It’s A Matter
There’s only one way to buy a bike. Intelligently! Due diligence required.
The shop owner will help you, yes, but remember that he makes a living selling bikes. He is a business man, not a teacher. His primary goal is to move products. If he doesn’t, he won’t be around long.
To the unexposed customer, the most obvious way to select a bike is to try one out. Hop on it an see what happens. In fact, test-riding several bikes to find the ideal set of wheels is actually recommended by Bicycling.com, but I’m not so sure.
On the surface, that sounds like sage advice, but if you’re new to cycling you won’t know what to expect. [Read more…]