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Cycling Buying Guide

Whether you love flying down a mountain trail or want to be the next Lance Armstrong, you first have to get your hands on all the proper biking gear. Having the right equipment will mean the difference between having an invigorating ride and getting seriously injured. Take a look through the guides below to find the equipment that best matches your biking needs. 


Types of Biking

Overview

Not sure what type of biking is right for you? Check out this guide to get started on your biking adventure.

Road

Bikes that are made specifically for road racing have thinner tires and special handle bars. Click above to find a bike that will get you there faster and in one piece.

Mountain

Want to find a bike that will help you get quickly and safely down the mountain side and can handle the most rugged terrain? This guide will help you find all the essential equipment.

Fixed Gear Bicycles

These bikes give you more stability when it comes to pedaling power and will give you a great feel for the road. 

Comfort

If you're going for a more enjoyable ride over a challenging workout, you may want to look into bikes that focus on comfort versus speed.

BMX

Tough and durable, these bikes are great and easy to ride. This guide can help you find the right one for your speed and skill level. 

Kid's

Biking is great for kids. Whether they're just learning or ready to take off those training wheels, there's a perfect bike out there just for them. 


Essential Parts

Derailleurs

These are the parts that determine what gear your in, how you shift gears, etc. 

Pedals

The type of pedal you have may help increase or decrease your power. Get the right ones for your skill level and speed. 

Tyres

You're not going anywhere without full tyres. Finding ones that meet all your requirements isn't as hard as it seems.

Saddles

The right seat will mean the difference between a sore bottom and an enjoyable ride. 

Road Bicycle Frames

The frame is what is going to actually be supporting you, so its important to have one that suits your height, weight, skill level, etc.


Gear

Helmets

It doens't matter what type of biking you're into, you should always wear a helmet. 

Gloves 

These can help you prevent blisters and calluses on your hands.

Shoes

Some pedals require special shoes that clip in them, so make sure to get ones that work with your bike. 

Shorts

Bottoms tend to get sore easily while biking. Getting padded shorts or biking shorts will ease the pain and prevent friction. 


Extra Equipment

Cycling Computers 

Heart Rate Monitors

Powermetres

Trainers 

Pumps

Cases

Locks

Racks


Accesories

Hydration 

Jerseys 

Lights 

Packs 

Child Carriers and Trailers 

Mirrors 

Reflectors 

Nutrition