Jul 25

What Are Some Quality, Affordable Bicycles For Someone That Wants To Begin Cycling?

I want to begin cycling, not with a BMX bike, but an actual cycling bicycle. What are some quality and affordable bicycles for someone that wishes to take up the hobby?
Also, how expensive is it to maintain a bicycle of that type?
How expensive of a hobby is it in general?


  1. joe1max

    The cost of the hobby varies from a couple of hundred dollars to tens of thousands. What you need to do is first figure out what you can afford and give a realistic decision on what type of riding you will be doing (IE going a couple of miles to the store, or 100 mile long rides) This will make a big difference in the type of bike you need. Next visit your local bike shops and ride a few in your price range. A lot of cycling is preference. Bikes are built for different fits, so what fits my body may not be comfortable to you. Good brands for low end bikes are the popular brands: Specialized, Trek, and Canondale. For the most part the more money you spend the better bike you get. There is a huge difference between a $200 bike and a $2,000 bike. A good starting price point is about $800 to $1000. If thats out of your range there are cheaper options, but that is the range with some quality.

  2. Bob A

    Google bike shops for your zip code and pay them a visit. The price of the bike will depend on the quality you want and the use. The cost of maintenance will depend on how well you take care of the bike and the amount of work that you can do yourself. I spend very little on maintenance but I have a very well maintained bike.

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