The Improbable Bulk
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Go to a bike shop instead of a department store for many reasons. Some of which are:
1) The people there know about bikes.
2) They sell bikes instead of toys.
3) They have bikes in a variety of sizes.
Any bike you buy in a shop will be roughly comparable to what you will buy in any other shop for the same price (for a similar bike style).
Your basic decisions are simple.
How much do you want to spend?
What type of riding do you want to do? (road, mountain, gravel trails)
Check out several bike shops if you have several around you, and pick the shop (and bike) that you like best.
Do you have a budget in mind?
Slow Ride Cyclists of NEPA
People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson