Path and Pavement Bicycles
Which Path & Pavement Bike should I buy?
Bikes Online range of Path and Pavement bikes are designed with a focus on urban mobility, where comfort and style are paramount for the rider and speed is not always the draw card. Urban bikes feature conveniences like kickstands, carbon belt drives, and pannier racks, items that have a slight negative impact on speed and bike weight but add a lot practically to the rider.
Within Urban or Path Bikes, there are a few subcategories, based on certain nuances of each bike. At its core, you have the ever so popular hybrid bike. Hybrid Bikes use road bike wheels for better speed but still utilize a mountain bike inspired frame and components that offer better durability. With wider tires and a front suspension fork, these bikes are significantly more comfortable than a regular Flat Bar Road Bike. On the other hand, Vintage, Ladies or City bikes place the rider on a more upright stance, when compared to a normal bike and often spec balloon tires, baskets, mudguards and an easy to dismount frames designed with a lower top tube.
Lately, Electric Bikes have been taking the cycling world by storm, using high capacity batteries with great range and motors that aid in pedaling efforts, these bikes are replacing cars and motorbikes commuting on the road by delivering an efficient and green way to travel. E-Bikes do require the rider to continue pedaling for the motor to activate; these are not throttled bikes. The Shimano Steps system is arguably the best in the market and is used by Polygon Bikes to power your ride.
The more niche subcategories feature Folding and Tandem bikes. Folding bikes are great for short distance commuters that might make public transports a big part of their commute but prefer a bike to shorten the distance between home/work and bus/train stop. These bikes can be folded in seconds and take minimal space, making them too ideal for caravan holidayers. Tandem Bikes fit 2 riders at the same time and allow you to share the joy of cycling with your cycling buddy. To ride one of these, the Captain (rider in front) controls gears, brakes and steering, whilst the Stroker (rider at the back) only needs to spin the pedals. These bikes are hugely popular with couples and with visually impaired riders who do enjoy the freedom cycling brings.
If you are interested in learning about commuting to work by bike or want to add a cruiser bike to ride around town and beach front, Bikes Online has got you covered with our great selection of bikes available anywhere in US. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team if you still have any questions about a particular bike or can’t make up your mind about which bike is best for you.
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