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Buying A Bicycle . . . . . . at a Big Box Store, . . . . . . . . . . . . . on the Internet, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .or a Bike Shop? No matter how you purchase a new bicycle, all bikes arrive boxed and have to be assembled and tuned before they are ready to ride. Normally at a discount store the bikes on display are assembled by a person who has little or no knowledge of the mechanics of a bicycle. What happens many times, basic adjustments are overlooked and the lifecycle of your purchase decreases. This is due to bearings sometimes not seated properly at the factory or crank and wheel alignment that need to be fine tuned are ignored. Still, the most inexpensive bike can give you enjoyable service if adjusted properly and maintained. Then, purchasing a bike over the web may be another way to shave the cost of that bike you want to purchase. Except here, shipping charges are usually an added cost and you are on your own for assembly and adjustments. At a bicycle store you will find a wide selection of bicycles to fit your riding style and comfort level with adjustments made by the bike shop’s knowledgeable staff. So, before buying, compare your options by visiting your neighborhood bike dealer. Here are five reasons to stop in to a shop in your community before purchasing a bike in a box: Knowledgeable Advice From People Who Know Bikes. Each bicycle shop has trained staff who know the bikes you are interested in. Because of their product knowledge they can give you valuable advice. Finding The Proper Frame Size Will Give You The Right Fit. Bicycles come in many sizes to help fit riders of all ages and sizes. To assure that the investment you are planning on making gives you years of comfort and enjoyment, a bike dealer will go beyond the wheel size to recommend the right fit for your individual needs. Test Rides Are Always Available at a Bicycle Store. The best way to know if a bike is for you, is to try it! Just ask for a test ride before you buy. A Good Selection of Models To Fit Your Cycling Needs. Most bicycle stores carry several brands offering models for: juvenile riders including BMX use; comfort/cross-train styles for recreational riding; electric assist, special needs options; many selections for the juvenile rider; and a wide selection for mountain biking, racing, road/tour riding, triathlons and more. A Free Bike Tune-up With Your Purchase. Once you have purchased a bike at a shop they will offer you a complimentary tune-up and do final check so the bike lasts a long time.

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Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide 2018  

The Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide offers both the avid and recreational cyclist many free maps of fun destinations in state to explore. Thanks t...

Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide 2018  

The Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide offers both the avid and recreational cyclist many free maps of fun destinations in state to explore. Thanks t...