The ultimate guide to buy the Best Bike for You 2019

With this definitive guide to buy bicycles you will know how to adjust the user's needs to the benefits of the product and how to make the best choice.

Buying a good bike can be as cheap as you want and can range between 500€ and 800€. It is advisable to keep in mind the difference between the basic 500€ and other cheaper, whose quality is usually not the best. Nowadays it is very easy to compare prices and features of the products to establish the best price/quality ratio.

It is recommended that new cyclists get advice on the most important issues, such as weight, size or the material with which it is made. You must answer these questions: What do you want it for? Where are you going to use it? How often is it going to be used? or how much money do you have? By answering these questions you will find the way to guide you to your shopping.

View Details Carrera Vengeance Mens Mountain Bike MTB Bicycle Alloy Frame 24 Gears Orange • 300.00£

Carrera Vengeance Mens Mountain Bike Mtb Bicycle Alloy Frame 24 Gears Orange

300.00£

View Details Orbea Aqua 54cm Road Bike - Superb Bike • 320.00£

Orbea Aqua 54cm Road Bike - Superb Bike

320.00£

View Details Carrera Vengeance Mens Bicycle MTB Mountain Bike Alloy Frame 24 Gears Black • 300.00£

Carrera Vengeance Mens Bicycle Mtb Mountain Bike Alloy Frame 24 Gears Black

300.00£

View Details Cube Acid Eagle Hardtail Mountain Bike/MTB - 2019 • 649.00£

Cube Acid Eagle Hardtail Mountain Bike/mtb - 2019

649.00£

View Details Cannondale Synapse Ultegra 51cm 2018 Disc Brake Road Bike • 1,600.00£

Cannondale Synapse Ultegra 51cm 2018 Disc Brake Road Bike

1,600.00£

View Details Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29er Mountain Bike Tektro Sram Rockshox  • 380.00£

Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29er Mountain Bike Tektro Sram Rockshox

380.00£

View Details VooDoo Canzo Full Suspension Mountain Bike • 380.00£

Voodoo Canzo Full Suspension Mountain Bike

380.00£

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View Details Cannondale Rush 3 Carbon Fibre Mountain Bike • 320.00£

Cannondale Rush 3 Carbon Fibre Mountain Bike

320.00£ 10 bids | 06h

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View Details Ciocc Competition Dedacciai Alu Carbon 20 Speed Bike • 375.00£

Ciocc Competition Dedacciai Alu Carbon 20 Speed Bike

375.00£ 0 bids | 07h

What you should know before buy the bicycle

It is recommended that you know the characteristics of the basic parts of a bicycle:

Suspension: This is a system that is located at the front and rear of the bike. Is designed to cushion the impact of the irregularities and topography of the ground. Without a riding technique, a good suspension does not work. It is also important to define the use of the bicycle, because if it will be use in the mountains, a good suspension is necessary.

The gear mechanism: It is made up of various elements, such as the plates, chains and gears. It is very important that it is equipped with an excellent gearbox, because it is the "soul" of the machine and it is the part that should work best.

The frame: It is the structure that supports the bicycle, and it is almost always made of carbon or aluminum. It is advisable that the frame be made ofaluminum, as it is a lighter material. In addition, carbon is much more expensive and the one offered is usually not of the best quality.

The wheels: The wheels are imposed by each brand and is the part of the bike where manufacturers tend to save. If you want to change them, you have to be aware of the measures: 29 inches for mountain bikes and 28 inches for road bikes.

Urban bike or mountain bike?

Before buying a bike, the first thing you have to ask yourself is why you want it, because a mountain bike does not do its function as efficiently on the road and vice versa.

The Urban bicycle

Almost any model or type of bicycle is valid for driving and circulating in the city. At present the electric bicycle is being imposed in the urban perimeter, and the most suitable model and popular use is "Dutch style”. For the urban cyclist the speed it’s not that important as the comfort that allows you to keep the right posture for the best performance on avenues, promenades and urban roads.

