How to Buy a Bike

Looking to trade your four wheels in for two? This guide's for you.

You will need

  • A budget
  • Research
  • Measurements
  • Test rides

Step 1 Decide on a budget Decide how much you are willing to spend for your new bike. This will narrow down the hundreds of possible choices to a more manageable list.

Step 2 Determine riding habits Narrow down your list by determining where you will do most of your riding – city streets, mountain trails, or a combination of the two.

Step 3 Research Research the best place to buy your new bike by looking for shops that have the best deals and carry the models you are looking for.

Step 4 Get measured Get measured by a professional salesperson to ensure you find the best fit and most comfortable bike for your particular anatomy.

Step 5 Test it out Test several bicycle before making your decision and have the salesperson adjust your bike to make your ride safer and more enjoyable.