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How to Buy a Bike

How to Buy a Bike

How to Buy a Bike: Your Complete Guide from Peachtree Bikes


Embarking on the journey to buy a bike is an exciting endeavor, whether you're a seasoned cyclist or new to the world of biking. At Peachtree Bikes, we've been guiding cyclists through this process for over 60 years. While we have a special affinity for Specialized bikes and electric bikes, we understand the importance of making an informed decision. This guide aims to provide you with a comprehensive overview of choosing the right bike, considering various brands and types.

Understanding Your Needs

Before diving into brands and models, it's crucial to assess your needs. Are you looking for a bike for daily commuting, mountain biking, or leisure rides? Your intended use significantly influences the type of bike you should consider. For instance, Specialized offers a range of options like the Turbo electric bikes for commuters, while brands like Trek and Giant offer excellent alternatives for mountain and road biking.

Types of Bikes

  1. Road Bikes: Ideal for speed and long distances on pavement. While Specialized road bikes are known for their innovation, brands like Cannondale and Bianchi also offer competitive options.
  2. Mountain Bikes: Perfect for off-road trails. Specialized excels with models like the Stumpjumper, but don’t overlook alternatives like Scott and Santa Cruz.
  3. Hybrid Bikes: A blend of road and mountain bike features, suitable for general-purpose riding. Consider the Specialized Sirrus or explore options from Trek.
  4. Electric Bikes: A rapidly growing category, electric bikes offer an extra boost. Specialized Turbo electric bikes are a popular choice, and brands like Raleigh and Bosch also provide quality e-bikes.

Size and Fit

The right size and fit are paramount for comfort and performance. At Peachtree Bikes, we offer a complimentary base level fit with every new bike purchase. While we specialize in fitting Specialized bikes, understanding the fit is essential regardless of the brand. Each brand, be it Giant, Trek, or Specialized, has its sizing chart, which should be consulted to find the perfect fit.

Budget Considerations

Your budget is a key factor in your decision. Specialized bikes offer a range of prices, ensuring quality at various price points. However, it's worth comparing with other brands like Trek or Giant, which also offer bikes across different budget ranges. Remember, investing in a bike is also an investment in your health and the environment.

Test Ride and Feel

We highly recommend test riding different models. While we boast a variety of Specialized bikes for a test ride at Peachtree Bikes, trying out models from other brands like Merida or Orbea, when possible, can give you a better feel for what suits you best.

After-Sale Services

Post-purchase support is crucial. At Peachtree Bikes, we offer a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee and lifetime tune-ups. While considering other brands, inquire about their after-sale services and warranties.

Sustainability and Community

Choosing a bike is not just about the product; it’s about joining a community and contributing to sustainability. Whether you opt for a Specialized bike or another brand, remember you're making a choice that benefits your health and the planet.


At Peachtree Bikes, we are committed to helping you find the perfect bike, whether it's a Specialized or another reputable brand. Our goal is to ensure that your biking experience aligns with your needs, budget, and the positive impact you wish to make on the environment. Visit us to start your journey, and let's pedal towards a better future together.

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