significantly more expensive) models, the best

Deranged with derailleurs? Check the Courier Nexus 8 or single speed versions.

REVOLUTION AIR TRACK PUMP SPORT http://road.cc cycling website 9/10

REVOLUTION VISION SWITCH FRONT LIGHT / HEAD TORCH CYCLING PLUS 8/10

Want even more stopping power? Here’s one with disc brakes.

Want a wider spread of gears? How about 27-speed? Want an even faster Courier? Go for the 700c wheeled Race version of the Courier with either V-brakes or disc brakes. Offering so many options means we are far more likely to have the bike that suits you perfectly. And by getting each bike just right, every version of the Courier complies with another strand of our philosophy: a Revolution bike should be ‘just enough bicycle’.

We understand that everyone appreciates great value for money. This doesn’t just mean the cheapest prices (though ours often are). Great value is also about producing cycling equipment that you will enjoy using day after day and that you can totally rely on, year after year. Whether it’s a sub-£15 workshopquality Revolution Air track pump; a sub-£25 Revolution hydration pack; a sub-£1,000 RockShox Revelation-equipped Revolution Triad; or a triple-pack of Revolution Air inner tubes for under a tenner; we are confident that Revolution represents some of the best bicycling buys in Britain. And you don’t have to take our word for it. You can read dozens of rave reviews clipped from the cycling press or websites at

www.edinburghbicycle.com. Here are just a few extracts.

REVIEWS REVOLUTION TRIAD 2.0 WHAT MOUNTAIN BIKE 8/10

‘The quality responsive feeling frame and well chosen, totally contemporary componentry mean you’ve got a bike that shines in every part of the ride.

‘Astonishingly well made given the price – every home workshop should have one.’

REVOLUTION TUNE-UP WORKSTAND CYCLING PLUS 9/10 RECOMMENDED

Verdict: the Triad is the most sorted all-rounder we’ve ever ridden at this price.’

‘Fit for purpose, easy to use and great value for money. Recommended. 9/10.’

REVOLUTION BLADE SUNGLASSES CYCLING PLUS 9/10

REVOLUTION ANALOGUE GAUGE http://road.cc cycling website 8/10

‘All in all, for the money the best set of cycling glasses I’ve tested, offering change from a £20 note. Verdict: 9/10.’

REVOLUTION COURIER NEXUS WHAT MOUNTAIN BIKE 8/10

‘It’s a sturdy utility bike you can rely on. Considering how much the Nexus hub costs on its own, the bike is very good value.’

‘Every cyclist should have a good quality, separate pressure gauge and Revolution represents superb value for money.’

REVOLUTION COUNTRY TRAVELLER CYCLE (THE CTC MAGAZINE)

’Anyone after a budget touring bike should put this on their shortlist.’

‘An ultra-convenient and versatile backup for your main light.’

REVOLUTION STOW EXPERT RUCSAC CYCLING PLUS 9/10 BEST BUY

‘Everything you would want from a cycling specific backpack.’

REVOLUTION TRAIL BAGGY TROUSERS http://road.cc cycling website 8/10

‘They strike a good balance between style and practicality on and off the bike while representing fantastic value for money.’

REVOLUTION CONTACT CLIPLESS PEDALS http://road.cc cycling website 8/10

‘Excellent budget alternatives to Shimano pedals.’

REVOLUTION VISION HI-POWER LIGHT CYCLING PLUS 9/10

‘Solid, durable and waterproof and a lot of light for the price.’

REVOLUTION CROSS CYCLING WORLD

’Whether you’re a returnee on a budget looking for a versatile bike, or a seasoned rider on the hunt for a characterful hack, Revolution’s Cross bike has something for everyone.’

REVOLUTION COMPACT FOLDING BIKE MARY GILBERT - EBC CUSTOMER

‘Last year I bought one of your bikes to trundle around our flat village of Taradale, New Zealand. It goes brilliantly and I am having such fun on all my little trips. I can not stop and someone wants to know all about it!’

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STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD Revolution Bicycles coexist in the most exalted company. We display them in our shops next to bicycles from some of the world’s best known brands. Despite this competition Revolution Bicycles are frequently our best sellers. Why? Because our customers obviously appreciate great value bicycles that stand out from the crowd. Your support has encouraged us to expand the Revolution Bicycle range further so here we highlight 4 brand new models for 2010. Revolution Heritage £299.99 The growing trend towards practical, comfortable, friendly bicycles inspired the Heritage. The traditional, Dutch-style, unisex open frame and the wicker basket make it practical. The high swept-back bars make it comfortable. The sweet-toned brass bell makes it friendly. Revolution Continental Pro £899.99 The new high-end version of our Continental road bike announces the reemergence of an endangered species rarely seen since the pound sterling bombed - a Shimano 105equipped bike for under £1,000. That’s a cause

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for celebration because Shimano 105 Dual Control 2x10-speed shifters & mechs are so precise, you would be forgiven for mistaking them for Shimano Ultegra components that grace road bikes costing twice as much. Revolution Triad Zero £999.99 Our first long-travel trail hardtail boasts RockShox’ legendary 150mm-travel Revelation fork - now with a Maxle thru-axle. The hydraulic disc brakes are confidence-inspiring Avid Elixirs. Punchy SRAM X.7 shifters control the X.9/X.7 mechs. At under 30lbs the Triad Zero is lighter than most competing trail hardtails. At under a grand, it costs less too. Revolution Triad DS £1,249.99 This is our first full-suspension Revolution Triad. The frame was conceived as a confidenceinspiring platform for that most tried-andtested suspension system, the Horst Link. The forks and shocks are courtesy of the first name in MTB suspension, RockShox. We would be the first to admit that we consciously played safe here. That way, we can guarantee you won’t be sorry.

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2010 RANGE STREETFINDER TRAILFINDER PATHFINDER PATHFINDER NEXUS COURIER CLASSIC COURIER RACE COURIER DISC COURIER RACE DISC COURIER NEXUS COURIER 27 COURIER S1NGLE TRACK CROSS CROSS SPORT HERITAGE CUILLIN XC CUILLIN SPORT CUILLIN PRO CADENCE XC CADENCE SPORT CADENCE PRO TRIAD 3.0 TRIAD 2.0 TRIAD 1.0 TRIAD ZERO TRIAD DS COUNTRY TRAVELLER COUNTRY EXPLORER THUMP SWITCH CONTINENTAL CONTINENTAL SPORT CONTINENTAL PRO

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This catalogue went to press a week before the Sheffield shop opened so we don’t have any pithy quotes from that store’s staff yet. Suffice to say we are really excited about the opportunity to introduce a brand new town to the Edinburgh Bicycle experience - i.e. an all-encompassing range of quality bicycles and cycle equipment, displayed in pleasant spacious premises and backed up with informed professional service.


LES SIMPSON

CHRIS BOWDEN

VICKY HARPER

STORE MANAGER ABERDEEN

SALES EDINBURGH

SALES ONLINE

WHY DO YOU LOVE CYCLING

Enjoyable way of keeping fit, fastest way to get to work, meeting like minded people, good fun.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BIKE YOU BOUGHT Specialized Tarmac Pro.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE EDINBURGH BICYCLE COOPERATIVE

Cycling World since 1983, EBC Since 2002.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE RIDE OR TRAIL

I really love cycling in Mallorca, mountain biking in the Cairngorms wilderness or road biking up Donside over to Dufftown.

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT WORKING FOR THE EDINBURGH BICYCLE C0OPERATIVE

Meeting customers who become your friends and cycling mates and the staff I work with.

WHY DO YOU LOVE CYCLING

For the freedom it gives you.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BIKE YOU BOUGHT Revolution Track.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE EDINBURGH BICYCLE COOPERATIVE 1 year 2 months.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE RIDE OR TRAIL

Edinburgh Street, Livingston skatepark.

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT WORKING FOR THE EDINBURGH BICYCLE C0OPERATIVE Everyone has a passion for cycling and it’s a great atmosphere.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TYPE OF RIDING BMX - street.

Cycling makes you feel like you did when you were 5 years old and you’ve just eaten all the blue smarties.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BIKE YOU BOUGHT Ridgeback Solo.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE EDINBURGH BICYCLE COOPERATIVE 3+ years.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE RIDE OR TRAIL

Magic Mushroom section at Glentress.

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT WORKING FOR THE EDINBURGH BICYCLE C0OPERATIVE The camaraderie and ethos.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TYPE OF RIDING

Anything that doesn’t involve hills. It doesn’t really help living in Scotland.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TYPE OF RIDING Road.

CIRDAN HEUGHAN

ELLIOT WOOD

PAUL CHEETHAM

SALES NEWCASTLE

MECHANIC LEEDS

STORE MANAGER MANCHESTER

WHY DO YOU LOVE CYCLING

It’s good for you / the buzz of the early morning commute.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BIKE YOU BOUGHT Cannondale Caad 9.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE EDINBURGH BICYCLE COOPERATIVE 7 years.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE RIDE OR TRAIL High Street (Lakes).

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT WORKING FOR THE EDINBURGH BICYCLE C0OPERATIVE Growing company with ambition and prospects.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TYPE OF RIDING Cross country.

WHY DO YOU LOVE CYCLING

WHY DO YOU LOVE CYCLING The buzz I get out of it.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BIKE YOU BOUGHT Santa Cruz Nomad.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE EDINBURGH BICYCLE COOPERATIVE 3 years.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE RIDE OR TRAIL Pila, Italy.

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT WORKING FOR THE EDINBURGH BICYCLE C0OPERATIVE Being part of a co-operative.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TYPE OF RIDING Downhill.

WHY DO YOU LOVE CYCLING

Because I can race, ride for fun, for transport or just to be sociable.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BIKE YOU BOUGHT Giant Trinity.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE EDINBURGH BICYCLE COOPERATIVE Nearly 3 years.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE RIDE OR TRAIL Mount Ventoux, France.

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT WORKING FOR THE EDINBURGH BICYCLE C0OPERATIVE

The atmosphere, the staff and the customers.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TYPE OF RIDING Road/track (and fast!).

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ONE WRITER, ONE BIKE, ONE RIVER, ONE GEAR We regularly hear from customers who are planning a Really Big Ride. We are proud that so many of you choose to visit our shops or edinburghbicycle.com to seek advice and the most appropriate equipment for your big adventure. One such customer got in touch with us last summer. His name is Kevin MacNeil, acclaimed author of the novel The Stornoway Way and the wonderful poetry collection Love and Zen in the Outer Hebrides. Most people who plan their big ride have thousands of miles in their legs having cycled for years. Not Kevin. He had only been riding for a year on a borrowed single speed when he hit on the idea of cycling the length of the blue Danube to raise money for cancer charities.

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This sounded like a tale worth telling so we were delighted when Kevin agreed to write a short account of his trip for this catalogue. If you would like to read more about Kevin’s life-affirming journey, look out for his next book, Two Wheels By The Danube. The accompanying BBC documentary is due for transmission in April 2010.


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n winter 2008 I decided it would do me good to buy a bike. Some of my friends thought I was crazy – I was living in a very hilly and ‘weatherful’ Shetland at the time – but it was the most sensible thing I‘ve done in years. Bike-riding has given me better physical and mental strength than I’ve ever possessed. I don’t know if crazy or sensible best describes the plan I devised as my stamina and biking skills improved. My Uncle Murdie passed away that winter and I felt compelled to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research in his honour. As a writer, I spent a great deal of time sitting at a desk and living inside my own head; neither of which is healthy. I decided to get out into the world and do something to help others.

What bike did I choose? This is where some people might think more craziness comes into it. I opted to do the entire ride on a fixed-gear bike. I loved the look of the Revolution Track (Page.28) single speed. Like many EBC products it has a cool, understated design. A fixed-gear bike gives you no options when, for example, going uphill or downhill or simply when tired – you simply have to keep pedalling that same single gear. And if the pedals aren’t going around, your bike is going nowhere! Freewheeling is not an option. All the alternative gears are in your legs! It’s a different, and increasingly popular, way of riding a bike – simple, uncluttered and fulfilling. Fixies are great commuting bikes, too, as they give you a good workout. A fixie

It was a life-affirming, life-changing experience. What better way than to do a bike ride for charity? I grew up on the Isle of Lewis and have always loved being near water (I now live in Portobello, Edinburgh). I decided the mighty river Danube would provide a good route for me. I resolved to cycle 1,300km from the river’s source in Donaueschingen, through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, finishing in Budapest. As I trained for my epic ride - those windy Shetland coasts and hills and indeed windy Lothian coasts and hills were great taskmasters - the project’s momentum gathered pace. Don Coutts, the television and film director, decided he and a crew would make a documentary about my trip, shadowing my journey in a motor-home. The Scottish Arts Council approved my plan to write a book about the trip, a traveloguemeets-memoir. Edinburgh Bike Co-op supplied the bike and appropriate accessories.

gives you a Zen-like feeling of connectedness - both to your bike and to your surroundings. It’s all about that oneness. I did the entire trip on this fixed-gear – pedalling literally all the way. 1,300km in 11 cycling days (with one day off). The longest distance I did in a single day was 165km. I had trained well, but it was hard-going at times, not least because of some surprisingly steep hills and an unexpected autumnal heat-wave. The journey saw me pedalling among placid pastel-coloured villages, teeming cities like Vienna, grand river valleys, blustery plains and disquieting woodlands...often within sight of that glittering, ever-expanding, ever-strengthening river. I got to try out my poor German, worse Austrian, hilarious Slovakian and offensively bad Hungarian. I met a sprightly 85-year-old woman from Liechtenstein who was cycling around various parts of Europe on a trike. A German who had attached such a souped-up engine to a Brompton it made me think it should only be used on airport runways.

He also lent us a rickshaw which we converted into a mobile camera vehicle. The film crew and I bonded the way you do on a road trip. We shared camp-space, meals and inappropriate jokes. It was a life-affirming, life-changing experience. And during my 36-hour train journey back to Edinburgh from Budapest, a strange feeling came over me, rising above the extreme fatigue and relief: a longing to get back on my bike! Some of my friends said, half-jokingly, they expected me to throw the bike into the Danube by the end of the journey. No way! That bike became part of me. I couldn’t wait to get back in the saddle. Even now I cycle it almost every day. And as much as I love road-biking, I’m glad I did this trip on a fixie; it made the journey more challenging, more memorable...and in a way more spiritual. If you’re thinking of doing a long-distance cycle, remember to give yourself adequate time to plan and train. You can raise money for charity, or you can do it for other, more personal reasons. Buying a bike and riding to a decent level of fitness has improved my life immeasurably. The same will happen for you.

Kevin MacNeil is a novelist, poet, playwright and Edinburgh University lecturer. If you wish to sponsor Kevin retrospectively, you can still do so via KevinMacNeil.com

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SUMMER IS FOR EXPLORING AND EATING CAKE ‘MY BIKE: THE BEST WAY FROM A TO B VIA XTC.’ Simon Millward-Hopkins: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op customer. The term commuter/leisure cycling doesn’t conjure up the immediate excitement you might associate with, say, DH, jump or road racing. The more you think about it however, the notion of integrating cycling into your everyday life is probably the most radical riding you can do. Whatever your reasons for riding: improving your health or your wealth; reducing your carbon footprint or your waistline: using your bike as an everyday tool is one of the best favours you can do for yourself. We choose the commuter/leisure banner with care. Sure, cycle-commuting to work or school might be the speediest and cheapest expedient available (and there’s nothing wrong with that). Use the bike for leisure and your workhorse suddenly delivers more pleasure. Seeing friends, weekends away, nipping out to shops, visiting galleries, charity rides: simply owning a bike encourages you to get out there and explore. It needn’t be a huge adventure. A 15-minute spin to that nice wee pub a couple of miles down the road can make an ordinary evening special. Our commuter/leisure bicycle range covers a huge range of styles: high-handlebar comfort bikes and low-bar speed machines; large heritage bikes and nippy wee folders; GoCycle electric bikes and acoustic cross bikes; derailleur-equipped and hub geared; fixies and single speed. In fact the 20-pages commuter/leisure bike feature that follows is the largest section of this catalogue. With so many fine bicycles to chose from, we are confident that you will find one that’s just right for you: a tool for modern living which you will end up using as routinely as a mobile phone or home computer. And rather like the moby or pc, once you discover how much your bicycle can do for you, you’ll wonder how you got by without it.

WHY I RIDE ‘It’s cheaper than the bus and faster than walking It gives me a buzz and gets people talking Getting fit into the bargain and seeing the sights Come along and pedal these delights.’ Andrew Munro: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op customer. ‘I cycle to get moments of tranquillity on the Waskerly way.’ Pete: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op customer. ‘I find it’s simply the freedom. Freedom to choose a route. Freedom to stop whenever (no traffic congestion). Freedom to go. Getting on a bike for the morning commute helps me start that much better. In the winter months it takes you out of the comfort zone and helps you appreciate the summer months that much more. Duncan Wallace: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op customer. 1. Edinburgh traffic: sitting in a car/bus, at green and not moving. 2 Health: I want to buck a worrying family trend to developing heart disease. 3. An active fantasy life: I can kid on I’m taking yellow in Le Tour/I’m the guy in ‘Breaking Away’ 4. Prudence: have you seen the cost of petrol these days! 5. And its fun! Gareth Wells: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op customer. ‘I ride to keep fit, see new places and to experience the sense of freedom and peace it gives me.’ Bill Moir: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op customer.

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CIVILIZED CYCLING

KEEP LEFT

If you use shared paths, ring your bell in advance around 15 metres before you overtake the slower walker/cyclist ahead. Delaying bell use till you’re at your fellow traveller’s heels is the cycling equivalent of honking a car horn in anger: arrogant and uncivilized.

You tend to relax when you ride a car-free path. Your defences drop as does your street-wise lane awareness. Whenever someone wants to pass you on the path however, whether they’re overtaking or coming towards you, best revert to predictable behaviour. Keep left.


WHY I RIDE The need to ride this lot off. Bob Mee: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op customer enjoying a well-earned fry up

KEEPING IT TOGETHER

BIKE TO WORK

As the boy scouts say, be prepared. Get yourself a handy seat pack that keeps your tools together and fits neatly underneath your saddle. Simply fit and forget. Some seat packs even come ready packed with their own set of tools. Here’s one we prepared already: the Revolution Seat Pack Equipped (P. 100).

If you have a job and your employers operate a Bike to Work Scheme you will probably have an opportunity to enjoy the use of a bicycle on the easiest of easy terms. If your employers don’t offer this health-giving, life-enhancing, tax-efficient staff perk, lend them this catalogue and point them to page 34 where they will learn that the Bike to Work Scheme is a staff benefit that will actually save them money.

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COMMUTER | LEISURE BIKES COMFORT WHAT TO LOOK FOR Our commuter/leisure banner covers a diverse range of styles - basically any bicycle with the exception of dedicated mountain bikes and drop-bar road and touring bikes. To help you find the bike that most suits your needs, we have created the following subcategories of commuter/leisure bikes: comfort (P.14-21), speed (P.22-28), folding & electric (P.29), cross (P.30) and classic (P.32-33). Comfort bikes, which feature over the next 8 pages, have a relaxed frame geometry. Typically, the handlebars are at least as high as the saddle, sometimes higher. You still want to enjoy an engaging ride so every bike here is built with a lightweight aluminium frame. If you’re mostly going to be riding on road, rigid forks help keep the weight down. If you foresee frequent off-road forays, consider a model with suspension forks. Climbing up the price ladder buys you more sophisticated componentry - 8 or 9-speed Shimano gear shifting over 7 speed, hub gears over derailleurs, disc brakes over V-brakes.

REVOLUTION STREETFINDER WOMEN’S £249.99 8 Same spec as Revolution Streetfinder above Women’s own version of the Streetfinder. This is identical to the unisex version of the Streetfinder at the top of the page with two crucial differences: the step-through frame and the women’s saddle. The ‘ladies’ frame might look traditional but we can assure you that the Streetfinder Women’s boasts the best of modern cycle technology, from the lightweight aluminium frame and the 21-speed Shimano EZ Fire gears to help you up every hill, to the simple and reliable Tektro alloy V-brakes for confidence-inspiring control.

Sizes: 17 or 19”. Colour: Diamond Silver. Weight: 15kg/33lb. Web Ref: 12423

REVOLUTION STREETFINDER £249.99 8 Aluminium road bike frame with hi-tensile steel rigid fork 8 700x38 tyres on alloy wheels with 3/4-length mudguards 8 Shimano 21-speed EZ Fire shifters and Tourney derailleurs 8 Tektro V-brakes with Shimano levers An elegant solution to your urban-transport / countryside-recreation requirements. Ready fitted with chromoplastic mudguards and an alloy pannier rack, our Streetfinder is better equipped for your everyday travels. The 700x38 tyres are less effort/faster on the road than MTB knobblies, yet offer enough grip for light trail excursions. If you’re looking for a simple, inexpensive bike that does it all, start here.

Sizes: 19 or 21”. Colour: Zurich Blue. Weight: 15kg/33lb. Web Ref: 12422

REVOLUTION TRAILFINDER £249.99 REVOLUTION TRAILFINDER WOMEN’S £249.99 8 Aluminium MTB frame available in 2 versions: ‘gents’ or women’s-specific 8 Rigid steel fork 8 26x2” semi-smooth tyres on alloy wheels 8 Shimano 21-speed EZ Fire shifters and Tourney derailleurs. 28/38/48 chainset 8 Tektro V-brakes with Shimano levers A mountain bike made more roadworthy. WhatMountainBike magazine hailed the Revolution Trailfinder, ‘a beginner-friendly town-and-trail bike that’s great value for money’ and awarded it a 9/10 score for

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value for money when they reviewed this bike in 2006. The MTB frame and the 26” wheels make the Trailfinder fit for entry-level trail centre use. The rigid fork, the semi-smooth tyres, the adjustable-rise handlebar stem, the 3/4-length mudguards and the 48-tooth big ring make it more suitable for scooting around town than a lower-geared knobbly-tyred mountain bike with front or dual suspension. To sum up, the Trailfinder works so well, it has barely changed since it earned that great review. If it ain’t broke....

w Colour: Reflex Grey. Weight: 14kg/31lb. Sizes: 18, 20, 22”. Web Ref: 12417 v Colour: Neptune Blue. Weight: 14kg/31lb. Sizes: 16, 18”. Web Ref: 12418


SPECIALIZED GLOBE VIENNA 1 £299.99 8 Globe A1 Premium fully manipulated aluminium trekking frame 8 Steel rigid fork 8 Specialized Nimbus 700x35 Flak Jacket tyres on Alex alloy rims 8 Shimano 21-spd EZ-Fire shifters / Altus rear mech / 13-34 MegaRange freewheel Elegant city bike inspired by an elegant city.

‘Fully manipulated’ means that the frame tubes are shaped and butted. This means that the frame is thin-walled where possible, thick walled where necessary, to create the optimal balance of light weight, strength and comfort. Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Grey. Weight: 13kg/28.7lb. Web Ref: 11192

SPECIALIZED GLOBE VIENNA 1 WOMEN’S £299.99 8 As standard Vienna 1 with women’s frame

REVOLUTION PATHFINDER £279.99 REVOLUTION PATHFINDER WOMEN’S £279.99 8 Ergo aluminium frame in ‘gents’ diamond or women’s step-through options 8 SunTour suspension fork 8 High-rise bars with adjustable stem Easy rider takes you to the comfort zone. With its semi-smooth 26x2” tyres, its 21-speed Shimano EZ Fire gears, its Tektro V-brakes and its chromoplastic mudguards, you would be forgiven for assuming that the Pathfinder was much the same as our Trailfinder. With its noticeably taller head tube and shorter top tube the Pathfinder’s Ergo frame is

decidedly different. The antitheses of the ‘aggressive’ posture you are obliged to assume on more performance-oriented bikes, the Pathfinder was designed to let you sit upright and enjoy the ride at a gentler pace. The wider-range Shimano MegaRange freewheel with its 34-tooth hill-flattening low gear continues the easy-riding theme. Then to ensure the Pathfinder never jars should you find yourself on an unsmooth path, you get a 50mm-travel suspension fork up front while a Trekking comfort saddle cushions the rear end.

w Sizes: 18, 20 or 22”. Colour: Atlas Black. Weight: 15.5kg/34lb. Web Ref: 12414 v Sizes: 16 or 18”. Colour: Atlas Black. Weight: 15.5kg/34lb. Web Ref: 12416

Vienna: the perfect bike for waltzing through the city - and way beyond. Fully manipulated lightweight alloy frame; 21-speed Shimano EZ Fire gears; effective V-brakes; puncture-resistant Specialized Nimbus tyres in the most versatile 700x35 size for mixed road and path use: the Women’s Vienna is technically identical to the ‘gents’ version above. The only difference here is the open frame so it’s even easier to hop on or off this Specialized Vienna every time you want to waltz through the city. And when you are on the bike, you’ll be delighted to discover that it comes with a women’s version of the saddle which is regularly rated the most comfortable money can buy: the Specialized Body Geometry.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Grey. Weight: 13kg/28.7lb. Web Ref: 11193

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COMMUTER | LEISURE BIKES COMFORT GIANT ROAM 3.0 £349.99 8 AluxX aluminium frame 8 SunTour 63mm suspension fork w/lockout 8 Kenda Kwik 700x40 tyres on double-wall rims 8 Shimano 21-speed EZ-Fire gear shifters 8 Shimano Acera rear gear 8 Shimano 28/38/48 chainset 8 Tektro V-brakes A nice ride, wherever you roam.

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With its chunky 700x45 tyres and its 63mm-travel fork, the Giant Roam is a commuter bike that’s also fit for a quick off-road romp. Giant’s trademark AluxX Fluid Form butted aluminium frame and the Shimano transmission ensure a nice ride, wherever you roam.

RIDGEBACK COMET £329.99 RIDGEBACK COMET WOMEN’S £329.99 8 6061 heat-treated aluminium frame 8 Hi-tensile steel fork 8 Shimano 24-speed EZ Fire shifters 8 Shimano Altus rear/CO50 gears 8 Shimano Altus 28/38/48 chainset 8 Continental Contact 700x37 tyres 8 Alex 36h rims / Shimano rear hub 8 Tektro alloy V-brakes The best components on a well-shod bike. Ridgeback bicycles are produced by Madison, Shimano’s UK importer. It’s therefore usually a safe bet that you will get a more Shimano-rich spec when you opt for a Ridgeback. That’s significant because Shimano have become the dominant bicycle component manufacturer for

a good reason. Shimano’s R & D dominance matched with their manufacturing muscle means that their gears, shifters, chainsets, cassettes, hubs and so on tend to work better than any cheaper or similarly-priced alternatives. Put it simply, a more Shimanorich spec almost always makes for a more reliable bike. Madison also import tyres from Continental. This famous German manufacturer have more than 100 years experience perfecting the grippiest rubber. If you’re looking for the best components on a well-shod bike, consider the Ridgeback Comet.

w Sizes: 15, 17, 19, 21, 23”. Colour: Matt Titanium. Weight: 12.7kg/27.9lb. Web Ref: 11585 v Sizes: 15, 17, 19, 21”. Colour: Matt Steel. Weight: 12.7kg/27.9lb. Web Ref: 11586

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SPECIALIZED GLOBE CARMEL 3 £329.99 8 Ground Control A1 Aluminium Body Geometry comfort frame Made for riding tall in the saddle. With its super-relaxed geometry and its high-rise bars, the Globe Carmel is for upright citizens who don’t want to stretch or bend or lean or tuck or stoop to reach the handlebars. The Carmel is for sitting upright and taking in the scenery in maximum comfort. Hence the 63mm-travel suspension fork; the high-volume 26x1.95” Hemisphere tyres with Flak Jacket puncture protection; the wide rubber-top pedals and the sprung saddle with suspension seatpost.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Weight: 14.9kg/32.8lb. Web Ref: 11430


GIANT CRS 3.0 £324.99 8 AluxX aluminium frame & CrMo rigid fork 8 Kenda Kest 700x35 puncture-resistant tyres on double-wall rims. Shimano rear hub. 8 Shimano 24-speed EZ-Fire gear shifters 8 Shimano Acera rear gear 8 Shimano 28/38/48 chainset.11-28 cassette. 8 Tektro V-brakes Although it’s also part of their commuter/ leisure bicycle range the CRS 3.0 lies on the opposite end of the spectrum from the Giant Roam 3.0. With its rigid forks; 24-speed EZ Fire shifters; lower-rise bars; narrower tyres and Shimano rear hub, the CRS 3.0 is more about fast city cycling on a lighter weight bike, less about off-road capability.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Metallic Black. Weight: 13.2kg/29lb. Web Ref: 11560

SPECIALIZED GLOBE CARMEL 3 WOMEN’S £329.99 8 Ground Control A1 Aluminium Body Geometry comfort frame 8 Specialized Hemisphere 26x1.95” tyres 8 Shimano 21-spd MegaRange twistshift gears 8 Alloy V-brakes 8 60mm-rise bars on quill stem Carmel comfort in a feminine style. Here’s an opportunity to enjoy an identicallyequipped version of the super-comfy Carmel 3, but in a feminine stylee. This women’s open-frame version is especially good if you ever ride in a skirt or a kilt. Even better for mastering bicycle polo skills.

Sizes: S, M. Colour: Black. Weight: 14.9kg/32.8lb. Web Ref: 11431

MARIN KENTFIELD £349.99 MARIN KENTFIELD WOMEN’S £349.99 8 6061 aluminium frame with Edge 3 top and down tube 8 CrMo rigid fork 8 Kenda KWest 700x35 tyres with K-Shield puncture protection 8 Shimano 21-speed EZ Fire shifters with Acera rear mech & 14-28 freewheel 8 Alloy V-brakes 8 Comfort saddle on micro-adjust seatpost A lightweight introduction to Marin’s commuter/leisure range. Marin’s 700c commuter/leisure bikes are world-renowned as among the lightestweight, best-performing hybrids on the market. One glance at the Kentfield’s elegantly-shaped diamond-profile Edge 3

frame tubes informs you that Specialized aren’t the only Californian company that understands the concept of fully manipulating the aluminium to create a better frame. After the frame, nothing influences the ride qualities of any bike more than the tyres. Again, the Kentfield scores high with a set of Kenda Kwest treads, reinforced with K-Shield puncture protection. These 700x35 tyres are fast enough to commute or tour on, tough enough for towpaths - attributes that perfectly sum up the Kentfield’s qualities.

w Sizes: 15, 17, 19, 20.5, 22”. Colour: Black Shadow Gloss. Weight: 12kg/26.6lb. Web Ref: 11190 v Sizes: 15, 17, 19”. Colour: Ice Blue. Weight: 12kg/26.6lb. Web Ref: 11191

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WHY I RIDE No matter how tired, fed up, or apathetic I feel, I know that within a hundred yards I will remember that riding my bike makes me happy! Steve Parkinson: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op customer

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SPECIALIZED ARIEL £349.99

RIDGEBACK VELOCITY £349.99 (was £379.99) RIDGEBACK VELOCITY WOMEN’S £349.99 (was £379.99)

8 Ariel A1 Premium Aluminium frame 8 SunTour SF10 fork 75mm travel 8 Specialized Borough XC Sport 700x45 tyres 8 Specialized Body Geometry women’s saddle

8 6061 double butted aluminium frame & CrMo steel fork 8 Shimano 24-speed EZ Fire shifters & Shimano Acera derailleurs 8 Shimano Acera 28/38/48 chainset / 11-32 cassette 8 Continental Contact 700x37 tyres 8 Shimano Acera V-brakes 8 Alex 36h rims / Shimano rear hub / stainless steel spokes

A more trail-capable commuter bike. Placing the Specialized Ariel beside the Ridgeback Velocity on this page perfectly illustrates the diverse range of bikes you’ll find in our commuter / leisure range. The suspension fork and the chunky 45mm-wide tyres might make the Ariel a tad heavier and less sprightly on tarmac, but it will guarantee a more sure-footed ride when you take an off-road detour.

Like the Ridgeback Comet upgraded with a double butted frame + even more Shimano finery.

worth the extra £20 this bike costs over the Ridgeback Comet on page 16. When you notice that the fork is also upgraded from hi-tensile to CrMo steel, the Velocity becomes even more interesting. When the transmission is upgraded from Shimano Altus level to Acera and the V-brakes from our favourite Shimano copies (Tektro) for the real thing, this bike becomes irresistible.

w Sizes: 15, 17,19, 21, 23, 25”. Colour: Matt Dark Grey. Weight: 12.7kg/27.9lb. Web Ref: 11474

Sizes: M, L, XL. Colour: White/Black/Lavender. Weight: 14.4kg/31.8lb. Web Ref: 11205

The Velocity boasts the number one upgrade you could hope for in a modestly-priced bicycle. The frame is double butted - the tubes are thinner-walled in the middle - giving it a more lively feel. The frame upgrade alone is

SPECIALIZED CROSSTRAIL £349.99

MARIN STINSON £378.99 MARIN STINSON WOMENS £378.99

8 Specialized A1 Premium Aluminium frame 8 SunTour SF10 fork 75mm travel 8 Specialized Borough XC Sport 700x45 tyres 8 Shimano 21-spd EZ Fire / 13-34 freewheel

8 6061 butted aluminium frame with Edge 3 top and down tube 8 Spinner 63mm-travel suspension fork 8 Kenda Krossplus 26 x 1.95 dirt/street combo tyres 8 Alloy V-brakes with power modulation 8 Shimano 21-speed EZ Fire shifters with Acera rear mech & 14-28 freewheel

‘The first singletrack-capable commuter bike’. That’s how Specialized describe the Crosstrail. Here’s how they do it. The Specialized’s A1 frame has a relaxed-geometry downhill-friendly 69˚ head angle. The SunTour fork delivers a full 75mm coil sprung travel. Specialized Borough Flak Jacket 700x45 tyres are smooth enough to rip along the road: wide and sufficiently knobbly shouldered to offer traction in situations where skinnier treads might slither.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black/Titanium. Weight: 14.4kg/31.8lb. Web Ref: 11207

v Sizes: 15, 17,19, 21”. Colour: Matt Pearl Silver. Weight: 12.7kg/27.9lb. Web Ref: 11475

Marin’s take on the comfort commuter concept. You can tell from the suspension fork, the dirt/street-combo ballooner tyres, the comfort saddle, the suspension seatpost and the upright riding position (made fine-tunable via the adjustable-rise stem) that the Stinson is Marin’s take on the comfort-commuter category of leisure hybrids. You can tell from its elegant swoopy Edge 3 diamond-profile frame tubes that it’s a Marin and, as such, you know it’s going to ride as nice as it looks.

w Sizes: 15, 17, 19, 20.5”. Colour: Mica Gloss. Weight: 14.1kg/31lb. Web Ref: 11301 v Sizes: 15, 17, 19”. Colour: Vanilla. Weight: 14.1kg/31lb. Web Ref: 11302

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COMMUTER | LEISURE BIKES COMFORT REVOLUTION PATHFINDER NEXUS £379.99 8 Pathfinder Ergo aluminium comfort frame 8 Shimano Nexus 8-speed shifter & hub gear Our ergo bike made even easier to ride.

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Unlike derailleur systems, you can shift gear while the bike is stationary - much appreciated when you are obliged to stop at traffic lights in a too-high gear. Unlike old-school Sturmey Archer 3-speeds, you can change gear whilst pedalling. Just remember to ease off the pressure a little, as you would with a derailleur gear, whenever you twist the intuitive Shimano Nexus Revo grip-shifter. Such sophisticated Japanese technology does not come cheap. Buying the Nexus rear hub, gear shifter and rear cog on their own would set you back almost £200. Once you’ve tried our Pathfinder Nexus, you’ll agree that this is money well spent.

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Built on a similar Ergo frame and the same suspension fork, V-brakes and 26x2” tyres as the Pathfinders on page 15 this bike is even simpler to operate, courtesy of its Shimano Nexus hub gears. With the gear change mechanism enclosed in the rear hub, Nexus allows you to enjoy the benefits of a wide range of gears (equivalent to an 11-38 cassette) whilst bidding farewell to derailleurs, multiple cogs and chainrings. The result is a cleaner (check the full chainguard), lower-maintenance and more weather-resistant gear change system.

Sizes: 18, 20, 22”. Colour: Ice Silver. Weight: 15.8kg/34.9lb. Web Ref: 12415

SPECIALIZED GLOBE VIENNA 3 £399.99 SPECIALIZED GLOBE VIENNA 3 WOMEN’S £399.99 8 Globe A1 Premium fully manipulated aluminium trekking frame 8 Globe straight-blade aluminium rigid fork 8 Specialized Nimbus 700x35 Flak Jacket tyres on Alex alloy rims 8 Shimano Alivio 24-speed Rapidfire shifters & rear mech 8 Shimano 26/36/46 chainset and Shimano 11-32 cassette The decal-free black frame delivers a bike that blends seamlessly into the city landscape. The Globe Vienna 3 offers the same light bright engaging ride as the Globe Vienna 1 featured on page 15. Then it’s significantly upgraded as follows:

8 The aluminium fork is lighter weight (over the Vienna 1’s steel fork) 8 The decal-free (bar the classy metal head badge) black frame delivers a bike that blends seamlessly with the city landscape 8 The cassette rear hub + double-wall rims = stronger wheels 8 Shimano Alivio Rapidfire shifters are even more positive than EZ Fires 8 The 3x8-speed shifters and the 11-32 cassette offer a wider range of gears 8 The Shimano Acera chainset delivers smoother front shifting

w Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Weight: 12.2kg/27lb. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 11196 v Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Weight: 12.2kg/27lb. Colour: Black. Web Ref:11197

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SPECIALIZED CROSSTRAIL SPORT £449.99

SPECIALIZED CROSSTRAIL ELITE £549.99

SPECIALIZED CROSSTRAIL COMP £649.99

8 Specialized A1 Premium Aluminium frame 8 SunTour SF10 75mm fork w/lockout 8 Double-wall rims / cassette rear hub 8 Shimano Alivio 24-spd Rapidfire shifters 8 Shimano Acera rear mech 8 Shimano 28/38/48 chainset 8 Shimano 11-32 cassette

8 Specialized A1 Premium Aluminium frame 8 SunTour SF10 75mm fork w/lockout 8 Shimano Deore Rapidfire 27-speed shifting 8 Shimano Deore front and rear mech 8 Sugino XD 500 chainset with better (26/36/48t) climbing rings.

8 Specialized A1 Premium Aluminium frame 8 SunTour SF10 NRX 75mm fork with magnesium lowers & hydraulic lockout 8 Avid BB-5 mechanical disc brakes 8 Shimano SLX Shadow low-profile rear mech 8 SunTour SF10 NRX fork with Mag lowers 8 Eyeletted rims & Shimano rear hub

Nice wheels. Good gear.

It’s often remarked that in terms of cost-toquality ratio, Shimano Deore is the best bargain in bicycling. So it goes with Specialized’s even more off-road-capable slicker-shifting Crosstrail Elite.

Deore delights.

Stronger wheels and better quality gears (over the standard model on page 19 help this bike come closer to achieving the Crosstrail’s aim - to be the ultimate singletrack-capable commuter bike.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Charcoal/Black/Charcoal. Weight: 14.2kg/31.2lb. Web Ref: 11212

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Brown/Titanium. Weight: 13.8kg/30.5lb. Web Ref: 11209

We’re Avid fans of bikes as good as this. This is the Crosstrail with genuine Avid disc brakes featuring precision BB ball bearing actuation. This upgrade turbo-charges the Crosstrail’s off-road capability and its commuting utility as does the Shimano SLX Shadow rear derailleur and the genuine Shimano rear hub.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black/Titanium. Weight: 13.8kg/30.5lb. Web Ref: 11208

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COMMUTER | LEISURE BIKES SPEED REVOLUTION COURIER CLASSIC £299.99 8 Alloy MTB frame and steel rigid fork 8 26x1.6” Kevlar-belted tyres on alloy wheels 8 Shimano Acera 8-spd EZ Fire shifter & mech 8 Tektro V-brakes with Shimano levers Fully deserves its classic status.

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Sizes: 16, 18, 20 or 22”. Colour: City Black. Weight: 12.3kg/27lb. Web Ref: 12410

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We launched our original Courier fast city bike in 1999. The Courier has since evolved into a 6-model range. This one is closest to the original Courier (Cycling Plus Budget Bike of the Year a few years ago) so it thoroughly deserves its Classic handle. As with all the best designs, simplicity is key to the Courier Classic’s popularity. The frame and wheels are as strong as a mountain bike’s because they are genuine MTB components. The 26x1.6” tyres are semi slick and lightweight so they accelerate almost as fast as a road bike’s. The gearing is stripped to the bone with a single shifter, mech and chainring because that’s all you might need for everyday use. Check the Courier Classic and you will have to agree that there’s a lot to be said for making it minimal.

REVOLUTION COURIER RACE £329.99

REVOLUTION COURIER CLASSIC DISC £349.99

REVOLUTION COURIER RACE DISC £379.99

8 Alloy frame and steel rigid fork 8 700x32 Kevlar-belted tyres on alloy wheels 8 Shimano Alivio Rapidfire 8-spd transmission

8 Alloy MTB frame and steel rigid fork 8 700x32 Kevlar-belted tyres / double-wall rims 8 Shimano Acera 8-spd EZ Fire shifter & mech 8 Tektro iO mechanical disc-brakes

8 Alloy frame and steel rigid fork 8 700x32 Kevlar-belted tyres / double-wall rims 8 Shimano Alivio Rapidfire 8-spd transmission 8 Tektro iO mechanical disc-brakes

Our Classic Courier with disc brakes.

The faster Courier with better brakes.

Here, the Courier is treated to the 21st Century’s most welcome refinement in cycle technology - effective disc brakes that don’t double the price of an everyday bike as they might have in the 1990s. The great thing about a disc brake is that the pads are squeezed onto a hub-mounted steel rotor, so it’s far less susceptible to the elements than a tyre rim. The pads and rotors are much harder, so they will last significantly longer than rubber pads on alloy rims.

This bike enjoys the same upgrades as the standard Courier Race: larger 700c wheels roll quicker and Alivio shifters fire more rapidly. Then it’s further improved with Tektro iO disc brakes to help you stop faster. Once again we have opted for mechanical (AKA cableoperated) disc brakes which are less likely to get you into a fankle, maintenance-wise than hydraulic brakes.

Bigger wheels deliver bigger performance. The Courier Race is even faster than our Courier Classic, thanks to its 700c wheels. That’s because, everything else being equal, larger diameter wheels roll faster. Especially when they are shod with 700 x 32 tyres, which are 9mm narrower than 26 x 1.6” treads. That’s a difference you’ll notice every time you accelerate. Talking of speed, the 8-speed lever is upgraded to Shimano Rapidfire level for gear shifting that’s even faster, even more precise.

Sizes: 18, 20 or 22”. Colour: Black Magic. Weight: 12.3kg/27lb. Web Ref: 12419

Sizes: 18, 20 or 22”. Colour: Titanium Grey. Weight: 12.35kg/27.2lb. Web Ref: 12411

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Sizes: 18, 20, 22”. Colour: Black Flash. Weight: 12.7kg/28lb. Web Ref: 12420


SPECIALIZED SIRRUS £399.99

REVOLUTION COURIER NEXUS £399.99

SPECIALIZED VITA £399.99

8 Specialized A1 alloy frame and fork 8 Shimano 24-spd EZ Fire shifters, Altus mechs, 28/38/48 chainset, 11-32 cassette 8 Specialized All Condition 700x28 tyres

8 Alloy MTB frame for hub gears

8 Women’s Specialized A1 alloy frame & fork 8 Shimano 24-spd EZ Fire shifters, Altus mechs, 28/38/48 chainset, 11-32 cassette 8 Specialized All Condition 700x28 tyres

Our minimal Courier further simplified.

The Specialized Sirrus approaches the speed and agility of a road bike in a flat bar format. Compared with Specialized’s Globe series bikes, the Sirrus has a thinner-wall alloy frame featuring Specialized’s road bike derived narrow-tapered Speedstay seatstays and a more racy geometry. The Sirrus therefore offers you the sharp-steering immediacy of a road bike matched with the familiar control of a flat-bar hybrid.

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Weight: 11.3kg/24.9lb. Web Ref: 11303

This bike boasts the benefits of the Shimano hub gear, described in the Pathfinder Nexus article on page 20. The Courier Nexus proves that an enclosed gear box works just as well on our urban speed machine. However we’ve tweaked the spec so it features an 8-spd trigger shifter rather than a comfort bike’s twist shifter. WhatMountainBike summed up the Courier Nexus as follows. ‘The multiple benefits of a weathersealed system, a low-wear chain set-up and the ability to shift when at a standstill mean that for many people a hub gear is the most sensible choice around town.’

Sizes: 18, 20, 22”. Colour: Graphite Silver. Weight: 12.7kg/28lb. Web Ref: 12412

Looking for a flat bar women’s bike that offers a more lively ride than a regular hybrid? Choose Vita. Its fully manipulated A1 aluminium fitness geometry frame with skinny shockabsorbing seatstays delivers the same lightweight and engaging fast ride as Specialized’s fantastically successful Sirrus bikes. However, with the Vita, the frame (available in 5 sizes!) and the Body Geometry saddle are both women’s-specific to help guarantee optimal fit and comfort.

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL. Colour: Silver. Weight: 11.3kg/24.9lb. Web Ref: 11432

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COMMUTER | LEISURE BIKES SPEED REVOLUTION COURIER 27 £399.99 8 Alloy MTB frame and steel rigid fork 8 26x1.6” Kevlar-belted tyres on alloy wheels 8 Shimano Deore 27-spd Rapidfire gearing 8 Tektro V-brakes with Shimano levers 27 here refers to the number of gears, courtesy of a FULL Shimano Deore transmission (rarely found on any bike under £600).

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Another benefit of 27-speed Deore gearing is that you can change the tyres to 26x2” knobblies (yes, the frame and fork have sufficient clearance) and convert the Courier into a very capable rigid mountain bike. Such versatility makes the Courier 27 the perfect choice if you are looking for one bike that’s capable of near-any type of riding.

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While 8 gears (as featured on our classic Couriers) will suffice most of the time, some of you might long for higher gears when you want to sprint along the flat. Going uphill, you might ache (literally) for lower gears, which only a ‘granny’ ring can deliver. On days like this, you’ll bless this bike’s 22-tooth Shimano Deore chainring and 32-tooth rear cog.

SPECIALIZED SIRRUS SPORT £499.99

SPECIALIZED VITA SPORT £499.99

8 Specialized Sirrus A1 alloy frame 8 Sirrus fork, carbon legs & crown, alloy steerer 8 Shimano 24-spd EZ Fire shifters, Alivio mech, 28/38/48 chainset, 11-32 cassette

8 Specialized Vita A1 alloy frame 8 Specialized Vita carbon fork with Zertz 8 Specialized EliteSet 3D forged alloy stem with 4-position adjustability.

The Sirrus with a carbon fork. The carbon fork is acknowledged in road bike circles as the smartest route to simultaneously reducing a bike’s weight, improving its aerodynamics and sharpening its steering response. Carbon also enhances comfort, thanks to its ability to damp road ‘buzz’. Talking of comfort, the Sirrus Sport also boasts Specialized’s ultra-smart EliteSet 3D-forged stem, which offers 4-position adjustability to make it easier to fine-tune your riding position.

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL. Colour: White. Weight: 11.1kg/24.4lb. Web Ref: 11308

A more comfortable life and that’s a Zert. Like its brother, the Sirrus Sport, the Vita Sport is upgraded with a Shimano Alivio rear mech, a more adjustable stem and a carbon fork. Then, as is the way with gallant Specialized, there’s a further upgrade that you’ll only see on the girls’ model. The fork’s carbon legs are impregnated with Zertz viscoelastic shock-absorbing inserts which do a fine job of smoothing out road irregularities - a bit like low-key suspension without the weight penalty.

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL. Colour: White. 11.1kg/24.4lb. Web Ref: 11435

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CANNONDALE BAD BOY 26 £549.99

GIANT SEEK 3 £549.99

MARIN MUIRWOODS 29ER £598.99

8 Bad Boy Classic frame & Fatty fork 8 Schwalbe Kojak 26x2” tyres 8 Shimano 24-speed EZ Fire shifters

8 Giant AluxX FluidFormed frame & fork 8 Giant Root hydraulic disc brakes 8 Maxxis Detonator 700x32 tyres 8 Shimano Acera 24-spd shifters / Alivio mech 8 Shimano M475 Deore Disc hubs

8 Double butted CrMo steel frame and fork 8 Hayes HX-4 mechanical disc brakes

Bad Boy gets better manners. Revered as the ultimate in understated urban cool since 2000 - check the black reflective decals that only light up when shone upon - the Bad Boy has been refined for 2010. Hourglass seat stays and SAVE chainstays make the frame more compliant. The Schwalbe Kojak tyres have ballooned to 26x2” from traditional Bad Boy 1.3 to 1.5”. width, making this bike particularly suited to rutted roads and tracks.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: BBQ. Weight: 11.2kg/24.6lb. Web Ref: 11531

Seeking pastures new? The sloping top tube frame makes this the perfect ride for blasting around town where hopping on and off the bike is the norm. Giant Root disc brakes inspire confidence. The Shimano Acera shifters and the Alivio rear mech give you the 24-speed range you will appreciate when you seek pastures new.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Anodised Grey. Weight: 12.5kg/27.6lb. Web Ref: 11563

The 29”-wheeled steel-framed alternative. Marin’s knack for producing genuine alternatives continues with the double butted CrMo steel-framed Muirwoods 29er. As you’ll guess from the name, this Muirwoods comes equipped with 29 inch tyres - really good 29x1.6 inch Continental Town Ride treads which, everything else being equal, roll faster (even over kerbs) than equivalent 26-inchers. Then when you do have to slow down, you can rely on the Hayes HX-4 mechanical disc brakes.

Sizes: 17, 19, 20.5, 22” . Colour: Black Midnight Matt. Weight: 13.9kg/30.7lb. Web Ref: 11654

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COMMUTER | LEISURE BIKES SPEED WHAT TO LOOK FOR This double-page spread is a perfect illustration of the variety of options you have to choose from at Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op these days. For instance, hydraulic disc brakes, which were once pretty much reserved for mountain bikes, can now be found on a fair few of our fast commuter / leisure bikes. This makes total sense when you consider that the commuter bike you might use every day deserves disc-brake reliability at least as much as the mountain bike you might reserve for weekend recreation. Similarly, hub gears - once the preserve of heavier utility bikes - are being seen as a viable option on lightweight speed machines such as the Cannondale Bad Boy Solo 3-Speed, the Giant Seek 0 and the Charge Mixer. And why not? Riding fast should not preclude practicality.

CANNONDALE BAD BOY SOLO 3-SPEED £799.99 8 Bad Boy Stealth frame & Lefty Fatty fork 8 Schwalbe Kojak 700x28 tyres 8 SRAM i-Motion 3-speed hub gears 8 CNC-machined single chainring 8 Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes Our most sophisticated 3-speed, ever. With its single-legged Lefty fork, this bike is lighter. With its 700x28 tyres, this bike is faster than it’s 26”-tyre siblings. With its 3-speed SRAM i-Motion hub gear, it’s simpler - less weight, less complication, less to go wrong. The Bad Boy Solo 3 is another convincing case for the notion less is more.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: BBQ. Weight: 11.2kg/24.7lb. Web Ref: 11536

SPECIALIZED SIRRUS ELITE £649.99

MARIN NOVATO £649.99

CANNONDALE BAD BOY DISC 26 £699.99

8 Sirrus A1 alloy frame and carbon fork 8 Shimano Deore LX Rapidfire Plus 27-speed shifters & rear mech 8 Shimano 26/36/46 chainset, 12-25 cassette

8 6061 triple-butted aluminium frame 8 Aluminium rigid fork 8 Hayes MX-4 mechanical disc brakes 8 Shimano Alivio 24-speed shifters

RideLight helps make this an Elite ride.

A typically intelligent Marin take on the urban bike theme.

8 Bad Boy Classic frame & Fatty fork 8 Schwalbe Kojak 26x1.35” tyres 8 Shimano Deore 27-spd shifters & gears 8 Shimano Deore rear hub 8 Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes

The Sirrus Elite’s gearing is elevated to Deore LX level. This is a big deal because LX has been upgraded and redesigned in line with the latest Shimano concept - RideLight - i.e. the LX levers have a lighter feel and the LX derailleur is lighter weight. Appropriate components indeed for a bike that rides as light as the Elite version of the Sirrus.

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Weight: 10.8kg/23.77. Web Ref: 11305

Sound disc brakes; Continental 26x1.6” tyres with Safety System puncture protection; black 3M Scotchlite decals for after-dark safety; security skewers to baffle wheel thieves; the Novato is a typically intelligent Marin take on the urban bike theme.

Sizes: 17, 19, 20.5, 22” Colour: Black. Midnight Matt. Weight: 12kg/26.5lb. Web Ref: 12446

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Skinny tyres go fast. Disc brakes stop faster. The tyres on this bike return to familiar Bad Boy 26x1.35” skinny dimensions. The gears are upgraded to Shimano Deore 27-speed level. And as you might have guessed from the name, the standard Bad Boy’s (Page 25) Tektro V-brakes make way for Tektro hydraulic disc brakes.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: BBQ. Weight: 11.9kg/26.4lb. Web Ref: 11532


WHY I RIDE Passing the gridlock drivers. No tax, no parking fees, no stress... for me anyway! John McBride: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op customer

GIANT SEEK 0 £849.99

CANNONDALE BAD BOY 700 £899.99

CHARGE MIXER STEEL GALVANISED £919.99

8 Giant AluxX FluidFormed frame & fork 8 Giant Root disc brakes with gold coloured detailing - pure bling 8 Shimano Alfine 8-speed hub gears

8 Bad Boy Stealth frame & Fatty fork 8 Schwalbe Kojak 700x28 tyres 8 Shimano Deore 27-spd shifters, SLX mech 8 Truvativ Firex 26/36/46 c’set. 11-32 cogs 8 Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes

8 Tange Infinity CrMo steel frame & fork 8 Shimano Alfine 8-speed hub gears 8 Shimano Alfine HollowTech chainset 39t 8 Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes 8 Continental Sport Contact 700x32 tyres

An even stealthier Bad Boy.

Another Alfine option, this time on a glorious galvanized CrMo steel frame

The Seek 0 is truly all fine. The Alfine hub gear is a refined version of Shimano’s previous-best 8-speed Nexus system. The gear shifting is even smother. The better-sealed Alfine hub promises even lower-maintenance longevity. It works so well, Giant have produced this Alfine-specific Seek O frame featuring an eccentric bottom bracket to ensure perfect chain tension.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Anodised Silver. Weight: 12.9kg/28.5lb. Web Ref: 11562

As befits a 700c-wheel bike (and like the Bad Boy Solo 3 on the previous page) this bike boasts a Bad Boy Stealth frame. Here, the tubes are triangulated and slimmer making the frame even lighter and livelier than the Bad Boy Classic frames you’ll find on Cannondale’s 26”-wheel urban bikes.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: BBQ. Weight: 11.4kg/25.2lb. Web Ref: 11535

With its Shimano hydraulic brakes and refined Alfine 8-speed hub, this could be the ultimate urban bike. And what better way to make the most of Shimano’s exquisite engineering than to build the frame with the finest Tange Japanese tubing, then galvanise it to resist corrosion - no paint required.

Sizes: S, M, L. Colour: Silver Galvanised. Weight: 12.9kg/28.4lb. Web Ref: 11537

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COMMUTER | LEISURE BIKES SINGLESPEED

REVOLUTION COURIER S1NGLE £249.99

REVOLUTION TRACK £299.99

SPECIALIZED LANGSTER £449.99

8 Alloy MTB frame for single speed. Steel rigid fork 8 26x1.6” Kevlar-belted tyres on alloy wheels with flip-flop rear hub 8 Tektro V-brakes

8 Alloy road frame with track fork ends 8 Flip-flop hub with a cog on each side

8 Specialized Langster A1 Premium Aluminium frame, carbon fork 8 Alex rims. Flip-flop rear hub with fixed cog one side, freewheel the other 8 Specialized Mondo 700x23 Flak Jacket tyres

£50 price drop makes our best looking bike better value then ever.

Take our Courier Classic on page 22 remove the gears (and £30 from last years price tag). Remove the frame cable guides to further unclutter the frame. Spec a flip-flop rear hub, so it’s a cinch to switch from singlespeed freewheel to ‘fixed’ mode. You now have the a low-cost route to discovering why there’s such a buzz about going single.

When we launched this single-speed/fixed road bike last year, many hailed it as our best-looking bike, ever. For 2010, we have dropped the price from last year’s £349.99. Now this beauty is even more accessibly priced compared with any similarly-spec’d single speed on the market. And if you’ve been led to believe that fixies are just for flat city streets, see Kevin MacNeil’s Danube by Bike account on page 10.

Sizes: 18, 20 or 22”. Colour: Magnum Grey. Weight: 11.7kg/25.7lb. Web Ref: 12413

Sizes: 52, 55 or 58cm. Colour: Navy. Weight: 10.7kg/23.6lb. Web Ref: 12408

GENESIS DAY ONE DROP BAR £499.99

CHARGE PLUG £499.99

FIXIE Inc. BACKSPIN £679.99

8 Reynolds 520 frame / CrMo fork 8 Conti 700x35 Speed King tyres

8 Tange CrMo frame & fork for 700c wheels 8 Flip-flop hub 16t freewheel / fixed cog

Innovative single speed / cross hybrid

The Charge Plug keeps it simple. Just hop on and ride.

8 Double butted 4130 aircraft steel frame 8 Fixie Inc. steel fork w/ 1” threaded steerer 8 Fixie Inc. fixed/fixed hub with 17/18t cogs 8 Vittoria Zaffiro 2 red 700x23 tyres 8 Fixie Inc. cranks with 46-tooth chainring

‘Great value single-speed/fixie’ Cycling Plus.

The fixie revival and the rebirth of cyclo-cross have been 2 of the most winning cycling trends in recent years. Genesis have merged these 2 concepts into 1. Hence the Day One: a single speed bike with 700 x 35 cross tyres. By specing a Reynolds butted steel frame with track dropouts, Genesis show a respect for heritage. Specing the rear flip-flop hub with cartridge-bearings displays a refreshing homage to quality.

Sizes: 52, 54, 56, 58, 60cm. Colour: Gloss Mango Orange. Weight: 10.5kg/23lb. Web Ref: 11529

‘I was immediately struck by the pure simplicity of the bike. A simplicity that transcends style, function and attitude. I have to admit that the look and style of a bicycle is very important to me. Thankfully the Charge Plug is a beauty. The bike was obviously built to be simple, and that simplicity is the bike’s greatest strength.... The cromoly Charge Plug is a very simple bike made to hop on and ride.’ bicycletimes.com: October 2009. Sizes: S, M, L. Colour: Navy Blue. Weight: 10.7kg/23.5lb. Web Ref: 11538

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‘The handling is easily on a par with packages costing £150 more.’ Cycling Plus. With its industry-leading spec, from its fully manipulated aluminium frame with track fork ends (AKA drop outs) to its lightweight carbon fork, you can see why the Langster has probably converted more people to fixed/ single-speed simplicity than any other bike.

Sizes: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61cm. Colour: Gloss Black. Weight: 9.2kg/20.4lb. Web Ref: 11185

FIXIE Inc. for under a grand. If you love the look and the build quality of a FIXIE Inc. bicycle but you balk at the 4-figure price tag, you will welcome their brand new Backspin. The butted steel frame, the head-turning blue & red finish and the lugged fork crown assure you that the Backspin is the real deal.

Sizes: S-XXL. Colour: Sparkling Blue. Web Ref: 12439


FOLDING & ELECTRIC

GOCYCLE £1,494.99

MEZZO D10 £924.99

8 Injection-moulded magnesium frame, fork crown and wheels

8 6061 aluminium frameset 8 Shimano 105 10-speed shifting

‘The gocycle electric bike makes going up the steepest hills an easy ride.’

The gocycle is a brand new, very sleek electric bike that distinguishes itself from most of its competitors by looking quite cool. The gocycle works just like an ordinary bike, except that when you can’t be faffed pedalling, you press and hold the red button on the left of the handlebars. Then, after a little delay, you speed off into the sunset. This is especially fun when going up hills, as your fellow road users will be baffled at how effortlessly you are climbing while they huff and puff. For full bamboozlement you need to be doing a bit of token pedalling, otherwise you’ll give the game away. The faster you were going when you pressed the button, the faster you will be propelled, though it’s not supposed to take you much above 15mph. Ease of use: Very. You don’t even need Allen keys to adjust the seat or handlebar height. You just fiddle with some levers and voila, the bike fits. Everyone who tried mine, from teenage girls, to tipsy dinner party guests got the hang of it almost immediately and came round the block with their eyes shining.’ Pros: Enormous fun to ride. Really powers you up even steep hills.’ The Guardian: June 2009.

‘9/10: Performance and Value’ Bicycle Buyer.

‘The 10-speed derailleur transmission is the same as you would find on many racing bikes and the low weight, high lateral stiffness frame means the Mezzo has a real feeling of sprightliness and urgency about it. The ease of folding and the size of the folded package, based on 16” wheels are not dissimilar to the Brompton. If anything, the process is slightly slicker since the clasps are immediate.’ One Size: 69x31x63cm folded. Colour: Ano Black. Weight: 12.1kg/26.6lb. Web Ref: 10975

One size: fits riders from 5’ 4” to 6’ 6”. Colour: White. Weight: 16.2kg/35.6lb. Web Ref: 10833

DAHON SPEED D7 £399.99

DAHON SPEED P8 £549.99

DAHON MU P8 £649.99

8 SuperLite 4130 chromoly frame 8 Dahon Neos/SRAM 7-speed gears

8 SuperLite 4130 chromoly frame 8 Dahon Neos/SRAM 7-speed gears

The best seller from Dahon - the world’s number one folding bike company.

A more deluxe Dahon

8 Sonus butted aluminium frame and fork 8 Kinetix Comp 20” wheels 8 Dahon V-Clamp with GreaseFlow port

The Speed P8 shares the Dahon Speed D7’s frame and patented technologies, such as the Dahon Neos rear mech whose short cage and low profile were specially developed for small-wheeled folders. Then it’s upgraded with Schwalbe Big Apple 20x2” Kevlarguard tyres (over the Speed D7’s Schwalbe Citizen 26x1.5” tyres), SRAM 8-spd shifters, Avid VR5 brake levers and the BioLogic Postpump combined pump and seatpost.

A lighter weight, nippier, smarter Dahon

Even their least expensive folder boasts Dahon’s patented Lattice Forged hinge. This is cold-forged for strength, CNC machined to minimize weight and it features a stainless steel hinge pin and brass washers for all-weather durability. The Fusion integrated fork/handlebar stem assembly eradicates the flex that can afflict lesser folders. The result - a design that inspires confidence.

For riders 4’ 8” to 6’ 4”. 30x77x64cm folded. Colour: Slate. Weight: 12.5kg/27.6lb. Web Ref: 12508

For riders 4’ 8” to 6’ 4”. 29x80x66cm folded. Colour: Obsidian. Weight: 11.8kg/26.6lb. Web Ref: 012509

For riders 4’ 8” to 6’ 4”. 30x79x66cm folded. Colour: Cloud White. Weight: 11.2kg/24.7lb. Web Ref: 10810

The Sonus frame utilises triangular-shaped alloy tubing to resist twisting forces so the MU P8 frame approaches the stiffness of a non-folding bike. The ultralight 58g Kinetix Neutron front hub measures 74mm between the locknuts. This puts less stress on the stainless steel spokes compared with lacing a 20” wheel to a standard 100mm hub. The result: a stronger wheel. Smart thinking.

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COMMUTER | LEISURE BIKES CROSS REVOLUTION CROSS SPORT £499.99 8 7005 alloy frame. Rigid steel fork 8 Maxxis Raze 700x35 tyres 8 Shimano Sora 2x9-speed compact drivetrain 8 Tektro cantilever brakes with Shimano levers + Tektro bar-top levers More sporty version of our fantastic all rounder.

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Like the regular Revolution Cross, below, the Cross Sport is a wonderful all-purpose bike. The lightweight road race frame ensures speed. The fast-but-grippy 700x35 tyres makes it fit for off-road forays. It has the clearance and eyelets required to fit mudguards and/or racks if required. You could commute, tour, enter a cyclo-cross race or swoop round an MTB trail centre green route on this bike. With its double-chainring 36/46 FSA chainset, its improved Shimano Sora gear shifting and its tighter 11-25 cassette (compared with the standard model’s 11-32 cassette) the Revolution Cross Sport offers you a more sporty option.

REVOLUTION CROSS £399.99

SPECIALIZED TRICROSS £699.99

8 7005 alloy frame. Rigid steel fork. 8 Maxxis Raze 700x35 tyres on Revolution Cross double wall rims 8 Shimano 2203 3x8-speed Dual Control shifters / Sora mech 8 Tektro cantilever brakes with Shimano levers + Tektro bar-top levers

8 Specialized Tricross A1 Premium Aluminium frame with mudguard eyelets 8 Tricross FACT carbon fork with shock-damping SpeedZertz 8 Shimano 2300 24-speed Dual Control shifters, mechs & chainset

‘The Revolution Cross has something for everyone.’ Cycling World.

A drop bar road bike that’s also fit for the rough stuff.

‘At the heart of the cross lies a surprisingly compliant and well finished 7000 series aluminium frameset with good attention to detail. Shimano 2203 STI units contain more plastic that their more expensive siblings, although still deliver powerful, progressive braking paired with the Tektro Oryx cantilevers and slick shifts across the 8-speed 11-30 cassette. Tektro cyclo-cross auxiliary levers allow braking from the tops, giving precision control over technical terrain/descents, add little weight and build confidence amongst newbies or those shy of drops. Verdict: It is a very likable machine for all seasons and all reasons, performing most role very competently.’ Cycling World.

The Specialized Tricross is a very lightweight performance road bike with ‘real life’ features that make it more practical than the majority of ‘performance only’ road race bikes on the market. Real life features such as clearance for 32mm wide tyres that float over road/trail imperfections that would jar if you rode on skinny tyres. Features like a triple chainset to help ‘flatten’ hills. Features such as carbon fork legs that are raked, not straight, for a smoother ride and with the clearance and eyelets required to fit full mudguards. Features like SpeedZertz elastomer inserts that make the carbon forks even more shock absorbing.

Sizes: 52, 55, 58cm. Colour: Fusion Black. Weight: 12kg/26.4lb. Web Ref: 12406

Sizes: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61cm. Colour: Black/Silver. Weight: 11.3kg/24.9lb. Web Ref: 11427

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SPECIALIZED TRICROSS SPORT £849.99

GENESIS CROIX DE FER £999.99

SPECIALIZED TRICROSS COMP £1,299.99

8 Tricross A1 frame & FACT carbon fork 8 Shimano Tiagra / LX 27-speed gearing

8 Reynolds 725 double-butted Cr-Mo frame 8 Shimano Tiagra / 105 27-speed gearing

Tiagra-enhanced Tricross.

‘A genuine do-it-all machine.’

8 Tricross E5 alloy frame, FACT seatstays 8 Shimano 105 shifters and mechs 8 Roval Pavé wheelset

Like the standard model on the previous page, the Tricross Sport boasts an A1 Aluminium frame which Specialized describe as ‘fully manipulated’. This concept is perfectly illustrated by the top tube’s flattened section, which makes it more comfortable to shoulder. This is an essential feature of cyclo-cross racing - the sport that inspired this bike. A sport where you would appreciate the Tricross Sport’s enhanced drivetrain, featuring Shimano Tiagra Dual Control shifters and front mech and a Shimano Deore LX rear mech.

A Shimano Tiagra/105-equipped drop-barred ‘cross’ bike, but with a Reynolds 725 steel frame, disc brakes and knobbly tyres. Too ‘niche’? The Croix de Fer manages to be several different bikes all in one. Everyday commuter, weekend road bike, winter trainer, summer tourer; on and off road – put simply, the Genesis ‘Iron Cross’ ticks more boxes than any other bike I know of. This is a fast, comfy, great looking and genuine do-it-all machine that I’d seriously recommend to anyone who could really do with five bikes but only has room for 1 or 2.’ Nick Stephenson: EBC Sales Manager.

The Tricross Comp’s reinforced-aluminium E5 tubing is Tour de France proven. E5 is so hard, it makes the perfect rim material for their Roval wheels. Mount them with the Kevlar-beaded 120tpi version of their Borough tyres, you get ‘a fantastic fun all-rounder that can hold its own on road and off. Whether it’s the jelly Zertz or just the highly manipulated aluminium, there’s definitely something keeping this bike impressively settled and sting-free for a lightweight race bike.’ WhatMountainBike.

Sizes: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61cm. Colour: White/Black/Silver. Weight: 11.4kg/25.1lb. Web Ref: 11429

Sizes: 52, 54, 56, 58, 60cm. Colour: White. Weight: 12kg/26.4lb. Web Ref: 11528

Sizes: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61cm. Colour: Brown/Black/Tan. Weight: 10kg/22lb. Web Ref: 11428

‘A fantastic fun all-rounder.’

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COMMUTER | LEISURE BIKES CLASSIC TRAVELLIN’ TRADITION The traditional-styled bikes on this double-page spread are the antithesis of what was once referred to as ‘furious riding’. By this we mean the ‘head-down arse-up’ posture you’re encouraged to adopt when cycling flat-out. In stark contrast, the bikes on these pages encourage you to sit tall and take life at a slower pace. You can feel the weight fall off your shoulders the minute you sit on the sprung saddle and place your hands on the swept-back handlebars which feature on every bike here. It then becomes second nature to take it easy. Smell the flowers. Whistle a cheery tune. Perhaps that old Tyrannosaurus Rex number:

‘Travellin’ tradition it’s sky clear, you’re a gift from the fair folk.’

REVOLUTION HERITAGE £299.99 8 Ergo aluminium step-through frame 8 Innova 700x40 tyres on Strongman Buffalo rims on alloy hubs (QR front) 8 Shimano Tourney 7-speed Revo (twist) shifter and rear mech 8 Mudguards, pannier rack, basket It’s your Heritage. You want a characterful easy-to-use traditional bike that respects our cycling heritage. One with a step through-frame to make it easy to hop on and off. For simple operation, a single 7-speed Shimano gear shifter should suffice. To make it practical, you’ll want a wicker basket. Better still, one with a hi-tech quick-release bracket. That way, you can whip the basket off when you nip into the shops. To earn smiles and brownie points on the cycle path, you’ll need a big brass bell with the friendliest tone. It all comes together with our latest bike: a homage to our courteous heritage.

Sizes: 16 or 18”. Colour: Midnight Black. Weight: 17.4kg/38.3lb. Web Ref: 12421

PASHLEY SONNET PURE £464.99

CHARGE LAZY SUSAN £499.99

CHARGE STEAMER £499.99

8 Traditional lugged steel ‘ladies’ frame. 8 Hand brazed fork with tubular crown 8 Sturmey Archer brakes / 3-speed gears 8 Brooks B66 sprung leather saddle, full chaincase, gold-lined mudguards, wicker basket and ding-dong bell

8 Women’s alloy frame with integrated rack 8 CrMo fork with curved blades 8 Sturmey Archer brakes / 3-speed gears 8 Full-length mudguards and chainguard

8 Alloy frame with integrated rack 8 CrMo fork with curved blades 8 Sturmey Archer brakes / 3-speed gears 8 Full-length mudguards and chainguard

Easy riding.

Lazy Susan’s big brother.

Lazy Susan’s high bars and relaxed geometry encourage a laid-back sit-up-and-enjoy-theview riding posture. Make the rear rack part of the frame and you get a bike that can handle loads that would destabilise a racier ride. The Sturmey Archer drum brakes and hub gears are the epitome of reliability. So much so, they make it okay to be laid back, lazy even, about cycle maintenance.

The Steamer shares the same load-carrying rack, which is a welded-on extension of the frame, not just a bolt-on accessory. It has the same relaxed frame geometry, huge fork rake and 26x1.95” ballooner tyres. The Sturmey Archer gear & brake mechanisms are weather sealed inside the hubs. to sum up, the Steamer offers a distinct British take on the Dutch bike concept.

Sizes: XS, S, M. Colour: Orange. Weight: 17.4kg/38.3lb. Web Ref: 11533

Sizes: XS, M, L. Colour: Gloss Black. Weight: 17.4kg/38.3lb. Web Ref: 11534

‘The Pashley’s supremely upright position, quality feel and classy specification makes this the bike that stands out as the real thing. Value 9/10. Performance 9/10.’ Bicycle Buyer magazine. Sizes: 17.5, 20, 20.5”. Colour: Ivory frame w/Claret mudguards. Weight: 18.8kg/41.4lb. Web Ref: 11559

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WHY I RIDE I am being eco friendly and I am not damaging the environment Annie Wilson: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op customer

PASHLEY ROADSTER SOVEREIGN £564.99 PASHLEY PRINCESS SOVEREIGN £564.99 8 Traditional lugged steel frame in either men’s or women’s versions 8 Hand-brazed fork with tubular crown 8 Sturmey Archer 5-speed hub gear, hub brakes and front dynohub Black, beautiful and the best of British. The Pashley Sovereign is the ultimate heritage bike. In a globilised age when great names in British bicycling, such as Raleigh and Dawes, now make all their bikes in far-off lands, Pashley stand out as one of the few companies who build all their bikes in their own factory in England. And they do so in the traditional way with steel tubes joined together at the lugs, then hand brazed. Done properly, the Pashley way, a lugged frame really stands out as a thing of aesthetic beauty in a world where lugless TIG-welded frames are ubiquitous. Lugs also reinforce the frame. That’s why its not uncommon to come across still-ridable Pashleys that are 50 or more years old. Continuing this theme, everything fitted to the frame is selected for its practical performance and longevity. The lovely gold-lined mudguards are metal as is the full chaincase trouser guard. A coat guard on the men’s and a skirt guard on the women’s model further protect your clobber. The Sturmey Archer hub delivers a wider range of 5 gears making hill climbs easier than they would be if the Pashley Sovereign was just a 3-speed. A front dynohub drives the powerful front lamp - no batteries required, ever. The integral ‘Dutch style’ rear wheel lock offers instant security. The grippy Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres are the most puncture resistant we have ever tested. Reflective sidewalls underline their perfection. Last but not least, the Sovereign comes with a sprung Brooks leather saddle which, like Pashley themselves, represent the best of traditional British craftsmanship.

w Sizes: 20.5, 22.5, 24.5”. Colour: Gloss Buckingham Black. Weight: 22.5kg/49.5lb. Web Ref: 9787 v Sizes: 17.5, 20, 22.5”. Colour: Gloss Buckingham Black. Weight: 22.5kg/49.5lb. Web Ref: 9786

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BIKING TO WORK DOESN’T HAVE TO BE TAXING

5 GREAT REASONS FOR CYCLING TO WORK 1. SAVE YOUR MONEY While the Bike to Work Scheme offers a low-cost incentive to take up cycling, the real savings become apparent when you discover how many hundreds (or thousands) of pounds can be saved on fuel and fares when you switch to cycling.

2. SAVE YOUR BODY ‘Healthy employees are more efficient, more productive and take less time off work.’ TravelSmart Australia.

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Healthy body, healthy mind. The very act of cycling to work ‘switches on’ the brain, making you alert for the day ahead.

