Before you make your way to the bike shop, the first consideration is the purpose of the new two-wheeler. The drive to work or uphill and downhill through the grounds – the selection of suitable wheels is great.
Before buying a new or used bike, it is important to consider carefully what purpose the bicycle is used for. Do I want to go to work or go shopping with my bicycle? Do I make long trips by bicycle? Do I use my bicycle as a sports equipment or am I a lot off-road? Each purpose places different demands on the wheel because not all wheels are equally well suited for the different uses.
Bicycles are roughly divided into the following types:
The rugged wheels are easy to ride thanks to an upright seating position and thick tires. They are very well suited for shorter trips and shopping trips. Due to its low price, the city bike is an optimal everyday bike.
The trekking bike looks very similar to a mountain one but is not suitable for off-road use. Trekking bikes are ideal for more sporty riders looking for a more moderate alternative to mountain biking. Whether you need longer trips to work, more demanding tours or a bike holiday – trekking bikes are a bicycle for almost any occasion, as long as you ride with them on solid ground.
Whether city or terrain – mountain bikes are at home almost everywhere. The wide and coarse-grained tires provide a good grip in the field even on the difficult ground. The circuit with up to 27 gears allows taking almost any slope. Even in the city, the mountain bike is now established as a means of transport: cobblestones or potholes make the tire nothing and the suspension dampens many a bumpy road surface.
The lightweight sports equipment with the narrow tires is designed for driving on paved roads. Thanks to the aerodynamic posture, you can reach high speeds even on long journeys. However, one must make compromises on ride comfort – as an everyday vehicle, the road bike is limited and not recommended.
After the decision on the type of bicycle, which you want to buy, has fallen, should next go the way to the retailer. Even if many hardware stores or discounters lure buyers with cheap bargains, nothing beats the detailed advice of a two-wheeler.
In the shop, all questions about the new bike are answered and a test drive is possible. And in addition to the quality of the bike itself, the specialist shop offers extensive high-quality accessories. Beware: In spring and autumn, at the beginning and end of the cycling season, there are also in the specialty store one or the other low-priced offer.