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Buying Tips

CHECK THE TIRES
Knobby tires offer the most traction on dirt and are best for trail riders. Street cyclists should stick to high-pressure treadless tires.

REPLACE THE SADDLE
Manufacturers tend to use inexpensive and uncomfortable seats. If you upgrade at the time of purchase, you may receive a discount.

DON'T FORGET THE ADD-ONS
Helmets are a must, but consider gloves, padded shorts, and a seat bag emergency kit. The whole package usually runs about $100.

ASK FOR A DISCOUNT
Many dealers will negotiate and some even throw in a helmet, water bottle, or other goodies to seal the deal.

DATA: BUSINESS WEEK


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Updated June 15, 1997 by bwwebmaster
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