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How to select
the right bike
BUYING A BIKE CAN BE a confusing process. But it doesn’t have to be. Taking
the time to ask yourself a few questions before you buy can prevent you from
bringing home a bike that doesn’t fit your size, your budget or your lifestyle. Use
this handy bike-buying category guide and detailed sizing information to steer
you in the right direction and pedal your way to fun, fitness and family time!
Choosing your style
A child’s first bike. 12-, 16- and 20-inch wheels are great
for beginning riders.
Smaller, single-speed bikes made for people of all ages who
enjoy riding, jumping or racing on dirt or smooth surfaces.
Freestyle bikes feature a brake-cable detangler for wheel
spins and other tricks. 20-inch wheels.
ALL-TERRAIN DUAL SUSPENSION
Front-and-rear-suspension mountain bikes are perfect
for more aggressive, off-road riding adventures.