After returning to popularity and becoming a trend, there are now various types of bicycles. Even recently also began to emerge types of electric bicycles. This type of bike sometimes makes us confused about which type of bike to choose. Well, before discussing further how to choose what kind of bicycle, you need to know first the various types of bicycles based on their uses. Listen!
1. Folding Bikes
The first type of bike that you need to know is folding bikes or folding bikes. This type of bicycle is arguably a bicycle that has many fans. Even though the name alone makes us wonder, is there really a bike that can be folded? It turns out there is.
So, this type of folding bike is a bicycle that can be folded making it easier for users to store or carry it anywhere. Even now, the KRL (Electric Railroad) only allows passengers to bring this type of bicycle.
This type of folding bike is also suitable for short routes and paved roads. This type of bike is also suitable for you to go to the office, college, or just for a walk.
This type of folding bike is divided into several sizes, namely the standard size is 16 inches and 20 inches, and the large size is 24 inches. As for the price, it depends on the brand. Because there are types of folding bikes at fantastic prices. But back again, just adjust it to the needs and uses of the folding bike itself.
2. Fixie Bike
This type of fixie bike is usually widely used among teenagers, because of its unique and colorful design . Visually, this fixie bike actually has wheels like racing bicycle wheels. Even the frame of this bike also looks like a racing bike. It’s just that, the function of this type of fixie bike is not the same as a mountain bike.
Another thing about this type of fixie bike is the wheel movement mechanism that is not free or in other words not like bicycles in general. What is the mechanism? So, if you pedal forward, the pedals and tires of this bicycle also move according to the force released.
Not only that, if a bicycle in general cannot be pedaled backwards, it is different with this one bicycle. This type of fixie bike we can move the wheels forward or backward. And interestingly again, this type of bike does not have a handbrake. So if you want to stop, you just need to move the wheel in the opposite direction.
History says that at the Velodrome, this fixie bike was used to race bicycles with special tracks. But now this type of fixie bike is more often used for everyday use.
3. Transport Bikes
This type of bicycle is often known as an onthel bicycle or a transport bicycle. This bicycle is usually used to transport goods or people. This onthel bicycle is a classic type of bicycle.
Interestingly, this bike is able to carry a fairly heavy load. That’s because of the large wheel diameter and strong iron frame as well. In ancient times, this bicycle was usually used to deliver letters and other transportation goods.
Now, this type of Onthel bicycle is an antique and is much sought after by bicycle collectors, the older the bicycle, the more expensive the price. Even though it seems old school or old, this type of bike still has enthusiasts even though it can only be used for sightseeing.
4. Tandem Bikes
This type of bicycle is unique, the name is a tandem bicycle. This tandem bicycle is a bicycle that is specifically designed to be used by several people at once. This type of bicycle is often found in tourist places such as beaches, playgrounds, etc.
The pedal system that is connected to each other makes users have to pedal simultaneously. So, it is perfect for use with family, friends, relatives, or partners. Usually this type of bike can be used up to 2-4 pedals. The more pedals, the easier it is to pedal.
5. City Bikes
City bikes or city bikes in Indonesia are often considered a type of women’s bicycle. Why is that? Maybe because usually this bike has a basket in front of it. In fact, this type of city bike can be used by women and men. Even in foreign countries such as Japan, this type of bicycle is commonly used for work.
In Indonesia itself, this type of bicycle is found in the city center. The government provides many of these bicycles for general use in several downtown Jakarta. But it does require some kind of application to use it.
6. Touring Bike
For those of you who like adventure, this type of bike is perfect for you. Touring bikes or touring bikes are bicycles that are specifically designed to travel long distances. In addition, this touring bicycle has a strong bicycle frame so that it can carry your travel items which are pinned on the side of the bicycle section.
