|Remember when we were kids and a bike was
a bike? Usually one speed (three
it was really fancy), your bike
enough to pin you to the ground
if it fell
on you. Now there is a specialty
just about every taste and endeavor.
are some of the most common bikes
- Road Bikes – Lightweight construction, sleek,
aerodynamic and expensive. Road bikes are
for serious riders who intend to bike for
long distances, like the Tour de France.
- Mountain Bikes – Built for durability with
a wide price range. These bikes
to travel off-road, over rough,
like a mountain goat.
- Hybrids – A cross of a mountain bike and
a road bike, hybrids combine
comfort. A hybrid bike is an
for pleasure, fitness and/or
- Sport Bikes – A cross between a touring and
a racing bike. They are light
speed but comfortable enough
to ride over
- Recumbent Bikes - On a “bent”, the rider
is seated in a semi-reclining
powered by pedaling with the
legs or arms.
A good selection for someone
who cannot tolerate
the seated or hunched position
of a regular
bike, or the hand-crank model
for a person
who cannot use his or her legs.
- BMX Bikes- Designed for racing over jumps
and around berms in the dirt. These bikes
are built like a motocross dirt bike and
are light and designed for speed.
- Freestyle Bikes – A nimble, distant cousin
to the BMX bikes, a freestyle
bike is the
bike of choice for riding at
- Dirt Jumper - Designed for flight, “jumpers”
are more durable than a BMX
and lighter than
a freestyle bike.
- Tandem Bikes – The classic “bicycle built
for two”, this is a great way
for two people
to ride one bike.
You can read more about these
selecting a link on the left.