There are lots of reasons to take 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 then there are those who choose to cycle because they simply love it. No matter what the reason is for choosing a bicycle, there are some things you should keep in mind before you decide. Choosing the right bicycle is more than just picking the one that's the best looking. This article gives you some tips and pointers to help you pick the bicycle that will be perfect for you.
It’s okay for fashion to affect the decision you make about your new bicycle. Our preferences are reflected in color and style choices. You’d be silly not to pay attention to these factors when getting your new bike. If your bike is only for looks, put style elements and fashion choices as your ultimate decision-makers. You really need to look at safety and comfort issues before any others. After ensuring both safety and comfort, see which ones you like the actual design of best. You will also need to consider which handlebars you want on your bike. As you probably know, there are many different types of handlebars. It's easier to handle a bike over rough terrain with handlebars that extend straight out. These handlebars will also distribute your weight over a big area. If you are going to be racing, however, you’ll want handlebars that are slimmer and that force you to lean forward to create a more streamlined effect, which can help you go faster on the road. For people who rarely use their bike they will want handlebars which allow the bike to be stored away efficiently, but which also offer some level useful site of comfort when cycling.
The angle of your seat (also called the saddle) is also important. There are a variety of options for tilting the bicycle seat. Most find that a flat seat can prove to be extremely uncomfortable, so they adjust it to their preference. Always choose the most comfortable position for your seat. You could leave it as it is, but the narrow part of the seat might not allow you to rest comfortably in a forward leaning position. There are many different factors to take into account when finding the right bicycle. Is this a bike you are going to be riding every single day or is it a bike you are only going to ride every now and them? At what height do you feel the most comfortable? Would you rather have room between your feet and the ground or would you rather be able to touch the ground with your feet when you come to a stop? These are some of the things you need to consider when choosing your bike.