4. IN YOUR OWN TIME Even in the most congested cities, the cyclist gets from A to B within a predictable time frame. To put it in a nutshell, pedalling makes people more punctual.

5. SAVE YOUR PLANET Burn calories, not petrol. You know it makes sense.

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GETTING STARTED If your workplace does not operate a satisfactory Bike to Work Scheme your employer can find out about ours by requesting the Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op’s Bike to Work brochure. Simply email: biketowork@edinburghbicycle.com If your employer needs an even faster response, our dedicated Bike to Work Department will be delighted to send you this booklet in pdf format by email.

WHAT IS THE BIKE TO WORK SCHEME? Bike to Work is a government-endorsed scheme that enables you to pay less income tax whilst enjoying the use of a brand new bicycle.

HOW IT WORKS Any UK employer can open a Bike to Work Scheme account in partnership with Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op. Once your employer does so, you will have the opportunity to choose ANY bike (and related safety equipment such as lights, lock and a helmet) from Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op up to an agreed price limit (usually £1,000). The employer purchases the bike, then leases it back to you via a Salary Sacrifice Agreement.

taxable. Your monthly take-home salary will therefore only be reduced by around £17.25 over the lease period (the amount of tax and NI saved depends on your tax bracket, so your monthly savings might be even higher). The net result is that this £300 bike will only set you back around £200. Think about it. You could be enjoying the freedom of the city on your own health-bestowing personal transport for just £17.25 a month - the amount you might spend on a taxi ride home after a night out. Although there is no legal obligation to do so, at the end of the hire period it is common practice for the employer to transfer ownership of the bicycle to the employee who leased the bike for a Fair Market Value.

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DOES YOUR EMPLOYER KNOW?

Say you choose £300 worth of bicycle and safety equipment bike to be leased over 12 months. You would agree a monthly salary sacrifice of £25. Now here’s the good bit. Because this £25 comes off your gross salary, it’s no longer

8 Employees who cycle commute tend to be more alert and switched on from the moment they arrive at work.

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8 The employer can actually save money with the Bike to Work Scheme. Your organisation will no longer have to pay National Insurance on the portion of the salary that their employees sacrifice under the Scheme. For instance: if you choose a £300 bike, your organisation will save around £38 employers’ NI. Similarly, employers can also save on salary-related pension schemes. 8 The Bike to Work Scheme is therefore a win-win situation for employee and employer. What other perk can your organisation offer to staff that could actually save the employer money? 8 Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op has 5 year’s experience operating Bike to Work Schemes in partnership with organisations large and small. Whether your workplace employs 3 people or 30,000, we can tailor the scheme to suit your organisation’s requirements.

8 Employees who exercise regularly are fitter, healthier and less likely to require sick leave.

STANDARD RATE INCOME TAX | LEASED OVER 12 MONTHS | COST OF BIKE & ACCESSORIES

8 Employees who cycle to work tend to be more punctual (traffic congestion and parking prohibitions are barely an issue for cyclists).

HIGHER RATE INCOME TAX | LEASED OVER 12 MONTHS | YOU PAY

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Examples valid for tax year 2009/10 where the employer is unable to pass on the VAT saving.

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SUMMER IS FOR EXPLORING & RIPPING UP THE TRAIL BICYCLING IS BOOMING: MOUNTAIN BIKES STILL RULING Interest in bicycles is booming. If you want to get into bikes, there are so many styles to choose from: cross, fixies, heritage (AKA basket cases), touring, jump, triathlon, single-speed, BMX, folding, road, like-a-bikes, electric - your choice has never been more eclectic. But for all the growth in all these diverse styles, our best selling bicycles are consistently mountain bikes. By a country mile. The development of purpose-built trail centres accessible to more and more of the population matched with the growth of the National Cycling Network have made the pleasures of pedalling accessible to people who prefer to cycle far from the madding traffic. These facilities are carefully mapped and graded so there is something for everyone. Black routes to test the finesse and the fitness of the most skilled riders. Green routes where complete beginners, from sprogs to grannies, can discover the sheer enjoyment of exploring the countryside on 2 wheels. Blue and red routes for the majority who are in between. Away from the trail centres, ‘right to roam’ legislation has made it easier than ever to truly get away from it all and explore our wilderness areas, perhaps staying overnight in a bothy or bivvy bag. Closer to home, your local park or woods will almost always reveal a ‘secret trail’ where you can enjoy a half hour blast, perhaps nailing that tricky corner, without upsetting the dog-walkers treading the park’s more beaten paths. Alternatively, mount a pannier rack or cargo trailer and your MTB (mountain bike) becomes an ATV (all terrain vehicle) fit for laden touring. And rather like a 4WD (4 wheel drive) but a zillion times greener, the mountain bike’s sheer strength makes it the ideal vehicle for bombing around broken Britain’s streets (the Danny Macaskill effect). Whatever your level and whatever your aspirations, the mountain bike can do it all. The next 15 pages reveal a fantastic range, which covers every type of mountain bike from entry level to advanced. We are therefore pretty confident that you will find The One that will help you achieve the level you aspire to.

WHY I RIDE ‘I love the wide range of emotions that cycling inspires - be it the wonderful wake-up call of zipping past the queueing traffic on the way to work in the morning, or the accomplishment of reaching the peaks on the trails at the weekend followed by the reward of the race back down!’ Alan Holland ‘I retired early and one day while looking for the lawn mower in the garage, I found my son’s old Peugeot mountain cycle rotting in there. I changed the tyres, paid £120 to fly it and me one way to Gibraltar and it took me 3 weeks to cycle back home. I’m never going to be a great cyclist, but I’ve kept it up and encouraged my son to take it up - he’s a fanatic now, We were at the Easingwold 75 last year. I came last but I made it!’ Jim Boam, City of York aged 64 ‘I’m inspired to ride by that fantastic sense of freedom I get from having the countryside all around me.’ Chris Cottom ‘The rewarding climbs and conquered hills.’ Barry Cox ‘Cycling back from a day on the Scottish hills on a day such as this cannot be beaten, breathtaking views, solitude, peace and quiet, absolutely brilliant.’ Rod McLeod

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SELF SUFFICIENCY - ELEMENTARY

AVOID BONKING - EAT & DRINK BEFORE YOU’RE HUNGRY

Even for short jaunts you want to be self sufficient. Always carry a pump, spare tube and tyre levers. Knowing how to remove and refit the wheels and tyres might save you a long walk back to your base. These skills are easy to learn. See our maintenance class section on Page 115.

‘The bonk is a cycling term for a sudden loss of power and energy. It is accompanied by depression and sometimes tears. It can hit you very suddenly. Bonk is caused by lowering the blood sugar level. There are many other demotic terms for the bonk: ‘the knock’, ‘the sags’ and ‘Old Mr Saggy comes knocking at the door’. The remedy is food and drink. Always have a bonk bar after 2 hours,even if you’re not hungry.’ From Tim Hilton’s fine book, One More Kilometre And We’re In The Showers.


WHAT’S IN MY BAG? Multitool Puncture repair kit/spare innertube(s) Pump Waterproofs Gloves Food & drink Map and compass / GPS if needed Mobile phone First aid kit Foil blanket

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Wilderness riding demands a more complete tool kit with emergency parts such as zip ties, a spare gear hanger and a crank bolt. You might ride for years without ever needing these parts but the day they’re required you’ll be grateful you packed them. Also, a first aid kit makes sense as do maps/GPS and a compass.

One of the reasons we enjoy the company of cyclist is because they are rarely picky about what they eat. Anything tastes more delicious after you’ve been out for a couple of hours. So take what you like, sandwiches or cake, and a highlight of the day will be the snack break. You will have earned it.

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MOUNTAIN BIKES £249 - £300 WHAT TO LOOK FOR ENTRY LEVEL £249 - £500 MTBs in this price range are often called ‘entry level’. This is an acknowledgement that £250 is around the least you can realistically expect to spend on a proper mountain bike. By this we mean a bike that’s light enough to ride up steep hill tracks, whilst having the strength, the stability and the reliability required to give you the confidence to ride back down again. Look for: 8 A lightweight aluminium frame that gets the total bike weight down to 13.5-15kg (compared with 20+ kilo supermarket bikes) 8 Suspension forks with 50-100mm travel 8 21 or 24-speed Shimano or SRAM gears 8 Cassette hubs are intrinsically more reliable than threaded hubs. 24-spd bikes therefore have stronger rear wheels than 21 speeds. 8 V-brakes on bikes up to £300 8 Mechanical disc brakes on bikes from £300 8 Hydraulic disc brakes on bikes from £450

REVOLUTION CADENCE XC £249.99 8 Women’s-specific aluminium frame 8 SunTour 50mm-travel fork Because proper fit is fundamental.

REVOLUTION CUILLIN XC £249.99 8 7005 alloy frame / SunTour 50mm-travel fork 8 Shimano Tourney 21-spd EZ-Fire gearing with 7-spd freewheel. Tektro V-brakes The Revolution Cuillin XC takes ‘entry level’ to the next level. Looking for a sound, low-cost introduction to the magic world of mountain bikes? Start with a lifetime-guaranteed lightweight aluminium frame. Make sure the bike comes with a name-brand suspension fork. Genuine Shimano EZ Fire gear shifters should be a given. And of course, the bike will have to be professionally assembled by an Edinburgh Bicycle mechanic. As you have come to expect from our Revolution bikes, our Cuillin XC ticks all the boxes. It takes ‘entry level’ to the next level.

Sizes: 14, 16, 18, 20, 22”. Colour: Nordic Blue. Weight: 14.8kg/32.5lb. Web Ref: 12431

GIANT BOULDER £249.99 GIANT BOULDER WOMEN’S £249.99 8 AluxX aluminium frame and SR SunTour 63mm-travel fork 8 Shimano 21-spd EZ Fire shifters / Tourney mechs / 14-28 freewheel / SunTour chainset 8 Kenda 26x1.95” tyres. Tektro alloy V-brakes

Sharing the same spec as the Cuillin XC above, the Cadence XC is quite different, thanks to its women’s frame. The top tube (aka crossbar) is lower for extra stepover clearance. It’s also shorter, so you don’t have to overstretch to grip the handlebars as is too often the case when lasses are saddled with lads’ bikes. The happy result is a bike that’s more comfortable to ride - safer too - and that’s why proper fit is fundamental.

The largest producers of quality bikes to the Western world, Giant are a huge company. Their unrivalled economies of scale mean that even their entry-level Boulder MTB frame is built in-house, so Giant can guarantee that the heart of this bike is strong, lightweight and true. The XXS/12.5” Boulder fits youngsters as small as 4’ 6” so it offers a possible alternative to a 24” wheeler. The obvious benefit here is that the wee-one’s tyres will take the same 26” inner tubes as mum and dad’s, so you won’t have to carry different sized tubes every ride.

Sizes: 16 or 18”. Colour: Satin Blue. Weight: 14.8kg/32.5lb. Web Ref: 12427

w Sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL. Colour: Red/Black. Web Ref: 11564 v Sizes: XXS, XS, S, M. Colour: Silver/Orchid. Web Ref: 11566

Available in a Giant size range so even 9 year olds can learn to be bolder riders.

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SPECIALIZED HARDROCK £299.99 8 Specialized A1 Premium aluminium frame 8 SunTour 80mm-travel fork 8 SRAM 21-spd X.3 shifters / X.4 rear mech Specialized’s MTB heritage shines through. Specialized gave the world the first massproduction mountain bike in 1981. They have been refining their art ever since. Now even their entry-level Hardrock offers the superior ride quality of a fully manipulated frame (check the curved tubes) built with fully butted tubes (thin-walled where possible, thick walled where necessary) so you can enjoy a lighter, brighter ride. Also, being a Specialized, it comes ready equipped with that company’s famous Body Geometry saddle and Flak Jacket flat-resistant tyres.

Sizes: 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23”. Colour: Gloss Metallic Black. Weight: 13.6kg/29.9lb. Web Ref: 11138

REVOLUTION CUILLIN SPORT £299.99

REVOLUTION CADENCE SPORT £299.99

SPECIALIZED MYKA £299.99

8 7005 alloy frame / SunTour 100mm fork 8 Shimano Altus 24-spd EZ-Fire gearing 8 Tektro iO mechanical disc brakes

8 Women’s frame, 100mm-travel fork 8 Shimano Altus 24-spd EZ-Fire gearing 8 Tektro iO mechanical disc brakes

Better forks, better brakes, better gears....

Just £50 more gets you a bike that’s twice as off-road ready as the Cadence XC.

8 Women’s-specific geometry A1 alloy frame 8 SunTour 80mm-travel fork. Alloy V-brakes 8 SRAM 21-speed shifters / X.4 rear mech 8 Specialized women’s saddle & grips

Built on the same quality alloy frame as every Cuillin, this Sport model enjoys considerable upgrades which make it even more off-roadworthy. The fork has 100mm travel.The cassette hub improves rear wheel strength and enables a wider range of 24 gears. Best of all, it comes with Tektro iO disc brakes which introduce a new level of control, reliability and brake pad longevity.

Sizes: 18, 20, 22”. Colour: Satin Black. Weight: 14.9kg/32.8lb. Web Ref: 12430

Made for enjoying mountain biking to the max.

Double the fork’s travel to 100mm, and ruts and rocks become more negotiable. Improve the rear cog range from the Cadence XC’s 14-28 to the Sport’s 11-32 and you will enjoy easier climbs, faster straights. Upgrading the brakes to discs does wonders for your confidence on the downhills. Just £50 more gets you a bike that’s twice as off-road ready.

The light weight, the generous standover height, the short-reach handlebar stem and the light-sprung female-friendly suspension fork combine to create a mountain bike that’s easier to control, and easier to ride. The Myka is therefore a bike that helps you acquire the MTB skills that will encourage you to leave the road behind in complete confidence.

Sizes: 16 or 18”. Colour: Satin Black. Weight: 14.9kg/32.8lb. Web Ref: 12426

Sizes: 13, 15, 17, 19”. Colour: Navy. Weight: 13.6kg/29.9lb. Web Ref: 11142

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MOUNTAIN BIKES £349 - £500 REVOLUTION CUILLIN PRO £449.99 8 7005 aluminium MTB frame 8 SunTour XCR-D 120mm fork with lockout 8 Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc brakes 8 Continental Speed King 26x2.1” tyres 8 Shimano Acera 24-speed shifters / Alivio rear mech Fitted with Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, usually reserved for bikes costing at least £100 more. Continuing the Revolution theme of offering most bicycle per hard-earned pound, the Pro version of the Cuillin is our least expensive hydraulic disc brake-equipped MTB.

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The Cuillin Pro’s longer travel fork is another bonus. But when you don’t want suspension, say when climbing, you can lock out the 120mm travel with a flick of the fork leg-top Speed Lock lever. To further improve the bike’s control and feel, the rubber has been upgraded to a pair of Speed Kings from that most respected German tyre company, Continental.

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The great advantage of hydraulics is that they do away with the weak link of traditional bicycle brake systems - the cables. The happy result is a bicycle with a braking system you can pretty much take for granted between annual services.

SPECIALIZED HARDROCK DISC £349.99

SPECIALIZED MYKA HT SPORT £349.99

SPECIALIZED HARDROCK SPORT DISC £399.99

8 Specialized A1 Premium aluminium frame 8 SunTour 80mm-travel fork 8 SRAM 21-speed X.3 shifters / X.4 rear mech 8 Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes

8 Specialized women’s-geometry A1 alloy frame 8 SunTour 80mm-travel fork with lockout 8 SRAM 24-speed X.4 shifters / X.4 rear mech 8 Double wall wheel rims / Shimano rear hub

8 Specialized A1 Premium Aluminium frame 8 Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes

Specing disc brakes makes this version of the Hardrock even more reliable.

Upgrading the forks, the wheels and the gear shifters make for a more off-roadworthy Myka.

Thanks to their all-weather performance and improved pad longevity, good quality disc brakes are now considered a near-mandatory requirement on nearly every better quality mountain bike, and for a growing number of city bikes too. And just look at the finish. A pearl of a bike indeed.

The fork’s lockout feature facilitates bob-free climbs. The heavier duty double-wall CNCmachined rims and the real Shimano rear hub makes for a stronger set of wheels. The SRAM X.4 transmission delivers smoother-shifting 24-speed gears. It all comes together to create a more off-roadworthy Myka.

Sizes: 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23”. Colour: Pearl White. Weight: 14kg/30.8lb. Web Ref: 11137

Sizes: 13, 15, 17, 19”. Colour: Black. Weight: 13.2kg/29lb. Web Ref: 11141

‘Specialized’s proprietary A1 Premium tubes are manipulated and butted to create the perfect blend of minimum weight and maximum strength. A frame as good as this would have cost as much as the whole bike just a few years ago. The swoopy top and down tubes are pleasing to the eye and configured to boost strength and lateral rigidity while adding a touch of vibration damping comfort.’ bikeradar.com.

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This is like the Hardrock Disc upgraded with the best buy in mechanical disc brakes - Avid.

Sizes: 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23”. Colour: Black/White. Weight: 13.9kg/31.6lb. Web Ref: 11136


REVOLUTION CADENCE PRO £449.99 8 7005 aluminium women’s MTB frame 8 SunTour XCR-D 120mm fork with lockout 8 Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc brakes Technically and ergonomically superior. The Cadence Pro shares the same upgrades as the Cuillin Pro on the opposite page: better forks, better tyres, better brakes and better gears. Then its female friendly features are further enhanced so it comes with shorter cranks (170mm rather than 175) and shorter handlebars (600mm rather than 640) to complement the women’s-specific frame and saddle. The Cadence Pro isn’t just technically superior. It’s ergonomically so too.

Sizes: 16 or 18”. Colour: Polaris Silver Weight: 14kg/31lb. Web Ref: 12425

SPECIALIZED MYKA HT COMP £449.99 8 Specialized women’s-geometry A1 alloy frame 8 SR SunTour 80mm-travel fork w/lockout 8 Specialized FastTrak LK Sport 26x2.0’’ tyres 8 24-spd SRAM X.4 shifters & rear mech 8 Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes Disc-brakes will make you a more avid rider.

GIANT TALON 2.5 £474.99

RIDGEBACK MX5 £499.99

8 AluxX Fluid Formed aluminium frame

8 Heat-treated 6061 aluminium frame 8 Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes 8 Shimano Alivio 24-spd Rapidfire gear shifters 8 Alex rims on Shimano RM65 hubs

8 SunTour 100mm-travel fork w/lockout 8 Shimano 24-spd EZ Fire shifters / Alivio mech 8 Giant Root hydraulic disc brakes Specially designed for UK trail centre riding.

With its low-slung lightweight women’s-specific frame; its light-sprung Femme fork; its MTB-optimised SRAM trigger shifters and its Specialized Fast Track LK (low knob) Flak Jacket tyres, this bike has all the attributes of the Myka HT Sport. Add Avid disc brakes into the proven Myka mix and Specialized have created a bike that will make you even more avid about the prospect of taking to the hills.

Giant are the world’s largest-volume quality bicycle manufacturer. They truly are a global brand. You can buy, say, a Giant Boulder anywhere in the Western world and it will serve as a nice introduction to mountain biking. If you want a Talon, however, you will only find it in the UK. That’s because, with its sloping top tube / slack head angle frame geometry and its short stem, the Talon is optimised for British trail centre riding.

Sizes: 13, 15, 17, 19”. Colour: Red. Weight: 13.6kg/29.9lb. Web Ref: 11140

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL. Colour: Silver/Grey. Weight: 14.2kg/31.3lb. Web Ref: 11567

Shimano-rich - your guarantee of quality. Ridgeback bikes are the creation of Madison, Shimano’s UK importer. A Ridgeback is therefore likely to be the most Shimano-rich bicycle at its price point. So it goes with the MX5 with its Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano hubs and Shimano Rapidfire shifters. This is a unique spec for a sub-£500 bike and arguably your best guarantee of assured performance at this kind of price.

Sizes: 15, 17, 19, 21, 23”. Colour: Pure White. Weight: 14.2kg/31.3lb. Web Ref: 11568

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WHY I RIDE I love to ride because it has a mix of leisure and fun, it keeps you fit and has an element of danger if you want it to which takes your mind away from your day-to-day issues! Paul Giness: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op customer

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MOUNTAIN BIKES £549 - £650

CANNONDALE TRAIL SL5 £549.99

SPECIALIZED HARDROCK PRO DISC £549.99

REVOLUTION TRIAD 3.0 £599.99

8 Cannondale Trail 6061 aluminium frame 8 RST Omega TnL 100mm-travel fork 8 Tektro iO mechanical disc brakes 8 Shimano Deore 27-speed shifters & mechs 8 Hutchinson Iguana 26x2” tyres

8 Specialized A1 Premium Aluminium frame 8 RockShox Dart 3 fork with 80/100mm travel 8 24-speed SRAM X.4 shifters & rear mech 8 Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc brakes

8 Technoformed butted Merida alloy frame 8 RockShox Tora SL 100mm-travel fork 8 Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic disc brakes

Trail tuned to SAVE you from a beating.

RockShox and hydraulic brakes take the Pro Disc to the top of the Hardrock hierarchy.

Cannondale’s new-for-2010 Trail frame boasts an oversized head tube, compatible with either 1.125” or 1.5”steerers, for fantastic strength. At the back, skinny SAVE (Synapse Active Vibration Elimination) seat stays and chain stays help remove the sting of the (hard)tail. Equally noteworthy, the stays’ Mudcutter profile allows clearance for fat tyres up to 26 x 2.5”.

Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc brakes and real RockShox forks make this the best Hardrock for 2010. Eliminating the stretch and wear inherent in cable-operated systems, hydraulic disc brakes introduce a new level of performance and reliability and hence, control when you hit the trails. RockShox improved damping makes for a much smoother-operating front suspension.

The Triad frame combines grace and strength in a sub-2 kilo design. The components are an integrated package, courtesy of the SRAM group. You get SRAM X.4 MTB-specific 24-speed trigger shifters; a RockShox Tora fork; Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic disc brakes and a complete TruVativ finishing suite comprising chainset, seatpost and oversized bars. In other words you get a level of equipment typically found on bikes costing hundreds of pounds more.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, J (J means ‘Jumbo’ or XXL). Colour: Lightning White. Weight: 13.8kg/30.4lb. Web Ref: 11547

Sizes: 15, 17, 19, 21, 23”. Colour: Silver. Weight: 13.3kg/29.3lb. Web Ref: 11134

Sizes: 16, 18, 20”. Colour: Anthracite Weight: 13.4kg/29.5lb. Web Ref: 12434

CANNONDALE TRAIL SL4 £649.99

GIANT TALON 1 £649.99

SPECIALIZED MYKA HT ELITE £649.99

8 AluxX Fluid Formed aluminium frame

8 Specialized women’s-geometry alloy frame 8 RockShox Dart 3 SL Le Femme 80/100 fork 8 Specialized FastTrak LK Sport 26x2.0’’ tyres 8 27-spd SRAM X.5 shifters & rear mech 8 Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc brakes

8 Cannondale Trail 6061 aluminium frame 8 RST First Coil 100mm-travel fork 8 Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc brakes 8 Shimano Deore 27-speed transmission Hydraulic disc brakes and an upgraded Shimano Deore drivetrain make the SL4 more trailworthy.

8 RockShox Dart 2 fork w/100mm travel 8 Shimano Deore 27-spd shifters / SLX mech 8 Giant Root hydraulic disc brakes Upgraded spec makes the most of your Talon. Real RockShox, Giant’s own always-impressive hydraulic disc brakes, a Shimano Deore transmission and Kenda Nevegal 26x2.1” tyres help you get the most from the slack headangled trail centre-optimised Talon.

The Shimano M422 Octalink chainset and bottom bracket perfectly complement the Shimano Deore gearing. Real Shimano hubs are your best guarantee of wheel reliability at this kind of price. Tektro hydraulic discs (over Tektro cable-operated disc brakes) complete the upgrades list over the Trail SL5 at the top of this page.

‘If you’re looking for an inexpensive bike to hit the trail centres with, the Talon is a considerably more appropriate tool than most offerings at its price.’ bikemagic.com.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, Jumbo’. Colour: Race Red. Weight: 13.4kg/29.5lb. Web Ref: 11546

Sizes: 16, 18, 20, 22”. Colour: Blue. Weight: 14.2kg/31.3lb. Web Ref: 12440

Our mid-price trail-ready Triads start here.

It should hardly come as a shock that a significant fork upgrade to RockShox level makes for a mightier Myka. Add a set of Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc brakes and the more precise 27-speed SRAM X.5 transmission matched with a Shimano Octalink-splined chainset (over the SunTour Myka HT Comp’s SunTour cranks) and you know you’re in elite company.

Sizes: 13, 15, 17, 19”. Colour: Silver. Weight: 12.95kg/28.5lb. Web Ref: 11139

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MOUNTAIN BIKES £699 - £950 REVOLUTION TRIAD 2.0 £749.99 8 Technoformed butted aluminium frame 8 RockShox Recon SL 100mm-travel fork

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The Triad frame is manufactured by Merida - frame builders of quality for some of the best known names in bicycling. The aluminium tubes are Technoformed - thin walled where possible, beefed up where required to disperse the stresses subjected by big hits on the trails. The egg-shaped head tube pictured here is an elegant example of this process. (Note also the 2x10mm spacers above the sealed headset to facilitate bar height adjustment. Such attention to detail underlines the extra care that we take with our flagship Triad MTB range.) Continuing the big hit-capable theme, the RockShox Recon SL fork takes everything in its stride. The transmission is upgraded to SRAM X.5 level and features TruVativ Fire-X cranks on an outboard bottom bracket with oversized sealed cartridge bearings for assured performance and longevity. The wheels are built with your best guarantee of reliability on any bike this side of 2 grand - real Shimano hubs - then sensibly shod with a pair of Continental Mountain King 26x2.2” tyres for assured grip.

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‘The most sorted all-rounder we’ve ever ridden at this price.’ WhatMountainBike.

MARIN NORTHSIDE TRAIL £699.99

SPECIALIZED ROCKHOPPER SL £699.99

GENESIS ALTITUDE OO £799.99

8 6061 aluminium frame with double butted Edge top tube & Hydro Edge down tube. 8 SunTour Raidon 120mm-travel fork 8 Kenda Kinetics 26x2.35” tyres on WTB rims 8 Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc brakes 8 SRAM 24-speed X.4 shifters / X.5 rear mech

8 Specialized M4 manipulated frame 8 RockShox Dart 3 SL 100mm-travel fork (80mm travel for 13 & 15” sizes) 8 Shimano Deore 27-speed transmission 8 SRAM 24-speed X.4 shifters / X.5 rear mech

8 Reynolds 520 double-butted Cr-Mo frame 8 Rockshox Tora SL 100mm fork with lockout 8 Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes 8 Shimano 495 hubs / 11-32 cassette 8 Shimano Deore 27-speed shifters & mechs 8 Shimano PD-M505 SPD pedals 8 Continental Mountain King 26x2.2” tyres

Your intro to Marin’s Trail Hardtail range.

Rockhoppers have been among our most popular hardtails over the past quarter century.

Trail Hardtail is a genre that Marin have made their own. With its burly tubing, its radical sloping top tube, its stubby stem and its clearance for 26x2.35” tyres, more often seen on DH bikes, the Northside Trail’s Forward Control frame geometry is specifically designed to take full advantage of the longer travel fork.

Why? Because the Rockhopper range continually evolves. The frame’s M4 tubing is so advanced, Specialized once reserved it for their 4-figure Stumpjumpers. For 2010, every Rockhopper boasts a new smooth-welded frame with slimmer asymmetric stays, thus elevating the range to SL (super light) level.

A fine Reynolds steel frame matched with outstanding German & Japanese equipment.

Sizes: S, M, L. Colour: White Smoke. Weight: 14.5kg/32lb. Web Ref: 11476

Sizes: 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23”. Colour: Red. Weight: 12.8kg/28.2lb. Web Ref: 11436

Sizes: 16, 17.5, 19, 20.5”. Colour: Gloss Cobalt Blue. Weight: 14.2kg/31.5lb Web Ref: 11550

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Genesis are part of Madison - the UK company who import Shimano and Continental - hence this fine steel frame equipped with an excellent Shimano spec and the finest German rubber.


SPECIALIZED ROCKHOPPER SL COMP £799.99

REVOLUTION TRIAD 1.0 £899.99

COMMENÇAL RAMONES 2 £949.99

8 Specialized M4 frame 8 RockShox Tora SLite 80/100mm fork 8 Shimano Deore shifters / SLX rear mech 8 Avid Juicy 3 SL hydraulic disc brakes

8 Technoformed butted aluminium frame 8 RockShox Reba fork with carbon spacers 8 Avid Elixir 5 hydraulic disc brakes 8 Mavic XC 317 rims on Shimano Deore hubs

Spending £100 more buys you a lot more bike.

Reba & Elixir combine to create a heady brew.

8 Ramones NUTS aluminium hardtail frame 8 RockShox Tora U-Turn 130mm-travel fork 8 Shimano Deore shifters / SLX rear mech 8 Avid Juicy 3 SL hydraulic disc brakes 8 Race Face Ride seatpost and stem

The Comp has the same SL super-light smoothwelded M4 frame as the regular Rockhopper SL. Spending £100 extra gets you a set of genuine Avid brakes (over Tektro); a smootheraction, lighter-weight Rock Shox Tora fork (over the RockShox Dart) and the excellent SLX Shadow rear mech (over Deore). Spending £100 more on the Comp version of the Rockhopper SL buys you so much more.

Thanks to its innovative TaperBore master cylinder, where the lightest touch of the lever is all that’s required to scrub your speed, Avid Elixir took MTB braking technology to a new level last year on bikes starting around £1,300. We are therefore particularly proud to bring Elixir braking power to a new price bracket in 2010 with this year’s Triad 1.0. And we have done so without compromising a stellar spec featuring SRAM X.7 / X.9 gearing and a RockShox Reba 100mm fork.

Sizes: 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23”. Colour: White. Weight: 12.8kg/28.25lb. Web Ref: 11438

Sizes: 16, 18, 20”. Colour: Silver Flash. Weight: 12.45kg/27.5lb. Web Ref: 12432

The perfect blend of fun and attitude: just like the NY band that inspired this Commençal. Stand out features of Commençal’s new long-travel trail bike include the TruVativ Blaze 24/36 double chainset with Rockguard and the terrain-tunable RockShox Tora U-Turn fork with adjustable travel from 85 to 130mm. Race Face bars and seatpin further convince us that Commençal truly are a rider-owned company who know what works.

Sizes: S, M, L. Colour: Matt Blue. Weight: 14.8kg/32lb Web Ref: 11549

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MOUNTAIN BIKES £949 - £1,100

REVOLUTION TRIAD ZERO £999.99 8 7005 aluminium frame 8 RockShox Revelation SL DA 150mm fork 8 Avid Elixir 5 hydraulic disc brakes 8 SRAM 27-speed X.7 shifters, X.9 rear / X.7 front mech 8 Mavic XC 317 rims / Shimano Deore rear hub

‘Long Travel black run basher.’ WhatMountainBike.

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Other spec highlights include the Mavic/Shimano wheels shod with Continental 26x2.2” tyres, the SRAM X.7/X.9 transmission and the Avid Elixir brakes. The FSA handlebars and the short beefy stem sharpens up the steering response. The Triad’s sub-30lb hardtail nimbleness means it’s still good for romping up hill. To sum up, this Triad is a tool that will help you zero in on the best line to take. It truly is the ultimate hardcore hardtail.

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The all-new Triad Zero is built to take full advantage of the Rockshox Revelation SL Dual Air. (We defy you to find another sub-£1,000 bike that comes with this £500 fork). The Revelation’s 150mm travel obliged us to create a brand new frame with squared tubing at the business end to reinforce the top tube/down tube intersection. The same logic impelled us to spec a front wheel that employs the Maxle Lite 20mm thru-axle. Threaded directly into the Revelation’s fork end, the Maxle Lite doesn’t just stiffen up the fork/wheel interface, it’s also amazingly satisfying to operate. Use the Maxle once and you will never want to revert to spindly QRs or fiddly nuts to secure/remove your MTB’s front wheel.


SPECIALIZED ROCKHOPPER SL EXPERT £949.99

GIANT TRANCE X4 £994.99

CANNONDALE TRAIL SL 1 £999.99

8 Specialized M4 frame 8 RockShox Recon SLite SL 80/100mm fork 8 Shimano Deore shifters / XT rear mech 8 Avid Elixir 4 hydraulic disc brakes

8 AluxX SL Fluid Formed aluminium 127mm Maestro Suspension frame w/Giant shock 8 RockShox Tora 302 120mm-travel fork 8 Shimano Alivio hydraulic disc brakes

8 Cannondale Trail 6061 aluminium frame 8 HeadShok Super Fatty Ultra DL80 fork 8 Avid Elixir 5 hydraulic disc brakes 8 Shimano SLX 27-speed shifters / XT mech

Avid Elixir takes the Rockhopper to Expert class.

Maestro dual suspension for under a grand.

This year’s first Cannondale with HeadShok.

Avid Elixir truly is a breakthrough in hydraulic disc brake technology in terms of feel and modulation. Having such braking power at your fingertips helps you get the most from Specialized’s beautifully balanced M4 frame. Then there’s the RockShox Recon fork. ‘It’s the smoothly consistent and controlled coil spring internals that really impress, taking long steps, random rocks and even decent sized drops in their stride.’ WhatMountainBike.

The Trance X4 is a rare opportunity to get your hands on an MTB featuring the 127mm-travel XC version of the World Cup-proven Giant Maestro suspension system for under a grand. ‘The lightweight chassis creates a tight, tenacious, great value XC/trail rig. While it has lost weight, the Trance retains all its poise and confidence. The Maestro suspension gives the best balance of small bump plushness for traction and positive feel.’ WhatMountainbike.

HeadShok is Cannondale’s proprietary fork. Here the suspension rolls on bearings inside the fork steerer. The rigid legs don’t move. This helps make HeadShok lighter weight and laterally stiffer. When suspension is not required, HeadShok’s 80mm travel can be locked out on-the-fly via the conveniently-located stem-mounted lever. Upgrading the Avid brakes to Elixir level makes the Trail SL1 an even more intoxicating brew.

Sizes: 15, 17, 19, 21” . Colour: Silver. Weight: 12.6kg/27.8lb. Web Ref: 11437

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Satin Silver/Blue. Weight: 13.9kg/30.6lb. Web Ref: 12441

MARIN B-17 £999.99

SPECIALIZED ROCKHOPPER SL PRO £1,099.99

SPECIALIZED FSR XC COMP £1,099.99

8 6061 aluminium frame with double butted Edge top tube & Hydro Edge down tube. 8 Rock Shox Tora XC Solo Air with Maxle 8 WTB rims / Shimano rear hub 8 SRAM 27-speed X.5 shifters / X.7 rear mech

8 Specialized M4 frame 8 RockShox Reba SL 80/100mm fork 8 Shimano Deore shifters / XT rear mech 8 Avid Elixir 4 hydraulic disc brakes

8 120mm-travel FSR XC M4 frame 8 RockShox Tora SLite SL 120mm-travel fork 8 Shimano Deore shifters / SLX rear mech 8 Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic disc brakes

Better wheels: fewer unplanned wheelies.

The lighter weight Rock Shox Reba fork perfectly complements the new SL frame.

World Cup-level FSR suspension made more affordable.

The 20mm-axle front hub features the Maxle attachment system. Maxle is so simple to use, and it lends such authority and solidity to the wheel attachment system, you’ll be loathe to rely on skinny QRs or stone age track nuts in future. Marin’s Forward Control trail geometry helps prevent unplanned wheel lifts when climbing: makes the most of the 130mm fork on downhills.

‘The RockShox Reba’s air spring is easy to set up and adjust, and gives the kind of invisible on-trail performance that defines the best forks. Wide bars and reliable Avid stoppers give added confidence when things get squirrelly. The Rockhopper SL Pro is a bike that wants to go faster and makes it surprisingly easy to get there for any rider.’ WhatMountainBike.

Specialized’s fabled 4-bar Horst Link FSR (Future Shock Rear) suspension - arguably the most tried-and-tested mountain bike system on the planet - makes its debut here. You can therefore consider the FSR XC Comp as a hard-working blue collar version of the Stumpjumper FSR. Just like the Rockhopper SL is a less exotic but totally trail-competent version of the Stumpjumper HT.

Sizes: S, M, L. Colour: Midnight Matt Black. Weight: 15kg/33lb. Web Ref: 11477

Sizes: 15, 17, 19, 21”. Colour: Black. Weight: 12kg/26.4lb. Web Ref: 11439

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, Jumbo. Colour: BBQ. Weight: 12kg/26.4lb. Web Ref: 11545

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Charcoal/Black. Weight: 14.4kg/31.8lb. Web Ref: 11489

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MOUNTAIN BIKES £1,249 - £1,500 REVOLUTION TRIAD DS £1,249.99 8 7005 aluminium 4-bar suspension frame 8 RockShox Monarch 3.1 Air Shock - 120mm 8 RockShox Reba SL DA 125mm-travel fork 8 Shimano Deore Rapidfire shifters & mechs 8 Avid Elixir 5 hydraulic disc brakes

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To ensure perfect performance, our brand-new 120mm- travel Triad DS employs what is probably the best-proven suspension system in the history of mountain biking Horst Link 4-bar - with cartridge sealed bearings at every pivot point. The Horst Link employs a pivot approximately 25mm forward of and 25mm below the swingarm’s lower axle. This system helps eliminate pedalling-induced bobbing by neutralising the chain’s leverage effect over the rear swing-arm. This translates as improved traction and smoother pedalling when you climb. Simultaneously, it separates braking and suspension forces, so the rear suspension remains active when the rear brake is applied. To take full advantage of the Horst Link we spec a RockShox Monarch 3.1 rear shock (‘just as good as the ubiquitous Fox R:’ bikeradar.com). Match the RockShox Monarch shock with a RockShox Reba fork and you can be confident that this bike’s front and rear suspension system works perfectly in tandem to help guarantee an authentic and massively enjoyable trail-riding experience.

