Choosing the Right Bike for You

It can seem very hard to find a new bike when you have so many choices. Even for those people who are paid to ride, buying a new bike is hard. Considering the various factors makes purchasing a bike tough. Imagine the future: how safe, comfy and stylish do you need the bike to be. How far will you ride and where will you be riding? How can you make a decision when there are so many different choices available, and new options being released every day? Here are some of the criteria you should use when you are buying your next cycling bicycle.

The basic key to choosing a bicycle is to buy a bicycle that you can sit on and rest your feet flat on the floor so that you can stop yourself. Some experts, however, say that this is not a good idea. They say that it is better to give yourself a few inches between your feet and the ground to create a more comfortable cycling experience. If your feet are sitting flat on the ground while your butt is on the seat, this usually means that the seat is too close to the crossbar and will need to be adjusted for comfort. If this is happening, when you start to pedal the bike then your knees are going to come up too high. You shouldn't keep the bicycle seat at the lowest setting, either. Be sure to consider these few necessary inches between the seat and the crossbar, when you are out bicycle shopping. You will have a much more comfortable experience when riding if you are able to get some clearance between the crossbar of the bicycle and you. You want to be able to sit on the bike and place your foot on the pedal at the lowest position, and almost be web able to fully extend your leg.

Ask yourself the number of gears necessary for your bike. Make your choice by knowing that if you ride in mountainous areas you’ll need more gears than when riding in a flat area. The number of gears doesn’t make one bike better than another. Sometimes bike riders don’t ever use all the gears on their bike. Why spend extra money paying for something that you don’t need? Know how you’ll ride your bike; make sure you have the correct gears for traveling, especially when this is your main mode of transport. As you can see, there are many things to take into consideration when deciding on the perfect bicycle for you. There are people who view the durability of a bike to be most important, this is especially true if you plan to use your bike a lot over rough terrain. While other people just want a bike that is comfortable and will get them from one place to another without risk of breaking down. For others, price is a major factor. It is important to do your research and to shop around before you buy a bicycle. Buying the first bike you find is not advised, in doing this you could end up with a terrible bike and miss out on one that is perfect for you.

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