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Top Tips To Help You Find The Bicycle That’s Right For You

By Judith Cooper

There’s no shortage of reasons why people are taking up cycling. Some decide they want to cycle more now because the price of gas has risen so high, and because it costs so much to keep a car maintained. Some are ‘going green’ and taking an active part in trying to help our environment by choosing to ride a bike over a car. And there are some who like to cycle simply because it is fun. No matter the reason you want to find the perfect cycle for you, you should keep certain things in mind when you are ready to go shopping. Bicycles should not just be chosen because of their looks or their brand name. This article gives you some tips and pointers to help you pick the bicycle that will be perfect for you.

One of the most important things to keep in mind is the cost of the bike. This doesn’t mean other things aren’t important, like where you are going to ride or how often you will, but it does mean that the cost of the bicycle should be one of your main concerns. You can find bicycles that range in price from hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars. This doesn’t mean you are going to have to spend thousands of dollars on a good bike, because there are ways you can find a great bike for a great price. Auctions are one of the best places to find a great bike that will be fairly inexpensive and still have everything you need.

Always keep in mind that you want to test the bike before you buy it. Don’t just jump on and jump off though, take a nice little ride for at least a few minutes. Do you know of anyone that would buy a used car without taking it out for a test drive? The same rule applies to a bicycle. You need to do this especially if you are spending a lot of money on a bike that you know you will use for a long time. Make sure the bike is perfect for you. Not only should it be the correct size for you, but it should be easily adaptable to your lifestyle, meaning your riding style. You wouldn’t want to waste money on a bicycle you don’t enjoy riding.

Another thing to keep in mind is purchasing safety gear. The new bicycle helmets look and feel nothing like the old bicycle helmets. Not only do they look a lot better than they used to, they are also built better to provide greater protection. You should never, ever ride your bicycle unless you are wearing your helmet. This little thing can mean the difference between life and death. It wouldn’t hurt to invest in some knee pads and elbow pads, as well as wrist and ankle guards if you plan to do some off-roading. If you plan to use your bike as a sole means of transportation, buy yourself some pants clips. They work by clipping your pants out of the way so they can’t get tangled in the chain or gears.

As you can see, there are several things you should keep in mind when you decide on a bicycle that’s right for you. There are tons of varieties of bicycles, as well as innumerable amounts of accessories available to you, so sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. Don’t become discouraged; map out what you need for your bike and you’ll be on your way in no time.

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Cooper, Judith "Top Tips To Help You Find The Bicycle That’s Right For You." Top Tips To Help You Find The Bicycle That’s Right For You. 16 Aug. 2010. uberarticles.com. 31 Aug 2017 <http://uberarticles.com/recreation-and-sports/cycling/top-tips-to-help-you-find-the-bicycle-thats-right-for-you/>.

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