What's The Best Bike To Buy? How To Buy The Best Bike For YOU

What's The Best Bike To Buy? How To Buy The Best Bike For YOU

What bike should you buy? Simon explains the key differences between gravel bikes, aero bikes and lightweight bikes and tells you what to look out for.

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Buying a bike is a big decision. Get it right with our buyer’s guide. In this video, Simon takes you through the key differences between bikes and explains the things that you should be looking out for when you make this important purchase.

Should you buy a cyclocross bike? A gravel bike? What about road bikes – is it better to buy a lightweight bike or a climbing bike? If you want to ride off road, should you buy a mountain bike or a gravel bike? We explain all in this video.

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  1. Student Loans Are Cool on June 27, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    The one that doesn’t force you to actually have to live on the road.

  2. iamatallmidget on June 27, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    What about a touring bike?

  3. eggnesto. on June 27, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    that depth of field tho 👁️👁️👏

  4. R Jumaludin on June 27, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Love what you said about aesthetics. You gotta to love how your bike looks. If you love it, you will ride it more ;)! Makes sense to me.

  5. Gilbert Arciniega on June 27, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I pick out bikes solely by the looks! I like bikes that have nice color or just simply stylish looking! Especially ones that have that expensive LOOK that are cheap to buy. THIS IS what motivates me to ride!!! The 3 bikes I have are Schwinn Solara road bike $220, a Kent Terra 2.6 $80 both from Target. YEAH I KNOW, "cheap" bikes… Also bought an ebay bike Eurobike xc550. $160 off a private seller. I LOVE riding all of these, but for some reason, my favorite is the Eurobike. I just LOVE the style. AS of now, I feel like I want to look into the more professional brands. I’m looking at a budget of about $800

  6. Albert C. on June 27, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    I have short arms and legs and a cyclocross bike that feels like it wants to kill me everytime i ride it.

  7. ḯt on June 27, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Dick out.

  8. ChiliContestWinner on June 27, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Are we all just going to pretend his penis isn’t right there hanging to the left, staring at us?

  9. Gilbert Arciniega on June 27, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    I LIKE your "breathing" while you are talking LOL

  10. Robert on June 27, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    one that does not get stolen

  11. Anupam Gupta on June 27, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Very helpful thanks! You put to rest my dilemma of going all carbon from my all aluminium right now. I’ve tested carbons and for sure love the diff they bring on vibrations and all, but didn’t feel the zip i feel in my aluminum.. much because as i reallize for the tyres which i have on mine vs the trainers on carbons i tested. I’ll save some money and yeah maybe look at wheels to be upgraded vs the whole bike. Thanks guys!

  12. Jasmine White on June 27, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    😐 Guys 😑 is it only me or can you see his junk through his pants 😐

  13. Sushi Boi on June 27, 2019 at 8:41 pm


  14. Bylrr on June 27, 2019 at 8:41 pm


  15. olzt100 on June 27, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    GCN needs a hybrid bike platform. When they considers bikes weight and speed are major factors and that is not the case in the hybrid market. Speed and weight are the major factors of races and those wanting to ride every where fast.

  16. mate0622 on June 27, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Mine is an Aero bike the: cannondale systemsix carbon dura-ace 2019 witch I really like.

  17. Seb demoorea on June 27, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    One performance bike adapted to your level (Canyon Neuron for me) and one fun bike, Fat ripper is just incredible, riding the beach, wheeling, social ride, jumping stairs, life is easy on this bike : https://youtu.be/7PijqGJLZ6E

  18. Stephen Tait on June 27, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    i needing some help, i am wanting a bike, i will mainly using it for cycling to work and also going out with the kids, will be on mixed surfaces, but will not be doing any offload mountain biking as such, so would a hybrid with suspension forks be best, as i am not keen on curved bars, thanks

  19. just lowlow on June 27, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    I dont think I heard shit he said
    I thought he said, can u c my crotch now? Howwwww about now? How about now? I like the nice big n thick mountains

  20. ACT1O1 on June 27, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    I’m Getting opinions that since I’m a big guy (6’1 , 250 LBS) I should get a mountain bike instead of a hybrid ? I live in northern California and we have a lot of paved bike trails along the river. What you think ?

  21. Michael Fenwick on June 27, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    titanium all the way

  22. IntolerantDUDE on June 27, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    I believe for me it would be gravel because I use it in the city for commuting and sometimes longer rides on weekends. I think that gravel can deal better with the changes of ground present in cities, such as curbs, sidewalks, grass paths etc…

  23. Roger Dvorak on June 27, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    To bad they still don’t make the Schwinn High Serria.

  24. Mark Gaskin on June 27, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Ive got a GT ZR 5000 ’cause it sounds cool !

