If you're ready to buy your first bike, or are in the very lucky position of acquiring another bike, then we're just green with envy. The journey you're about to go on, of buying your first bike or adding to your bike collection, is one that should be savoured.
However it can be a bit of a minefield. There are so many different types of bike out there, with seemingly more variations being added all the time, that knowing exactly what type of bike to buy can be daunting.
First things first, you need to decide what type of cycling you want to do. Thankfully these days, this is not such a binary choice, with the rise of 'all road' and gravel type bikes becoming much more popular. What does that mean, we hear you ask? We'll explain the different bikes types in more details below, but in simple terms it means bike manufacturers are making more 'do it all' bikes that you can ride on road, on trail and on gravel. It's quite a time to be alive!