Buying a new bicyle, whether it is your very first, an upgrade, or a replacement for your current ride for whatever reason, is an exciting and challenging experience. Most of the magic regarding the process is when you first imagine your new bike. Why do you ride? Are you just looking for a way to get from point A to B, or are you dreaming of challenging yourself in the mountains or on the roads? That is probably the first and most important question, and usually helps define your budget and style of riding you need. In today’s market you can get a lot of bike for a reasonable price, or you can spend more than you do on your car or other form of transportation.
You can review some basic questions if you are just starting your process or you can review more “scientific” information to help you nail down the bicycle of your dreams once you know what style you need.
Why do I need or want a bike? Is it fill or fulfillment?