Criteria to Use when Buying a Cycling BicycleMost people assume picking the right bike is an easy task. They think that all they have to do is pick out which bicycle looks the prettiest to them and allows them to sit comfortably. This is wrong, the fact is there are more things to consider these days than there was a few years ago. Cycling is increasing in popularity in many areas of life, such as sports, hobbies, transport etc. we now have many different bikes to choose from. In recent times a trend has emerged of people riding bikes as their main method of transport. While many people cycle as a hobby. Here is how you choose the right cycling bicycle for your needs.
The first thing you need to do is try the bicycle on for size, meaning sit on it and make sure that your feet are still flat on the floor so you will be able to stop yourself. Some experts, however, say that this is not a good idea. They state the best way to choose a bike is to leave a few inches between your feet and the ground so you can have a more comfortable ride. The seat will usually sit a little low and too close to the crossbar if you are able to bend your knees while your feet are on the ground and your backside is on the bicycle’s seat. Also, if you find that your knees are bent when sitting on the bike, your knees are going to come up too high when you are pedaling your bike.
For a road bike you should take away 9" from the inseam measurement you took earlier. This is down to the tires a road bike equips. City riding is done with thin tires, designed to work perfectly with the smooth concrete roads and sidewalks you find in a city. You will want to subtract 12" for a mountain bike. The tires on a mountain bike are not the same as a road bike. Mountain bike tires are thicker than road bike tires, designed for rocky terrain. You can use mountain bikes for city cycling, but the opposite is not true and they are nowhere near as good on city streets as road bikes.
Where you set the angle of your seat is also something to consider. There are a variety of options for tilting the bicycle seat. You might find that a perfectly flat seat is a little uncomfortable and that you prefer to lean forward a little bit. Find the position that will be most comfortable to you, and stick with it. Choosing to ride web with the seat flat, will likely make for a less accommodating cycling experience, as the narrow section of the seat will be bothersome when you lean forward. As you can see, there are many things to take into consideration when deciding on the perfect bicycle for you. The durability of a bike may be the most important thing depending on how you intend to use it. You may simply be looking for the bike least likely to malfunction because you rely on it to get around. Some people have to think very seriously about the price they are paying for a bike. Be sure to shop around before taking the final decision and parting with your cash. Do some research and steer clear of buying the first bike you come across.