The Wheelworks Buyers' Guide
Welcome to the Ultimate Buyers' Guide
Need help finding the perfect gear? Not sure which bike is right for you? With the wide selection of gear, accessories, and bikes at Wheelworks, you're likely wondering where to begin. We’ve put together this guide to help you easily find the bike and products to best fit your riding goals. Before you get started, it’s important to know where you’ll be riding. Some bikes are made for pavement, some are made for trails, and some are made to handle both. Below you will find brief descriptions of the different types of bicycles we carry.
Hybrid & City Bikes
Getting around the city is more fun with the right bike. Whether your goal is to get fit or get to work, these bikes are built to make that ride more enjoyable. Using a combination of road bike speed and mountain bike sturdiness, these bikes are built to take whatever the city gives them. Serene park paths or crowded city streets, these bikes will do the job.View Our Hybrid Size Guide
Road bicycles are designed to be light, fast, and easy to maneuver. They are equipped with handlebars that drop down and back to give the rider multiple body positions, from comfortably upright to aggressively forward. Some road bikes are intended for use on paved tarmac only, while others can handle dirt roads or paths too.
Designed to handle anything, they are useful for conquering mountain trails, dirt roads, and even snow-covered paths. You'll find them in various wheel sizes from the original standard 26-inch to the emerging 29-inch. These bikes are designed to have traction in a range of conditions. Mountain bikes come with front suspension or full suspension (front and rear).
There is nothing more fun than riding an electric assist bike. Test ride one and you'll quickly find out why this is one of the fastest growing categories in cycling. Ebikes are great for riders who want to get to where they're going with less effort or just a fun way to get around town. From casual comfort bikes to full trail capable mountain bikes, you are sure to find the ebike that fits your riding style.
Bicycles are a classic part of growing up. Learning how to ride a bike without training wheels is a childhood milestone. We have bikes for kids of all ages. From balance bikes for toddlers to kid-sized mountain bikes, we have what your child needs to be introduced to the joys of cycling. We want to ensure that your child loves his or her new bike. Come talk to our friendly staff to make sure you get the right fit for your child.
We treat tandems as their own category because they’re very different than single-rider bikes. Riding a tandem allows two riders of different abilities to ride together - not by limiting the stronger rider, but by using coordination and communication to erase limitations.