Since the invention of the first bike, people were amazed with it and its ability which pushed the inventors to be more creative and invent new types of bikes with different designs, capacities and abilities. Mostly beginners think that road bike is racing road bike and has nothing to do with mountain bike and other types; which is completely wrong.
What most people don’t know is that the term “road bike” is not only a reference to “road bikes” only but it includes all types of bikes at the same time, so as a beginner when you go to a shop to purchase a bike and tell the shop manager that you want a nice road bike; he will offer you different types of bikes including mountain bikes, racing bikes, road bikes and several other types.
As a beginner, it is really important to have a prior knowledge of these types before deciding to buy any bike, because without it you might end up buying the wrong one.
The available and known types of road bikes are:
1. Road Bikes:
Road bikes are known for there lightweight, narrow tires and wheelbase, these bikes are made specifically for paved and hard surfaces; as it is mostly used in cities and villages. They are also known for their immense speed but unfortunately they are not as sturdy and durable as mountain bikes.
The important thing about purchasing a bike is choosing the right one as it can be quiet painful and uncomfortable if it is not your size.
2. Hybrids Bike:
This type of bikes is called hybrid because it is a combination between the best in both the mountain bikes, road bikes and touring bikes. It is basically the best of the 3 types wish gave it many advantages.
This type of bikes is amazing for you if you intend to rid it to work or school, run errands with it or simply take some short trips on paved roads. Just like road bikes, they are also equipped with narrow and thin tiers but they have raised handlebars and flat bars as well.
The best thing about this type it that it is much more comfortable and stable then regular road bikes.
3. BMX Bikes :
BMX bikes are one of the oldest types of bikes, they were invented in the 1970s. Its inventers inspired it from the motocross starts; its full name Bicycle Moto Cross.
The best thing about this bike is that you can ride it on both dirt and paved road at the same time. It is also known for its lightweight frame and parts paired with some knobby tiers and low seat, but although they have all these amazing characteristics not to mention that they are quiet sturdy, they might be slightly uncomfortable. If you are planning to drive for a long distance, this bike is probably not the best choice for you.
4. Mountain Bikes:
Mountain bikes are one of the greatest bikes ever, although it is somewhat heavy but it is very sturdy, stable on rugged and bumpy trails. You can go on long trips for hours on dirt trails and it will keep you comfortable and ready to go on for more.
It is equipped with large tiers, wide handlebars and lower gears that make it versatile; which means you can ride it on dirt and rugged trails as well as paved ones.
The best thing that encourages many people to purchase this type of bikes is its sturdiness and long durability, this type of bikes can go with you for years if you took care of it.
5. Cruiser Bikes:
Cruiser bikes are typical classic types of bikes inspired from the 50s and 60s, not to mention that it is also the most comfortable type of bikes ever. Although it is slightly heavy, it is equipped with large tiers, padded seats and upright handle bars.
If you want a nice comfortable bike to go to work, school, market or run errands with it; this bike is an excellent choice for paved roads that will keep you comfortable all the time and last for long.
There are so many types of bikes with different designs and characteristics, but it always you who need to take the decisions and choose the best bike for you. Only then you will get to know the wonder feeling cycling gives you, so it is very important for you to know all these types of bikes because you definitely don’t want to spend your money and time on the wrong bike.