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 Viking Vintage Racing Bike 50s • 400£

Viking Vintage Racing Bike 50s

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View Details Vintage Bianchi Road Bike • 350£

Vintage Bianchi Road Bike

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View Details Marin Eldridge Grade 1 Mountain Bike Large Frame 29  Wheels • 525£

Marin Eldridge Grade 1 Mountain Bike Large Frame 29" Wheels

View Details Gravel Bike Medium • 500£

Gravel Bike Medium

View Details Cannondale Road Bike • 314.99£

Cannondale Road Bike

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View Details Pashley Tandem Bike 26 Inch Wheels • 400£

Pashley Tandem Bike 26 Inch Wheels

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View Details Vitus E Substance Carbon E Adventure Bike (Fazua - 2021) X-LARGE - ANTHRACITE • 443£

Vitus E Substance Carbon E Adventure Bike (fazua - 2021) X-large - Anthracite

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View Details Ribble Cgr Frame Gravel Bike Xl • 312£

Ribble Cgr Frame Gravel Bike Xl

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View Details Peugeot Vintage Racing Bike 70s 60cm • 450£

Peugeot Vintage Racing Bike 70s 60cm

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 New Polygon Zeta Compact Urban Bike • 500£

New Polygon Zeta Compact Urban Bike

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View Details Cube Nature EXC Trapeze Urban Bike (2020) 46cm Ladies Hybrid Bicycle • 400£

Cube Nature Exc Trapeze Urban Bike (2020) 46cm Ladies Hybrid Bicycle

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View Details Lectro Urban Race 19  700c Men's Electric Hybrid Bike • 500£

Lectro Urban Race 19" 700c Men's Electric Hybrid Bike

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View Details Ghost Square Urban 3.8 City Bike 2018 • 750£

Ghost Square Urban 3.8 City Bike 2018

View Details Kona Dew Bike - Size Large  - Frame 55 Cm - Green - Selle Saddle - Large Tyres • 425£

Kona Dew Bike - Size Large - Frame 55 Cm - Green - Selle Saddle - Large Tyres

View Details Boardman URB 8.9 Urban Hybrid Bike 2021 - Size - Large Height 181cm-189 • 740£

Boardman Urb 8.9 Urban Hybrid Bike 2021 - Size - Large Height 181cm-189

View Details Boardman URB 8.9 Urban Hybrid Bike 2021 - Medium Size. Boardman Hybrid Bicycle. • 690£

Boardman Urb 8.9 Urban Hybrid Bike 2021 - Medium Size. Boardman Hybrid Bicycle.

View Details VITUS MACH 3 VR URBAN BIKE CLARIS - M Road Bicycle • 520£

Vitus Mach 3 Vr Urban Bike Claris - M Road Bicycle

View Details Canyon Urban 8.0 (S) Black, Shimano Alfine 11, City Hybrid Bike • 1,470£

Canyon Urban 8.0 (s) Black, Shimano Alfine 11, City Hybrid Bike

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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 Calibre Mountain Bike • 550£

Calibre Mountain Bike

View Details Whyte Mountain Bikes  • 650£

Whyte Mountain Bikes

View Details Giant Trance 27.5  • 795£

Giant Trance 27.5

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View Details Marin Pine Mountain 27.5+. Mountain Bike. 2017  Steel Hardtail. • 350£

Marin Pine Mountain 27.5+. Mountain Bike. 2017 Steel Hardtail.

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View Details Marin Eldridge Grade 1 Mountain Bike Large Frame 29  Wheels • 525£

Marin Eldridge Grade 1 Mountain Bike Large Frame 29" Wheels

View Details Whyte Mountain Bikes Medium • 900£

Whyte Mountain Bikes Medium

View Details Downhill Mountain Bike Medium • 700£

Downhill Mountain Bike Medium

View Details Trek X-Caliber 8 2020 Mountain Bike • 635£

Trek X-caliber 8 2020 Mountain Bike

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View Details Trek Roscoe 7 Mountain Bike  • 515£

Trek Roscoe 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 Cannondale Road Bike • 314.99£

Cannondale Road Bike

314.99£

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View Details Felt AR Aero Road Bike (Dura Ace And Prime Aero Handlebars - 56cm) • 330£

Felt Ar Aero Road Bike (dura Ace And Prime Aero Handlebars - 56cm)

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View Details Giant TCR Advanced SL Carbon Road Bike Shimano Ultegra Carbon SLR Wheels Medium • 1,650£

Giant Tcr Advanced Sl Carbon Road Bike Shimano Ultegra Carbon Slr Wheels Medium

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View Details Specialized Allez Sprint  • 1,850£

Specialized Allez Sprint

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View Details Mens Road Bike • 350£

Mens Road Bike

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View Details Pinarello FP Due Carbon Road Bike * Dura Ace Groupset * 53cm • 925£

Pinarello Fp Due Carbon Road Bike * Dura Ace Groupset * 53cm

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View Details Road Racing Bike Massi Master Columbus Campagnolo Etc 23  Frame  • 450£

Road Racing Bike Massi Master Columbus Campagnolo Etc 23" Frame

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View Details Cube Attain Pro Road Bike 2022- 58CM - SKY GREY/BLACK • 949£

Cube Attain Pro Road Bike 2022- 58cm - Sky Grey/black

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View Details Cervelo S3 Road Bike Size 54 • 1,550£

Cervelo S3 Road Bike Size 54

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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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