Do you know all the bicycle types?

Do you know all the bicycle types?

Are you sure you know all the bicycle types? We propose a brief review that can help you choose the model that best suits your needs.

City bike – this is probably the most popular bike type in the world. City bike bikes are generally cheap and modest, with a comfy driving position. Given the purely urban use it does, the city bike is equipped with luggage racks, fenders, reflectors and intermediate tire covers.

Mountain bike – these bikes have components suitable for facing rough or dirt roads. Mountain bikes mount a gearbox with short connections, dotted wheels, disc brakes or hydraulic, front or rear suspension. Depending on the cycling discipline there are different types of mountain bikes.

Road bike – the road bikes are designed to reach high speeds without compromising the cyclist’s stability. They are equipped with lightweight frames, often in carbon fiber, long gear ratios and smooth and tight covers. The position on the road bike is very aerodynamic, unbalanced towards the handlebar by the classic curved shape.

Touring bike – meant for traveling long distances by carrying bags and luggage, touring bikes are robust and reliable even on well-maintained dirt roads. Depending on the needs, they can be equipped with mudguards, front and rear luggage racks. They also fit perfectly with sa trolley for children or luggage.

Fixed-bike – born for use on the track, fixed-bikes have become fashionable both in the US and Europe. They have the peculiarity of having only one ratio and they do not have the free wheel system. This means that you can not pedal backwards and stop pedaling is like braking.

Folding bike – a loyal friend of commuters who use them on public transport and for other travel in the city. The folding bike is equated with a luggage so its transport on trains and buses is free.

Gravel bike – the gravel bikes remember a lot of bicycles once used on both road and dirt roads. They feature a racing frame, but it allows a comfortable fit, and tires with an extremely effective grip.

Fat bike – direct development of mountain bikes, fat bikes feature very large tires and circles as wide.

BMX – acronym of Bicycle Motocross, are single-handed, small and light but durable bikes. They are designed to make evolutions and jumps in equipped bike parks.

E-bike – means that the bikes are equipped with a small electric motor of up to 250W that only activates when pedaling. They represent a remarkable help as they can reach 25 km/h.

Mini bicycle – this is a bike with a traditional frame and wheels of 20’’. Although it may look like a child bike, it is very handy and allows agile driving in city traffic.

Cargo bike – cargo bikes are widespread in northern Europe and begin to conquer our country too. These bicycles are used to transport packs, bulky items, and even children. They are used a lot for deliveries to the city center, but it is also perfect as a family bicycle.

Reclined bike – with this bike you can cycle in a semi-rigid position with the back resting on a sloping seat between 20 and 50 degrees and the legs protruded forward where pedals are positioned. The handlebar is positioned above or under the seat.

Tandem – two or more bikes. The cyclist standing in front controls the handlebar, brakes and gearbox.

Tricycle – classic three-wheeled bike for transporting large objects. They are indicated for those who have little balance, for children and the elderly.