From road bikes and mountain bikes to hybrids, learn about the different types of bicycles and how they are used in this free cycling fitness video.
This is Jim Toledano for Expert Village and we’re going to talk about different kinds of bikes. This is what’s called a rode bike. It’s designed for riding on the street and on bike trails. It’s designed to be light. It’s designed to give you a different kind of control than you would on some other kinds of bikes. Like every bike however, it’s got a frame, handlebars, a saddle, wheels, and gears and back here to allow you to go up and down hills and change your speed. On a road bike, you’ve got what’s called rode handlebars, where you can ride in different positions, down up and here. The saddle is going to be thinner; it’s going to be lighter. The tires are thin. The idea is to give you something that gives you the ability to go up and down the rode as fast as you want. This is what’s called a mountain bike. It’s designed to ride off-road. It’s designed to ride on dirt, on mountain trails, go up and down, take a lot of hard knocks. It’s got a much stiffer frame; it’s not more narrower handlebars so you’ve got more control. The saddle is a little better padded and it’s got thicker tires with knobs on them. It does however have the same thing as any other bike; it has a gear system that allows you to go faster and slower. In between a mountain bike and a rode bike is something called a hybrid. The frame is not as thick and solid as a mountain bike frame, but it’s not as lightweight as a rode bike frame. It can use thick tires or thin tires; you can use it on the road or on the streets. It’s for somebody who does a little bit of both and doesn’t need the specialized kind of a bike that’s designed for a particular way of riding.
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