Top Tips for Choosing Your Perfect Bike

So you’re looking to buy a bike? Great! Cycling is a fantastically fun activity that can keep you fit and save you money.

You make the journey to you local bike shop, or online retailer full of promise but when you arrive you are left completely baffled! Its amazing how many types there are to choose from isn’t it? 

So you’re looking to buy a bike? Great! Cycling is a fantastically fun activity that can keep you fit and save you money.

You make the journey to you local bike shop, or online retailer full of promise but when you arrive you are left completely baffled! Its amazing how many types there are to choose from isn’t it? 

We’ve put together some important factors to consider before you make your purchase.

1. Where will you be riding?

Its important to consider where it is that you will be riding your bike. If you live down bumpy muddy lanes then a road bike may not be the most comfortable option for you. Take some time to think about where you will most be using your bike and try and think which bike would work best in those conditions. 

2. What style of riding most interests you?

Are you a die hard road racing fan, or do you prefer the adrenaline of racing down forest hills at speed? It’s important to consider which type of cycling most interests you, as its likely this is the type you are actually going to want to do! Choose a bike in the field of cycling that most interests you to ensure that you get good use out of it.

3. What’s your budget?

Another important thing to consider before you buy a bike, is how much you actually have to spend. Make sure you choose a realistic budget for the type of bike you want, and figure out how much you are going to use it. There’s no point spending £1,000 on a nice road bike only to use it to go and get a paper from your local Co-op

4. Will you carry any luggage? 

Another important thing to consider when you are buying a bike is how much you think you will be carrying with you when you’re riding. If you are planning on riding to work, you will probably be taking a change of clothes, possibly your laptop and some lunch. Most decent bikes allow bags to be attached, however there is a chance that some won’t so make sure you check this before you make a purchase. 

5. Will you us it? 

Another good question to ask yourself. Will you actually use your bike? This relates back in to your budget too; Is there really any point in spending a lot of money if you are only planning on using your bike a few times a year? 

That’s all the tips we have for now, we hoped they helped!

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