There are 3 models that are the best alternatives for new buyers:

  • The "Dutch style"tour bike, and the most recommended brand is MOMA.
  • The classic bicycle, ideal for those who want to practice cycling and be in fashion. The most sought-after is the Pop Fixie Series.
  • The electric folding bike is completely foldable.

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View Details Cannondale Hooligan Urban Bicycle With Lefty Jake Suspension Fork • 550.00£

Cannondale Hooligan Urban Bicycle With Lefty Jake Suspension Fork

550.00£ 0 bids | 08d

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View Details Merida CROSSWAY URBAN 100 2018 Bicycle Bike • 450.00£

Merida Crossway Urban 100 2018 Bicycle Bike

450.00£ 0 bids | 06d

View Details 2018 Cannondale Bad Boy 3 ~ Lefty Urban Hybrid Mountain Road Bike ~ Large • 449.99£

2018 Cannondale Bad Boy 3 ~ Lefty Urban Hybrid Mountain Road Bike ~ Large

449.99£

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View Details Dark Blue/Chrome Urban Mover UM44 Stepthru Electric Bike GCWO  PAS 26"W 17"Fr. • 340.00£

Dark Blue/chrome Urban Mover Um44 Stepthru Electric Bike Gcwo Pas 26"w 17"fr.

340.00£ 0 bids | 02d

View Details Cannondale Hooligan Custom Urban Hybrid City bike • 580.00£

Cannondale Hooligan Custom Urban Hybrid City bike

580.00£

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View Details BEIOU Sports Downtown Carbon 1 Speed Complete Bicycle Urban Bike 15.2lb CB006WH • 314.00£

Beiou Sports Downtown Carbon 1 Speed Complete Bicycle Urban Bike 15.2lb Cb006wh

314.00£ 0 bids | 05d

View Details Claud Butler Quest 10 Gents 700c 10 Speed Urban Sports Hybrid Bike Bicycle • 419.99£

Claud Butler Quest 10 Gents 700c 10 Speed Urban Sports Hybrid Bike Bicycle

419.99£

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View Details Urban City Electric Bike  • 500.00£

Urban City Electric Bike 

500.00£ 0 bids | 02d

View Details New Kawasaki Versys X 300 Urban Motorcycle • 5,550.00£

New Kawasaki Versys X 300 Urban Motorcycle

5,550.00£

The mountain bike 

Mountain biking is still the most requested by cyclists .

The mountain biker needs some basic equipment, including glasses, gloves and a thermos to carry water and quench thirst. They recommend wheels with an approximate thickness of between 27.5 and 29 inches. Among the most recognized brands we can mention the BMX, Orbea MX 40, Trek Superfly 6 and the Natural Megamo.

View Details Carrera Vengeance Mens Mountain Bike MTB Bicycle Alloy Frame 24 Gears Orange • 300.00£

Carrera Vengeance Mens Mountain Bike Mtb Bicycle Alloy Frame 24 Gears Orange

300.00£

View Details Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29er Mountain Bike Tektro Sram Rockshox  • 380.00£

Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29er Mountain Bike Tektro Sram Rockshox

380.00£

View Details Cube Acid Eagle Hardtail Mountain Bike/MTB - 2019 • 649.00£

Cube Acid Eagle Hardtail Mountain Bike/mtb - 2019

649.00£

View Details VooDoo Canzo Full Suspension Mountain Bike • 380.00£

Voodoo Canzo Full Suspension Mountain Bike

380.00£

View Details Carrera Vengeance Mens Bicycle MTB Mountain Bike Alloy Frame 24 Gears Black • 300.00£

Carrera Vengeance Mens Bicycle Mtb Mountain Bike Alloy Frame 24 Gears Black

300.00£

View Details Kona Stab Supreme Downhill Full Suspension Mountain Bike Fox Hayes Marzocchi  • 480.00£

