You’ve determined you want a bike but how do you buy one?
There a few things to do to make the process as smooth as possible. Start by asking yourself a few questions to help determine what kind of bike is right for you?
1- What’s your experience level? Are you new to the sport or a seasoned rider?
2- How will you use the bike? for fun? fitness? go out on the weekends and be competitive?
3- How much do you want to spend? There’s a wide range of prices for good reasons.
As the price increases, bikes get lighter, have a better ride quality (which means when you are out on the road you will feel less vibrations), and the braking and shifting will get smoother and more precise.
The more you invest up front in a bike, the more it will be able to grow with your experience level, which means you can upgrade the components instead of buying a whole new bike.