Are you ready to become a cyclist?
This is the 1st tip in our series: “7 Road Bike Shopping Basics” which is also available as a FREE eBook at www.GearedUp.biz/ebooks/7-road-bike-shopping-basics
Or, perhaps you are ready to get back into biking? We want to make sure that you’re savvy to the current world of cycling. When shopping for a triathlon bike, keep in mind you’re also shopping for a bike shop.
Ask yourself these important questions when deciding where you should purchase your bike:
- Is this shop making an effort to understand my needs, and what type of cyclist I am, or do they seem to just be pitching today’s special?
- Do they assure that the bike fits me?
- Is this shop the sort of place I feel comfortable bringing my bike back to if something’s not quite right?
Remember, the most expensive triathlon bike you can buy is the one you don’t use!
Be a savvy cyclist when you set off to shop.
Having knowledge about bikes before you get into the shop is very important.
You’ll know the appropriate questions to ask the salesman, and can better estimate if they are truly concerned with finding the perfect bike for your individual needs.
A bicycle is composed of many important parts.
- The frame
- The wheels
- The transmission system (gears and shifters)
- The braking system
- The steering
- The seat
Once you’ve narrowed down your selection to a bike or two that you really like, you’re going to want to take it for a test drive.
You will likely be require you to have a valid driver’s license, and some may require a charge card authorization before you take the bike out for a spin.