Image ©Stuart Threlfall
Image ©Stuart Threlfall
We’re really happy to announce we’ve just taken on Riese & Müller as our new super premium eBike brand. We have a Packster 60 as a demo bike at present with more coming soon. We will also be at the Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show 2018 with these bikes. More info on the range can be found here https://www.r-m.de/en-gb/
We are having a sale! You can get 10% off the RRP on ANY bike, ordered and paid for between 9am Monday 22nd and 17.30 Monday 29thJanuary. And what’s more, we can do 12% off any Orbea bikes currently held in stock – we’ve got Katus, Kerams, Optimas all waiting for their new owners. So if you have been waiting for an excuse to get out there on an ebike – this is it!
And of course with your new bike, you’ll be motivated to out and riding ASAP so don’t forget to enter out January Mile Muncher 2018 challenge for the chance to win a Lazer Magma helmet of your choice, worth £89.99. Plus you’ll get slimmer from the exercise, be more rugged and “outdoorsy” and have the 10% left in your pocket for other goodies
Come by our store to take advantage, or (if you are snowbound) call the showroom on 0131 552 0999.
Next Friday (24th November) we’re having an amazing Black Friday sale.
We have a pile of bikes with up to £500 off the RRP
Firstly we have 4 Ridgeback Electron eBikes (1 Sm, 2 Med, 1 Lg) for £1499 that were usually £1999
We also have a couple of Bergamont E- Roxter 8.0 Plus eMTB’s at £2500 from £2899
Our last 2 Scott E-Silence 20 bikes in large will be heading out the door at £2599 (a huge £500 off)
And lastly, on bikes, this Moustache Samedi Race 6 is now £3500 from £3999
As well as all these bargains we will have 50% off all our Madison clothing range!
We’re down to our last few 2017 bikes in the showroom and we’re going to run out of space in our compact and bijou shop when the rest of our 2018 demo stock rolls in soon.
The bikes below are reduced to go quick and when they’re gone, they’re gone.
Bergamont E Horizon 7 (2 x 48cm)
Was £1999, Now £1799
Bergamont E Roxter 8 (2 x Med)
Was £2899, Now £2599
Scott E-Silence 10 (1 x M)
Was £3399, Now £2899
Scott E-Silence 20 (2 x M, 2x L)
Was £3099, Now £2799
Moustache Samedi Race 6 (Med)
Was £3999, Now £3699
We have the LARGEST eBike demo fleet in Scotland and probably one of the largest in the UK. Currently, we have 28 demo bikes on the shop floor here for you to try.
The list currently is as follows:
We think we might just have the right bike for you!
Nothing beats living in the city, but the traffic is something we would all rather do without.
Public transport offers one solution, but depending on the bus timetables can lead to long wait times or even a missed bus if you’re running late. Walking is great if you live near your place of work, but most of us aren’t that lucky and don’t have time to hoof it several miles.
In response to these challenges many people choose to bike to work, but for those with substantial commutes or hilly routes, biking can be prohibitively difficult. Electric bikes present an exciting solution to this challenge. Here’s why these vehicles are so cool, and why you might want to make an ebike your next ride.
1.You don’t have to get sweaty
Many people would be open to biking to work if it didn’t mean they’d arrive tired, sweaty, and completely out of breath. The power in an electric commuter bike can help you get to your destination without looking – you know – like you biked there.
2.You can travel faster
Bicycling is often faster than driving a car or taking public transportation because it enables you to bypass areas of heavy vehicle congestion. An ebike speeds up your commute even more and helps you reach speeds of 15 mph assisted up the steepest hills.
Once you get to your destination, you can forget about circling the block over and over again looking for parking – just lock your ride up on a bike rack and go about your business.
3.It’s good for the planet
Choosing to bike instead of drive reduces your carbon footprint and helps to improve air quality where you live. Of course, exactly how good for the environment an ebike is depends on the source of the electricity used to charge its battery.
Electric energy is generated in different ways and according to 2015 data from the Scottish Goverment
If the planet-friendly angle is important to you, consider buying your energy from one of the many green energy suppliers to ensure that the power behind your bike comes from a renewable source.
4.You can still do your thing
Want to stop at the grocery store on the way home from work? Bikes like the Giant Ease E+ feature an integrated rear rack so that attaching pannier bags to carry a little cargo is simple.
Need to get to work even though there’s snow? There are ebikes with front and rear mudguards that keep tyres from kicking puddles up at you, or you can buy mudguards separately and attach them yourself or have us fit them.
Riding after dark? Most ebikes come with lights and reflective tape to keep riders visible and safe.
Special features like the ones above mean that you can go about your day secure in the knowledge that however it pans out, you’ll be able to do your to-dos and get yourself home safely.
5.You’ll save money
Driving is expensive. Add up your monthly payments, your tax, insurance, fuel, maintenance and parking, and you’re looking at quite a bill. Running a car will cost you anything between £1500 and £4500 a year according to this report. An ebike will cost around 0.2p per mile to charge and even figuring in £150 a year for maintenance and tyres it’s a pretty sizeable difference.
If you’re sold on the idea of an ebike, pop in store and we can advise as to what might be the right bike for your lifestyle and budget.
Adapted from an original article in Seattle Refined