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The Right Bike for You
Want to buy a bike but don’t know where to start? Maybe a friend of yours recommends getting a certain bike, while another cycling friend insists that their bike is the best choice for you. Who do you listen to? Choosing the best bike for you can be confusing given the amount of choice. This article will help you decide the right bike, and if you need any help you’re welcome to pop into the shop and meet us. We help cyclists and new cyclists every day.
It takes only one ride on the wrong bicycle seat to demonstrate irrefutably that a good bicycle seat is paramount to regular bicycle riding. Even the shortest, smoothest ride can be painful and joyless if you bicycle has a bad seat on it.
What differentiates a good seat from a bad seat? It will differ between any two people, and it will differ especially between men and women. Our anatomies in the lower torso are made for strikingly different purposes, and it's pretty safe to venture that none of them include bike riding! Truth be told, the perfect bicycle seat has not yet been created. There are, however, some seats that are markedly better than others.
For most of us, well-intentioned and hobby cyclists who secretly believe we might the next Bradley Wiggins if we only had a few more hours a day to spend on our bicycles, buying a new road bike is tantamount to buying a road bike frame. It’s big deal.
The frame is what we're thinking of; something new and shiny and colourful, something we suspect even car drivers envy when they see us flash past them whilst they’re sitting in traffic. Truly, a road bike frame is a beautiful thing and part of the reason we love cycling.