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May 01 2021

New bike deliveries – May update

The Spring season has got off to a cracking start with plenty of new bikes having arrived at Criterium Cycles during April such as Trek Marlin, Domane and Emonda. Now though we turn the dial up to 11 with our biggest number of new bikes arriving in one month. During May, we will be receiving…

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Apr 12 2021

Contact Us, Find Us and Opening Hours

Where to find Criterium Cycles We are located at Dobbies Garden World, Edinburgh. One of the best known Garden Centres in the whole of Scotland, Dobbies Garden World is located in Lasswade. It is just minutes off the City Bypass road, and is easily reached from either the Gilmerton or Sheriffhall junctions. On entering the…

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Apr 10 2021

New Bike deliveries – April update

The cycle industry is experiencing unprecedented demand with all the signs that it will continue for the foreseeable future. It’s particularly exciting because a large part of the upsurge in demand has been caused by more people turning to cycling, partly thanks to Lockdown but also because more and more of us can see the…

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Mar 12 2021

Covid-19 – Special Arrangements

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant a whole series of temporary changes in the way we live, work and exercise. Retailers too have had to adapt in order to respond to this and to ensure that customers are still getting a great service but at the same time, we are all doing everything we can to…

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Mar 06 2021

Bianchi Specialissima. An epic bike for an epic challenge.

“It is always darkest just before the Day dawneth.” Attrib. Thomas Fuller (Theologian), A Pisgah-Sight Of Palestine And The Confines Thereof, 1650 In case you were wondering, a Pisgah-Sight is a distant view of a, perhaps, unattainable object. No, I wasn’t aware of that either, but it turns out that it’s rather appropriate for my…

Feb 23 2021

2021. Criterium’s biggest year yet.

It’s remarkable to think that Criterium Cycles has been established for 8 years. We had no idea when we set the business up just how successful it would become nor how important it would become to a growing and loyal network of customers. Many of those customers have become friends as well. Now as we…

Nov 10 2020

An extraordinary end to an extraordinary season

In a remarkable year for cycling, the last Grand Tour of them all, La Vuelta a Espana, served up perhaps the most remarkable highlights of the lot (albeit putting to one side the final stage of the Tour De France for a brief moment!)   First of course, it was Chris Froome’s final outing as…

Aug 26 2018

Dario Pegoretti : 1956 – 2018

Dario Pegoretti was one of the most uniquely talented of men; artist, engineer, craftsman, entrepreneur, philosopher, music lover and poet. We had the pleasure and honour of spending some time with Dario last year and only wished we had been able to spend much longer listening and learning. It was clear that this was an…

Jul 11 2018

Le Tour 2018 – Stages 3 & 4

All change (well, a bit…)   Stage 3   As predicted by your columnist (we don’t need mystic octopuses here!) BMC triumphed in the Team Time Trial on Monday by a sufficient enough margin (an almighty 4 seconds) to put Greg van Avermaet in yellow and catapult Riche Porte up the rankings as well. BMC’s…

Jul 09 2018

Le Tour 2018 – Stage 2

Mayhem  on the flat   What is it about this year’s Tour de France that appears to be featuring more crashes in the first two stages than the entire race did in 2017? That’s probably completely wrong of course (we haven’t done the detail analysis of the stats to say one way or another) but…

Jul 08 2018

Le Tour 2018 – Stage 1 (and a few words on Salbutamol)

Salbutamol. A medical word that only a relatively small group of people were aware of a couple of weeks ago including of course those who suffer from asthma, a genuinely unpleasant and at times quite frightening condition. Now, thanks to the combined efforts of WADA, UCI, Team Sky and whole load of journalists and commentators,…

Jun 22 2017

Bianchi Oltre XR3 – A stunning first impression

  Bianchi – a legendary Marque   Since 1885, Bianchi has been a byword for quality. From design to materials innovation, Bianchi have built up an extraordinary body of technical know-how and race-honed real world experience to produce some of the finest frames the world of cycling has ever seen. Oh yes, and there’s that colour…

Jun 19 2017

You only get one head

by Natalie Milne – Team GB and Team Scotland Triathlete   Recently I got a new mountain bike (Trek Fuel EX Project One) and as I got a new bike I thought it was only fair that I got some other bits of kit to complete the new package. I’ve never owned a mountain bike…

Apr 26 2017

Natalie Milne races in Rabat

Natalie Milne, Team GB and Team Scotland triathlete is sponsored by Criterium Cycles. Natalie is working hard for qualification to represent Team Scotland at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. She recently raced in the ATU Cup in Rabat, Morocco. Here’s her race blog from Rabat.

Apr 20 2017

Boston Marathon 2017

Whilst Criterium Cycles is really all about, well, bikes, one of our team was lucky enough to run in this year’s Boston Marathon. Here’s his reflections on this truly iconic running race

Mar 20 2017

Trek Fuel EX – Evolution of a Legend (Part 2)

The Trek Fuel EX is one of the genuine contenders for best all round trail bike in the world. This 9.8 version in Project One guise recently delivered to Team Scotland and Team GB triathlete Natalie Milne is bound to draw envious looks when spotted on the trails!

Jan 31 2017

Trek Domane – the world’s best endurance road bike?

Finding the optimal balance of lightness, stiffness and rider comfort especially on long rides is the focus of all road bike designers. There are many solutions but Trek’s IsoSpeed system on the Trek Domane is superb. Criterium Cycles finds out why.

Jan 28 2017

Racing Strathpuffer 2017 – Part 2 (Race Day)

The Strathpuffer is a legendary 24 hour endurance mountain bike race. Criterium Cycles’ Pascal Lally rode in the 2017 race, the 12th edition. Read Part 2 of his blog to see how Pascal got on during the race itself.

Jan 24 2017

A guide to Bike Lights (Part 1)

It is the law to have your lights switched on your bike between the sunset and sunrise. But the choice is bewildering. In this Blog (Part 1), Criterium Cycles examines the technology behind lights and lighting, and suggests some ideas for how to choose the best light for your road or urban / commuting needs. Mountain Bike lights will be looked at in Part 2.

Jan 19 2017

Castelli Trasparente 3 Review

Women’s premium cycling wear is occasionally a compromise between form and function. Not so with the Castelli Trasparente 3 jersey. This superbly technical yet stylish jersey / jacket is just the thing for cold conditions.

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