Choosing a BikeChoosing a Bike

Before you purchase a new bicycle, take a moment. Think hard. How will you ride your new bike?

Will you ride it to the store to pick up groceries? Up a mountain? In the Tour de France? Trust us, you probably don't want a cruiser if you plan to race through the Alps.

Talk to the people at your local bike shop about your dream ride. They'll help you figure out which bike is best for your needs and keep you from making expensive mistakes.

We thought we'd kick-start the process, though.

Check out the following types of bicycles: