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Five Questions to Ask when buying a Bike

Firstly, what are you using the Mountain bike for?

When you start out cycling everyone expects you to be a Cycling expert. We have put together five questions to consider when buying a road or mountain bike and the must have accessories.

There are many different types of bikes on the market, so it is important to determine what you will be using the bike for. Is it for that daily commute, off road adventure, a long distances ride or just a cheap method of transport? 

Secondly, what are the Benefits and Features of a Road Bike?

  • Lightweight frame will allow the rider to get the maximum performance out of the bike.
  • Narrow wheels and thin tyres will help the rider reach a high speed when riding on the road.
  • Designed for flat surfaces and is not recommended for rough and uneven terrain

 What are the Benefits of a Mountain Bike?

  • For those off road adventures
  • Durable frame designed to absorb the shock of uneven terrain for a comfortable ride.


What’s your budget?

“Buy cheap and buy twice” is a common saying. Cheap bikes are more likely to break easily because they use cheaper parts. They are normally much heavier. However, it’s recommended that you spend as much as you can.

Thirdly, how big should your bike be?

Fourthly,  Frame and Fork Material

First of all, when you starting thinking of purchasing your first bike, its vital that you consider what bike frame material best fits your needs as you have a few options. Aluminium and steel frames are more affordable than titanium and carbon frames.

Lastly, what accessories do I need? 




Road and Mountain Bike Reviews was created in 2016 so i could spend my weekends writing about anything related to road & mountain biking.  The blog is dedicated as a helpful resource to help cyclists. Feel free to check out our helpful guides all written by cycling enthusiasts. We are always looking for cycling enthusiasts to share why cycling is so important to them and how it has helped them.  Feel free to get in contact with us to share your story.  We have some amazing and inspiring stories in the real life story section.