Here are 7 great budget bikes you can buy on Amazon, including cruisers, mountain bikes, road bikes, and hybrid bikes. If you buy a bike on Amazon, you can take advantage of the many benefits Amazon offers. Their prices are excellent, delivery is fast and often free, and Amazon has great return policies. Plus, there are several reputable brand name bikes available on Amazon. So, there are some excellent options available. For example, Raleigh has started selling its bikes on Amazon.
All 7 of these bikes get great reviews, and have unbeatable prices – some of them really bargain basement. And if you are not sure about what size to order, check out our complete guide to bike frame size here.
Chart Showing 7 Great Budget Bikes You Can Buy on Amazon
This chart shows the 7 bikes we have chosen. Note that you can search the table (the search box is at the top right) and also sort it by price with the little arrows. Also please note that at the time of posting, all of these bikes are available. However, this can change on a daily basis, depending on consumer demand.
|Price||Type of Bike||Highlights|
|Usually around $550, but click here to see current price on Amazon||Comfort hybrid bike; men’s and women’s; 21 gears||Amazon’s no. 1 best selling comfort bike; stylish; designed for comfortable, casual bike commuting; easy-fire shifters; rated for riders up to 350 pounds; puncture-resistant tires; upright riding position; robust aluminum frame; spring-loaded saddle for comfort; comfort grips; ships 95% assembled|
|Usually around $450, but click here to see current price on Amazon||Cruiser tourer hybrid; women’s and men’s; 7 gears||Amazon's no. 1 best seller in hybrid bikes; great looking, classic cruiser; comfortable, durable, versatile; relaxed riding position; step-thru; internal 7 speed Shimano hub; integrated, matching fenders; chain guard; rack; available in men's and women's version|
|Usually around $350, but click here to see current price on Amazon||Road bike; men’s and women’s; 14 gears||Great entry-level road bike; best suited to commuting and exercise; lightweight 6061 aluminum frame; Shimano STI brake lever integrated shifters; integrated headset and internal cable routing; double-walled rims; meets or exceed US Consumer Product Safety Commission; requires assembly|
|Usually around $340, but click here to see current price on Amazon||Women's cruiser; choose between single-speed, 3-speed, and 7-speed||Amazon’s # 1 best seller in comfort cruisers; good looking; gets great reviews for being comfortable and easy-to-ride; choose from 1, 3, or 7 speeds (we recommend 7 speeds because this version has handbrakes, while the other 2 have coaster brakes; minimal assembly (Just put on front wheel, saddle, and pedals|
|Usually around $500, but click here to see current price on Amazon||Mountain bike; men’s and women’s; 24 gears||Very highly rated mountain bike with impressive features; carbon fiber frame; choice of 27.5 or 29 inch wheels; RockShox fork with 100 mm of travel and on-the-fly lockout control; hydraulic disc brakes for great stopping power; professional assembly available at some locations|
|Usually around $520, but click here to see current price on Amazon||Comfort bike; men’s and women’s; 21 speeds||One of the best cheap, name-brand comfort bikes available; comfort saddle & easy step through mounting; aluminum frame bike featuring Raleigh True Comfort geometry; SR Suntour supension forks to soak up the bumps; ergonomic bike seat and handle bar, and comfort grips; pedals with no-slip grip; requires assembly|
|Usually around $250, but click here to see current price on Amazon||Women’s road bike; 14 gears||An Amazon top seller; lightweight 6061 aluminum; great-looking; highly rated (5 stars); very affordable; a high-quality, entry-level road bike; double wall alloy rims (double wall rims are stronger than single walls); dual pivot side pull brakes for strong stopping power|
7 Budget Bikes You Can Buy on Amazon – a Range of Options
Note that these bikes are not rated in order of preference. Instead, we present a range of options, from budget road bikes to cheap cruisers to very affordable mountain bikes. These are all great bikes, at budget prices.
