7 tips for buying a low step through bike
Van Raam has two types of low step through bikes in its range, a bike with two wheels and a tricycle. We give you 7 useful tips to help you buy a Van Raam bike with a low step through.
1. Find out more about the different types of low step through bikes
If you are interested in buying a bike with a low step through, it is important to first find out more about the various possibilities. There are many different types and brands of low step through bicycles. Van Raam has two types of low step through bicycles in its range. These are the:
Balance bike with two wheels
The Balance is a comfortable bike with two wheels. The low step through makes it easy to get on and off. The Balance has a uniquely developed frame, which means that you can always keep both feet on the ground without getting off the saddle. With this bike, you make a more forward pedal movement, so you can better use the power of your legs than with a classic bike with two wheels.
Benefits of the Balance:
- Wrists shoulders and neck are hardly burdened while cycling
- Because the centre of gravity is a bit lower cycling is even easier and more comfortable
- Extra safe because you can stay on the saddle when stopping
Maxi Comfort tricycle
The Maxi Comfort is a modern, low step through tricycle. With its three wheels, it offers stability and you won't fall over so easily. You don't sit above the crankshaft, but slightly behind it. You can always reach the ground with both feet and still make an optimal knee movement.
Benefits of the Maxi Comfort:
- Very stable thanks to the three wheels
- Easy to get on and off thanks to the very low and wide entry level
- Ergonomic seating position which puts less strain on the back shoulders neck and wrists
2. Think about the purpose of the low step through bike
Why exactly do you want to buy a low step through bike? What is your cycling goal? Do you want to go on long bike rides or do you mainly want to make short trips to work or the supermarket? It is useful if you have an answer to these questions. The answers will help you choose a bicycle and put together the low step through bike during a test ride.
3. View the possible options
Every Van Raam bicycle can be expanded with various options. The options allow you to adjust the low step through bike to your personal wishes. The options for a Van Raam bicycle vary from panniers, a mirror or a basket to foot fixation, a stick holder or special pedals. With the pedal support option you have an e-bike with a low step through. All possible options can be found in the price lists on the product pages of the Balance and Maxi Comfort.
4. Really get to know the low step through bike during a test ride
At Van Raam, you have the opportunity to make a free test ride. During an appointmentyou will get advice from a technical advisor. This advisor will help you determine which bike suits you best and which options are available to personalise the bike.
In Van Raam's spacious showroom, all models of low step through bikes are present. During the appointment, you can experience for yourself what it is like to ride a Van Raam low step through bicycle by taking a ride on the bicycle test track.
Is it impossible to come to Van Raam in Varsseveld (the Netherlands) for a test ride? At some Van Raam dealers it is also possible to make a test ride. Please contact your local dealer for more information.
5. Put your own bicycle together with the online configurator
Have you figured out what you want your low step through bike to look like? Or do you still have doubts about certain options? At Van Raam, it is possible to put together your own bicycle with our online configurator. You will receive the configuration by e-mail and/or you can print it out directly. Read more about the online configurator in the article ' Put together your Van Raam bike with the bike configurator'.
Tip! Read customer experiences about low step through bikes
You can get to know Van Raam's low step through bicycles even better through other people's experiences. Van Raam has collected many customer experiences of the Balance and Maxi Comfort which will help you in the process of buying a low step through bike.
6. Think about how you are going to finance the low step through bike
There are several ways to buy/finance a Van Raam low step through bike. You can buy the low step through bike privately, through an allowance or through a fundraiser. A special needs bike can be quite an expense, so it is good to know what the possibilities are.
Read more in the article: 'Tips for raising money for a special needs bike'
7. Order the bicycle at a Van Raam dealer
You can buy the low step through bike at a Van Raam dealer. Choose a Van Raam dealer in your area, because your dealer will also take care of service and guarantee. You can print out your configuration or e-mail it to your dealer.
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