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If you are thinking about buying a mountain bicycle for the first time you might want to check the best bicycle reviews first. These will point you in the right direction for price and show you the newest models.

Here are a few items to consider as you look at the reviews and maybe head to your bicycle shop to test ride some mountain bicycles.

It is a good idea to set yourself a price and then stick to it.

When it comes to buying a new bicycle the sky is the limit when it comes to how much you can spend. It is also very easy to get swept up by the salesperson’s hype once you are actually on the sales floor. It works best to establish your price limit while doing your research as doing so also gives you realistic expectations as to the type of bicycle within your price range.

Avoid The Chain Stores

There are many reasons to avoid big chain stores when selecting your best bicycle. First, bicycles sold at these places may look like well-equipped full suspension off-road bicycles but if you look carefully there is almost certainly a label affixed somewhere on the frame stating the bike is not intended for off-road use. Secondly, in effort to keep prices low, materials are often much lower grade, more prone to fail, and are much heavier than those products sold at a bike shop. Finally, a competent bicycle shop is not only able to advise you in your choice of bike but they will also be able to service the bike once it requires tuning.

What Kind of Riding Do You Want To Do?

Mountain bikes these days are designed for many different riding styles and terrain and this trend increases with each year. It is essential that you figure out what type of riding you will be doing most of the time. Will you be riding paved bike trails with only occasional off-road conditions, going up steep mountain climbs, cross-country racing, or hitching a ride on the ski lift to the top of the  Fahrradladen Siegen mountain and then careering down on your bike? As the market becomes more and more specialized, your research and questions to ask the salesperson become even more important.

Do You Need Suspension?

Perhaps one of the most common questions troubling beginners is whether or not full suspension is required to get the most out of the riding experience. A full suspension bicycle will give you a smoother ride, but it will be a bit heavier and more expensive. A front suspension bicycle or “hard tail” will be easier to pedal uphill and to maintain but it will be harder on your back as it is not designed for real tough terrain.

Ask to test ride as many bicycles as you can in your price range and riding style category. You will find that some bikes will just feel correct while others (even of the same size or style) do not. The only way to know for sure if you’re making the right move is to get a feel for what works with you specifically.

Mountain Bikes

As their name implies, mountain bikes are more popular for off-road bicycling. Compared to road bicycles, these bikes are extremely strong considering that they would be used on tough roads and terrain. The tires have knobby treads and have good suspension designed to absorb shock.

Hybrid Bikes

When you would most likely use your bike for city riding, then hybrid bikes are for you. These bikes are actually a combination of mountain bikes and road bicycles. Its seats and handlebars are upright, almost like a women’s road bike but it offers more speed than a regular mountain bike.

Comfort Cruiser Bikes

These bikes are also known as touring bikes or beach bikes. They are known for their wide tires, upright handlers, and their gear box. They are used in a relaxed surrounding such as the beach. Unlike women’s road bikes and mountain bikes, these are designed for comfort loving people.

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