Road type and planned uses

On what type of road will you primarily ride?

  • City / asphalt
  • Compacted sand
  • Gravel
  • Mud

What will you use your bicycle for?

  • For fun
  • To train my self and get in better shape
  • To go to work
  • To travel long distances / do camping trips
  • To go where no man has goon before!

These two questions tell you the type of bicycle that is best suited for your needs, regardless of its price.

  City / asphalt Compacted sand Gravel Mud
For fun Road
Hybrid
Hybrid MTB MTB
Go to work

Road
Hybrid

Hybrid MTB X
Travel long distances / do camping trips Road
Hybrid
Hybrid MTB X
Training Race Hybrid MTB MTB
To go where no man has goon before! X MTB MTB MTB

X denotes cases that are not applicable.

When your cycling habits correspond to more than one column and / or row, pick the lowest row and the rightmost column ( the worst case ). Usually, if a given condition is to account for less than 10% of your cycling time, you can ignore that case.