Many people have found reason in taking up cycling. There are those who decide to take up cycling because the price of gas is too high and the cost of maintenance on a vehicle is too high. Some decide to cycle because they want to have less of an impact on the environment when traveling.
And others still are riding simply because they love to ride. No matter your reason for choosing to take up cycling, you need to know some important things before you decide on your first bicycle. Bicycles should not just be chosen because of their looks or their brand name. Contained hereafter are some hints and tips you can use to pick the bicycle that is perfect for you.
We’d be lying if we tried to tell you that fashion shouldn’t play into your choice. The color we like best, or the style we like least, all influence our choices. Your new bike should reflect your favorites. Unless you are just buying a bike for the sheer look of it, style and fashion options shouldn't be the ultimate priorities. Excellent safety and comfort should be the first criteria met by your new bike. When you’ve assembled some bikes that are both comfortable and safe, then look to see which you like the looks of better.
For a road bike you should take away 9" from the inseam measurement you took earlier. This is down to the tires a road bike equips. Road bikes are meant for city cycling—the tires are thinner and work best on try these out concrete paving. For a mountain bike you will need to take 12" away from your total inseam. Again this is to account for the type of tires you will be using. These tires are designed to handle rocky and jagged terrain so are therefore thicker. You can use mountain bikes for city cycling, but the opposite is not true and they are nowhere near as good on city streets as road bikes.
How many gears do you need? If you are going to be travelling in relatively flat places, you will not need as many gears as you would need in rockier terrain or a terrain with lots of hills. Just because a bike has more gears doesn't make it better. Sometimes bike riders don’t ever use all the gears on their bike. It’s a waste of money to pay for all those unused gears. Find out where you’ll ride your bike, especially if this is your main vehicle, and make sure you have enough gears to handle the areas through which you will travel.
So many options are available to you as you shop for a new bike. From fashion to safety, you have a multitude of choices to make. If you don’t have a lot of experience with cycling bicycles, you will probably feel overwhelmed and insecure as you start your shopping. Do your research and then you’ll feel better prepared to choose your new bike.
Do this research before you go shopping. You’ll reap the benefits.