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Choosing The Right Bike...
The right bike is dependent upon the style of riding you plan to do.
The below guide will assist you in making the right choice:
Your Riding
Riding Description
Weekend Thrasher

Occasional riding (once or twice a month, short distances under 10ks).
Ride on the road and on bike paths.
Riding to the local store a couple of times a week.

Mountain Bike
Sick of Riding and
Staring at a Wall
in The Gym

You do not consider yourself to be a serious athlete but would like to ride a few times a week to maintain or improve your general fitness.

Hybrid, Racer or Flat Bar Road Bike

Long comfortable rides (10 km +).
Spending an afternoon riding along the bike paths.
Mostly on road plus a little bit of dirt track riding.
Serious riding but with comfort and enjoyment as a major factor.

Hybrid Bike

Commuting, riding from A to B on a regular basis e.g. riding to and from work everyday.

Hybrid Flat Bar Road
or Mountain Bike
Dirt Demon

Off the paved roads.
Rough or bumpy terrain.
Bush bashing.

Mountain Bike
Hardcore Hillman

Rough terrain riding.
Extreme mountain riding.

Mountain Bike -
Dual Suspension
Adrenaline Junky

Extreme riding.
Doing jumps, tricks and stunts on the bike. Not concerned about how far or fast you ride.

BMX Bike
I Just Want To:
"Go Fast"

Would like to achieve a high level of fitness from riding the bike.
Riding at fast speeds is your major aim.
Like to race your bike or bunch riding.

Road/Racing Bike

You may feel that you fit into more than one of the above categories.
If so, come in and talk to us to get a better understanding of the best bike for you.

Buying a Kids Bike...
Purchasing the correct bike is very important. Buying the wrong size or type of bike can be dangerous, intimidating and not to mention expensive. There are no specific rules for buying a particular bike for a child of a particular age, however the guidelines below should point you in the right direction.

Choose The Right Type/Buy The Right Size
Ensure the bike is a safe size. The child should not be too far stretched. They must be able to safely reach the controls. For example, it is important they are able to turn the handlebars safely, touch the ground with the tips of their toes and reach the brake levers so that they can operate them correctly. Children’s bikes are measured by their wheel size, for example a 20” bike will have a wheel diameter of 20”. Although there are no hard and fast rules for buying particular size bikes for a child of a particular age, the guidelines we recommend are shown below.

Suitable for ages 2 to 3
Ages 2 to 3
  12 inch Wheel Cycles
Suitable for ages 3 to 5
12"  Ages 3 to 5
  16 inch Wheel Cycles
Suitable for ages 5 to 8
16" Ages 5 to 8
  20 inch Wheel Cycles
Suitable for ages 7 to 10
20"  Ages 7 to 10
  24 inch Wheel Cycles
Suitable for ages 9 to 12
24"  Ages 9 to 12
  26 inch Wheel Cycles
Comfort - Suitable for ages 12+
26" Comfort  Ages 12+
  26 inch Wheel Cycles
Hardtail - Suitable for ages 12+
26" Hardtail  Ages 12+
  26 inch Wheel Cycles
Full Suspension - Suitable for ages 12+
26" Full Suspension  Ages 12+
  29 inch Wheel Cycles
Suitable for ages 12+
26"  Ages 12+

Starting Out On a New Bike:
Training wheels are a great way of getting a child used to balancing on two wheels. The smallest bike that you can buy for a child (12” bike) generally comes equipped with training wheels. You can however attach training wheels to larger bikes.