Mountain bike

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"I just need a bike that will do anything, and I don't want to spend a fortune." You need a hard-tail mountain bike. It has stable knobby tires, a front suspension fork, and it can go anywhere. From $350

"I want to ride single-track trails."  Consider a dual-suspension mountain bike for the most comfort and control. From $2,250

 

Hybrid bike

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"I want a bike that is comfortable and friendly for riding around town, or on the occasional adventure." Hybrid bikes split the difference between road and mountain bikes. They have a medium-width tire and upright handlebars. From $500

 

Road bike

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"I want to ride longer distances on paved roads."  You need a road bike. It has drop handlebars, narrow tires, and is your fastest way from point A to point B. From $1,000

"I want to ride longer distances on paved or unpaved roads." You need a gravel bike or a cyclocross bike. It's like a road bike but it has wider tires for more versatility. From $1,800

 

Electric bike

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"I'm looking for a workout that's fast and fun, no matter how much weight I'm carrying or how steep the hills."  Electric bikes give you a boost in pedaling power, without sacrificing the freedom of being on a bike. Ideal for both short and long commutes, they're the ultimate town ride. Local trails are not open to E-bike traffic, so off-road E-bikes should be reserved for BLM and fire roads. From $2,600

 

 
 
 
 Mountain bikes

Mountain bikes

 Gravel bikes

Gravel bikes

 
 Road bikes

Road bikes

 Electric-assist bikes

Electric-assist bikes