Best Bicycles in India – February, 2023

Best Bicycles in India – Buying Guide

Understand the Purpose

The first thing that you need to understand is your purpose.

What do you want to achieve with this bicycle? What is your goal?

If you are into casual fitness cycling? Do you want to commute? or you want to take cycling seriously, and you want to compete at the professional level?

Ask all these questions to yourself, and then you will have a clear thought about your goals with your bicycle.

Know Your Budget

The second thing that you need to decide is your budget. It might depend on many things like riding comfort, quality components, and the quality that you need on your bike.

Keep a fixed budget, and then you can narrow down all the possible options that you get and choose the one that fits your needs.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Leader Xtreme MTB 26T IBC Mountain Bicycle/Bike Without Gear Single Speed with Rear Suspension for...
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Leader Xtreme MTB 26T IBC Mountain Bicycle/Bike Without Gear Single Speed with Rear Suspension for...
  • The cycle is delivered in Semi-Assembled condition (90% assembled). Customer needs to assemble it before use. Allen Key & Spanner...
  • Tire Size: 26 inches | Frame Size: 18 inches
  • Ideal For: 10+ Years | Min Rider Height: 5FT | Max Rider Height: 6FT
  • Front Brake: V Brake | Rear Brake: V Brake
  • Gear: Single Speed | Frame Material: Steel | Suspension: Rigid
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Dark Horse® Bicycle Atom Mudguard with Reflective Tape with Plastic Clamp, Black-Green
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Dark Horse® Bicycle Atom Mudguard with Reflective Tape with Plastic Clamp, Black-Green
  • Material: Plastic
  • Color: Black, Easy to Install, Colored Reflective Tapes
  • Unbreakable Quality
  • Package Content: 1 Front & Rear Mudguard, 1 Clamp, 1 Set of fitting fasteners
  • Comes with Necessary Fittings
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Leader Scout MTB 26T Mountain Bicycle/Bike Without Gear Single Speed for Men - Sea Green, Ideal for...
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VECTOR 91 Athens 26T 21 Speed Hybrid Bike, 18.5 Inch Frame, Ideal for Men (Black, Grey)
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VECTOR 91 Athens 26T 21 Speed Hybrid Bike, 18.5 Inch Frame, Ideal for Men (Black, Grey)
  • Frame Set - Frame:18.5 Inch Steel,
  • DRIVE TRAIN - Pedals: Anti-Skid Plastic with Reflector, Shifting & Derailleur: 21 Speed Micro shift Gears, Ideal Rider Height: 5...
  • WHEELS - Rim: Black steel rims, Tyres: 26" x 1.95" Nylon tyres
  • COMPONENTS - Handle Bar: Raised Handlebar, Front Brake: V Brakes, Rear Brake: V Brakes, Seat Post: Steel, Saddle: Sporty saddle...
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Urban Terrain UT7000S27.5 Tokyo City Bike with Complete Accessories, Free Cycling Event & Ride...
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Urban Terrain UT7000S27.5 Tokyo City Bike with Complete Accessories, Free Cycling Event & Ride...
  • Get a free three-month diet and fitness plan from our certified dietitians after you download the cultsport App. Our registered...
  • Premium brakes in both front and rear wheels provide maximum safety. The cycle will be delivered in 85% assembled condition.
  • The bike has a sturdy and reliable steel frame that can brave rough riding conditions and terrains, the top-notch construction...
  • The bike comes packed with light and strong double walled alloy rims along with 27.5 inches wide tyres that supports comfortable...
  • Easily adjustable saddle height and an attractive grip offer superior comfort and well cushioned ride. The seat height can be...
SaleBestseller No. 6
Lifelong LLBC2001 Tribe 20T Cycle (Yellow and Black) I Ideal for: Kids (5-8 Years) I Frame Size: 12'...
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Lifelong LLBC2001 Tribe 20T Cycle (Yellow and Black) I Ideal for: Kids (5-8 Years) I Frame Size: 12"...
  • Lifelong Cycle Tribe 20T is designed for children of the age group of 5-8 years with height of 3feet 10inches, who like to ride in...
