Buying a bike last year was no easy feat—and so far, the same goes for 2021. With the movement away from crowded public transportation, growing concerns about our environmental impact, and finding ways to spend more time outside, bikes seem to be selling out quickly. Finding the right bike—or any bike for that matter—almost feels like winning the lottery.
But don’t let growing reports of bare bike shop shelves deter you. Numerous retailers are restocking inventory year-round to keep up with growing demand. While shopping for a bike either online or in-store can feel pretty daunting, it’s usually a matter of simple math to find the right size for you. Most retailers understand the plight of at-home sizing, so you won’t have to search too hard to connect with a live customer service agent or pull up a comprehensive online diagram to help you find the perfect fit. They can also inform you of the difference between dirt bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, and more, so you can find the right model for you.