BikeRadar Friday Shorts Podcast: Our tips for buying a second-hand bike online

Pointers from those who have bought too many bikes

Man buying a bike online at his computer

The Covid-19 lockdown has driven an unprecedented sales surge of bikes, leaving even the largest of retailers struggling for stock. As brilliant as that is, it does make this a potentially difficult time for those looking to upgrade or simply buy a new bike.

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A great alternative to buying a new bike, of course, has always been to purchase one second-hand – and that’s exactly what this week’s Friday Shorts podcast is all about.

Podcast host and Technical Editor Tom Marvin is joined by BikeRadar’s Oli Woodman as they discuss what to look out for when buying a used bicycle from today’s online marketplaces.

As experienced buyers and sellers, Tom and Oli discuss their different approaches to buying a bike through the likes of eBay, Gumtree and the classified sections of bike forums.

The duo touch on anecdotes from their bike buying past and give advice on how to safely buy a bike that you’ll be happy with.

It’s the perfect listen for someone who is dipping their toes into buying their first used bike of any kind.

Want more on this topic? Head across to our used bike buyer’s guide.

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