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Sizes: 17.5 or 19”. Colour: Fusion Black. Weight: 14.3kg/31.5lb. Web Ref: 12435

CANNONDALE F3 £1,299.99

SPECIALIZED FSR XC EXPERT £1,299.99

8 Cannondale Flash 6061 aluminium frame 8 HeadShok Super Fatty Ultra DL80 fork 8 Avid Elixir 5 hydraulic disc brakes 8 SRAM 27-speed X.7 shifters / X.9 mech

8 120mm-travel FSR XC M4 frame 8 X-Fusion rear shock 8 RockShox Recon SLite SL 120mm fork 8 Shimano Deore shifters / XT rear mech 8 Avid Elixir 4 hydraulic disc brakes

Comfortably, the lightest hardtail here. This is your introduction to Cannondale’s new Flash alloy frame. It borrows features from Cannondale’s 16.5lb Flash carbon MTB bike to create a similar frame profile, featuring a deep-radius head tube junction, SAVE stays and BB30 compatability - all in the interests of improving the frame’s efficiency and strength whilst making it, comfortably, the lightest weight hardtail in this catalogue.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, Jumbo. Colour: Jet Black. Weight: 11.4kg/25lb. Web Ref: 11543

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Upgrade to Expert class. Upgrading from the FSR XC Comp’s (P.47) Tora fork to air-sprung Recon SLites ramps up the performance and reduces the weight by a whole pound. Upgrading the Avid brakes to Elixir level introduces a new level of fingertip control. Riding such a sussed out full susser can’t help but improve your trail riding expertise.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Silver. Weight: 14kg/30.8lb. Web Ref: 11490


SPECIALIZED PITCH COMP £1,399.99

GIANT ANTHEM X4 £1,399.99

SPECIALIZED FSR XC PRO £1,499.99

8 M4 frame / 150mm-travel X-fusion shock 8 XFusion rear shock 8 RockShox Pike 140mm fork with Maxle 8 SRAM 18-spd X.5 shifters / X.7 rear mech 8 TruVativ GXP 24/36 2-piece crankset 8 Avid Juicy 3 HL hydraulic disc brakes

8 AluxX SL Fluid Formed frame, 100mm-travel Maestro suspension, Fox Float R shock 8 Fox 32 F100RL suspension fork 8 Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes 8 Shimano Deore 27-spd shifters, SLX mech

8 120mm-travel FSR XC M4 frame 8 Fox Triad 2 shock with ProPedal 8 RockShox Reba SL 120mm fork 8 Shimano Deore shifters / XT rear mech 8 Avid Elixir 4 hydraulic disc brakes

The Anthem is Giant’s lightest weight Maestro dual suspension frame.

Fox shock takes the FSR XC Pro even closer to Stumpjumper level.

Take an AluxX SL Hydroformed aluminium frameset made for 4 inches of active Maestro travel. Equip it with Fox shox front and rear and a near-complete Shimano Deore groupset. The Giant Anthem X4 is an XC race bike that’s light enough to lope up nasty climbs, stable enough to rail rutted descents.

While the FSR Expert employs a competent XFusion rear shock, the FSR Pro boasts the Number One name in shocks: Fox. A shock-topmounted lever makes it easy to adjust the shock on-the-move from fully open for the downhills to bob-damping ProPedal for the climbs.

A best seller with the Edinburgh Bicycle staff. More bombhole-proof than an XC bike, more ‘climbable’ than a dedicated DH bike, the Pitch falls into the longer-travel category of dual sus bikes, previously dominated by the Specialized Enduro. The Pitch delivers similar all-mountain potential for hundreds of pounds less. No wonder it has become a favourite with our staff.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Charcoal/Black. Weight: 15kg/33lb. Web Ref: 11494

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: White/Blue. Weight: 13.4kg/29.5lb Web Ref: 12458

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: White. Weight: 13kg/29lb. Web Ref: 11491

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MOUNTAIN BIKES £1,749 - £2,200 WHAT TO LOOK FOR This double-page spread is given over to dual-suspension MTBs. When they see these bikes on display in our shops, some of our less bicycle-fixated fellow citizens comment, ‘Two grand for a push bike! How can that be?’ The simple answer to that oft-asked question is that every bicycle on these pages boasts truly sophisticated technology. When you realise that the price of the forks, shocks and brakes on these bikes come to around £1,000, these prices suddenly appear reasonable. Then consider how much pro race-tested R&D goes into the creation of a Giant Maestro or a Specialized FSR or a Commençal Contact or a Marin Quad-Link or a Cannondale Rize. Each of these frames is a platform dedicated to making the most of their Fox or RockShox suspension and their Avid Elixir brakes. Then you notice that these 4 to 6 inch-travel bikes weigh around the same as our mid-priced hardtails on P.44-45. You begin to realise that our 2-grand bikes are something of a bargain: your entry ticket to years of thrill-packed fun and recreation for the price you might pay for a fortnight’s holiday.

SPECIALIZED STUMPJUMPER FSR COMP £1,799.99 8 140mm-travel Stumpjumper FSR M5 frame 8 Fox Triad shock with ProPedal 8 Fox Float RL 130mm-travel fork 8 Avid Elixir R SL hydraulic disc brakes The most famous name in dual suspension. With bikes like their own FSR XC Pro getting closer all the time, how does the legendary Stumpjumper FSR stay ahead of the pack? Redesign the M5 frame, reposition the shock, increase travel to 140mm, upgrade the fork to Fox and still keep the weight respectable.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black / Charcoal. Weight: 12.7kg/28.05lb. Web Ref: 11499

GIANT ANTHEM X3 £1,749.99 8 100mm-travel Maestro AluxX SL frame. Fox Float RP2 shock. Fox 32 F100RL fork 8 Avid Elixir 5 hydraulic brakes. Shimano SLX 27-spd shifters, XT rear mech Dual suspension performance and control at a hardtail kind-of weight

‘We’re starting to run out of superlatives to describe the superb ride quality and insatiable, predatory nature of the Anthem X family. There’s something about the super-aggressive geometry, low, long stance and tight muscular feel of the bike that we can only call the ‘Anthem effect’. Despite the steep head angle and low bottom bracket, the Anthem demands you keep it completely pinned however tough the trail gets. The superb feedback/traction balance of the Maestro suspension meant it regularly outclimbed lighter and far more expensive bikes too. 9/10.’ bikeradar.com. Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Red/Black. Weight: 12.7kg/27.9lb. Web Ref: 11565

COMMENÇAL META 55 PRO £1,899.99

MARIN ATTACK TRAIL 6.7 £1,999.99

8 Meta 140mm-travel NUTS alloy frame 8 Fox Float R rear shock with ProPedal 8 RockShox Revelation SL 140mm fork 8 SRAM X.7 shifters X.9 rear mech

8 150mm-travel Quad-Link alloy frame 8 RockShox Monarch 4.2 shock w/lockout 8 RockShox Revelation Team 150mm fork 8 Avid Elixir 5 hydraulic disc brakes

‘An incredible mix of solid power delivery with super supple small-bump response and big-hit control.’ WhatMountain Bike.

This new 150mm-travel frame builds on the success of last year’s award-winning Quad 140 Attack Trail/Wolf Ridge series.

The 5.5” travel Meta is the perfect platform for Commençal’s Contact suspension system. As the name implies, Contact is about delivering maximum grip whilst filtering out pedalling-induced motion i.e. the suspension works for you when you need it: doesn’t work against you when you don’t.

The relaxed-geometry (66˚ head angle) reinforced hydroformed frame matched with the 4-bar short-link suspension makes for a controlled and riveting ride that you can launch and corner with confidence over terrain that you previously considered unrideable.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL Colour: Red. Weight: 14.6kg/32.1lb. Web Ref: 11548

Sizes: S, M, L. Colour: White Smoke. Weight: 15.5kg/34.1lb. Web Ref: 11478

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WHY I RIDE Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel. Susan B. Anthony: 19th Century American writer, activist, hero.

SPECIALIZED ENDURO COMP £1,999.99

CANNONDALE RZ ONE20 2 £2,199.99

SPECIALIZED STUMPJUMPER FSR ELITE £2,199.99

8 160mm-travel manipulated M5 frame with sealed cartridge pivots and ISCG mount 8 Fox RP2 shock with ProPedal 8 RockShox Lyrik Solo Air R 160mm-travel fork with 20mm thru-axle with Maxle SL 8 Avid Elixir R SL hydraulic disc brakes 8 27-speed SRAM X.7 shifters with X.9 rear mech and Shimano SLX front mech

8 Hydroformed mainframe / 120mm travel 8 Fox RP2 shock with ProPedal 8 Fox 32 Float RL open bath fork 8 Avid Elixir 5 hydraulic disc brakes

8 140mm-travel Stumpjumper FSR M5 frame 8 Fox Triad shock with ProPedal 8 Fox TALAS RL 100/120/140mm-travel fork 8 Shimano 27-speed SLX shifters / XT mech 8 Avid Elixir R SL hydraulic disc brakes

The Specialized Enduro is the bicycle that defined the ‘all-mountain’ genre. Light enough for riding up hills all afternoon: tough enough to laugh off big drops. Check the new, extra-reinforced X-Wing frame.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Weight: 14.2kg/31.2lb. Web Ref: 11482

The legendary Rize, upgraded and renamed. One20 refers to the front and rear travel. Take it a ride and you discover that the Cannondale RZ One20 has the forgiving feel of a 140mmtravel rig. The front end is reinforced with a 1.5” (steerer) Fox fork, custom-made for Cannondale. The BackBone comprises a 1-piece seat tube, BB30 bottom bracket and lower shock pivot. This 3D-forged construction reduces weight and ensures perfect alignment.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Jet Black. Weight: 12.9kg/28.4lb. Web Ref: 11544

Truly, an elite ride. I/Ged, tried out the new Stumpjumper FSR Elite at a recent demo day (somebody has to). I admit to being amazed. It was as obedient and controllable as my beloved Marin Quad 140 bike on the downhills but, being lighter weight, easier on the uphills.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Brushed Silver. Weight: 12.2kg/27.9lb. Web Ref: 11500

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MOUNTAIN BIKES FRAMES CHARGE DUSTER FRAME £342.50 8 Tange Prestige double butted CrMo steel XC MTB frame optimised for 100mm-travel fork 8 Investment-cast dropouts with disc mounts. Forward-facing seat tube slot Yes, you can still get an MTB frame built with Tange Prestige, the finest Japanese steel tubing. Back in the day, the best bike companies such as Specialized reserved Tange Prestige frames for their top-of-the-line bicycles such as the Stumpjumper. Now we look to boutique companies such as Charge, based in Somerset, to carry the flame - or should I say welding torch? Charge make the most of narrow-diameter Tange Prestige tubing to create a lovely, lively frame with tons of tyre clearance. The result: a perfect platform for building a bike for dusting the trails - just like those venerable Stumpjumper frames did 20 years ago.

Sizes: S, M, L. Colour: White. Weight: 2.3kg/5lb. Web Ref: 9103

VAN NICHOLAS ZION £849.99 8 100% cold-worked 3AL/2.5V titanium XC MTB frame Strength matched with an inherent natural flex makes titanium a dream frame material. Add titanium’s corrosion resistance, so the frame doesn’t have to be painted, and fine detailling such as the CNC-machined Ti bottom bracket, 7mm-thick ti dropouts and the Ti chainstay & seatstay bridges: this is a frame you’ll be proud to own for a very long time. Lifetime guaranteed.

‘Neither too twitchy or too sluggish, the Zion’s geometry unflinchingly rides the narrow line between the contradictory demands of slow speed stability and high speed agility. High frequency trail buzz seems less apparent than with an alu chassis, and there’s no trace of unwanted flex under hard pedalling. 9/10.’ Mountain Biking UK. Sizes: 14, 16.5, 18, 19.5”. Weight: 1.5kg/3.4lb (18”). Colour: Brushed Titanium. Web Ref: 11558

SPECIALIZED DEMO 8 FRAME £1,999.99 8 200mm-travel Demo 8 M5 frame with 1.5” forged head tube, Magnesium link, ISCG mount and cartridge bearing rear shock mount 8 Fox-built Specialized DHX RC4 coil shock 8 Integrated 1.5 “ headset for 1.125” steerer 8 Thomson straight seatpost The ride of choice of 2009 UCI World Downhill Champion Sam Hill. This is Specialized’s most evolved 8” travel rig, built for steep trails, big air and the most demanding DH terrain, such as the Nevis Range near Fort William.

Sizes: S, M, L. Colour: Red/Black. Web Ref: 11518

YOUR CUSTOM-BUILT BIKE The Charge, the Van Nicholas and the Specialized Demo featured on this page are just three examples of the frames Edinburgh Bicycle can supply. If you know which frame you want, and it’s available from one of our many suppliers, we will get it for you. Once your frame arrives we will be delighted to assemble the bike to your exact specification. After all, you wouldn’t want to compromise your dream frame with Shimano components if your a SRAM-head (or vice versa). We will then employ all the skill and specialised tools required to create your custom-built bike in one of our workshops.

20% OFF ALL PARTS The total cost of your custom-built bike will be the price of the frame + the price of the fork + our labour charge + the price of the components fitted. When we tot up the final bill we will knock 20% off the price of every part fitted to the frame and fork. This discount almost always more than covers our usual custom-build labour charge of £85.

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‘I ride to tour; the earth’s the limit.’ EBC customer: John Sturdy

TOURING BIKES

REVOLUTION COUNTRY TRAVELLER £499.99 8 7005 aluminium compact touring frame 8 Rigid steel fork with Low Rider eyelets 8 Continental Tour Ride 700x32 tyres on double-wall rims with Shimano hubs 8 Shimano 2303 Dual Control 24-speed shifters & front mech / Acera rear mech 8 Tektro cantilever brakes with Shimano drop levers + Tektro bar-top levers

REVOLUTION COUNTRY EXPLORER £649.99 8 Reynolds 525 butted CrMo steel frame 8 Tektro Lyra mechanical disc brakes 8 Shimano Sora/Deore 27-spd gearing Über tourer with Reynolds butted steel frame and disc brakes.

‘My first purchase from you was my 2006/7 Country Explorer bike. Its brilliant. I’ve commuted on it in soggy Manchester, (where I bought it from) and had superb day trips out on it around the Dales and Lancashire hills. Its comfortable beyond measure with the big tyres, but now with slightly narrower tyres its almost as nippy in the traffic as my Bianchi and as tough as my Marin MTB.’ Unsolicited email from customer Chris Nagle: 15/12/09.

‘I did the Lands End to John O’Groats ride on a Country Traveller in September 2009 with 4 friends, covering 1,050 miles in 10 days. The Revolution was a Revelation. It was a pleasure to ride, coping well with everything that was thrown at it. It was excellent with the terrain. I could not recommend it highly enough.’ Chris Long: Edinburgh Bicycle customer.

Sizes: 46, 49, 52cm. Colour: Nordic Blue. Weight: 15kg/33lb. Web Ref: 12437

Sizes: 46, 49, 52cm. Colour: Midnight Black. Weight: 14kg/30.8lbs. Web Ref: 12438

RIDGEBACK VOYAGE £699.99

RIDGEBACK PANORAMA £1,199.99

REVOLUTION CARGO LOAD TRAILER £149.99

8 Reynolds 520 butted CrMo steel frame 8 Shimano Acera hubs, Continental tyres 8 Shimano 2200 24-spd Dual Controls, Deore gear, Alivio chainset 8 Blackburn rack & pump, SKS guards

8 Reynolds 725 butted CrMo steel frame and triple butted CrMo fork 8 Shimano Tiagra / Deore XT gearing

8 Steel mesh-floored trailer 8 Foldable 8 Supplied with waterproof bag

Reynolds 725 steel tubing is 30% stronger.

Hitch this trailer to your bike. You can now carry so much more and compromise the bike’s handling so much less.

Reynolds butted steel-frame tourer. The Voyage is a high-spec tourer made for long days out. Its comfortable ride quality is tribute to the thin-walled CrMo frame, courtesy of Reynolds: the English company who pioneered the butting process 75 years ago.

Sizes: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60cm. Colour: Mercury. Weight: 14.1kg/31.1lb. Web Ref: 12444

This means that it can be thinner walled, so the frame feels even more ‘alive’ than the Ridgeback Voyage’s. Upgrade it with Shimano Tiagra/ Shimano XT gearing, Shimano cantilever brakes and Blackburn bottle cages & Low Rider front rack: the Panorama spec is as perfect as the frame.

Sizes: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60cm. Colour: British Racing Blue. Weight: 14.2kg / 31.4lb. Web Ref: 12443

‘Being a single wheel design and enjoying a low centre of gravity, it tracks well even heavily laden, entertaining moderate off-road excursions without much fuss. A flag and fluorescent bag are a real boon (the unit folds small enough to fit into the bag for easy storage).’ Cycle (CTC)mag. Weight: 8kg/17.5lb. Payload: 35kg / 77lb. Web Ref: 10790

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BMX | JUMP BIKES

WHY I RIDE I ride BMX because there’s nothing I don’t enjoy about it. The trips, the spots, the friends, the parks, even the injuries, it’s all a part of riding and I wouldn’t give it up for anything. Alex Amato (pictured here): Deputy Sales Manager, Edinburgh Store.

MONGOOSE LOGO £169.99

MONGOOSE PROGRAM £199.99

GT ZONE £239.99

8 Full Hi-tensile steel frame and fork 8 1-piece CrMo 175mm cranks, 28t steel chainring,13t Odyssey freewheel 8 Mongoose resin pedals & shorty seat 8 48h rear / 36h front 20” alloy wheel rims 8 Tektro U-brakes with Rush RX257 levers

8 Full Hi-tensile steel frame and fork 8 3-piece tubular CrMo 175mm cranks, 36t steel chainring, splined mid-sealed BB 8 13t Odyssey freewheel, alloy pedals 8 48h rear / 36h front 20” alloy wheel rims 8 Tektro U-brakes, Rush hinged levers 8 Mongoose 2-piece bars, sort-a-light stem

8 CrMo seat tube, machined head tube & BB 8 3-piece 170mm crank, 33t steel chainring, 13t freewheel, 1 pair o’ pegs 8 36-spoke rear wheel, 32-spoke front wheel, 8 GT street bars, freestyle stem, SST Oryg

Playful genius. The down tube decal doesn’t say Mongoose. It says logo. The handlebar stem is named, sort-a-light. Clearly, as much playful genius goes into the naming as goes into the creation of a Mongoose. And playful genius is a perfect description of the Mongoose philosophy.

One Size. Colour: Gunmetal. Web Ref: 11465

Catch one while you can.

Alex, pictured above, rides a BMX to get to work. He rides one to play. Being in the market for a BMX, I asked Alex which of this year’s bikes offered most BMX bang for your buck. His suggestion? ‘Stick with the Program, Ged.’

We received our first deliveries of this GT Zone in late September ‘09. They were sold out by November. We tried to order more for Christmas but GT couldn’t deliver till March 2010 - they had been so overwhelmed with the demand. Check the spec and you’ll understand why. They’re now back in stock. Catch one while you can.

One Size. Colour: Rust. Weight: 13.4kg/29.6lb. Web Ref: 11466

One Size. Colour: Black. Weight: 13.8kg/30.5lb. Web Ref: 11522

Most BMX bang for your buck.

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REVOLUTION THUMP £149.99 8 Hi-tensile steel frame & fork 8 20x2.25” tyres on alloy 36-spoke wheels 8 Tektro alloy V-brakes 8 Prowheel 44t steel chainset 8 DNP 18t freewheel Our first ever Revolution BMX. With our first ever Revolution BMX, we’re not dreaming of taking on the experts, such as Mongoose, who have been perfecting their BMX-building art for the past 35 years. Instead, we have used our know-how to produce a solid rig, built with sound parts, strong enough to take a thumping without being over-hefty; a bike built to finesse your handling skills; a bike that delivers maximum fun at a minimum price and a bike that is true to our Revolution (thumping great) values.

One Size. Colour: Panther Black. Weight: 14.2kg/31.3lb. Web Ref: 12402

WETHEPEOPLE ARCADE £279.99

REVOLUTION SWITCH £399.99

GIANT BRASS 2 £449.99

8 CrMo down tube and fork steerer 8 Salt Rookie 3-piece 175mm crank, 25t Salt chainring, 9t rear cassette cog. 8 Eclat Surge PC pedals 8 Salt Beatnik saddle on Salt alloy seatpost 8 36-spoke rear wheel, 32-spoke front wheel, Kenda Kontact 20x2.0” tyres 8 Salt 36h rims / Salt cassette rear hub 8 Salt U-brakes and rotor 8 Hi ten bars on Salt alloy front load stem

8 7005 aluminium frame 8 SunTour Duro DJ-E 100mm-travel fork 8 26x2.1” tyres on double-wall alloy rims 8 42t chainring with roller chain device 8 Shimano EZ Fire 8-speed shifter/Acera mech 8 Unique mechanical front disc brake

8 Giant AluxX Fluid Formed frame 8 RST Launch T8 100mm-travel fork 8 Tektro iO mechanical disc brakes 8 Kenda K-Rad 26x2.3” tyres 8 8-speed SRAM X.4 shifter & gear 8 SunTour 32t crank with chain device

Considering jump action? It’s time to Switch. The frame’s burly front end and the coil-sprung dirt jump fork’s CrMo stanchions are reinforced to take landings. The roller device helps prevent you dropping the chain. The short stem and wide bars optimise control as does the front disc brake.

With its frame reinforced at the front end, its steel-stanchioned jump fork, its single-ring crank with bashguard, its fat tyres on 36h double-wall rims, its wide bars and its short stem (power-steering!) Giant’s urban / jump / dirt bike looks destined to fulfil the proverb, where there’s muck there’s Brass.

One Size. Colour: Lightning Silver. Weight: 15.6kg/34.5lb. Web Ref: 12424

Sizes: S or M Colour: Black/Satin Silver. Weight: 16.3kg/35.9lb. Web Ref: 11556

Wethepeople stand by your right to fly on a lighter weight BMX.

One Size. Colour: Matt White. Weight: 11.5kg/25.3lb. Web Ref: 11524

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LONG DAYS, LONG ROAD RIDES

There’s an online mag we highly recommend called citycycling.co.uk. They have a brilliant strapline: no matter what you ride as long as you do. That slogan comes to mind whenever we hear of one group of cyclists slagging another roadies v mountain bikers and so on. At Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op we prefer the no matter what you ride approach. Our local heroes are cyclists such as Graeme Obree and Chris Hoy who have embraced every type of riding - road, track, BMX, MTB - over their colourful careers. We believe that while every cycling discipline has its own appeal, they are united by a common factor. We can all relate to the experience of turning the pedals and enjoying being propelled under ones own steam.

If you were introduced to cycling any time over the past quarter century it was probably on a mountain bike. Chances are you’ll be aware of the road racing bike and the kind of person who rides one. Skinny bloke in skinny Lycra, sat on skinny saddle, speeding along on skinny tyres. But never knock something till you’ve tried it. Our own experience, and that of thousands of our customers over the years, is that your first ride on a decent sub-25lb bike with sub-25mmwide tyres will knock your socks off. Acceleration takes so much less effort, you’re up the hill before it starts to hurt. As you get more into riding your road bike, you start considering longer trips. You might be intrigued by the growing sportive movement.

A Sportive is an organised ride but it’s not a race. Nor is it a fun ride where you just meander along. It’s something in between. Sportives have built a reputation for being friendly rides where the reasonably-fit newcomer can enjoy a challenge with like-minded riders. They tend to be well organised with features such as individual timings and food stations. You can set your own goals. Typically, a sportive with a headline distance of 100 kilometres will incorporate shorter distance rides for cyclists who consider it a sufficient challenge to complete 20 or 40 kilometres. Thanks to their all-inclusive nature, sportives are among Britain’s fastest-growing sports. Give road biking a try: either on your own, with your mates or in an organised sportive-like group. You never know. You might even discover that Lycra shorts have established themselves over 30 years because they work so well. But don’t worry: they’re not mandatory.

WE RECOMMEND CYCLE COMPUTERS A cycle computer makes it easy to check your speed and mileage whenever you ride. When you glance at your computer and it reveals you’re at 19mph on the flat, it motivates you to take it up to 20. And it’s via such small incremental leaps that you will achieve improvements in form. See pages 102-103.

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REVOLUTION TUNE UP 700x20-28 INNER TUBES £9.99 (pack of 3) It is a well observed fact that carrying a pack of 3 will help prepare you for any eventuality as you wend your merry way from place to place.

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Make sure your bike is mechanically sound. Shortcomings such as balding tyres, worn pads and fraying cables, which you might get away with over a short daily commute, have a tendency to reveal themselves on longer rides when you are far from home. If you don’t do your own maintenance, book the bike well in advance for a service at one of our instore workshops.

Whilst the organiser will probably lay on a ‘broom wagon’ to assist riders who can’t go on, you are expected to be self-sufficient at a sportive. You should carry a spare tube, pump and basic toolkit and know how to use them. (If you don’t, our maintenance classes (Page 115) were made for you.)

Another good tip is to carry a gas inflator. Although we can’t really endorse disposable fast gas canisters for everyday inflation duties, they can be a godsend when the clock is ticking down and every second counts.

While there may be feeding stations where you can pick up a bottle of water and a banana en route, you might need more to sustain you over the distance. Energy bars, gels and hydration packs that can all be easily accessed on the move come into their own when you go the sportive distance.

Please make your service booking in advance to guarantee a slot. Phone 0845 257 0808.

TRUFLO MICRO CO2 PUMP £9.99 The valve control system delivers measured gas flow. The neoprene sleeve prevents hand freeze. This CO2 injector comes into its own in emergency situations when even a minute is just too long to spend pumping tyres the conventional way.

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SCIENCE IN SPORT GO ENERGY GEL £0.99 SCIENCE IN SPORT GO ENERGY BAR £1.20 The benefits of energy bars need no explanation - especially if you have ever bonked (P.36). The benefits of gels are less obvious - till the day you need an immediate glucose lift and you’re riding so hard, you don’t have the strength to chew.

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ROAD BIKES £399 - £600 WHAT TO LOOK FOR £399 - £600 gets you a light alloy frame and

fork. Carbon forks appear at around £500. Dual pivot brakes and 23-25mm tyres are a given. So are 8-spd Shimano Dual Control gear shifters (AKA 16 or 24-speed depending whether you want a double or a triple chainset). For even slicker shifts, go for 9-speed Shimano Sora.

£650 - £1,000 buys a drivetrain upgraded from Shimano 2300/Sora 8-speed to Shimano Tiagra 9-spd, or the heady heights of 10-speed Shimano 105. Cranks, wheels & tyres are similarly upgraded to enhance performance. £1,000 - £1,800

buys you a super-alloy or full carbon frame. Shimano 105 or Campag Mirage equipped, the bike weight falls to around 20lb. Note that we weigh the bike as you would receive it, with pedals, reflectors and bell attached. Not every bicycle company is this scrupulous. Some achieve a miraculous 2lb weight loss by removing these ‘extras’ (rather like a weight-watcher slipping into silk clothing) before hitting the scales.

REVOLUTION CONTINENTAL £399.99 8 7005 aluminium frame and fork 8 CST 700x25 tyres on Revolution double-wall aluminium rims on Formula QR hubs 8 Shimano 2300 Dual Control 16-speed shifters and mechs. TruVativ 36/50 chainset 8 Revolution Competition 44cm drop bars with shock-damping Velo cork tape. Authentic road bike speed and thrills on a budget The Revolution Continental offers you a rare opportunity to enjoy owning an authentic sub-25lb road bike at the best possible price. Both frame and fork are lightweight aluminium. Dual Control Shimano levers enable you to change gear with a nudge of the brake levers. Tektro dual pivot sidepull brakes scrub speed with authority.

Sizes: 48, 52, 56cm. Colour: Litening Silver. Weight: 11.1kg/24.5lb. Web Ref: 12403

GIANT AVAIL 4 £474.99

GIANT DEFY 4 £474.99

REVOLUTION CONTINENTAL SPORT £499.99

8 AluxX Aluminium SL Fluid Formed women’s-specific frame, CrMo steel fork 8 Shimano 24-speed 2300 gearing 8 Tektro Dual Control brakes

8 AluxX SL Aluminium Fluid Formed frame 8 Shimano 2300 Dual Control 24-spd gears

8 7005 alloy frame and carbon fibre fork 8 Shimano Sora 18-speed gearing.

Fluid Forming will improve your form.

The carbon-forked Continental

The photo above illustrates the benefits of Giant’s Fluid Formed frame construction. The seat stays meet the seat tube lower down to create a tighter rear triangle. The frame’s top and down tubes are oversized at the front to reinforce the frame’s stiffness at the business end, again for immediate acceleration response. Then the top tube tapers towards the rear to make the frame more compliant.

The carbon fork is the smartest route to reducing a bike’s weight, improving its aerodynamics, sharpening its steering response and making the bike more comfortable by damping ‘buzz’ from unkempt roads being transmitted through the bars. Upgrade the gearing to Shimano Sora 2x9-speed level and you can see why we are confident that the Continental Sport is the best-spec’d road bike, £500 can buy.

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black/ White/Silver. Weight: 11.1kg/24.7lb. Web Ref: 11291

Sizes: 48, 52, 56cm. Colour: Arctic White. Weight: 11.1kg/24.5lb. Web Ref: 12405

Women’s performance bikes start here. This is Giant’s trademark Fluid Formed aluminium frame optimised for women. It offers a perfect balance of comfort and performance. The shorter top tube makes for an exceptionally good fit that won’t have you overstretching to reach the brake levers as can often be the case when you’re obliged to ride a bloke’s bike.

Sizes: XS, S, M. Colour: Sangria/Black. Weight: 11.1kg/24.7lb. Web Ref: 11554

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SPECIALIZED ALLEZ 16 £499.99

SPECIALIZED SECTEUR £549.99

SPECIALIZED ALLEZ SPORT 18 £599.99

8 Specialized A1 Premium aluminium frame 8 Allez fork with carbon fibre legs 8 Shimano 2300 16-speed drivetrain

8 Secteur A1 aluminium frame & carbon fork

8 Specialized A1 alloy frame & carbon fork 8 Shimano Sora drivetrain and brakes

Great value intro to the pure gorgeousness that is a real Specialized road bike. One glance at this bike’s Tour de Francetested Specialized Tarmac-derived bowed top tube informs you that Specialized are second to no-one when it comes to manipulating frame tubes to the nth degree. Add a carbon fork and you know that this Allez means go. Real fast.

Sizes: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61cm. Colour: Silver. Weight: 10.2kg/22.4lb. Web Ref: 11183

Sportive ready.

Sub 10kg flying machine.

The Secteur is an opportunity to experience Specialized Endurance Road geometry, previously reserved for their all-carbon £1,700 Roubaix (P.63). Compared with Specialized’s Competitive Road geometry Allez and Tarmac frames, the Secteur delivers a more forgiving ride over Sportive-like distances, as does the triple-chainset 24-speed version of the Shimano 2200 drivetrain.

With its oversized down tube for fantastic power transfer, its bowed top tube and its pencil-thin hourglass seatstays for improved vertical compliance, the Allez Sport 18 has the same frame as the Specialized Allez 16. The transmission is then upgraded to Sora 18-speed for punchier gear shifts, while the brakes are upgraded from no-name dual pivots to Shimano Sora level.

Sizes: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61cm. Colour: Charcoal/Black. Weight:10.5kg/23.1lb. Web Ref: 11186

Sizes: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61cm. Colour: White. Weight: 9.6kg/21.2lb. Web Ref: 11146

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ROAD BIKES £649 - £1,000 REVOLUTION CONTINENTAL PRO £899.99 8 7005 aluminium frame & carbon fork 8 Shimano 105 2x10-speed shifters & mechs 8 FSA Omega 34/50 compact chainset 8 Continental Ultra Race 700x25 tyres 8 Mavic CXP22 rims on Shimano 105 hubs 8 Tektro dual-pivot brakes Design Brief: create a really classy Shimano 105-equipped road bike that would still be accessibly priced if you were on a typical Bike to Work Scheme £1,000 price ceiling.

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CANNONDALE CAAD 8 SORA TRIPLE £649.99

SPECIALIZED DOLCE SPORT 27 £679.99

SPECIALIZED ALLEZ ELITE £799.99

8 CAAD 8 alloy frame / Ultra Carbon fork 8 Shimano Sora 24-speed gearing

8 Dolce A1 Premium aluminium frame 8 Dolce fork with carbon fibre legs 8 Shimano Sora/Tiagra 27-speed gearing 8 Specialized 700x23 Flak Jacket tyres 8 Specialized BG Lithia women’s saddle 8 Specialized Women’s Comp Ergo bars

8 Specialized A1 Premium aluminium frame 8 Allez fork with carbon fibre legs 8 Shimano Tiagra 18-spd drivetrain and brakes 8 Specialized 700x23 Flak Jacket tyres 8 Specialized BG Rival saddle

Cannondale Advanced Aluminium Design. CAAD 8 means that this is the 8th generation of the Cannondale Advanced Aluminium Design road frame. And how it has evolved over the past 25 years! The Hourglass seatstays help damp bad vibes. The chainstays are asymmetrical to reinforce the drivetrain side and optimise power transfer. The head tube is thicker at the top and bottom for assured strength and steering precision. These are just a few of the ingredients that make the CAAD 8 something to aspire to.

Sizes: 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm. Colour: Red. Weight: 10.1kg/22.2lb. Web Ref: 11525

A better women’s bike.

Tiagra drivetrain and brake upgrades makes this Allez even more Elite.

The Dolce Sport demonstrates that designing a compact short-reach frame is just the first step to creating a better women’s bike. Specialized take it further. A secondary pair of levers let you operate the brakes from the bar tops. The short-drop handlebars are especially femalefriendly as is the Lithia Body Geometry saddle.

Specialized have streamlined the transmission here with a Shimano Tiagra compact 34/50 chainset, which offers a close-to-triple chainset gear range in a simpler, lighter weight double-chainset format. Similarly, the brakes have been upgraded from the Allez Sport’s Shimano Sora to Tiagra Super SLR level.

Sizes: 44, 48, 51, 54, 57cm. Colour: Black/Charcoal. Weight: 10kg/22lb. Web Ref: 11204

Sizes: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61cm. Colour: Flo Red. Weight: 10kg/22lb. Web Ref: 11144

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GIANT DEFY 2 £824.99

CANNONDALE CAAD 9 TIAGRA COMPACT £999.99

SPECIALIZED SECTEUR ELITE £999.99

8 AluxX SL frame, Carbon composite fork 8 Shimano Tiagra Compact Drivetrain 8 Shimano Sora brakes

8 CAAD9 alloy frame / Ultra Carbon fork 8 Shimano Tiagra 18-spd gearing & brakes 8 Shimano R500 wheelset 8 Schwalbe Lugano 700x23 tyres

8 Secteur A1 alloy frame, carbon fork 8 Shimano 105 3x10-speed drivetrain

‘Comfort & Handling 10/10.’ 220Triathlon. ‘Giant’s skill in metallurgy is demonstrated in the smooth, silky ride of the Defy. Rough sections and even unsurfaced short cuts don’t sting anything like as much as they would on most alloy bikes. The carbon fork also soaks up road shock really well, without twitching, fluttering or under-braking when you push it hard through corners. Giant has delivered a ride that kicks like a mule when you need it to, but is a comfortable cruiser when you don’t.’ Sizes: S, M, ML, L, XL. Colour: Blue/ White/Black. Weight: 10kg/22lb. Web Ref: 11555

Shimano 105 takes Secteur to elite level.

‘The CAAD9 is one of the best frames ever produced. It’s lively feel makes your legs feel like they’re always on a good day as it surges forward from your input. You don’t feel beaten up by the CAAD9, yet it feels rock solid, as you accelerate or climb. If you want speed and efficiency then the CAAD9 is a top choice. It’s a true all rounder. 9/10.’ Cycling Weekly.

Specialized’s Endurance Road bike concept is all about enjoying long days out on the road on a fast-but-forgiving lightweight bike. It therefore makes sense to equip it with a transmission that’s renowned for its performance and reliability - Shimano 105. Zertz implants make the carbon forks even more compliant as do the 120tpi Kevlar-beaded Pro versions of the Specialized 700x25 All Condition tyres.

Sizes: 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 63cm. Colour: BBQ. Weight: 9.5kg/21lb. Web Ref: 11526

Sizes: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61cm. Colour: Charcoal/Silver. Weight: 10kg/22lb. Web Ref: 11188

‘One of the best frames ever.’ The comic.

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WHY I RIDE Time away from the housework and the pressures of being a mum/wife and the wonderful feeling you get being outside. Also the glow I feel inside and out from the pure effort! Linda Sim - Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op customer.

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VAN NICHOLAS EUROS £799.99 8 100% cold-worked aerospace-grade 3AL/2.5V titanium road frame If you’ve been saving your hard-earned Pounds or Euros so you can treat yourself to something extra special, try Ti. Van Nicholas are the experts in titanium. They use no other frame material because they believe so profoundly in Ti’s unique set of attributes: high strength, light weight, excellent corrosion resistance (no paint required) and inherent flex. Every Van Nicholas is hand-built in the Netherlands - a country that takes a passion for bicycles to the highest level. The Euro is their sporty sportive and sprint contender. Its semi-compact frame geometry has been optimised to deliver performance and stability matched with day-long riding comfort. Sizes: 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60cm. Colour: Bright Hand Brushed Titanium. Weight: 1.4kg/3.1lb (52cm). Web Ref: 11557

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ROAD BIKES £999 - £1,800

WILIER LAVAREDO MIRAGE £999.99

SPECIALIZED ALLEZ COMP £1,199.99

WILIER MORTIROLO MIRAGE £1,499.99

8 Triple butted Amadeus aluminium frame 8 Carbon-bladed forks 8 Miche Reflex wheels 8 Campagnolo Mirage 2x10-spd shifters/gears 8 Campagnolo Xenon 34/50 chainset 8 Campagnolo Veloce brakes

8 Allez E5 alloy frame with FACT seatstays 8 Allez fork with carbon fibre legs 8 Shimano 105 34/50 drivetrain & brakes 8 Mavic rims on Shimano Tiagra hubs

8 Full carbon monocoque frame & fork 8 Campagnolo Mirage 2x10-speed groupset

A pure example of Italian road bike heritage.

