How To Save Money When You Buy A Bike

Published on December 16th 2016


Here's our bike buyer's guide – seven ways to save a bit of cash when you buy your next bike. It's win/win: cycling more is a great way to save money, too!

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1. Buy a second hand bike
There are lots of ways to buy a second hand road bike. But, what we'd recommend is buying a bike from a local cycling club or cycling forum website. This way, you're likely to be buying from someone who knows what they're talking about and who is known to the local cycling community.

2. Build a bike
This is a great way to save money on your bike purchase and get the road bike of your dreams. Hit thumbs up if you build your own bikes!

3. Buy last year's model
Many local bike shops or online stores have last year's model for sale – and cheap. The build on these bikes is often similar to this year's. It's a great way to get a little more bang for your buck.

4. Buy an (ex) pro cycling bike
Our partners Canyon sell ex-Movistar and ex-Katusha road bikes. Yep, pro bikes have a hard life, but they are well looked after and have top of the range components, like SRAM Red eTap.

5. Government schemes
In certain countries around the world, you can save money on your bike by signing up to a government scheme.

6. Police Auctions
Now, I hadn't heard of this, but, sometimes the police auction off unclaimed goods. Give a good bike a good home!

7. Local bike shops
DO NOT neglect your local bike shop. A good local bike shop is to be treasured and is a fantastic local business – one that keeps bikes and cyclists of all types out on the road.

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