If you are a serious biker, you know you want the best bike frame possible . You want comfort, efficiency and reliability. Bikes today have classifications like mountain bike, road bike, street bike and a few others. Compared to 30 years ago when I was growing up, all we knew of was a Schwinn bike.
Today’s bikers need to consider a number of things when thinking about buying a bike. What do you want it for i.e. dirt, road, mountains – Is this a short term purchase – Are you concerned about the weight – How much will it costs? You should think about the answer to some of these questions before writing that check .
My preference seems to lean towards bikes with carbon frames . They offer incredible durability with top notch performance levels. Being that Carbon fiber is a composite material, you are destined to have a frame that is extremely strong and durable plus, Carbon is a completely non-corrosive material. The unfortunate side to purchasing a carbon bike frame is that they are not priced like your typical bikes of the past. You will be expected to pay, in some cases, 1 to 2 months worth of rent. This analogy is to put things into perspective. I always like to think of this phrase, “You get what you pay for”.
Hmm, Shock resistant Carbon Frame Bikes. Yeah well that’s what I keep reading about but I still experience my share of bumps. Even though I am very skeptical, Carbon Frames are really one of the best frames to have that could absorb a lot of shock during your ride. This will reduce wear and tear on the other parts that make up your bike.
One more point on Carbon being non-corrosive. This means that the bike frame will hold up and not rust if you have to leave your bike outside in adverse weather. If you are one of the lucky ones that live along the cost line and love to ride along the water. You should consider purchasing a carbon frame bike.