Pointers to Help You Find the Right Bicycle

The preferred mode of transport has taken an unlikely turn in recent years. Cars were the king of the road, however we can now see a growing trend in the popularity of cycling as a main method of transport. Perhaps the trend can be put down to 'green' thinking, or maybe just the prices of gas are starting to get to people. Whatever the reason, there are more cyclists on the road than ever. Have you been tempted to use a bike for your everyday transport needs? If you have then there are several things you should look at when you do.

You want to first and foremost, ensure that you are able to come to a stop on your bicycle, and the key to that is selecting a bicycle that allows you to rest your feet flat on the ground, when you are sitting on the seat. There are those who say that this isn't the best way, though. It is their belief, that your time on your bicycle will be much more comfortable, if you allow your feet to remain several inches off the ground. If your feet are sitting flat on the ground while your butt is on the seat, this usually means that the seat is too close to the crossbar and will need to be adjusted for comfort. Also, if you find that more information your knees are bent when sitting on the bike, your knees are going to come up too high when you are pedaling your bike.

Will you need more bells and whistles for your bike to function optimally? A basket will help if you are planning to carry items on your bike. Will you need to transport a child? If so, you will need to find a bicycle that can safely support a baby seat. Do you think you'll ever tow anything behind the bike? Your new bike needs to support the weight of the trailer if this is your plan.

Where you set the angle of your seat is also something to consider. There are several angles you can tilt your seat at. Most people find a seat that is flat to be a bit too uncomfortable, so they tilt it the way that feels the best. 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. You need to consider several things when choosing your bicycle for the first time. Do you want to ride your bicycle every day or do you see yourself only riding it once in a while? Which height is most comfortable for you? 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.

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