Getting To Know The Types Of Bikes Available
Road bikes are fast and easy to pedal on pavement. They are not as well suited for operating off the road. Some people find the “dropped” riding position difficult to maintain, comfortably, for a long time. Shop for Road Bikes
Mountain bikes are slower on pavement. But they have an upright riding position with easily accessed controls, they can travel easily on a wide variety of surfaces and they’re very durable and reliable. Shop for Mountain Bikes
Hybrids or cross bikes are almost as fast and easy to pedal as road bikes, while being almost as comfortable and versatile as mountain bikes. They’re great for commuting, errands and all-around fun. Shop for Hybrid Bikes
Comfort bikes are just that — comfortable. They are less efficient, but sitting on one is super comfortable thanks to an upright riding position, suspension, easy gearing and a plush seat. Shop for Comfort Bikes
Cruisers (sometimes called “beach cruisers”) are fun to look at and, when ridden at a relaxed pace, are ideal for admiring the scenery, and exploring the neighborhood or shore.
Shop for Cruisers
Recumbents are quite comfortable, and often very fast. They require some learning to be operated with maximum efficiency. Some designs sit so low to the ground that visibility in traffic can be an issue (we can recommend ways to improve visibility). Shop for Recumbents
Keep in mind that even within these categories, there can be sub-categories of bicycles. For example, there are mountain bikes specifically designed for jumping and road machines specifically built for time trials and triathlons.
There’s nothing we like better than showing off the wide variety of bicycles we offer. And there’s nothing like seeing and riding a few to truly understand the difference and find the perfect bicycle(s) for you! So, drop by soon!