It is almost summer time in Germany and the best activities which people love in Germany is either going on Hike or Cycling, Hence in this post I will be telling about buying bike in Germany.
As a brand new owner of the bike, I did a lot of research in order to find the cheapest place to buy bike in Germany or you can say the most affordable place to buy bike in Germany.
This post is going to solve these problems for you:
- Where to buy Bike in Germany?
- Which is the best and cheapest bike in Germany?
- What are my reviews about the new Bike which I bought?
So the German word for Bike is Fahrrad so you might wanna search for that if you are planning to buy one.
Do you really need a bike in Germany?
Now before starting to tell about the places from where you can buy bike in Germany. Let me first address the elephant here!
Do you really need a bike?
Well it is totally a personal choice but there are for sure many benefits if you own a bike
- You will have ease in commuting and will save expenses for transport.
- You are going to enjoy the scenic beauty of Germany by planning the cycling tour around Germany. Like I have been using applications like Komoot to find the nearest cycling routes.
- The best of all is that you can carry your bike to different cities in Germany via Metros and Trains. This is something which I really want to try in my next visit to Berlin.
What to know before buying Bike in Germany
Buying a suitable bike for you is another thing for which you need research. Firstly you to look out for the Tire Size and Frame Size of the Bike. Normally anything around 26 – 27.5 inches of tire would suit people of Height 175 cm – 186 Cm.
2nd thing is that you have to make sure that you are choosing the right frame size of your bike, I am currently using the Medium Size of Decathlon Rockrider ST-100.
P.S. – If you are in Germany and you plan to just travel in city you can choose city bike, but if you are planning to go on trip and cover some off-city route then you have to take the gear bikes, at least 7 gear should be enough for small excursions over the weekends.
Which all website you can refer to buy Bike in Germany?
The only reason why this is one the first place on my list is because after all my research I finally ended up buying my Bike in Germany from this website.
Few Budget options which you can choose from here are –
- City Bike Elopes Speed 500
- Elopes 520
- Rockrider ST-100
You can check all these options here
Why I decided to buy Bike from Decathlon.de
Since you are in Germany and Not in India all the maintenance of the bike needs to be taken care by you. And yes there is not going to be a cheap cost for repair or so.
Hence, I really likes the idea that Decathlon provide life time warranty to frame and handle bars and 2 years warranty to rest of the parts. So eventually even after all the heavy research I ended up buying from the same website from where I started looking for bikes.
Note: If you are buying from the online portal then you will have to pay the Shipping Cost of 15 Euro here, so in that case read along and buy rest of the extra things which you have to buy from Decathlon only because they are really of good quality and you will save the cost of shipping.
I personally bought all the other accessories from Amazon.
Details of the rest of things which you need is going to be mentioned further down below.
You will end up finding some decent options of Amazon if you are looking for bicycles in Germany. Licorne is one of the Bike which I found a lot on amazon with multiple variants of it.
The average price range of the bikes were from 180 Euro to 250 Euro and yes I am talking about the budget segment only.
The current best seller bike in Germany on Amazon is also a good option which you can check.
There are time when you get some nice offers on Poco as well, When I was looking for buying Bike in Germany I found fully equipped bike for a price of 230 Euro only which was really a good deal however the reason I skipped was because I didn’t liked the colour of that.
There are currently some good options available here
One another website which you need to be on look out for because you get a very nice deals on it from time to time if you are looking for your next cycle in Germany.
Now I was not lucky to find some cheap deals on Otto while looking for buying the Bike in Germany but they have some nice collection of Bicycles. Also their E-Bike collection is also good so you might wanna take a look at that.
Kaufland is another website which offers delivery if you are looking to buy bike in Germany. The normal price range for the bikes are from 200 Euro and above.
Where to buy second hand Bike in Germany?
If you are looking for buying second hand bikes in Germany then you should be on a lookout on Facebook Marketplace and Ebay because I was able to find the most deals on these two websites only.
One important thing to note about Ebay is that most of the bikes which come on second hand are on Bid basis and once you have won the bid then you will have to buy the bike unless you are able to cancel the proposal by talking with the seller.
What all things which you need on your Bike?
This is one important thing to cover. Once you have finalized the bike and if you are bike doesn’t have lights, stand, seat cover, helmet and all then you will have to buy that separately which will be an extra cost on your bike.
And yes one important thing is buying a very good quality lock not the cheap one. Because even in Germany bike theft is very common.
So either you can order everything in one go from the same website from where you are buying your bike and if not then you can use Amazon.de to buy that like I did.
Below are the couple of things which I bought as an accessories for my Bike and Some which will be helpful for you:
|Bike Lights ( Must have as per German Rules and Regulation)|
|Bike Seat Cover Gel|
|Bike Stand ( If you end up buying Decathlon Bike this stand or stands of this type will only go with your bike so keep a note of that)|
|Bike Lock ( Check for the Security Level of the lock and buy something in range of 7-10)|
|Bike Phone Holder & Bike Phone Bag|
|Bicycle Pannier Rack|
|Bike GoPro Mount|
You can research by checking the products on the link mentioned above, Couple of things which you kind find in your nearby Woolworth store or Aldi store as well like, Bike Lock (Fahrradschloss) & Bike Seat Cover on a cheap rate there.
What are the Cycling Rules in Germany?
German Bicycle Requirements
There are certain items that you are legally required to have on your bike for your bicycle to be considered roadworthy for cycling in Germany.
- A white (or pale yellow) front light that is non-blinking;
- A red brake light at the rear of the bike that stays lit when you’re stationary;
- At least 2 yellow reflectors on each wheel or alternatively, the tires or spokes need to be reflective;
- A loud sounding bell;
- Two independently acting braking devices.
All these items need to be in good working condition for you to cycle safely (and legally) in Germany without risking a traffic fine.
Traffic Fines for not meeting the German bicycle requirements:
- Brakes or bell not present or not working: €15
- Missing or broken bike light: €20
- Not switching on your lights when it’s dark, during poor visibility or the light is covered or too dirty: €20
These are all the details you want to know if you are looking for buying a bike in Germany. Looking to follow some trips and route then read Best Cycling Routes in Germany
Do let me know if you have any question is comments or you have any questions about Germany by sending me a message using Contact Me
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Came across this while looking for a bike for my girlfriend who moved to Germany recently.
Baring Decathlon, the other bikes are pretty bad. If you spend more than an hour on the saddle on either of them, it might give you a bad back amongst others.
You are absolutely right about maintainence. So it’s always a good idea to dish out more initially in better quality components. ( Shimano altus / alivio ) on a double diamond frame and go for spartan accessories ( helmet, lock and reflectors ) rather than a bicycle shaped object as we call it. I think a budget of 500 will land you a fantastic bike with accessories, especially so in the used market 🙂
Fantastic review. Thanks. 🙂
Thanks for writing down your views and appreciating the post. Glad you found it helpful!
Thank you for your information.
I just bought a second-hand bike from eBay, it’s quite old and I forgot to get any bill or payment paper. Is it legal or not for this case? Will the police ask me or fine me?
It should not be an issue at this moment, the only problem would be if you lose the bike and you want to file a report for the same.
If the Bike is registered already with someone else name then it could be an issue at that point.
But I do not see any other issue as such!
I have not yet registered my bike and still need to do that in Frankfurt.