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 Fat Tyre Bicycle - Full Suspension Softail - Black • 420.00£

Mountain Bike Fat Tyre Bicycle - Full Suspension Softail - Black

420.00£

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View Details Whyte 403 Junior Mountain Bike - Grey • 355.00£

Whyte 403 Junior Mountain Bike - Grey

355.00£ 20 bids | 55m

View Details Dolan TC1 Track Bike • 400.00£

Dolan Tc1 Track Bike

400.00£

View Details VOODOO BANTU 18" MEDIUM ALUMINIUM HARDTAIL MOUNTAIN BIKE, 27.5" WHEEL • 325.00£

Voodoo Bantu 18" Medium Aluminium Hardtail Mountain Bike, 27.5" Wheel

325.00£

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View Details Vitus Mythique 27 VR Mountain Bike (2021) - MEDIUM - GREY • 1,430.00£

Vitus Mythique 27 Vr Mountain Bike (2021) - Medium - Grey

1,430.00£ 40 bids | 17s

View Details Pinarello FP Carbon 4 Full Carbon Road Bike. Small • 1,800.00£

Pinarello Fp Carbon 4 Full Carbon Road Bike. Small

1,800.00£

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View Details Brompton Folding Bike Six Speed. P6L Model. Used. Black And Yellow Frame. • 702.00£

Brompton Folding Bike Six Speed. P6l Model. Used. Black And Yellow Frame.

702.00£ 15 bids | 03m

View Details Boardman Team FS Full Suspension Mountain Bike Size Large • 500.00£

Boardman Team Fs Full Suspension Mountain Bike Size Large

500.00£

View Details Upgraded Boardman Hybrid Bike • 310.00£

Upgraded Boardman Hybrid Bike

310.00£

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 Cannondale Bad Boy 4 Lefty Urban Hybrid Bike Commuter Medium Size • 400.00£

Cannondale Bad Boy 4 Lefty Urban Hybrid Bike Commuter Medium Size

400.00£ 1 bids | 03d

View Details Biomega Boston - Urban Folding Bike - Futuristic Design - Alien SciFi Movie Bike • 515.50£

Biomega Boston - Urban Folding Bike - Futuristic Design - Alien Scifi Movie Bike

515.50£

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£

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View Details Whyte Hybrid - R7 Urban Commuter Bike. • 600.00£

Whyte Hybrid - R7 Urban Commuter Bike.

600.00£ 0 bids | 05d

View Details Cannondale Bad Boy 4 Lefty Urban Hybrid Bike Commuter Medium Size • 500.00£

Cannondale Bad Boy 4 Lefty Urban Hybrid Bike Commuter Medium Size

500.00£

View Details Cannondale Bad Boy 3 (Medium) Lefty Urban Hybrid Bike Commuter - Fantastic Cond • 620.00£

Cannondale Bad Boy 3 (medium) Lefty Urban Hybrid Bike Commuter - Fantastic Cond

620.00£

View Details Fuji Traverse 1.7 Urban Bike (2021) 19" Satin Black/Green • 409.95£

Fuji Traverse 1.7 Urban Bike (2021) 19" Satin Black/green

409.95£

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View Details Kona Dew Urban 2021 Bike • 400.00£

Kona Dew Urban 2021 Bike

400.00£ 0 bids | 04d

View Details Bike: Ghost Square Urban/ Hybrid • 700.00£

Bike: Ghost Square Urban/ Hybrid

700.00£

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 Mountain Bike Fat Tyre Bicycle - Full Suspension Softail - Black • 420.00£

Mountain Bike Fat Tyre Bicycle - Full Suspension Softail - Black

420.00£

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View Details NS Bikes Fuzz 29 1 Suspension Bike (2020) LARGE BLACK - RED[ • 1,290.00£

Ns Bikes Fuzz 29 1 Suspension Bike (2020) Large Black - Red[

1,290.00£ 31 bids | 01h

View Details Mountain Bike Fat Tyre Bicycle Full Suspension Orange Dual Crown Downhill Fork • 420.00£

Mountain Bike Fat Tyre Bicycle Full Suspension Orange Dual Crown Downhill Fork

420.00£

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View Details Vitus Mythique 27 VR Mountain Bike (2021) - MEDIUM - GREY • 1,430.00£

Vitus Mythique 27 Vr Mountain Bike (2021) - Medium - Grey

1,430.00£ 40 bids | 13s

View Details Boardman Team FS Full Suspension Mountain Bike Size Large • 500.00£

Boardman Team Fs Full Suspension Mountain Bike Size Large

500.00£

View Details Orange 222 Full Suspension Mountain Bike     15" Frame     Hydraulic Disc Brakes • 675.00£

Orange 222 Full Suspension Mountain Bike 15" Frame Hydraulic Disc Brakes

675.00£

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View Details Whyte 403 Junior Mountain Bike - Grey • 355.00£

Whyte 403 Junior Mountain Bike - Grey

355.00£ 20 bids | 55m

View Details VOODOO BANTU 18" MEDIUM ALUMINIUM HARDTAIL MOUNTAIN BIKE, 27.5" WHEEL • 325.00£

Voodoo Bantu 18" Medium Aluminium Hardtail Mountain Bike, 27.5" Wheel

325.00£

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View Details Vitus Nucleus 27 VR Mountain Bike (2021) - LARGE - NARDO GREY !  • 370.00£

Vitus Nucleus 27 Vr Mountain Bike (2021) - Large - Nardo Grey !

370.00£ 12 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.

View Details Pinarello FP Carbon 4 Full Carbon Road Bike. Small • 1,800.00£

Pinarello Fp Carbon 4 Full Carbon Road Bike. Small

1,800.00£

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View Details Titanium And Carbon Road Bike • 1,500.00£

Titanium And Carbon Road Bike

1,500.00£ 0 bids | 01m

View Details Excellent Condition Specialized Tarmac Full Carbon Road Bike • 900.00£

Excellent Condition Specialized Tarmac Full Carbon Road Bike

900.00£

View Details Specialized Roubaix Expert Ultegra 58cm Carbon Road Bike Large RRP £2,250 • 975.00£

Specialized Roubaix Expert Ultegra 58cm Carbon Road Bike Large Rrp £2,250

975.00£

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View Details Cube Axial WS Race Road Bike (2021) 56CM GREY ! • 510.00£

Cube Axial Ws Race Road Bike (2021) 56cm Grey !

510.00£ 17 bids | 01h

View Details Giant Defy 2 ML 56cm Road Bike  • 395.00£

Giant Defy 2 Ml 56cm Road Bike

395.00£

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View Details Scott Speedster Road Race Bike • 700.00£

Scott Speedster Road Race Bike

700.00£ 0 bids | 02h

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View Details Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2 ML Size (56) • 950.00£

Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2 Ml Size (56)

950.00£ 0 bids | 02d

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View Details Cannondale Synapse Alloy 105 Disc 2015 Road Bike 56cm • 300.00£

Cannondale Synapse Alloy 105 Disc 2015 Road Bike 56cm

300.00£ 1 bids | 06d

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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