There are lots of reasons to choose a bicycle as your primary means of transportation. Many of these reasons are not at all related with how you like to travel. Some people take up cycling in order to exercise. Others go cycling because they compete in it as a sport. And some people decide that they want to take up cycling as a hobby with their family and friends. No matter your reason for needing to choose a bicycle, you need to consider a number of different things in order to choose the one that is right for you. These tips are intended to help you along your way.
One way to choose the bike that fits you is to sit on the bike and see if your feet will rest flat on the floor, in case you need to stop yourself. There are experts who state that this isn't a good way to choose a bike, however. 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. You will likely find that the seat will rest too near the crossbar, if, when you sit on the seat, your knees are bent with your feet flat on the ground, which is an indication that the seat needs to be raised. Also, if you find that your knees are bent when sitting on the bike, your knees are going to come up too high content when you are pedaling your bike.
Will you need more bells and whistles for your bike to function optimally? If you will need to transport things with your bike, you’ll need a basket. Will you be travelling with a child? Needing a child seat attachment will alter which bikes you can choose from. If towing something behind the bike, your need will change again. 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. You can tilt the seat any way you want it. You might find that a perfectly flat seat is a little uncomfortable and that you prefer to lean forward a little bit. Adjust your seat so that this is possible. 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. There are a lot of criteria to use when deciding which cycling bicycle is right for you. Are you going to be riding your bicycle every day or riding it only when you feel the urge to? What height makes you feel the most comfortable? 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? You will need to consider each of these things when choosing your bicycle..