7. MTB (Mountain Bike)
This type of MTB or Mountain Bike is suitable for use in mountainous areas with rough terrain. Tracing its history, this mountain bike or Mountain Bike was first introduced to the public in 1970 in the hills of San Francisco. This mountain bike usually has a frame made of large size pipes so that the bike is strong and sturdy compared to other common bicycles.
The wheel size of this type of mountain bike is usually 26 inches. The tread of this type of bicycle is usually wide so that it has the ability to grip soil and rocks in hilly areas. In addition, mountain bikes have 3 front gears and 10 rear gears. This type of mountain bike also depends on the suspension and the terrain traversed. So, it is necessary to pay close attention to how to choose a mountain bike that suits your needs.
BMX or Bicycle Motocross bikes are bicycles designed for attraction and freestyle. This type of BMX bike is one of the most famous popular sports from California, United States in the 1960s. Indonesia even sent a male athlete on a BMX bicycle to compete at the Rion Olympics in 2018.
This type of BMX bike is indeed quite popular among millennials today. In fact, the government has also provided many appropriate play or exercise facilities for BMX bicycle activists. BMX bikes have wheels that are not so big, with a small and slightly tilted frame, and a low seat. So, making these bicycle users stay balanced even when performing extreme stunts.
9. Commuter Bike
This Commuter Bike is specially designed for bicycles traveling far or near. Therefore, this bike is equipped with lights on the front and rear. This commuter bike can be said to be like a bicycle in general, which is usually used for traveling.
Lights are needed to make it easier to see if you have to go in the early morning or at night. In addition, this bicycle is also equipped with a chain guard to protect the chain so that the fabric of the trousers does not get caught.
This Cyclo-Cross bicycle is a type of racing bicycle with a multi-condition track. Usually this type of bicycle race does not only need the speed of the rider, but also requires good technique in conquering the contours of the muddy, clay, sandy, and rocky tracks. Unlike the case with road bikes that tend to race on relatively flat tracks.
The components of this type of bicycle are designed to be stronger than other racing bicycles. This bike material is also made of thick steel with maximum strength. This is so the bike can compensate for bumps, bumps, and jumps. The size of the tires used by this type of bicycle is also quite large compared to other racing bicycles.
11. Racing Bikes
Racing bicycles or often known as road bikes are bicycles commonly used by professional athletes for competitions. This type of road bike is specially designed with a light weight compared to other bicycles. Even now the type is getting more sophisticated, there is a type of static bicycle that is also used for training for racing bicycle athletes.
Don’t ask about the speed anymore, the name is also a racing bike that is definitely faster. Usually this type of road bike is more suitable for use on smooth and flat roads such as asphalt. Typical of a roadbike seen from the curved steering wheel. That’s because athletes can find the ideal position to ride it.
12. Randonneur/Audax Bikes
Still discussing the types of racing bikes, but this one racing bike is named after the oldest long-distance cycling sport in the world, namely Randonneur or Audax. The shape of this type of bicycle is a combination of a racing bicycle and a traveling bicycle. So, this bike is specially designed with a stable speed. Indonesia itself often sends its athletes to take part in this type of bicycle competition.
Still with the type of bicycle that is named the same as the sport, namely the Freeride Bike. This bike is usually used to perform attractions in the air. This type of bike is closely related to downhill and dirt jump . For those of you who often see bicycle attractions in the air, this Freeride bicycle is often used in these competitions.
14. Trekking Bike
This type of bike is practically the same as a touring bike. The difference is that the path that this bike takes is quite complicated. In addition, this Trekking Bike is equipped with a basket that is sufficient to accommodate a lot of items and also lighting. For those of you who like to do trekking, this type of bike is suitable to accompany you on a trip.
The last type of bike you need to know about is the Downhill bike. This type of bike is suitable for those of you who like extreme sports. Because, this bike is designed for uneven roads, even very suitable also for downhill. Therefore, this bicycle is designed to be very strong, with large tires to maintain the stability of the bicycle. Therefore, this bike can be used on descents and even on steep ground.