Yay! You are ready to buy a bike! Here is a quick guide to the different types.
- Road Bike - Designed for high-speed travel on paved surfaces, road bikes have narrow tires, a short wheelbase, and lightweight frames. They’re not designed to be ridden on rugged, unpaved surfaces, hence the name “road” bike.
- Hybrid - Blend characteristics from road bikes, touring bikes and mountain bikes to for a general-purpose bicycle. They typically have a flat handlebar for an upright riding style. They're popular with beginning bicyclists, casual riders and urban commuters.
- Triathlon - Bicycles that are designed for triathlons may have steeper seat tube angle, 650c wheels, and a very "forward" posture.
- Fixed Gear - Assembly and maintenance are simple! These are perfect for the city and riding around campus. Fixed-gear bicycles are typically single-speed. Many fixed-gear bicycles only have a front brake. Vilano Fixed Gear/ Single Speed Bikes come with a flip-flop hub so you may switch between riding fixed or single speed.
- Comfort - In a subclass of the hybrid category is the comfort bike. Comfort bikes are essentially modern versions of the old roadster bicycle, though modern comfort bikes are often equipped with derailleur gears rather than hub gears. They typically have an upright riding position, 26-inch wheels. Comfort bikes can incorporate such features as front suspension forks, seat post suspension with wider saddles, and handlebars designed for easy reach while riding in an upright position.
- Folding - Great for riding around town and commuting in the city. Folding bikes are perfect if storage is an issue. Awesome for taking on a train, travelling, etc.
- MTB - Mountain bikes are typically ridden on types of terrain commonly include rocks, washouts, ruts, loose sand, loose gravel, roots, and steep grades (both inclines and declines). Mountain bikes are built to handle this terrain! MTB construction differs from a typical bicycle in many ways like the inclusion of suspension on the frame and fork, larger knobby tires, durable heavy duty wheels, more powerful brakes, and lower gear ratios needed for steep grades with poor traction.
The first half of the video features details between the different bike types. The second half of the video reviews measurements and sizing information.