What Bike? Welcome, If there’s anything that can do a better job of occupying all your brain cells at the same time than buying a bike, I’m yet to discover it. From the moment I decide I’m on the hunt, nothing else gets a look-in. It should carry a health warning really: Hours of research, followed by even more hours of trawling the internet for that elusive minter being sold by someone who has no idea what it’s really worth.
In this special issue of What Bike? we’re celebrating the cream of the rich pickings available right now – bikes to commute on, bikes to define that halcyon sunny Sunday escapism, bikes to polish, and ones to never let go of.
We’ve targeted the most popular bikes on the market so that you have a guide to the highlights and pitfalls of buying a used example. Then we’ve gleaned invaluable tips from the experts on how to buy, how to sell, and the first jobs you should carry out on your new purchase to make it feel properly fit & fresh again.