Knowing what to look for in your new bicycle is of paramount importance. Even for pro bicyclists, deciding on their next bicycle can be a challenge. The truth is that there are a lot of things to think about when buying a bicycle. 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? Keeping on top of all the new ideas coming out with bicycling, as well as choosing between the old options, makes choosing a bike hard. It’s easy to just use our criteria to pick the best bike for you.
The first thing to consider when buying a bicycle is the cost of the bike. 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.
Good bicycles can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. This doesn't mean you are going to have to spend thousands of dollars on a good bike, because there are ways you can find a great bike for a great price. 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. What kind of handlebars you want on your bike is also a big choice. Not all handlebars are the same. Common handlebars which simply extend straight out are good for regular cycling, they offer good maneuverability especially when used on hard terrain. These handlebars will also distribute your weight over a big area. If you are going to be racing, however, you’ll want handlebars that are slimmer and that force you to lean forward to create a more streamlined effect, which can help you go faster on the road. view For those of us who only plan to use our bikes sporadically, you may wish to go with a handlebar style that is comfortable and yet easily stored away.
Be sure to allow room between the crossbar and yourself. When choosing a bike move the seat so it is a couple of inches above the crossbar. Your feet should still comfortably rest on the ground. Each type of bike requires different clearances. As an example, with a touring bike you will only require around 1". For mountain bikes you will require somewhere around 3 inches.
So many options are available to you as you shop for a new bike. Your choices range from safety issues to those of fashion. Feeling a little defeated at the outset of choosing your new bike is normal. A little time spent looking into the choices will allow you to relax and buy the best bike for you.
Take your time to learn about your options before you shop. It will pay off in the end.