This week's quiz helps you decide on what kind of bike suits you

With Spring almost threatening to make an appearance, it’s once again time to find out what kind of bike you should* own with this very helpful, not-ver-scientific quiz.

The outcomes vary from pro team super bike to bargain first ride, but they’ve all got two wheels and will all get you out in the fresh air on a Saturday morning.

Most importantly, the difference between the top £10 grand machine and the £500 steal will not make up for the difference between riding and staying on the sofa.

>>> Which type of cyclist are you? Find out here

Are you one for all modern technology and super light components or do you prefer traditional steel frames and downtube shifting?

The modern peloton and even amateur club runs are rife with expensive bikes and up to the minute build materials, but these bikes aren’t for everyone. Pay enough attention on your weekend ride and you’ll see perfectly maintained team bikes from the 70s being ridden with respectful enthusiasm.

>>> 10 types of rider you’ll see on every club run

You’ll probably also spot fitter cyclists on budget rides overtaking the once a fortnight brigade on their pro-team-branded race machines. Whatever they’re riding, they’ll probably all be smiling.

There’s no real science to this cycling quiz, and a purchase probably shouldn’t be made off the back of the outcome, it’s just a bit of fun to see which camp you fall into.

As always, you can let us know which bike you came out with on Facebook and Twitter, and don’t forget to share the quiz to see which bikes suit your friends.

*You should own whatever bike you want really, just make sure you ride it!

  • Bodo Vosshenrich

    30% hills ? Where is that ??? I know very few roads which exceed 20%, and only for a couple of metres.

  • Bodo Vosshenrich

    Superbike for me, but the Dogma 8 definetly isn’t my choice. I’m completely happy with my Felt AR frd Dura Ace DI2 and the choice between Lightweight or Fulcrum 80mm wheels. Oh yes. And Triathlon extensions. There’s nothing like it for high average speed AND comfort.

  • eminusx

    well said. why do some so called ‘cyclists’ assume that just because you’ve made a few quid but dont train like a tour rider (possibly more due to time than inclination or passion) that you should ride a god-awful wreck just because youre not ‘hardcore’ enough. Just the worst kind of snobbery

    I have a nice car but im not a formula one driver. problem?

  • Stevo

    C60 with Super Record, Bora Ultras and Deda parts for me. CW quiz got it right at last.

  • Stevo

    Nothing amazing about it. I’ve got a similar “collection”. Except I don’t collect bikes; I ride them. And there’s no reason to believe the same doesn’t apply to Mr Bairsto.

  • Elliot Huntley

    the Pinarello Dogma F8 was not a superbike it ha alloy wheels and saddle any superbike purest knows that a real superbike must have full enve, tune or lightweight finishing kit, wheels bars all the bit plus a power meter and Garmin

  • Patrick Murphy

    Raleigh team bike!

  • Andrew Bairsto

    I worked hard for all I have both in my private life and the cycling world and I do not need punks like you questioning me.

  • Alberto Gomes

    Although mine came out as a BTWIN Triban as well, I can’t say that I’m surprised, since I’ve owned the Triban 5a (black) for a couple of years now, and know how good they are for the price. Granted, I have upgraded it a bit, Fulcrum Racing wheels, GP4000s tyres, Bontrager saddle, 105 Carbon pedals, 105 brake calipers, 12-27 cassette and a shorter Deda stem. As I’ve upgraded it over time, my outlay wasn’t really felt. The result is a bike that now weighs 8.7 kgs and rolls beautifully. Some of my club mates sneer at the brand, my reply has been that I don’t see their 4 or 5 times more expensive bikes being faster than mine. Maybe it has something to do with the legs…lol. The point is, even in standard guise (which I paid £429 and rode for a while before introducing upgrades), it offers excellent value for money. With the upgrades the bike now stands at around £800, you’ve got to search very hard to still find better value. Remember that it has a full Shimano Sora 9 speed group set with a triple chainset for those 25-30% hills (I’ve got old legs…lol). Of course, and it has a Carbon fork too. I guarantee that the brand snobs wouldn’t know what they were riding if a bike comparison was done without branding on the frame.

  • kenf

    I’ve no idea how much a btwin Trabant costs but that was my bike of choice too. Happily I recently bought a slightly discounted Genesis Equilibrium 20 which I love, not sure if £1k is budget or not didn’t seem to be to me but compared to carbon I guess it is! Still an upgrade on my Hill Special and I got it wet today for the first time.

  • J1

    You just wanted to brag about your oh so amazing collection, didn’t you?
    Yawn, too many of your type in the cycling world.

  • Andrew Bairsto

    I have four top of the range carbon bikes for summer and a carbon cross bike for winter a shopping bike and a mountain bike for the forests plus umpteen steel frames and cycling recommend a Triban a bike I would have difficulty giving 50ukp for .

  • ummm…

    haha I wrote conscience…i think it should have been conscious…..debate

  • Gary Jogela

    Snap!I got Btwin Triban too.think I’ll hang my old Decathlon cycling socks up and call it a day

  • ummm…

    im a btwin Triban? My current road bike is more than double that price. So, if I’m about functionality and price conscience and recognize that there is a law of diminishing returns; If I like to just ride – fast, slow, whatever – I’m told to buy a 280 pound bike? Gimme a break. I’m a smart shopper not a cheapskate. I’m sure the bike is good tho.