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What To Look For When Buying A Carbon Bike

Bikes are incredible in the way they provide us with the freedom and the control when we’re out and about. If you’re a fan of cycling, you’ll be ecstatic to know that carbon bikes have steadily become some of the most popular bicycle choices around. Before heading down to Melbourne Bicycle Centre Prahran to Purchase your new carbon bike, there are some things you should consider first.

Let’s look at some of the key points:

Material Matters

There are many “so-called” carbon bikes available on the market, but this is just a warning that not all of these are actual carbon bikes. That’s why you need to make sure that you buy from a reputable bike store in Melbourne. If you’re going to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on a bike, you need to make sure you’re getting exactly what you pay for.

What you need from a bicycle

It really all depends on what you will be using your bike for, that will be the ultimate decision-maker. Think about where you will be riding your bike. What terrain will you be riding over? Do you want to use the bike for fitness? Do you want to use your bike for just getting to and from work? Are you going to just use it on a lazy Sunday afternoon? When looking at a bike, as there are now many categories, think about a couple of the above questions and that will help you make the right choice of bike, fit for the purpose you want.If you are looking for MTB, Carbon bikes are a fantastic way to go. When riding over all the bumps, carbon frames are the best at absorbing all the vibration that comes through the frame. As mentioned above, have a think about where you will be using your bike to see what is the most appropriate for you.

The design

The frame design material is vitally important, especially for safety reasons, but more so for a nice swift ride. Carbon bikes have a lot of durability, but also the mobility you need for reaching those speeds. There is also an endurance frame built-in the shock absorption areas, with a slightly more vertical frame compliance and longer wheelbases for relaxed handling and ease of riding.


Depending on what surface and how far you usually ride, your wheels will also differ based on your conditions. For example, if you’re someone that uses your bike for going to and from work, those that carry a bit more weight than others, or distance riders, then you need something focused on durability. A solid double-walled rim bed and stainless-steel spokes are the right fix for your wheel choice.

When weighing up whether to buy a carbon bike, or another type of road of mountain bikes, the best thing to do is consider your lifestyle, your needs, and your durability requirements.

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