Characterised by their drop handlebars (mostly) and 700c wheels, with narrow, fast rolling tyres, road bikes are designed for fast and efficient tarmac riding.
The drop handlebars allow you to adopt an efficient aerodynamic riding position, while the narrow tyres reduce rolling resistance, both of which are essential for riding quickly and efficiently on the black stuff.
A mountain bike, also known as an MTB, is designed for riding off-road tracks and trails. An upright riding position and stable handling characteristics offer control on uneven ground, chunky tyres offer grip on loose surfaces while suspension helps to smooth out the bumps on the trail.
Wheels vary in size from 26” up to 29” and tyre widths from 1.8” up to 3.5”, which we will go into in more detail later.
A hybrid bike is a general-purpose bicycle, for cycling over a range of terrains with a mixture of road and mountain bike characteristics.
Women's bikes offer the best fit and performance by having subtle differences built into the frame to change your riding position.
Road bike geometry has a major impact on the way a bike handles as well as the riding position. Here we explain the most important geometry numbers, what they are and what they mean. This will help you to better understand the geometry tables of the bikes that you are interested in.
Mountain bike geometry can be confusing. Here we explain the most important MTB geometry numbers, what they are and what they mean. This will help you to better understand the geometry tables of the bikes you are interested in.
Cyclocross bikes look like road bikes at first glance, but they are built for riding off-road. Cyclocross is a fast, furious and fun style of racing over rough terrain.
After taking those initial pedal strokes, a junior bike offers a crucial step on the journey to mastering a bike. Junior bikes help girls and boys to develop the skills needed for a lifetime of enjoyment on two wheels.
You want their first bike to be perfect, so to help you, we've put together this kids bike guide covering sizing and a few key tips to ensure you make the right choice.
A properly fitting triathlon bike will make all the difference not only on the bike but for the run as well. Premium quality bikes for the best results.
Folding bikes are a great option for those that need to fit a bicycle into a small flat or on public transport.
To make your journey easier, commuter bikes are built to be comfortable, practical, and easy to handle for a stress free ride.
An Olympic sport since 2008, the BMX revival has seen an increase in indoor and outdoor BMX parks.
Jump bikes blend the simplicity and smaller frames of BMX's with the rough ground capabilities of mountain bikes.
Touring bikes look are specifically built for the demands of long journeys carrying lots of luggage.
Take a closer look at the story behind our great value ex-demo and ex-display bikes available for sale.
Choosing your first road bike can be daunting, we're help to guide you through your first purchase.
With no stabilisers and no pedals, balance bikes give children the chance to develop balancing skills in their own time.
Here, we take a look at the key differences between the main types of bike available, along with the benefits and drawbacks.