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How To Buy A Mountain Bike That Will Suit Your Style

Aug 17, 2007
Buying a mountain bike can be time consuming and frustrating. This article is full of tips that will help making buying a mountain bike, easier and less stressful for you. After all the benefits of owning a mountain bike, should far outweigh the stress of buying one.

The tip we have for you is in regards to determining the price of a mountain bike. To be honest with you, there is no limit to the spending that can occur on a mountain bike. Therefore, prior to buying one, you create a budget for the bike and stick to it. Another thing you should consider is where you buy the mountain bike. It is suggested you purchase one from a specialty bike store and not mass merchants like Wal-Mart.

Because mountain bikes come in a variety of terrain types and riding styles, it is important that you choose one that works well with what you be doing on the bike the most. Some different riding styles include cross country racing, smooth riding, lift access downhill, and mountain cruising. The mountain mike you purchase should file well with your own likes and personality, not that of the sale's staff the in the store you purchase it from.

When it comes to hard tail or full suspension, full suspension is the best bet if you have the money to spend. Each have their differences, for example, a hard tail, pedals easier and weighs less. However, full suspension mountain bikes offer better control and more overall comfort to the rider. This decision should be made after contemplation of the type of terrain you will be on most, your riding style, and the money you are willing to spend.

There are so many different combinations available when it comes to mountain bikes, it would be virtually impossible to make side by side comparisons. The best way for you to choose the mountain bike you like, is to determine which aspects of the mountain bike is most important to your situation. The most important thing is to ensure that the bare minimums fall into your budget before looking at the amenities.

Deals can be found on mountain bikes, if you know when and where to look. Prices are always fluctuating so it is important that you know when the best times to buy are. For example, the spring months and the summer months are the most popular seasons for buying mountain bikes. These are times you should avoid because the prices will be higher than usual. Fall months and winter months are prime times for buying a mountain bike.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about cycling and Cycling Appareal and Gear at http://www.cyclinggearplus.com
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