Choosing a bike that’s best for you depends on what types of riding you are planning to do. This might include casual or social riding, commuting, riding to stay fit, mountain biking or competitive riding. Below are some of the most popular bikes for new riders.
If most of your riding will be shorter trips on pathways, the hybrid bike - a cross between a road and mountain bike - is a great choice. It features skinnier, smooth tyres with an upright seat and handlebar position.
Comfort bikes are similar to hybrid bicycles, combining traits from mountain bikes and road bikes to provide a versatile and durable upright bike. They are usually designed on a mountain biking-type frame, and often feature a suspension fork or seat post. Comfort bikes will often feature wider, more comfortable seats.
How is it possible to ride up hills and long distances without even raising a sweat? An electric bike of course! Electric bikes are perfect for business and are a great way to extend recreational journeys.
As the name suggests, mountain bikes are suited for mountain and dirt trails. They generally feature wide tyres, knobbly treads and a frame designed for riding on grass, dirt and trails. Although they are not as fast as road or hybrid bikes, they are hardy and offer a comfortable riding position.
The road bike is designed for riding at speed on paved streets. Featuring skinny tyres, clip-in pedals, a lightweight frame and flat or drop handlebars, this is the perfect bike for travelling long distances at higher speeds.
The BMX bike is designed for a number of off-road surfaces such as dirt trails and concrete paths. The bike features a solid steel frame and flat bar handles. The standard BMX bike is free of unnecessary structural weight and designed for use in BMX parks.