Buying a cycle online is not as easy as it looks. There are a lot of factors you should consider before you purchase a cycle, be it for adults or kids. In spite of numerous guides and the advice people might give you, you should always look out for a cycle that suits you and your agenda perfectly.
Today, we have become a tech-savvy urban generation that is attracted to the 'latest' models and new launches in all categories, including bicycles. And buying a cycle online has a lot of benefits - You will have a wide range of products to browse from, with easy access to a comparison between two products.
So, here are a few pointers that will help you choose the right cycle online.
1. Decide on a budget:
An essential step to buying a bicycle is to keep a budget in mind. Consider the highest and lowest amounts you’d like to spend to allow some flexibility, and get started! Once the amount is checked, it is easier for you to sort the bikes you will be looking at.
2. Decide your purpose:
Understand the reason why you want to purchase a cycle. Is it for commuting around the city, fitness, adventure biking, or some other reason? Based on this objective, you should also keep in mind how often you will be cycling, like daily, once a week, once a month etc.
3. Choose the right type of bicycle:
Based on your purpose, you will be able to choose the right category of cycle that meets your agenda. This will further help you filter out your specific range of products, so you don’t have to keep searching endlessly.
Bikes are generally categorised into 3 types:
MTBs or Mountain bikes are meant for off-roading and rough terrains. These bikes have flat handlebars and a range of lower gears that provide comfort while pedalling on steep trails. These bikes are equipped with high-quality shock absorbers. So if you are seeking adventure biking, MTBs are for you.
These bikes are meant for the city as well as off-road cycling. Hybrids have padded and larger seats that provide comfort on both terrains. The tires are medium-sized which can provide enough cushioning on uneven surfaces. For example, if you are looking to get a ride for daily commuting, light touring and fitness, you can go for hybrid bikes in the range of INR 18,000 to INR 35,000. So if you are looking for a cycle that helps you achieve your fitness goals, go for the hybrids!
These are generally referred to as urban bikes and do not fall under a specific category. City bikes are made for urban, paved roads and smooth surfaces. So if you are looking for daily commuting, opt for city bikes.
Now that you have selected your budget, agenda and type of bike, it is time to look at the components and specifications.
Suspension: There are two types of suspensions- Front and full suspension. The front suspension is suitable for city and hybrid bikes. If you are into downhill mountain biking and adventure sports, you should opt for full suspension.
Brakes: Brakes are generally of two types- V-brakes and disc brakes. Again, the right brakes for your bike will depend on your agenda of cycling.
Frame type and size: Frames are made of various materials like steel, alloy and carbon. Ensure that you measure your height correctly to get the right-sized bike for you.
After you do your research you can check reviews of the bikes that you have shortlisted for further clarification and advice. If you need any assistance in choosing the correct Firefox Bike for yourself, please get in touch with our team by dropping a mail to [email protected] or call on +91-9891400800.