Buying a cycle online is not as easy as it looks. There are a lot of factors you should consider before you purchase a cycle, be it for adults or for kids. In spite of numerous guides and advice people might give you, you should always look out for a cycle that suits you and your agenda perfectly.

Today, we have become the urban tech-savvy generation that is attracted to the 'latest' models and new launches in all categories, including bicycles. And buying a cycle online has a lot of benefits. You will have a wide range of products to browse from, with easy access to a comparison between two products.

So, here are a few ways that will help you choose the right cycle, online.

1. Decide on a budget:
The most essential step to buying a bicycle is to keep a budget in mind. Consider the highest and lowest amount you’d like to spend, which will allow some flexibility and get started! Once the amount is checked, it is easier for you to sort the bikes you will be looking at.

2. Decide your purpose:
Understand the reason why you want to purchase a bike. Is it for commuting around the city, fitness, adventure biking, or some other reason? You also should keep in mind how often you will be cycling based on the reason, like, daily, once a week or once a month.

3. Choose the right type of bicycle:
Based on your purpose, you will be able to choose the right type of cycle that meets your agenda. This will further help you filtering out your exact range of products so you don’t have to keep searching endlessly.

Bikes are generally categorised in 3 types:

  • MTB:

    mtb

    MTB or Mountain bikes are meant for off-roading and rough terrains. These bikes have flat handlebars and a range of lower gears that provide comfort while pedalling on steep trails. These bikes are equipped with high-quality shock absorbers. So if you are seeking adventure biking, MTBs are for you.

  • Hybrid:

    Hybrid

    These bikes are meant for city as well as off-road cycling. Hybrids have padded and larger seats that provide comfort on both terrains. The tires are medium-sized which can provide enough cushioning on uneven surfaces. For example, if you are looking for daily commuting, light touring and fitness, you can go for hybrid bikes in the range of INR 18,000 to INR 35,000. So if you are looking for a cycle that helps you achieve fitness, go for the hybrids!

  • City bikes:

    City-bikes

    These are generally referred to as urban bikes and do not fall under a specific category. City bikes are made for urban, paved roads and smooth surfaces. So if you are looking for daily commuting, opt for the city bikes.

4. Narrow down the specifications:
Now that you have selected your budget, agenda and type of bike, it is time to look at the components and specifications.

  • Suspension: There are two types of suspensions- Front and full suspension. The front suspension is good for city and hybrid bikes. If you are into downhill mountain biking and adventure sports, you should opt for full suspension.
  • Brakes: Brakes are generally of two types- V-brakes and disc brakes. Again, the brakes will depend on your agenda of cycling.
  • Frame type and size: Frames are made of various materials like steel, alloy and carbon. Ensure to measure your height and the bike’s size correctly.

After you research properly, you can check reviews of the bikes you have shortlisted for further clarification and advice. If you need any assistance in choosing the correct Firefox Bike for yourself, please get in touch with our team by dropping a mail to customercare@firefoxbikes.com or call on +91-9891400800.