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With so many different bikes to choose from, it can be difficult to find one that is absolutely right for you. Luckily, we are bike experts here at Halfords.com - this guide should help you decide which type of bicycle is perfect for your needs.

Halfords has the UK's biggest range of cycles both in-store and online. Before choosing one, think about what you'll be using the bike for and where you are likely to ride.

Below are the main types of bicycle sold at Halfords. Each have their own characteristics, so make sure you take a good look at their features and benefits.

Bikes Buyers Guide

CHOOSING THE RIGHT BIKE

Mountain Bikes

Mountain Bikes

Mountain bikes are designed for off-road and rugged terrain. They often feature extra traction and shock absorption for bumpy rides. Take a look at our mountain bikes buyer's guide for more details.

Road Bikes

Road Bikes

Road bikes are built for speed on urban/tarmac surfaces, featuring smooth tyres and aerodynamic design. To find out more, read our road bikes buyer's guide.

Hybrid Bikes

Hybrid Bikes

Hybrid bikes combine road and mountain bike features for a versatile, all-round bicycle. Take a look at our hybrid bikes buyer's guide for more information.

Folding Bikes

Folding Bikes

Folding bikes are great for commuting as they fold up easily to take on the bus, and are easy to store while not in use. Read our folding bikes buyer's guide to find out more

Electric Bikes

Electric Bikes

Electric bikes have a pedal-assist motor to help you cover longer distances. They're a green, affordable method of travel often used by commuters - check out electric bikes buyer's guide for full details.

BMX Bikes

BMX Bikes

BMX bikes are designed for stunts and tricks on the skate park or the street. Take a look at our BMX bikes buyer's guide to find out more about these popular bikes.

Kids Bikes

Kids Bikes

Kids bikes are specially designed for the safety and comfort of your child. They often feature children's characters and funky designs. Check out our kids bikes buyer's guide to help you choose.

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Fixie Bikes

A Fixie bike is (a fixed gear) or single speed bike with no freewheel. This means that when the wheel turns so does the pedal. Take a look at our Fixie bike buyers guide to find out more.

Choosing the Right Bicycle Size

Buying the right size bike is really important for your comfort and safety. To help you select the right one, take a look at our Bike Size Guide, which includes information on the sizing of bikes available at Halfords, and how you can choose the right size bike for you.

Also, feel free to call into your local Halfords, where our expert staff can help you choose the appropriate size.

Benefits of Buying a Bike from Halfords

There are loads of benefits of buying a bike from the UK's top cycle retailer. Reserve and collect your bike in-store and our trained specialists can build it for free (excludes Trax bikes*) - plus we offer a free 6 week first service on all our bicycles.

Our bikes can also be delivered boxed direct to your door if you choose to buy online. We' re happy to offer assembly advice or inspect any bike bought from us up to 12 weeks after delivery.

What's more, if you can't see exactly what you are looking for in-store or on our website, we can order from 1000s of additional bikes and accessories. Ask in-store for details.

*Trax bike build prices - £9.99 for 12"-16" wheel bikes and £19.99 for 18" wheel plus bikes. 6 week first service included.

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