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Tips For Finding The Right Cycling Bicycle

By Joseph Chappell

There’s no shortage of reasons why people are taking up cycling. Some people choose to ride bicycles because they cannot afford the cost of gas and automobile maintenance. Some decide to cycle because they want to have less of an impact on the environment when traveling. And others still are riding simply because they love to ride. Whatever your reason for going cycle shopping there are some definite criteria that you need to think about before you make your choice. Bicycles should not just be chosen because of their looks or their brand name. Outlined hereafter are some pointers you can take into consideration when going out to buy your bike.

Cost is almost always a factor when trying to choose the right bike. Of course you are going to need to think about how much you will ride your bike as well as where you are going to be riding it, but cost is one of the most important things. The price ranges of good bikes go anywhere from the hundreds to the thousands. That doesn’t mean all bicycles are going to cost that much, so don’t worry; there is no reason why you can’t find a great bicycle that is in your price range. The local auctions are some of the best ways to find wonderful deals on things like bicycles and equipment so you won’t find yourself spending too much money.

Before you buy any bicycle, you are going to want to take it for a test ride. Don’t just jump on and jump off though, take a nice little ride for at least a few minutes. It’s exactly the same as buying a used car; you would never find yourself buying a used car without taking it out for a ride. So you should use this same frame of mind when buying your bike. It’s even more important for you to do if you plan on spending a significant amount of money on it and will be using it a lot. Choose the bicycle that you know will fit you. You should have no problem finding one that you can ride easily, but you also need to find a bike that fits your riding style. Why would you spend money on something that does not feel comfortable to ride?

You should already have your safety gear bought and ready to go. Bicycle helmets have come a long way since they were first introduced. Not only do they look a lot better than they used to, they are also built better to provide greater protection. You should never go for a ride without putting on your helmet first. You’d be surprised at how many lives have been saved from that one simple thing. You might also consider investing in elbow, knee, wrist and ankle guards-especially if you are going to be going “off road” on your bicycle. Another good idea is to buy some pants clips if you are going to be riding your bike as your primary form of transportation. These are clips that keep your pants legs up and out of the way of your gears and chain.

There are lots of things to think about when you are trying to find the right cycling bicycle to fit your needs. It can become a bit overwhelming when going shopping for a bike and accessories because there is just so much to choose from. As long as you go about the process slowly and research a little before you go, you should have no problem finding the perfect bike.

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Chappell, Joseph "Tips For Finding The Right Cycling Bicycle." Tips For Finding The Right Cycling Bicycle. 17 Aug. 2010. uberarticles.com. 26 Aug 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/recreation-and-sports/cycling/tips-for-finding-the-right-cycling-bicycle/>.

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