Hook Up Your Bike Phone Mount and Hit the Road June 29 2016

So you have finally grown tired of your fixed-gear bike and decided you want to step it up and purchase a road bike. You already have a great bike phone mount and Bluetooth bike speaker, but you need to upgrade your bike and don’t know where to start. Here are a few tips when choosing the right road bike for you.

Budget

Your first consideration is how much you are willing to spend for your new road bike. Keep in mind you will want to factor in any extra items you may need like a better helmet or those awesome road bike shoes. You also need to invest in some bike tools, like a frame pump and puncture repair kit, so make sure you budget for that.

Maintenance

If you are on a budget, you might want to think about setting money aside for maintenance costs. You will need to be replacing tires and brake pads more often as you will be riding greater distances.

Homework

Remember, you can spend thousands of dollars on a road bike, so make sure you know what you are getting and if you are getting a good deal. There is no doubt there are some really good deals on road bikes on the internet but don’t rule out local shops. In fact, you might want to visit a bike shop and test ride a few road bikes to see what types work best for you.

After the purchase of your new road bike, hook up your bike phone mount and hit the road!