How to Choose the Right Bicycle for You

May 7, 2012
By: ACP

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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