Bike provides an excellent opportunity to exercise or stroll around city roads lazily. If you are pretty confident about your riding skills, you can trail over the rough mountain roads on your bike. Whatever, you prefer to do first it is important to purchase a suitable bike. Do you know what exactly you have to look for while buying a bike?
Bikes are available in numerous styles and shapes. Before buying one decide for which purpose you need a bike. A mountain bike will not be great on flat bike tracks. Thus, you have to be sure about the purpose before buying one. Once you have determined purpose of your bike there are few important things that you need to check
Adjust saddle height
Comfortable riding depends on position of saddle and its height. Make sure that the saddle can be adjusted according to the heights of your legs. When the heel of your foot will points down 30 degree from pedal, the saddle height is perfect.
Brake is an essential part of a bike. Check whether the bike is fitted with well-functioning and reliable brakes. There are different types of brakes in a bike; see whether all of them are easily adjustable or not.
If you have selected bike equipped with suspension, there should be a manualprovided with the bike. From this manufacturer’s manual you will be able to know how to adjust suspension fork of our bike.
Most Scott bikes come with adjusted gears. You have to check regularly whether the gear changing mechanism is perfect or not.
Rims and tires
The manufacturers always recommend higher pressure for smooth roads or for heavy riders and low pressure for rough terrains. Low pressure is also perfect to absorb maximum shocks. The rim will quickly wear out when you will be riding on rough muddy terrains. In some bikes there are wear out indicators.