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Bike: Finding The Right One

It is incredibly important that a person purchases a bike that meets all their wants and needs. First of all you want to decide if there is a specific reason why you are looking to purchase a bike. For example are you going to use your bike to get to work? Perhaps you are planning to do some off road biking or plan on purchasing a bike in order to ride long distances. If you are made well aware of what type of bike is going to meet your personal needs you are going to be able to avoid a common problem faced by many looking to buy a new bike. This dilemma is not being well informed before making a bike purchase and ending up with a style of bicycle that does not meet your needs at all. Bikes are available to consumers in a number of different styles in order to accommodate for different body shapes, a wide assortment of accessories that can be used to mold the bike to your individual needs and a wide range of prices for different styles of bikes.

There are a few different styles of bikes available to consumers and each style has its own features and benefits.

Here is a brief description of each bike.

Road Bike: A Road Bike is very striking and lightweight. Road bikes were outlawed in the year 1934 because they were considered to be too fast. However over the years they began to make a real comeback. The style of a road bike makes it perfect of recreational riding, traveling to work in the city or enjoying a leisurely ride down a country road.

Mountain Bike: Mountain Bikes are made to be able to keep up their power while being lightweight and well built. The simple, straight forward riding position of a Mountain Bike makes it an excellent choice for recreational riding as well as riding on advanced trails lots of rocks and dips along the road.

Touring Bikes: A Touring bike is made for those planning on traveling on more intense terrain. A touring bike is very similar in appearance to a bike built for racing however touring bikes are a bit sturdier. Due to advances in bike building technology, touring bikes are manufactured to be very light in weight while being able to hold up while being ridden over very intense roads.

City/Commuting Bikes: A Commuting bike is built solely for use on the asphalt. A City Bike is ideal for those looking for alternative means of transportation to their job as long as you do not have a lot of items to transport along with you.

Cruiser/Tandem/Comfort: A Cruiser Bike is the perfect choice for those looking for a bike simply to ride along easy terrain. This style of bike is a wonderful choice for families that wish to bike together. A tandem bike is also a fantastic choice for families or even couples that wish to enjoy a bike ride together.

So before you purchase a bike make sure to consider your specific desires. Once you are sure of where you will be going with your bike you will be better informed and able to select the bike that is perfect for you.

Submitted by:

James Brown


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