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How to Select the Right Bike

Posted On
Apr 21, 2016


According to The League of American Bicyclists, Idaho is the 7tht most bicycle-friendly state in the West, and as the weather continues to improve, many Idahoans are heading outside to put the pedal to the pavement.

One situation that often prevents individuals from cycling is not knowing which type of bike to choose. In order to help you make the most of your spring and summer bike rides, here are some tips to help you pick the perfect bike:

Road Bike:

As the name suggests, road bikes are designed to be used on paved roads, and they are often lighter than other types of bikes. Road bikes are generally used for long-distance purposes, which might include: road races, extended fitness rides, or long-distance leisure rides.

Mountain Bike:

Mountain bikes are built with force-absorbing shocks that allow riders to safely maneuver on uneven trails. Mountain bikes are often much heavier than road bike due to its sturdier frame, larger tires, and additional technology like shocks.

Hybrid Bikes:

A hybrid bike is a perfect median between a road bike and a mountain bike. Hybrid bikes are designed for those who want to ride on both pavement and gravel roads. As the perfect medium between the two previous styles, hybrid bikes are often a great choice for short commutes and leisurely rides.

The perfect bike for you

With the Southeast Idaho weather continuing to improve, now is the time to start cycling. As with any bike, it is important to have your road bike professionally fitted to avoid discomfort and injury.

If you have any questions or concerns about cycling, visit Bill’s Bike and Run, the Idaho Falls leader in cycling gear and bike repair.

Article courtesty of AJ Rupp