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Bike Types & Features

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This article is adapted from the book The Essential Cyclist.

Bike Types & Features (Introduction)

The right bicycle is important. It allows you to be comfortable, ride safely, and work effectively. It makes you a better rider.

Although bicycles of many different types and configurations can be successfully ridden 100 miles, certain types and certain features will make the going a lot easier. Bicycle fit—how to adjust your bicycle—is discussed in a separate article.

Here’s what to look for in selecting a bicycle:

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