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How To Choose Cool Bicycles For Your Kids That They Will Enjoy

Aug 17, 2007
Can you remember back to when riding our bikes was the most fun a kid could ask for? Zooming down the street, enjoying that fleeting moment of freedom when the wind was your, that is how the good ol' days of bike riding went. I couldn't wait until the school day would pass so that I could come home and pull out my bike. This was the closest thing to having your driver's license. Your bike was your vehicle, transporting you to wherever you wanted to go and whatever you could squeeze out of the rest of your day.

I often took trips to the neighborhood grocery store so I could observe the daily rush of an after work crowd. The local park was my next stop to hang out with some of my friends from school. I was not restricted to where I could ride as long as I was home before dinner was on the table. In my days, one of the most popular bike brands was Huffy. Every one of my friends had one with their skinny tires and bright colors. Another popular brand was Mongoose. Do you remember the kind of bike you pedaled as a child?

Choosing a Bike

During my childhood days, there weren't as many bike brands to choose from as there are today. The market is saturated with many different choices, from selections offering flowing pink streamers to cartoon themed rides like the Rugrats. There are mountain bikes for the more rugged individuals, as well as two seaters for those who like to ride with a friend. When choosing a bike from today's market, you need to pay attention to the quality. In my day, a lot of planning and thought went into the creation of the bikes we loved.

Craftsmanship is an important aspect of a bike purchase. It's not about running towards the latest fad or a name brand; it's about choosing a bike that will last. The use of lightweight metals usually produces a bike with a long shelf life. Heavy bikes only slow you down and decrease the versatility of your bike riding experience. This means doing a bunny hop, leaping ramps or popping a wheelie is much more difficult than on a bike with a lighter weight.

Online Advantages

Some of the best selections of bikes are not found in your local Toys R Us, but throughout the information superhighway. The Internet offers a wide range of bikes to consider, including a variety of makes, models, styles and colors. This is also a great way to compare the prices of several potential bike options, which is quite helpful for those looking for a bargain. Another plus to using online means to obtain a bike are some of the reviews attached to the product description. Some of the best advice can be found through professional, as well as peer analysis. In no time, you should be zipping in and out of traffic or cruising throughout your local park with the help of a new bike purchase.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as bicycle accessories at http://www.bicyclegearandaccessories.com
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