Buying a new bicycle can be exciting, but you should give some thought to the type of bike that will work best for you. Riders are all a little bit different, and the types of terrain you will be crossing can also vary tremendously. Fortunately there are many different styles of bikes available to suit all needs.
If you are new the sport of cycling, it may take a little while before you are able to say for certain what you really want. A bike that is versatile lets you experience different environments and challenges while you are building up your skills. Choose a bike that can perform adequately in rugged terrain and on city streets before investing in a more expensive bike that is dedicated to a single purpose.
Maybe you have been cycling for a while but are ready to change things up. A new bike opens up new trails and routes to explore. If you have been racing on the streets, you could enjoy doing some hill climbs on a new mountain bike, or you could just want to add a cruiser to your collection for the occasional ride on the beach.
You may have tried cycling once before, but lost interest. Now you are thinking about giving it another go. The wrong equipment could have become frustrating and discouraging the last time. Fortunately there are other options out there, and now may be the time to try something different.
No matter what your skill level, there is a bike for you. To find out more about the different common styles of bikes that are available, check out the infographic below.