Deciding to buy a new bicycle is a big step. Once you realize you need a new set of wheels, it is important to take a breath and think. There are so many different types of bikes and features, so you really need to find the ride that is a perfect fit for your living situation, riding habits, and physical abilities.
The most important thing to consider is physical abilities. Getting the right bike or adult trike for your body type or ability will make riding easier and more rewarding. Sitting in uncomfortable positions for extended periods of time can cause serious, long-term harm to the body, which will make it difficult to ride. For those with balance issues, an adult trike can make riding safer. Adding a third wheel to the back of the trike makes it extremely easy to balance. A new bike rider could even ride the tricycle.
What are your riding habits? Are you taking your bike off-road to the trails, or will you be casually cruising through town for good exercise. Those that use their bikes for running errands benefit from cargo bicycles. A cargo bike has a large basket affixed to either the front or back of the bike.
How much space do you have where you live? A cargo bike takes up a good deal of space, which makes it difficult to store when living in an apartment. Folding bikes are great for those living in a small space with limited storage.