Bike #1: Raleigh Detour Comfort Hybrid Bike
First on our list of 7 great budget bikes you can buy on Amazon is the Raleigh Detour Comfort Hybrid Bike. This bike is Amazon’s no. 1 best seller in comfort bikes, and is highly rated by those you have bought it.
Raleigh has designed the Detour Comfort Hybrid Bike for comfortable, casual bike commuting. It’s more comfortable than a road bike, but remains an efficient commuting machine with 21 Shimano Altus gears. You can easily change gears on this bike thanks to the easy-fire shifters (my favorite kind of gear shifters). And you don’t even have to move your hands to access them!
The upright riding position will help you to be safe in traffic – and the bike is light enough to be easy to maneuver your way through the traffic. The robust aluminum frame is ready for you to add on racks and fenders, to make this bike ideal for commuting.
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Designed for Comfort and Trouble-Free Bike Rides
You won’t have to change up the saddle and grips – the saddle is spring-loaded for comfort, while the comfort grips protect you from elbow pain and numb hands.
Usually when I buy a new bike, the first thing I do is upgrade to puncture-resistant tires. But you won’t have to do that with this bike, because Raleigh has pre-fitted it with puncture-resistant tires! Meaning that you will seldom if ever have your commute interrupted by a flat tire. Perhaps best of all for some beginner cyclists, this sturdy bike is rated to carry riders up to 350 pounds! There is no better way to guarantee weight loss than to make regular cycling part of your life. See our post called 7 Steps to Lose Weight Cycling.
This short video shows you a bit more about this bike:
As noted in the video, this Raleigh bike is shipped almost ready to ride, 95% assembled. One reviewer says: “This bike is built for comfort and style, and it delivers!” And as Raleigh says:
“Raleigh Bicycles are designed around one simple idea: fun. It’s an idea that inspired the very first bikes way back in 1887 and continues to inspire how things are done today. Hop on a Raleigh and enjoy the ride!”
- Plush Comfort Saddle
- Re-designed aluminum frame
- Quick Release alloy wheels
- Adjustable stem
- Frame: AL-6061 Aluminum Hybrid w/Replaceable Hanger.
- Fork: Alloy Hybrid w/Fender Mounts.
- Headset: threaded 1-1/8″.
- Crankset: Shimano Tourney 28/38/48t w/Chainguard.
- Front Derailleur: Shimano TX51.
- Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tourney.
- Shifters: Shimano EZ-Fire 7spd.
- Freewheel: Shimano 7spd MegaRange (13-34t).
- Brakes: Promax Alloy V-brake.
- Colors: Mens: Red, Silver. Womans: Red, Light Blue.
- Sizes: Mens: SM-15″, MD-17″, LG-19″, XL21″. Womans: XS-13″, SM-15″, MD-17″, LG-19″.
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No 2 on our list of great cheap bikes you can on Amazon is the sixthreezero EVERYjourney Touring Hybrid. This bike is Amazon’s no. 1 best seller in hybrid bikes. It offers amazingly good value in a great looking classic cruiser. The company states that with this bike, they aim to provide:
“The most comfortable bike ever. It is for the recreational rider who wants a bike that is extremely comfortable, extremely durable, but also versatile. Someone who wants light exercise, but wants to be really conformable while riding. Your back is going to be upright, your arms are going to be relaxed. All the tension will be off your body while riding this bike.”
For more details, see the video just a little further down in this post.
This cruiser boasts an internal 7 speed Shimano hub (for minimal maintenance), and comes with integrated, matching fenders, chain guard, and rack. This bike is extremely highly rated by buyers. And step through bikes are ideal for casual cycling, regardless of your gender. Not to mention that they are easy to get onto, even if you’re not so young anymore!
Bike #3: Vilano Shadow 3.0 Road Bike
Coming in at no. 3 on our list of 7 great budget bikes you can buy on Amazon is this great looking road bike. The Vilano Shadow 3.0 Road Bike is an entry-level road bike that is ideal for commuting and exercise. The bike is built on a lightweight 6061 aluminum frame with an integrated headset and internal cable routing. Internal cables are great because they reduce dirt and maintenance. This bike also has Shimano STI brake lever integrated shifters (14 speeds).
Unusually for an entry-level bike, this road bike integrates controllable braking and shifting in a convenient single unit. The Vilano Shadow 3.0 is a smart choice for those on a budget who are ready to hit the road!
The Vilano Shadow 3.0 Road Bike is engineered to meet or exceed US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) 16 CFR 1512, 16 CFR 1303.
This bike requires assembly. If you are not really good at this kind of thing, take it to a bike shop for assembly. That way, you can be sure your bike is safe.
Specifications of the Vilano Shadow 3.0 Road Bike
- STI Integrated Brake Lever/Shifters for controllable braking and shifting in a convenient single unit
- Wheelset: 700 c Double Walled CNC Machined Side, Kenda Tires 700 c x 25
- Speeds: 14
- Frame: 6061 Double Butted Aluminum Aero Frame w/ Integrated Headset & Internal Cable Routing
- Fork: 700 c 1 1/8″ Threadless
- Shifters: Shimano A070 STI Integrated Brake Lever
- Front Derailleur: Shimano
- Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tourney
- Brakes: Caliper
- Wheels: 700 c Double Walled CNC Alloy Machined Sides
- Tires: Kenda 700 c x 25 c
Bike #4: Cruiser: Firmstrong Urban Lady
This pretty bike made it onto our list of 7 great cheap bikes you can buy on Amazon largely due to ease of assembly and great looks. It is Amazon’s no. 1 best seller in comfort cruisers, and gets great reviews as a comfortable and easy-to-ride cruiser. The Urban Lady comes as a single-speed, a three-speed, and a seven-speed. The single- and three-speed models have coaster brakes, while the seven-speed offers front and rear handbrakes. For that reason, we definitely recommend the seven-speed version. Most of us have not used coaster brakes since we were kids, and it can be hard to get the hang of it again.
This video offers an overview of the Firmstrong Urban Lady:
As you can see from the video, once you order this bike, all you have to do is put on the front wheel, the saddle, and the pedals, and you are ready to start pedaling!
This is a very highly rated, entry-level mountain bike. We feature it at no. 5 on our list of 7 great budget bikes you can buy on Amazon because of the amazing specs it offers for a budget price. For example, and very surprising at this price point, this mountain bike has a carbon fiber frame. The 24 gears will help a lot with hills. And you can choose from 27.5 or 29 inch wheels.
The RockShox fork on this bike is very impressive for a budget bike, featuring 100 mm of travel and – incredibly – on-the-fly lockout control. Add in hydraulic disc brakes, and you’ve got an amazing amount of rugged bike for a budget price.
Professional assembly is available at some locations, for a $79 fee. If you lack the skills, I highly recommend this option. If you are not near one of the designated locations, any bike store would be able to do it with ease.
Specifications of the Diamondback Bicycles Overdrive Hardtail Mountain Bike
- A lightweight carbon fiber frame that is fast, precise, and comfortable
- RockShox’s Recon Gold RL fork provides 100 mm of lightweight, air-sprung suspension, plus on-the-fly lockout control
- Shimano M315 hydraulic disc brakes increase your control when you’re pushing your limits
- SRAM NX single-ring drivetrain is easy to operate and offers crisp shifts
- Diamondback Blanchard 25 wheels make it easy to go tubeless
- 29” wheels roll easily over obstacles, provide great traction and a stable ride
The Raleigh Venture 2 Step Thru Comfort Bike comes with 21 speeds, a comfort saddle, and easy, step-through mounting.
This Raleigh bike is one of the best cheap, name-brand comfort bikes available. That’s why it made it to our list of 7 great cheap bikes you can buy on Amazon! Minimal assembly is required once you take delivery.
This aluminum-frame bike features Raleigh True Comfort geometry. You’ve got SR Suntour supension forks to soak up the shocks. These are not high end, but I have used them, and they get the job done. To ensure comfort, you have an ergonomic bike seat and handle bar, and comfort grips. And pedals with no-slip grip help to prevent painful accidents.
