Finding the best bike for you
A basic guide
Whether you are looking for a hardy bike for off-roading adventures, or you want to cycle to the shops, this guide will help you find the bike most suited to your needs.
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What type of bike are you looking for?
We want to help you find the right bike for your needs. Follow our straight forward guide and find out more about the different types of bike available.
If you need anything else, please get in touch.
Electric bikes are relatively new to the market.
The ebike is an electric-assisted pedal bicycle. It is a regular bicycle with the addition of an electric motor and battery. The battery supplies power to the electric motor and can be charged from a regular 3-pin socket.
The electric motor provides power assistance when the cyclist is pedalling to ease the amount of effort required. The cyclist can choose how much assistance they get from the motor by selecting the power mode on an accompanying head unit.
If you want to venture off the black stuff and try your hand at a little off road adventure then an Insync mountain bike is the right choice for you.
They come in a variety of wheel sizes so picking the correct size can be a little daunting. There are 3 wheel sizes available, 26", 27.5" and 29". The different wheel sizes have an effect on the overall height (and length) of the bike.
Insync classic and hybrid bikes are great for the town and city. If its a short trip, perhaps a little shopping, then the classic bike is the way to go.
If it's the daily commute or you fancy a longer run out, perhaps along the towpath or country trail then an Insync hybrid will get you on the right track.
Kids bikes generally fall into age categories based on the average size of a child of a specific age.
There is no rule that says that you must buy a bike of a particular size for a child of a specific age.
If the child is comfortable and not too stretched on the bike, they can manage all the controls i.e. turn the handlebars safely, reach the brake levers and operate them AND touch the floor with the ball of their foot, then there is nothing to prevent you from selecting a bike in an older age category.
When will my bike arrive?
All goods are in stock and usually delivered within 2 working days of cleared payment. Smaller items are sent by Royal Mail 1st Class and do not require a signature, larger items are delivered Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm by our couriers, a signature is required upon receipt of goods.
Coronavirus Update: We are processing orders as per usual and dispatching orders as soon as possible, however our couriers are under pressure and prioritising deliveries so please allow up to 3 working days for delivery. Stay safe!
Will my bike be ready to ride?
Most bikes will need to be assembled on arrival, but fear not as we have a simple guide showing you how to put your bike together.
All cycles including those "fully assembled" are shipped with pedals removed and handlebars rotated to side for safety reasons.
Can I return my bike?
If you decide that you do not want any item that we have delivered, we are happy to offer you an exchange or refund within 14 days of delivery, provided that it is returned to us in its original and unused condition(including in its original packaging), along with the wrapping and delivery note (as proof of purchase).
For more information visit our Delivery page.
How long is the warranty?
After-sales Service and Guarantees
Where applicable, details of manufacturers' guarantees or service arrangements will be provided with the product. After sales service and warranty/guarantee claims will initially be dealt with by us on 0161 727 4066 or by emailing xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx