How To Shop For a Bike Online

Bike Online
Bike Online

It may seem counterintuitive to shop for a bicycle online, but in actuality, it’s a great way to choose and purchase your new bike. Online stores have more options than most brick-and-mortar retailers. They also have various ways of taking your measurements to ensure you get the right fit. 

Find What You Want

Sometimes there can be too many options, and this may apply to your online bike search. Just typing “womens bikes for sale” in the search bar brings up more choices than you can ever consider. So how do you narrow it down and find exactly what you want?

First, you decide why you want the bike. Are you going out on the mountain trails on the weekend? Are you commuting to work? Do you want a beach cruiser for a trip to the shore? Get as specific as possible with the type of bike.

Next, determine your price point. Bikes range from the very affordable to the highly customized, high-priced variety. If this is your first bike purchase, consider spending more modestly while you get your feet wet. It would be a shame to spend thousands on one of the fancy city bicycles only to discover you would prefer a touring model. You can always upgrade later. 

Third, read the reviews and talk to friends and family. Learn what makes and models are popular and why. Then search for bikes that meet all your criteria; the type you want, the price you can afford, and the recommended makes and models.

Get the Size You Need

Online bike retailers will have sizing information. Read it carefully. In most cases, the sizing will tell you which bike to choose as well as let the manufacturer know of any adjustments you may need. This is a good time to utilize the chat feature. Talk to someone at the company about the size if you have any questions or concerns.

Assembly Required?

For many bikers, the biggest drawback to purchasing a bike online is the likelihood that you will have to assemble it at home. Don’t let this throw a wrench in the works. Some companies send their bikes nearly put together. All you have to do is attach the front wheel and the pedals. Other mens bikes will arrive in a customary bike box and need quite a bit of assembly. Look for a bike brand that offers you the instructions and support you need to get the job done correctly. 


No one wants to return their new bike. Fortunately, online bike retailers make it as simple as possible when it must be done. Be sure to read the return and warranty policies before you purchase, so you are aware of the returns window.

When you unpack the bike, save the packaging and the box. If you need to return it, the easiest thing to do is reuse the packaging and box and take it to your favorite shipper. 

Bike riding is a joy. Go online today and look for the perfect bike for you.

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