The ultimate guide to buy the Best Bike for You 2021

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

449.99£

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View Details Mens Trek Mountain Bike Size Medium Great Condition • 370.00£

Mens Trek Mountain Bike Size Medium Great Condition

370.00£ 14 bids | 01d

View Details Scott Carbon Fibre Mountain Bike • 600.00£

Scott Carbon Fibre Mountain Bike

600.00£

View Details Planet X Fat Baz Hybrid Bike • 429.99£

Planet X Fat Baz Hybrid Bike

429.99£

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View Details Specialized Enduro Mountain Bike Large • 405.00£

Specialized Enduro Mountain Bike Large

405.00£ 2 bids | 01d

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View Details Boardman COMP X7 Hybrid Bike XL Frame Hydrulic Brakes • 410.00£

Boardman Comp X7 Hybrid Bike Xl Frame Hydrulic Brakes

410.00£ 9 bids | 07h

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View Details Cannondale Mountain Bike Small 27.5  • 310.00£

Cannondale Mountain Bike Small 27.5

310.00£ 10 bids | 50m

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

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

329.95£

View Details Ragley Blue Pig Mountain Bike             16" Frame        Hydraulic Disc Brakes • 495.00£

Ragley Blue Pig Mountain Bike 16" Frame Hydraulic Disc Brakes

495.00£

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 Kona Dew 2020 Size XL 650b Hybrid , Urban , Gravel , Road Bike Ready To Ride  • 350.00£

Kona Dew 2020 Size Xl 650b Hybrid , Urban , Gravel , Road Bike Ready To Ride

350.00£ 1 bids | 05d

View Details Viking Urban Myth 59cm Gents 700c Wheel Road Hybrid Bike (VP024)  Black  • 300.00£

Viking Urban Myth 59cm Gents 700c Wheel Road Hybrid Bike (vp024) Black

300.00£

View Details Charge Mixer Flat Bar Alfine 8 Speed Hydo Disk Brakes Urban Commuter Guards Rack • 450.00£

Charge Mixer Flat Bar Alfine 8 Speed Hydo Disk Brakes Urban Commuter Guards Rack

450.00£

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View Details Cannondale Bad Boy 5 Large Rigid 700c Urban Bike Disc Brakes • 400.00£

Cannondale Bad Boy 5 Large Rigid 700c Urban Bike Disc Brakes

400.00£ 1 bids | 06d

View Details +++ Unique Urban Bike/cycle Canyon Commuter 8.0 In Mint Condition 11 Speed  • 1,950.00£

+++ Unique Urban Bike/cycle Canyon Commuter 8.0 In Mint Condition 11 Speed

1,950.00£

View Details Canyon Urban U12 Commuter Bike • 375.00£

Canyon Urban U12 Commuter Bike

375.00£

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View Details 2020 Canyon Commuter Sport 8.0 • 1,150.00£

2020 Canyon Commuter Sport 8.0

1,150.00£ 0 bids | 07d

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View Details Superior ERX 650 Urban E-Bike (2020) - X-LARGE - BLACK • 860.00£

Superior Erx 650 Urban E-bike (2020) - X-large - Black

860.00£ 19 bids | 07h

View Details Dawes Ace Folding Urban Bike Dahon Brompton • 450.00£

Dawes Ace Folding Urban Bike Dahon Brompton

450.00£

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.

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View Details Whyte Mountain Bikes Large • 375.00£

Whyte Mountain Bikes Large

375.00£ 7 bids | 10m

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£

View Details Scott Carbon Fibre Mountain Bike • 600.00£

Scott Carbon Fibre Mountain Bike

600.00£

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View Details Whyte Mountain Bikes • 1,650.00£

Whyte Mountain Bikes

1,650.00£ 3 bids | 03d

View Details Kona Caldera Mountain Bike  • 300.00£

Kona Caldera Mountain Bike

300.00£

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View Details Dialled Bikes Alpine Medium, MTB, Hardtail, Fox Forks, Deity, Sram GX • 300.00£

Dialled Bikes Alpine Medium, Mtb, Hardtail, Fox Forks, Deity, Sram Gx

300.00£ 0 bids | 06d

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View Details Specialized Enduro Mountain Bike Large • 405.00£

Specialized Enduro Mountain Bike Large

405.00£ 2 bids | 01d

View Details Planet X Fat Baz Mountain Bike • 459.99£

Planet X Fat Baz Mountain Bike

459.99£

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View Details Mens Trek Mountain Bike Size Medium Great Condition • 370.00£

Mens Trek Mountain Bike Size Medium Great Condition

370.00£ 14 bids | 01d

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 Ridley FENIX 54 Cm Carbon Road Bike • 510.00£

Ridley Fenix 54 Cm Carbon Road Bike

510.00£ 26 bids | 03d

View Details Specialized Tricross Road Bike - Black - 58cm - Well Maintained • 350.00£

Specialized Tricross Road Bike - Black - 58cm - Well Maintained

350.00£

View Details Specialized Allez Road Bike 58cm • 600.00£

Specialized Allez Road Bike 58cm

600.00£

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View Details Vitus Zenium Sl Disc Road Bike 54cm Medium • 550.00£

Vitus Zenium Sl Disc Road Bike 54cm Medium

550.00£ 0 bids | 03d

View Details Specialized Roubaix SL4 52Cm Carbon Road Bike • 850.00£

Specialized Roubaix Sl4 52cm Carbon Road Bike

850.00£

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View Details Basso Laguna Campagnolo Veloce Full Carbon Road Bike In Excellent Condition • 530.00£

Basso Laguna Campagnolo Veloce Full Carbon Road Bike In Excellent Condition

530.00£ 0 bids | 02h

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View Details Boardman Road Bike  • 395.00£

Boardman Road Bike

395.00£ 0 bids | 06d

View Details Road Bike 56cm • 1,250.00£

Road Bike 56cm

1,250.00£

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View Details Cervelo RS Carbon Road Bike, 10 Speed Size XS • 399.00£

Cervelo Rs Carbon Road Bike, 10 Speed Size Xs

399.00£ 1 bids | 05d

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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