There are three things you need to have if you want to buy a bike. Firstly, you should be able to ride a bike and have proper licensing. Secondly, you should have all the safety gear ready, and we can’t begin to stress the importance of safety when it comes riding a bike. Thirdly and quite possibly the most important thing is to commit to the whole process. Here in this article, we have explored the things you need to look into before buying a bike. Since we have gone over the necessities, let’s start things off.
- You have to decide what sort of bike you want to buy. With the boom in the economy, bike companies have built niche after niche when it comes to the type of bike you can buy. They have expanded on three primary verticals, which are on-road, off-road and mix. So our advice is that you decide which primary vertical you fall under. Once that is out of the way, you can explore various subgroups within the vertical to figure out which bike suits your needs.
- Bike riding can put a lot of stress on your back, neck and spine. There are a number of things that need to be in order, for you to have a great experience. So before you invest in an expensive acquisition, we advise you to check out the ergonomics of the bike. If the bike you’re buying is ergonomically stable then go for it; if it isn’t, look for something similar that is a lot more stable. And we insist that you do your research when it comes to the ergonomic side of the bike. You might think that a test drive can clear things up for you but in reality ergonomics is a long-game. A test drive might go great, but a poorly designed bike might cause a lot of harm in the long run.
- Saddle height is the big talk these days and rightly so. A lot of bike companies are building bikes that are designed for shorter people and women. A high saddle might look cool, but it can be a horrible experience for long drives and for people who have to sit behind you while you drive. So when you go check out the bike in a showroom, make sure to see if the saddle altitude is ideal for you.