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Do more than just kick the tires on that potential bicycle purchase! Many people don't know this, but most serious bike shops will let you test drive a bike. When you're making a serious investment in a bicycle, a test drive will give you extra confidence in your buying decision.
*Even though you can usually only ride each bike for about 15 minutes, there's no better way to get a feel for a bike (don't forget to ask the salesperson to adjust the seat and handlebars for fit first).
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|