Looking for an easy and affordable way to enjoy get outside for fitness – and fresh air? Wishing you could find a stress-free and more manageable approach to running errands? Want a new outlet for commuting, or recreation that is less aggressive than a traditional road bike but still lightweight and sporty and fun to ride?


These are the reasons many people choose a City or Hybrid bicycle. But this isn’t your mom or dad’s old bike. Older “vintage” bikes are often made of steel, fewer gears, and slower and heavier to ride. Advances in the engineering of bicycles and city bike frames make these bikes faster, more responsive, and generally more fun to ride than what you might have experienced 10 or 15 years ago.


Here are a few easy questions/considerations to help you select the best bike:


  • Where do you plan on riding?
  • Is top quality a priority, or is affordability more important?
  • Do you plan to lock your bike up on the street?
  • Do you consistently select high-tech gadgets or do you prefer practical, simpler designs?
  • What is your budget for this purchase? (This is an easy way to narrow down the selections.)
  • What type of riding do you plan to do?


The last question is one of the best ways to determine which bike type is the correct choice. If you envision leisurely Sunday rides up the West Side Highway, occasional outings with friends in search of the perfect picnic spot and having fun while you exercise, commuting to or from work in a low-key experience, or running errands with a bike that is lightweight and easy to maintain, a hybrid or city bike is a great choice.


There is some variation within the models, to accommodate your preferences. Cruiser or comfort bikes will be slower, but have a vintage appeal and their step-through features, suspension systems, and cushier saddles are friendlier for people less flexible or comfortable with their feet too far from the ground.


If you’re looking to commute, city and commuter bikes offer features such as racks, fenders, lights, bells and kickstands – all you need to be equipped for the streets, and tow your belongings.


If you plan to ride longer distances, climb hills and work a bit to get in better shape, you still want to be comfortable, but you’re interested in lightness, nimble handling and even easy climbing, hybrid bikes are a perfect fit. A versatile jack-of-all-trades, hybrids are lighter and roll and pedal more easily than comfort bike. Some hybrids are designed for occasional off-road (trail) use, too.


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