What to look for when you buy a bike

by Carl Natale on April 18, 2010

Last week I interviewed John Grenier, owner of Rainbow Bike & Fitness in Auburn, about buying a bike. Today it’s published in  the Maine Sunday Telegram Outdoors section.

We had the type of talk that makes me glad I can continue this column. I enjoy talking to people working in the outdoors business. In almost every interview, I end up learning something new.

For example, John believes strongly in bicycle shorts. They make the ride much more comfortable and are worth the expense if you ride a couple times a week. The seat padding and wicking fabric make it so valuable.

I consider bike shorts are for serious cyclists. I approach a bike casually. I like to get off once in awhile and wander around. Don’t see me doing that in something so tight up front and padded in the back. Not that I’m vain. But “comfort” off the bike is important too.

Maybe I will look into some shorts now that I’ve learned something new.

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