When buying a bike you should ask questions, and be asked questions. You should never feel embarrassed to ask questions about a bike while trying to decide if it is right for you.
And you should NEVER be made to feel judged or embarrassed about walking into a shop and asking those questions. If the person you're talking to makes you feel that way...well, if we were you we'd leave.
Sometimes you may not be embarrassed, you just aren't sure what to ask, or what to even look for. Here's a few questions to get you started on your way. And if you have any questions, feel free to ask us. You can also check out our Buyer's Guide and our Size Guide to help you find a bike for you.