E5 tubing is a unique-to-Specialized alloy of aluminium, silicon, copper, manganese, magnesium and zinc. E5 is lighter, stiffer and pro peloton-proven. E5’s stiffness is tempered by the FACT (Functionally Advanced Carbon Technology) seatstays and fork legs which help damp road ‘buzz’ which might otherwise be transmitted via the saddle and bars.

‘It was stiff and responsive enough to keep even the fastest of rivals in its sights. Accuracy, ability to effectively recruit upper body strength and final power delivery to the wheels is definitely impressive. What really sets the Mortirolo apart is the fact that it doesn’t punish you for making such good use of your effort. Careful layup of the big pipes and the tapered rear stays screen out a good amount of road grief. This leaves the frame feeling comfortable, buoyant and enthusiastically characterful - out of all proportion to its price.’ Cycling Plus.

Sizes: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61cm. Colour: Black. Weight: 9.5kg/21lb. Web Ref: 11143

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL. Colour: White/Carbon. Weight: 9.7kg/21.3lb. Web Ref: 12453

SPECIALIZED TARMAC ELITE £1,599.99

SPECIALIZED ROUBAIX ELITE 20 £1,699.99

8 Tarmac FACT triple monocoque frame 8 Tarmac FACT full carbon monocoque fork 8 Shimano 105 2x10-speed 39/53 drivetrain 8 Specialized BG Toupé saddle on FACT post

8 Roubaix FACT triple monocoque frame 8 Roubaix FACT full carbon monocoque fork 8 Shimano 105 2x10-speed 34/50 drivetrain

CANNONDALE SYNAPSE CARBON 105 COMPACT £1,799.99

Fit for the best. It has been our experience over the past 25 years that anyone looking for the best possible bike had to consider a Specialized. This year’s hot racing news is that Alberto Contador, has chosen a new bike sponsor. He will be defending his Tour de France yellow jersey on a Specialized Tarmac. Specialized’s elite range of Tarmac full-carbon road bikes start here.

The Roubaix’s credentials (back-to-back Paris-Roubaix race victories) are as illustrious as the Tarmac’s so let’s compare the 2 bikes. Zertz implants make the Roubaix seatstays and fork more compliant. The longer wheelbase and higher head tube make it more forgiving. The Shimano 34/50 chainset offers respite on the hills. To sum up, Roubaix makes fast riding easier.

Sizes: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61cm. Colour: Gloss Carbon. Weight 9.1kg/20lb. Web Ref: 11297

Sizes: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61cm. Colour: Gloss Carbon/Red Quickstep. Weight 9.4kg/20.7lb. Web Ref: 11293

E5 frame, FACT stays and full Shimano groupset make the Comp complete.

Founded in 1906 , Wilier of Triestina are one of Italy’s premier road bike brands. Wilier embodies all that is desirable about Italian road bikes heritage, craftsmanship, performance and style: hence the all-Campagnolo groupset and the niche Miche wheelset.

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Silver. Weight: 9.9kg/21.8lb. Web Ref: 11530

Specialized’s original Endurance Road bike.

The first full carbon frame in the Wilier range

8 Synapse SAVE carbon frame & fork 8 Mavic Aksium Race wheels 8 Shimano 105 compact drivetrain & brakes Rides smooth on less-than-smooth surfaces. Cannondale are also expert at weaving carbon into intricate shapes to produce a frame that delivers a smoother ride on less than smooth road surfaces. With its SAVE (Synapse Active Vibration Elimination) fork and chain stays, and its Triaxle Hourglass seat stays, the Synapse carbon frame is laid up to deliver optimal vertical compliance without compromising lateral stiffness.

Sizes: 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm. Colour: Green. Weight 9.1kg/20lb. Web Ref: 11527

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LET KIDS GO FREE SUMMER: A TIME OF WILD ADVENTURES AND SCABBY KNEES We recently surveyed our customers asking what inspired them to ride. The response of Ted Edwards (age 60) was typical. ‘To relive those adventures you had with your mates as a kid.’ And he’s right. Remember that feeling of achievement when you first learned to balance on a 2-wheeler? Remember discovering that family trips need not involve sitting on a bus or feeling car sick when there’s the alternative of going bicycling? Remember the feeling of independence of just pedalling off - on your own or with your friends - so even the ride home from school became an adventure? Bicycling is clearly one of the landmark activities of childhood. And as with adult bicycles, choosing the right kids’ bike can mean the difference between cycling becoming a lifetime pleasure, or just a passing phase.

Guide To Choosing A Child’s Bike When choosing a child’s bike you are looking to balance a number of factors. You want a bike with plenty top tube (crossbar) clearance so your daughter or son can safely hop off the saddle and straddle the crossbar with both feet flat on the ground. You also want a bicycle that’s big enough to offer years of growth.

BUILT TO LAST You want a bike that will last as long as possible At Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op, we take pride in the fact that every children’s bike in our range is built to offer years of pleasure and, with a little care and maintenance, will probably be fit to pass on to the wee brother or cousin in years to come. When I/Ged tell you that my fourth grandson is the fourth owner of a Specialized Hotrock purchased 10 years ago, you might agree that spending £200 on a kids’ sounds like a pretty good investment. To keep your options open, every bike in our kids’ range (bar the Hotwalk balance bike) is available in both boys’ and girls’ versions. In our experience the tomboy instinct means that most girls are perfectly happy with a boys’ bike. The reverse is rarely true. Offering a lad a lasses’ bike tends to elicit the same response you might get if you asked a boy racer petrol-head to consider a pink Mini over a black Subaru. Call it an early example of male insecurity but this factor is worth bearing in mind if there is any possibility of the bike being passed (or sold) on in the future.

You want a bike that’s easy to manage #1 Just as you don’t want a bike that’s too high crossbar-wise, you don’t want a bicycle that’s too long. A bike that’s too long is unwieldy, harder to control and harder to steer. That’s why tyre size determines child bike fit. A bike with 12” wheels for a 3-4 year old will not only be shorter in height than a 16” wheeler, it will also be shorter in length.

You want a bike that’s easy to manage #2 Every serious adult rider knows that a lightweight bike is more likely to be a joy to ride than a heavy bike. This is even more true for younger riders just building their strength. This is worth remembering when choosing between a carefully-assembled 12 kilo junior MTB from Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op against a 25 kilo full-suspension supermarket special.

WHY WE THINK CYCLING IS GREAT FOR KIDS 1

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Inspiration ‘As a kid I had a dream - I wanted my own bicycle. When I got the bike I must have been the happiest boy in Liverpool, maybe in the world. I lived for that bike. Most kids left their bikes in the backyard at night. Not me. I insisted on taking mine indoors and the first night I even kept it by my bed.’ John Lennon.

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Independence & Self Confidence Cycling truly is a life skill. It helps youngsters become more self reliant and independent. It builds stamina and strength in growing bodies. It improves balance and coordination. It encourages self confidence. Rather like swimming, practice makes permanent. Once you’ve mastered it you’ll never forget how to ride a bike.

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Happiness You might have read the UNICEF survey that reported that British kids are the unhappiest and unhealthiest in the West. Guess which nation’s children comes Number One in UNICEF’s happiness league? The Netherlands - the country with the highest proportion of citizen cyclists, young and old.


CHILD IS FATHER TO THE MAN

‘My son is 4 and he is determined to work things out on his own, including his balance bike. If I ever try to help he just says “Daddy, I can do it my own self”. That’s riding to me. Come rain or shine, through traffic jams and rail strikes I’m always on time and I always feel good because I do it my own self.’ Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op customer, Stephen Locke.

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Health & Fitness Fifty per cent of children get less than the recommended minimum of one hour of physical activity per day. The majority of kids could achieve 50% of this target, simply by riding to and from school.

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Safer Than Playstation We’re not saying that there are no hazards associated with cycling. However, even the BMA concluded that the health benefits of taking everyday exercise on a bicycle outweighed the hazards by a factor of twenty.

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Getting Close To Nature Picking brambles in autumn; sliding in the winter snow; smelling the flowers in spring; getting so warm, you’ve got to jump in the nearest river in summer: a country ride is a fantastic way of getting close to nature and appreciating the great outdoors.

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KIDS 2-7 YEARS

BOTTLE & CAGE SET £5.99

REBEL CLIP-ON MUDGUARDS £12.99

‘I’m Thirsty!’ If you don’t want to hear those words when you’re cycling with the wean(s) make sure they at least have their own bottle and cage. The cage’s simple design means the wee rider simply has to pull the bottle backwards to release it. (Compare with adult bottle cages that oblige you to lift the bottle UP and out impossible in the confined space of most kids’ bike frames.)

Rebel rebel your face is a mess. Not if you fit these mudguards, which are specially made for junior mountain bikes. 8 The front guard fits under the fork crown 8 The rear guard fits onto the seatpost.

Size: 300ml bottle. Colours: Red or Blue. Web Ref: 4592

PROTECTIVE KIDS’ GLOVE £7.99 Hand protection + improved grip + cushioned comfort + style. That’s four good reasons for giving your youngster the kid glove treatment.

Sizes: S, M, L. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12239

Size: fits 16-20”-wheeled bikes. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 5581

SPECIALIZED SMALL FRY TODDLER HELMET £24.99 Unlike most adult helmets, the Specialized Small Fry doesn’t protrude at the back. This make it especially comfy for a toddler who wants to lean his or her heads on the back of their child seat or trailer. The Headset SC fit system features a large external-adjustment knob which ensures a snug fit that conforms to your child’s head circumference. Bug net-faced vents help ensure this full-coverage helmet doesn’t get too hot.

Unisize: 44-52cm. Colour: Ladybug Pink or Moto Red. Web Ref: 11398

CO-PILOT TAXI CHILD SEAT £99.99 As well as supporting your child, this moulded polypropylene seat supports the notion that simple one-piece construction is best. The padded grab bar swings up and out of the way when you have to lift the youngster into the seat. The seat can be fitted to or removed from its support in seconds. This support is a Blackburn EX1 pannier rack. Purchasing a second rack enables swift swaps between bikes. All these factors combine to create a truly confidence-inspiring design.

Payload: 40lb/18kg. Web Ref: 1617

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TOPEAK BABYSITTER £129.99

REVOLUTION ROLLER KIDS’ TRAILER £169.99

SPECIALIZED HOTWALK £99.99

Like the Co-Pilot Taxi child seat on the previous page, the Topeak Babysitter comes with a rack which doubles as a pannier carrier when the seat is not attached. The Topeak rack goes one step further in that it can be fitted to a bike with a rear disc brake. The seat’s Full Body Cocoon design offers maximum protection, its elastomer sprung suspension helps cushion baby from bumpy terrain and its head-rest ‘halo’ doubles as a handle.

The Revolution Roller is the bicycling equivalent of a caravan. (Bet Jeremy Clarkson loves bicycle trailers for kids.) Hitch a Roller onto an adult bike and you have the means of towing 1 or 2 kids in comfort. Children love our Roller. It offers the ‘my own wee world’ pleasure that makes tents so enticing except, here, the kids are safely strapped in the seat while they watch the world trundle by.

By eliminating pedals and cranks, Specialized have created a miraculously lightweight machine that a young-un will quickly learn to scoot along on. The child then gains essential balancing and steering skills whilst losing any fear of bashing their shins on the pedals. Typically Specialized, the aluminium frame and fork help make the Hotwalk among the lightest ‘balance bikes’ money can buy. Weight: 3.8kg / 8.3lb. One Size: 12” wheels. Colour: Gloss Blue. Web Ref: 9744

Payload: 40lb/18kg. Web Ref: 9758

SPECIALIZED HOTROCK 12 £129.99

Weight: 32lb/14.5kg. Payload: 36kg/5.5 stone - i.e. 2 kids up to around 7 year old. Web Ref: 10856

RIDGEBACK MX16 £119.99

SPECIALIZED HOTROCK 16 £149.99

RIDGEBACK MELODY £119.99

12” wheels make these Hotrocks fitting bikes for boys and girls from 2-3 years old. The wheel rims are aluminium. So are the frame, fork and bars. This makes the Hotrock a good 2 kilos / 5lb lighter weight than a regular steel 12 inch-wheeled bike. Being this light, the Hotrock 12 is more controllable and manoeuvrable. In other words, paying a little more for a Specialized delivers a first bike that’s safer and one that’s virtually guaranteed to offer more pleasure.

One Size: 12” wheels. Boys Colour: Gloss Red, Girls Colour: Pink. Weight:7.7kg/16.9lb. Web Ref: 9733 (boys), 9734 (girls).

‘It wipes the floor with the competition!’ 16”-wheeled bikes fit children from as young as 3 to as old as 8. With their lightweight aluminium frames, rigid forks and gearfree simplicity, the MX16 and the Melody stand out for their clean design. ‘I recently purchased the MX16 for my youngest boy’s 5th birthday. It wipes the floor with the competition! It is lighter than his other bike. Better proportioned, better equipped and just wayyyy cooooooler.’ Unsolicited email to www.ridgeback.co.uk. One Size: 16” wheels. Boys’ Colour: Matte Blue (MX16), Girls’ Colour: Pink (Melody). Weight:9.2kg/20.2lb. Web Ref: 11608 (MX16), 11577 (Melody).

The Hotrock 16s are Specialized’s 16-wheeled options for 3-8 year olds. As with Ridgeback, you get the essentials that make for a modern lightweight kids’ bike such as the aluminium frame and the alloy wheels, which make a Hotrock much lighter than more steely options. Then there are the Specialized differences: removable stabilisers; weight-saving aluminium forks; a fuller chainguard and a child-friendly back-pedal-operated rear coaster brake.

One Size: 16” wheels. Boys Colour: Gloss Blue, Girls Colour: Plum/White. Weight:9.4kg/20.7lb. Web Ref: 9735 (boys), 9736 (girls)

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KIDS 5-10 YEARS

REVOLUTION JUNIOR RACER 6-PANEL CHILDREN’S SHORTS £14.99

SPECIALIZED BG KIDS’ MITTS £15.99 Body Geometry is regularly rated the most comfortable glove padding you can get your mitts on so your young cycling buddy will especially appreciate the launch of the first ever BG Kids’ Mitt.

The constriction-free fit of Lycra. The comfort of a kid-size CoolMax chamois.

Sizes: 7, 10 or 12 years old. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 8038

REVOLUTION JUNIOR RACER CHILDREN’S CYCLE TOP £16.99 You appreciate the benefits of riding in a fast-wicking cycling top that gets you seen. One with 3 back pockets to keep essentials simultaneously close to hand and out of the way. So will your wee boy or girl.

Sizes: 7, 10 or 12 years old. Colour: Yellow/Black. Web Ref: 8039

Sizes: S, M, L. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12381

CAMELBAK SKEETER £19.99 A CamelBak is the comfortable way to carry your favourite drink on the move. The Skeeter is the scaled down version, so even a 6 year old could carry it with ease. The harness is comfy, the trim is reflective, the graphics are sweet. What’s not to love?

Size: 1 litre reservoir. Colour: Blue or Pink. Web Ref: 12201

BELL FRACTION YOUTH HELMET £24.99

TSG EVOLUTION KIDS’ HELMET £34.99

With its full-coverage high impact-resistant ABS shell for maximum protection and excellent resistance to knocks and scrapes, and its dual-density EPS foam liner, this up-to-the-minute skate-style lid offers excellent protection.

‘The fit is snug without being tight. The cut is slightly lower than others on the market, for added protection. The chin buckle is slightly curved so it sits better under your jaw. Venting is also better than most pots, without sacrificing protection.’ bikeradar.com

Sizes: XS (48-53cm), S (51-56cm). Colour: Matt Black/White Skulls. Web Ref: 11602

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One Size: 52-54cm. Colour: Calimero. Web Ref: 12496


REVOLUTION GLIDER KIDS’ TANDEM TRAILER BIKE £129.99 Take one adult bike. Hitch this trailer bike to its seatpost. You now have a child-toting tandem. The trailer bike is a great way to take a child on a bike once they reach 4 or 5 and they’ve outgrown the child seat. Instead of sitting passively, your child can get involved, pedalling along with you. (And when they get tired they can simply freewheel.) Another obvious tandem trailer benefit is that your passenger will never struggle to keep up with you. Nor will you have to keep a watchful eye on them as you would when you take the bairns out on their own bikes. What’s more, taking your child out on the trailer bike offers an early insight into roadcraft. For easy transit/storage, our Glider folds in the middle. Quick release attachment means you can secure the Glider to the pilot bike (or take it off) in under a minute. Acquiring a second hitch kit (for £12.99) makes it easy to swap the Glider between 2 bikes.

One Size: 20” wheels. Colour: Black or White. Weight: 9.1kg / 20lb. Maximum recommended payload: 36kg / 5.5 stone - i.e. a child up to around 9/10 year old. Web Ref: 10353

REVOLUTION CAIRN 20 £149.99

RIDGEBACK MX20 £199.99

REVOLUTION SKYE 20 £149.99

RIDGEBACK HARMONY £199.99

Lighter weight and better equipped. Once children get to 5 or 6 years old, they’re usually big enough for a 20”-wheeled bike. They’re also usually adventurous enough to require a mini mountain bike with gears and front suspension. Our 20”-wheel range begins with our own Revolution Cairn and its sister model, the Skye. Both boast lightweight aluminium frames, aluminium rims, suspension forks, child-friendly twist-shift-operated Shimano 6-speed gears and alloy V-brakes. We are confident that these 2 bikes are lighter weight and at least as well equipped as any you will find at this kind of price - just as you would expect from a Revolution bike.

8 6061 heat-treated aluminium MTB frame 8 RST suspension fork 8 20 x 2” tyres on alloy wheel rims 8 Shimano 6-speed twistshifter / rear gear 8 V-brakes with anti-skid modulators

One Size: 20” wheels Boys’ Colour: Brushed Aluminium (Cairn) Girls’ Colour: Blue (Skye). Weight:11.6kg/25.5lb. Web Ref: 10292 (Cairn), 10293 (Skye)

One size: 20” wheels. Boys’ Colour: Matt Blue (MX20 for boys), Girls’ Colour: Pink (Harmony for girls). Weight: 12.1kg/26.6lb. Web Ref: 11611 (MX20), 11576 (Harmony)

Ridgebacks are always a safe option. The MX20 for boys and the Harmony for girls are Ridgeback’s 20”-wheeled bikes for mini mountain bikers from as young as 5 to as old as 8, 9 or 10. You can see from its low-slung frame that even the boys’ model has tons of stepover clearance, thus underlining the fact that Ridgebacks are always a safe option.

SPECIALIZED HOTROCK 20 £219.99

8 Specialized A1 Premium alloy frame 8 RST Capa 50mm-travel fork 8 Shimano 6-speed twist-shift gears 8 Sugino forged chainset with roller guide The only kids’ bike that comes fitted with an authentic MTB chain device. The downhill racing-derived chain roller device confer kudos. It also helps prevent the chain ever getting unshiped off the front chainring, as can happen with any 6-speed bike. Clearly, Specialized are not just content with creating the lightest weight kids’ bike in its class. They also want to make the best.

One size: 20” wheels. Boys’ Colour: White/Black Girls’ Colour: Purple. Weight: 11.2kg/24.6lb. Web Ref: 9737 (boys), 9738 (girls)

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YOUTH 8-14 YEARS

FOX DIGIT YOUTH GLOVES £17.99

FOX HC YOUTH MX TOP £17.99

PROTECTIVE DRAGONFLY BAGGY SHORTS £26.99

PROTECTIVE CEDUNA JACKET PWD £29.99

ABUS CHAOX PLUS YOUTH LED HELMET £34.99

With their double-layer Clarino palms and thumb guards for protection without bulk; their burly wrist closures that actually stay put; their padded knuckle protectors and their silicon-embossed finger tips and palms for non-slip grip on slithery downhills, these Fox Digits are as well-built as the £24.99.adult version. The only thing Fox have downgraded is the price.

Fox is probably the most frequently spotted clothing brand wherever mountain bikers congregate. Fox have built this loyalty by producing value-formoney gear that works really well and by never compromising their standards. So it goes with the highly wearable loose-cut HC Youth Top which is as Hard Core as the adult version that used to retail for £34.

Protective Dragonfly Shorts are lovely, lightweight and easy to wear. Their 98% Tactel / 2% Lycra construction makes them more durable and faster drying than cotton shorts. The stretch seat panel is lightly padded for comfort in the saddle. They look ‘normal’ enough so a self-conscious youth would be happy to wear them off-the-bike too.

This PWD (Protective Wind Defence) jacket is light enough to carry in a school bag or rucsac, ever ready to be whipped out when wind and showers need kept at bay. The collar is soft-mesh lined. A chest pocket for the phone/ MP3 augments the 2 back pockets. ‘Verdict: An adult-quality windproof jacket for kids. Practical and packable. 8/10.’ Cycling Plus.

Sizes: S, M, L. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 10694

Sizes: S, M, L. XL. Colour: Red/White. Web Ref: 12236

Look at the size of the vents! This is a cooler kid lid. The front vents are mesh lined to keep bugs at bay. The dual-compound ZoomLite fit belt is easy to adjust and ensures a snug, stabe fit. The visor is optional - removable if not required. The Abus Chaox Plus is a well thought out safety accessory. To make it complete, its integrated rear LED light helps you get seen from afar.

Sizes: 140, 152, 164cm. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 9266

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Sizes: 140, 152, 164cm. Colour: Red or Yellow. Web Ref: 7381

Sizes: S/M (48-54cm). Colour: Black or Lime. Web Ref: 12497


PROTECTIVE COLOMBO KIDS’ SET £39.99

CAMELBAK MINI-MULE £39.99

The Colombo is Protective’s money-saving jersey and shorts combo.

The fast-drying Tectron polyester top has two back pockets, as a real cycling jersey requires, and it comes in an attractive style that makes it eminently wearable off the bike too.

The original MULE (Made for Ultra Long Endeavours) set the standard for riders looking for a hydration pack that doubles as a daypack, thus offering you useful capacity for carrying essentials along with generous drink-carrying capacity. The Mini-MULE offers the same deal for younger adventurers, so it’s scaled down in size with a 1.5 litre reservoir to make it a lighter load (under 500g when empty) than the original MULE’s 3 litre bladder.

Sizes: 140, 152, 164cm. Colour: Graphite. Web Ref: 12238

Size: 1.5 litre reservoir + 1.2 litre storage. Colour: Chilli Pepper. Web Ref: 12199

The Lycra shorts boast a comfortbestowing chamois, scaled down in size for younger riders.

REVOLUTION CAIRN 24 £169.99

RIDGEBACK MX24 £219.99

REVOLUTION SKYE 24 £169.99

RIDGEBACK DESTINY £219.99

8 Airlite aluminium MTB frame 8 Suspension fork 8 24 x 1.95” Kenda tyres on alloy wheel rims 8 Shimano 18-speed twistshifters / mechs 8 Promax alloy V-brakes w/front modulators

8 6061 heat-treated aluminium frame 8 RST suspension fork 8 24 x 1.95” tyres on alloy wheels 8 Shimano 21-speed twist-shift gears 8 V-brakes

8 Specialized A1 Premium alloy frame 8 RST Capa 50mm-travel fork with lockout 8 Shimano 21-speed twist-shift gears 8 Sugino forged chainset 8 Specialized Roller 24 x 2.125 tyres

Our best selling 24”-wheeled bikes for 8-14 year olds. Aluminium alloy Airlite frames, suspension forks, 18-speed Shimano gears, 24 x 1.95” Kenda tyres, Promax alloy V-brakes, respectable (light) weight: it’s easy to see why the Skye 24 for girls and the Cairn 24 for boys are our best-selling 24”-wheeled bikes for young ‘uns from around 8 years old.

‘I love this bike.’ When youngsters gets their hands on one of these bikes, they are sure to become happy cyclists. Ridgeback call it Destiny.

Best-in-their-class light weight and spec. From their lightweight frames to their Specialized Roller MTB tyres, the Hotrock 24s are like scaled-down versions of Specialized’s Hardrock adult MTBs - i.e. genuinely fit for mountain biking. Like every Hotrock in this catalogue, the 24”-wheeled model comes in both boys’ & girls’ versions. Apart from the colour scheme, both versions share the same best-in-their-class light weight and spec.

One size: 24” wheels. Boys’ Colour: Brushed Aluminium (Cairn) Girls’ Colour: Blue (Skye). Weight: 13kg/28.6lb. Web Ref: 10294 (Cairn), 10295 (Skye)

‘My Dad and Mum bought me an MX24 for my tenth Birthday. I love this bike. It is very easy to pedal and control and it looks cool. Brilliant Bike.’ Unsolicited email to www.ridgeback.co.uk. One size: 24” wheels. Boys’ Colour: Gloss Silver (MX24), Girls’ Colour: Matt Silver (Destiny). Weight: 12.7kg/27.9lb. Web Ref: 11610 (MX24), 11579 (Destiny)

SPECIALIZED HOTROCK 24 £239.99

One size: 24” wheels. Boys’ Colour: Silver/Charcoal Girls’ Colour: Silver/White. Weight: 12.7kg/27.9lb. Web Ref: 9739 (boys), 9740 (girls)

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WHATEVER YOUR RIDE JUST RIDE


Customer photo courtesy of Paul Miller


SHORT SLEEVED TOPS

ALTURA AIRSTREAM £29.99

ALTURA SPIRIT £29.99

FOX BLACKOUT £29.99

This airy streamlined top stands out as a fine-fitting cycling jersey which is virtually advert-free. Maybe that’s why it has been a perennial best seller.

Relaxed yet tailored fit, wearing such a fine jersey can’t help but put you in good spirits whenever a bike ride beckons.

With its subtle Fox graphics this loose-cut jersey is the essence of downhill cool. The zipped side pocket is perfectly placed for safely stashing a key and an emergency fiver. A lint-free (sun)glasses-cleaning cloth is sewn into the hem - a useful feature that you’ll find on every Fox top.

8 Panel-cut wicking fabric 8 3 rear pockets

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Yellow. Web Ref: 12325

8 Panel-cut wicking fabric 8 Long zip with ‘garage’ - a wee neck-line pocket 8 Zipped rear pocket

Sizes: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16. Colour: Pink/Black. Web Ref: 12328

Sizes: M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12337

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HELLY HANSEN TRAILWIZARD COOL £34.99 Stay Dry fabric. CoolGrid back & sides. Guys’ version with passing resemblance to Joy Division’s classic Unknown Pleasures cover. What’s not to like?

ALTURA CLASSIC £34.99 A winning combination of timeless styling matched with modern dry-fast wicking fabrics: Altura have created a modern classic. 8 3 rear pockets

w Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Walnut. Web Ref: 12345

w Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12326

v Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12346

v Sizes: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12327


REVOLUTION TRAIL 3/4-SLEEVE FREERIDE TOP £24.99 As the name suggests our Freeride Top is optimised for trail riding, so it’s loose enough to wear over body armour. The subtle print and the absence of rear pockets further differentiates it from road race jerseys. The 3/4-length sleeves make it a little cooler than a long-sleeved top, whilst offering greater freedom of movement - just as 3/4-length pants offer more coverage than shorts and less constriction than longs. The Revolution Trail 3/4-Sleeve Top is exclusively made for Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op by Endura - one of Britain’s most renowned cycle clothing manufacturer. Constructed in a soft and airy technical stretch fabric called Eggression (derivation: to go out and explore the world) the Raglan cut promotes freedom of movement, while the flatlock stitching helps guarantee comfort and durability.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black/Charcoal. Web Ref: 10765

REVOLUTION GLIDE £29.99 ‘The Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative’s Revolution clothing is made for them by Endura, so you are guaranteed consistently good quality across the range and the Glide short sleeve jersey is no exception. I particularly liked the female flattering fit, which makes the top look great on and works for a woman’s shape. It is cut long at the back and relies on the shape and cut to keep the top in place while you ride - much more comfortable and elegant than the more usual gripper tape or elastic used to hold a jersey in place. It has a wonderfully long front zip, that allows for a full 11.5 inches of ventilation on those hot summer days and there is a small, concealed back pocket; big enough for keys and a mobile phone. Made from a Cruise XTW polyester fabric, you get the benefit of great wicking to keep you cool and dry. Unlike many technical fabrics, this one has a super soft feel next to your skin, as well as being very easy to care for.’ shecycles.com Sizes: S, M, L. Colour: Black/Sapphire. Web Ref: 11255

REVOLUTION VELOCITY TEAM TOP £34.99

ALTURA TEAM £34.99

REVOLUTION VELOCITY TRADE TOP £34.99

This Team Top from Yorkshire supplier Zyro is resplendent with the fine brands they distribute: Altura, Cat Eye and Camelbak.

Our own Revolution top is available in 2 distinct styles. The lime green Revolution Trade Top is our homage to eye-popping pro racing jerseys which double as advertising hoardings for the riders’ sponsors. The Revolution Velocity Trade Top therefore boasts the logos of famous cycling brands such as SRAM, Giro, Continental and, of course, the shirt’s manufacturer, Endura. In contrast, our black Team Top is a more subtle affair, coming in black with no logos bar our own and Endura’s.

8 Panel-cut wicking fabric 8 Full-length zip 8 3 rear pockets

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12331

ENDURA NATIONAL FLAG £34.99

PROTECTIVE BRISBANE £39.99

You know you have always wanted to ride for your country. Being made by Endura, you know this top is not tourist shop tat. It’s a real cycling jersey in one of the most advanced wicking fabrics: CoolMax.

Next to Gore, Protective are Germany’s most respected cycle clothing company. They have a winning knack for coming up with decidedly different designs such as this cool, sleeveless, long-zipped Brisbane top. You can understand why we’re proud to have been Protective’s UK importer since 1998.

8 Wickfast fabric panel-cut top with 3 rear pockets

8 Concealed front zip 8 3 rear pockets

Colour: Lime/Black Trade Top or Black Team Top. Sizes: M, L, XL (Lime/Black Trade) or S, M, L, XL (Black Team). Web Ref: 8052 (Lime Trade), 8051 (Black Team).

Sizes: M, L, XL, XXL. Scotland or England Flag. Web Ref: 12336

Sizes: M-XL. Colour: Black Web Ref: 12370

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SHORT SLEEVED TOPS PROTECTIVE ZONZA TOP £54.99 The Zonza is a Race Cut jersey in deluxe 93% Polyester / 7% Lycra Tectron Evolution fabric. The three detailed shots (shown below) help illustrate the Protective difference. The black V-panel on the back accentuates the Raglan cut and facilitates freedom of movement. Angled-entry makes the rear pockets easier to access. The zipped exterior pocket keeps your phone simultaneously accessible and secure. The zipper garage (a Protective original) at the top of the lined, full-length zip shields the skin against contact with the ‘click-down’ zipper.

Sizes: M, L, XL. Colour: Blue. Web Ref: 12377 Protective is owned by Klaus Peter Thaler - one time Cyclo-cross World Champion and a Tour de France stage winner. He knows what works on the bike and he goes out of his way to design some of the best quality, best looking and most functional cycle clothing you will find anywhere. After Gore, Protective is Germany’s biggest cyclewear brand. Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op is Protective’s sole UK outlet.

GORE CONTEST TOP £39.99

ALTURA SUMMIT TOP £39.99

PROTECTIVE TIRANA TOP £41.99

PROTECTIVE MATTHEW TOP £44.99

PROTECTIVE SOFIA TOP £44.99

These simple superblystitched single-coloured slim-fit jerseys offer further proof that Gore do more than rainwear.

Designated a ‘trail top’ the Summit would suit anyone looking for a looser cycling shirt. The 95% polyester / 5% Lycra fabric has a bit more give and is a tad more substantial than today’s typical 100% polyester cycling tops. 8 Welded chest pocket

Constructed in their trademark Tectron fabric Protective describe the Tirana as Race Cut. Closer fitting than most contemporary cycle clothing, the Tirana creates a streamlined silhouette with elegant detailing, courtesy of the piping on the shoulders.

Matthew is Protective’s Race-Cut replica racing jersey in Tectron Protective’s proprietary 100% polyester fabric. Tectron’s high-tech dual-layer textured weave gives it a pleasant soft hand and bestows world-class moisture transfer properties.

Sizes: M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Graphite/Blue. Web Ref: 12329

Protective describe the Sofia as Medium Cut. Not quite as slim fitting as the Race Cut Protective Tirana, you still get a beautiful jersey with a flattering feminine fit. Constructed in Tectron Evolution, a 93% Polyester / 7% Lycra blend, the Sofia is even stretchier and more breathable than Protective’s standard Tectron tops.

Sizes: 38, 40, 42, 44. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12375

8 3 rear pockets

w Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Azure Blue. Web Ref: 12343 v Sizes: 36, 38, 40, 42. Colour: Rose Pink. Web Ref: 12342

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Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Deep Blue. Web Ref: 12372

Sizes: 38, 40, 42, 44. Colour: Pink. Web Ref: 12376


TOP THAT WHY CYCLING TOPS? If you ride any significant distance, the benefits of cycling clothing such as cushioned shorts, padded gloves and stiff-soled shoes quickly become apparent. The advantages of cycling jerseys might be less obvious. However there are many compelling reasons for considering one. 1. Thanks to their stretch fit, cycling jerseys don’t constrict, flap or chafe. On the contrary they promote freedom of movement - the very essence of bicycling.

PROTECTIVE CORTE TOP £49.99

PROTECTIVE MORONI £52.99

Protective describe the Corte as Medium Cut. Not quite as slim fitting as the Race Cut Protective Zonza on the opposite page, you still get a beautiful jersey whose tailored fit will never flap: it can only enhance your pedalling pleasure. As with the Zonza, the fabric is Tectron Evolution. This 93% Polyester / 7% Lycra blend is even stretchier and more breathable than original 100% Polyester Tectron. Three rear pockets keep essentials to hand. An extra zipped pocket stitched to the back of the middle pocket keeps valuables more secure.

It’s a Protective tradition to name their garments after places you would love to cycle. Hence Moroni which they tell us is a fine base for exploring the Comoros archipelago in the Western Indian Ocean.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12371

The Moroni jersey is constructed in a fabric called Tectron Fashion. Here, Protective use an 11% cotton / 89% polyester blend to complement the Moroni’s more casual medium cut. The fetching sublimated print and the jaunty bow on the left hand side sets the Protective Moroni apart from more run-of-the-mill cycle apparel.

Sizes: 38, 40, 42. Colour: Black Web Ref: 12373

2. Constructed in similar fabrics to base layer tops, cycling jerseys transfer moisture from the skin so they stay drier and feel much nicer than everyday tops that tend to get clammy when you exercise. 3. Back pockets are amazing. They can carry all the extras you might need for an afternoon out - multitool, spare tube, energy bar, phone and cash. This lets you ride self-sufficient but unencumbered: no panniers or back pack required. Compare with riding in a normal top or jacket where your thighs can bop against the full pockets every turn of the pedal cranks. It’s easy to picture the appeal of a cycling top with rear pockets.

ENDURA BaaBaa MERINO TECH TOP £44.99

PROTECTIVE NEBIO TOP £52.99

SPECIALIZED PRO RETRO TOP £54.99

ENDURA EQUIPE TOP £74.99

‘The main body is thin merino wool with panels of perforated merino in high sweat areas (armpits and back). The result is a jersey that fits well, is clingy enough to wear on road rides yet cool enough to use on long-hour granny ring grinds in the Peaks.’ Singletrack. 8 Zipped phone pocket 8 Mid-length zip

Nebio (named after a peer-reviewed quarterly journal concerned with the conservation of biodiversity in India’s North Eastern states) is a lovely example of a Protective Leisure Cut jersey. The 89% polyester Tectron Fashion fabric keeps you drier than a cotton tee. Its 11% cotton content makes it eminently wearable for off-bike activities too

Having been impressed with their quality clobber since 1994, we were intrigued when Endura announced a new best-of-the-best Equipe range, originally created for Endura’s Racing Team. With its athletic-cut CoolMax fabric with 3D mesh inserts and support-stretch panels this top lives up to its promise.

Sizes: M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12332

Sizes: M, L, XL. Colour: Blue. Web Ref: 12374

This Retro top would indeed not have looked out of place when Specialized (and Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op) started in the 1970s. Race cut, it would look good on any aspiring Eddy Merckx. The 3 rear pockets stick with tradition. The 21st Century moisture-channelling yarn and the full length zip ensure your won’t get sticky, even if your dress sense is (like mine/Ged’s) somewhat stuck in the past.

