When thinking about the purchase of a bicycle there are many different factors to consider before making your decision. First, we must think about the type of use we will be going to give the bike. This is the most important consideration to have before deciding on your bicycle. There are many different options of models of bicycles in the market, all with different characteristics for all kinds of riders. From super-fast and light road bikes to high endurance mountain bikes, there is a special bicycle for everyone.
Another very important consideration is knowing the size for your bike, this will make a difference both in your performance and comfort while pedaling.
Finally there are several details that complement a good choice when purchasing a bike. Choose between a rigid tandem bike, brakes or v-brake discs, clips or pedals certainly are some of the biggest dilemmas when making a decision.
This article will not provide a magic formula to solve these questions, but as a guide to establish pros and cons of these elements and thus making it easier to choose the right bicycle based on your own requirements.
If you are interested in mountain bike it is of highly importance to choose the right suspension, the choice between a double or rigid bike can be a major dilemma.
Certainly both have their pros and cons; and we cannot say that one is better than the other. So our decision will depend largely on budget, taste and preferences when it comes to riding.
V Brake vs Disc Brakes
Although today most bikes have disc brakes, both systems should be considered; and as everything will depend on the use you’ll give your bike to make the best choice. The V brakes are generally cheaper and lighter than most disc brakes. Even for the price of a basic disk brakes you can buy a good quality V BRAKE perhaps giving you better results. Obviously the disc brakes are more effective, but if you’ll give the bike an urban or recreational use, maybe you consider the V BRAKES instead since they are lighter and of course much cheaper.
Clips and Pedals
Surely if you want to maximize your energy and improve your performance clips are the best choice. If you have not yet tried to use clips for fear of falling or because you think you will not be able to get your foot off in difficult situations, you should consider it again! With clips definitely the long term benefits are notorious, in the other hand the disadvantage is the time of getting used to them.
Choosing the Right Size
Something very important when buying a bicycle is to pick the right size so that suits your body proportions, as this affects both pedaling efficiency, comfort and even safety of the rider.