  25. Alexand bruc on June 27, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Lol he is trying to hide his junk 2:21

  26. Global Cycling Network on June 27, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    What’s the best bike to buy? 🤔

  27. 1994firas on June 27, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    What area is this video filmed in?

  28. Gari Deb on June 27, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Sorry, I can’t take my eyes off his crotch.

  29. L L on June 27, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    So, I have a 2009 Felt F75 and am thinking about getting a new bike as I’m sure technology is much improved. Love the Felt, love my bike, but honestly, I’ve never really had anybody tell me what fits best for me. It was my first road bike and I am just not sure if another brand might be better for my body, riding style, and price point. I am tempted to stick with Felt only because it is what I know, but I worry that I might be missing something else. Test riding bikes is ok, but it seems that it is easy to like a bike for the short ride you do at the shop. Any suggestions? I should add that I’m feeling extremely guilty for thinking about a new bike. My old one has been a great and loyal friend.

  30. Andrew Harper on June 27, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Is nobody bothered by the fact you can see his fuckin cock!? buy a codpiece you pervert

  31. Robust Shikaka on June 27, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    ok so you’ve shown 2 bikes. Nice.

  32. serge chelton on June 27, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    looks are everything,thats how I got married,but she is crap at most things,but I am happy…

  33. tom lewis on June 27, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Please may I ask for some advice from someone:

    Last Christmas I received a £950 mountain bike, which I contributed a lot to, with money from family, and parents. I absolutely love it, however I find myself riding it on the road a lot. I love mountain biking, but I also love fast speeds on the road. I’m 15 and I want both, a road bike, and a mountain bike. My family is by no means poor, and I would say possibly slightly above average, yet my parents don’t just throw money away. My dad is a die-hard road biker, and I was too when I was younger (I grew out of my old road bike) I need to somehow persuade him that I need a road bike aswell, but I feel if I do, it will seem like I’m being ungrateful for my mountain bike.

  34. your favorite boy on June 27, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Hello! I am looking for a new bike under 300€ and I would like it to be fast on the road and can handle abit of offroad but doesnt have springs or what they are called. Sorry for my english I am from Finland

  35. Dimitar Dimitrov on June 27, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Best bicycle for me according to me is single gear bike. Large 28" wheels, wide tyres, robust. I do have such bike. I have added bell, reflectors, back lights, front lights. Durability, balance and comfort at reasonable price. When i do ride my bicycle very often i have been bypased by lot faster bikers with thin tyres like this bikes from the video. But that doesnt matter for me. Durability, strenght, balance and comfort that matters for me. Speed not that much.

  36. Hannah Ulrich on June 27, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    I think the last comment, about the looks of the bike are totally true! I’ve had a $600 Diamondback hybrid for eight years, I upgraded the gears and pedals, but it’s cobalt blue and neon yellow and every time I see it, I get super excited and just WANT to ride. It’s a heavy titanium beast, definitely not fast (my record speed on it was bombing downhill at 31mph / 49kmh, my average is 18mph / 28kmh), but it’s reliable to and from work and school, and riding it in triathlon and on trails or back country roads is fun.

  37. Eric the Viking on June 27, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Dude has a giant hog

  38. vivian sefakor on June 27, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    How much is this bicycle?

  39. YouTube At Night on June 27, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Nice cock.

  40. Manila Martin on June 27, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Why am I addicted to watching this channel? I can’t afford another bike!

  41. Adeyera Oluwaseun on June 27, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Hey. Good day I want to get one of those bikes. Please I need the link and the price. Please send them to me at oluwaseunadeyera@gmail.com. thank you

  42. Josefine Johansson on June 27, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    welcom to my World this is hard somtimes it is like shopping for shoes size

  43. One above all on June 27, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Those bicycle clothes look ridiculous. Stop promoting that wasteful garbage.

  44. George on June 27, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    If comfort is crucial, especially if your back isn’t entirely healthy consider the Specialized Roubaix models! They have built in suspension which makes for a smooth and fast ride!

  45. Christopher Merritt on June 27, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    I live in a town where the streets and sidewalks aren’t even, so I need something that’s going to stand up to a little bit of abuse even though it’s a road bike.

  46. jaspal singh on June 27, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    What zipp model wheels ?

  47. CallMe Bee on June 27, 2019 at 9:21 pm


  48. Bill Cheshire Jr on June 27, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    About seven or eight years ago I bought a Walmart brand road bike for about $280. I’ve had it in the shop and spent over $250 to get the gears redone but still have problems in 7 year. I would like to revise my tires though to the fatter size so that I can ride on gravel if I have to

  49. Francis on June 27, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    ill jsut buy a bike that weighs 9kg then i will try to lose 3 or 4 kg of my own weigth, same riding weigth as a 5kg or 6kg bike but cheaper and also i get to be slimmer

  50. jaspal singh on June 27, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Is it better to use 25 or 28 tyres