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Bicycling has tested thousands of bikes. And though bikes evolve and (usually) improve with time, in many ways they don’t change that much. Whether it’s a Schwinn from the 1970s or the most modern Specialized Tarmac, a bike is a machine with two wheels and pedals. Turn those pedals and off you go—to a place you know or an adventure you don’t.
There are scores of great used bikes for sale. They might not have that new-bike smell or fresh-off-the-line shine, but they can be a lot cheaper, and they have many delightful miles left in them. We scour online bike listings daily to find used bikes. Your next bike may be on this list.
Where You Can Buy
You can find a used bike almost anywhere—garage sales, flea markets, swap meets, even at the curb hung with a sign that reads Free. Behemoths like eBay and Craigslist offer the largest selection of used bicycles, and you can find some diamonds in the (very) rough if you’re willing to invest a lot of time combing through the hordes of clapped-out department store bikes found there.
Specialty used-bike marketplaces offer a more focused and curated selection of pre-owned bikes. The best-known player is The Pro’s Closet, but other robust marketplaces are found at Bike Exchange and Bicycle Bluebook, and in the classified sections of pinkbike.com, roadbikereview.com, and MTBR.com. If you’re looking for something classic, a vintage-bike specialist like RetroBike, Vic’s Classic Bikes, and Steel Vintage Bike can scratch your itch for lugs. Fan sites like YetiFan.com and VintageCannondale.com typically have for-sale boards as well.
Most used bikes are sold by private sellers. Buying from private sellers is often the best path for the best deal, and they’re more likely to negotiate than a used bike shop. But buying from a private seller can carry more risks. The bike may have undisclosed—and invisible—damage, it could be stolen, and it might even be a counterfeit. And if the seller packs the bike for shipment and doesn’t know what they’re doing, a very broken bike could arrive at your doorstep. The marketplace or the company you used for payment may offer some protection if you run into trouble with a private seller, but the private market is rowdier and has fewer safeguards than if you buy from an established business.
In contrast to private sellers, outfits like The Pro’s Closet offer written assurances (like return policies) and guarantees (like the bike you get will be as it was described in the listing). Used-bike stores also inspect, tune up, and professionally pack the bikes for shipment. But you’ll pay more for a used bike with these guarantees and protections than you would from a private seller.
How We Chose
We regularly dig into used-bike listings across the internet in search of the best examples to share with you. We look for great bikes as well as great values, plus interesting bikes, quirky bikes, and delightful weirdness too. If it’s a model we’ve tested, we’ll let you know. And if it’s one of our award winners—like Editors’ Choice or Gear of the Year—we’ll tell you that too. None of the specific bikes listed here have been evaluated or tested by us. We’re basing our recommendations off our experience with the same or similar models and with the brands themselves.
How Often Will We Update This List?
Because used bikes come and go so rapidly, we will attempt to update this list of great used bikes regularly. In doing so, we’ve learned that these bikes go fast. If you see one you like, don’t hesitate; it could be gone the next day. If you don’t see your dream bike here, bookmark this page and check back often.
Specialized S-Works Enduro Mountain Bike
Model Year: 2021
The Specialized S-Works Enduro is arguably the ultimate in huckin' machines. This full carbon fiber mountain bike comes with Fox suspension, supplying nearly 170mm of travel on both ends. Sram componentry make up both the drivetrain and the brake set and to sweeten the deal, a pair of Specialized carbon Roval wheels are wrapped with tubeless treads. While the ski slopes might be snow covered now, there's no better time to prep for the spring thaw than now! Click that "Buy Now" button and be sure to check out The Pro's Closet free shipping deal.
