​​TAKE A TEST DRIVE

  • Before you buy any bike, ride it to make sure that the brakes and shifters are easy to use, the fit is comfortable, the gears can go low enough for climbing hills,  and the frame and suspension adequately smooth out the bumps.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

  • A good bike helmet is essential. 
  • Special cycling shoes and cleats can ease your pedaling. 
  • Gloves will absorb vibrations and help to protect your hands in a spill. 
  • Polycarbonate glasses can shield your eyes from bugs and errant pebbles. 
  • A water bottle is handy to have on those long, hot summer rides.

​​WHAT KIND OF RIDING WILL YOU BE DOING?
This will help narrow your choice:

  • If you're an avid cyclist, you may prefer a conventional road or city bike.
  • Looking for a leisurely ride on a flat paved road or trail?  A comfort or cruiser bike may be more your speed.
  • If rugged trails are in your sights, then a mountain or gravel bike might be the best.
  • Trailblazers Bike Barn also carries BMX and Kids bikes.
  • Other specialty bikes might include Cyclocross and Triathlon bikes.
  • And don't forget about the electric pedal assist E-bikes!