About Bikes


From BMX bikes to mountain bikes, from road bikes to folding bikes; bikes really do come in all shapes and sizes to suit all types of rider. So, what type of bike is right for you? If you want to choose the right bike, it’s important to know more about the different types of bikes out there, and what each one offers. When it comes to road bikes, there are a few options available. Touring bikes are great for riding day after day, and have a lower gear range so are great for riding up steep hills. Cyclocross bikes are designed to be ridden on mixed surfaces, and are versatile and durable enough to be used as commuter bikes. Flat-bar road bikes are a good option for someone who wants a light, high-performance bike, but who doesn’t like the drop-handlebar riding position of a standard road bike.

Fancy going off-road? Mountain bikes are designed for riding rough, off-road trails, and provide a very low gear range for climbing steep trails. Mountain bikes can offer a variety of suspension options. Those with no suspension are rigid, those with front suspension only are called hardtails, while those with front and rear suspension are called full suspension bikes. Looking for something small and tough? Sturdy and small in stature, BMX bikes are a popular option with kids – and with adults who enjoy trick and stunt riding. Some other common options are foldable bikes (great for anyone with a small apartment, or anyone who commutes part-way on the train or bus), recumbent bikes, and adult tricycles.

What To Look For When Buying a Bike

There are two main factors to consider when buying a bike: whether it’s fit for purpose and whether it’s comfortable. Think about what kind of cycling you want to do, and what kind of surfaces the bike will be used on. Think about where the bike will be stored and how much you are willing to spend. For anyone looking to invest in a bike, Westfield is the ideal starting point. Whether browsing from the extensive online catalogue or shopping in person for bikes and biking accessories, Westfield has it covered. Why not check out what’s on offer in women’s activewear and men’s activewear? Or find out more about health food and supplements to make the most of your daily ride?