How you Buy a Bicycle
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Select Your Bike
Do you need the bicycle to move around your neighborhood, get fit, discover
rough terrain, or a combinati...
What kind of cyclist are you,
really?.
Be honest about your current ability, and
consider where you'd like to be in the fu...
Set your price range
You can always purchase a used bike if
you're on a budget. Try to find a bike shop
with a trade in pr...
Ask your friends
If you have friends who are cyclists, ask
them for recommendations before you buy a
bicycle. If you don't...
Research bikes online
Online is a great option to consider when buying a bike.
Because online retailers don't necessarily ...
Fit
• Go and sit on the bike to ascertain the fit. Are you too
stretched out? Are the controls easy to come to and to
use?...
Personal
It's personal. So the bike needs to fit your personal needs
and feel. Moreover, good bikes do not come cheap. You...
Service
Do not underestimate what a bike has to endure. Make
sure to check out the service plan of the shop. Next to you
o...
How you Buy a Bicycle
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How do you buy a Bicycle, really. When you search the internet or go to the bike shop in your neighborhood to buy a bicycle, you may feel overwhelmed by the bikes they offer. This article aims to help you to find your perfect bike by telling you which bike to look for, how to test drive it, and how to get the best deals at a bike shop or through the web.

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  1. 1. How you Buy a Bicycle Bicyclereporter.com
  2. 2. Select Your Bike Do you need the bicycle to move around your neighborhood, get fit, discover rough terrain, or a combination? • Buy a road bike for riding on regular pavement. Road bikes have lighter frames and slimmer tires. They are not designed to ride over rough terrain, so they don't have suspension systems that absorb shock. Road bikes are a good fit for riders with a strong back. Flexibility is needed due to bent over riding position. • Choose a mountain bike for riding on trails or mountain biking. The tires are large with significant tread, which helps to grab the surface and propel you forward when you're going uphill. Also, the frame is heavier, and the bike has a suspension system to absorb shock. Most mountain bike handlebars are straight and can create discomfort if rode long distance on paved trails. • Pick a hybrid bicycle. If you want to ride your bike around the neighborhood and want a upright riding position. Some hybrids with double walled rims can handle some off road riding. Bicyclereporter.com
  3. 3. What kind of cyclist are you, really?. Be honest about your current ability, and consider where you'd like to be in the future. Purchase a bike that's right in the middle of your current skill level and your ideal vision of yourself. Bicyclereporter.com
  4. 4. Set your price range You can always purchase a used bike if you're on a budget. Try to find a bike shop with a trade in program. Bicyclereporter.com
  5. 5. Ask your friends If you have friends who are cyclists, ask them for recommendations before you buy a bicycle. If you don't know any cyclists, then e-mail your local cycling club Bicyclereporter.com
  6. 6. Research bikes online Online is a great option to consider when buying a bike. Because online retailers don't necessarily have to showcase and stock their bikes, they can pass on the savings to in the form of a cheaper price. • Compare frames and components so that you are familiar with the important parts of a bike. A good frame is your primarily concern. Components can always be upgraded later. Getting the right fit is extremely important. • Most bike shops are there to help you get started and will guide you. Don't go in with online printouts. Bike shops cannot compete with high volume. They offer service and certified technicians. Bicyclereporter.com
  7. 7. Fit • Go and sit on the bike to ascertain the fit. Are you too stretched out? Are the controls easy to come to and to use? Does it feel comfortable?
Pay notice to the distance between the seat to the base of the pedal stroke and the angle you need to stretch to hold the handles.
Because the framesize is fixed, you really need to try different sizes to find an optimum. • Find the right tires for you. If you want speed, you'll need a slim tire. A slick tire works best on smoother surfaces like asphalt. Built-in flat protection is a great option for security and your convenience. Bicyclereporter.com
  8. 8. Personal It's personal. So the bike needs to fit your personal needs and feel. Moreover, good bikes do not come cheap. You really want to make sure you get the best buy for your money. For something else for everyone. But besides the looks the bike needs to feel comfortable and safe. Your leg shouldn't be totally stretched at the bottom of the pedal transformation. The brakes are effortless reachable and your upper body can relax. Bicyclereporter.com
  9. 9. Service Do not underestimate what a bike has to endure. Make sure to check out the service plan of the shop. Next to you own maintenance (do this!) your bike needs a regular check up. Bicyclereporter.com
  10. 10. How you Buy a Bicycle Bicyclereporter.com

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