Why Are There So Many Types of Bikes These Days?

Bicycles have been around for centuries; from the earliest Penny-farthing right through to the most modern hybrid alternative. These useful modes of transport used to be one of the fastest ways to get around, but these days they are enjoyed by fitness enthusiasts, those that are keen to keep their commuting costs as low as possible and general collectors alike.

There are simply so many different types of bike currently on the market that it can be all but impossible to list them all, so instead of attempting such a feat we spoke to David from Reid Cycles to find out some of the most popular variants to help to make your decision when buying a bike a bit easier:

Hybrid Bikes

Hybrid bikes are those that feature factors from at least two specific types; such as off-road bicycles that take on the appearance of a traditional model, or race bikes that offer off-road features. They come in a variety of sizes making them suitable for people of all ages too – and can be pretty fairly priced considering the features that they bring to the table.

Electric Bikes

These types of bikes are considered some of the most expensive, in fact some of the more elaborate models can stretch to several thousand dollars. But for all of their expense they offer some of the most advanced features; including options to ease a journey by powering pedals electronically, or even allowing the bike to be used without pedals over certain distances for as long as the battery lasts.

Vintage Bikes

These bikes weren’t always called vintage; in fact, roughly 100 years ago they were the only styles on the market. These days however, this particular style of bike can be considered vintage; although the materials used in their construction can make them far more reliable and effective whether they are on the road, or using a quiet cycle path.

Mountain Bikes

If you’re into off-road adventures and explorations then a mountain bike may well be the ideal option. Their tyres are designed to treat mud and dirt as if they weren’t an issue and because of their strength, they can withstand even the most punishing rides along the mountains and even through shallow streams.