Buying a Road Bike – online Guide
If you’re looking to buy cheap road bikes, there are a few things you should keep in mind before buying a road bike. The fact is, most people don’t take note of some important factors to consider about the bikes while buying a road bike. The factors I’m talking about are its appearance, weight, comfortability, the brand reputation and more. Read the following buying a road bike guide to find more detailed information on each.
Factors to Note While Buying a Road Bike
Appearance of the Road Bike
First, look at the bike and ask yourself, “does this look appealing?” How’s the design of the bike? Additional useless add-on’s may add to confusion. For the beginners, I’d recommend just sticking to ‘simple’ designs and avoiding extra weird add-on’s that can cause problems for you. Remember – the simpler, the better.
Weight of the Bike
It’s important you find the weight comforting enough. When I tested Vilano Drift for reviewing on Hubpages, I found it was quite lightweight. And because of its excellent pick up and lightweight, it made me feel like I’m “flying”. Yep – the weight factor matters a lot if you want to “enjoy” your bike riding experience. Be sure you take proper note of weight when buying a road bike.
Is the Road Bike comfortable?
There are many things further that count to personal comfort with the road bike. For one, you’ve got to make sure the size of the bike is suited for your personal comfort. Road bikes come in all sorts of sizes and shapes, to be honest. Take enough time to find the bike that suits you the best – that you feel most comfortable riding. It will be very well worth it.
This is also where most people go wrong. Just because you like the colour or the brand of the road bike doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be comfortable riding the bike, unless you actually feel the size, seat and other features are perfect for you.
Speaking of the seat, the seat also needs to be comfortable. It’s probably obvious enough, but very crucial. Sit on the seat and ride and ask yourself, “can I keep sitting on this seat and ride for more than half an hour with ease?” If not, get another one. You want a road bike that you’ll love. Don’t over-complicate it.
You’ve also got to be comfortable with gears and the brakes. First make sure you know yourself whether you want a bike with gears or not. If yes, find one with perfect gear ratio. As for the brakes, be sure it’s smooth enough and stops just like you want it to.
So wait, which road bike should you buy?
I’ve written about road bikes a lot before on this and other websites. Anyway, one of my favorite road bikes are Vilano bikes. You may also wanna check out my Vilano Tuono review on Squidoo that I recently published. And here’s an Amazon widget of some of the highly recommended road bikes:
If you dig any bike in the above widget, click on it and it will take you to Amazon page of the road bike where you’ll find all the details along with user reviews.
For any queries or feedback, feel free to leave a comment. I hope you found my ‘buying a road bike guide’ useful!