Can I avail of the Bikes4Work scheme?
Did you know that you can save up to 52% on a new bike and accessories with the Bikes4Work scheme? Check with your employer or contact us at bikes4work.ie to learn more about this.
Where do you plan to ride your bike?
Distance is an important factor to take into account when purchasing your bike; for example, there’s no need to spend thousands on a bike if you’re only planning to cycle a couple of kilometres. Decide what you will be using your new bike for; whether it’s to cycle to work, go mountain biking, road racing or for more casual use, such as cycling around town.
What type of bike suits your needs?
Once you have decided what you’ll be using your bike for, it’s then time to figure out what type of bike is best suited to you.
- Mountain Bike: Mountain bikes work on all terrain, especially trails and gravel, with added suspension, they can handle rough terrain with ease.
- Hybrid: A hybrid bike is an all-rounder; with a combination of mountain and road designs, they’re suitable for both pavement and (moderately) gravelled roads.
- Road – including racing, cyclocross and touring bikes: Road bikes are best suited for pavements and are super lightweight, with drop down handles. They’re best suited for long distance and/or fitness riding.
- Specialty – including cruiser, electric and folding bikes: Specialty bikes, such as cruisers, are for more leisurely use, with bigger wheels and a more comfortable seat.
Check out this website for more in-depth information regarding different bike types.