Sizes: M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12393

8 3 rear pockets + 1 zipped pocket

Sizes in Black: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Sizes in Red: M, L, XL. Web Ref: 12333

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FROM Base LAYER BOTTOMS TO Long sleeved TOPS REVOLUTION TRAIL PADDED UNDERSHORTS £12.99 You want comfort in the saddle but you won’t be seen in Lycra. Our Revolution Trail Undershorts are boxers for bicyclists. Stretchy, long-legged and lightly cushioned, they are the perfect pant whether paired with everyday clobber or twinned with cycle-specific unpadded baggies or tights. Their DuPont CoolMax construction delivers a skin-soft luxury feel matched with fast-wicking performance that helps you stay dry - the key to hygiene and the prevention of saddle sores.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 8048

PROTECTIVE UNDERSHORT £20.99 We are sometimes asked, ‘Why wear cycling undershorts when you can just wear padded Lycra shorts under your baggy shorts and longs?’ Sure, regular cycling shorts’ 20% Lycra / 80% nylon construction delivers freedom of movement and their chamois reduces friction whether you wear the shorts as your sole legwear or as an undergarment. The benefit of undershorts like Protective’s, however, is that their Tectron Evolution 93% Polyester / 7% Lycra fabric is lighter weight, cooler and more breathable while its stretch chamois delivers racing shorts-like comfort. You can then understand why Lycra short-experts Protective went to the trouble to create an even more comfortable undergarment.

w Sizes: S, M, L, XL XXL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12379 v Sizes: 38, 40, 42 44. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12380

REVOLUTION TRAIL w REVOLUTION QUEST WOMEN’S v £19.99

HELLY HANSEN COOL TRANSPORTER w HELLY HANSEN COOL MOVE v £19.99

REVOLUTION TRAIL FREERIDE SHIRT £24.99

Our fast-wicking technical tees are made to magic moisture off your skin fast. Looser than regular second-skin base layers, these tops are nice enough to wear on their own, not just as undershirts.

With their original Lifa base layers, Helly Hansen taught most of us the meaning of the term, ‘wicking’. By blending Lifa with polyester X-pulsion, the Cool Move takes that idea to the next level.

w Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black/Stone. Web Ref: 8046

w Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Navy. Web Ref: 12364

The long-sleeved version of the Trail Freeride Shirt featured on P.75 this is another best buy: a baggy bicycling jersey that doubles as an everyday casual top when you’re nowhere near your bike. The fast-wicking Egression fabric helps keep your skin drier so you’ll be less likely to chill when a hot climb is followed by the inevitable cooling downhill.

v Sizes: S, M, L. Colour: Mid Slate/Blue. Web Ref: 8044

v Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Red/Red Leaves. Web Ref: 12363

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Olive/Slate. Web Ref: 8047

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PROTECTIVE UNDERSHIRT £26.99 Protective employ a 3D manufacturing process to create an undershirt whose main body is seamless, therefore non-chafing by design. The silky Multisensor Silver fabric is dual-layered to enhance its wicking properties. It really is embedded with silver ions which help inhibit odour an admirable trait in an undergarment. The care they take here eloquently sums up Protective. Even their semmits are superior.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12378


WHY I RIDE Being with mates. Bob Embleton: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op customer

ENDURA XTRACT TOP £34.99

REVOLUTION VELOCITY TOP £39.99

PROTECTIVE KAIRO TOP £44.99

GORE PHANTOM SOFTSHELL w GORE PHANTOM SO v £119.99

With its rugged nylon/Lycra exterior and brushed French terry interior, the Extract is not so much a base layer, more a streamlined mid-layer top. Its athletic compression cut offers maximum muscle support.

As well as looking achingly cool, this jersey works as well as you might expect when you find out the fabric is called Wickfast polyester. I/Ged bought one of these tops recently and was amazed how it kept me much drier than my previous ‘wicking’ polyester cycling jersey, purchased in the 1990s.

This medium-cut Tectron top combines long-sleeved coverage with the air conditioning potential of a full front zip. The full zip is especially welcome when you get home from a hard ride and the last thing you need is a tussle with a tight pullover. With the Kairo, you can simply unzip and step into that well-deserved shower.

‘If you’ve never had a Gore Bike Wear softshell jacket, live on beans and toast for a few weeks and then treat yourself to a Phantom. This is a must-have jacket if you love to ride.’ bikeradar.com

w Sizes: M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 11374 v Sizes: XS, S, M, L. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 10623

8 Full zip. 3 rear pockets.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Red/Black. Web Ref: 7971

Sizes: 38, 40, 42, 44. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12369

w Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Azure Blue/Black. Web Ref: 12322 v Sizes: 36, 38, 40, 42. Colour: Light Red/Black. Web Ref: 12321

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LYCRA SHORTS PROTECTIVE SAN REMO PERFORMANCE SHORTS w PROTECTIVE CATANIA PERFORMANCE SHORTS v £39.99 Like all their Lycra shorts, the Protective San Remo and its sister short, the Catania, boast Protective’s Anatomic Fitting Technology whose innovative cut and seam placement help eliminate pressure points. The result is a garment that offers a snug, muscle-supporting yet constriction-free ‘second-skin’ fit that conforms to your natural position on the bike. To further eliminate friction and ensure comfort in the saddle, both shorts feature a Meryl Skinlife-faced Protective Performance Pad. This is a gender-specific, antibacterial seamless chamois where the thickness graduates from 2mm thick where you want minimal bulk to 8mm thick for maximum sit bone cushioning. Once you’ve experienced this Performance chamois, you’ll find it hard to ride with anything less forgiving between you and the saddle. ‘The wide waistband grips well - as do the silicone leg grippers and the anti-bacterial red chamois, which varies from 2-8mm thick, has padding in all the right places. There’s even a small internal pocket for a few coins. Tech Ed Simon is still wearing similar shorts from the German company that are a few years old, which shows the high quality of construction. Verdict: very good quality shorts. 9/10. Best Buy.’ Cycling Plus.

w Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 8022 v Sizes: 38, 40, 42, 44. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 8001

REVOLUTION PURSUIT 6-PANEL SHORTS w REVOLUTION GLIDE 6-PANEL WOMEN’S SHORTS v £19.99

REVOLUTION PURSUIT 8-PANEL SHORTS w REVOLUTION GLIDE 8-PANEL WOMEN’S SHORTS v £29.99

Even our least expensive shorts guarantee zero-constriction Lycra stretch and recovery, combined with the cushioned comfort of an articulated CoolMax chamois. Lycra works so well on the bike because it doesn’t bunch and it doesn’t chafe. Instead it stretches and recovers in tandem with your muscle contractions every turn of the cranks. That’s why, 30 years since their invention, Lycra shorts remain your best guarantee of comfort on a bicycle.

How do we improve on our Revolution 6-Panel Shorts? We use an Ergomax 11% Lycra / 27% polyester / 62 % Nylon fabric, which is heavier weight, so these shorts have a softer, cosier hand and they’re more durable (think heavy denim versus more lightweight versions). Ergomax is also faster wicking than regular 20% Lycra / 80% Nylon. The 8-panel cut follows your contours more precisely. Silicon leg grippers on the lower hem prevent them riding up.

w Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black or Black/Charcoal. Web Ref: 10741 v Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 8034

w Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black/Red. Web Ref: 8042 v Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black/Sapphire. Web Ref: 8035

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SPECIALIZED SPORT SHORTS £29.99 Even their least expensive shorts announce Specialized’s trademark quality control. The Tactel/ Lycra construction delivers zero constriction. The seamless chamois ensures comfort. Specialized-logo silicon grippers keep the shorts’ lower legs in place.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12388


CHAMOIS CARE In the good(?) old days cycling shorts really were padded with chamois goatskin. One problem with genuine chamois leather is that it dries out and hardens when laundered, thus the need to massage it with chamois cream.

PROTECTIVE VENACO PERFORMANCE SHORTS w PROTECTIVE ZIMA PERFORMANCE WOMEN’S SHORTS v £39.99 The Venaco and the Zima are, respectively, men’s and women’s short shorts. Their leg coverage stops halfway down the thigh so they are especially appreciated by riders looking for maximum cooling or maximum tanning. Otherwise, with their AFT Anatomic Fitting Technology 6-panel cut and their Performance Pad chamois, the Venaco and the Zima offer all the benefits of the San Remo and Catania, described on the previous page.

PROTECTIVE SAGONE PERFORMANCE £74.99 Whilst the main body of this short is regular 20% Lycra / 80% Polyamide, the red-ribbed ‘belly panel’, which replaces the front waistband, is a 10/90% mix. This is one area were less elasticity improves comfort and helps you breathe more easily.

Advances in textile technology means that we no longer have to sacrifice goats to cycle in comfort, thus every padded short in this catalogue has a synthetic chamois. This is a good thing because the man-made chamois can be manufactured in stretchy fabrics, then articulated and manipulated with padding located exactly where required. Another great thing about modern shorts is that you can stick them in the wash, as recommended after every ride, and the chamois comes out of the machine, soft and supple as new. The synthetic chamois has not led to the demise of chamois cream however. It still comes highly recommended as an antibacterial rash-inhibiting skinlubricating emollient.

UDDERLY SMOOTH CHAMOIS CREAM £7.99 for 8oz tub Web Ref: 10429

v Sizes: 38, 40, 42 44. Colour: Plum. Web Ref: 12310

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12308

ENDURA SUPPLEX WOMEN’S SHORTS £29.99

ALTURA PROGEL WOMEN’S SHORTS £39.99

GORE POWER LADY TIGHT SHORTS £59.99

ENDURA MT500 SHORTS £64.99

Progel refers to this 8-panel Lycra short’s multi-density antibacterial stretch chamois, which incorporates gel sit-bone pads for maximum shock absorbency. 8 Silicon grippers 8 French stitch seams 8 Reflective chevron logo

Gore’s multi-panel cut helps to create a perfect fit, which can only help a lady achieve maximum power output every turn of the pedal cranks. The wide waistband incorporates a wee pocket. This waistband is not elasticated at the front to minimise pressure on the belly.

The Endura MT500 Short boasts double-layer side panels. The Spandura outer panels are 8 times more abrasion resistant than standard Lycra. If you come off the bike, the short’s outer panel slides on the CoolMax Lycra inner panel, thus saving your shorts. And your skin.

Sizes: 8, 10, 12, 14. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12304

Sizes: 36, 38, 40. Colour: Black/Rose Pink. Web Ref: 12307

Sizes: M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12306

w Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12309

DuPont Supplex has a softer texture yet it’s more durable than regular Lycra. These feature-filled 8-panel mid-thigh-length shorts also boast a CoolMax chamois, an elasticated drawcord waist and a small rear pocket with a concealed zip with a sprung zip puller.

Sizes: XS, S, M, L. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 10618

REVOLUTION VELOCITY 8-PANEL FIELDSENSOR SHORTS £39.99 Our most deluxe shorts. Thanks to the yarn’s capillary action, Fieldsensor transfers moisture more efficiently. This helps you stay dry and comfortable however hard you ride. The CoolMax XT Pro stretch chamois guarantees comfort.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 8049

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BIBS | 3/4s | LONGS

ALTURA SUMMER CRUISER LONGS £29.99

ALTURA PROGEL BIB SHORTS £49.99

ALTURA PROGEL 3/4s £49.99

From its high-backed waistline to its narrow ankles that won’t get messed up by the bike’s chain, the Cruiser offers good fit and freedom of movement: no Lycra required.

The Progel multi-density antibacterial stretch chamois features gel sit-bone pads for maximum shock absorbency and comfort. The mesh bib won’t overheat. Silicon grippers keep the short’s legs in place. Reflective chevrons get you seen.

These 3/4s feature the same deluxe women’s chamois with gel sit bone pads as the Altura Progel Shorts on P.81. Being calf length, these 3/4-length ‘knickers’ offer full knee coverage and protection.

w Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12254 v Sizes: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12255

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12224

PROTECTIVE ALASSIO PERFORMANCE 3/4s £52.99

PROTECTIVE ELBA PERFORMANCE 3/4s £52.99

8 8-panel Lycra 8 Silicon leg grippers

Protective Alassio 3/4s are perfect for when you want a bit more coverage than shorts alone provide, but longs would be overkill. For most days, 3/4s are the perfect legwear for our climate. Especially when the chamois is a Protective Performance Pad.

Wouldn’t you just love to be riding round the island of Elba in a pair of Elba 3/4s. Made for women with Protective’s trademark precision, Elba 3/4s are more fetching on most people’s legs than regular shorts or full-length longs.

Sizes: 8, 10, 12, 14. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12253

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12256

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Sizes: 38, 40, 42, 44. Colour: Titanium. Web Ref: 12258


BEST BIKE SHORTS EVER?

PROBABLY

PROTECTIVE KONA BIB SHORTS £149.99 Developed in co-operation with Swiss fabric specialist Eschler, Protective have taken optimal panel placement to the next level with their brand new Kona Bib Short.

REVOLUTION PURSUIT 3/4 LONGS w REVOLUTION GLIDE 3/4 LONGS v £34.99

REVOLUTION VELOCITY 8-PANEL FIELDSENSOR BIB SHORTS £44.99

‘Need longs but don’t want tights? Seeking the mid-price option? Then look no further than Revolution’s Pursuit. Made by Endura, these shorts bridge the gap between summer wear and winter training tights.

Bibs make for the ultimate short-wearing experience. Losing the waistband eradicates pressure. Shoulder straps ensure these shorts never ride down. Silicon leg grippers mean they’ll never ride up. Bibs simply make every ride better. Especially when, like ours, they are constructed in sumptious fast-drying Fieldsensor and boast a multi-density stretch chamois.

The substantial CoolMax insert provides ample support and has good wicking properties, keeping the crotch area drier and therefore less prone to bacterial infection. Seamless, eight-panel Nylon/Polyester/Lycra construction scores further points, maximising mobility while the high back protects against early season chill. The silicon grippers prevent them wandering up the calves without leaving any tell-tale branding. A spill and tangle with prickly foliage failed to make any impression on the material and they emerge like new after a 40° machine wash. 8/10.’ Review extract from cycling website, road.cc w Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black/Red. Web Ref: 8040 v Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black/Sapphire. Web Ref: 8033

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black Web Ref: 10691

PROTECTIVE SAN REMO PERFORMANCE BIB 2 SHORTS £54.99

PROTECTIVE FRANCA PERFORMANCE BIB SHORTS £69.99

This is like Protective’s best selling San Remo short (P.80) but with a bib too. Hence the name, Bib 2. The bib is mesh so it won’t overheat you while its doing its job - keeping the shorts perfectly and Protectively in place.

Thanks to the Franca’s innovative Easy Exit System rear zip, bib-shortwearing women are no longer required to remove jacket and jersey every pee stop. ‘Fantastic concept and works well too. 9/10.’ shecycles.com

CoolMax high-stretch centre-front panel; heavy duty Power Lycra leg panels; support stretch gloss panels; breathable 3D mesh back; laser-cut rear pocket for phone or gels: Endura Equipe’s pro-tested Endurance bibs take the multi-panel concept to another level.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12229

Sizes: 38, 40, 42. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12227

Sizes: M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12226

Employing precise body-mapping techniques Protective identified 3 key zones. The Muscle Zone (e.g. the thighs) requires maximum support and compression. The Movement Zone (e.g. the hip joint) requires maximum elasticity. The Sweat Zone (e.g. the chest) requires maximum ventilation. Eschler’s triple-function Synchro TX fabric delivers seamless transition between each zone. Continuing the transition theme, instead of sewing the chamois into the short, Protective start of with the pad, then they sew the short around the chamois. The chamois outer layer is the same fabric as the short’s to prevent wrinkling and to maximise its elasticity. Protective’s new RPS (Ride Position System) chamois is anatomically moulded for a frictioneliminating stepless transition from 3 to 8mm thick. If you demand the best in cycle equipment and clothing, you have got to check out this Edinburgh Bicycle UK exclusive - Protective Kona - outstanding bib shorts by design.

Sizes: M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12228

ENDURA EQUIPE ENDURANCE BIB SHORTS £99.99

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baggies REVOLUTION TRAIL BAGGY 3/4s £44.99 Revolution Trail 3/4s are constructed in fast-drying ‘peachskin’ Hejira. The reinforced Oxford Nylon seamless seat panel helps guarantee hours of comfort in the saddle. The elastic waist band is extra wide (5cm) and positioned extra-high at the back. With a stretch yoke panel beneath the waistband, you can be confident that these breeks are going to stay in place while you make your moves and manoeuvres when you tackle the trails or shimmy round the urban gridlock. The waist belt and the lower leg Velcro adjusters let you further fine-tune our Trail Baggy 3/4s fabulous fit. Further features include a YKK zipped fly, 2 YKK zipped hand pockets, 2 rear jeans pockets and 2 vented cargo pockets. Our Trail Baggy 3/4s come supplied with a pair of Revolution Trail Padded Undershorts (P.78). We believe this is a wiser arrangement than the usual alternative - designing a short with an integrated padded liner short - because a discrete undershort fits more snuggly than a stitched-in suspended liner short. Also, supplying the undershorts as separates means you can wear our Trail 3/4s over a different pair of Lycra shorts or boxers when the original undershorts are in the wash.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 10777

ALTURA GRAVITY SHORT £34.99

ALTURA ASCENT WOMEN’S SHORT £39.99

This is a nice simple pair of shorts in a soft-to-the-touch hardwearing fabric. The integral liner short has a CoolMax chamois. The waist band is wide and elasticated. The cargo pockets are zipped. Also perfect for off-bike use, you can stick your hands in the side pockets while you stroll around in your Gravity Shorts.

Altura Ascent shorts comes with a pair of detachable undershorts. Detachable is good because you can wear these stylish baggies over alternative undershorts when the originals are in the wash. The soft-touch fast-drying nylon fabric is augmented with a stretch crotch panel to enhance freedom of movement and reduce friction.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12294

Sizes: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12292

REVOLUTION TRAIL SHORTS £39.99

REVOLUTION TRAIL TROUSER £39.99

Undershorts supplied.’You get a lot of versatility in this wallet-friendly, Endura-made product. There are 4 front pockets with a couple more at the rear, along with Velcro hem adjusters and a belt. Construction quality is good, with strong stitching and a nylon seat panel. The front of the shorts has a luxurious, smooth, satin-like finish. Combined with the undershorts, or other Lycra shorts, these are ideal for longer rides. 8/10.’ Cycling Plus magazine.

Our trousers employ the same fabrics, pockets and style as our Trail Shorts. To keep the price the same, they don’t come with undershorts. ‘There’s a lot to be said in favour of not looking like a refugee from the Tour De France while sashaying past the boss at work, meeting friends socially and indeed touring. Revolution Trail trousers strike a good balance between style and practicality on and off the bike while representing fantastic value for money.’ road.cc

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 8045

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Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 10778


PROTECTIVE BAKU PADDED SHORT £59.99 Protective are unstinting when it comes to championing new and better fabrics. Their new Baku shorts showcases Multisensor Leisure which combines a pleasant soft hand and confidence-inspiring durability with a dash of stretch to create a technically superior baggy. 8 Supplied with pair of Protective Undershorts (P.78) 8 2 x zipped front pockets 8 Fleece-lined high-back waistband with left and right-hand Velcro adjusters means Protective baggies stay comfortably in place - no belt required.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12302

PROTECTIVE WASHINGTON 3/4s £71.99 If you’re looking for a great pair of 3/4s for wearing on and off the bike, the Washington is presidential. Washington 3/4s are constructed in Multisensor Style. Although it’s a fast-drying synthetic fabric, its brushed nape bestows a cotton-like feel and look. Multisensor Style does not have the 10% Lycra content of the Baku’s Multisensor Leisure fabric. The vibe here is more leisure, less sporty, for best-of-all-worlds comfort and performance. 8 Supplied with pair of Protective Undershorts (P.78) 8 2 x cargo pockets & 2 x back pockets 8 2 x zipped front pockets 8 Fleece-lined high-backed waistband with left and right-hand Velcro adjusters means Protective baggies stay in place - no belt required.

Sizes: M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12360

ENDURA HUMMVEE SHORTS £44.99

SPECIALIZED TRAIL SHORTS £49.99

ALTURA FLEXX BAGGY SHORTS £49.99

Our best selling baggies since 2004. The pleasantly soft-touch nylon fabric is Teflon treated to make it more rain and wear resistant. Supplied with padded liner shorts whose Clickfast poppers complement the waist elastic to keep them in place.

Who better than our consistent best-selling mountain bike supplier to come up with a splendid short for the trails? The rugged nylon outer short comes with zipped patch pockets to secure your key and energy bar. A drawcord secures the waistband. The removable nylon micro-mesh liner short with Sport Chamois confers comfort without overheating.

12% Lycra/88% polyester Flexx shorts offer benefits usually associated with roadie racing shorts but in a looser fit format. Flexx Shorts don’t bunch or sag. They stay in place as you move fore and aft and on and off the saddle as the dynamics of mountain biking dictate. This is a short you should never snag on the saddle nose. Liner shorts not supplied.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12387

Sizes: M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black/Grey. Web Ref: 12293

w Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 9297 v Sizes: XS, S, M, L. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 9298

PROTECTIVE RABAT SHORTS £57.99 If you like your baggies extra long, bag a pair (brace?) of Rabats. Constructed in extremely abrasionresistant Cordura, the Rabat is probably the toughest pair of baggy shorts in this catalogue. 8 Supplied with pair of Protective Undershorts (P.78) 8 Stretch rear panel 8 2 x zipped front pockets 8 Fleece-lined high-backed waistband with Velcro adjusters

Sizes: M, L, XL. Colour: Red. Web Ref: 12303

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JACKETS

WHY I RIDE PEDALLING UNTIL THE ROAD RUNS OUT. Ron McCartan: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op customer gets very high on his bike

ALTURA NIGHT VISION WINDPROOF £64.99

ALTURA NIGHT VISION JACKET £69.99

SPECIALIZED DEFLECT HYBRID JACKET £89.99

ALTURA NIGHT VISION EVO JACKET £89.99

ENDURA EQUIPE HELIUM JACKET £89.99

Not a hard shell, more a jersey/jacket. Compared with the Night Vision waterproof (the next jacket to the right) the Night Vision Windproof is more stretchy and breathable.

This is the original classic Night Vision breathable waterproof jacket - the garment that redefined expectations of what to look out for when reflective luminosity is a major requirement.

Specialized call this wind and water-resistant jacket Hybrid because zipping off the sleeves and shoulder yoke transforms it into a gilet. A zipped chest pocket makes phone or MP3 accessible. A larger zipped rear pocket keeps other essentials close to hand, but never in the way.

With its soft-shell fabric, wider reflective chevrons, zipped hand pockets, rubbery wrist closures and clip-on Lightstick rear LED, this is a more evolved Night Vision waterproof jacket.

w Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colours: Yellow or Red. Web Ref: 11344

The Helium is a packable, lightweight, athletic-cut, breathable, waterproof, pure performance bike jacket. The asymmetric zip is easier to pull on the move. Softshell hem & cuff panels - drawcords and Velcro tabs not required - emphasise the Helium’s streamlined fit.

Sizes: S, M, L. Colour: Ion Yellow. Web Ref: 9865

v Sizes: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16,18. Colour: Raspberry. Web Ref: 11345

Sizes in Black: S, M, L, XL. Sizes in Red: M, L XL. Web Ref: 12275

w Sizes: S-XXXL. Colour: Yellow. Web Ref: 11321 v Sizes: 8-18. Colour: Raspberry. Web Ref: 11322

w Sizes in Grey: S-XXXL. Sizes in Yellow: S-XXXL. Web Ref: 11346 v Sizes in Yellow: 8-18. Web Ref: 11347

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PROTECTIVE NEIL PWD GILET £34.99 This shower-resistant gilet is a minimal but effective PWD (Protective Wind Defence) top. Even when it comes to something as simple as their lightweight wind vest, you will notice the Protective difference from the fabric’s pleasant soft feel to its excellent cut. Weighing a scant 195g, you can always take this gilet with you, say in your back pocket or backpack. Then when the wind picks up and you need to block its chill, simply slip on the Protective Neil. Keeping the design as simple as possible the Neil features a flapped opening at the back where there would normally be a rear pocket, thus allowing you to slip your hand through the jacket to easily access your cycling jersey’s back pocket. This detail is yet another example of what we have come to expect from Protective. There is genius at work here.

Sizes: M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Deep Blue. Web Ref: 12288

HELLY HANSEN STRATOS JACKET £49.99 The Stratos is a lightweight, water-resistant, full-zip windshell jacket that packs down very small into its integral pocket. This packability makes it the perfect emergency windcheater. You can carry it wherever, and pull it on whenever. The Helly Hansen Stratos is very well made as we have come to expect from one of Europe’s foremost outdoor-wear companies. The high collar helps keep the wind off your neck. The microfibre fabric has an agreeable peachskin soft hand and it’s very breathable.

w Sizes: M, L, XL. Colour: Limeade. Web Ref: 12284 v Sizes: S, M, L. Colour: Red. Web Ref: 12285

FOX TEKNIK JACKET £99.99

PROTECTIVE LAJOS JACKET £109.99

GORE PATH II JACKET £139.99

GORE POWER LADY JACKET £139.99

ENDURA VENTURI II JACKET £149.99

The 93% polyester / 7% Lycra stretch shell maximises freedom of movement. The hood fits snug beneath the helmet and will never obscure the view when you turn your head. The magnetic-closure front flap can be operated on the fly. Well done Mr Fox for producing a truly different breathable waterproof top.

This PRD (Protective Rain Defence) breathable waterproof jacket stands out for its light weight (300g in a world of kilo+ waterproofs) and its flexibility. The Tectron Lamination fabric is 4% Lycra. This introduces a degree of stretch, which translates as freedom of movement for the rider. The bonded rear pocket offers convenient storage.

The Path II is a relaxed-fit Gore-Tex Paclite cycling jacket with chest & rear pockets. Great advances have been made in the breathability of sub-£100 waterproof in recent years. Test one against a true Gore-Tex jacket like this however and an old saying comes to mind: you get what you pay for.

This slim, tailored-fit Gore-Tex Paclite jacket weighs a mere 225g. I have shirts that weigh more! Owning a jacket that keeps the elements at bay, without weighing you down, can’t help but empower any lady to get out on her bike whatever the weather.

Waterproof; very breathable; laser-cut zipped pockets front, rear and chest pockets; high collar; shoulder vents: Venturi is perfect for the bike. The cut and the calm appearance makes this jacket equally fit should you ever venture out in your Venturi, sans bike.

Sizes: M, L, XL. Colours: Charcoal. Web Ref: 12278

Sizes: M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Red. Web Ref: 10715

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12282

Sizes: 36, 38, 40, 42, 44. Colours: Lemon or Light Red. Web Ref: 9287

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 11354

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PROTECT YOUR PALMS IT’S SUMMER!

WHY WEAR GLOVES? Shock from the road or trail is continually (albeit subtly) transmitted via the handlebars. You notice a tingling sensation. You are experiencing ulnar nerve inflammation. This can lead to numbness or, worse still, carpal tunnel syndrome. As long ago as the 19th Century, physicians identified this condition and referred to it as cyclists’ palsy. That’s why gloves are not just for winter if you cycle. Every glove on this page features a soft-yet-durable, machine-washable synthetic leather palm, which improves grip and helps prevent blisters. The palm is usually padded to further cushion the nerves. This padding works best when it is strategically placed because an over-padded palm will compromise ‘feel’. Road riders traditionally wear track mitts, which are minimal and fingerless, so you can wear then in the height of summer without overheating the hands. Full-fingered protection is recommended for mountain biking because you are far more likely to experience a brush with nature when you hit the trails.

REVOLUTION VELOCITY TRACK MITTS £8.99

REVOLUTION ESSENTIAL 3-SEASON GLOVES £14.99

Our Velocity Track Mitts feature palm padding where required to cushion the ulnar nerve and thus help prevent hand numbness. Synthetic leather palms improve your grip and help prevent blisters. Breathable stretch mesh backs offer a second-skin-like fit and they reduce wind chill without overheating your hands. The back of the thumb is absorbent fleece, so our track mitt doubles as an ever-available brow wipe. I can’t think of a reason not to wear them whenever you ride.

‘.... Clever design ensures continual airflow through the mesh without feeling chill at higher speeds in blustery conditions. Comfort, feel and dexterity are better than most full-finger designs. There’s just the right blend of insulation and control meaning you can repair tubes, fettle transmission, scoff energy bars and even take photographs without taking them off. Verdict: excellent 3-season gloves offering fantastic fit and value for money. 9/10.’ Review extract from road.cc website.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colours: Red or Black. Web Ref: 9439

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Grey/Black. Web Ref: 10589

SPECIALIZED BG SPORT MITTS £16.99

SPECIALIZED BG GEL MITTS £21.99 (were £26.99)

FOX DIGIT GLOVES £24.99

ENDURA SINGLETRACK GLOVES £24.99

PROTECTIVE ROAD MITTS £24.99

BG refers to Specialized’s Body Geometry gel pad, which is positioned between the heel of the hand and the bar to relieve ulnar nerve pressure.

Gel foam padding across all palm pressure zones makes this the most cushioned BG mitt. The supple Micromatrix palm makes it the most deluxe.

The first name in MTB gloves features a double-layer Clarino palm, but it’s unpadded to maximise feel. The knuckles however are padded to fend off hits.

w Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12400

w Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL.. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 10771

w Sizes in Red: M, L, XL. Sizes in Black: S, M, L, XL. Web Ref: 12241

The terry-backed forefinger offers a larger wipe zone. The palm is double layered where required for pad-less protection. Silicon strips improve grip. The closure is on the front so it’s more comformable than a rear strap. Endura have created a better MTB glove.

v Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black/Grey/Pink. Web Ref: 12401

v Sizes: S, M, L. Colour: Slate/Black/Lavender. Web Ref: 12379

v Sizes: S, M, L, XL Colour: Black. Web Ref: 10700

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 9836

Road track mitts are so called because they are optimised for enhancing comfort and grip when you’re riding on drop bars. ‘Protective Road mitts live up to their name, offering excellent grip in all weathers and insulating my hands from road and trail buzz for several continuous hours.’ road.cc

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Sizes: M, L, XL. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12354


PROTECT YOUR RETINAS

ENDURA SPECTRUM £14.99

REVOLUTION BLADES £19.99

ENDURA TRIGGER TRAIL £39.99

SPECIALIZED DIVIDE £79.99

As the name implies, these UV-blocking high-definition shades are available in a spectrum of hues. The smoke lens is your best choice if you only wear sunnies when it’s sunny. The yellow lens brightens a dull day. The clear lens can be worn after dark. The blue mirrored lens enhances contrast whether it’s overcast or bright.

When you ride, you want to protect your eyes from wind, bugs and dust from dawn till dusk (and after dark too if you like a spot of night riding). That’s where the Revolution Blades sunglasses set comes into its own. Blades come supplied with 3 UV-blocking polycarbonate lenses, which you can change with the weather. The supplied soft pouch is slotted for storing the spare lenses in transit.

You’re hardly going to switch lenses whenever you ride from blazing sunshine into the shade. That’s why lenses that lighten or darken in reaction to changing conditions are even better than interchangeable lenses. With their Trigger Trail sunglasses, Endura have brought Light Reactive convenience to a new price point. Transmission range is 22% (like a smoke lens) to 33% (like a citrus lens).

Specialized have taken the lightreactive concept to the next level. The Divide’s MTB-formula Adaptalite lenses boast an astonishing 22-78% transmission range, so they can be worn all of the day and all of the night. The lens material is NXT which is cast at low temperatures rather than heat-injection moulded for max impact resistance, minimum distortion and brilliant clarity.

Lens & Frame: Smoke, Yellow, Clear or Blue Semi-Mirror. Web Ref: 9325

Frame: Black. Lens: Smoke, Citrus and Clear. Web Ref: 3342

Frame: Black. Lens: Light Reactive. Web Ref: 12317

SPECIALIZED KAVA £79.99

SPECIALIZED URACCO NON-ADAPTALITE TI £69.99 SPECIALIZED URACCO ADAPTALITE £89.99

These are Specialized’s women’sspecific Adaptalite sunglasses. Glasses for girls is definitely a good thing because most sports’ shades are made for big-headed blokes. The Kava in contrast complements the fine features of a lass and thank to its Adaptalite lens, it can grace your face from dawn till dusk.

Like the Kava, the Uracco comes equipped with Specialized’s Road-Formula Adaptalite lenses. Optimised for days out on the open road, Road Formula lenses are darker tinted than the Divide’s (whose MTB-formula lenses are more tuned for dark forest trails). Road Formula lens’s light transmission range is 12%-38%, which copes with anything from snow-blinding bright to overcast. If you reserve your cycling shades for sunny days, you can opt for a nonAdaptalite 12%-transmission version of the Uracco.

Frame: Black. Lens: NXT Adaptalite Road. Web Ref: 8989

Frame: Ti (non-Adaptalite version). Black (Adaptalite version). Lens: NXT non-Adaptalite or NXT Adaptalite Road. Web Ref: 8901

Frame: Charcoal. Lens: NXT Adaptalite MTB. Web Ref: 11520

OAKLEY LIVESTRONG STRAIGHT JACKET £124.99 ‘Laser etched with LIVESTRONG near the edge of the lens, this unique rendition of STRAIGHT JACKET is the rebirth of aggressive styling that first emerged more than a decade ago. The Black IRIDIUM lens coating has always been a Lance favourite for the way it cuts glare and balances light in bright sun, and the comfortably lightweight O MATTER frame proudly carries the colors of the Livestrong™ foundation logo.’ www.oakley.com Purchase this special-edition version of the Straight Jacket and Oakley will donate $20 to the Lance Armstrong Livestrong Foundation.

Frame: Livestrong Jet Black. Lens: Black Iridium Web Ref: 10509

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WHY I RIDE Nothing can compare with the pleasure of a bike ride. Maureen Twaddle: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op customer

SPECIALIZED BG PRIMO £49.99 Every BG shoe has a Body Geometry footbed. Developed by Specialized with Dr Andy Pruitt, American author, sports scientist and national coach, the BG footbed is a cycling-specific insole that helps stabilise and correct the foot’s position on the pedal. The BG insole helps eliminate knee strain and pressure on the foot bones when you cycle. Specialized BG Shoes incorporate 3 elements. The Varus Wedge angles the foot slightly for improved ergonomics and knee/foot alignment. The Metatarsal Button and the Longitudinal Arch Support support the foot and reduce hotspots. The Specialized Primo brings BG comfort benefits to the everyday rider. It has standard cycling shoe features: a LaceLock to prevent your laces getting snagged, a stiffer pedal contact zone and SPD cleat compatability. It uniquely boasts an extra plush version of the BG footbed which, combined with the full suede leather uppers and the rubber sole, make the Primo one of the comfiest cycling shoes you can walk in.

Sizes: 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49. Colour: Grey Black. Web Ref: 11358

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keep one step ahead ENDURA COOLMAX SOCKS £4.99

SPECIALIZED BG SONOMA £59.99

SPECIALIZED BG SPORT MTB w SPECIALIZED BG RIATA v £69.99

SPECIALIZED BG SPORT ROAD w SPECIALIZED BG SPIRITA v £69.99

The Sonoma’s renown as a comfort and performance enhancer has helped make it our best selling cycling shoe. The men’s-version’s Velcro strap closure helps define the Sonoma as a tad more cycling specific (though still walkable) than the Primo on the previous page.

A noticeably stiffer sole and real leather uppers take the BG Sport and Riata up the next step of the Specialized BG technical ladder. Pedalling efficiency improves while everyday walkability is somewhat compromised. However, sole lugs offer good traction when you are obliged to hop off the bike to hike.

The rigid glass-fibre sole and the synthetic leather / vented mesh upper with 3 strap closures inform you that the Sport and the Spirita are pure road riding shoes. These uncompromising technical factors make their comfort-enhancing BG insoles all the more welcome.

w Sizes: 41- 48. Colour: Slate/Black. Web Ref: 11361 v Sizes: 37-42. Colour: Grey/Berry. Web Ref: 11132

w Sizes: 41- 48. Colour: Black/Red. Web Ref: 11362

w Sizes: 41- 48. Colour: Black/Silver. Web Ref: 11367

v Sizes: 38-42. Colour: Black/Silver. Web Ref: 11359

v Sizes: 37-42 in White/Grey/Blue. Web Ref: 11366

Feeling patriotic right down to your soles? Then shield your ankles in the flag of St Andrew or St George. Endura’s CoolMax socks are famed for keeping your feet fresh. Lightweight and thin, they’re especially recommended if your shoes are on the neat side.

One Size fits most. Colour: Saltire or St George. Web Ref: 4619,10620

PROTECTIVE FIGARI SOCKS £8.99 This ultra-thin sock employs wicking polyamide with a 3% dash of Lycra for enhanced stretch and recovery. Light padding at ball and heel reduce pressure. Left and right-specific weave make Figari Socks a perfect fit for both feet.

Sizes: 39-42 or 43-46. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12311

FIVE TEN IMPACT LOW £74.99

FIVE TEN SAM HILL 2 £84.99

SPECIALIZED BG COMP ROAD £139.99

Five Ten made their name in climbing circles with their super-tacky Stealth rubber soles, famed for adhering to rocks that lesser soles (not to mention souls) might slip off. This adhesion matched with its shock absorption and longevity makes the Stealth sole a perfect partner for flatty pedals. Leather uppers and a slingshot heel, which ‘locks’ the foot in place, help ensure a secure and comfortable fit.

Impact Lows with extra vents for one of the world’s hottest riders. ‘It’s almost impossible to put into words just how much better they are than other shoes for use with flat pedals. The grip is astonishing. They’ve got just the right amount of flex to give good feedback and they provide great foot protection too. They’re so comfortable that you don’t want to put your trainers back on when you’ve finish a ride. 10/10.’ bikeradar.com.

With its leather/mesh uppers; its FACT (Functionally Advanced Composite Technology) carbon / glass-fibre sole and its 3-strap closure - the top one with an M-lock SL ratcheting buckle - Specialized have combined the best of materials with proven Body Geometry shoe technology to create a better quality road riding shoe.

Sizes: 6-11. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12460

Sizes: 7-11. Colour: Monster Green. Web Ref: 12290

Sizes: 42-46. Colour: White. Web Ref: 11364

ENDURA BaaBaa MERINO SOCKS TWINPACK £14.99 If your only experience of merino wool has been winter hiking socks, you will be amazed what this economical twinpack has to offer: the comforting pong-free properties of 93% merino socks in a thin summer-weight format.

