The ultimate guide to buy the Best Bike for You 2022

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 Breeze™ Road Bike Bicycle 21 Speed 26 Inch Wheel Carbon Frame Bike Mtb • 179.99£

Breeze™ Road Bike Bicycle 21 Speed 26 Inch Wheel Carbon Frame Bike Mtb

179.99£

View Details 12 X Car Bike Cycle Black Plastic Air Valve Tyre Alloy Wheel Caps Dust Valve • 0.99£

12 X Car Bike Cycle Black Plastic Air Valve Tyre Alloy Wheel Caps Dust Valve

View Details Orus Aluminium Folding Bike - 20  Wheels, Mudguard, Kickstand& Rear Carrier • 199.97£

Orus Aluminium Folding Bike - 20" Wheels, Mudguard, Kickstand& Rear Carrier

199.97£

View Details 26  FAT Tire Mountain Bike 21 Speed MTB Frame Bicycle Full Suspension Men/Women • 296.99£

26" Fat Tire Mountain Bike 21 Speed Mtb Frame Bicycle Full Suspension Men/women

296.99£

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View Details Recumbent Bike , High Spec In Very Good Condition  • 300£

Recumbent Bike , High Spec In Very Good Condition

300£ 0 bids | 7d

View Details 2021 Giant Escape 2 Disc Hybrid Bike • 295£

2021 Giant Escape 2 Disc Hybrid Bike

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View Details Voodoo Bizango 29” Mountain Bike • 275£

Voodoo Bizango 29” Mountain Bike

275£ 0 bids | 5d

View Details Breeze™ Men Women 21 Speed 26  Mtb Frame Full Suspension Mountain Bike Bicycle • 199.98£

Breeze™ Men Women 21 Speed 26" Mtb Frame Full Suspension Mountain Bike Bicycle

199.98£

View Details 27.5  Full Suspension Mountain Bike Shimano 21 Speed Men's Bikes Bicycle MTB • 289£

27.5" Full Suspension Mountain Bike Shimano 21 Speed Men's Bikes Bicycle Mtb

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 Cosmic Urban 18 Childrens Bike • 85£

Cosmic Urban 18 Childrens Bike

85£ 140 €

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View Details Fuji Feather Urban Bike • 129£

Fuji Feather Urban Bike

129£ 2 bids | 4d

View Details Boardman URB 8.6 Urban Hybrid Bike Matte Black / Grey-56cm Large  • 250£

Boardman Urb 8.6 Urban Hybrid Bike Matte Black / Grey-56cm Large

View Details Single Speed/fixie - Fuji Declaration Urban Bike (flipflop Hub) • 245£

Single Speed/fixie - Fuji Declaration Urban Bike (flipflop Hub)

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View Details CANNONDALE Urban Bike.  Exc Condition. Hardly Used. • 10.50£

Cannondale Urban Bike. Exc Condition. Hardly Used.

10.50£ 2 bids | 6d

View Details Canyon Commuter/Urban Bike, Large, Gates Belt Drive, Dynamo Lights, Disc Brakes • 400£

Canyon Commuter/urban Bike, Large, Gates Belt Drive, Dynamo Lights, Disc Brakes

View Details Cube Hyde Race 50cm Alfine 8 Gates Belt Drive Hybrid Urban Bike • 550£

Cube Hyde Race 50cm Alfine 8 Gates Belt Drive Hybrid Urban Bike

View Details Continental Traffic MTB Urban Bike Tyre 26 X 1.9 / 2.1  • 17.79£

Continental Traffic Mtb Urban Bike Tyre 26 X 1.9 / 2.1"

17.79£

View Details Claud  Butler Urban 100 Ladies Bike 16  18 Gear Serviced Excellent Condition • 119.99£

Claud Butler Urban 100 Ladies Bike 16" 18 Gear Serviced Excellent Condition

119.99£

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 27.5  Full Suspension Mountain Bike Shimano 21 Speed Men's Bikes Bicycle MTB • 289£

27.5" Full Suspension Mountain Bike Shimano 21 Speed Men's Bikes Bicycle Mtb

View Details Mountain Bike For Men And Women 26  Wheels Carbon Steel Frame Premium Bicycle • 189.99£

Mountain Bike For Men And Women 26" Wheels Carbon Steel Frame Premium Bicycle

189.99£

View Details Basis 1 Mountain Bike Full Dual Suspension MTB 26  Wheel Disc Brake 18 Spd Blue • 169.99£

Basis 1 Mountain Bike Full Dual Suspension Mtb 26" Wheel Disc Brake 18 Spd Blue

169.99£

View Details Cheap Mountain Bike (specialised Pitch) 2021 • 200£

Cheap Mountain Bike (specialised Pitch) 2021

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View Details Cannondale Bad Habit 1 • 850£

Cannondale Bad Habit 1

850£ 1 bids | 0d

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View Details B-Twin RockRider 540, 27.5inch, Medium Size, Mountain Bike • 206£

B-twin Rockrider 540, 27.5inch, Medium Size, Mountain Bike

206£ 7 bids | 0d

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View Details Mtb Bikes Full Suspension Specialised Enduro Comp Medium Frame  • 460£

Mtb Bikes Full Suspension Specialised Enduro Comp Medium Frame 

460£ 3 bids | 6d

View Details Basis 2 Full Mountain Bike Dual Suspension MTB Mens Unisex 26  Wheel 18 Sp Green • 189.99£

Basis 2 Full Mountain Bike Dual Suspension Mtb Mens Unisex 26" Wheel 18 Sp Green

189.99£

View Details Breeze™ Men Women 21 Speed 26  Mtb Frame Full Suspension Mountain Bike Bicycle • 199.98£

Breeze™ Men Women 21 Speed 26" Mtb Frame Full Suspension Mountain Bike Bicycle

199.98£

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 Breeze™ Road Bike Bicycle 21 Speed 26 Inch Wheel Carbon Frame Bike Mtb • 179.99£

Breeze™ Road Bike Bicycle 21 Speed 26 Inch Wheel Carbon Frame Bike Mtb

179.99£

View Details Whyte Suffolk Road Bike Shimano 105 56cm • 400£

Whyte Suffolk Road Bike Shimano 105 56cm

View Details Triban RC500 Road Bike XS Unisex Black 2020 Model • 250£

Triban Rc500 Road Bike Xs Unisex Black 2020 Model

View Details Trek Bicycle, Road Bike • 300£

Trek Bicycle, Road Bike

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View Details Focus Culebro Road Bike. Medium 54cm  • 225£

Focus Culebro Road Bike. Medium 54cm

225£ 10 bids | 0d

View Details Boardman Team Carbon Road Bike, Black/Yellow, 56cm (L) • 495£

Boardman Team Carbon Road Bike, Black/yellow, 56cm (l)

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View Details Specialized Secteur Elite Road Bike. Fulcrum, Conti, Prologo Upgrades.  • 331£

Specialized Secteur Elite Road Bike. Fulcrum, Conti, Prologo Upgrades.

331£ 33 bids | 0d

View Details Boardman Road Bike • 175£

Boardman Road Bike

View Details Giant Defy Advanced Large - Ultegra - Gloss Wine Purple • 1,900£

Giant Defy Advanced Large - Ultegra - Gloss Wine Purple

1,900£

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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