Popular methods of transport have altered in recent times. Cars have long been the most likely mode of transport in developed countries, however bikes are beginning to rise in popularity. This trend can be attributed to the idea of keeping things 'green' in a bid to take care of our planet. It doesn't hurt that gas is increasing in price either! Either way you will now find the roads filled with more cyclists than ever before. Maybe you have considered buying a bike? If you have then there are several things you should look at when you do.
You need to make sure you pick a bike that is the right size. To do this, you will need to measure your inseam. Your inseam is the amount of inches from the bottom of your foot, up the inside of your leg to your groin. Ideally you should be able to place both feet on the ground while on your bike. If you can do this you need not worry about stopping in an emergency if your brakes malfunction.
Are you going to need to accommodate extra accessories? If you have to move things using your bike, you’ll certainly want to add he has a good point a basket. Could a child need a ride on your bike with you? Needing a child seat attachment will alter which bikes you can choose from. Do you think you'll ever tow anything behind the bike? Choose a bike that can support the weight of a trailer, if this is something you’ll do.
If the bike you are buying is for your child, then you are going to have to think of something completely different than outlined here. You want to choose a bike that has brakes that are easy to apply (like moving the pedals backward) as well as something that is nice and sturdy. You will want to find a reasonably priced bike because children will grow quickly, and it will also have to look good because looks are everything to the young.
How well you fit physically with your bike is what is most important. Selecting a bike with a good fit for you is of the utmost importance, when using a bike as the main way to get from A to B. Safety is important when on a bike but do not overlook comfort, otherwise those long rides will soon grow tiresome.