BUYER'S GUIDES

The guides below can be used as references to assist with making an informed & fundamental decision on which bike is best for you. 

Just Ride L.A. Buyers Guides

Road Bikes

ROAD BIKE BUYER'S GUIDE
Glide on smooth roads and conquer hills on long rides 
Sport and endurance bikes have 20-22 speeds   
3 frame types:       
  • Carbon - lighter for faster riding. Very fragile  
  • Aluminum (most common) - offers durability & a lighter option than steel  
  • Steel - Heavy, but long lasting. Must be well maintained
2 types of braking systems:      
  • Caliper- reliable, better modulation & easy to service.
  • Disc - have more stopping power and suffice in all weather types (Mechanical & hydraulic options. Difference being w/hydraulic there's much more maintenance required)
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Brompton Bikes

BROMPTON BIKE BUYER'S GUIDE
  • Perfect for commuting & city riding. 
  • Steel frame with single speed, 2, 3 & 6 speed options 
  • 4 Types/Models:       
    • Mtype (popular)- Fast & comfort riding style
    • Stype- aggressive & quick-paced riding
    • Htype- comfort & upright riding style
    • Ptype- Designed for avid touring riders
  • 3 Frame Builds:   
    • EA - lighter and maneuverable
    • LA - (most common) - comes with fenders & mudguard
    • RA - Inclusion of a rack, fenders & mudguards.
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Mountain Bikes

MOUNTAIN BIKE BUYER'S GUIDE
  • Perfect for rugged riding on a variety of terrains
  • Most mountain bikes are 20-24 speeds 
  • Most popular braking systems:      
    • Mechanical Disc- easy to service & easily maintained
    • Hydraulic Disc -have more stopping power and better feel
  • 3 wheel sizes     
    • 26in - lighter and highly maneuverable
    • 27.5in (most common) - efficient maneuvering and technical ability
    • 29in - handles any obstacles & terrain with ease