There are a lot of different bike types available on the market; CUBE Bikes offer their advice on how to choose the right bike for your needs:
Frame your purchase
Finding the best bike can be a bit tricky as you have to answer a couple of questions first: How much money would like you to spend? Which terrain do you want to ride? What do you want to do with your bike? Do you need your bike to commute, to ride your local trails or to ride as fast as you can with the gang on the weekend? What do you want to achieve with your bike?
If you have friends who are cyclists ask them for recommendations before you buy a bicycle, and let your local dealer give you advice on your buy. Don’t forget to get the fit right. A bicycle shouldn’t be a pain in the butt, find the perfect saddle. It’s worth doing a test ride too.