Cycles Buying Guide

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Which Bike?

Mountain Bikes

For treks, trails or road, many with suspension. Have 26in deep tread tyres.


Mountain bike frame with 700c tyres. Designed for fast road and trail use.

Town and City Bikes

Great frames with 700c tyres. For road and trail use.


Durable bikes designed for fun riding and racing, many with extra spokes for stronger wheels.

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Bike Features

Steel Frames

Durable, tubular.


Strong and lightweight, made from aluminium for lighter weight.


These have no suspension, and make the lightest bikes.

Front Suspension

For improved steering/comfort over rough terrain.

Dual Suspension

Has both front and rear suspension.

V-Type Brakes

High perfromance, operate against the wheel rim.

Cable Disk Brakes

Disk brakes offer superb stopping power by keeping the disk away from the dirt.

Hydraulic Disk Brakes

The ultimate in stopping power using hydraulic technology combined with a disk.

Gear Shift

Changing gear is easy: one click or twist changes one gear.

SRAM Shift (Rotational)

Simple accurate and fast - rotate part of the handgrip to change gear.

Rapid Shift

Easy to use for fast, accurate changes - click one finger or thumb trigger to change one gear.


16in, 20in, 24in, 26in tyres. Wide tyres with deep tread for great grip. Suits all terrains including mud. 700c Larger diameter, narrower width, slicker tyres to aid speed and reduce noise. For use on roads and trails.

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Our bikes arrive flat packed from our suppliers and are 85% assembled. You will need to fit the front wheel, handlebars, stem and pedals. Instructions and tools are supplied. Brakes and Gears may need further setting up for optimum performance.

To save you time and to be sure your bike is safe to ride, we recommend our Home Assembly service, using an expert mechanic, which can be ordered when purchasing your new bike.

If, when you receive your ‘bike in a box’, you feel that you need a qualified mechanic, then just get in touch, as you can also order this service after you have received your bike.

Our Home Assembly service can be found under the following catalogue numbers:

Order TS7HY - Adult Bicycle Home Assembly & Ready to Ride Service – £39.99 (catalogue number TS7HY)

Order T7WQE - Adult Bicycle Home Assembly: Ready to Ride & 1st Maintenance Check – £49.99 (catalogue number T7WQE)

Order W2YK6 - Child’s Bicycle Home Assembly & Ready to Ride Service – £34.99 (below 20inch wheel, single speed, not BMX) (catalogue number W2YK6)

Order YMV9H - Basic Service – £35 (see catalogue number YMV9H)

Please ensure you are within one of our selected areas to take advantage of our unique in home service.

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Bike Size Guide

Wheel Size Age Range (yrs) Height of Child (cms) Inside Leg (ins)
10" 1-3 80-98* 14-17
12" 2-4 92-104 17-18
14" 3-5 98-110 18-19
16" 4-6 104-116 18-20½
18" 5-7 110-122 19-22
20" 6-8 116-128 20½-23½
24" 7-12 (Adult up to 5') 122-152 22-29
26" 11-Adult 5'+ 146+ 29+

* depending on child's ability

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BMX Bike Size Guide

Wheel Size Age Range (yrs) Height of Child (cms) Inside Leg (ins)
16" 5-7 110-122 19-22
18" 6-11 116-146 20½-27½
20" Full Size BMX 7-Adult 122-Adult 22½

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Folding Bike Size Guide

As a general rule folding bikes are one size fits all catering for people from heights of 4' 10" - 6' 4" (148cm - 193cm).

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