Which style of bike should I choose?
Buying a bike depends on what kind of cycling you want to do.
The table below will help you in choosing a bike:
Your Riding Style
|Type of Bike|
| || || |
|Infrequent riding (once or twice a month, under 10ks). |
On road and on bike paths.
Riding to the local shops a few times a week.
|Riding Spin Bikes at |
the Gym is Getting Boring
|Riding for general fitness or for cross training.||Flat Bar Road Bike|
|Cruising Around Town||Long easy rides (10 km +). |
Spending a whole afternoon riding on bike paths.
Mostly on road and a little bit of single track riding.
Fast riding but with comfort and enjoyment as a major factor.
|Commuter||Commuting, riding from point A to B on a regular basis e.g. commuting to and from work everyday. ||Commuter Bikes|
|Dirt Devil||Off paved roads. |
Rough or bumpy trails.
Riding in the bush.
|Serious Off-Roader||Long distance cross country|
Riding rough terrain.
|Dual Suspension Mountain Bike|
|You Feel the Need, the Need for Speed!||Want to get into great shape from riding fast.|
Your only goal is to break the land speed record...on a bike.
Like to racing or riding competitively.
If you fit into more than one of the above categories, click one of the links below to get a better understanding of the bike that is best for you.