Choosing a new bike is no easy task. In recent times, the sport of biking has revolutionized. The old choice of size has been overtaken by technological advancements and more material choices, to make purchasing one so complicated. This makes purchasing a new bike a tough decision. It is quite tricky deciding, with real consequences. You need to ask yourself a few things.
Your frequent biking ground will determine which bike to settle on. It may be for heavy trail use, or light commuting purposes. Keep in mind, there are two categories of bikes, that is road and mountain bikes. The construction of road bikes ensures their light enough for speed. There aerodynamic body style fits well with performance minded individuals. They have narrow and smooth tires for precision on paved roads. They are ideal for exercising or light weekend use. Mountain bikes have excellent suspension setups, to aid in absorbing the bounces and jolts of dirt trails and rocky terrain. They may function on paved roads, but their performance is limited due to their bulk, and thick heavy wheels with large threads. Choose the right type of bike. Or settle on a hybrid bike, which will be fast and light, while able to handle rough terrain.
Bikes can either be cheap, costing a few hundreds, to being extremely expensive, costing more than tens of thousands. Spend only within your means. Consider also the purpose of your purchase. Those who wish to go trial riding have their choice cut out. This bike will be expensive, but will serve you well. If you intend to do light biking, do not spend a lot.
Your choice of parts matters. Getting one with a lower range of gears works well for mountain climbing. There are two types of suspension setups; hard trail and full. full suspension setups are for heavy mountain biking, while hard trail works for minimal camping needs. Disc-brakes work better than v-brakes for frequent campers.
The choice of seat to fit is also important. In normal conditions, a padded, pillow top saddle is all that is required. But for extreme mountaineering, a gel padding is necessary, as it molds to your body to absorb shock, aiding in overall rising comfort. Find a base that will cover your bottom well.
The bike frame size you settle on should fit your body size. This will ensure comfort and control when riding. Refer to a bike sizing chart, to avoid purchasing a bike that will be uncomfortable to use.
How you choose other camping equipment is the same way you need to invest your time when selecting a bike. No matter where you intend to use your bike and for how long, you need to choose well.