Many people think that choosing a cycling bicycle is simple. Simply finding the bike they like the look of is all there is to it, right? As long as it is comfortable that's all you need to worry about. They're not exactly right about that, though, because there are more things that need to be considered when choosing the perfect cycling bicycle. With cycling becoming more popular in almost every area of life (transportation, lifestyle, sports, hobbies) there are more bicycles than ever to choose from. In recent times a trend has emerged of people riding bikes as their main method of transport. There are also plenty of people and families who love riding as a hobby. The following will explain how you choose the best bike for whatever it is you aim to use it for.
Fashion really does get involved when you make a choice. Favorite colors and styles show in our choices. Your new bike should reflect your favorites. If your bike is only for looks, put style elements and fashion choices as your ultimate decision-makers. Safety and comfort should be considered first. Then, when safety and comfort have been secured, choose your favorites according to their visual appearance.
If you intend to get a road bike then take 9" away from your total inseam. This is down to the tires a road bike equips. Designed for cycling around the city road bike tires are thin. You will want to subtract 12" for a mountain bike. Again this is to account for the type of tires you will be using. They are thicker and meant for a rockier terrain. You can of course use a mountain bike for road cycling but this isn't supposed to be their primary use.
It is important you allow for room between you and the crossbar. When choosing a bike move the seat so it is a couple of inches above the crossbar. Sit on it and make sure you can rest your feet flat to the ground. Different bikes will need differing clearance amounts. If you are buying a touring bike, for example, you only need an inch or so of clearance. If you are buying a mountain bike you’ll want more—three inches or so useful reference between you and the crossbar.
Lots and lots of different features and options are out there as you look for a new bicycle. You have innumerable decisions to make as you choose how safe a bike to buy, as well as one that is pleasing to the eye. If you feel like you are being deluged by choices, you are perfectly normal. A little time spent looking into the choices will allow you to relax and buy the best bike for you.
Look up some of your choices before you hit the store. You’ll be glad you did!