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Best Budget Bikes Under £500

By Kirthana Devaser

Covid-19 has changed our lifestyles. With people increasingly worried about catching the virus on public transport, cycling culture has grown rapidly during the pandemic.  According to Belfast Telegraph, Halfords reported its pretax profits doubled to £55 million for the six months to October 2nd as it continued its strong trading through 2020. There has been a massive surge for bicycles, and I am here to help you pick a reasonably priced bike of your choice. Take a look.

Decathlon Bikes

Women’s Intermediate Flat Bar Road Bike - Sora Triban

decathlon bikes

⭐ Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Retailer: Decathlon

Frame Size: XS, S or M

Frame Material: 100% Aluminium

Groupset: Shimano Sora, 18 speed

Price: £450 approx.🔥

This women’s road bike was designed to optimise comfort when riding. It was designed for women and caters to comfort & precision because of its comfortable geometry, carbon fork and aluminum frame. You can learn more about it here!

Hoprider 100 Long Distance Low Frame City Bike

argos bikes

⭐ Rating: 4.1 out of 5.

Retailer: Decathlon

Frame Size: M or L

Frame Material: 100% Aluminium

Groupset: Shimano Altus, 21 speed

Price: £160 approx. 🔥🔥🔥

This bike is perfect for weekly commutes, it is great for journeys of over 10 kilometres. This bike is not suitable for cycling on rough terrain.It is designed for urban meetings and cycle outings. This bike can be purchased online or in-store, you can check for availability on the website here.

Riverside 100 Hybrid Bike

halford hybrid bikes



⭐ Rating: 4 out of 5.

Retailer: Decathlon

Frame Size: M or L

Frame Material: 100% Steel

Groupset: Shimano Altus, 21 speed

Price: £300 approx. 🔥

This bike is perfect for occasional rides. It is Decathlon’s lowest priced hybrid bike. This bike can be purchased online or in-store, you can check for availability on the website here.

Argos Bikes

Cross FXT30 Mens Mountain Bike

⭐ Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Retailer: Argos

Frame Size: Standard 18 inch

Frame Material: Alloy (Lightweight & Durable)

Groupset: Shimano Tourney, 21 speed

Price: £140 approx. 🔥🔥🔥

best mountain bike under 500

The Cross FXT30 is ideal for commuting, leisure riding and even fitness. The alloy brakes and frame allow you to get on with your journey smoothly. Reflectors are included too with this purchase! As this is a self-assembly product, this product is available for click & collect at the nearest available Argos. Alternatively, you can choose for it to be delivered to you from as low as £3.95. Take note, this bike comes with a one year’s manufacturer guarantee. For more information, you can check this product out here.

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Halfords Hybrid Bikes

Pendleton Ashwell Hybrid Bike

hybrid bikes

⭐ Rating: 4.8 out of 5.

Retailer: Halfords

Frame Size: 17” or 19”

Frame Material: Step-through Alloy

Groupset: Sturmey Archer, 5 speed

Price: £375 🔥🔥

This is a suitable bike for an adult. It is versatile and can be used for multiple errands. Whether it’s getting groceries at the local grocer, meeting friends for a meal or simply cruising around, this is a great bike of choice. This bicycle can be assembled in-store and be ready for collection for FREE. However, if you choose for it to be assembled and delivered, you will be charged £25. Alternatively, you can choose for this bike not to be assembled, and you can assemble it yourself! You are also given unlimited lifetime safety checks as well as a lifetime guarantee on the frame and rigid forks.

Halfords Ladies Bikes

Carrera Vengeance Womens Mountain Bike

carrera bikes

⭐ Rating: 5 out of 5.

Retailer: Halfords

Frame Size: S, M or L

Frame Material: Alloy (Lightweight & Durable)

Groupset: Shimano Altus, 16 speed

Price: £325 🔥🔥

This is Halford’s most popular bike. Similar to pick 1, this bicycle can be assembled in-store and be ready for collection for FREE. However, if you choose for it to be assembled and delivered, you will be charged £25. Alternatively, you can choose this bike not to be assembled, and you can assemble it yourself! You are also given unlimited lifetime safety checks as well as a lifetime guarantee on the frame and rigid forks. For more information, you can check out the product here.

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