BMC Alpenchallenge AMP E-Bike
Model Year: 2020
Who needs a do-it-all bike? The BMC Alphenchallenge AMP E-bike ticks many boxes and actually has a bit of an identity issue. Is it a road bike? A cross bike? commuter or gravel? No one really knows, but that's the fun of it. It can basically do anything sans downhill. Shimano GRX Di2 and a 250 watt motor add to the beauty of this bike and of course the clean lines of the carbon fiber frame help too. The Pro's Closet has given it an "excellent" rating condition wise, so we suggest you give a look and see if it ticks your boxes. ✅
Giant TCR Advanced SL Road Bike- team edition
Model Year: 2018
The Giant TCR has be the do-it-all road bike from the largest manufacturer of bicycles for quite some time. While it's gone through a few revisions, we here at Bicycling still think this model year was one of their cleanest looking. The carbon fiber seat mast and the custom Giro d'Italia paint scheme are what make this TCR awesome. A Shimano Ultegra 8000 mechanical group set tops off this package and before too long those mechanical parts will significantly increase in value. Check it out now at The Pro's Closet.
Colnago C60 Disc Road Bike
Model Year: 2015
Colnago is one of the finest bicycle brands to ever come out of Italy. They have always been a brand known for fine details, ride quality and a successful racing pedigree. The C60, while has been replaced by the C64 as their flagship model, is still a very relevant and awesome bicycle. This full carbon fiber frame set is built up with the tried and true method of using carbon lugs, which Colnago has stood by for decades. Shimano components, including hydraulic disc brakes and wheels top off this work of art. Learn more by clicking that Buy Now button.
Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 Road Bike
Model Year: 2021
Upon first impression you might be asking yourself, why does a used bike that has no flare and a seat that looks like a toddler drew with a crayon cost almost $14,000? We get it, but you could probably say the same for a Stealth fighter jet and those cost in the billions. Performance isn't always beautiful, but if you're looking for the absolute best that money can buy, this S-works Tarmac is going to be very hard to beat. A full Sram Red eTap group, Zipp wheels and yes, that funny looking saddle made by Dash is actually top of the line. Hit that Buy Now button to learn more, but check your 401K first to see if you should throw down on this.
Santa Cruz Blur CC TR Carbon Mountain Bike
Model Year: 2020
If you want a sweet, sweet cross country set up, look no further. This Santa Cruz Blur is all that you will ever need. Fox everywhere, carbon frame set, gum walls...mmmm. And to top it all off it has the finest Sram XX1 AXS Eagle components. The good people at The Pro's Closet have given this mountain bike a major 141-point inspection and deemed it in "excellent" condition. So, when you do the right thing and pull out that credit card, type in those digits, take comfort in knowing that when that box shows up at your front door all of your dreams will have come true.
Yeti SB 4.5 Mountain Bike
Model Year: 2017
Yeti makes awesome mountain bikes and this SB 5.5 follows suit. This particular bike is a mix of Sram components, Fox suspension, including a dropper post, and a pair of Crank Bros. wheels. While it is worth noting that there are a few nicks on the fork stanchions along with some wear and tear on the frame, the folks at The Pro's Closet have given it the once over and will guarantee it is tip top when it hits your front door step. Click the Buy Now button to learn more.
Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Road Bike
Model Year: 2018
You are likely losing valuable time reading this write up when you should be pulling out your credit card right now. Arguably one of the nicest bikes still on the market, the SL6 Tarmac was once the flagship model for Specialized. While that title has now been taken by the SL7, the SL6 is still a current offering and is still an amazing ride. This bike is Sram Red equipped, Zipp 303 equipped and it's under $8k with a "very good" condition rating from The Pro's Closet. Get on this one ASAP!
Giant Revolt Advanced Gravel Bike
Model Year: 2019
Deal alert! Arguably the most underrated, large scale bicycle manufacturer, Giant bikes is the one company who can pump out high quality bikes at reasonable costs. The Revolt is the brand's gravel model and it is second to none. A full carbon fiber frame set is paired nicely with a Sram Apex group featuring hydraulic disc brakes and mechanical shifting. To top it off, this bike comes with alloy wheels that are tubeless compatible. At just $2500, this bike will allow for you to purchase some nice cargo bib shorts for those long gravel excursions.
