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 Cube Agree GTC Pro Carbon Road Bike • 340.00£

Cube Agree Gtc Pro Carbon Road Bike

340.00£ 4 bids | 01m

View Details Trek Fuel EX9 Full Suspension Mountain Bike 2012 Medium / Large • 350.00£

Trek Fuel Ex9 Full Suspension Mountain Bike 2012 Medium / Large

350.00£

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View Details Pinarello Dogma Road Racing Bike • 300.00£

Pinarello Dogma Road Racing Bike

300.00£ 12 bids | 05d

View Details Trek Madone 3.1 Carbon Road Racing Bike. 52cm Frame. • 500.00£

Trek Madone 3.1 Carbon Road Racing Bike. 52cm Frame.

500.00£

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View Details Carbon Fibre Mountain Bike - Rockshox Suspension - SRAM Gears - AVID Brakes • 595.00£

Carbon Fibre Mountain Bike - Rockshox Suspension - Sram Gears - Avid Brakes

595.00£ 0 bids | 12m

View Details Giant Trance Advanced 2 27.5 Full Suspension Carbon Mountain Bike 2014 - Medium • 825.00£

Giant Trance Advanced 2 27.5 Full Suspension Carbon Mountain Bike 2014 - Medium

825.00£

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View Details Specialized Allez Road Bike 2015 - 52cm £400 Worth Of Upgrades • 310.00£

Specialized Allez Road Bike 2015 - 52cm £400 Worth Of Upgrades

310.00£ 30 bids | 23h

View Details Claude Butler 531  / Brooks / Retro Bike - Excellent - 60 Cms • 350.00£

Claude Butler 531 / Brooks / Retro Bike - Excellent - 60 Cms

350.00£

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View Details Orbea Orca Carbon Road Bike  • 430.00£

Orbea Orca Carbon Road Bike 

430.00£ 1 bids | 55m

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 2018 Cannondale Bad Boy 4 ~ Lefty Urban Hybrid Mountain Road Gravel Bike ~ Large • 449.99£

2018 Cannondale Bad Boy 4 ~ Lefty Urban Hybrid Mountain Road Gravel Bike ~ Large

449.99£

View Details FUJI Track Classic Fixed Fixie Pista Bicycle Road Urban Size 56cm Medium Large • 350.00£

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

350.00£

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 Urban Arrow E-Cargo Bike RRP£4500 + Extras. Nationwide 📦📮✉️ P&P • 3,689.00£

Urban Arrow E-cargo Bike Rrp£4500 + Extras. Nationwide 📦📮✉️ P&p

3,689.00£

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View Details Merida 2018 Crossway Urban 100 Mens Hybrid Bike - Black • 592.90£

Merida 2018 Crossway Urban 100 Mens Hybrid Bike - Black

592.90£ 675.0 €

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

Nfixed.com "veloce" Aluminium Silver Urban Fixie

399.99£

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View Details Merida 2018 Crossway Urban 100 Mens Hybrid Bike - Black • 592.90£

Merida 2018 Crossway Urban 100 Mens Hybrid Bike - Black

592.90£ 675.0 €

View Details Cinelli Gazetta Della Strada Urban, Touring Bike Size 55cm • 800.00£

Cinelli Gazetta Della Strada Urban, Touring Bike Size 55cm

800.00£

View Details KwikFold Xite-3 Folding Bike Black (Non Battery) - Urban Stylist - LIMITED  • 335.00£

Kwikfold Xite-3 Folding Bike Black (non Battery) - Urban Stylist - Limited

335.00£

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 Trek Fuel EX9 Full Suspension Mountain Bike 2012 Medium / Large • 350.00£

Trek Fuel Ex9 Full Suspension Mountain Bike 2012 Medium / Large

350.00£

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View Details Carbon Fibre Mountain Bike - Rockshox Suspension - SRAM Gears - AVID Brakes • 595.00£

Carbon Fibre Mountain Bike - Rockshox Suspension - Sram Gears - Avid Brakes

595.00£ 0 bids | 12m

View Details Trek Fuel EX8 Full Syspension Mountain Bike 27.5" 2016 • 800.00£

Trek Fuel Ex8 Full Syspension Mountain Bike 27.5" 2016

800.00£

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View Details Vitus Escarpe 29 VRX Mountain Bike (XT- 1x11) 2019 Grey - Teal Small 29" • 520.00£

Vitus Escarpe 29 Vrx Mountain Bike (xt- 1x11) 2019 Grey - Teal Small 29"

520.00£ 10 bids | 03d

View Details DiamondBack Heist 3.0+  27.5er Mountain Bike  50Cm Frame   Hydraulic Disc Brakes • 345.00£

Diamondback Heist 3.0+ 27.5er Mountain Bike 50cm Frame Hydraulic Disc Brakes

345.00£

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View Details Scott Aspect 960 Black/Orange Mountain Bike Size Large • 350.00£

Scott Aspect 960 Black/orange Mountain Bike Size Large

350.00£ 0 bids | 01d

View Details Giant Trance Advanced 2 27.5 Full Suspension Carbon Mountain Bike 2014 - Medium • 825.00£

Giant Trance Advanced 2 27.5 Full Suspension Carbon Mountain Bike 2014 - Medium

825.00£

View Details Vitus Nucleus VRS 275 2019 Mountain Bike • 375.00£

Vitus Nucleus Vrs 275 2019 Mountain Bike

375.00£

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View Details Islabike Creig 24” Mountain Bike • 510.00£

Islabike Creig 24” Mountain Bike

510.00£ 2 bids | 01h

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 Cube Agree GTC Pro Carbon Road Bike • 340.00£

Cube Agree Gtc Pro Carbon Road Bike

340.00£ 4 bids | 01m

View Details Trek Madone 3.1 Carbon Road Racing Bike. 52cm Frame. • 500.00£

Trek Madone 3.1 Carbon Road Racing Bike. 52cm Frame.

500.00£

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View Details Specialized Allez Road Bike 2015 - 52cm £400 Worth Of Upgrades • 310.00£

Specialized Allez Road Bike 2015 - 52cm £400 Worth Of Upgrades

310.00£ 30 bids | 23h

View Details Verenti Revalation Road Bike 52cm Shimano Ultegra Carbon 3T Fizik Fulcrum • 450.00£

Verenti Revalation Road Bike 52cm Shimano Ultegra Carbon 3t Fizik Fulcrum

450.00£

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View Details 2020 ORRO Terra Gravel Road Bike  - Shimano 105 • 504.00£

2020 Orro Terra Gravel Road Bike - Shimano 105

504.00£ 0 bids | 06d

View Details 2014 Giant Defy 1 Road Bike Size Large Full 105 Group Set. • 375.00£

2014 Giant Defy 1 Road Bike Size Large Full 105 Group Set.

375.00£

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View Details Cube Attain SL Road Bike 2019 - 58cm • 460.00£

Cube Attain Sl Road Bike 2019 - 58cm

460.00£ 25 bids | 23h

View Details Kuota Kredo Ultra Carbon Pro Road Bike Medium Frame Custom Built Excellent Cond. • 645.00£

Kuota Kredo Ultra Carbon Pro Road Bike Medium Frame Custom Built Excellent Cond.

645.00£

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View Details Orbea Orca Carbon Road Bike  • 430.00£

Orbea Orca Carbon Road Bike 

430.00£ 1 bids | 55m

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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