Can You Ride Bikes on the Beach & Sand? | Fat Tire Bikes & Beach Cruisers
Hey, guys, Dustin here, CEO of sixthreezero. Today, we're going to talk about beach riding, like actual sand, riding on the beach, and talk a little bit about Beach Cruisers and do Beach Cruisers work on the sand. So let's go.
A Beach Cruiser is sort of a name for a bike in the idea that you can cruise by the beach. But generally speaking, beach cruisers are not for the sand or cannot be ridden on the sand. The tires generally on a beach cruiser are 2.125 inches. Now, if you're riding really close to the ocean or the water on hard-pack sand, usually like kind of the wet, thicker hard-pack sand, you can ride a bike on that, and you could ride a Beach Cruiser on that. However, Beach Cruisers are not designed to be ridden on the sand. Now, with that said, riding on the sand, there are some new bikes that have come out. The fat-tire bikes that have about three and a half-inch or four-inch tires that are really, really thick, these are bikes that actually can be ridden on the sand.
But I will say one thing. Now, I've tried to ride those bikes in very loose, soft, sort of not hilly but like denty sand where there's like little bumps and things like that. That can be challenging. So not all bikes, even those fat tire bikes cannot necessarily be ridden on very, very loose sand. You are going to want a pretty even, smooth surface, and the harder packed, the better. Again, fat tires can do it, but definitely still going to be challenging. I just want to make sure if people are looking at Beach Cruisers, they don't get this idea in their head that a Beach Cruiser can perform on the sand. You know, Beach Cruisers are like a normal bike. It's just sort of a category, just like an SUV is to a car. And in this day and age, a Beach Cruiser can be designed like any other bike.
And it's really capable of riding or doing the same things as other bikes. It doesn't have to be just used by the beach. That's sort of just, again, how they came to be and the name they were given. So if you are looking to ride on the sand, look out for a four-inch fat tire bike. And I would say preferably gears, like a seven-speed and above. That's going to give you some easier pedaling, allow you to maybe do some more of the bumpier sand so you don't have to stay as close to the water on the hard-pack sand.
So hope that helps. If you have any questions, comments, or ideas to throw in there, please comment below. And don't forget, if you're interested in a fat tire bike, we do carry some on our website. You'll see at the top, Fat Tire. You can also take our body fit quiz. Tell us about the type of riding you want to do, and we will recommend the right bike for your body and your lifestyle. And don't forget, we have a 365-day return policy. So if you don't love your bike in 365 days, you can return it, no questions asked.
So enjoy the ride. It's your journey, your experience.
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