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With such a big range of bikes on offer, we know that choosing your next bike can sometimes be a confusing minefield of options.
Before you decide, it might be a good idea to think about what you'll be using the bike for and where you are likely to ride. Like to attack the off road trails and tarmac? Then a hybrid bike might be right up your street..
With so many different bikes to choose from, it can be a pain trying to find one that's right for you. Luckily, we're here to help. Take a look at our Bike Size Guide, which includes information on the sizing of bikes we've got, and how you can choose the right size bike for you.
Remember, it's always handy to think about what you'll be using the bike for and where you are likely to ride.
If you don't fancy building your bike yourself why not let our Halfords mechanics take care of it all?
For that extra piece of mind, our trained bike specialists in store will build your new bike (*Excluding Trax bikes) for absolutely nothing. Zilch. Nada. Zero.
We'll even throw in a safety check and six week service. Nice.
Unless you have a tubular tyre, you're going to want an inner tube. Without one, you won't be going any place fast. Inner tubes will sometimes tell you in their name what type of cycling they're designed for, so make sure you don't buy a road inner tube if you're going to be downhill racing!
It's also pretty important you buy an inner tube in the correct size for your tyre, and that it has the correct valve. That's a lot to get right, but we've got enough choice to keep you rolling along!
Tyres are a pretty vital part of your bike, so choosing the right one is crucial. Road tyres come in two different types: we have clincher tyres for those who want to ride along the roads, whilst road racers should get tubular tyres which don't need an inner tube.
The off-roaders are going to want some knobbly ATB tyres: they come in different treads depending on your needs.
Finally there are hybrid tyres for commuters or those who just want to leisurely cruise along.
Pedals are your connection to your bike. Without pedals, you're not going far! They come in a variety of different types so make sure you know what you need: we have your ordinary flat pedals, clip-in pedals, pedals for MTBs, Road Bikes and Hybrids, and snazzy SPD pedals.
V Brakes are the more modern choice of rim brake and you certainly get bang for your buck with these. Reasonably priced yet packing a punch, these brakes work well
on Mountain Bikes with suspension as well as Hybrid Bikes. Alas, V Brakes will eventually wear down and when that time comes, we've got a whole host of options for
Here we have everything you need to make changing gears silky smooth. We have derailleurs (also known as mechs) which is what actually changes the gear on your bike: it's a pretty important piece of kit! Top tip: make sure to match the brand of mech you get to the brand of gear shifters you have, and also to match up the number of sprockets with your cassette or freewheel.
We've also got Shimano and SRAM shifters along with Clarks cables for a truly top notch gear shifting system.
Getting off a bike unable to walk isn't very fun, and quite often a different saddle can do wonders for your comfort levels. Alas, what works for one person won't always work for another: we're all built a bit differently, and the design also differs according to what type of cycling you do. But never fear! We sell a wide selection of saddles for any and all needs.
Seatposts are what connect your saddle to your bike's frame - you're going to want one of these unless you fancy a saddle-less ride.
Who knew there were so many different types of handlebars? As with all things bike, it comes down to a split between rider's preference and type of bike. Mountain
Bikes and Hybrids have flat handlebars and they're usually the type of handlebar we all start off with. Road Bikes have drop handlebars which allow for you to make
yourself as streamlined as possible. Both drop and flat handlebars are available in different types so if you're not sure what you need, we're happy to help.
You won't be able to steer your bike without a headset or a stem. A headset is a set of bearings that enable the handlebars to be turned, and there are two types: traditional threaded headsets and the more modern A-Headset. Stems also come in two types: most modern bikes will use an A-Head stem but if you're rocking a more traditional bike, a quill stem may be what you need.
Along with fire, it's fair to say that the wheel is one of the human race's most important inventions and it's come a long way from the days of yore. We have some of these modern wheels for every type of bike along with parts to keep them running smoothly and valve caps to add a splash of colour to them.
Bike Frame Protectors cover a wide array of devices that will help to protect your bike's frame from nicks and scratches to the paintwork, keeping it in tip top condition and looking good.
The "caked in mud" look is not one of the most stylish, so if you want to keep yourself and your bike's frame (relatively) clean then we recommend a mudguard to keep that spray at bay. Easy to fit to either your bike's front or back wheels, now you'll be able to arrive at work looking much more respectable.