Let Us Help You Find Just the Right Bike for Your Needs
If you’re just getting into the biking world, you’ll be amazed—then overwhelmed—by the wide range of bike styles available. Get the correct bike for your needs, and you’ll love riding. Get the wrong style, and you’ll incorrectly assume that bike riding is not for you. Some bike seller’s want you to buy bikes. We want you to ride bikes, and we’d be honored if you bought them from us as well.
If you’re looking for a bike in Cincinnati, let us help you choose the right bike for your needs. We keep plenty of bikes in stock. Come see for yourself.
If you know someone who has physical challenges that make riding a traditional bicycle difficult, West Trails Bicycles may have a bike that can get them back on the road to fitness. Our Low Step-Over Bikes from Biria are extremely easy to mount and dismount. And our Day 6 bicycles feature contoured backrests and custom-made saddles, making them easy on the back, neck, and shoulders.
We’ve been fortunate to have customers with back problems, joint replacements, range-of-motion issues, and amputations who we’ve been able to help get back on bikes—sometimes with stock bikes, and sometimes with a little modification back at the machine shop. We don’t guarantee we can get everyone back on a bike, but we’ll give it our best shot.
The term “Hybrird“, in the bicycle world, is confusingly overused these days. A decade or 2 ago, bike shops had basically 2 styles of bikes to offer adult riders; Road, and “Mountain” bikes. Then some genius realized that many riders were buying Mountain Bikes not because they wanted to ride off-road, but because they thought that the flat handle bars of Mountain Bikes offered a more upright riding position. Enter the “Hybrid”. Basically a Hybrid bike is any of the vast array of bikes that is not strictly a “go-fast” Road Bike, or a “Go-Fast” Mountain Bike. These bikes range from nearly Road Bikes to nearly Mountain Bikes. Most bikes in any bike shop these days will be some version of a Hybrid. At West Trails Bicycles we try to avoid using the term “Hybrid” because it’s confusingly non-specific… except for “Electric Hybrids”. A bike that has an electric motor, but also can be motivated forward by pedaling is an Electric Hybrid, or Hybrid Electric… we swing both ways…
Hybrid Electric Bikes for Health
For many people, a bicycle offers their last hope of regaining health after years of neglect or life-altering trauma. Some, however, start their quest for health at such a desperate level that even riding a bike a short distance is nearly impossible. Pedal-Assist Electric Bicycles from BESV or Prodeco amplify the pedaling effort you put into them, allowing you to ride faster and farther than you could on your own, so you can enjoy cycling as you slowly build your strength and improve your health.
Hybrid Electric Bikes for Commuting… and Health
If your commute is too long or too hilly to accomplish by bike, or you want to keep the ride time to a minimum, an Electric Assist Bicycle from BESV or Prodeco might be your ticket to bypass the gas station on your way to work. With the average American yearly cost for gasoline at over $4000, and the average yearly cost from obesity related disease at over $5000 per per-capita, after buying and using even a really nice E-Bike, it won’t take long to recoup your investment in dollars, while the benefits to your health and the environment will be huge.
Bicycles for Heavy Riders
Not all cyclists are those skinny, little twigs you see wrapped in bright spandex colors—or at least they don’t start out that way. If you’re looking to reduce your size by bicycling, you need to be aware that many stock bicycles may not be sturdy enough as you begin your quest for the new you. And most of the more robust bikes are going to put you in an awkward and uncomfortable position. We have experience modifying comfortable bicycles to be safe and allow you to begin riding towards your future.
It’s a sad commentary on our current society when putting the word “Adult” in front of something conjures the thought that the subject might not be family friendly. But an Adult Trike might just be the best way to get the whole family out on the bike trail. Not everyone has the confidence or balance to ride a traditional bike. Our Adult Trikes from Sun and Schwinn, as well as Electric Assist Trikes like this from Prodeco can be confidently ridden, even in the most genteel of societies.
If commuting by bike sounds appealing to you, come talk about your options with the experienced staff at West Trails Bicycles. Most of our staff bikes to work, some every day. Most any bike style could be the right commuter for you depending on the route you take and the distance. If your daily trips are just a few miles and not too hilly a Commuter Bike from Breezer could be right for you. Just their looks may be enough to make you want to ditch your gas guzzler and opt for a simpler means of transportation.
Comfort–able Bikes for the paved trail
Ride around the neighborhood or hit the paved bike path on a bicycle that doesn’t hurt to ride. The upright position of a Comfort Bike by Del Sol, Norco, Biria, Fuji, and Day6 will make riding an enjoyable form of exercise that you’ll be eager to repeat, not merely tolerate.
The speed and distance that can be achieved out on the open road on a nice road bike are what made the bicycle such a hit from its inception, and have sustained its popularity for over a century. Road bikes from Fuji, and Norco, will get you there faster.
Adventure Bikes / Gravel Bikes
Often “The road less traveled is the road more graveled”. Now, thanks to the wonders of engineering and strong materials, bikes with the efficiency of traditional road bikes can plow through the unpaved territory of gravel and dirt roads, reliably, with less jarring to the rider. With super-strong frames designed to accommodate wider tires, your road ride can turn into an adventure ride as you turn off the smooth pavement and try some rough routes you’ve avoided in the past.
Explore untamed terrain, and enjoy the challenge of riding over it on a Rugged Terrain Bicycle (RTB), commonly known as a Mountain Bike, from Pivot, Fuji Norco. If you are looking for Amazing Performance in a Mountain Bike then Pivot is the brand for you.
If you are just getting started take a look at Hard Tails like the Fuji Nevada.
Full Suspension RTB’s reduce the pounding on you and allow the bike to go faster, and roll through super challenging terrain.
“Plus” bikes have larger tires designed to get you through the ruff-stuff with less drama. Some of the bikes mentioned above have Plus size variants.
We’re talking fat as in “wide”, not as in “overweight”. Indeed the “discount” store versions of these bikes are overweight, but Bike Shop Quality Fat Bike models are not only surprisingly light they are aslo very fun to ride. Where do you ride them? Anywhere you want to go. The super-wide tires of a Fat Bike keep you on top of whatever you are riding over rather than sinking into it. Snow, sand, gravel? No problem. Farm field, rutted or muddy track? Bring it on! Pot holes, storm sewer grates and curbs? Sorry, I didn’t even notice them. Fat Bikes are stuffed full of fun!!
Whether Race or Freestyle, BMX bikes from DK, Verde, Kink and SE will inspire young riders to push the limits of their skills. Dangerous you say? Not compared to the hazards of a life spent in front of a computer monitor or phone.
Kids bikes tend to go through a lot of wear-and-tear. While “big box store” bikes have a proud tradition of sitting on the curb on trash night. Fuji’s high-quality kids bikes will last for years to come.
Baby seats, helmets, parts, accessories, and more—whether you’re looking for a Unicycle from Sun Bicycles or a bike carrier from Swagman, West Trails Bicycles either has it, is waiting for it to arrive, or can get it.