Even for the most experienced shoppers, the process of purchasing a bike can be intimidating. Upon entering a bike shop, the selection of bicycles, clothing and accessories can be so overwhelming that you may feel the uncontrollable urge to turn around and run back to the safety of your car. Just remember that only wimps will run back to their cars, and you are not a wimp. You are determined to purchase a bike, and not just any bike. You are going to buy the most fantastic, perfectly proportioned, appropriately priced bike on the planet because you are armed with knowledge, and knowledge is power. You are feeling very powerful. Ok, you are probably also armed with a checklist so you don’t forget anything, but nobody has to know that. Get to know your local bicycle shop (we in the cycling world call it the “LBS”).
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