2019 is now upon us and all fans are eagerly awaiting the start of various biking tournaments. Fans know that once the tournaments start, they can get to enjoy some pulsating races regularly. Even more, fans can actually partake in the tournaments by simply engaging in online betting in-play with NoviBet. However, as we await the start of the 2019 biking tournaments, we have decided to share some insightful tips with all prospective bikers on the essential things to look for when looking to buy a bike.

Frame Material

When looking to buy anything, be it a bike or a car, the first and foremost thing to consider is how strong it is. When it comes to a bike, the durability of the bike is determined by the frame and as such, it’s important for one to consider the frame before looking for anything else. There are four frames that are used when manufacturing a bike and each type of frame has its own advantages and disadvantages. The four are as follows, a steel frame, a titanium frame, an aluminium frame and a carbon frame. Depending on what you want to use your bike for and where you intend to ride it, you can opt for the frame which best suits your preferences.

Suspension

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The suspension is another key component that you need to consider before you buy a bike. In order to choose the right suspension, you need to know first where you intend to ride your bike. Are you looking to ride the bike in tarred surfaces only or are you an adventurer looking to use the bike in your trekking adventures? Once you know where you intend to use your bike, you can then make an informed choice on the best suspension that suits your preferences. Suspensions may be lighter and more adjustable or they may be rigid and heavier. Each has its own benefits.

Drivetrain

Another key component you need to consider when looking to buy a bike is the drivetrain. Just like the other components already discussed above, in order to know the right drivetrain to ‘acquire’, you first need to know where you intend to ride your bike. If you are planning to use your bike in tarred surfaces (mostly), then you are better off looking for a traditional chain. A traditional chain will not cost you much but it will ensure smooth rides at all times. However, if you are looking to use your bike in the dirt and rough terrain, then you are better off looking for an internal gear hub or chainrings. Internal gear hubs or chainrings are drivetrains which come with different sets of gears. With these gears, you are able to change them accordingly depending on whether you are riding on a downward slope or an upward slope.

Brakes

Last but certainly not least, when looking to buy a bike, you have to consider the brakes the bike comes with. Once again, in order to know the right brakes, you need for your bike, you have to know first where you intend to use your bike. Depending on where you want to use the bike, you may go for coaster hub brakes, rim brakes or disc brakes.