Bicycles or bikes are the healthy alternative to gas powered two-wheeled vehicles. They are great for nature trips, for leisurely trips, or for exercise. Bike designers have done a great job in planning and creating bikes that are made for a particular type of terrain. As a bike rider, you now have a choice to pick the right bicycle for your lifestyle and for the roads that frequently travel on. We’ll examine the types of bikes as we go along.
The road bike is the most common type of bike that you can see every day. This type of bike is made for traveling on the pavement. They can be great to have for suburban travels, for trips to the park, for exercise biking around the neighborhood or occasionally on paved trails. They have smooth, skinny tires and drop handlebars in case you want to pick up speed. This most suited for urban and suburban riders. Nowadays, an e-scooters are great alternative modes of transportation to get around the city.
This is a subcategory of road bikes is designed for mixed course travels (unpaved trails, pavement, gravel, grass). It has drop handlebars, but the tires are a bit wider than road bikes, which is great for off-road traction and stability. The brakes have been adjusted to prevent the buildup of mud in the frame. If you love nature trips and hiking, then it can be the right type of bicycle for you.
Adventure road bikes
Adventure road bicycles are one of the newest bicycle categories. Also called as all-road bikes, any-road bikes, or gravel bikes, this new type of bicycle is the most versatile subcategory of road bikes. Similar to the cyclocross bike, a gravel bike has drop handlebars and is capable of using wider tires for great handling on off-road and pavement terrains. The frame is longer and more upright to make it suitable for long rides, light touring and regular trail biking.
These are bicycle variants that are tweaked to be suitable for long-distance bike tours. The have durable and lightweight frames and have installed mounting bolts for cargo racks. This bike type still follows the drop handlebar design, but the frame is designed for more comfort by letting the rider have a more upright posture while riding this bike. It also has a lower gear range compared to regular road bikes for a smooth and easy uphill ride. These features make it a great bike for carrying heavy loads and for riding long distances that could take more than a day.
These bikes feature great bicycle settings that combine easy maneuverability and terrain management. The frames are lightweight and durable and the wheels are relatively narrow, but can be adjusted to accommodate wider tires. This type of bike offers a flat or upright handlebar for upper-body comfort. It also has the features of tour bikes when it comes to cargo racks and fenders, which also make them good commuter bikes. This bike can be used for other purposes aside from exercise.
These bikes specifically designed to take on the rough off-road trails, most of them can be mountain trails. They have flat handlebars and very low gear range, suitable for conquering uphill and steep trails. These bikes are equipped with shock absorbers or suspension, which are placed at the front (hardtails) or placed on both the front and rear (full-suspension or duallies) for added stability for handling rough roads. There are also variants with no suspension at all (rigid). Their frames are designed to be durable and the braking systems are designed for off-road safety.
There are a lot of bike types to choose from according to people’s riding preference. Also, the terrain type has been taken into consideration in the bike designs to give riders better options. If you are biking alone around your neighborhood or the city, then a road bike is a good choice. If you wish to ride together with friends, you’ll need to choose the same type of bike as theirs. You’ll never run out of choices for bikes, as there is a bike for almost every type of rider. The important things to remember are comfort, durability and easy handling.
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