Buy a Bike to Fit Your Personality
Every bicyclist has a different personality and the bike he or she selects should fit with it. It’s not just size and price tag that a bike rider should consider, although those factors matter, too. When buying a bike, think about where, why, how, and when you plan to ride your two-wheeler. If you’re planning to commute in the city to work, buy a bike that’s highly visible to motorists, has a comfortable seat and handlebars, and can handle dirt and pavement. You can also accessorize it with a fender, lighting, and a gear rack. Maybe you want a bike designed to handle the toughest terrain: gravel, rocky hills, and dirt trails. If so, test-ride a few mountain bikes, because the full-suspension, wide tires, disc brakes, and lower gears give you power and stability you need off-road.
Biking is not only great exercise; it’s good for the planet because no gasoline is required to power your vehicle. For athletes who want cardio workouts without wrecking their knees jogging, road bikes are perfect for racing around burning up the miles. The skinny tires on road bikes are designed to go fast. If you can’t quite decide whether you should get a folding bike, a beach cruiser, or a hybrid, take a look at this infographic full of details. Once you have it narrowed down to a few options, go take some test-rides to find the bike that suits you.
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