Questions and Answers:Bicycling Magazine is the world's leading road biking, mountain bike, and cycling magazine. Find bike and gear reviews, cycling and mountain biking tips, training articles, expert biking advice, bicycle maintenance know-how, and a dedicated biking community. Finding Cycling gear can be an overwhelming chore. When it comes to Cycling there are alot of options, and we are here to help and simplify and streamline your next gear purchase, we at InfoFAQ have asked the experts some frequently asked questions about buying Cycling gear online.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cycling Online
I have friends that really love to build bikes. Where is a good place to find the specific parts necessary to build a bike from frame to finish?
Today, the best place to search for bike parts is on http://craigslist.org/. Depending on the city that you live in, there are often hundreds of new posts per day for used bike parts. It's the cheapest way to find parts that are near by.
I recently moved into a city where I do a lot of commuting. I have a mountain bike that is fully functioning. Is there any reason for me to get a road bike?
If you do not plan on doing any off-road riding, a road bike is certainly the best option. Their thin tires and lighter frames make them much faster and you will exert less energy than on a mountain bike. http://www.rei.com/ has a large selection, but with bikes in particular, I would always check http://craigslist.org/ first for deals.
I'm getting into cycling a bit more and I'm in the market for a helmet. Why are some so much more expensive than others?
As with just about any other sports gear, there is a wide variety of prices, determined by the item's intricacies. You should be able to find a suitable helmet for around $30. The more expensive ones offer more comfortable straps, more holes for ventilation, bug guards, etc., however in many cases, they do not offer more protection. Check out your local bike shop to try some on.
Where can I find a bike pump small enough to carry with me while riding?
If you visit http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/TopCategories_10052_10551_-1, you will find a good selection of cheap hand-held bike pumps, as well as many more useful accessories.
I'd like to feel like a part of the cycling community. Is there a good website where I can read about cycling news, ask questions, and post comments of my own?
Yes. There are so many cycling forums throughout the world. There is likely one that is specific to the city in which you live. One good place to start looking is http://www.cyclingforums.com/, which offers lots of useful information on cycling.
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