Which Bike Is Right For Me?

It is important that you choose the right bike for your needs. When choosing your bike consider 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. Ensure your body isn’t over stretched or uncomfortable while riding. Getting the right size frame is important, see our handy size chart below. Are you cycling during the day or evening? Do you require lights or any other additional accessories? Don’t worry, you don’t have to make these decisions by yourself. In each of our stores we have trained cycle technicians who are on hand to find the right bike for you.

Wilco Motosave Bike Size Chart

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 over stretched 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. See our handy size chart below to guide you on the right frame size for your height.

 

Which Size Bike is right for my child?

Kids bikes are often displayed by wheel size. Here is a handy kid’s wheel size guide.

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 coming in store and test riding first.

 

How often will you be riding?

Consider the wear on the bike, 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?

Don’t worry, you don’t have to make these decisions by yourself. In each of our stores we have trained cycle technicians who are on hand to find the right bike for you.

 

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. The helmet should not move while on your head.