Cruiser vs. Hybrid vs. Comfort Bicycles: | Advantages of Each

Choosing a Bike
December 31, 2016
Cruiser vs. Hybrid vs. Comfort Bicycles: Advantages of Each
Cruiser vs. Hybrid vs. Comfort Bicycles: | Advantages of Each

Regardless of whether you seek a cruiser, hybrid, or one of the comfort bicycles, finding a two-wheeler to suit your specific wants and needs is easier than ever. Just answer the following questions:

1) Where do you intend to use your bike?
2) What activity will you most commonly be doing on it?
3) Will you ride alone or with friends?
4) If in a group, will you want to buy the same or similar type of bike as they ride?

Cruiser Bicycles

Though similar to hybrids, multi-speed beach cruisers are slightly more durable and comfort-oriented. These upright-style bicycles are easy on the body, featuring padded seats that baby your bottom and thick tires that can roll over road debris without succumbing to punctures. Naturally, you give up speed and dashing design with these cruisers, but they will ensure your comfort while you traverse roadways throughout your city and neighborhood. Whether on a daily basis for exercise and errand-running, or leisure rides on the weekend, cruiser bicycles may be the right bike for you. Check out sixthreezero’s collection of cruiser bikes.

Hybrid Bicycles

Hybrid bikes are designed to be a cross between road and mountain bikes. They typically boast large, padded seats and upright handlebars, which make for comfortable biking on roads, bike paths, and even some unpaved paths. Their tires are of medium thickness to ensure smooth sailing on neighborhood streets while being thick enough to handle the wear and tear of dirt paths. However, they are not meant for more rigorous off-road or mountain biking, since they are not as light or efficient as bikes made expressly for these activities. Peruse sixthreezero’s collection of hybrid bikes.

Comfort Bicycles

These offshoots of hybrid bikes feature a design that puts your comfort at a premium while still allowing travel in neighborhoods and on city streets. Like hybrid bikes, they offer padded seats and upright handlebars, but their frames are stretched so that the pedals are slightly further forward, allowing the seat to be slightly lower. This enables riders to place their flat feet on the ground when they come to a stop and extend them fully while pedaling. See sixthreezero’s selection of comfort bicycles here.

Whichever style you choose, make sure you are comfortable with the design and durability of your new bike. If you are uncertain going in, remember to ask to test drive these different styles so you can become more accustomed to their features and differences before committing to one. This will ensure you bike many miles on your new vehicle.

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