Stromer ST1 Comfort E-Bike
Model Year: 2020
Who needs a 500 watts? You do. This Stromer ST1 is one of the nicest looking comfort E-bikes on the market with it's integrated everything. The battery sits nicely into the down tube of the aluminum frame while the power is being output into the rear hub. It's a really nice, efficient set up that will get you up to 28mph. There are some good parts on this as well, such as Tektro hydraulic brakes and Microshift derailleur and shifters. To boot, the bike comes equipped with integrated fenders and a rack making this the ultimate townie.
Cannondale SuperSix Evo Women's Road Bike
Model Year: 2016
The Cannondale SuperSix has been a flagship model road bike for over a decade. While it has gone through a few revisions since the start, every SuperSix that has been produced has been one of the best road bikes on the market. This Women's specific SuperSix is no different as the clean lines, great paint job and parts spec make the $2500 price tag a screaming deal. Rim brakes are not dead and you can help keep them thriving by clicking that "Buy Now" button and learning more about this bike that is offered by The Pro's Closet.
Colnago C59 Ottanta Limited Edition Road Bike
Model Year: 2012
This is a very special bike. The Colnago C59 Ottanta is a limited edition bike that Ernesto Colnago released in celebration of his 80th birthday. There are only 80 of these bikes that were made and released for planet Earth. Originally these bikes were released with a full Campagnolo Super Record group set and wheels, but this one had been slightly modified (cough, cough...downgraded) with a Sram group and Roval wheels. We joke, but that could be the reason why this bike is listed for $5,000 and not closer to its original retail price of $19,000. Click that Buy Now button to learn more.
Trek Domane+ Road E-Bike
Model Year: 2019
Fact: E-bikes are awesome and are here to stay. The future (for some) is having a 500Wh battery strapped to your bike that will pedal assist you to 28mph. You will arrive at your destination dry and smelling fresh with the sensation of getting in a workout, which will make your day more relax and productive. This Domane+ could be life changing as it comes with all the bells and whistles. Sram components, hydraulic disc brakes, tubeless-ready wheels...your life will be better if you click that "Buy Now" button and quickly punch in your credit card digits to the Pro's Closet computers. And have no fear, this bike will arrive at your door step after a 141-point inspection ready for many miles of riding bliss.
Giant Quick-E+ 1 Commuter Bike
Model Year: 2019
While the potential for us to all go back to the office full-time seems like it could be years away, that doesn't mean you should forget about the need for a commuter bike. There are still plenty of reasons to leave your home and zip around town. With the Giant Quick E-bike, zipping is probably an understatement. This commuter comes with a 250watt battery and a top speed of 28mph. Full fenders, a rack to mount bags and a built-in front light will keep you on your merry way no matter what the elements throw at you. This bike comes a bit worn in, so click that Buy Now button and learn more about it at The Pro's Closet.
LOOK E765 Gravel E-Bike
Model Year: 2021
It's hard to look away, we know. This is one beautiful gravel bike and to add to the shock value the electric assist motor integration is seamless. The E765 is equipped with a Sram Rival kit that is sends fluid to the disc brakes and cables to the derailleurs making it super durable and responsive. The real prize to this carbon fiber rig though is the 250 watt Fazua motor to help with those fire road hills. Click that Buy Now button to learn more and to check out other holiday sales at The Pro's Closet.
Cervelo PX Triathlon Bike
Model Year: 2020
If you're interested in some of the fastest, craziest looking bikes on the market, then you must check out the triathlon section of The Pro's Closet. This Cervelo PX was recently marked down from a whopping $12,000, but considering the build quality it's worth every penny. A Shimano Dura Ace di2 groupset with hydraulic disc brakes make up most of the build long with an Ultegra crankset that houses a Pioneer power meter. There is also a CeramicSpeed pulley cage, new tires and brake pads that come with this PX. Right now, The Pro's Closet is offering free shipping and $250 off using the code "HNY250". Time to start planning for the summer!
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