August 8, 2011 9:46 AM Subscribe
I want to get into biking....I know nothing about bikes. Info and reccomendations please.
posted by catatethebird to sports, hobbies, & recreation (19 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend recently bought a fancy new bike, and he's really getting into it. I've been wanting to get more exercise, and this seems like something nice for us to do together. But, I haven't really ridden a bike since I was a kid.
So any advice for getting into biking? Any plans of attack for a newbie wanting to start an exercise program? What accessories should I buy?
What kind of bike and what features should it have? He got a Giant Revel 0 for around $600. It has disc brakes and other...things. I don't know what any of it means. I want a bike that's going to keep up with his, but when we were at the bike store, I liked the look of the bikes that seemed like they were more recreational... Old-fashioned looking, with lower, bigger seats.
I'd be using it for biking around the city, but also like to be able to go to more rugged bike trails. (I'm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin if it makes any difference.)
Advise me, please.