Which type of bicycle is right for you?

Terms, names and categories of bikes can be confusing if you don't know your touring- from your triathalon-bike.

This page describes the different bike categories, to help you decide which type of bicycle would suit you best.
BMX

BMX

The BMX bike tends to be very strong and durable due to their small frames. Although the BMX is used for several types of riding like Race, Freestyle or Dirt Jump, the typical BMX is solid and robust. They also require less maintenance due to less individual components.
Mountain Bikes

Mountain Bikes

Mountain bikes have a strong frame, excellent brakes, knobby tires and lots of gears for tough terrains. Like Front, Back Suspension is now a very common feature in modern mountain bikes.
Touring bikes

Touring bikes

Touring bikes are long distance cycles, good brakes and a lot of gears ensure a steady ride. The typical Touring bike usually has mudguard features and racks to carry luggage or equipment. Touring bikes may have drop handlebars to let you vary your riding position or straight handlebars for a more upright comfort.
Folding bikes

Folding bikes

Folding bikes are designed to be much easier to store or transport when not in use. They can be folded up in to a size a quarter of its original.
Tandem

Tandem

The Tandem bicycling is designed for two people cycle together. Tandem bikes, have a variety of forms for the different style rider handlebar position and wheel size make a great difference in the range of tandem bicycles and what the bike may be used for.
The hybrid

The hybrid

The hybrid or trekking bike is a relatively new style and they are typically suited to most leisure riders and daily commuters. The Hybrid takes the best features of the Mountain Bike, Touring Bike and Racing Bike and combines them into one stylish bike that would meet the requirements of the average rider.
Electric bikes

Electric bikes

Electric bikes use an electric motor powered by a rechargeable battery. The small motor assists the riders pedaling making it easier to deal will inclines. With touring bike feature the electric bike also allows the rider to carry extra luggage with no extra expense of energy.
Cyclo Cross

Cyclo Cross

Cyclo-cross is similar to the modern mountain bike. Cyclo Cross bikes have big wheels and have more powerful cantilever (or even linear pull) brakes to enable them to cut through the thick mud that tends to clog up the rims whilst riding.
Time trial bikes

Time trial bikes

Time trial bike are built for speed There aim is to ride as fast as possible around a circuit or track. Extensions on the handlebars enable a rider to bring their hands forward and adopt a hunched position. Trial Bikes often have smaller front wheels to get the riding position even lower.
Track & velodrome bikes

Track & velodrome bikes

Track bikes are raced on banked oval circuits. They have just one fixed gear and no brakes though you can slow down by slowing your pedaling. For maximum efficiency everything on these types of bikes is pared down to the absolute minimum.
Triathlon bikes

Triathlon bikes

Triathlon swim-cycle-run is a very popular sport around the world. As the muscles used for running and swimming are different to those used for cycling, early triathlon bikes were normally uncomfortable. Early pioneers modified their bikes to change their riding position to better utilize the same muscle sets. These days Triathlon bikes have a slightly more forward position than a standard road race bike. Extended "Tri" bars are very popular, allowing an outstretched more aerodynamic position to be attained.

Second Hand / Pre-Owned

Second hand / Pre-Owned bikes which have been checked and fully serviced.

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