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Bike Use Categories

All bicycles are designed and built for a specific purpose and usage. It is very important that you consider how you will be using your bike. Depending what conditions you intend to ride, you will need to choose a bike that has been designed to be subjected to this use. Frames and components will have been selected to be able to handle the stress and wear expected from these conditions.

We have broken down our bicycles in to simple categories to ensure you are choosing the right bike for your needs.

CHILDREN'S

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 - A children’s bicycle that has been designed for pavement use and not on the road.

 - A child should not ride without the supervision of an adult and the bicycle should not be ridden near slopes, stairs, drop offs, deep water or automobiles.

 

 

 

 - A maximum saddle height of 635mm, usually a bicycle with a wheel size between 12” and 20”, a child’s tricycle or bicycle trailer.

 - No quick release wheel attachment systems are used.

 - Maximum total weight of rider and luggage 55kg



CONDITION 1

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 - Riding on paved surfaces where the wheels are always in contact with the ground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 - A road bicycle with 24” – 700c wheel size and drop handlebars.

 - A traditional or cruiser style bicycle with 24” – 700c wheel size with swept back handlebars.

 - An adult tricycle.

 - A standard electric assisted pedal bicycle.

   Maximum total weight of rider and luggage 115kg

 - A folding bicycle.

   Maximum total weight of rider and luggage 105kg

 - A tandem bicycle.

   Maximum total weight of rider and luggage 230kg

 

CONDITION 2

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 - Riding in condition 1, plus smooth off road trails, gravel tracks with low gradients and drop offs no more 15cm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 - A mountain or hybrid bicycle with 24” wheels.

 - A cyclocross bicycle that has drop handlebars knobbly 700c tyres with rim or disc brakes.

 - A hybrid bicycle with 700c wheels that has tyres wider than 28c and a flat handlebar.

 - An urban bicycle with special equipment such as mudguards or a light fitted.

 - A mountain electric assisted pedal bicycle.

 - Maximum total weight of rider and luggage 115kg

 

CONDITION 3

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 - Riding in conditions 1 and 2 plus light  / moderate off road trails with drop offs that are no more than 15cm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 - A mountain bike or hybrid bike that has a wheel size between 24” – 29” that has front and or rear suspension and wide knobbly off road style tyres.

 - Any bicycle that has short travel rear suspension (75mm or less)

 - Maximum total weight of rider and luggage 115kg

CONDITION 4

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 - Riding in conditions 1, 2 and 3 plus rough off road, technical trails and small jumps.

 

 

 

 

 - A mountain bike with either front or full suspension with a maximum of 170mm travel, high quality / durable components and has been designed for hard off road riding.

 - Maximum total weight of rider and luggage 135kg

CONDITION 5

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 - Riding in conditions 1, 2, 3 and 4 plus rough off road, technical trails, large jumps and officially laid out downhill race tracks and bike parks.

 

 

 

 - A full suspension mountain bike with up to 210mm of travel, which has been designed for a specific and serious use and has been fitted with fit for purpose components and specifically designed for hard use.

 - A dirt jump bike, which has been specifically designed to perform, jumps and hard riding, which has been fitted with fit for purpose specific components.

 - Maximum total weight of rider and luggage 135kg

 

WARNING: Understand your bicycle and its intended use.

Choosing the incorrect bicycle for your intended use can be potentially hazardous and by using a bicycle incorrectly it is potentially dangerous.


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