Sizes: M (shoe size 5-8) or L (9-12). Colour: Black. Web Ref: 11662

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HELMETS CHOOSING THE CORRECT HELMET Choosing a helmet is similar to picking the right shoes. Style is important but fit is everything. The goal is to find a helmet that’s so unobtrusive, you forget you are wearing it. That’s why we go to the trouble of stocking a massive range of helmets, cherry-picking the best helmets on offer from 6 different companies. Each of these companies construct their helmets on subtly differently-shaped headforms. That’s why, generally speaking, an Abus helmet tends to be wider than a Giro which, in turn, is usually wider than an equivalent Specialized.

HOW HELMETS MEASURE UP

A tape measure around the widest part of the head just above the brow will give you a good idea of your size. The most foolproof method is to visit one of our shops and try a few helmets on till you find one that offers coverage almost to brow level and a snug fit that does not pinch.

STYLES

Helmet manufacturers tend to categorise their helmets according to cycling disciplines. The illustrations to the right depict, from top to bottom, typical road/XC, trail and jump designs. This can only be a rough guide. There is bound to be some crossover. No helmet police will arrest you for riding a trail centre wearing a roadie helmet. And even the UCI won’t ban you from entering a road race wearing a trail lid. We even sell a fair few jump lids (sometimes delightfully described as ‘piss pot helmets’) to genteel commuters looking for maximum coverage. Generally speaking however, a road/XC helmet will be more streamlined with longer narrower vents, and will be less likely to have a visor. Trail helmets always have visors to help keep mud and branches at bay. They also tend to have wider vents to let off steam on long uphills. Jump lids’ fuller coverage pretty much anticipate more falls. However you ride, choose one that suits your style. Then wear it.

REVOLUTION LID £19.99

GIRO SKYLA £24.99 (was £29.99)

REVOLUTION LID COMP£24.99

GIRO FLAK £29.99

The speed dial for adjusting the anti-rock retention strap doubles as a red LED so wearing our Lid triples your safety. 288/318g.

‘You hardly know you’re wearing it.’ The most common quote of Skyla owners. That’s why it’s our best selling ladies’ lid. 270g.

Our Comp Lid has 22 deep vents. That’s 9 more than the original Revolution Lid. Also, it offers more head coverage, trail lid style. 296g.

The high-impact ABS hardshell is made to take the flak that might crush a lesser lid. 454g.

Unisize: 54-60cm w, 52-59cm v. Colour: Black w or Blue v. Web Ref: 6395 & 9767

Unisize: 50-57cm. Colour: Silver/Teal or White/Pink. Web Ref: 11596

Unisize: 54-60cm. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 9766

Sizes: S (51-55), M (55-59), L (59-63cm). Colour: Matt Olive. Web Ref: 10053

GIRO TRANSFER £29.99

GIRO SKYLINE £29.99

MET MYTHOS UN £29.99

SPECIALIZED MAX £29.99

Giro’s knack of delivering industry -standard fit transfers perfectly to their entry-level lid. 258g.

The same 20-vent deal as the Giro Transfer with one difference: the Skyline comes with a visor. 264g.

Met employ Nova3 CAD software to create one of the best vented lids at this price point. 290g.

Unisize: 54-61cm. Colour: Black/Titanium, White/ Silver, Yellow/Black or Blue/Black. Web Ref: 11599

Unisize: 54-61cm. Colour: Titanium/Silver or Black/Charcoal. Web Ref: 11181

Unisize: 54-61cm. Colour: Black/Anthracite or Silver/White. Web Ref: 10907

If you have a big brain, it’s definitely worth protecting so check out the new Specialized Max. It’s only available in one size: XXL. 400g.

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Unisize XXL: 56-64cm. Colour: Silver, White or Black. Web Ref: 11394


SPECIALIZED ALIGN £29.99

SPECIALIZED SIERRA D4W £29.99

TSG EVOLUTION £32.99

ABUS ARICA £34.99

Sitting lower down the back of the head, this trail-style lid offers more rear coverage so it fits more securely. 336g.

With its extra rear coverage, this trail lid sits better on most heads than a regular road-oriented recreation helmet. 300g.

Unisize: 54-62cm. Colour: Black, Blue, White, Silver or Red. Web Ref: 11156

Unisize: 50-58cm. Black/Charcoal or Silver. Web Ref: 11158

A great riding helmet from a famous skate park company. Foam-lined ABS shell. Excellent rear and side-temple coverage for when back flips go awry. 495g.

The Arica stands out as a cool women’s helmet, which is available in more than one size. The rear LED light can only enhance your safety. 282g.

Sizes: S/M (52-56), L/XL (57-60cm). Colour: Flat Black. Web Ref: 12504

Sizes: S/M (52-58), M/L (58-62cm). Colour: Pink Web Ref: 12484

GIRO VENTI £34.99

TSG EVOLUTION BEAM £37.99

ABUS LANE U £39.99

SPECIALIZED INSTINCT £49.95

Snap-fit visor, 20 vents, Acu-fit dial-in head-hugging security: the Venti offers classic Giro styling for larger heads. 322g.

If you’re interested in the TSG Evolution helmet but consider black boring, consider this Beam Graphic alternative. 495g.

Abus call this a commuter lid. With its front vents backed with a ‘bug net’ - it’s also perfect for touring Scotland during the midge season.

With its air-gulping vents and its massive rear exhaust ports, this is one cool trail lid. 300g.

Unisize XL: 58-65cm. Colour: Black. Web Ref: 11584

Sizes: S/M (52-56), L/XL (57-60cm). Colour: Beam. Web Ref: 12505

Sizes: S/M (52-57), L/XL (56-63cm). Colour: Black. Web Ref: 10899

Sizes: S (51-57), M (54-60). L (57-63cm). Colour: Black. Web Ref: 8829

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ABUS URBAN £49.99

GIRO RIFT £49.99

GIRO STYLUS £49.99

SPECIALIZED ECHELON £49.99

Boasts a bug net, visor, 21 vents, a scuff-resistant rubberised finish and the ZoomLite retention system with adjustable speed dial which doubles as a rear light. 268g.

Rear exhaust vents pull air through the helmet when you ride uphill at slower speeds. 326g.

With 26 long vents and no visor, the Giro Stylus is a sharp, stylish roadie helmet. 256g.

Unisize: 54-61cm. Colours: White/Titanium, Black/Titanium, Titanium/Carbon or Red/Black. Web Ref: 11603

Sizes: S (51-55cm), M (55-59cm), L (59-63cm). Colours: Black/Titanium or Blue/Black. Web Ref: 11594

Super vented, this Specialized roadie helmet will help you reach the highest echelon in your neighbourhood peloton. 340g.

Sizes: S/M (52-57), L/XL (56-63cm). Colours: Black or Red Reflective. Web Ref: 10902

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Sizes: S (51-57), M (54-60), L (57-63cm). Colours: Black or Blue in men’s. Silver/Lavender in women’s. Web Ref: 11174 w, 11175 v.


SPECIALIZED TACTIC £54.99

GIRO HEX £59.99

GIRO PHASE £69.99

SPECIALIZED PROPERO £69.99

Now with Specialized’s Headset SL fit system with micro-adjustable rear dial for perfect set up. 350g.

Boasts top-of-the-range RocLoc 4 fit belt and POV visor once reserved for 3-figure Giros. 280g.

Sizes: S (51-57), M (54-60), L (57-63cm). Colours: Black or Red in men’s. White/Silver in women’s. Web Ref: 11176 w, 11177 v.

Sizes: S (51-55cm), M (55-59cm), L (59-63cm). Colours: Matt Black or Matt Black with Yellow Shards. Web Ref: 11593

Acu Dial 2 allows you to select a different fit-belt anchor point - all in the quest for achieving the Giro obsession: best possible fit. 320g.

90% of the styling, the superventing and the custom Pro Fit of the S-Works helmet at almost half the price. 260g.

Sizes: S (51-55cm), M (55-59cm), L (59-63cm). Colours: Matt Black or White/Ti. Web Ref: 11591

Sizes: S (51-57), M (54-60), L (57-63cm). Colours: Black or Red. Web Ref: 11395

SPECIALIZED VICE £79.99

GIRO ATHLON £99.99

GIRO XEN £99.99

CATLIKE VACUUM £104.99

Matrix internal reinforcement and twist-resistant instrap webbing goes into the making of Specialized’s best MTB lid. 276g.

This XC helmet is more streamlined than most competing off-road lids. RocLoc 4 delivers lateral & vertical adjustment and a glove-like fit. 330g.

Sizes: S (51-57), M (54-60), L (57-63cm). Colour: Black or Silver. Web Ref: 11399

Sizes: M (55-59cm), L (59-63cm). Colours: Matt Black/Carbon. Web Ref: 11592

Extra rear coverage, holier vents, in-mould upper AND lower Hardbody microshell, RocLoc 4: Xen remains the daddy of trail lids. 10/10: WhatMountainBiking. 303g.

This picture reveals the Vacuum MTB helmet’s unique Air Tube, which reinforces the helmet’s structure with no significant weight penalty. 280g.

Sizes: M (55-59cm), L (59-63cm). Colours: Matt Black. Web Ref: 7556

Size: M (55-58cm), L (59-61). Colour: Matt Black. Web Ref: 12506

GIRO ATMOS £129.99 More holes than helmet. Giro’s I.C.R. (In-mould Carbon Reinforced) internal roll cage enables Giro to create a super-airy 26-vent road helmet without compromising its structural integrity. 280g.

Sizes: S (51-55cm), M (55-59cm), L (59-63cm). Colour: Matt Titanium. Web Ref: 10052

SPECIALIZED S-WORKS £129.99

GIRO IONOS £159.99

The choice of Pro teams such as Quick Step, Lampre, Lotto and ISD because it’s the lightest certified helmet in the world. 200g (small size).

From its Kevlar-reinforced matrix to its anti-odour X-Static pads, no lid is cooler. ‘Giro’s current top lid is a comfort, performance and protection benchmark. By moulding the body around a composite framework, Giro can use extended forehead-to-crown and temple vents without any safety or structural compromises. Massive exhaust vents under the rear spoiler create a Dyson-like through-draft for a dramatic cooling effect. Full-depth temple and scalp coverage makes for a protected and universally comfortable fit.’ bikeradar.com 294g.

Sizes: S (51-57), M (54-60), L (57-63cm). Colour: Black or White. Web Ref: 11396

CATLIKE WHISPER PLUS £149.99 ‘As soon as you put the Whisper Plus on, you’re aware of the air flowing through the 39 separate intakes across the helmet that give it its trademark look, keeping comfort at a max no matter how hot the weather. Having long hair, I personally find overheating can be a problem, yet this helmet allowed sufficient airflow to cool even my hot head. Verdict: It inspires confidence and looks great.’ road.cc. 290g.

Sizes: S (51-55cm), M (55-59cm), L (59-63cm). Colour: Black/Carbon. Web Ref: 9016

Size: M (54-58cm), L (59-61). Colour: White. Web Ref: 12507

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Revolution VISION switch £9.99 8 Run time: 20h full + 80h from 2 x CR2032 Our bar-mount light-cum-head torch. ‘The Vision Switch’s 3 LEDs don’t light the road that much, but it’s as a head-mounted backup light that it comes into its own. At junctions, it provides a welcome illuminated nod to car drivers and the side windows provide some peripheral lighting. In the event of your main light packing up – or if you have a puncture or mechanical problem – having a light on your head is a real boon.’ Cycling Plus.

Revolution vision hi power led light £19.99 8 20h full beam + 80h back up: 8 Batteries: 4xAAA

’One of the Cycling Plus team has been using a Hi Power for years, so we can certainly vouch for the durability of this well designed, aluminium bodied, 1-Watt light. That durability goes for the illumination too. Ours was still burning brightly after more than 15 hours....Great for an urban commuter or as an extra for somebody riding a more elaborate lighting setup. Verdict: Solid, durable and waterproof - and a lot of light for the price. 9/10.’ Cycling Plus. Web Ref: 8995

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Revolution vision 5 led rear light £7.99 8 Run time: 110 hrs 8 Batteries: 2 x AAA

Web Ref: 9806

Web Ref: 7558

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Revolution vision ultraslim led light £9.99 8 20h full beam + 80h back up 8 Batteries: 4xAAA

Web Ref: 8998

cat eye el020 hybrid £49.99 8 Run time: 2h constant/6h flash 8 Batteries: solar panel + 1xAA for backup (that’s the hybrid part)

Web Ref: 11260

cat eye neko headtorch superbright led £34.99

Light & Motion Seca cub 400 £324.99

8 Run time: 45h (high), 70h (low), 80h (flash) 8 Batteries: 3xAAA

8 Run time: 2.5h (400 lumen), 5h (200 lumens), 10h (100 lumens) 8 Battery: 3-cell 11.1v Li-Ion rechargeable with 2h charger

Web Ref: 9203

Web Ref: 9902

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Revolution VISION micro led SET £9.99

electron 4 led safety twinpack ehp122 £17.99

cat eye sl110 loop set £19.99 Single LAMP £9.99

8 Run time: up to 200h from 2xAAA batteries per lamp

8 30h constant / 50h flashing from 2 x CR2032 batteries per lamp.

Web Ref: 7270

Web Ref: 11270 (set) 11262 (if bought singly)

Should your primary lights ever fail, these loop-on back-up lights might save your tail. 8 Run time: up to 200h from 2xCR2032 batteries per lamp

Web Ref: 8996

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cat eye ld270 | tl 270 £27.99

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8 Run time: 30h constant / 50h flash for both lamps 8 2 x LR1 batteries per lamp

Web Ref: 7265

revolution vision light set £24.99 8 Run time front: 20/80h 8 Run time rear: 110h 8 Batteries: 4xAAA (front) 2xAAA (rear) Web Ref: 9807

Match our alloy-cased Hi Power front lamp with our extra-wide extra- eyecatching 5-LED rear and you can ride in the confident knowledge that this is, probably, the best light set available at this price.

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smart polaris 7 lux £29.99 8 Run time front: 100h 8 Run time rear: 100h 8 Batteries: 2 x AAA - same for both lamps

Web Ref: 11285

reelight Sl100 magnetic dynamo LIGHT SET £29.99 8 Run time: infinite 8 Batteries: none

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Gets you seen. Barely lights the road but keeps you safe and legal when you ride under street lights.

cat eye commuter set £36.99

BRIGHTER: unlit roads or PATHS

2 x elastic drawcord Loop lights & 2 Orbit spoke lights.

BRIGHTEST: off road/trail centres

8 Run time: 30/50h 8 Batteries: 2 x CR2032 per lamp

8 Run time front: 15/60h 8 Run time rear: 15/30h 8 Batteries: 1xAA front 2xAAA rear

Reelights are the modern urban dynamo set. Unlike traditional dynamo lights powered by a tyre roller (which can be a drag) or a dynohub (which can cost over £100 once you factor in the wheel build) it’s easy to upgrade your bike with Reelights. Simply slip a pair of Reelight spoke magnets onto each wheel. Then secure the lamp bracket to each axle with the wheels’ existing track nuts or QRs. Once fitted, both front and rear Reelights will flash twice every wheel revolution whenever you ride. No batteries required, ever. Green lighting has never been so simple and reliable.

Web Ref: 12475

Web Ref: 11272

Web Ref: 9141

Watt the lux is a lumen LED? When comparing different lights, cycle companies can be less than illuminating. One talks about their lights’ output in lumens, the next in candle power, the next in lux. No ready reckoner exists to compare these ratings. We have therefore decided to cut the confusion and shed light on this matter by simply rating our lamps as bright, brighter and brightest. This simple key is especially relevant for front lights.

BRIGHT: URBAN

Throws a bit of a beam to help light up the road immediately in front of your wheel.

Motorcycle headlamp-like power turns night into day.

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cat eye uno | tl600 £44.99

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cat eye gift set el135 ld130 & velo 5 computer £44.99

smart lunar 25 £54.99

cat eye el320 | tl610 £59.99

cat eye micro gift set £89.99

8 Run time front: 80/100h 8 Run time rear: 75/150h 8 Batteries: 2xAA front 2xAAA rear

8 Run time front: 7h high beam, 14h low, 18h flash 8 Run time rear: 50h/100h 8 Batteries: 2xAA front, 2xAAA rear

8 Run time front: 20/40/120h (hi/ low/flash) 8 Run time rear: 30/60h (cons/flash) 8 Batteries: 4xAA front, 2xAAA rear

8 Run time front: 20/40/120h (hi/ low/flash) 8 Run time rear: 30/60h (cons/flash) 8 Batteries: 4xAA front, 2xAAA rear

Web Ref: 10049

Web Ref: 11284

Web Ref: 11268

Web Ref: 11256

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HYDRATION REVOLUTION HYDRATE BOTTLE CAGE £3.99

WATER OF LIFE

Our welded aluminium Revolution Hydrate holds your bottle when you ride: allows the bottle to slip out easily when you’re thirsty. Our bottle cage is available in 2 versions. Bolts supplied.

‘Eat before you’re hungry, drink before you’re thirsty.’ Wise cyclists have been saying that for a hundred years and it’s still true today.

Standard 6mm rod (64g): Black, Silver, Red or Blue. Lightweight 5mm rod (48g): Black or Silver. Web Ref: 7650

Top sports scientists and coaches, such as the British Cycling boffins, all agree on the importance of keeping hydrated. These guys have zillions of pounds worth of performance-monitoring equipment at their disposal. They all agree that the most efficacious exercise aid needn’t cost you an extra penny. It’s called water. A loss of just two percent of body weight due to sweating is linked to a drop in blood volume. When this occurs, the heart works harder to move blood through the bloodstream. This can cause muscle cramps, dizziness, fatigue - heat stroke even - all of which can be avoided simply by sipping water regularly. Even professional footballers, not always renowned for their savvy, recognise the importance of ‘taking on water’ whenever the ref whistles a halt in play. For a one-hour leisure ride, a bottle of water will usually suffice. For longer rides, topping it up with isotonic powder aids absorption. Perhaps the best advert for keeping fluid levels topped up is the near universal adoption of hydration packs by mountain bikers. Long hot uphills have a way of letting you know that you really do need to drink around a litre per hour to keep going. The genius of CamelBaks and similar packs is that they make it easy to carry 2-3 litres. Their bite valve feeding tubes let you drink on the move with no loss of momentum or concentration. And maybe best of all, a hydration pack is the one load you can carry that’s guaranteed to get lighter as the day progresses.

SPECIALIZED E-CAGE £6.99 Another welded aluminium cage, this time resplendent with a snazzy S logo cut out on the back plate where it’s drilled for your water bottle boss bolts (bolts not supplied). Available in 2 versions.

Standard 6.2 mm rod (62g) in Black or Titanium. Lightweight 5mm rod (42g) in Black. Web Ref: 6780 & 6779

IBERA FINE TUNE BOTTLE CAGE £7.99 The Ibera Fine Tune can be adjusted to take different widths of bottle. Better still, you can twist the cage 35˚ ‘on the fly’ so you can access your bottle from the side. This tilt mechanism can overcome the problem of fitting a tall bottle ‘inside’ a compact frame. Bolts supplied. 78g.

Colour: Black/Silver/Yellow as shown. Web Ref: 9800

SPECIALIZED ZEE CAGE £9.99 The side-loading Zee Cage overcomes the same problem as the Ibera - accessing a bottle when space is limited ‘inside’ a compact or suspension frame. The moulded nylon Zee Cage displays Specialized’s inimitable style. Bolts supplied. 36g.

Colours: Black, Red or White. Web Ref: 12461

HIGH FIVE BOTTLE 750ml £3.99

REVOLUTION HYDRATE 750ml £3.99

REVOLUTION HYDRATE ALUMINIUM 750ml £4.99

SPECIALIZED GLOBE LITTLE BIG MOUTH 21oz £4.99

This bottle would make a fine present if you want to reward your buddy with a high five. Like most better bottles, the High Five is clear so you can keep an eye on how much juice you have left. You can thus regard the clear bottle as your personal fuel gauge.

Our clear, screw-top bottle boasts our slogan The Revolution Will Not Be Motorised and our ‘Chinese’ logos. The wide (55mm) mouth facilitates filling it with drink powder and/or ice cubes. The red rubber collar round the neck improves grip.

Our best buy in leak-proof aluminium water bottles is built to last for years so it’s more environmentally friendly than less durable bottles. Internally coated to keeps drink untainted (no plastic aftertaste) and safe. Best used with plastic cage to avoid scratching.

Specialized’s classic Big Mouth easy-fill bottle, now rebadged with their fun-but-serious Globe Bicycle eco-aware slogan: Runs on Apples and Bananas. The green screwtop’s soft poppet is especially tooth friendly. 21oz is approx 600ml.

Bored with bottle-shaped bottles? Specialized call the Virtue, the fastest water bottle in the world. It has the virtue of reducing turbulence by working like a fairing between the down tube and the seat tube.

Web Ref: 11289

Web Ref: 9056

Web Ref: 6352

Web Ref: 11099

Web Ref: 10051, 10050

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SPECIALIZED VIRTUE AERO £14.99 with cage £5.99 bottle only


IBERA COOLHEAD BOTTLE 500ml £6.80

ZEFAL LADY BOTTLE & CAGE SET £10.99

REVOLUTION HYDRATE HYDRATION PACK £24.99

REVOLUTION STOW LITE 10+3L £29.99 (was £34.99)

REVOLUTION STOW SPORT 20+5L £34.99 (was £44.99)

The first bottle that’s insulated and squeezable. Being insulated, water stays cooler. Being squeezable, it slips into near-any metal bottle cage without scratching. Being squeezable, you can enjoy a bigger glug.

A more lady-like bottle and cage from that most gallant French company, Zéfal. The push-top 600ml bottle is constructed in a food grade plastic which is especially pliable. This makes it easier to squeeze out that last drop.

Web Ref: 9801

Web Ref: 12510

A large compartmentalised front pocket for stashing wallet, tools and keys, plus external bungees for lashing down extras, complement the easy-fill Microban antibacterial 1.5 litre reservoir to create a superior hydration pack.

We believe that hydration is so crucial for comfort on the bike, we make every Stow rucsac CamelBakreservoir compatible. The Revolution Stow Lite is our most compact sac: perfect for carrying just enough and no more.

Our Stow Rucsac volume measurements refers to the bags’ expandability. Thus the 20-litre Stow Sport fills out to 25L at the pull of a zip. Pulling a second zip reveals a hi-viz rain cover to enhance its water resistance.

Purple. Web Ref: 8999

Grey. Web Ref: 6397

Grey. Web Ref: 4102

REVOLUTION STOW EXPERT 25+5L £44.99 (was £54.99)

VAUDE ROOMY AEROFLEX LITE WOMEN’S 12+3L £49.99

CAMELBAK OCTANE XCT 2L/5.5L £49.99

REVOLUTION STOW TRAIL RUCSAC 2OL £54.99

VAUDE NORTHSHORE 14 PROFLEX 14L £64.99

Aeroflex suspension to maximise comfort and minimise contact with your back; CamelBak reservoir compatibility; stow- away dayglo rain cover: the Expert has all the features of the Stow Sport & Lite but with extra capacity.

Vaude are famed for the quality of their rucsacs (so much so, we employ them to manufacture our own Revolution Stow Aeroflex suspension rucsacs). This 12 litre women’s model expands to 15 litres at the pull of a zip.

‘2L’ refers to the 2 litre reservoir, ‘5.5L’ to the sac’s total capacity. Compression straps and lightweight body-wrap styling prime this sac for high-octane sports such as cross country riding and running.

With its taped seams and sealed zips this is the first waterproof (as opposed to highly water-resistant) Rev rucsac - no separate rain cover required. The Trail retains our Stow sacs’ renowned Aeroflex comfort and multi-pocket utility.

In Edinburgh, we thought northshore meant Fife till we discovered mountain biking. Like the Stow Expert, this sac features Vaude’s FLASH harness system which ensures a perfect fit, even if you’re above or below average height.

Black/Grey. Web Ref: 6396

Red. Web Ref: 12540

Lime. Web Ref: 12208

Black/Grey. Web Ref: 10976

Black/Green. Web Ref: 12451

CAMELBAK M.U.L.E. 3L/11.5L £64.99

CAMELBAK H.A.W.G. NV 3L/18.9L £99.99

A 3 litre reservoir + 8.5 litre spare capacity for carrying your kit and caboodle makes an 11.5 litre M.U.L.E. - made for Medium and Ultra Long Endeavours - the pack of choice for self-sufficient riders. ‘We think it’s perfect for riders who want a single pack for everything.’ WhatMountainBike Gold Award. ‘Everything we would like to see on a technical pack, and at a very reasonable price for the quality. 10/10’ MBR.

This CamelBak Holds A lot of Water & Gear - more, even, than a M.U.L.E. Plus it boasts CamelBak’s N.V.I.S. Next Generation Ventilated Integrated System. This is a stability-enhancing Dynamic Suspension harness that incorporates a lightweight, low-profile, multidirectional ventilation system. ‘We’ve used the HAWG NV for lots of Big Days Out and have been very impressed.... This pack should last a lifetime.’ Singletrack.

Dark Cheddar or Black. Web Ref: 12198

Black. Web Ref: 12196

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LUGGAGE

REVOLUTION ADVENTURE EXPEDITION PANNIER RACK £14.99

EDINBURGH CANVAS BAG £1.99

If you want to carry panniers, you’ll need a rack. With its proven Forth Bridgeinspired doubletriangle construction, this one is as dependable as it is light weight. 490g.

REVOLUTION ADVENTURE SEAT PACK £7.99, £9.99 {EXPANDABLE}

LEZYNE ENERGY CADDY £9.99

Our standard seat pack’s 0.8 litre capacity is just enough for a spare tube and multi-tool. The expandable one grows to 2 litres. Either are detachable in 1 second.

Velcros to the frame’s seat tube/ top tube junction making it perfect for carrying phone/gels/energy bars you might want to access on the move. 0.4 litre.

Size: 54x46x10cm Web Ref: 10482

Black/Red. Web Ref: 7780, 7781

Black. Web Ref: 12452

REVOLUTION ADVENTURE SEATPACK EQUIPPED £17.99

REVOLUTION SINGLE PANNIER 12L £19.99

REVOLUTION ADVENTURE RACK PACK 5 + 1L £29.99

REVOLUTION COMMUTER BRIEFCASE/PANNIER 8L £29.99

This is our Expandable Seatpack, equipped with a chain tool, a fold-up Allen key/screwdriver set, 2 tyre levers, patches & glue. Each tool gets its own slot in a soft-foam sleeve, so they won’t rattle as you roll along bumpy trails.

Click-fix this well-made bag to a rack and liberate your back from the pack-carrying trap. Most city cyclists find that one pannier suffices. You can always buy a second Single Pannier if your carrying requirements grow.

’Build quality is excellent. The base is heavily padded to insulate delicates from road shock. A box of eggs remained unscathed despite prolonged exposure to rough roads and torrential downpours.’ Cycle (the CTC magazine).

Non-tapered folder-friendly shape, this padded briefcase looks like a smart laptop bag. Unzipping the back panel reveals a set of Rixen & Kaul pannier fittings which allow you to clip this briefcase to a rear rack at a heel-clearing 45˚ angle.

Black/Red. Web Ref: 8993

Black. Web Ref: 9649

Black. Web Ref: 6401

Black. Web Ref: 9648

Our not-for-profit, biodegradeable, unbleached cotton eco bag is stronger, bigger and better than more corporate bags for life. We take perverse pleasure using these when supermarket shopping. We reckon you might feel the same.

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Black or Silver. Web Ref: 7652


M:PART WICKER BASKET WITH QR MOUNT £37.99

REVOLUTION ADVENTURE BAR BAG 3L £39.99

A traditional basket with the modern convenience of a QR (quick release) mount. If you would rather get this basket for free (along with the beautiful Crane Japanese brass bell on P.113) it comes supplied with our new Revolution Heritage bike (P.32).

‘The Adventure Bar Bag is a cute little thing, fitting neatly onto narrower handlebars....There’s ample room for a digital camera and your most important worldly valuables.... Construction is excellent. 8/10.’ Cycling Plus.

Web Ref: 11627

VAUDE OFF ROAD BAG 10 + 2L £64.99 Thanks to its seatpostmounted clamp, you can instantly attach this bag to a rack-less bike. The Vaude Off Road will comfortably carry around 4 kilos of equipment, say, to that overnight bothy or hostel stop.

Black. Web Ref: 12544

Black/Silver/Red. Web Ref: 6400

REVOLUTION ADVENTURE UNIVERSAL PANNIERS 2x14L £54.99 ‘...a really good size for general use, effectively being roomy front panniers or compact rear ones. For the money, build quality is really good, with an appealing look, a mesh outer pocket and reflective LED tabs.’ Cycling Plus. Black/Silver. Web Ref: 6399

VAUDE CYCLE 25 PANNIER RUCSAC £59.99 Comes supplied as a 25L pannier complete with quality rack fittings. To convert into a rucsac, simply unzip the back panel with its pannier hardware, roll it up, and stuff it into the dedicated compartment at the bottom of the bag.

Black. Web Ref: 10662

REVOLUTION ADVENTURE WELDED PANNIERS 2x20L £69.99

ORTLIEB FRONT ROLLER CLASSIC PANNIERS 2x12L £74.99

VAUDE EVA’S OFFICE 17L / VAUDE WRIGHT TARP 17L £79.99

While our Adventure Panniers on the top row are highly weather resistant and boast stowaway rain hoods, our welded panniers are the ones to go for if you’re looking for bags which are 100% waterproof.

With shops located in Scotland and Northern England, it’s little wonder that we feature Ortlieb - the original waterproof bag company - in every Edinburgh Bicycle catalogue.

Vaude create the coffeecoloured Eva’s Office from the plastic bottles that sound citizens recycle. If you prefer a similar office bag with laptop sleeve, but made in orange tarpaulin, choose the Wright Tarp.

Red/Black. Web Ref: 8994

White, Black or Yellow. Web Ref: 495

Web Ref: 12546, 12545

REVOLUTION ADVENTURE REAR PANNIERS 2x20L £64.99 As well as being bigger than our Universals, these panniers have rear pockets - the perfect place for stowing overtrousers and tools you might want to access without having to rummage through the bags’ main compartments.

Black/Silver. Web Ref: 6398

VAUDE EGGER BRIEFCASE PANNIER 18L £89.99 This seriously smart briefcase features top-of-the-range pannier hardware for easy bike portage. A zipped flap keeps the pannier hardware under cover when not in use. The stowaway rain cover keeps the briefcase spick and span.

Black. Web Ref: 10665

ARKEL XM45 EXTREME MOUNTAIN TOURING PANNIERS 2x22.5L £219.99

VAUDE DISCOVER PRO PANNIERS 2x24L £119.99

ARKEL BRIEFCASE 25L £169.99

With their Ultra Seam Tech high-frequency heat transfer, ultrasound construction and their one-handedoperation QMR (Quick Mount and Release) rack attachment system, Vaude have created a lighter weight pair of waterproof rear panniers.

Built the Arkel way in soft but incredibly strong Cordura fabric, this is probably the ultimate pannier / attaché case. A padded neoprene sleeve with Velcro-down lid takes most laptops. This pouch is suspended inside the bag to isolate your notebook from shock.

Black. Web Ref: 10663

Black. Web Ref: 10404

Arkel XM45 panniers are optimised for mountain bike touring.. Taller and narrower than a regular pannier, the Arkel XM45 offers more heel clearance when mounted to a short-chainstay MTB. External compression straps keep the load narrow and stable as required for tight single track where a touring pannier might be too bulbous to squeeze through. That way, Arkel can guarantee that the rear end of your mountain bike, with fully loaded XM-45’s on the rear rack, will be no wider than your MTB bars. If your handlebars can squeeze through, so can your panniers. ‘Arkel can be proud of their Camlock system. The hooks are extruded from solid aluminium, Arkel claim to be the best. They could be.’ Cycle: the CTC magazine.

Yellow. Web Ref: 9519

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COMPUTERS & HEART RATE MONITORS COMPUTER OK HEART RATE MONITORS

HRMs are sometimes called pulse watches. However out of respect for Polar who believe ‘pulse watch’ demeans the sophistication of their instruments, we won’t use that term. After all, it was Polar who taught us that target-zone training with an HRM is the smart way to exercise - not so gently, you get minimal benefit: not so vigorously, you overtrain and risk injury or burn out. Just as their Finish cousins Nokia have done more than anyone to popularise mobile phones, we have Polar to thank for teaching us how to train better - to the beat of our hearts.

CAT EYE VELO 5 COMPUTER £14.99 This 5-function computer is an excellent introduction to Cat Eye’s peerless Japanese quality control and ease of use.

Black. Functions: Current & Max Speed, Odometer, Trip Distance, 12/24h Clock, conventional wired transmission. Web Ref: 8178

VDO AO4 COMPUTER £18.99 Famed for making speedos for Porsche, VW, Mercedes and Airbus, VDO evolved and now produce sound cycle computers: every one backed with a 5 year warranty.

Black/Silver. Functions: Speed, Odometer, Trip Distance, 24h Clock, wired transmission. Web Ref: 8180

WIRED / WIRELESS COMPUTERS

Every cycle computer employs a fork or chainstay-mounted sensor. The sensor records wheel movement and transmits this data to be computed into speed/distance info and displayed on the handlebar-mounted monitor. This data is usually transmitted via a cable. More sophisticated computers employ wireless technology which, everything else being equal, will be simpler to set up (no cable to route) and potentially more reliable (no cable to snag).

CADENCE

A computer with a cadence function measures your crank revolutions per minute. A cadence computer makes it much easier to follow pro road racing wisdom and develop that optimal 90 RPM pedalling rhythm.

VDO X1 COMPUTER £24.99 ‘Odometers x 2 + total’ means if you switch this computer between 2 bikes, it logs your mileage on each, then adds up the total.

Silver. Functions: Current, Average & Max Speed. Odometer x 2 + Total. Trip Distance. Ride Timer. 24h Clock. Wired transmission. Web Ref: 11449

CAT EYE STRADA COMPUTER £29.99

ODOMETER

Strada stands out for its big screen in a tiny (4.5x3cm) case and for its Click-Tec mode shift where you simply tap the screen to scroll.

An odometer records the total distance travelled with the computer fitted to the bike. A programmable odometer lets you type in a previous total - for instance if you ever change your computer or change its battery.

Black. Functions: Current, Average & Max Speed, Programmable Odometer, Trip Distance x 2, Trip Time, 12/24h Clock, Wired. Web Ref: 7061

CAT EYE VELO WIRELESS COMPUTER £29.99

SIGMA PC3 HEART RATE MONITOR £33.99

CAT EYE VELO PLUS WIRELESS COMPUTER £34.99

CAT EYE STRADA CADENCE COMPUTER £39.99

Cat Eye might have used the name ‘Velo’ in the past but rest assured, this is a brand new model for 2010. The big screen with enhanced digits and the single button operation make this new Wireless model a pleasure to use.

The Sigma PC3 is an ECG-accurate HRM for the price of an equivalentquality wristwatch. It’s supplied with a chest strap transmitter - just like 3-figure HRMs - which monitors your heart rate and reveals it on the monitor. This monitor doubles as a 12/24 hour wristwatch/stopwatch.

This is like the standard Cat Eye Velo Wireless with 2 intriguing extra functions. Carbon Offset calculates how much CO2 you save whenever you choose to cycle rather than drive. If that wasn’t enough to motivate you not to motor, its second extra feature is Estimated Calorie Consumption.

Same slimline, button-free Click-Tec touch screen as the Strada 8 above, this version also monitors your cadence - i.e. crank revolutions per minute. That’s a good thing because developing a smooth consistent cadence is key to developing a smooth kneefriendly riding style.

Black. Functions: Current Heart Rate, Wristwatch, Stopwatch. Web Ref: 9684

Black. Functions: as Velo Wireless + Carbon & Calorie Counter.

Black. Functions: as Cat Eye Strada + Cadence AKA RPM. Web Ref: 8175

Grey. Functions: Current, Average & Max Speed, Programmable Odometer, Trip Distance, 12/24h Clock, Wireless transmission. Web Ref: 12516

Web Ref: 12517

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CAT EYE STRADA WIRELESS COMPUTER £49.99 This upgraded version of the sleek Strada doesn’t just offer the uncluttered benefits of cordless, it has the additional allure of being available in a choice of 4 colourways.

White/Pink, White, Black/ Red or Black. Functions: as Cat Eye Strada, but Wireless. Web Ref: 8176

CAT EYE STRADA DOUBLE WIRELESS CADENCE £69.99 First generation cadence computers required 2 sensors: one measured wheel rotation, the other crank RPM. The Double Wireless’s digital ISCTec sensor performs this feat in a single unit. Neat!

Functions: as Strada + Wireless & Cadence. Black. Web Ref: 11404

POLAR FS2 HRM £47.50 Heart rate monitoring was once the preserve of professional coaching until Polar made pulse watching accessible for us mere mortals via elegant instruments like the FS2.

Black. Functions: Current & Max BPM; Target Zones with Alarms; Clock; Stopwatch, Backlight; Exercise Timer. Web Ref: 6521

POLAR CS100 £87.50 Supplied with a strap, you can wear it like a watch. Supplied with a handlebar bracket, you can mount it like a cycle computer. The CS100 combines a cycle computer and a heart rate monitor in one funky instrument.

Black/Red. Functions: too many to list. See Web Ref: 6517

CAT EYE COMMUTER COMPUTER £49.99 This brand new Commuter Computer displays the temperature so it could influence what to wear. Its ETA function estimates your time of arrival based on average speed and distance from destination.

POLAR FS3 HRM £54.50 Like the FS2, the FS3 has sophisticated Polar features such as coded transmission which helps eliminate crosstalk with fellow HRM users.

VDO X3DW COMPUTER £54.99 DW stands for Digital Wireless. It boasts double the signal strength of a first-generation analogue wireless computer so it promises extra reliability.

