Tips For Buying An Ideal Bicycle

A ride on a bicycle tends to take one to flashback memory when as youngsters bicycle ride to schools with friends was an enjoyable affair. Thanks to the rising petrol price, today people opt for bicycle rides more often.

Another reason for popularity of bicycle is unlike bikes and four-wheelers, it does not pollute the environment. It requires nearly zero maintenance. Bicycle rides are considered to be a very form of exercise to burn out the extra calorie. Sport events like Tour de France inspires people for bicycle ride. If you are a bike enthusiastic looking out to buy a new bike for serious training or a casual rider who wants to have a bike for lazy Sunday family ride, this article justifies your need.

Bicycles are of various types. Thought eh basic structure remains same, the machinery as well as pick up power will be different depending upon the long and short distance riding. For example, the pick up power of street riding bicycles are different from that of race riding bikes. The trekking or expedition bikes come with stronger surcupture. Now even hybrid bicycles are available in foldable manner for easy transportation in a narrow area.

Similarly another category of bicycles are all terrain bicycles which are suitable for every occasion. Bicycles are manufactured specific to gender because traditionally, women are short and tend to have a shorter reach. Hence the top tubes are slanted to make it easier to dismount even in a skirt. The suspension may be specially adjusted with more expensive bikes.

Before buying you should decide which type of bicycle suits your need. One of the most important things to consider while buying a bicycle is to check if the bicycle fits as per your height or not lest the whole money invested on a new bike will be a total waste. It would be better if you go for a test ride to check if you are comfortable with the size of the bicycle. Do not worry; even if you are considerably shorter in height, there is bike for every size. You just need to choose one as per your height. Make sure to choose the saddle according to your pelvis shape. You can go for changing the saddle, if the one in bike does not fit you.

Gears are important component of bicycles. So double check the gear to ensure that it runs properly . Brakes and wheel come next in the consideration while buying a new bicycle. Never go in for cheap bargain. An expert and CyTech qualified sales man can guide you better while buying a new bicycle. These days, so many online shops sell bicycles and that too on attractive price.

However, it is not advisable to go in for online buying which are never seen or never tried for who knows they might be second hand or have faulty body parts. While buying a new bicycle, it is always a good idea to buy other safety accessories such as helmet, knee-pads, gloves which are a must while riding a bicycle.

People take it for granted that bicycle riding is a safer option as compared to electronic bikes. However, a considerable number of people die every year in road accident because of careless riding of bicycle. So always abide by the traffic rule. The city roads are not meant for bicycle racing. So avoid riding through red light when there is cross traffic.

If you are riding at night, a front headlight is mandatory for your bicycle. Use loud horn so that you can signal other vehicles while overtaking them. Always drive to the farthest left side, so that you can avoid the chance of being hit by a lorry or speeding cars. If you take care of these certain things, your can enjoy a safe bicycle riding!

— Roberto Sedycias

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