Hey everyone! Welcome to our guide to buying the best quality cheap bike.
This website is here to help you spend your budget wisely when purchasing a bicycle or accessories. I enjoy riding bikes and have been doing so for over 20 years, and enjoy all types of bike riding.
Cycling is a great sport and hobby, but when buying a bike there are several things you need to consider:
How to find the best quality cheap bike
Don’t get ripped off! The most important thing to consider is the “cost of ownership”. Cost of ownership refers to the real costs of owning a bicycle. Unfortunately a lot of people don’t really look at cost of ownership when purchasing a bicycle. Never buy a bike at a big box store. They sell cheap brands like Huffy or Next that may seem like a bargain (with their low initial price), but they will quickly fall apart with any moderate amount of riding. These cheaply made bikes are safety hazards, and they are extremely expensive to maintain.
You should always consider the quality of the bikes components, such as derailer, shifter, brakes, seat, pedals, and gears. Some bikes cost much less because the components aren’t as good.
A quality bike will cost much less to own in the long run. I had a decent quality Diamondback BMX bike that I got when I was 7 years old that I rode for over 8 years, before I graduated to a mountain bike. When it was time to sell my old BMX bike I got some good money for it. On another note, I bought a Huffy BMX bike at a garage sale for $10, and the first time I “bunny hopped”, the front wheel rim bent in half.
My Giant Iguana road bike is perfect for riding around town and commuting. However my real passion is exploring single track trails in the foothills with my mountain bike. I’ve had my rigid tail Specialized mountain bike for 10 years now, it was under $550 when I bought it new, and it still looks and works great, but I did have to spend about $180 to maintain it over the years.
Keep on biking,