In the last couple of decades a major shift has been happening in transportation. More and more people are leaving the car behind in favor of the bicycle, in the west the car reigned supreme but we are now seeing a growth in popularity of the bike. Perhaps the trend can be put down to 'green' thinking, or maybe just the prices of gas are starting to get to people. Either way there are now more bikes on the road then ever before. Have you been thinking about getting a bicycle? Here are some hints to help you choose the cycling bicycle that is right for you.
We’d be lying if we tried to tell you that fashion shouldn’t play into your choice. Favorite colors and styles show in our choices. These are going to come into play when you are shopping for your bicycle. Using style and fashion preferences as your main criteria is silly, unless you are only getting a bike to look good. Check to see how your bicycle choices rate for both safety and comfort at the very beginning of your search. But once you have found the safest and most comfortable bicycles, there is no reason you shouldn’t narrow down your choice further by how the bike appeals to you visually. You shouldn't keep the bicycle seat at the lowest setting, either. You want to adjust it up a few inches and take those inches into account when you are choosing your bike. Adjusting your seat up a few inches will give you more clearance between you and the crossbar of your bicycle, which can add quite a bit of comfort to your ride. The goal here is to create a height with your seat so that when your pedal is at its lowest position your leg should be almost (but not quite) fully extended.
The number of gears you’ll use will also affect your choice. Choose according to how you’ll ride; mountainous areas require more gears than flat land areas do. A bike isn’t better just because it has more gears than another. The truth is that you might not need all of those different gears. Save your money for a different feature you’ll really use. If your bike is going to be the main means of view it travel for you, you absolutely must get the number of gears you need for the situations in which you’ll ride. Several different factors play into how you are going to choose the right bicycle. Are you going to be using your bike every day or will you only be riding every so often? What height makes you feel the most comfortable? Do you prefer your feet to rest flat on the ground or do you like to have some room between them and the ground when you are sitting on the bicycle’s seat? These are some of the things you need to consider when choosing your bike.