Kona Stab Supreme Downhill Full Suspension Mountain Bike Fox Hayes Marzocchi

480.00£

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View Details Cannondale Rush 3 Carbon Fibre Mountain Bike • 320.00£

Cannondale Rush 3 Carbon Fibre Mountain Bike

320.00£ 10 bids | 06h

View Details Mongoose Blackdiamond Double Full Suspension Mountain Bike Fox Sram Marzocchi  • 438.00£

Mongoose Blackdiamond Double Full Suspension Mountain Bike Fox Sram Marzocchi

438.00£

View Details Orange Crush Pro Mountain Bike 2018 - Hardtail MTB - Size Large • 550.00£

Orange Crush Pro Mountain Bike 2018 - Hardtail Mtb - Size Large

550.00£

The road bike

In this case the most important attribute, in addition to comfort, is that of being a lightweight bike that allows a faster ride.

What you should know about hybrid bikes
They are the most versatile, as they combine the characteristics of urban bikes and mountain bikes or route. They usually have double height or straight handles. They arose to satisfy those who need a bike for the city, but at the same time allow them to use them in different grounds, such as paved roads or paved roads. Within this modality we find:

    • Urban hybrids
    • Comfort bikes
    • All-terrain hybrids
    • Hybrids for very long journeys

There is a type of hybrid called touring, widely used to travel long distances and carry weight. There are mixed and folding models.

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View Details Cannondale Caad 12 2016 Ultegra Road Bike. • 305.00£

Cannondale Caad 12 2016 Ultegra Road Bike.

305.00£ 4 bids | 03h

View Details Cannondale Synapse Ultegra 51cm 2018 Disc Brake Road Bike • 1,600.00£

Cannondale Synapse Ultegra 51cm 2018 Disc Brake Road Bike

1,600.00£

View Details Boardman Team Full Carbon Road Bike - 52.5cm Small • 495.00£

Boardman Team Full Carbon Road Bike - 52.5cm Small

495.00£

View Details Wilier Izoard XP Road Bike No Wheels • 400.00£

Wilier Izoard Xp Road Bike No Wheels

400.00£

View Details Scott Speedster Small Road Bike • 400.00£

Scott Speedster Small Road Bike

400.00£

View Details Sabbath Titanium Road Bike / Campagnolo Zonda/ 105 • 950.00£

Sabbath Titanium Road Bike / Campagnolo Zonda/ 105

950.00£

View Details Orbea Aqua 54cm Road Bike - Superb Bike • 320.00£

Orbea Aqua 54cm Road Bike - Superb Bike

320.00£

View Details Specialized Roubaix Comp Carbon Road Bike - 53cm • 525.00£

Specialized Roubaix Comp Carbon Road Bike - 53cm

525.00£

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View Details Bianchi Intenso Carbon Road Bike Frame 57cm • 407.00£

Bianchi Intenso Carbon Road Bike Frame 57cm

407.00£ 24 bids | 01d

Each type of bicycle needs its own criteria for its selection

Whichever type of bike you choose, if it is not the right size for your body size, it can be very uncomfortable and even cause serious injury or pain.

One way to test if the frame size is adequate is to pass one leg over the frame and stand with both feet on the ground. For a road or urban bicycle frame there should be a distance of 2.5 centimeters between your body and the pole, and for a mountain bike the recommended distance is about 5 centimeters or a little more.

It is very important to consider the design and geometry of each bike, as each one is different and may not adapt to the morphology of the user's body, so it is essential, if you do not know the model to be chosen beforehand, try with the model itself.

Specialists advise you to buy bicycles of the best brands, of tradition in the market. Where to buy cheaper bicycles? You can buy it second-hand in an outlet and if you want a new one, the best offers are on eBay or Amazon. With all the advice and reasons, so that you do not have any inconvenience at the time of making your purchase.

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