Tips On How To Shop For A Mountain Bike
There is no doubt that mountain biking is one of the most popular sports of today. It's a recreation choice for people of all ages, sizes and abilities. And why shouldn't it be? It's fun, healthy, and a great way to see the outdoors.
Buying an appropriate mountain bike, however, can sometimes be quite a complicated mission. With so many manufacturers around, with so many different types and brands it's sometimes difficult to choose. In this article we will take a look at what is important when buying a mountain bike.
First, you need to decide how much you're willing to spend on your new bike. Determine your price and try to look only at bikes within that range. Quality and prices can vary greatly, but always remember, you get what you pay for.
Next, you need to know what kind of riding will you do. There are different types of bikes designed for different terrains and riding styles. The main question is - where will you ride? Off road or mostly on paved surfaces. Full suspension, front suspension, or no suspension?
The next important thing is choosing the correct size. Size matters. If the bike doesn't fit you, it will ruin all the fun. Bikes are generally measured in frame size (inches). Depending on your height you should be able to determine what size frame will suit you. Most common sizes are: 17" (for people between 5'4" to 5'11"), 19" (5'11" to 6'2"), and 21" and up (taller than 6'2").
It's also important to know when the best times to buy are. Avoiding the main buying season, spring and summer, can save you quite a few dollars. Fall and winter months are the best for buying a new mountain bike. When new models come out, you can get great deals on older models.
And lastly, don't forget about the other essentials. You know, helmet, glasses, gloves, and very importantly - padded biking shorts. Happy riding!
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