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HOW TO BUY A BICYCLE?When you visit the bike shop for a bicycle sale, you may feel overwhelmed by the selection. This article will help you to find the perfect bike by telling you which bike to look for, how to test drive it, and how to get the best deal.
Decide which type of bike you want.Will you use the bike to ride rough terrain, around town, hit the trails or climb mountains?
Buy a Road bike for riding mainly on roads and highways. 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.
Buy 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.
Buy a hybrid bike if you want something in between.
Set your price range.You can always purchase a used bike if you're on a budget. Used bikes are often better value for money. If given the choice between a new bike priced at 150 euro and a used bike of the same price then the used bike is often the better choice.
Find information.Ask your friends. If you have friends who are cyclists, ask them for recommendations before you buy a bicycle. Research bikes online. Online is a great option to consider when buying a bike. The internet is a good source for information.
Sit on the bike to check the fit. Are you too stretched out? Are the controls easy to use and reach? How do you feel? What is your overall impression? Notice the distance from the seat to the bottom of the pedal stroke and the angle at which you have to lean to hold the handlebars. The frame size of the bike is fixed, so take the time to try several different options to find the best fit.
Check the tires. A slimmer tire is better for quick riding, and a slicker tread is better for city riding over smoother surfaces. For safety and convenience, look for tires that have built-in flat protection.
Make a test drive.Like a car, a bike is usually something you want to try out before you purchase it. It might look nice and dandy, but if it doesn't feel good and respond to your body in the proper way, what's the use? Your body should feel comfortable as you ride. Your knee should bend slightly at the bottom of the pedal revolution. You should be able to reach the brakes easily, and your upper body shouldn't feel cramped on a flat surface. Make sure that the bicycle handles turns smoothly and that you can sit and stand easily while you're on a hill.
Buying an used bicycle.Bring someone you know and has knowledge of bicycles. Tell the salesperson your goals, and ask for recommendations. Be wary of a salesperson who steers you toward a significantly different type of bike, particularly if that bike is out of your price range. At the same time, listen to suggestions. For example, if the salesperson recommends a slightly different frame style than the ones you've researched, ask why. If the salesperson has a good explanation, then consider the suggestion. Ask the bike shop about service plans. Many shops, for example, offer a year of free tune-ups along with your purchase.
We hope that this guideline during a bicycle sale will help you to make the right choice. Drive safe !
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