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If you’re looking for beginner bikes, then you’re probably thinking about getting into the sport of cycling or interested in a new form of transport for getting around. One of the brilliant aspects of cycling is that it can be done on many different terrains and areas. You’ll find bikes suited to use on roads, cycling paths, gravel, or mountain trails. One of the easiest ways to work out which medium is best for you is to look at some sports in action. Many cycling sports are filmed and shown on television, making it easy to uncover what makes them attractive to new people. After you’ve had a look around and decided on which sport, or the type of terrain you’d prefer to ride on, you can narrow down the beginner bikes that are perfect for you.

When you’d like to test the bike on different terrains, there are some excellent hybrid bikes. Generally, a hybrid bike is an all-rounder bicycle and will ride well on varied surfaces. While you may not get the performance from a dedicated terrain bike, you’ll get a good feel for some riding styles. Usually, when buying beginner bikes, you won’t be looking for a high-end bicycle but rather something that gives you an entry point into the sport. After you’ve used it for some time, you may prefer to upgrade to a bike that offers more features so you can enhance your performance.

When starting to look for beginner bikes, consider how much you’d like to spend. Often when people are just starting, they prefer to choose a cheap road bike. Knowing your budget will help narrow down your bike choices further. After identifying the type of bike and how much you’d like to spend, you can narrow down your choices. The next step in choosing a new bike is picking the right size for your body. The easiest method for getting the right bike size for you is to measure your height and inseam. Using these measurements, you can work out the right bike frame size to fit you properly. Bike seats can be adjusted up and down to give you the perfect fit, so provided you select a bike in the correct range, you’ll find it fits quite well. When you have the type of bike, the right size, and how much you’d prefer to spend, you’ll find an excellent selection of bikes to look through. Usually, your first bike will offer you a good quality ride, and when you feel you’d like to improve (comfort, speed, etc.), you can upgrade the bike to an improved model.

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What are the different types of bikes?

When looking for beginner bikes, it can be a little overwhelming with all the bike types available. Luckily, bikes are often separated into a few easy categories. These categories are often based on the type of terrain the bike is best suited to be used on. Here are some of the main categories you’ll find for bikes:

  • Road bikes are designed for travelling on paved or sealed roads. Road bikes are commonly called racing bikes.
  • Mountain bikes are used explicitly for riding off-road. They are heavier and optimised for riding on rough terrain.
  • Gravel bikes are often labelled as adventure bikes and are suitable for riding on loose gravel and other mixed surfaces.
  • Urban or commuter bikes are primarily designed for riding in the inner city with short term commutes. Often, they will have storage areas for small pieces of luggage (e.g., laptop bags).
  • E-Bikes are bikes that have an inbuilt electric motor that can assist the rider. An E-Bike can operate fully under its own power, but the battery may not last as long. When choosing an E-Bike look for one that has enough power to get you where you need to go.

How to choose the best bikes for beginners?

Buying a bike is an excellent way to get started in this sport and boost your cardiovascular fitness. If you are looking for a bike to provide your everyday work commute, then check out the type of surface you’ll be riding on. Is your path to work paved, or is it loose gravel? Will you be riding up and down hills, or is it mostly flat? If you need a bike that will be loaded on public transportation, a compact bike may be a good choice. If you’d like the bike to do some of the work after a long day at the office, an e-bike (electric powered bike) may be a great idea.

When buying beginner bikes, you’ll ideally want to keep your investment lower than usual. To make sure you are still buying a good quality bike, you can look at some of the reviews left by other customers regarding that particular model. You may find that the lowest-priced model will be a good quality bike, but not much else. Having a base model bike will provide you with a good idea of what the brand can do, and then as you use it, you’ll uncover what addons or extras will improve your ride. After riding the bike for a few months, it can become clear what additional attributes you’ll need to make your ride better. While riding, you can also work out if something is on the bike you feel you do not need. Most manufacturers will have an entry point bike that is ideal for those getting into the sport or a suitable bike as a daily rider but does not usually contain any of the additional extras that many athletes require. Whichever bike you decide on, you’re sure to find it for the best price at the Bike Exchange online store.

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