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.

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View Details Norco Mountain Bike • 350.00£

Norco Mountain Bike

350.00£ 1 bids | 07m

View Details Giant Xtc Advanced 27.5/650b Carbon Fibre Mountain Bike Vgc Medium • 849.00£

Giant Xtc Advanced 27.5/650b Carbon Fibre Mountain Bike Vgc Medium

849.00£

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View Details Trek 520 Touring Bike Frame - New - Size 63cm - Deep Evergreen • 310.00£

Trek 520 Touring Bike Frame - New - Size 63cm - Deep Evergreen

310.00£ 0 bids | 47m

View Details Carrera Vengeance Mens Bicycle MTB Mountain Bike Alloy Frame 24 Gears Black • 330.00£

Carrera Vengeance Mens Bicycle Mtb Mountain Bike Alloy Frame 24 Gears Black

330.00£

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View Details Boardman Air TT Carbon Time Trial Bike XS. Without Wheels And Saddle Shimano 105 • 315.00£

Boardman Air Tt Carbon Time Trial Bike Xs. Without Wheels And Saddle Shimano 105

315.00£ 12 bids | 04d

View Details Pinarello Razha Carbon Road Bike 2014 - 55cm • 950.00£

Pinarello Razha Carbon Road Bike 2014 - 55cm

950.00£

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View Details Specialized Roubaix Elite SL2 Carbon Bike 56Cm 2012 • 351.00£

Specialized Roubaix Elite Sl2 Carbon Bike 56cm 2012

351.00£ 14 bids | 05h

View Details Carrera Vengeance Mens Mountain Bike MTB Bicycle Alloy Frame 24 Gears Orange • 330.00£

Carrera Vengeance Mens Mountain Bike Mtb Bicycle Alloy Frame 24 Gears Orange

330.00£

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View Details Scott CR1 Pro Carbon Frame - Immaculate Condition • 320.00£

Scott Cr1 Pro Carbon Frame - Immaculate Condition

320.00£ 0 bids | 01h

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 Montague Urban Folding Bike • 385.00£

Montague Urban Folding Bike

385.00£

View Details 2018 Saracen Urban Cross Suspension Hybrid Bike Large • 299.99£

2018 Saracen Urban Cross Suspension Hybrid Bike Large

299.99£

View Details FUJI Track Classic Fixed Fixie Pista Bicycle Road Urban Size 56cm Medium Large • 399.00£

Fuji Track Classic Fixed Fixie Pista Bicycle Road Urban Size 56cm Medium Large

399.00£

View Details Claud Butler Quest 11 Gents 700c 11 Speed Urban Sports Hybrid Bike Carbon Fork • 495.00£

Claud Butler Quest 11 Gents 700c 11 Speed Urban Sports Hybrid Bike Carbon Fork

495.00£

View Details NFIXED.com "Veloce" Aluminium Silver Urban Fixie • 399.99£

Nfixed.com "veloce" Aluminium Silver Urban Fixie

399.99£

View Details Boardman Urban MTB Hybrid Medium With 29 / 700c DT Swiss Wheels Custom Build • 350.00£

Boardman Urban Mtb Hybrid Medium With 29 / 700c Dt Swiss Wheels Custom Build

350.00£

View Details Etropolis Electric Bike Step Through • 650.00£

Etropolis Electric Bike Step Through

650.00£

View Details **LOVELY** Giant Fastroad ALUXX SLR1  XL HYBRID/URBAN Bike VIEW SWANSEA/BRIDGEND • 595.00£

**lovely** Giant Fastroad Aluxx Slr1 Xl Hybrid/urban Bike View Swansea/bridgend

595.00£

View Details Mtb Urban Bike Forme Chic Brand New • 299.00£

Mtb Urban Bike Forme Chic Brand New

299.00£

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 Giant Xtc Advanced 27.5/650b Carbon Fibre Mountain Bike Vgc Medium • 849.00£

