Tips to Choose the Right Bike


Trek 4500

great components, Rock Shox front

suspension, rim or disc brakes

Raleigh M80

27 speeds, Manitou front

suspension, disc brakes

I’m an experienced off-road rider looking for the advantages of a dual suspension mountain bike.

Raleigh RAM 2.0

4 inches of travel front and rear,

27 speeds, disc brakes

Trek Fuel 70 Disc

3.5 inches of travel, a light

cross-country bike

I’ll just be riding for fun and exercise – a comfortable, easy-to-use bike is what I’m looking for.

Raleigh SC7

7 speeds, a single shifter –

very simple, very comfortable

Diamondback Wildwood

21 speeds, front and seat

suspension, unique styling

I might want to eventually do some longer rides, but comfort is still important – I prefer a more upright riding position.

Diamondback Edgewood

21 speeds, Shimano EZ-Fire

shifters, high-rise handlebars

Trek 7100

twist shifters, unique

“step-through” frame available

All my riding is on the pavement, and I’d like something that would be more suitable for longer rides, such as an MS150.

Trek 1000C

24 speeds, suspension seatpost–

a road bike built for comfort

Raleigh Grand Prix

27 speeds, great components

for a bike in this price range

I’m an experienced road rider looking to do longer club and charity rides, possibly an occasional race or triathalon.

Trek 1500

superlight aluminum frame,

light wheels – great value

Raleigh Competition

carbon/aluminum frame,

great high-performance bike