Before you buy…
Choosing the right bike for you mostly depends on your biking needs, what you will be using it for and where.
Depending on your needs and usage we can help you select the best type of bike to fit your needs. Just a few of the models we stock:
The newest in cycle technology, also known as E bikes, these bikes are ideal for those who are new to cycling, taking on long commutes or want an extra push with their pedalling. The motor converts your pedal motion into extra wheel rotations giving an extra boost. This gives you more speed with less sweat and exertion. The average Ebike will assist you for around 80 miles per charge meaning keeping it powered is easy!
Road bikes are those that are mainly used in the city or towns rather than off road or on rough terrain. The light frame and smooth, thinner tyres make them Ideal for using on roads and pavements. These are perfect for commutes, whizzing around on weekends and generally getting you from A to B.
Used for rougher, off road terrains, Mountain bikes are great for those wanting to ride off the beaten track. Mountain bikes generally feature a heavier frame and larger, more durable wheels and lower gear range than traditional road bikes. They usually include extra features such as shock absorption or suspension for dealing with uneven ground as well as steeper inclines or declines.
Folding BikesFolding bikes are lightweight, compact models that can be folded up – making them much more transportable than bulkier standard bikes. The folding bike offers convenience to those with less storage space, those who need to carry their bike on public transport or who lack a safe space to store at work.
Also known as ‘Cross’ bikes, Hybrids Incorporate the benefits of both road and mountain bikes. They can be used on paved or unpaved roads or trails but aren’t suitable for very rough terrain or off roading. Less lightweight than the standard road bike, the medium width tires have a semi smooth tread to provide a reasonable ride on smoother surfaces such as pavements but also feature enough grip and cushion to deal with unpaved trails too.
Regular use can put a lot of wear and tear on your bike, so it is essential to look after and maintain your bike to ensure it lasts.
Here are a few top tips to keeping your bike in good condition:
We have a range of essential and extra accessories to ensure you and your bike are both kept safe, secure and comfortable.
Cycling can be dangerous without the correct safety accessories. Helmets are crucial for preventing injuries, with many styles and sizes available this is an essential piece of kit for all cyclists. For those who ride at night, a bicycle light is needed to improve visibility and ensure you are seen by fellow cyclist, motorists and pedestrians. Our range of camcorders can be attached to your bicycle or helmet and are useful for extra security and incident recording for commuters as well as being equally useful and fun for more adventurous cyclists looking top record whilst cycling.
To protect you from the elements whilst riding there are a range of clothing available from high visibility clothing and waterproofs to cycling gloves and shoe covers – all of which will increase your comfort while you cycle.
As cycles are becoming more popular in everyday use you will need somewhere to store your belongings on the move. There are many options available from small saddle and hang bags to larger panniers and baskets. All of which can be attached to your cycle for easy transportation.
Keeping your bike safe and secure Is paramount. The best practice is to keep your bike indoors in your home or locked shed. Where this is not possible, the best security measure is to invest in a good quality bike lock.
Cycling can be thirsty work and it is important to keep hydrated whilst undertaking any physical activity. Our selection of water bottles are great for storing drinks and easy to use on the go. For storage, you can attach a bottle holder to your bike frame for easy access.