When a customer comes into our store looking for a new bike, one of the first questions we always ask is: “What kind of riding are you (or the person you’re buying the bike for) planning on doing?” What follows are some of the more common answers to that question, followed by a couple of suggested bicycles that might meet that person’s needs. Note: this is in no way a complete list of all the bikes we have in stock but merely a sample of the many models and styles we have available in the store. Plus, we carry a number of specialty items that do not fit into easily-defined categories, such as trailers and jogging strollers, unicycles, recumbants, and juvenile and adult tricycles – please contact us if you have any questions!
I’m looking for a basic, sturdy bike for my son/daughter that will hold up to some abuse and still be in one piece to pass down to a younger brother or sister.
|Diamondback Jr. Viper
pedal brakes, rear hand brake, motocross
pedal brakes, rear hand brake, streamers
and shoulder bag
My son loves to jump and do tricks with his bike and needs something that can handle this kind of punishment.
freestyle/all purpose bike –
very sturdy, a great value
trail/dirt-jumping bike –
light, strong, fun
My child needs more than just a single-speed for where we ride but isn’t big enough for an adult bike.
|Diamondback Octane 20
20” wheels, 6 speeds, front
suspension, twist shifter
|Diamondback Octane 24
24” wheels, 21 speeds,
all the features of an adult bike
I’ll be riding on a combination of pavement and dirt-and-gravel roads- I’m looking for a good, basic mountain bike that won’t cost a fortune.
aluminum frame, front suspension –
a lot of bike for the money
adjustable suspension, Shimano
I’ll be riding off-road in more rugged terrain and need something a little more durable.
24 speeds, stronger all
around– our best seller!
|Raleigh M50 DX
great, rugged bike with the
added value of disc brakes
I’m looking for a mountain bike that will grow with me as I become a better rider – maybe even handle entry-level competition.