It is common to assume picking the right bike is an easy task. Many people think they simply find the bike that looks good and feels comfortable. The truth is that there is a lot more to finding the right bicycle these days than there used to be. With cycling becoming more popular in almost every area of life (transportation, lifestyle, sports, hobbies) there are more bicycles than ever to choose from. Using a bike as the main method of transport is quickly becoming popular. Lots of families have taken up cycling as a family hobby. The following will explain how you choose the best bike for whatever it is you aim to use it for.
Fashion really does get involved when you make a choice. We all like one color or style more than another. These preferences must be listened to when getting your next bike. If your bike is only for looks, put style elements and fashion choices as your ultimate decision-makers. Check to see how your bicycle choices rate for both safety and comfort at the very beginning of your search. Then, when safety and comfort have been secured, choose your favorites according to their visual appearance.
Take 9" away from the total of your inseam if you plan to get a road bike. This is due to the type of tires you will be using for a road bike. Designed for cycling around the city road bike tires are thin. With a mountain bike you will need to take away around one foot from the inseam. This is because the tires of a mountain bike are different than those on a road bike. Mountain bike tires will be thick and designed for mountainous terrain. You can of course use a mountain bike for road cycling but this isn't supposed to be their primary use.
How many gears do you need? If you plan to ride in rocky or mountainous areas, you’ll need more gears than riding on flat land. Just because a bike has more gears doesn't make it better. In actuality, you may never use all the gears. Don’t spend money on something you won’t use. Of course, if your cycling bicycle is going to be your primary mode of transportation you might need to make sure you have enough gears to handle rough situations.
The options and technologies available for biking are overwhelming as you search for a new bicycle. From fashion to safety, you have a multitude of choices to make. If you feel like you are being deluged by choices, you are perfectly normal. The good news is that, with a little research, you can basics make a very informed decision about which bicycle is best for you.
Try to understand your choices before you go shopping. You’ll be glad you did!