Looking to buy myself a bike.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:07 AM
I live in suburban Mansfield for the time, but I'd like to ride around here and occasionally take it to the city and ride around different places. So basically I'm looking for a road bike. Something not to expensive, either. 200$ or so.
What kind of bikes do you guy around here have? Would you recommend it? Single or multiple speeds? How much does weight matter? What else do I need to consider?
Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:54 AM
I'd recommend something with sturdy wheels and tires for our roads and curbs. Lightweight really does matter (to me at least) for a good ride. Multi speeds are nice, but add complexity and maintenance if that matters to you. Front shocks are nice, and disc brakes are better all-weather perfromance.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:25 AM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:25 PM
When you say road bike, do you mean classic road bike with drop bars, etc., or just something you can ride on the road? I would suggest hybrids- a blend of road bike and mountain bike features- usually a rigid frame (no suspension) with flat bars and relatively smooth (not knobby) tires. If you're riding the streets and roads around here, you may not want super-skinny road bike tires, but smooth tire treads will be good.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:16 PM
Single speed vs. Multi-speed. For me a multi-speed is better. Shifting gears to get up some of the hill's in the area makes things easier.
Make sure the bike fits you properly. Stand over the bike, there should be 1 to 2 inch gap between you and the bike frame.
Giant Bicycles is having a demo day at Trinity Park Saturday. Giant bicycles are built solid! very good quality.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:39 PM
For accessories I'll probably go to Trinity Cycles, I'd like to support local business regardless of price difference.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:43 PM
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