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!