Things To Consider Before Buying a Cruiser Bike
A cruiser bike can be a great acquisition if you make it the right one, especially since these bikes tend to be quite inexpensive and since their life expectancy is considered to be quite high. The history of the cruiser bicycles goes far back in time and although the modern models still resemble a lot with the original 1930s one, they to show different features you should take into consideration before purchasing a particular model.
There are many sizes and shapes a cruiser bike can take, but choosing the right one for you (or for the person for whom you are buying it) will make the bike easier to ride, more comfortable and more in touch with your true personality (or the personality of the person for whom you are buying it).
The first thing to take into consideration is also the most obvious one: sizing. Basically, there are four sizes in which this type of bike can come: 16”, 20”, 24” and 26”. To remember exactly which one you need, keep in mind the fact that the smallest bike will be the one suitable for very young children (2 to 5 years old), while the larger one is the one suitable for grown-ups.
In addition to sizing, there may be other features you may want to take into consideration before making a move. One of them is the design of the bike. A cruiser bike can come in a lot of different shapes nowadays, and although it does keep the main “traditional” features, its design can differ quite a lot from one model to another. These designs will not only influence the way the bike itself looks and the “message” its style send to those who see it, but the position of the bike rider as well.
For instance, you may be able to find a cruiser bike that will require you to sit very straight up, but this position may not be comfortable for you. At the same time, there may be bikes that “force” you in a position that is too relaxed, and this is something you may not like either. To make sure that you are buying the right bike, remember to test it a bit and to see how your spine adjusts on it. If it feels uncomfortable, try looking for another model, since there is a very high chance that you will find the one that is just perfect for your level of comfort.