Giant Xtc Advanced 27.5/650b Carbon Fibre Mountain Bike Vgc Medium

849.00£

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View Details Norco Mountain Bike • 350.00£

Norco Mountain Bike

350.00£ 1 bids | 07m

View Details Carrera Vengeance Mens Bicycle MTB Mountain Bike Alloy Frame 24 Gears Black • 330.00£

Carrera Vengeance Mens Bicycle Mtb Mountain Bike Alloy Frame 24 Gears Black

330.00£

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View Details Kona Hei Hei DL 29 Carbon Mountain Bike Extra Large • 711.00£

Kona Hei Hei Dl 29 Carbon Mountain Bike Extra Large

711.00£ 9 bids | 01h

View Details Carrera Vengeance Mens Mountain Bike MTB Bicycle Alloy Frame 24 Gears Orange • 330.00£

Carrera Vengeance Mens Mountain Bike Mtb Bicycle Alloy Frame 24 Gears Orange

330.00£

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View Details Pinnacle Ramin Mountain Bike, Medium , 29er Wheels • 350.00£

Pinnacle Ramin Mountain Bike, Medium , 29er Wheels

350.00£ 1 bids | 06h

View Details Whyte 805 V2 2020 XL Mountain Bike Hardtail 650B 27.5" • 600.00£

Whyte 805 V2 2020 Xl Mountain Bike Hardtail 650b 27.5"

600.00£

View Details Orange Sub 5 Full Suspension Mountain Bike    18" Frame   Hydraulic Disc Brakes  • 475.00£

Orange Sub 5 Full Suspension Mountain Bike 18" Frame Hydraulic Disc Brakes

475.00£

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View Details Giant Anthem Advanced O Full Suspension Mountain Bike  • 700.00£

Giant Anthem Advanced O Full Suspension Mountain Bike

700.00£ 1 bids | 09d

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 Pinarello Razha Carbon Road Bike 2014 - 55cm • 950.00£

Pinarello Razha Carbon Road Bike 2014 - 55cm

950.00£

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View Details Boardman Bicycle Pro SLR Carbon Road Bike • 375.00£

Boardman Bicycle Pro Slr Carbon Road Bike

375.00£ 21 bids | 03d

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View Details Vitus ZX1 Team Aero Disc Road Bike-Dura Ace 2018 Black - Red 58cm (22.75") 700c • 466.00£

Vitus Zx1 Team Aero Disc Road Bike-dura Ace 2018 Black - Red 58cm (22.75") 700c

466.00£ 11 bids | 09d

View Details 2019 Orbea Avant H60 Aluminium Road Bike 51cm (White/Black) EX-DEMO (RRP £699) • 475.00£

2019 Orbea Avant H60 Aluminium Road Bike 51cm (white/black) Ex-demo (rrp £699)

475.00£

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View Details Kinesis CX/Road Bike • 300.00£

Kinesis Cx/road Bike

300.00£ 0 bids | 03d

View Details Trek Domane 4.0 56cm Carbon Frame Road Bike  • 425.00£

Trek Domane 4.0 56cm Carbon Frame Road Bike

425.00£

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View Details Focus Carbon Paralane Ultegra Di2 Road Bike 2018 In Excellent Condition  • 657.00£

Focus Carbon Paralane Ultegra Di2 Road Bike 2018 In Excellent Condition 

657.00£ 1 bids | 06d

View Details Dawes Galaxy Mens Touring Road Bike Trekking Bicycle 700c 24 Speed Shiamno NAVY • 429.99£

Dawes Galaxy Mens Touring Road Bike Trekking Bicycle 700c 24 Speed Shiamno Navy

429.99£

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View Details Giant TCR Advanced SL 0 Carbon Road Bike Frameset M/L (integrated Seat Post) • 350.00£

Giant Tcr Advanced Sl 0 Carbon Road Bike Frameset M/l (integrated Seat Post)

350.00£ 0 bids | 03d

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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