Black. Functions: as Velo Plus with Temperature & ETA. Web Ref: 12518

Black. Functions: as Polar FS2 plus automatic target zone calculation option, plus workout summary after every training session. Web Ref: 10328

CAT EYE V2C DOUBLE WIRELESS £99.99

CAT EYE ADVENTURE ALTIMETER £99.99

Cat Eye V-series internet technology-derived 2.4 GHz signalling delivers the most accurate interference-free transmission. ‘A fantastic system from the master of the cycle computer. 9/10.’ Cycling Plus.

The Adventure adds the navigation aid of altitude monitoring to Cat Eye’s advanced cycle computer features such as their Click-Tec touch screen and interference-resistant digital transmission.

Like the CS100, this HRM/ computer calculates daily personal heart rate target zones for optimal training. Then it takes monitoring to the next level with data transfer potential via an optional IrDA USB Adapter - your PC portal to polarpersonaltrainer.com.

Black. Functions: as Strada + Altitude & Temperature. Web Ref: 12520

Silver. Functions: as CS100 + data transfer & WearLink. Web Ref: 10327

Black. Functions: too many to list. See Web Ref: 9488

Silver. Functions: as VDO X1 + Dual Trip, Stopwatch, 2 x 99-rep Timers, Lap Timer, Stopwatch, Alarm Clock. Web Ref: 11450

POLAR CS200 £109.50

POLAR CS300 £149.99 We have devoted more space to this especially handsome HRM/cycle computer to allow us to list just some of the features of this fantastic training aid.

POLAR CS200CAD £124.50 This HRM/cycle computer offers wireless cadence monitoring, thus enabling you to simultaneously monitor your RPM, BPM and MPH. Also, as with the CS200, Polar upgrade the transmitter belt from the CS100’s T31 elastic to a more deluxe WearLink fabric belt.

Grey. Functions: too many to list. See Web Ref: 6518

CAT EYE V3 TRIPLE WIRELESS £124.99 Like the Cat Eye V2C, this is an advanced instrument with too many cycle computer, cadence and lap-counting features to list here (see our website). Then it adds an HRM into the mix, so you can check heart rate, speed, distance and cadence on a single screen.

Black. Functions: too many to list. See Web Ref: 9498

Wireless Cycling Computer: Current, Average & Max Speed, Speed Pointer difference between average speed and actual speed. Cycling Energy Output - tracks the cycling workload as kcal/h and kcal/km. Estimated Time of Arrival. Trip and Total Distance. Polar HRM with OwnZone - guides you through a warm-up routine that automatically determines optimal heart rate zone. Polar Fitness Test with OwnIndex - measures your fitness level, in just 5 minutes, based on your aerobic/ cardiovascular fitness, and predicts your maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max). Black. Web Ref: 7073

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CLEANING

‘Broken bicycles, old busted chains with rusted handlebars, out in the rain.’ So sang Tom Waits. It’s one of the sweetest, saddest songs ever. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Not in an age of labour-saving gadgets, such as the Kaaboom Chain Cleaning Machine, and lotions & potions such as water-soluble eco cleaners that help you keep your bike in as-new nick with minimal effort.

01. REVOLUTION TUNE UP 2-WAY BRUSH £4.99

09. KAABOOM CITRUS DEGREASER 1L £10.50

02. KAABOOM DISC BRAKE CLEANER 250ml SPRAY £5.29

10. JUICE LUBES DIRT JUICE SUPER GNARL 1L £11.99

03. FENWICK’S FS FOAMING DEGREASER 500ml £6.99

11. FINISH LINE ECOTECH DEGREASER 16oz £12.50

04. FENWICK’S FS-10 BIKE CLEANER 1L £6.99

12. FINISH LINE 5 BIKE BRUSH SET £14.99

05. FINISH LINE PRO-DETAILER CYCLE POLISH 9oz £6.99

13. KAABOOM CHAIN CLEANING MACHINE £16.99

06. KAABOOM BIKE CLEANER 1.1L £7.50

14. KAABOOM DIRT BUSTING BAG CLEANING KIT £19.99

07. GREEN OIL BIODEGRADABLE BIKE CLEANER 1L £7.93

15. FENWICK’S FS-1 CONCENTRATED BIKE CLEANER 5L £39.99

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A timely shot of the right lube prevents corrosion and helps ensure every bike part works as well as it’s maker intended. There have been a fair few recent additions to our lube line up (for the full list, check the www.edinburghbicycle.com website). Special mention to Fenwick’s Copper Slip anti-seize grease; Juicy Lubes Fork Juice stanchion lube and the very impressive Effetto Mariposa tyre sealant.

01. FINISH LINE CROSS COUNTRY LUBE 2oz £3.75 4oz £6.99 8oz AEROSOL£9.50 Web Ref: 1455

02. FINISH LINE TEFLON PLUS LUBE 2oz £3.75 4oz £6.99 11oz AEROSOL £11.50 Web Ref: 2168

03. AVID JUDY BUTTER PIT STOP 1oz £4.99 Web Ref: 8236

04. FENWICK’S COPPER SLIP GREASE 1OOg £4.99 Web Ref: 12529

05. REVOLUTION TUNE UP PTFE LUBRICANT 120ml £4.99 Web Ref: 9052

06. GREEN OIL ECOLOGICAL CHAIN LUBE 100ml £5.09 Web Ref: 9721

07. JUICE LUBES FORK JUICE 400ml £6.99 Web Ref: 11159

08. FINISH LINE TEFLON GREASE 3.5oz TUBE £8.99 16oz TUB £24.99 Web Ref: 2167

09. EFFETTO MARIPOSO CAFFELATEX SEALANT 250ml £9.99 Web Ref: 12530

10. PURPLE EXTREME CHAIN LUBE 4oz £9.99 Web Ref: 5823

11. JUICE LUBES CERAMIC JUICE 100ml £10.99 Web Ref: 12531

12. FINISH LINE SHOCK OIL 5 or 10 WEIGHT - 16oz £15.99 Web Ref: 8576

13. SCOTTOILER ACTIVE FLUID SYSTEM £32.99 Web Ref: 2895

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If you would rather not do it yourself, every Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op shop has a fully equipped in-store Service Centre. See page 114 for more details.

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE GET TOOLED UP For all the advances in cycle technology in recent decades, the bicycle remains an intrinsically simple machine which, in most circumstances, can be serviced by the owner. In an age of black box technology where you are warned, ‘warranty void if you look inside,’ the bicycle is a refreshing throwback to a time when people felt confident about tinkering with technology. Discovering how it all comes together can be one of the pleasures of owning a bike. Once you acquire basic bicycle maintenance skills a sixth-sense awareness follows. If something isn’t quite right, you know what to look for, and you can fix it before the problem becomes dangerous or costly. For instance, if a crank bolt loosens, the switched-on cyclist will feel it when they pedal. Tighten the bolt: problem solved. Ignore it and the crank-axle interface will become rounded and, at best, you will have to spend money on a new crank. At worst, the crank will fall off while you are riding. As well as saving you from mishaps and saving you money, maximising the life of every bicycle component is an antidote to today’s disposable throwaway culture and in tune with a more enlightened eco world view. You will discover the pleasure and convenience of using the correct tool for every job. For instance use a track pump with a pressure gauge once and you’ll want to reserve your mini pump for emergencies. Most cyclists gradually build their tool kit over the years. You might start off with the basics - pump, puncture repair kit, tyre levers and Allen key set. Then as you take on more advanced tasks, you will probably acquire, say, a spoke key, a cassette lockring tool and a crank remover. Over the years, you could spend a 3-figure sum building your tool kit. Alternatively, start off with our Revolution Tune Up toolkit, and you will have most of the tools you will need for now and for the future. If all this sounds somewhat forbidding, but you are interested in learning bicycle DIY in a relaxed environment or, alternatively, if you would prefer to leave certain jobs to the experts, turn to our Service Centre pages,114-115.

ICE TOOLZ SINGLESPEED CHAINWHIP £5.99 You need an eighth-inch pitch chainwhip to ensure your track fixed cog is screwed on tight and safe. (Shop Tip: Then once you’ve done that, stomp on the RH pedal to make doubly sure the cog is fully tightened before securing the lock ring.)

Web Ref: 12534

ICETOOLZ Y-WRENCH £5.99 For most hands, a Y-wrench is easier to twirl than an L-shaped Allen key. IceToolz Y-wrench is especially good because it comes with 3 reversible bits, giving you 3, 4, 5, & 6mm Allen keys plus Phillips & flat-head screwdrivers.

Web Ref: 12448

PARK MB-1 MAGNETIC PARTS BOWL £7.99 This bowl has a magnetic base. That’s a great idea. When you disassemble a component, you can place its constituent parts in order, confident in the knowledge that nuts & washers will stay put and not roll about. They will remain in the correct order to ensure proper reassembly.

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ICETOOLZ ALL-IN-ONE TRACK BIKE TOOL £8.99 As you can guess from the name, this tool has a 15mm socket for tightening or loosening track nuts. The other end is a 15mm pedal spanner. The long handle bestows leverage. A 10mm open spanner and 5 & 6mm Allen keys complete a superior All-In-One Tool.

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PARK CC3C WEAR INDICATOR £9.99

PARK FR5 CASSETTE LOCKRING TOOL £9.99

SPECIALIZED EMT MICRO £12.99

SPECIALIZED EMT SPORT £14.99

Simple to use, this Wear Indicator instantly informs you when your chain is wearing out, thus prompting you to replace the worn chain before it wastes more expensive components such as cassette cogs, jockey wheels and chainrings. Acquiring (and using) a Park CC3 could therefore save you hundreds or even thousands of pounds as you pedal through the decades.

You will need this tool along with a 1” (or an adjustable) spanner to secure a Shimano cassette’s lockring. To remove the lockring, you’ll also need a chain whip to immobilise the cassette while you loosen the lockring. The FR5 also works on Shimano copies such as SRAM, SunRace, SunTour and Chris King lockrings - a welcome example of cross-brand compatibility.

What’s in a name? EMT means EMergency Tool. It comprises 5 of the tools you are most likely to need: 2.5, 3, 4, 5 & 6mm Allen keys and a Phillips screwdriver. Specialized means its quality is guaranteed. Micro means that it’s only 4.5cm long, and at 75 grams it’s probably the lightest weight mini-tool on the market.

This Sport version of the Specialized EMT is not quite as compact as the Micro but, being almost twice as longer, it offers more leverage and it incorporates 3 more tools: both Phillips & flat screwdrivers, and 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 8mm Allen keys. (The 8mm Allen key is the one you need to tighten most crank bolts.) 125g.

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BIRZMAN FEEXMAN STAINLESS STEEL MULTI 5 FUNCTION £15.99 Birzman are a new brand whose jaw-dropping engineering values make their equipment irresistible. Their stainless steel multi tool takes the foldaway 3-6mm Allen key & Phillips screwdriver set to a new level.

ICETOOLZ PRO SHOP CHAIN TOOL £19.99

PARK TWS-2C FOLDING TOOL TORX SET £19.99

BIRZMAN FEEXMAN MULTI 17 FUNCTION £31.99

When you can get your hands on a CrMo steel chain tool for this kind of price, why put up with a lesser one? The ergonomic handle offers a better grip. The large driver lever makes it easier to give this tool a twirl.

Torx bolts are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to Allen bolts for securing disc brake rotors and chainrings because you are far less likely to round a Torx star-shaped head: hence the Park 9-tool foldaway Torx Wrench Set.

Chain tool; spoke keys; flat & Phillips screwdrivers; tyre lever, T25 Torx; 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 8mm Allen keys; tyre lever: the 17-Function Feexman will cover nearevery road or trailside tool requirement in a comfortably back-pocketable format.

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PARK WRENCH SET £39.99 Multitools are great for taking on a ride, but when you’re wrenching in your home workshop or shed, it’s more satisfying to put your hand on the right spanner for every nut and bolt. This set comprises 10 x double-ended spanners: ring one side, open the other. Each wrench is forged in chrome-plated Chrome Vanadium steel: each handle vinyl coated to ensure a secure, comfortable grip. Sizes supplied: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,12, 13, 14 & 15mm.

Web Ref: 9686

Whilst you can use this pair of hooks for hanging near-anything, we feature them here because they are perfect for hanging wheels and frames. Fixing 3 pairs of hooks to the roof make it possible to store 5 bicycles in a shed built for storing just 3 bikes.

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REVOLUTION TUNE UP TOOLKIT £44.99

BIRZMAN DRAGONFLY CHAIN TOOL £69.99

This exceptional-value cyclists’ toolset includes the wrenches required to fit/remove/adjust most bottom brackets, headsets, spokes, chains, cassettes, pedals and tyres. Just as important, the slotted toolbox keeps the tools organised.

A deserved Gold Award winner at the 2009 Eurobike show, the Birzman Dragonfly is the Fender Stratocaster of chain tools. Perfectly shaped, a joy to use. Features a reversible 9/10-speed and 11-speed drive pin.

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STORAGE

REVOLUTION CYCLE STORAGE HOOKS £3.99 pair

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REVOLUTION STORAGE FLOOR TO CEILING BIKE STAND £89.99

REVOLUTION STORAGE FOLDING WALL BRACKET £9.99 ‘Intended primarily for storing your bike...it’s stable enough to be pressed into service as a wall-mounted workstand. Verdict: Space and money saving solution to bike storage - and maintenance. 9/10.’ Cycling Plus. Web Ref: 8836

REVOLUTION STORAGE BIKE STAND £12.99

REVOLUTION TUNE UP MINI WORKSTAND £17.99

‘Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative’s bike stand is about as simple as it can get – but it’s none the worse for that. Just place your bike’s front or rear wheel into the slot, lean it against the stand and your bike will stay in place. There’s no more to it than that. 8/10.’ Cycling Plus.

’Supports the bike by the LH chainstay and seatstay, raising the rear wheel off the ground and making routine maintenance such as cleaning/lubing the chain and adjusting the brakes/gears a doddle. Verdict: Inexpensive but surprisingly sturdy workstand.’ bikeradar.com

’Stretching from 192cm to an impressive 340cm, this two-section telescopic stand is surprisingly easy to put up. You simply flip the quick release lever, slide the top half up until it touches the roof, lock the lever and then turn the bottom adjuster ring with your foot until the whole thing is firmly in place. There’s a grub screw on the quick-release clamp to screw in afterwards, but other than that it’s all tool-free. It takes 2 bikes, it works well.’ bikeradar.com

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CONTACT HANDS & FEET REVOLUTION CONTACT ULTRA DUAL-DENSITY GRIPS £4.99

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REVOLUTION CONTACT LOCK ON PRO GRIPS £9.99 Lock On grips are much easier to slip onto the bars than regular interference-fit grips. Bolt-on alloy end-clamps lock them in place.

Colour: Black Web Ref: 9809

SPECIALIZED ROUBAIX BAR TAPE £11.99 Suede feel + gel padding = excellent vibration-damping performance and comfort.

Colour: Black, Red or White. Web Ref: 9555

ODI RUFFIAN LOCK ON GRIPS £19.99 The original Lock On grip that never twists loose. Diamond profile for great grip.

Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12468

EASTON EA30 MID-RISE BARS £22.99

FSA VERO COMPACT HANDLEBAR £24.99

8 685mm wide. 31.8mm centre. Respected brand-name 6061 aluminium riser bars at a great price. 31.8mm ‘oversized’ centre has become the new (stronger than traditional 25.4mm) standard. Shot peened to maximise bar strength and good looks. 350g.

8 42 or 44cm wide. 31.8mm. If you would like a shorter reach to the brake levers and a shorter distance between the bar tops and the flared-out drops, you are a candidate for FSA Verso Compact bars. Especially appreciated by riders with smaller hands. 300g.

8 515mm wide. 25.4mm centre. I/Ged have been using this style of ‘moustache bar’ for years because I find it more comfortable to ride ‘wrists-in’ - the natural position your hands adopt when they’re by your side - plus they offer alternative hand positions. For instance, gripping the front of the bars lets you stretch out. 380g.

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DIMENSION URBAN BAR £29.99

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OUTLAND D31 EIGHT FREERIDE UPGRADE KIT £39.99 8 680mm wide. 31.8mm centre. This best buy set includes a shorty 50mm-reach 4-bolt stem and a set of lock-on grips to complement the burly bars. ‘A full hardcore cockpit for the price of most half-decent bars.’ bikeradar.com

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FPD FLAT ATB/BMX PEDALS £9.99

REVOLUTION CONTACT FLAT PEDALS £19.99

SHIMANO PDM-520 SPD PEDALS £19.99 (were £29.99)

M.K.S. SYLVAN TRACK PEDALS £24.99

REVOLUTION CONTACT 2-WAY PEDALS £24.99

A reliable all-metal intro to the world of flatties - i.e. pedals that offer a wide foot platform whether you ride in Vans-style gym shoes or Five Ten-style riding shoes. Grip pins help keep foot in place on the wide alloy pedal top. Loose bearings. 492g.

Cartridge-sealed bearings spin freely whenever you pedal with our flatties. The knurled top plus the eight screw-in pins per side facilitate foot retention. The concave profile offers a wide platform that facilitates subtle changes in foot position. 548g.

Featuring sealed cartridge bearings and double-sided cleat retention, the PDM520 is a fine offering from the company who first popularised clipless AKA step-in pedals for the everyday rider: Shimano. 380g.

Best of all worlds: one side of the pedal has a cleat retainer for cycling shoes, the other is flat and grippy for everyday shoes. Supplied with SPD-compatible cleats. Loose bearings. 464g. ‘Great pedals given the price.’ road.cc

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Colours: Black or Silver Web Ref: 3776

Timeless looks makes this the first choice of riders restoring an ‘old iron’. The flattish top is good for any shoe. A toe-flip helps you flick the pedal right way up if toe clips are fitted. The knurled dust cap makes it easier to access & service the loose bearings. 370g.

DMR V8 PEDALS £27.99

PEDALITE 360˚VISIBILITY PEDALS £34.99

SHIMANO PD-R540 £39.99

LOOK KÉO EASY £42.99

SHIMANO PDM-324 PEDALS £49.99

Tough, reliable, great value and perfectly proportioned for keeping a foothold, DMR V8 pedals have been the gold standard in flatties as long as we can remember. Supplied with Allen key to remove its dust cap and an injector to facilitate greasing the loose bearings. 520g.

These ‘dynamo pedals’ light up whenever you ride via their axle rotationactivated micro generators. No batteries required. Loose bearings. ‘If you’re commuting short distances in the dark you really should invest in a pair.’ roadcycling.co.uk

Same fundamental shape and technology as Shimano Dura-Ace pedals at one third of the price. Shimano’s best value SPD-SL pedal has a wider platform than first- generation road SPDs so it’s more comfortable for more riders. Sealed bearings. 330g.

With its glass fibre/ polyamide body the Kéo Easy is almost as light as the carbon Keo pedal and £90 less expensive. Nonadjustable spring tension makes them simple to use, straight out of the box. That’s why Look called them Easy. Sealed bearings. 240g.

SPD bindings on one side, standard pedal cage on the other: PDM324s allow you to choose between riding in SPD-cleated shoes for maximum cycling efficiency for longer trips or riding in regular footwear around town. Loose bearings. 530g.

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GUSSET FLIK BARS NARROW £44.99

EASTON EA70 MONKEYBAR £56.99

8 500mm wide. 25.4mm centre with shim for 31.8mm stem clamp.

8 685mm wide. 31.8mm centre. ‘The EA70 TaperWall Monkeybar has become a bit of a benchmark for quality aluminium bars. The Monkeybar is a medium-priced product that enjoys an enviable long-term durability record, making it a very wise investment, whatever off-road discipline you want to use it for.’ bikeradar.com. 250g.

Heat-treated butted CrMo steel for massive strength. Chrome finish for sheer class. Only 500mm wide. Gusset Flik flat bars are optimised for ‘traffic jammin’ - i.e. steering through gaps that DH-width bars would disallow. 252g.

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PROFILE T2+ AERO BARS £99.99

SHIMANO XTR PD-M970 PEDALS £99.99

8 Fits 26 or 31.8mm-centre bars.

XTR’s are the lightest, best- made SPuDs Shimano have ever made. The Flourinecoated cleat-binding claws facilitate ease of entry and release. Weight-saving Shimano trickery such as hollow CrMo axles takes the weight down to 325g. Cartridge-sealed bearings.

ITU (International Triathlon Union) approved for Olympic-distance triathlons, which stipulate draftlegal bars. J-brackets enable the lowest possible arm position to maximise aerodynamics when you ride flat out. 500g.

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WATCH YOUR ASSETS GUSSET R-SERIES RACE BROWN £19.99 GUSSET R-SERIES RACE TARTAN £24.99

GETTING THE CORRECT SIZE

‘The padding on the seat is soft yet supportive, becoming plusher on the slim nose section allowing you to move along it at will and in comfort, and the pressure-relieving channel worked well for us. The combination of relatively broad seat with a slender nose means that you can sit and grind out a climb but put the power down unhindered when you need to.’ WhatMountainBike.

As these 2 pages reveal, saddles come in many shapes and sizes. As a generalisation, if you sit upright a wider saddle is preferable. High energy road riding with more weight on the bars and less on the seat mean skinny saddles are more comfortable. Similarly, typical MTB manoeuvring demands a saddle that never gets in the way. A common rookie error is to get a wide soft saddle, thinking this will be more comfy. This can be so on short journeys where you sit upright. On longer journeys, soft padding can actually create more friction than a firmer seat, while a too-wide nose can chafe the thighs. We have published the width of every saddle in this catalogue. You can discover which size you require by visiting any of our shops and taking a seat on a dedicated Specialized memory foam mat which reveals your sit bone width, hence the width of saddle you should be looking for - i.e. wide enough to support the bones but not too wide.

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REVOLUTION CONTACT SPORT £19.99 Like everything we do, our Revolution saddles are built on what we have learned over the past 30 years, so they boast proven comfort-enhancing features such as the pressure-relieving centre channel and the Arctech rails that suspend the D2 Double Density Kraton polypropylene base, high above the saddle rails.

Width: 155mm. Web Refs: 7657 w & 7658 v

SPECIALIZED BODY GEOMETRY

REVOLUTION CONTACT ULTRA £19.99

With over a decade’s clinically-endorsed testing behind them, Specialized BG saddles have much to commend them. Originally developed to address reports of cyclists suffering numbness or even impotence caused by restricted blood flow between the genitals and ass (the perineum) every Specialized BG saddle (and most alternatives) has a groove/recess, to relieve pressure on this intimate zone.

Wider than our Sport saddle, the Contact Ultra is especially comfortable if you ride an upright bike with high handlebars. A layer of Memory Foam (as employed in today’s best mattresses) beneath the waterproof saddle cover helps guarantee cushioned comfort.

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INTAKE ASCENT SL £29.99

SPECIALIZED BG INDIE XC SPECIALIZED BG WINDIE XC £29.99

SPECIALIZED BG AVATAR GEL SPECIALIZED BG LITHIA £39.99

ALLAY SPORT 1.1 £49.99

The deep Intake centre groove helps reduce pressure on vital nerves and arteries. The microfibre cover is durable and breathable. Scuff guards protect the sides. The sit bones are properly padded. The rails are CrMo. The Intake Ascent has all that it takes to make a fine modern saddle. Red stripes add a further dash of flash.

When you sit on a conventional saddle, pressure on the perineum reduces blood flow within minutes: hence numbness. In comparison, clinical studies conducted at the University of Cologne demonstrated that sitting on a Body Geometry saddle caused no more pressure than sitting on a padded arm chair. It’s little wonder that Specialized BG is the world’s best-selling saddle brand.

The Specialized Avatar and its sister saddle, the Women’s Lithia share the (W)Indie’s pressurerelieving BG (Body Geometry) groove and hollow CrMo rails. Then they are upgraded with more deluxe Micromatrix waterproof covers and plusher gel padding which your sit bones will especially appreciate on longer rides.

Allay is part of the innovative Topeak cycle equipment company. This is their original take on the pressurerelieving saddle concept. The Allay Sport is designed to encourage you to sit back so more of your weight is supported by your sit bones on the gel-padded rear of the saddle. This results in less weight on its air-cushion supported AirSpan neck, thus reducing numbness inducing pressure on the perineum.

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Width: 130, 143 or 155mm (Avatar). 143 or 155mm (Lithia). Web Ref: 9500 w & 12493 v

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SPECIALIZED BG HENGE £49.99

SPECIALIZED BG ROMIN £49.99

BROOKS B17 SADDLE £64.99

SPECIALIZED TRITIP SL GEL £69.99

The Henge is a Specialized Body Geometry saddle specifically designed for mountain biking: hence the rounded rear which facilitates sliding off the back whenever downhills dictate, and the flat nose, which is less likely to hook up your baggy shorts when you get out of the saddle to climb.

The Romin is Specialized’s new BG saddle for road bikes. Its slightly raised rear offers subtle support for optimal power transfer. A combination of fine materials (carbon-reinforced base, hollow CrMo rails) and its sculpted design makes for a saddle that’s as lightweight (230-240g) as it is comfortable - BG guaranteed.

Handcrafted in Smethwick, West Midlands (Brooks never out-source) if anything in this catalogue deserves that overused term, ‘iconic’, it’s the Brooks B17 leather saddle. Use one for a little while and you will learn, like hundreds of thousands before you, why the B17 has been Brooks’ best-selling saddle since 1896.

Optimised for triathlon, the Specialized Tritip Saddle has a wide, gel-padded flat nose, which you can sit on comfortably when you ride flat-out in the ‘fast forward’ time trial position. You get to choose between 2 nose widths to ensure thigh clearance. A rear stabiliser hook facilitates hanging up the bike at transitions.

Width: 130 or 143mm. Web Ref: 12494

Width: 170mm. Colours: Black or Honey. Web Ref: 2225

Nose width: 40 or 50mm. Web Ref: 12502

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LOCKS 01. REVOLUTION SECURE RETRACTABLE LOCK £7.99 Perfect for 2-minute corner shop lock ups this lightweight (86g) lock’s cable retracts into its own nylon case, making it so compact, you could carry it in a shirt pocket. 1,200mm long x 2mm thick. Web Ref: 9025

02. REVOLUTION SECURE COIL CABLE LOCK £9.99 Here, the vinyl-covered wound-steel cable is 10mm thick so it offers better defence against cable cutters. 1,800mm long x 10mm thick. Web Ref: 9024

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04. REVOLUTION SECURE U-LOCK £24.99 The hardened-steel, double-locking symmetrical shackle is confidence inspiring. The D-lock’s rigidity makes it easier to carry in the (supplied) frame-fit bracket. 28x10cm measured ‘inside the D’ Web Ref: 9619

{NEW} ABUS CATENA CHAIN LOCK £29.99 The Catena’s fabricwrapped 6mm hardened steel chain with integral pick-proof coded lock inspires confidence, deters villains. 75cm long. Web Ref: 12503

05. KRYPTONITE KRYPTOLOK S2 £29.99

07. ABUS VAREDO 47 LOCK £49.99

This new version of the first name in D-locks boasts an easier-to-use I Key and a highsecurity disc-style locking mechanism. 23x10cm or 30x10cm LS. Web Ref: 5950

Rated Sold Secure Silver by the British Locksmith Association - i.e. built to withstand a 3 minute attack - the shackle’s parabolic shape makes it more resist to leverage. 30x10cm. Web Ref: 5444

06. KRYPTONITE KRYPTOLOK S2 + KRYPTOFLEX SET £29.99 (was £34.99) Here, the Kryptolok comes supplied with a cable, which is looped at each end to extend the D-locks scope. 23x10cm D + 120x1cm cable Web Ref: 5951

08. ABUS GRANIT 54 X-PLUS LOCK £79.99 Rated Sold Secure Gold, the Abus Granit is built to withstand 5 minutes serious attack. Rated best-in-test by Cycling Plus, WhatMountainBike and The Independent. 230x108mm. Web Ref: 460

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REVOLUTION PROTECT FRONT £8.99 REVOLUTION PROTECT REAR £9.99

NEOGARD MUDSHIELD £12.99 NEOGARD MUDSHIELD EVIL EYES £13.99

Colour: Black. Web Ref: 9063 & 9064

Helps keep mud off your goggles.

Colour: Black. Web Ref: 12488

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Colour: Black. Web Ref: 11005

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CURANA C-LITE FENDER 35MM £39.99 CURANA C-LITE FENDER 45MM £44.99 Stylish single-stay guards.

Colour: Black Web Ref: 12487

01. high five energy gel £0.79 Apple or Citrus Burst flavour. Web Ref: 10318

02. SCIENCE IN SPORT GO DRINK POWDER

Lemon & Lime, Blackcurrant or Tropical + Watermelon (500g only) flavour.

40g SACHET £0.99 500g JAR £8.50 1.6kg JAR £19.99 Web Ref: 8531

03. psp22 DRINK POWDER

Lemon, Blackcurrant or Orange flavour.

50g SACHET £0.99 500g jar £8.50 1.6kg jar £19.99 2.7kg jar £29.99 Web Ref: 8533

04. high five energy bar £1.09

Banana, Berry or Caramel Chocolate flavour. Web Ref: 10317

05. high five zero electrolyte drink TABS £6.99 Berry, Citrus or Neutral flavour. Web Ref: 11179

06. high five energy source extreme - Citrus FLAVOUR 12 x 50g boxed £12.99 Web Ref: 10321 1.4kg jar £24.99 Web Ref: 10321 07. SCIENCE IN SPORT GO DRINK POWDER organic 1.4kg £33.50 Berry Burst flavour. Web Ref: 11164

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SARIS BONES SOLO BOOT RACK £44.99

AVENIR CAROLINA ROOF BAR FRONT FORK MOUNT £54.99

HOLLYWOOD HR150 TOW BALL RACK £84.99

HOLLYWOOD F10 HIGH RACK £109.99

The simplest boot rack ever.

Fork mounted for supreme stability.

Max stability: minimal car contact.

Won’t obscure tail lights. Load: 1-3 bikes.

Load: 1 bike. Web Ref: 12513

Load: 1 bike. Web Ref: 9147

Load: 1-2 bikes. Web Ref: 8265

Web Ref: 8588

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REVOLUTION SHUTTLE 3 BIKE CARRIER £59.99 ‘That price isn’t a misprint, this is one cheap rack. Cheap doesn’t always mean cheerful, but we’ve come to expect good value from Edinburgh Bicycle and the Shuttle doesn’t disappoint. Verdict: Great value - stands up to comparison with more expensive racks. Best Buy.’ Cycling Plus.

crane suzU lever strike alloy £10.99 crane suzU lever strike BRASS BELL £12.99

Load: 1-3 bikes. Web Ref: 4513

Web Ref Alloy: 11149

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ultimate uk cycle route planner map £8.95

complete medical guide for cyclists £16

mountain biking trail centres the guide £17.95

Every UK cycle route on 1 map.

Written by the BG shoe inventor.

Every waymarked singletrack trail.

Thicker than Udderly Smooth (P.81).

Web Ref: 12514

Web Ref: 8403

Web Ref: 11061

Web Ref: 12515

paceline Chamoix BUTT’R 8oz £11.99 paceline Chamoix BUTT’R EURO £12.99

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SERVICE CENTRE 0131 331 5010 or 0845 257 0808 (lo-call rate) We all benefit from a spruce-up and a bit of pampering. Your bike is no different. If you have a gas boiler or a car, you don’t think twice about getting it serviced annually. Same goes for your bike. For the cost of a night in the pub, your pride and joy could be running as sweet as the day it was bought. So treat your bicycle to a well-earned rest-and-recuperation session at one of our Service Centres - there’s one in every Edinburgh Bicycle branch - and it will come back fit as your loved one after a weekend spa retreat.

SERVICES BASIC SERVICE £29

DELUXE SERVICE £89

Basically, this is a quick checkover, but it might be all a lightly-used bicycle requires.

With our deluxe service, the bicycle is stripped down to the frame. Then every part is carefully checked over and refitted. Serviceable bearings are regreased. New cables and bearings are fitted if required. If maintenance has been minimal over the years, a Deluxe Service will make the bike ride like new again. If you ride every day, we recommend that you treat your bike to an annual Deluxe Service.

• Check and adjust brakes and gears. • Check and inflate tyres.

STANDARD SERVICE £49 TEXT ALERT If you let us know your mobile number when you drop off the bike, we will text you when it’s ready to collect.

THINGS YOU REALLY SHOULD KNOW SERVICE PRICING All prices quoted on these pages EXCLUDE the cost of any parts fitted.

FREE CHECK-OVER & ESTIMATE Before carrying out any repair, we will give you an estimate before a spanner touches your bike.

ANY BIKE ANY PARTS We will assemble, service, repair or fit parts to any bike - no matter where you bought it from.

The Standard Service covers every externally-adjustable moving part of the bike, so it is much more thorough than a Basic Service. Plus the bike is test ridden. That’s important because a bicycle that works perfectly on a workstand might only reveal a defect when vigorously test-ridden on the road. That’s why we can confidently back up our Standard Service with a 6 month guarantee that covers all the work carried out on your bicycle. As Basic Service + • Check and adjust headset. • Check and adjust bottom bracket. • Check and adjust hubs. • Replace brake blocks/pads (if required). • Lubricate gear and brake cables (replace if required). • Lubricate chain and derailleurs. • Check all nuts and bolts - tighten as necessary. • Test ride. • 6-month guarantee on all work carried out. • Please note: £49 is the labour charge for a Standard Service. An additional charge will be made for any parts fitted, such as brake blocks, at the service.

As Standard Service + • Complete strip down and rebuild (excludes hydraulic brakes, suspension forks & shocks). • Headset removed, cleaned, regreased and refitted. • Bottom bracket removed, cleaned, regreased and refitted. • Hubs stripped, cleaned, regreased and reassembled. • All threads cleaned. • Brakes adjusted, blocks/pads replaced (if required). • Brake and gear inner and outer cables replaced (if required). • Derailleurs lubricated and adjusted. • Wheels trued & tensioned. • Tyres checked and inflated. • Complete drivetrain cleaned & lubed. • Test ride. • 6-month guarantee on all work carried out. • Please note: £89 is the labour charge for a Deluxe Service. An additional charge will be made for any parts fitted, such as cables and bearings, at the service.

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES SUNDRY SERVICES • On-the-spot puncture repair: £5 + the price of the tube. • Drivetrain clean & lube: £15. • Disc brake bleeding: £15 per brake (price includes brake fluid). • Hydraulic disc brake cleaning & service: £15 per brake. • Hydraulic disc brake: fitting & bleeding: £20. • Headset service: £15.

• Suspension fork fitting: £30. (We will fit it for free if you purchase the fork from Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op and it costs £200 or more). • Suspension set up: adjusting the rear suspension to your weight: £6. • Wheel truing: from £10. • Bike prep: unpacking, assembling & adjusting a boxed bike - for example, post flight: £40.

CUSTOM BUILDS CUSTOM BUILD £85 Dreaming of a custom bike, built with your choice of frame and components? Buy the frame, fork and parts from us and we will spend a whole day building the machine from scratch, lavishing the same care on your pride and joy as we would on one of our own.

20% OFF When we tot up the final bill we will knock 20% off the price of every component fitted to the frame and fork. This discount almost always more than covers our usual custom-build labour charge of £85.

LEARN TO DO IT YOURSELF HALF-DAY CYCLE MAINTENANCE COURSE FOUNDATION £25 Here you will spend an afternoon learning the very basics removing the back wheel, mending a puncture and externally adjusting brakes & gears under the supervision of an Edinburgh Bicycle mechanic. Beginners welcome. Maximum class size - 8 people.

FULL-DAY CYCLE MAINTENANCE COURSE INTENSIVE £49 Despite the name, our Intensive Course is a laid-back class in getting to know your bike. Over the day, you will be guided through every task the home mechanic should ever need to know this side of wheel building. We even supply a light lunch and a course handout at no extra cost. Beginners welcome. Women only class available. Call for details. Maximum class size - 8 people.

FULL-DAY WHEEL BUILDING COURSE £49 Lace, build and true a pair of wheels under the guidance of an Edinburgh Bicycle mechanic. You can practice on hubs, spokes and rims that we reserve for tuition. Alternatively, you can build a set of wheels to your own dream spec. Lunch included in price. Beginners welcome. Maximum class size - 8 people.

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CONTACT US GENERAL ENQUIRIES 0845 257 0808 (LO CALL) OR 0131 331 5010

www.edinburghbicycle.com

SUMMER HOURS { 1 APRIL - 30 SEPTEMBER } ABERDEEN Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op 458-464 George Street Aberdeen AB25 3XH Open 7 days a week: 10am till 6pm Late Opening every Thursday: 10am till 7pm

EDINBURGH Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op 8 Alvanley Terrace Whitehouse Loan Edinburgh EH9 1DU Open 7 days a week: 10am till 7pm Monday - Friday 10am till 6pm Saturday & Sunday

LEEDS Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op 140 Woodland Lane Chapel Allerton Leeds LS7 4QG Open 7 days a week: 10am till 6pm Late Opening every Thursday: 10am till 7pm

MANCHESTER Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op 7 Wilmslow Road Rusholme Manchester M14 5FT Open 7 days a week: 10am till 7pm Monday - Friday 10am till 6pm Saturday & Sunday

NEWCASTLE Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op 5-7 Union Road Byker Newcastle NE6 1EH Open 7 days a week: 10am till 6pm 10am till 7pm Thursday

ONLINE SHOP www.edinburghbicycle.com email: enquiries@edinburghbicycles.com Tel: 0845 257 0808 (lo call) or 0131 331 5010 Office open 7 days a week: 10am till 7pm Monday - Friday 10am till 6pm Saturday & Sunday

SHEFFIELD Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op 300 Broadfield Road Sheffield S8 0XQ Open 7 days a week: 10am till 7pm Monday - Friday 10am till 6pm Saturday & Sunday

PRICES All prices quoted were correct at time of going to press and included VAT at 17.5% where appropriate. We reserve the right to change prices and specifications without notice.

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