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Old 03-01-17, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by nicetry View Post
Hey guys, I'm new to cycling and have been watching gcn lately for tips. I doubt they have a video for everything though, any tips for a new rider that you wish someone had told you when you started?

When buying a bike, get something one level sportier, and one level up the quality ladder than you think you will need. It is almost always more cost effective to start with a higher end bike than it is to try to upgrade from entry level later.

So if you think you need a beach cruiser, consider a comfort hybrid.
If you think you need a comfort hybrid, go with a sporty hybrid.
If you think you need a sporty hybrid, go with a Gravel grinder or endurance road bike.

No matter how out of shape you think you are, or how old you think you are, you will be amazed at how far you can go on a bike with just a bit of practice. And to that end, you will save yourself quite a bit of money, and aggravation down the line by future proofing your purchase by spending just a bit more up front.
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