Kinds of Bicycle

URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority) is planning to construct a comprehensive 700km cycling path. The path is part of the Draft Master Plan 2013 and it is expected to be completed in 2030. Cycling is encouraged because of its practicality, convenience and health benefits.

If you are a bicycle enthusiast, you should know that there are different kinds of bicycles. There is always a bicycle to address your needs. If you have no idea what bike to consider, you should first distinguish the different kinds of bikes to include:

Road bikes


Road bikes are generally recommended for pavements. Road bikes are lighter which makes it easier to carry and drive. It is usually used for commuting, racing, event rides and fitness riding. Amateurs and professionals can use this one.

Mountain bikes


Mountain bikes are generally recommended for dirty or rocky roads. It can also sustain gravel roads. This is good for rocky paths because of its braking system and its shock absorbing feature. This is good for steep terrains.

Women’s bikes


Women’s bikes are for women who have longer legs and torso. This bike can serve as road bikes or mountain bikes. This features wide saddles, handle bars and better frame so women can handle it properly.

Comfort bikes


Comfort bikes are generally recommended for gravel roads. Also called recreational bike, this kind of bike features comfort and ease of use. This is good for riding in the neighbourhoods and parks.

After choosing the right bike vis-à-vis your needs, the next thing that you need to do is look for the bike that suits you well. You have to be aware that bikes come in different frame sizes. You need to consider the handle bar reach and the stand over room. After that, it is best to test ride it. If you are comfortable, that is the best bike for you. Whenever you are cycling, make sure to protect thyself.

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