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Best Bicycle For Exercise | Bike Tips

Hey guys, Dustin here, CEO of sixthreezero. Today we're going to answer the question, what's the best bicycle for exercise? Stick around.

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All right. So let's talk about and answer the question, what are the best bicycles for exercise? Now, I'm going to take a little bit of a different approach to answering this question. There's a lot of articles out there that just say, "Oh, here's the best bicycles for exercise," or, "Here's the bicycle you need for exercise." I want to take the stance of all bicycles are good for exercise. And the reality of what it comes down to is what's your level of exercise? How fast are you looking to get your heart rate? What type of riding are you going to do?


Anybody that gets on a bicycle, it's exercise. It just depends on the exercise that you're looking for and what is right for you. And I think at the end of the day, if you're looking to get exercise on a bicycle, you have to think more specifically around defining the exercise. 

So by exercise on a bicycle, do you mean riding five miles? Do you mean riding three miles? Do you mean riding 20 miles? Do you mean riding 100 miles? Do you mean riding 15 miles an hour, five miles an hour? Because at the end of the day, what is an exercise to me is not necessarily exercise to anyone else, but riding a bike, generally speaking, will always be classified as exercise. So it's very difficult to make a blanket statement and say, "This bike is perfect for exercise," when I believe all bikes are good for exercise.

So a couple of things you can do. One, we have a body fit quiz on our website called the sixthreezero body fit. You're going to enter some questions about your body type and the type of riding you're going to do. And our proprietary algorithm will recommend the perfect bike for your body and your life.

Now, if you don't want to take the quiz and you just want some generalizations, I would say, number one, I'll try to give you some ballpark. So you've got different classifications of bikes. You have mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrid bikes, comfort bikes, and cruiser bikes. Other people might argue there are other types of bikes, but we'll just use those categories, generally speaking, for what we're going to do today. 

So simply put, if you want to get exercise and you want to get it by riding up and down mountains or aggressive trails, mountain bikes are a good option for you. If you want to do long road rides and you want to go fast, and you're looking to wear a cycling kit, meaning the spandex full-body suits, a road bike is a good option for you. You can go really fast, really far. Those bikes are very light. They are going to be very expensive in some cases, usually north of $1,000. But if exercise to you is riding 20 miles an hour for 60 miles, a road bike perfect option. 

If you're looking at doing some trail riding and some pavement riding, but you are thinking you still want to go fast, you want to hit top speeds and achieve some very long distances, hybrid bikes are a category to look at. 

Now, hybrid bikes are a vast blend of different elements of bikes. Some have thinner tires. Some have thicker tires. Some are more comfort-based, some are more performance-based. It really comes down to again where you're going to primarily be riding. Are you going to do mostly trail riding, mostly pavement riding, an even mix of both that would dictate, let's say, the type of tire you're going to choose, a more thin tire's better for pavement. Trail riding, you're going to need a thicker tire to endure the bumps, the bruises, the rocks, things of that nature.

Now, if exercise to you is more casual, you're going to maybe go five to 10 miles an hour max, but comfort is important to you. Cruiser comfort is a great sexual, a great category to look at. It's going to keep your body in a less painful state as you ride, but you're still going to be able to move and pedal. So if you may have other arthritic problems in your body and you don't want to be in a crouch position, but you still want to get out, burn some calories, move your legs, comfort and cruiser bikes are a great option for that.

So it's really, really important to consider everybody's use case, everyone's body situation. What's your pain like? What are you doing? That's why there's no blanket, the best bike for exercise. And I'll mention it again. Please take the body fit quiz on our website. That algorithm is very powerful. It can help recommend the right bike for you. Or call one of us here at sixthreezero, and we can mentally weigh all the things that you talk about to us so we can lead you to the right choice of bike for the exercise that is right for your body, not anybody else's body.

So I hope that helps. If you have any other comments, please put them below, or you can reach out to us via email at or call us at (310) 982-2877. Take our body fit quiz. 

You can also go to our website and browse our selection. We also have a 365-day return policy. If you don't love your bike within 365 days, send it back. No questions asked, no money out of your pocket.

Lastly, we have a Facebook Pedalers group and our sixthreezero app. If you want to talk to real sixthreezero riders before you purchase, join the group and talk to them and see how they're riding. See photos and get to know the products before you purchase.

Also, download our app. You can track our rides and compete on the leaderboard for weekly, monthly giveaways. It's a ton of fun. 

All right. I hope that helps. And don't forget, it's your journey, your experience. Enjoy the ride.


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