How to Choose the Right Bicycle for You

April 21, 2020

How to Choose the Right Bicycle for You

As the weather becomes more conducive to biking, you may discover you need new wheels. Here’s how to choose a bicycle.

For being such a simple machine, bicycles have really evolved a lot in the last few decades. You will definitely want to do some research before you buy a new bike. This 2-part piece called “How to buy a bike” by Jim Langley is thorough.

To get you thinking about what would be best for you, the article advises you ask yourself:

Why do I want a new bike?

What kind of person am I?

What kind of riding do I want to do?

How much do I want to spend?

The article also explains the pros and cons of the 5 different kinds of bicycles that are available: road racer, road sport, mountain, hybrid and recumbent. Each has a detailed list of points to consider.

The next step is to take a few bikes for a spin.You can patronize chain stores and locally-owned establishments, and you can also search for used bikes on Craigslist and the like.

Of course, how you choose a bicycle is a uniquely individual decision. Enjoy the journey! 


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