Buying a new bicyle, whether it is your very first, an upgrade, or a replacement for your current ride for whatever reason, is an exciting and challenging experience. Most of the magic regarding the process is when you first imagine your new bike. Why do you ride? Are you just looking for a way to get from point A to B, or are you dreaming of challenging yourself in the mountains or on the roads? That is probably the first and most important question, and usually helps define your budget and style of riding you need. In today’s market you can get a lot of bike for a reasonable price, or you can spend more than you do on your car or other form of transportation.
You can review some basic questions if you are just starting your process or you can review more “scientific” information to help you nail down the bicycle of your dreams once you know what style you need.
Why do I need or want a bike? Is it fill or fulfillment?
So how do you decide which style of bike you need? Are you looking to fill a basic need or am I looking to fulfill a dream or desire?
If you are filling your basic transportation need you are likely in the utility and necessity camp where you can usually spend around $500.00 or less and get a solid commuter or urban style bike that gets you where you need to go. You might still be interested in color and style, but you are mainly concerned about price, quality and durability. You may not even care about upkeep and maintenance of this bike, you just need something that just works without a lot of fanfare.
The Orbea Carpe or Katu are great Urban bikes to help you get where you need to go!
Nothing beats the feeling of getting there on a bicycle. Maybe you are an urbanist, environmentalist, fitness buff, or just need basic transportation, you need a bike.
These bikes are built to last, with solid components and an indestructible frame that comes with the Orbea Lifetime Warranty.
If you are looking for more than filling the basic need or utility of owning a bicycle and it helps fulfill a desire or dream you have, then the sky is the limit. You may still want just a beautiful urban or commuter bike, and you may still be constrained by your budget. You might also be interested in one or multiple riding styles, like mountain, road, cyclo-cross, or more.
So what’s your dream? Share with us what you need to fulfill your dream and we can help you find the right bike and the right size for your riding style.
Are you are just starting with a road bike, replacing or upgrading from an older bike, or starting to get more serious about your riding? There is a broad range of road bicycles to fulfill your wishes. Stop in the bike shop and talk to our knowledgeable staff to get some help with your decision.
Our team has years of experience with all styles of riding from commuter, to touring, to racing road and mountain bikes.
Denver Bicycle Cafe has the mountain bike for you, from entry level Orbea, MX and Loki models
If you are dreaming of carving up all the amazing Colorado mountain bike trails, the Denver Bicycle Cafe has the mountain bike for you, from entry level Orbea, MX and Loki models to the professional level Rallon and Occam.
If you have figured out your riding style or have more substance to your dream and you are ready to make a decision about your bike, check out this great article on the science of selecting a bicycle.