In the last couple of decades a major shift has been happening in transportation. Before the car was transport of choice but recently however the use of push bikes has become increasingly popular. This could be because down to the prices of gas and running a car, or perhaps people are deciding to care more for the planet. Either way you will now find the roads filled with more cyclists than ever before. Have you been tempted to use a bike for your everyday transport needs? If you have been thinking about using a bike as your main mode of transportation, or just thinking about getting one for fun, there are a few things you need to think about.
It’s okay for fashion to affect the decision you make about your new bicycle. Favorite colors and styles show in our choices. These are going to come into play when you are shopping for your bicycle. Obviously, the style and fashion elements of the bicycle should not be your top priority (unless the bicycle is just for show). Excellent safety and comfort should be the first criteria met by your new bike. Then, when safety and comfort have been secured, choose your favorites according to their visual appearance.
Are you going to need to accommodate extra accessories? A basket will help if you are planning to carry items on your bike. Will a child ever be transported on your bike? If so, you will need to find a bicycle that can safely support a baby seat. Have you ever considered pulling anything behind your bike? Your new bike needs to support the weight of the trailer if this is your plan.
The angle of your seat (also called the saddle) is also important. 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. Continue to adjust your seat until it feels the best for you. Choosing to ride 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.
So many options are available to you as you shop for a new bike. You have innumerable decisions to make as you choose how safe a bike to buy, as well as one that is news pleasing to the eye. If you feel like you are being deluged by choices, you are perfectly normal. You can rest assured that by doing minimal research into your options, you’ll make the perfect decision for you.
Take your time to learn about your options before you shop. It’s the best answer for easier shopping.