Two Wheel Tuesday

Best Practices

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Pick your category

Road bikes
Performance, Endurance, Gravel, Touring bikes

Mountain bikes
Cross-country, Trail, Fat bikes

Hybrid/Fitness bikes
Hybrid/Fitness, Urban/Commuter bikes

Specialty bikes
City, Cruiser, Folding, Cargo bikes

E-bikes
E-Road, E-City, E-Mountain, E-Cargo

Which surface will you ride on?

Asphalt or Concrete roads
Road bikes, Fitness bikes, Specialty bikes, E-bikes

Pavements
Road bikes, Fitness bikes, Specialty bikes, E-bikes

Gravel and natural surfaces
Road bikes (Gravel), Fitness bikes, Mountain bikes, E-bikes

Dirt roads and trails
Road bikes (Gravel), Mountain bikes, E-bikes (Mountain)

How sporty do you want to commute?

Asfalt + beginner examples

Not a drop of sweat, I want a little boost.
E-bike or specialty (city and cargo)

A little bit of exercise, I want to gain some fitness.
Fitness bike (Fitness) or specialty (city and cargo)

More exercise, I don’t mind sweating, I’ll take a shower at work.
Fitness bike (Commuter) and Road bike (Touring)

Going full gas, my commute will be part of my training.
Road bike (Endurance and Touring)

What will you carry?

Asfalt, beginner + little exercise example 

The kids
E-Cargo

My laptop and fresh clothes
City bike with frame bags

Fresh clothes only
Fitness bike with or wo frame bags

Nothing
Fitness bike

Find your size

Now that you have an idea of your bike type, you need to find the correct size for your bike.

Most brands have size charts on their website relying on your overall height. But we advise you to ask your local bike shop for help, as this parameter only might not be enough.

They may propose you with a bikefit, and that’s the best way to find the correct frame size. Or they could make some simple measurements to determine the stack and reach, which are the two key parameters to the choice of the bike size.