Cycling - Choosing a Bicycle

Here's the thing - you can exercise, commute to work or run errands on practically any type of bicycle. However, for practical purposes, it is always better to get a bicycle that suits your specific needs or activity. Have no fear though - there are only six types of bicycle (excluding electric bikes) out there, so you will only need several minutes to understand all of your options.

After selecting the type of bicycle, think about how much you want to spend. The prices vary greatly, so never start bicycle shopping until you've settled on a budget. Otherwise, you run the risk of buying the first great and expensive bike you laid eyes on.

Remember to test out the bicycle at the shop. Pay attention to the seat's comfort level; buy a different seat if needed. Inspect the brakes and position of the lights. Consider a basket as well- whether you need one.