Make Picking The Right Bicycle Easier

Popular methods of transport have altered in recent times. Cars were the king of the road, however we can now see a growing trend in the popularity of cycling as a main method of transport. Perhaps the trend can be put down to 'green' thinking, or maybe just the prices of gas are starting to get to people. Either way you will now find the roads filled with more cyclists than ever before. Have you been tempted to use a bike for your everyday transport needs? If you have then there are several things you should look at when you do.

The first thing you should think about, which is pretty obvious, needs to be the cost. This doesn't mean other things aren't important, like where you are going to ride or how often you will, but it does mean that the cost of the bicycle should be one of your main concerns.

The price ranges of good bikes go anywhere from the hundreds to the thousands. Don’t worry if you do not have this much money available, there are lots of ways to cut down on the amount of money you will spend on your bicycle. Used bicycles and bicycles being sold at auction are great ways to save money while still getting the cycling bicycle that you need and want.

Before you buy any bicycle, you are going to want to take it for a test ride. Don't go now just jump on and jump off though, take a nice little ride for at least a few minutes. Do you know of anyone that would buy a used car without taking it out for a test drive?

Why wouldn’t you do the same with a bicycle? It's even more important for you to do if you plan on spending a significant amount of money on it and will be using it a lot. Choose the bicycle that you know will fit you. This doesn't only mean physically fit you, this also means one that easily fits your riding styles. Why would you spend money on something that does not feel comfortable to ride?

It is important you allow for room between you and the crossbar. When you choose your bike, adjust the seat up a few inches from the crossbar and then sit on the bike. Your feet should still comfortably rest on the ground. Each type of bike requires different clearances. A good example is a touring bike, with these bikes you will only need around 1" difference. For mountain bikes you will require somewhere around 3 inches.

So many options are available to you as you shop for a new bike. You have innumerable decisions to make as you choose how safe a bike to buy, as well as one that is pleasing to the eye. If you don’t have a lot of experience with cycling bicycles, you will probably feel overwhelmed and insecure as you start your shopping. You can rest assured that by doing minimal research into your options, you’ll make the perfect decision for you.

Before heading out to the store, learn a little bit about the available choices. The peace it will offer during shopping makes it very worthwhile.

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