It can be daunting knowing which style of bike is right for you. Read our helpful guide to find which style of bicycle best suits your needs.
It is important that you choose the right bike for your needs. Are you cycling during the day or evening? Do you require lights or any other additional accessories? We have trained cycle technicians at our stores on hand to find the right bike for you.
Where you will be riding?
What type of terrain will you be cycling on? For example, a heritage bike will not be able to handle a rough rocky terrain, a dual suspension bike would be much more appropriate.
Which size frame do I need?
Getting the right size frame is important and there are a few things to look out for. Firstly, in most cases, the saddle should be about the same height as your hips when standing next to the bike. Ensure your body isn’t overstretched or uncomfortable while riding. Your back should be at a 45-degree angle with shoulder above front gears and leg slightly bent at the knee. Check our size chart as a guide to the right frame size for your height.
Which size of bike is right for my child?
Kids bikes are often displayed by wheel size. Here is a handy wheel size guide for children's bikes:
Kids Bike Size Guide
20” 7-10 years
18” 6-9 years
16” 5-8 years
14” 4-6 years
12” 3-5 years
Every child is different and as this isn’t an exact science, we recommend you visiting one of our local branches and test riding first.
How often will you be riding?
If you are intending to use your bike every day it is wise to choose a robust and durable bicycle.
Are you cycling during the day or evening?
Do you require additional lights or any other accessories to ensure you are seen on the road? We have a range of cycling accessories at our stores and available online. Pop into your local branch and we would be happy to advise on what you need.
How do I know which helmet is right for me?
Think about your riding style. If you are a leisurely rider, opt for comfort. If you are a serious rider you may want to consider the aerodynamic aspect and go for a streamlined design. The helmet should fit comfortably and secure firmly under the chin, and should not move while on your head.
Don't forget if you need any advice, please feel free to contact us or pop into your local branch of Wilco or Wilco Motosave and we would be happy to advise you.
Read more about the different types of bikes available.