Choose a bike from Best Ride
Best Ride does not mean, by default, four wheels. The two wheels that the bike provides you are enough.
Regardless of the context. In the city, for daily chores and your commute to work and back.
Or to exercise in your free time. Alone, or with loved ones or passionate friends and their bicycles.
As in search of the fun and adrenaline conferred by the tricks typical of extreme sports.
Or adventure in the middle of nature, including steep slopes or unpaved mountain trails.
So, there are a lot of options. All you have to do is choose the option that suits your needs.
The well-known KTM bicycles, a name that no longer needs to be introduced to the world of enthusiasts of two-wheeled vehicles, but not only.
And to have a complete picture, you have below some related details of the types of bicycles according to the purpose and needs.
They are designed for short distances of up to 50 km. The position it offers,
with the back straight and arms relaxed, it is very comfortable.
Also it gives you a very good visibility. They are equipped with lights, reflectors and bell,
for extra safety. But also with mud and chain guards, and in many cases, with trunk and jack stand.
The wheels come in a variety of sizes - from 20 to 28 inches.
You will also discover that there is also the version with open frame (ie without top bar),
for ladies and gentlemen. And, as a rule, they have fewer speeds, even a single gear.
Including invariants with straight frame and thin wheels, derived from sliders.
The folding bike is the best option when you do not have storage space.
It is the most practical option if you commute and combine several means of transport.
Because it takes up little space and fits in the trunk. It proves useful when you want to take it to the apartment,
because, of course, it fits in the elevator.
***CruiserCruiser bikes are for short distance rides. With its comfortable (most long) and high handlebars,
gives you an image similar to the one that gives you, in the motorcycle segment, a Harley Davidson.
***Road bike - cruiser
When you hear about road bikes you think about speed. And, indeed, we are talking about light models,
made of aluminum or carbon, and prepared for the challenges of moving on asphalt.
Rigid, for pure speed, or with special elasticity, to absorb unevenness and reduce vibrations.
With light and durable frame, large and thin wheels and handlebars in the shape of "ram's horns" to
ensurea position that reduces resistance to advancing. In other words, a bike designed to allow you to reach amaximum travel speed.
Everything I said, but more than that. Because they are models designed especially for
competitions or for advanced cyclists. Aero comes from aerodynamics and minimum drag,
conferred by long studied forms and rigidity. So we do not recommend using them on some trails.
***Counter-time / triathlon couriers
There are versions derived from aero couriers and are intended for competitions.
You can recognize them by aero frame and handlebar type. One with forearm supports,
oriented so as to give the cyclist a comfortable position, for triathlon, or ergonomic, for setbacks.
***Endurance / gravel
There are trails that are intended for routes with bad asphalt, respectively for macadam (off road soft, with dirt and gravel).
It allows you to go just as fast, but in conditions where the road is not like in the palm of your hand. And for endurance models,
thanks to the position and the frame with a less aggressive design, fatigue occurs harder.
***Mountain bike - Mountainbike or MTB
Bicycles specially designed for rough roads or steeper slopes .... in short, fordifficult mountain trails.
They are equipped with suspensions that "absorb" unevenness, strong brakes, studded tires.
And the position of the body ensures an increased control on rough terrain. According to suspensions are divided into
Hardtail bikes - which have a rigid frame - and Full-suspension (frame withsuspension).
***Hardtail MTB bike
The hardtail is divided into 2 categories. With suspension on the front, which acts as a shock absorber, and without.
For a optimal grip, the bike must sit with both wheels on the tread. The role of the suspension facilitate these things.
Depending on how to use it, we first deal with those for recreation / sports.
MTB bikes with shocks with spring suspension and wheels less resistant to extreme conditions.
They are designed for a low budget and for a less aggressive cycling style. Then there are cross-country (XC) bikes,
for difficult terrain and obstacles, steep climbs and descents. They are equipped with air shocks,
hydraulic disc brakes and quality components with resistancehigh. And, finally, MTB Street / Dirtjump,
for those who want to combine descents on mountain trails with jumps (the frame is left on the back to allow handling the bike).
***Full-suspension bicycles (suspension frame) have a fork with shock absorber on the front and rear suspension.
The travel of the rear suspension is equal to that of the front suspension, and the shock absorber settings are similar.
And in their case we have several categories.
***Cross-country / Marathon with a travel of 100-120 mm. They are intended for tours on trails on easy terrain in terms of
unevenness and usually come with 29-inch wheels. Then Trail / Tour, a compromise between a cross-country bike and
one capable of descents, with a stroke of 120-140 mm. It is also recommended to be equipped with lockable shock absorbers.
***All-mountain / Enduro climbs to 150-170 mm the travel value, handles without difficulty on any terrain, and the wheels are wider.
Finally, Downhill / Freeride, are exclusively for descents, have brakes that stop you in any conditions, suspensions up to 250 mm,
while the standard forks is 200 mm.
They are bicycles suitable for those who use them both in the city and on outings, on weekends, on the road or off-road.
They are less fast than racers but, in reply, more versatile than the city bike.
So it offers the best compromise on a mix of roads. Cross variants are available, for better quality surfaces,
or trekking for rough roads. They are equipped with suspension, wider tires, and sometimes with sheets and sprockets similar to an MTB.
Designed for maximum fun. BMX is synonymous with extreme sports and the pleasure of overcoming your limits.
Things are simple: durable frame, with very little reinforcement, fork without suspension, wheels
of 20 and high handlebars. Often even the saddle is missing. No speeds and with various styles adapted for racing,
slopes or jumps.
***Bicycle touring and adventure
Bicycles for long distances, traveled through isolated places and in various conditions. They are accessorized to
accept luggage for several days. They have a rigid fork, steel frame, 28 wheels with various types of
tires, equipment attachment options.
There are bikes with oversized tires, usually 3.7 inches or even larger and with 44 mm or larger wheels,
designed to run on slippery surfaces, such as snow or sand. By the way, they have
appeared to be useful on forest trails, for competitions in the Alaska area, and for tours through
the New Mexico desert. Bicycle manufacturers have relaunched this type of bike, which looks special and once again
their versatility is proven by the fact that there are not only MTB variants, but also Fat Bike versions for city.
Well, regardless of the types already mentioned by the bike, if you need technical support you can use electric bicycles.
You will have the opportunity to rest when you want or need power. Indispensable aspect for long trips or for long climbs.
They are equipped with an electric motor. According to European Union regulations, it can have
a maximum power of 250 W (approximately 0.3 hp) and can generate a maximum speed of 25 km / h.
The Li-Ion battery, which powers the electric motor, is usually located on the trunk of the bicycle
or near the rear wheel. Usually, this battery is detachable so that it can be easily charged.
Electric bicycles are available for men, women, unisex or children. Fixed or folding. For the city, road or rough terrain.
Including hardtail or full mountain bike (MTB) versions suspension. But also trekking. With high-performance batteries and extended warranties.