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Debby Banning

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It Isn't So Simple Picking The Right Bike

January 11, 2014


Most people assume picking the right bike is an easy task. Many people think they simply find the bike that looks good and feels comfortable. They're not exactly right about that, though, because there are more things that need to be considered when choosing the perfect Motorcycle . Biking is increasing in popularity in many areas of life, such as sports, hobbies, transport etc. we now have many different bikes to choose from. Today more people are choosing to ride a Motorcycle as their primary forms of transportation. There are also plenty of people and families who love riding as a hobby. If you want to know those important things to look out for when selecting a bike, read the following.

It is important to know how your bike comes to a stop. It is vital you understand how your brakes work and what brakes will be best suited for your style of Biking. Those who do not use their bikes very regularly will be happy with normal brakes, those which simply squeeze the tire with two small pads to slow the bike down. However if you use your bike regularly and on serious terrain you should go with more sturdy brakes. Disc brakes sit within the wheels themselves and work are less likely to give out under stress. You shouldn't keep the Motorcycle seat at the lowest setting, either. You always want to change the position of the seat so that it is a few inches higher than normal, so keep this in mind when picking your bike. You want to have the comfort of the seat being higher up than the crossbar on the bike, because if the seat is sitting on the crossbar, you will not be comfortable. The best way to adjust your seat to the correct height is to place your foot on the pedal at the lowest setting and bring the seat up as high as it can go so that your leg is almost fully extended.

Another aspect you need to think about is the angle of the seat. The seat is designed to be tilted any way you want it to. What angle you tilt your seat at is solely going to depend on what position you find most comfortable. Find the position that will be most comfortable to you, and stick with it. You could leave it as it is, but the narrow part of the seat might not allow you to rest comfortably in a forward leaning position.

There are many different things you should consider when the time comes to buy the perfect Motorcycle for yourself. It can become a frustrating process at times to try and figure out exactly what bike you need and which accessories you should get to go with it. As long as you go prepared and know what you need and are looking for, you can shed some of that frustration and find the perfect bike.

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