In recent years, the bicycle has become an increasingly demanded mobility alternative. But not all bikes are the same. A wrong choice can make us invest a significant amount of money without ultimately being able to cover our needs.
One of the most important factors when buying a bicycle is also choosing the right size. Riding a bike that is too big or too small can lead to discomfort, improper handling, or even injury. To find the correct size it is necessary to measure the height and length of the cyclist’s leg. In addition, the points of contact between the cyclist and the bicycle such as the pedals, the saddle and the handlebars must be taken into account.
Buying a family car is not the same as buying a convertible, as the same thing happens with bicycles. If you want to use it as a means of transportation to go to work, to the university or to the gym, that is, to move around the city, then what you are looking for is an urban bicycle.
On the other hand, if you are looking to ride on roads, asphalt or dirt tracks, then you need a road or gravel bike. They are designed to offer speed and efficiency on any surface. In addition, you must take into account what type of terrain you are going to ride and its slope. There are also those who prefer to ride on roads or trails. There are many different ways to mountain bike and the choice depends on what your priorities are: technical trails, greater speed, efficiency and quick handling, among others.
To all these types you can add a motor that increases the power of the pedaling thanks to the transmission system that drives forward. It does not matter if you are a novice or experienced cyclist, e-bikes or bicycles with pedal assistance open up a new world of possibilities due to their ease in traveling longer distances and smoothing slopes, allowing you to save energy.
From an ideal has carried out a study that reveals that the demand for electric bicycles has increased by 319% in Spain in the last two years, the highest percentage in Europe.
With regard to the rest of the European territories, France is the second country in which searches for electric bicycles have increased the most, with 189%, followed by Austria with 20% and Germany, with a rise of just 2 %. On the other side of the coin, both the British and Italians have reduced searches for this vehicle compared to 2021 by 31% and 4%, respectively. For their part, searches for mountain bikes have also increased by 51% in Spain in the last two years, ahead of France (37%) and Italy (11%).
Despite the inflationary situation that Europe has suffered in recent months, the price of electric bicycles has remained constant in Spain since 2021, with an increase of barely 10%. Thus, its price is around €3,459 on average in our country, an amount similar to that of other European countries. Although the average price of these models is quite high, due to the constant innovation processes experienced by the sector, electric bicycles can be found from €800. As for mountain bikes, their cost has been reduced by 53% in our country, going from €3,474 in May 2021 to €1,632 in May of this year.