4 tips on how to choose a good quality bicycle

One of the key reasons you are likely to enjoy cycling over driving is if you are able to select the best bike as this will greatly impact your experience. It’s therefore a good idea for you to have an idea of the type of bike you are looking for as this helps you with quality assurance. At the end of the day, you want to be influenced by quality and nothing less.

Therefore, here are 4 tips on how to choose a good quality bicycle.

Tip 1: Work on your knowledge of bikes

Different bike manufacturers design bikes for different purposes therefore you must ensure that you familiarize yourself with as many different types of bikes as possible so that you are better placed to know what kind of outdoor activities they are meant for.

Tip 2: You need to know what you intend to use the bike for

We are of course promoting sustainable transportation but we know your bike will have more uses other than just being your primary mode of transportation to work. It’s therefore a good idea for you to know how else you intend to use your bike so that you are able to go for a model that supports your various activities.

Tip 3: Always go for quality and not price

Different bicycle manufacturers will value their products differently depending on how premium they consider their brands to be as well as the value their bikes assure you in terms of service. This is one of those areas where cheap can end up being expensive if you decide to compromise on quality over price.

Tip 4: Ensure that it’s your size

Always make sure that the bike you purchase is your precise size as this is the only way you will get to enjoy a comfortable ride without straining your body. A bike that is either too small or too large for you will strain you therefore discouraging you from using it.

Last but not least, ensure that you give your new bike a test ride before you pay for it to ensure that it feels right before you spend your money.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our Velo City 2011 events.

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