There are a lot of different styles of bikes to choose from. Which one is best for you? Canadian Tire stores have chart can help you decide,
First, determine your experience level. Are you new to the sport or are you a seasoned rider? Next, decide how you will use the bike. Occasional use? Daily commuting? Off-road? Fitness? Racing?
Select the features you want, then decide how much you want to spend. As bike prices increase, so do the features.
Premium components give give you smoother shifting and more precise braking. The weight goes down, that means more power is available to move you, not the bike. Spending a little more up front will give you a bike that will be ready for you as your abilities increase. Matching a bike to your experience level and intended use will increase your riding enjoyment.
There are four main types of bikes to choose from:
Road Bikes, Off-Road and Mountain, Comfort Road, and Hybrid bikes.
Road bikes are ideal for road, performance and fitness enthusiasts. The frames are lighter weight and the angles in the frame construction help the rider assume a more aerodynamic riding position. Look for wide-range gearing and premium components.
Off-road and Mountain bikes have strong frame construction. Mountain bikes feature front suspension that provides comfort and keeps the wheel in contact with the trail for better control. Some off-road bikes also have rear suspension for more challenging trail rides.
The Comfort bike is designed for longer, easier rides. The head tube is taller, allowing for a more comfortable upright riding position. The saddle is comfort oriented and the tires are wider for a smoother ride. This tricycle comfort bike has all these features plus a stable three-wheel design. The low frame is easy for older riders to step through. A handy basket makes this bike ideal for neighborhood errands.
Hybrid bikes feature a comfortable upright riding position and large-diameter rims. Great for urban riding, some models fold up so you can pack them in a car or keep them in an apartment.
Road, Mountain, Comfort or Hybrid – You can see a wide range of bikes and accessories at Canadian Tire.