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All right. So today, we're going to answer the question, what's the best bicycle for beginners? But before we do, hit that subscribe button below. Be the first to watch all the new content coming out at Sixthreezero and also be in the know about the weekly, monthly giveaways we're doing for bikes, e-bikes, and accessories. All right. So let's talk about what's the best bike for beginners. Now, if you're truly a beginner or you haven't ridden in a long time, I have some very specific recommendations. So my first suggestion, I'm not going to necessarily... I'll give some bikes suggestions at the end, but what I want to do is give you general ideas around what are the attributes of a bike that are best for beginners. Now number one, low step-through height of the frame. I think it's important that you have a bike if you're a beginner that's easy to mount and dismount.
This would mean something that's easily... The step-over height of what they call the top tube either swoops down, it doesn't have to go all the way. It could go a little bit lower, but you're not going to want a top tube that's at the very highest point. It's going to be hard to get on and off. It's going to be hard to step over, mounting and dismounting will be challenging. And when you talk about step-over height, it depends on your leg length and your height that'll dictate how easy or hard it is to mount or dismount, but different bikes have different step-over heights. Some swoop all the way down, so they have very easy step-through. Some go midway down. Some go three-quarters of the way down. So something that is at least midway, try to give you some reference on the screen here.
You've got a seat tube and you've got your top tube that connects to it. I would say in the very least, a top tube that's no higher than midway up the seat tube is really going to be your best bet. Anything that's way at the top, it's going to be too high, too difficult, especially for a beginner. In addition to that, I would also recommend something with an upright position, meaning the way the handles or bars are positioned and the way your seating allows your back to be upright, and you're seated in a very upright, relaxed position. I say this because it's going to be less strain on your body. If you're truly a beginner, stepping into an aggressive riding position frame... An aggressive riding position frame would be something where you're down like this, a really crouched position. You're going to put a lot of tension on your back, your elbows, your muscles, and you're going to be tensed up the entire time you're riding to the point where your muscles are going to get a good workout.
Now that does sound good and it is good to get your muscles a workout, but for a beginner, you probably want to step into something that'll be a little less stress on your body, a little more comfortable, a little more relaxed, and a little bit easier just to have your head up, see what's going on and to steer. From there, there are different types of handlebars and things like that. To me, as long as the handlebars get to a point where you can be upright and be relaxed as a beginner, that's most important. I prefer some of the ones that swoop into the body, so you can really have your arms very relaxed, and it's just easy to sort of navigate and go. And you don't have to worry about, again, being strained while you're riding or be in an uncomfortable position.
From there, my third recommendation is there's something called forward pedaling. Now, this is a type of design. We have it on our Sixthreezero EVRYjourney. Basically, the design of the bike is typically in a standard bike, the pedals are located directly below the seat. And what's called a forward pedaling designed bike, the pedals are going to be shifted just a little bit forward. Now, what this does is it means the rider can actually be closer to the ground, but still get proper leg extension when riding, because the pedals are moved forward, you don't have to raise the seat as high. So there's a couple of benefits to this. Number one, it's going to keep you lower to the ground. So when you come to a stop, you can more easily get your feet on the ground. And it's a little bit more of a relaxed position, less pressure downward on the knees, more relaxed, things like that, but it really gives that extra peace of mind.
Again, if you feel like you're going to be shaky or you're concerned and you're going to lower your center of gravity, so you don't have to have the seat higher to get proper leg extension because you're getting it with the pedals being shifted forward. It's really just going to make you as the rider, as a beginner, feel more safe. When you stop, boom, you can get your feet flat on the ground. Typically, on bikes, you're going to be up on the pad of your toes. So you're going to be up higher to get that ample leg extension when riding. With the forward pedal position, you can get your feet flat on the ground when stopping. In addition to that, it's comfortable, it's relaxed, and again, less tension, less pressure down on your knees, things like that. I like it as well. Now, that's kind of a third option.
I would say the first two, specifically the first one, low step-over height on the bar, relaxed, upright riding position. Thirdly, forward pedaling design if you can find it. Those are my three suggestions. If you're looking at Sixthreezero, we have a couple of options, great beginner bikes. Number one, the Sixthreezero EVRYjourney. Also, the Body Ease is great, has a really low step-through height. And the third one is the Relaxed Body. All great relaxed riding positions, all low centers of gravity, easy to ride, perfect for beginners. If you have any other questions or comments, please comment below. We'd be happy to answer them. Or shoot us an email, TheTeam@sixthreezero.com, or call us at (310) 982-2877. Also, browse the selection on our website and take our BodyFit quiz. You'll answer a few questions about your body and your life, and our proprietary algorithm will recommend the perfect bike for your body and your life.
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