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New urge of cycling

Posted by karthikjcecs on May 12, 2008

Yes the urge stated again. where and when to cycle? Thinking of cycling to office everyday so that it fits into the routine. Will get good physical exercise.

Before go on purchasing one, thought of doing some reseach on it. My god I had never imagined number of things to consider before buying. The best fit, budget, type of bike, nature of use Huff. Got really cofused, so decided to take help from known ppl. Who are the known ppl?? its Bangalore-bikers@googlegroups.com, damn good mailing list. Guys here helped me a lot, guided just like kinder garden teacher teahing to a kid (off-course I am kinder garden student to this field).

For a bike to best fit you there are some of your body measurments to be taken and calculate the geometry of the bike. Also if you want to puchase a best fit bike then you have to go for a higher end bike. The low cost bikes comes with fixed geometry, not efficient too. Some of the bikes I researched are Trek 3700 – feed back for this is very good in this range of bikes. LA soverieng, not knowing about this much. Merida – Good and expensive moutian bikes, some road bikes are also available, hero – comparitively low cost bikes, feed back was good if not planning serious biking. Good one to start with in the city, The thing is hero wont come in different frame sizes, its your luck if it suits you. Some of the links below to find out best fit bikes for you,

http://www.ehow.com/how_14104_determine-correct-frame.html
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lp2/bike-fit-guide.html

http://www.cyclemetrics.com/pages/Docs/6-BikeFitting/LemondSystem/fit_formulas.htm

All my bangalore-biker suggesting me to go for a trek (high end) bike, I am still thinking, expect purchase story in my next blog.

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