HOW TO CHOOSE A BIKE
Are you Thinking of Buying a Bicycle/Bike?Buying a bike depends on what kind of cycling you want to do. The table below will help you in choosing a bike:
|RIDING STYLE||BIKE TYPE|
|Weekend Warrior||Infrequent riding (once or twice a month, under 10kms).|
On road and on bike paths.
Riding to the local shops a few times a week.
|Riding Spin Bikes at |
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|Riding for general fitness or for cross training.||Flat Bar Road Bike|
|Cruising Around Town||Long easy rides (10 km +).|
Spending a whole afternoon riding on bike paths.
Mostly on road and a little bit of single track riding.
Fast riding but with comfort and enjoyment as a major factor.
|Commuter||Commuting, riding from point A to B on a regular basis e.g. commuting to and from work everyday.||Commuter Bikes|
|Dirt Devil||Off paved roads.|
Rough or bumpy trails.
Riding in the bush.
|Serious Off-Roader||Long distance cross country|
Riding rough terrain.
|Dual Suspension Mountain Bike|
|You Feel the Need, the Need for Speed!||Want to get into great shape from riding fast.|
Your only goal is to break the land speed record...on a bike.
Like to racing or riding competitively.