You’ve come to the point where you’re contemplating what kind of bike to get for yourself. You’re probably at this point because you have a friend who is a “real cyclist” and you’re curious about what kind of bike he/she rides.
It’s a good thing you are getting the picture. A bike is not a bike until it is correctly fitted to your own personal needs and riding style.
To tell you what kind of bike to get, I’d like to tell you a little story about a friend of mine that needed a new bike. I didn’t know what to suggest and I couldn’t really think of anything to suggest.
So I told him what my personal preferences were. I suggested that he get a road bike. He was pretty skeptical, but I did give him some options and his only suggestion was to get a cheap bike.
At this point, I really didn’t know what to think about this, as I knew that he had personal preferences. It could be due to his being a roadie. So I decided to check out his bike. In this case, it was an all-road mountain bike.
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I couldn’t believe how inexpensive it was. Of course, there were all kinds of advantages to riding this bike that I had never even thought about, but more importantly, it was the perfect bike for someone who didn’t want to pay too much money for a bike.
There is a time to be a rider that just does it for the love of the sport and that time is after they have learned what they like, or maybe before they’ve figured out what they want. I am going to guess that when he got the bike, he immediately began riding it more than he had before. He soon began considering buying a bike that would fit his budget.
That’s what kind of bike should I get? The answer to this question can be difficult to get. There are a few things that you’ll want to keep in mind when it comes to getting the right bike for your own specific needs.
First, you’ll want to figure out if you’ll be a long ride rider or just someone who just wants to hit the town or the neighborhood on occasion. The best bikes will allow you to do either. So don’t be scared to experiment.
Next, you’ll want to get a bike with a good quality suspension and brakes. If you are an occasional rider and you are only going to be riding for short distances, then you may want to stick with bikes that have low-maintenance parts and smaller wheels. If you’re a long ride rider, you may want to try bikes with higher-maintenance parts and larger wheels.
Last, you’ll want to find a bike that is light and comfortable. Ideally, the bike should have a saddle that you can shift up and down without having to take the entire saddle off of your back and place it back on.
It’s really not that hard to figure out what kind of bike to get. Just remember to experiment and find what you like.