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 Specialized Stumpjumper Pro Fsr Full Suspension Mountain Bike • 380.00£

Specialized Stumpjumper Pro Fsr Full Suspension Mountain Bike

380.00£

View Details Specialized Camber Expert Mountain Bike • 450.00£

Specialized Camber Expert Mountain Bike

450.00£

View Details Boardman Cx CRO Comp Bike - Size Large • 325.00£

Boardman Cx Cro Comp Bike - Size Large

325.00£

View Details Carrera Hellcat Mens Mountain Bike - Black - 20" Frame • 300.00£

Carrera Hellcat Mens Mountain Bike - Black - 20" Frame

300.00£

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View Details Mens Carbon Road Bike 57cm • 425.00£

Mens Carbon Road Bike 57cm

425.00£ 0 bids | 06d

View Details Tern Link A7 - Lightweight Folding Bike - Red - Adult  • 300.00£

Tern Link A7 - Lightweight Folding Bike - Red - Adult 

300.00£

View Details   EBike City Folder 24v Electric Bike 20" Black **MANUFACTURER REFURBISHED** • 349.99£

Ebike City Folder 24v Electric Bike 20" Black **manufacturer Refurbished**

349.99£

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View Details Mondraker Foxy Mountain Bike  • 750.00£

Mondraker Foxy Mountain Bike

750.00£ 0 bids | 14m

View Details Womens Specialized Dolce Road Bike 48cm Claris  • 320.00£

Womens Specialized Dolce Road Bike 48cm Claris

320.00£

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 Schindelhauer Ludwig Bike, Urban, Brooks, Gates Carbon Drive, Alfine 8 Speed. • 800.00£

Schindelhauer Ludwig Bike, Urban, Brooks, Gates Carbon Drive, Alfine 8 Speed.

800.00£ 1 bids | 04d

View Details GT 27.5 650B L Large 18.5" XC Gravel Urban Bike Packing Shimano Deore Carbon MTB • 375.00£

Gt 27.5 650b L Large 18.5" Xc Gravel Urban Bike Packing Shimano Deore Carbon Mtb

375.00£

View Details Dahon Vybe D7 2017 Urban City Folding Cycle Bike - Black/Blue |New |Sealed|Wrnty • 374.99£

Dahon Vybe D7 2017 Urban City Folding Cycle Bike - Black/blue |new |sealed|wrnty

374.99£

View Details PRICE DROP.....MERIDA URBAN HYBRID BIKE LARGE BRAND NEW W/warranty  • 325.00£

Price Drop.....merida Urban Hybrid Bike Large Brand New W/warranty

325.00£

View Details Foffa  Urban Custom Fixed Gear Bike Brand New • 325.00£

Foffa Urban Custom Fixed Gear Bike Brand New

325.00£

View Details Genesis Skyline 10 Leisure / Hybrid / Urban / Commuting Bike 1x9 NEW RRP £599 • 399.00£

Genesis Skyline 10 Leisure / Hybrid / Urban / Commuting Bike 1x9 New Rrp £599

399.00£

View Details Foffa 7 Speed Bike - Urban Grey - 48cm - Small • 340.00£

Foffa 7 Speed Bike - Urban Grey - 48cm - Small

340.00£

View Details Ladies Merida Crossway Urban 20 Bike. Used Twice. Green. Rutland Area.  • 350.00£

Ladies Merida Crossway Urban 20 Bike. Used Twice. Green. Rutland Area.

350.00£

View Details 243 Racing FReeride Rockshox Pike Sun Double Track Azonic Urban Street Jump Bike • 400.00£

243 Racing Freeride Rockshox Pike Sun Double Track Azonic Urban Street Jump Bike

400.00£

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 Specialized Stumpjumper Pro Fsr Full Suspension Mountain Bike • 380.00£

Specialized Stumpjumper Pro Fsr Full Suspension Mountain Bike

380.00£

View Details Specialized Camber Expert Mountain Bike • 450.00£

Specialized Camber Expert Mountain Bike

450.00£

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View Details Mondraker Foxy Mountain Bike  • 750.00£

Mondraker Foxy Mountain Bike

750.00£ 0 bids | 14m

View Details Carrera Hellcat Mens Mountain Bike - Black - 20" Frame • 300.00£

Carrera Hellcat Mens Mountain Bike - Black - 20" Frame

300.00£

View Details Boardman MTB Comp 650b Hardtail Mountain Bike Mens • 300.00£

Boardman Mtb Comp 650b Hardtail Mountain Bike Mens

300.00£

View Details Scott Scale 990 (2018) Hardtail Mountain Bike • 435.00£

Scott Scale 990 (2018) Hardtail Mountain Bike

435.00£

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View Details Carrera Vengeance Mens Mountain Bike MTB Bicycle Alloy Frame 24 Gear 27.5" Wheel • 300.00£

Carrera Vengeance Mens Mountain Bike Mtb Bicycle Alloy Frame 24 Gear 27.5" Wheel

300.00£ 330.0 €

View Details Giant XTC Mountain Bike 29 Er Rock Shox Reba Forks • 400.00£

Giant Xtc Mountain Bike 29 Er Rock Shox Reba Forks

400.00£

View Details Full Suspension Mountain Bike • 950.00£

Full Suspension Mountain Bike

950.00£

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 Mens Carbon Road Bike 57cm • 425.00£

Mens Carbon Road Bike 57cm

425.00£ 0 bids | 06d

View Details Specialized Roubaix Ultegra 56cm Road Bike • 620.00£

Specialized Roubaix Ultegra 56cm Road Bike

620.00£

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View Details Ribble Evo Pro Carbon Fibre Road Bike • 450.00£

Ribble Evo Pro Carbon Fibre Road Bike

450.00£ 0 bids | 02d

View Details Ridely Fenix 105 Small 7005 Road Bike Immaculate  • 425.00£

Ridely Fenix 105 Small 7005 Road Bike Immaculate

425.00£

View Details Planet X Pro Carbon SRAM RIVAL 22 Road Bike - Size Large • 530.00£

Planet X Pro Carbon Sram Rival 22 Road Bike - Size Large

530.00£

View Details Womens Specialized Dolce Road Bike 48cm Claris  • 320.00£

Womens Specialized Dolce Road Bike 48cm Claris

320.00£

View Details Specialized Tarmac Sport Carbon Road Bike - 105 Groupset - Mint Condition - 49cm • 895.00£

Specialized Tarmac Sport Carbon Road Bike - 105 Groupset - Mint Condition - 49cm

895.00£

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View Details Genesis Equilibrium 20 Road Bike 58cm • 340.00£

Genesis Equilibrium 20 Road Bike 58cm

340.00£ 0 bids | 05d

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View Details Womans Boardman Road Bike • 350.00£

Womans Boardman Road Bike

350.00£ 0 bids | 02d

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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