Popular methods of transport have altered in recent times. Cars were the king of the road, however we can now see a growing trend in the popularity of cycling as a main method of transport. Perhaps this because the last couple of decades have seen a major shift in the popularity of “living green.” Maybe it is because the cost of gas is just too high. Either way there are now more bikes on the road then ever before. Maybe you have been pondering purchasing a bike? Here are some hints to help you choose the cycling bicycle that is right for you.
We’d be misleading you if we didn’t admit that fashion does impact your decision. Our preferences are reflected in color and style choices. You’d be silly not to pay attention to these factors when getting your new bike. Looking good will be a great benefit of getting your new bike, but don’t let fashion choices be the guiding decisions factors. Check to see how your bicycle choices rate for both safety and comfort at the very beginning of your search. After ensuring both safety and comfort, see which ones you like the actual design of best. You shouldn't ever sit the seat at the lowest setting, which means sitting on the crossbar. Be sure to consider these few necessary inches between the seat and the crossbar, when you are out bicycle shopping. The added space between you and the crossbar, afforded by raising the seat slightly, will make a positive impact on your level of comfort. You want to be able to sit on the bike and place your foot on the pedal at the lowest position, and almost be able to fully extend your leg.
You also want to make sure you leave some room between you and the crossbar of your bike. When choosing a bike move the seat so it is a couple of inches above the crossbar. Sit on it and make sure you can rest your feet flat to the ground. You will want to leave different clearance lengths depending on the type of bicycle you are buying. For example a touring bike will require around an inch. If you are buying a mountain bike you’ll want more—three inches or so between you and the crossbar.
Your main priority is the physical fit of your bike. If you intend to use your bike a lot, perhaps go as your main method of transport, it is important you keep this in mind. You want to feel comfortable and safe as you travel from one point to another.