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Bike Buying Guide

When trying to decide on the best type of bike, think about these questions:

- What kind of riding do you want to do?

- Do you see yourself growing as a rider?
- What do friends you'll be trying to keep up with ride?
- What have you had in the past that you liked?
- What have you had in the past that you disliked?
- How much money are you comfortable spending?

 

If you are buying a bike to ride with a group of friends— you're often best off buying something similar to what they ride. You will not be able to keep up with road bikes if you are on a mountain bike or cruiser. And a road bike cannot cannot venture into the dirt or the sand.



If you enjoyed a three speed as a child, you may find cruisers to be a fun bike again. If you disliked the road bike you bought a few years ago—perhaps a mountain bike or hybrid would be a better choice now.

     
BMXBMX / Freestyle / Jump Bikes
Features: lightweight, durable
These bad-boys are built to take a beating, bombproof frames keep these rolling year after year, even if you don't nail every jump just right.
     
CruiserCruiser / European Bikes
Features: Tall handlebars, comfortable seats, classic styling
Looking for an old school comfortable ride? Cruisers are stylish and sleek, available in a multitude of colors and designs.
     
Cargo & Tandem BikesCargo / Tandem Bikes Bikes
Features: Multiple riders, large load capacity
Want to replace your car with a carbon-neutral solution? Fancy a ride with your sweetie? These bikes will make you wonder why you ever owned a Hummer.
     
Electric BikesElectric-Assist Bikes
Features: Electric motors to help you get up hills.
Do you love biking around but your knees aren't up to the beating hilly terrain throws at you? These electric-assist bikes are perfect for getting around town, no matter what.
     
Mountain FSFull Suspension Mountain Bikes
Features: Front and rear suspension, large tires
Ready to take on anything? Full suspension mountain bikes make nasty obstacles silky smooth.
     
Mountain HTHardtail Mountain Bikes
Features: Upright riding position, lightweight, able to tackle rough terrain
These front-suspension mountain bikes will get you over gnarly terrain and back home again.
     
Cross / HybridHybrid / Hybrid Bikes
Features: Relaxed upright riding designed for the urban jungle
Wider tires and an upright riding position make these perfect for anyone, more comfortable than a standard commuter or townie bike but more performance oriented than a cruiser.
     
KidsKids Bikes
Features: Sizes and features for every kid, beginner or expert
From training wheels and balance bikes to coasters and front suspension mountain bikes, we've got you covered from tot-to-teen.
     
RoadRoad Bikes
Features: Drop handlebars, skinny tires, lightweight frames and components
Need for speed? Road performance bikes get you where you want to go, fast. Whether for fitness or competition, showing off or showing-up, we've got the ideal road bike for you.
     
Comuter / TownieTownie / Commuter Bikes
Features: Designed to move you and your stuff. Optional Fenders and racks / baskets
Comfortable bikes with great utility, add a basket or rack and these will get you wherever your going and bring along anything you need.

 





 
 

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