Does require assembly. If you are not an expert, please do take it to a bike shop for assembly, to ensure you have a safe bike.
Specifications of the Raleigh Venture 2 Step Thru Comfort Bike
- Aluminum frame features Raleigh “True Comfort” geometry and step thru design for easy on/off
- Shimano RevoShift twist shifters offer 21 gears to choose from
- Ergonomic bike seat, handle bar, and grips to enhance your comfort
- Large Kenda 27. 5 x 1. 95 tires provide good stability while keeping speed up
- SR Suntour XCT fork with 80 mm of travel
- Prowheel Cranks
- Tektro alloy V-brakes
- Wheel Size: 27.5”
- Raleigh Comfort Plush Seat
No. 7 on our list is this beautiful women’s road bike. It’s in high demand, so we hope it is still available by the time you read this post. The Giordano Aversa Aluminum Road Bike is a great road bike for beginner to intermediate cyclists. It’s a top seller on Amazon, and is rated as 5 stars by buyers.
Despite the low price, this bike’s specs enable it to be classified as a high-quality, entry-level road bike. It features great looks, a lightweight 6061 aluminum frame, and 14 Shimano gears to help you on your way. The wheels feature double wall alloy rims (double wall rims are stronger than single wall). This road bike has dual pivot side pull brakes for strong stopping power.
This bike comes in two sizes: Women’s Small (4’10 – 5’4″) and Women’s Medium (5’3 – 5’7″).
Specifications of the Giordano Aversa Aluminum Road Bike
- 6061 Aluminum Frame
- High Tensile Steel Fork
- 14 Speed Shimano Equipped Drivetrain
- 32 Hole Double Wall 40 mm Alloy Rims, 700 c x 25 mm Tires
- Alloy Dual Pivot Brakes
Pro Tips on How to Buy Great Budget Bikes from Amazon
Get Your Bike Shipped for Free with Amazon Prime
Amazon is my go-to for most shopping, with free shipping and easy exchanges making it a no-brainer for me, because I do not like to waste time actually going shopping. Like you, my time is valuable, so time saved is money saved – meaning that online shopping actively saves me money. I am a member of Amazon Prime, and get two-day shipping free for a huge number of items. To me the most useful aspect of Amazon Prime is I don’t feel subtly pressured to buy more stuff just to qualify for free shipping. So if for example I just need an $8 tube, that is all I buy – and I still get free shipping by choosing a tube that is eligible for Amazon Prime. That’s a pretty unbeatable deal, once you start thinking about the value of the time you save by not having to go to the store.
My best Amazon story was when I was renovating a condo in Canada. I discovered I had bought the wrong size sink, and the plumber was booked for the very next day. The local retailer told me it would take them a week to get me the sink I wanted from the States (a huge Farmhouse double bowl thing with a shipping weight of 63 pounds). Amazon got it to me in ONE day!
Free, Fast Shipping from Amazon – and Assembly Too on Some Models
Because bikes are eligible for Amazon prime shipping, you will get your bike quickly. Amazon also offers some good options for assembly on select models. For example, some bikes that cost over $500 can be shipped for free to a local Performance Bike or Velofix location, which will assemble the bike for you for free. You can also choose to pay $77 to have a bike shipped to your home, where a mechanic from Amazon’s network of shops and vendors will assemble it for you.
You can of course assemble your new bike yourself, if you have the skills. And finally, if the specific retailer offers no assembly options, you can always pay your local bike store a small fee to assemble it for you. Check with your local bike shop about this before you order, to make sure that are willing to assemble the specific bike that you are planning to order. If they are, this is also a good indication that it is a decent quality bike. Many bike stores refuse to work on “department store” bikes.
Bottom Line on Buying Buying Great Budget Bikes on Amazon
Yes, you can now buy a bike on Amazon with confidence. Shipping is likely to be free, and returns are fair and easy. Most important, some of the bikes are extremely good value for money. So, if you cannot get down to a local bike shop, Amazon offers an excellent alternative. So go check it out now!
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