  • Design: Tribe cycle offers a fresh look with the stylish design. The high handlebar complete styling. | Tyre size: 20 inches
  • Quality: The robust frame, highest quality components and top-notch paint quality will ensure that the bike runs for many years....
  • Additional features:  Handle Grip, Spoke guard, Pre-fitted Stand
  • Comfort: This cycle comes with both comfort and style. Features like a padded saddle, ergonomically designed high handlebar, soft...
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Leader TORFIN MTB 26T Mountain Bicycle/Bike Without Gear Single Speed with Front Suspension and Dual...
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Leader TORFIN MTB 26T Mountain Bicycle/Bike Without Gear Single Speed with Front Suspension and Dual...
  • The cycle is delivered in Semi-Assembled condition (90% assembled). Customer needs to assemble it before use. Allen Key & Spanner...
  • Tire Size: 26 inches | Frame Size: 18 inches
  • Ideal For: 10+ Years | Min Rider Height: 5FT | Max Rider Height: 6FT
  • Front Brake: Disc Brake | Rear Brake: Disc Brake
  • Gear: Single Speed | Frame Material: Steel | Front Suspension
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Sankalp Foldable Sports Bicycle Mountain Bike/Cycle 26 Inch High Carbon Steel Frame Foldable/Folding...
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Sankalp Foldable Sports Bicycle Mountain Bike/Cycle 26 Inch High Carbon Steel Frame Foldable/Folding...
  • Foldable Frame, High Carbon Steel Material, Front and Rear Disc Brakes,
  • Magnesium Tyres Mac Wheel Rims, Shock Absorbent Bottle Holder and Mud Guard, Hydraulic Suspension
  • [Foldable] It is equipped with a quick release clip, which helps to quickly fold the bicycle, can be easily folded and stored in...
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Urban Terrain UT1000 Series, Steel MTB 27.5 Mountain Cycle with 21 Shimano Gear, Pan India...
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Urban Terrain UT1000 Series, Steel MTB 27.5 Mountain Cycle with 21 Shimano Gear, Pan India...
  • The Shimano derailleurs and shifters are made with Japanese technology for a seamless gear shifting experience and trustworthy...
  • Get a free three-month diet and fitness plan from our certified dietitians after you download the cultsport App. Our registered...
  • The High-quality double disc brakes on both front and rear wheels ensure stable and quick braking. The disc brakes help you...
  • The bike comes packed with light and strong double walled alloy rims along with 27.5 inches wide tyres that supports comfortable...
  • Easily adjustable saddle height and an attractive grip offer superior comfort and well cushioned ride. The seat height can be...
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EMotorad TRex+ Unisex Electric Bicycle 27.5' Wheel Size 18' Sturdy Aluminium Alloy 6061 Frame 250W...
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EMotorad TRex+ Unisex Electric Bicycle 27.5" Wheel Size 18" Sturdy Aluminium Alloy 6061 Frame 250W...
  • POWERFUL 250W 36V BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR--- Our highly engineered e-bike is equipped with a 250W 36V High Speed Brushless Electric...
  • 5 OPERATIONS MODE: Our advanced electrical systems are designed to provide you with an effortless riding experience. A 3-inch LCD...
  • TOP QUALITY LITHIUM ION BATTERY --- With a 36V 10.4 Ah Lithium-Ion battery, you can reach a range of up to 45+ KM on PEDELEC MODE...
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE PARTS to improve your riding comfort and keep you safe - - Strong and light Aluminium 6061 Frame with LIFETIME...
  • Wheel: 27.5 Inches x 2.0 Inches Nylon MTB Tires provides the perfect grip and traction for all terrain purpose

Select the right type of bicycle for your purpose

Once you have a clear thought about your purpose with the bicycle, you can start by narrowing down all the options that can fulfill your purpose.

There are a lot of options available from multiple brands, and even new brands keep coming up every day due to the increased popularity of cycling.

