- Commuter & Urban
- Single Speed
When you’re shopping for a new bike, there are a lot of options available, and it can be difficult to make a final decision about the one you want. Do you want a road bike or a mountain bike? An electric bike or a cyclocross? A hybrid? A BMX?
Great Bikes are a wonderful investment, so ask yourself the following questions to make sure you get the one that suits your needs most effectively.
What will the bike be used for?
The first thing to consider is the kind of bicycle you are looking for. Will you be using it to commute to work through a city centre or off road in the beautiful countryside at the weekend? Will it be to use with the family on cycling holidays or for solo use? Do you want to save your energy with an electric bike, or to burn off calories with a BMX? There are even hybrid options available for if you would benefit from a combination of the two.
Do you have a brand in mind?
You also need to consider the brand of the bike you want. At BikeZaar we have a wide range of brands available, so you can choose the very best bike for your needs.
Have a look around the categories to see the kinds of bikes produced by each manufacturer, and think about whether any of the brands specialise in the type of bike you have in mind. We recommend starting by looking at Specialized, Trek, Cannondale, Dawes, Pinarello, Raleigh and Scott.
What features are you looking for?
If you will be using your bike for day-to-day getting around, you may want a basket or other storage area on your bike to carry shopping or your work gear. Do you have somewhere to store the bike indoors, or in a shed, or do you need a weather-proof model? Think about your comfort as well; it is worth testing different styles of handlebars (in store, or simply by trying your friends’ cycles) to find out which suits your posture and position the best.
If you want a bike specifically for women, or a children’s design that your kids can learn to cycle on, we can show you only the style and design of the product that suits that requirement. We have men’s, women’s / ladies’ bikes, as well as kids options for boys and girls.
What’s your budget?
It is important to bear in mind your budget so that you can get the most suitable bike for your bank balance, as well as your needs! You can filter the bikes you see on the page so that we only show you the ones that you can afford.