The ultimate guide to buy the Best Bike for You 2020

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 Mountain Bike/Bicycle NEW SPEED® Men/Women Fat Tire 26"MTB Frame Full Suspension • 449.99£

Mountain Bike/bicycle New Speed® Men/women Fat Tire 26"mtb Frame Full Suspension

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View Details Paul Donohue 21.5 Inch Bike • 370.00£

Paul Donohue 21.5 Inch Bike

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View Details Boardman Racing Bike Cx Comp  • 300.00£

Boardman Racing Bike Cx Comp

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View Details Full Suspension Mountain Bike • 310.00£

Full Suspension Mountain Bike

310.00£ 5 bids | 06d

View Details Benotto Racing Bike • 300.00£

Benotto Racing Bike

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View Details Fat Bike JHI Fatbike Insanity Extreme 26 Inch Wheels With 7 Shimano Gears • 329.95£

Fat Bike Jhi Fatbike Insanity Extreme 26 Inch Wheels With 7 Shimano Gears

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View Details Trek Marlin 7 Mountain Bike • 420.00£

Trek Marlin 7 Mountain Bike

420.00£ 20 bids | 21h

View Details Trek Mountain Bike Full Suspension • 470.00£

Trek Mountain Bike Full Suspension

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View Details Mens Cube Mountain Bike • 625.00£

Mens Cube Mountain Bike

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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.

View Details 2020 Cube Hyde Pro Mens Urban Bike  • 625.00£

2020 Cube Hyde Pro Mens Urban Bike

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View Details Kona Dew Plus Urban Hybrid Bike Excellent Condition Adult Size Large • 400.00£

Kona Dew Plus Urban Hybrid Bike Excellent Condition Adult Size Large

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View Details BIKE SAAB Biomega Boston V RARE... A Piece Of Cycling History.... • 600.00£

Bike Saab Biomega Boston V Rare... A Piece Of Cycling History....

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View Details Boardman URB 8.9 Urban Hybrid Bike • 650.00£

Boardman Urb 8.9 Urban Hybrid Bike

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View Details Cannonade Bad Boy 1 Urban Lefty Fixie Mens Hybrid Bike • 395.00£

Cannonade Bad Boy 1 Urban Lefty Fixie Mens Hybrid Bike

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View Details FIIDO D11 - 100km Cycling Urban Folding EBike Electric Bike - RRP £1,000 • 830.00£

Fiido D11 - 100km Cycling Urban Folding Ebike Electric Bike - Rrp £1,000

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View Details Flying Machine Steel Racing Bicycle Urban Nexus Brookes Carbon Belt • 990.00£

Flying Machine Steel Racing Bicycle Urban Nexus Brookes Carbon Belt

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View Details Canyon Urban U12 Commuter Bike • 425.00£

Canyon Urban U12 Commuter Bike

425.00£

View Details Kona Dr Dew Hybrid/urban Bike • 350.00£

Kona Dr Dew Hybrid/urban Bike

350.00£

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 Mountain Bike/Bicycle NEW SPEED® Men/Women Fat Tire 26"MTB Frame Full Suspension • 449.99£

Mountain Bike/bicycle New Speed® Men/women Fat Tire 26"mtb Frame Full Suspension

449.99£

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View Details Trek Roscoe 6 Hardtail 27.5” Mountain Bike - Large Frame 19.5” • 321.00£

Trek Roscoe 6 Hardtail 27.5” Mountain Bike - Large Frame 19.5”

321.00£ 26 bids | 20h

View Details 2011 Stumpjumper Expert Evo Mountain Bike 19" Large Frame Full Suspension Enduro • 940.00£

2011 Stumpjumper Expert Evo Mountain Bike 19" Large Frame Full Suspension Enduro

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View Details Cannondale RZ 120 2014 Full Suspension Mountain Bike • 501.00£

Cannondale Rz 120 2014 Full Suspension Mountain Bike

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View Details Saracen Mantra Pro 2020 Ex-Hire Hardtail Mountain Bike - Fantastic Condition • 595.00£

Saracen Mantra Pro 2020 Ex-hire Hardtail Mountain Bike - Fantastic Condition

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View Details Full Suspension Mountain Bike • 310.00£

Full Suspension Mountain Bike

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View Details Fat Bike, Mountain Bike/Bicycle, Fat Tire/Tyre - Suspension In Orange Black Gold • 350.00£

Fat Bike, Mountain Bike/bicycle, Fat Tire/tyre - Suspension In Orange Black Gold

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View Details Marin Wolfridge Early 2000s Full Suspension Mountain Bike. • 450.00£

Marin Wolfridge Early 2000s Full Suspension Mountain Bike.

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View Details Trek Marlin 7 Mountain Bike • 420.00£

Trek Marlin 7 Mountain Bike

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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.

View Details Giant Defy Carbon Road Bike M/L Shimano Ultegra 11s (22 Gears) • 715.00£

Giant Defy Carbon Road Bike M/l Shimano Ultegra 11s (22 Gears)

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View Details Cannondale Topstone 105 / Ultegra Gravel All Road Bike - Medium - Excellent • 960.00£

Cannondale Topstone 105 / Ultegra Gravel All Road Bike - Medium - Excellent

960.00£ 27 bids | 22h

View Details 2020 Calibre Dark Peak Road Bike - New In Box - Large • 500.00£

2020 Calibre Dark Peak Road Bike - New In Box - Large

500.00£

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View Details Cannondale Caad 9 Road Bike. Size 52. • 371.00£

Cannondale Caad 9 Road Bike. Size 52.

371.00£ 18 bids | 23h

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View Details Cube Road Bike  • 315.00£

Cube Road Bike

315.00£ 0 bids | 16h

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View Details Cube Road Bike 56 • 310.00£

Cube Road Bike 56

310.00£ 12 bids | 04d

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View Details Mens Cube Road Bike • 450.00£

Mens Cube Road Bike

450.00£ 5 bids | 06d

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View Details Amazing Full Carbon Fibre Road Bike • 799.99£

Amazing Full Carbon Fibre Road Bike

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View Details Boardman SLR 8.8 Road Bike 2021 - Size S 5´57" - 5´87" 170 - 179 Cm • 690.00£

Boardman Slr 8.8 Road Bike 2021 - Size S 5´57" - 5´87" 170 - 179 Cm

690.00£

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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