So You Need a New Cycling Bicycle?

Some folks think there is nothing easier than picking a cycling bicycle. Many people just think finding a bike that looks good and is comfortable is all there is to picking the right bike. This is wrong, the fact is there are more things to consider these days than there was a few years ago. With cycling becoming more popular in almost every area of life (transportation, lifestyle, sports, hobbies) there are more bicycles than ever to choose from. It is popular in modern times to use a bike as a serious mode of transport. There are also plenty of families that cycle as a hobby. The following will explain how you find the best bike to suit your needs.

It’s okay for fashion to affect the decision you make about your new bicycle. We all like one color or style more than another. These preferences must be listened to when getting your next bike. Obviously, the style and fashion elements of the bicycle should not be your top priority (unless the bicycle is just for show). Evaluating your choices according to safety and comfort will be the best first step. When you’ve assembled some bikes that are both comfortable and safe, then look to see which you like the looks of better. The type of handlebars you choose is also important. There are plenty types of handlebars to choose from. Those handlebars which extend horizontally out offer great control for maneuvering. They are also better for home distributing your body weight over a larger area. For racing however you will want special handlebars, ones which are thinner and are positioned in such a way you can lean over them as you cycle. This is to lower wind resistance and will allow you to go faster. For those of us who only plan to use our bikes sporadically, you may wish to go with a handlebar style that is comfortable and yet easily stored away.

The angle of your seat (also called the saddle) is also important. You can tilt the seat any way you want it. What angle you tilt your seat at is solely going to depend on what position you find most comfortable. Continue to adjust your seat until it feels the best for you. You can always leave the seat in the position it is in, but you will most likely find it to be very uncomfortable to ride.

When you get a bike your main goal should be to find one that physically suits you. Selecting a bike with a good fit for you is of the utmost importance, when using a bike as the main way to get from A to B. You need to feel safe but also comfortable on your bike, otherwise you won't enjoy riding it!

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