A quick overview of the different riding styles. Which one are you?
You ride a few times a month and enjoy a spontaneous ride here and there. Your rides are less than ten miles and you're riding at a leisurely pace. You want to take in the scenery and feel the breeze in your face. You love having a bike for the sunny, warm days, so you can cruise around the neighborhood, park or by the beach. Your bike is a great way for you to get outside, maybe crack a little sweat or ride down to a local social spot. You plan a few rides here and there but most rides end up being on a whim. You need a bike that will be ready and reliable when you are ready to ride.
You ride weekly. You love bike riding and are committed to getting in the saddle weekly. You generally keep your rides at ten miles or less but sometimes you'll push to close to twenty miles. A leisurely pace is generally your pace, but you'll push your pace to moderate on certain rides. You plan bike rides in advance to ensure you get on the bike and logs miles weekly. You love to have sun on your rides, but clouds or sun you want to be rolling on two wheels regardless. Rarely does a week go by without getting a little bike time. You need a bike that can perform for you weekly and get take you the distance you choose to ride.
You ride daily and you crave being in the saddle. You love everything about bike riding and will choose a bike over other forms of transportation. You generally matinain a moderate riding pace but every now and you'll push to an aggressive pace. Rain, clouds, snow or sun you must find a way to get outside on your bike. Your rides can vary in distance but for you the more miles the better. Saddle time is one of the most important things in life and you plan rides with others to bond over you love of cycling. You ride your bike for any and all reason, exercise, transportation and fun. You need a bike that performs at the highest level no matter the circumstances, only the best quality bike for you.