Dropped handlebars and narrow tyres distinguish road bikes. Downward-curving handlebars are lightweight and aerodynamic. The lightweight frame is suitable for racing, touring, fitness riding, long-distance rides, and daily commuting.Large, thin tyres make it easy to glide over varied terrains.
This bike's brakes and shock-absorbing features can withstand bumps, rocks, dirt trails, roots, and ruts. Most mountain bikes have lower gears than road bikes to handle steeper terrain.They have 26- or 29-inch knobby tyres that work well over obstacles and in loose ground.
These are almost like conventional road bikes, but with trip-friendly settings. Touring bikes have fender, pump, light, rack, and water bottle mounts. Super-sturdy frames let them transport large objects on front and back racks.Longer wheelbases on touring bikes reduce their centre of gravity, giving riders better control.
This "non-traditional" bicycle has a low, chair-like seat. Recumbent bikes have long to short wheelbases, two, three, and four wheels, and under and above seat steering.The cyclist must rest against the bike's backrest to shift a greater gear, akin to a sitting leg press.
Hybrid bikes combine road, mountain, and touring bike styles, making them "do-it-all" bikes. Large road bike wheels make these bikes great for paved trails and soft dirt. Flat bars and heads-up rides improve visibility and comfort. Disc brakes provide fast braking, especially in rough weather.Commuter-friendly hybrid bikes have fenders, racks, and lights.
Each of these bicycles has a rechargeable electric motor that can be charged in a standard wall socket. If you want to get where you're going faster and conquer slopes with less effort, the electric motor will give you a helping hand.
Cruiser bikes are "specialty bikes" with highly specific end applications and features, setting them distinct from ordinary bikes. Cruiser bikes are ideal for relaxed rides around town and the neighbourhood. Most of these bikes have 26-inch tyres, compared to regular pavement bikes.
Cyclocross bikes are designed to be raced on a dirt trail with obstacles. These barriers require riders to dismount mid-ride and carry their bikes for brief periods. These bikes are lightweight but durable enough to handle the severe conditions of cyclocross racing, which involves cycling on pavements, grass, and dirt trails.
BMX stands for Bicycle Motor Cross because single-speed bikes are raced on short dirt tracks, akin to motorsports. The abbreviation is also used for single-speed, 20-inch-wheel bikes. BMX bikes are built for performing tricks and jumps with their tough and durable design and structure.
Fixed Gear or Track bikes are used by professional racers and athletes in training. These bikes have a single, fixed gear, so you can't coast or freewheel. This means riders must utilise their leg strength to stop the bike's cranks from turning and halt its motion.
Folding bikes are great for travel. They fold easily and smoothly, allowing them to fit on a boat, in a car trunk, or on a subway. Folding and carrying them in a bag makes them useful for commuters with limited storage space. Smaller wheels, most of which are 20 inches, make folding bikes easy to ride over bumps and potholes. Adjustable frame, handlebar, and saddle make folding easier. Adjustable locks help many bikes collapse.