Buying a new bike can be so beneficial for you – and from so many points of view! From the fact that your health will benefit from biking around the town to the fact that you will save a lot of money on transportation, everything about being a “bicycle driver” is an excellent choice. What’s more, biking can be very environmentally-friendly as well, so aside from helping your own health and pockets, you will also be helping Mother Nature “restore” itself to its former self.
What are the most important things to check before buying a new bike, though? Read here and find out more.
Never go out to search for a product (of any kind) without knowing what your budget is. This is one of the first and most important things to do if you want to make sure you don’t spend too much and if you want to narrow down your list of options to a handful few that really suit your pockets.
Establish a clear budget – you will most likely find a bike to fall within the range you need.
New vs. Second Hand
Decide on whether you want a brand new bike or a second hand one. Truth be told, there’s not much of a difference between these two types of bikes, but if you really want your bike to feel like yours and if you want it to feel brand new, you can definitely opt for this version. Otherwise, a second hand bike will do all the things a new one does as well – as long as you make sure to check it for potential flaws, of course.
The type of bike
Decide very clearly what you want to do with this bike. Do you plan on competing against other bikers? Or do you simply want to have an easy and free means of transportation at your disposal? Are you going to use this on a daily basis or not that often?
There are many types of bikes (from those designed for Mountain Biking to those designed for city use), so it is important to know what you expect from your two-wheeled vehicle too. Otherwise, you may end up feeling overwhelmed with the wide range of options you have – and this can lead to rushed decisions as well.
Do you prefer your bike to be taller or shorter? Do you prefer a certain position of your back while biking? These things matter a lot. If you don’t buy a bike that feels comfortable for you, you will most likely end up with it in a garage (or selling it to someone else). On the other hand, buying a bike that really feels like you will help you stick to your new, healthy, inexpensive and environmentally-friendly habit.
Don’t rush and take your time. There’s absolutely no need to hurry up into buying something, so analyse your options very well and settle on that which suits you the very best.