There are 3 types of bicycles available in the market:

  • Road Bikes

These are the first choices of people who want to do long-distance cycling, which is very light and fast. Road bikes are suitable for those who want to handle speed, and these bikes have slim tires, and they should be used only on plain smooth surfaces.

A simple road bike may cost up to INR 25,000, and there are some brands that are offering Road Bikes below this price, but most of these bikes have low build quality and comfort.

So, if you are looking to buy a decent quality road bike, then do not buy the cheap ones, as comfort and quality are needed for long-distance races.

  • Mountain Bikes

The second category of bicycle available in India are the mountain bikes, and it is one of the commonly preferred bikes.

Mountain bikes have a high build quality that is made to last long, and they have medium to fat size tires, and you can buy a good mountain bike for as low as INR 10000.

These bikes can go anywhere; you can use them for fitness, daily commutes, and do off-roading(hard surfaces) as well.

  • Hybrid Bikes

Hybrid bikes offer the best of both road bikes and mountain bikes. Therefore, hybrid bikes can be used for long distances, fitness, touring, and off-roading.

You can buy a good quality hybrid bike at around INR 16000-17000 minimum. Hence it is the best option for people who want to have the durability of a mountain bike and the speed of a road bike.

Apart from these bicycles, there are all other kinds of bicycles available such as folding bikes, commuter bikes, etc.

Suspension

One thing that maintains your comfort and protects you from feeling all the pressure from the potholes, rough services is the suspension.

High-quality bikes have great suspension that absorbs each bump, and shock ensuring a smooth and comfortable cycling session.

In case if you are buying a simple bike, then make sure that at least the front suspension is a good one; otherwise, you would be facing serious back pain after your cycling session.

However, it is recommended that you buy a bike with both front and rear suspension because that will keep you comfortable (especially for Indian roads) during the whole cycling session.

Brakes

Good brakes are an absolute necessity for any bike type. Now, there is a lot of hype created around disc brakes.

But, please note that if you are planning to ride in the city or you just want a bike for regular commutes, then you should avoid disc brakes.

Disc brakes increase friction during your commutes, and you might be cycling slower than all other people around you. Also, disc brakes require more maintenance than regular V-brakes.

Therefore, regular brakes are equally good, and disc brakes are one of the biggest gimmicks that people fall for while buying a bicycle.

Bicycle Frame:

A bicycle frame is as important as all the other components because choosing the wrong frame would make you feel uncomfortable during all the cycling sessions.

There are four types of frames available in the market:

  • Steel frame

The steel frames are durable and stiff. It is heavier than all other materials used for manufacturing cycles. Most of the premium steel bikes are made from an alloy made using the combination of chromium and molybdenum, which is the first choice for all the bicycle manufacturers.

  • Aluminum frame:

Aluminum frame bicycles are lightweight and the most popular frame used by manufacturers in 2020.  It is more expensive and durable than steel, and it never oxidizes, so there is no chance of rust in aluminum frames.

  • Titanium frame

Titanium cycles are less stiff and as durable as the strongest aluminum and steel frames.  These frames are light and corrosion-resistant and suitable for riders that need comfort, reliability, and a lightweight bike.

Titanium is one of the most expensive metals found on earth. Therefore, titanium bikes cost is very high due to its expensive material and quality artistry required to make titanium bikes.

  • Carbon-Fiber frame

Carbon-fiber has a very high strength-to-weight ratio.

The carbon fiber bikes are the lightest, and they are as strong as the high-quality titanium bikes. Such frames are the first preference of all professional cyclists, and they are costly.

Checking all bike components is a must

Once you have finalized everything, including the budget, purpose, frame-material, then you need to check the bike components (wheel, gear shifters, seat, handlebar) and features available in each bike.

Most of the bikes come with their partner company wheels, handlebars, but one of the main things to check is the gear shifters.

For gears, Shimano and SRAM are one of the most trusted companies, and most manufacturers use their components only. Also, most of the imported bikes in India have good quality gears.

People ignore the gears, and that’s where the cycle sellers downgrade the components because of the lack of their attention.

Make sure that you check this as well!