How to Choose a Bicycle?

Anyone who is going to buy a bike should ask themselves this question. We’ll try to give you some suggestions to help you make the right choice.

City Bike

You could choose a city bike if you just want to enjoy the occasional ride and don’t want to use the bike for training. A city bike is also an excellent means of transport for commuting to work, school or the shops, for example.
The city bike has a natural riding position and the height of the handlebars can be adjusted in several directions. In addition, the saddle is significantly wider and softer. All this ensures a comfortable riding position. As standard, the city bike is equipped with lights, mudguards, a support leg and a luggage rack. Some urban bikes are also equipped with a front mudguard, which allows for a comfortable ride on gravel roads. The only places where a city bike cannot be ridden comfortably are on soft surfaces (e.g. sand) and on technical forest tracks.


Mountain Bike

You might want to choose a mountain bike if you ride a lot on forest trails or want to use the bike for training. A mountain bike does not exclude any type of road and can be ridden anywhere (depending on the rider’s skills). You should definitely consider that this type of bike has a sporty riding position. Mountain bikes come in a wide range of price points and you should choose the right model depending on your purpose.

The next question is whether to choose a 29″ or 27.5″ or 26″ bike. These numbers represent the diameter of the bike.

You could buy a 26″ or 27.5″ mountain bike for a child who is too small for a 24″. Bikes in this size are also available with a women’s frame.
A 27.5″ bike should be chosen by riders of shorter stature (for example, women up to 170cm tall) or those who ride a lot on very technical trails. 29″ bikes have a much larger frame and runners, making handling more difficult for shorter riders.
The 29″ bike is now firmly the first choice for those who are fans of off-road racing. The larger diameter wheel is much better at negotiating obstacles and this results in higher speeds. The mountain bike can be ridden on all types of road (gravel, asphalt, dirt, forest).

Children’s bike

Choosing the right size bicycle is essential to ensure safe cycling for your child. In addition, you should make sure that the bicycle has hand brakes, as most quality bicycle manufacturers have bicycles with hand brakes. Switching from a foot brake to a hand brake at a later stage is extremely dangerous and time-consuming. In the case of sudden braking, if a child is not trained to brake with the handbrake, he or she will simply swerve backwards and braking will not occur and the situation could end tragically. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you choose a bike with hand brakes to ensure safe cycling in the future. See also: Which bike to choose for your child?
We would like to make a recommendation here on the size of the bicycle, which depends primarily on the height of the child. Size in inches means the diameter of the bicycle wheel.

12” bike is suitable for children at the age of 2-3.

16” bike is suitable for the children at the age of 4-5 and height of 105-120 cm.

20” bike is suitable for the children at the age of 5-7 and height of 115-135 cm.

24” bike is suitable for the children at the age of 7-11 and height of 130-150 cm.

26”-29″ bike is suitable for the children at least at height of 140 cm.


You should choose an electric bike if you want to travel longer distances but don’t want to exert too much effort. With an electric bike, you don’t have to worry about whether the wind is against you or not, as the motor ensures easy progress in windy conditions and on hills. But you can still be physically active and enjoy the outdoors. The range of electric bikes includes mountain, urban and folding bikes.

Electric scooters

You should choose an electric scooter if you want to get to work or school on a daily basis, and you can do most of this on light traffic. The electric scooter is also very convenient to take everywhere as it folds up very easily. It’s also great for just getting around or shopping. On an electric scooter, you should look at the diameter of the wheel and the battery capacity. The battery capacity determines the driving range. If you want to cover longer distances, you should definitely have an electric scooter with a battery and preferably with inflatable tyres. In addition, there should be cruise control and lights. If you’re also driving on poorer roads, make sure you choose an electric drive with shock absorbers at the front and rear. Buy from a dealer who also offers after-sales service and spare parts. Altan Team offers spare parts and after-sales service for all the electric hoists we sell.