Bicycles are incredibly in demand. At the same time, there are so many different models and variants that the choice is no longer easy. But which bike is actually suitable for which purpose?
The right bike for everyday use
Basically, wheels for everyday use must have and fulfill most attributes. They should make everyday life easier, ensure mobility and be as light, practical and 'square' as possible. But what matters?
Suitability – Even in everyday life, the asphalt is not the only playground for cyclists. In many inner cities there are more potholes than cycle paths. A good bike must have such a stable frame and rims that even cobblestones around railroad tracks, sidewalks and potholes do not leave any damage.
Weight – the everyday bike is rarely permanently in front of the house, but comes into the cellar or even into the own apartment. Weight thus plays a proverbial supporting role, because who would want to heave 20 kilograms up to the fourth floor?? Also with regard to public transport the weight is important, because even today many entrances are not barrier-free and thus can be managed without a step.
Depending on the local conditions, an e-bike is almost the obvious choice. The weight of the wheels makes a big difference, however, because the battery makes the bikes weigh quite a few kilos. For this they are ideal, if daily larger distances must be bridged.
The right bike fs for the sport
A sporty cyclist has completely different requirements than an everyday cyclist. Sure, this bike also needs to be durable, but it's often about speed. An overview:
Design – Road bikes are incredibly narrow in design. It's perfect on the bike trail, but the rims tend to warp if you ever ride off the sidewalk. On the other hand, the weight of road bikes is very low.
Roadworthiness – now it depends. So that a bike may be operated in the twilight and darkness, special lighting is necessary. Road bikes, for example, do not have a luggage rack. Thus very rarely a rear light. Road cyclists must be aware that they cannot use their vehicle at all times.
Everyday life – a road bike is often not suitable for everyday use. Not only are the routes in the city much too uneven, but the bike also offers no chance whatsoever for bags or luggage.
Road bikes are aimed at sporty, ambitious riders who know full well that they will be using the bike for sport, but not recreation.
The right bike for off-road
If you ride a road bike cross-country, you won't enjoy it for long. It could sometimes quickly appear comichaft, because the tires are quickly oriented to the eight and not the circle. Mountain bikes are designed for off-road touring:
Robustness – the frame alone is many times thicker than that of a road bike. The same applies to the rims, because they do not bend when riding or jumping over boulders and stones.
Design – even mountain bikes are not necessarily designed for everyday use. Pure sport mountain bikes forgo lights and racks but include suspension and reinforcing mounts.
A pure sport mountain bike is only suitable for the city or everyday use in good weather conditions. The lack of a mudguard on the rear wheel causes dirt to splash onto the back of the rider, so a ride to work is not necessarily advisable. Also lack luggage facilities.
The best bike for flexible use
Is there a bike that can withstand cycling tours, work trips, but also sometimes a stretch over hill and dale? Yes, because the trekking bike can be called the amalgamation of all bikes:
Design – Trekking bikes offer wider frames that are not as sturdy as those of the mountain bike, but can still take a beating. Also, the tires are wider than on everyday and racing bikes. Since the tread is based on the mountain bike, riders find good grip on almost all surfaces.
Suitability for everyday use – Trekking bikes were once intended to accompany or even imitate the trekking rides known in equestrian sports. So we went over hill and dale, carrying a lot of luggage – just like on horseback. Trekking bikes can therefore be easily equipped with panniers. Thus for the everyday life perfectly use. Shopping can easily find space in the bags.
Road use – also trekking bikes offer the necessary lighting and signal lights, which are required by the Highway Code.
The trekking bikes can actually be called the ideal amalgamation of all bikes. They are sturdy enough to dare a descent in the forest, they keep up effortlessly on the roads and are light enough to reach high speeds. If you are looking for a suitable bike, you will find a large selection at attractive prices at the Radhaus. Services like Click& Collect. Exciting sales round off the range.
The right bike depends on the buyer
When looking for the perfect bike, it doesn't help much to take your cue from others. The best step is to seek advice from specialist dealers such as the Radhaus and get an overview of the entire product range. The own taste, the own use and the own safety feeling play decisive roles. In general, except for the racing bike, all bikes are now also available in the E-version. Actually, it can even be said that the majority of e-bikes are trekking bikes – design-wise and in terms of features, the bikes are quite similar to each other.
It is always important to pay attention to road safety. Neither mountain bikes nor racing bikes can always be used in normal road traffic from dusk onwards, because the prescribed lighting is not available – or cannot be installed. How important such attributes are to one must be decided for oneself. Of course, someone who only takes their bike out for training and only rides during the day when visibility and light conditions are good will have different needs than the employee who wants to ride their bike to work year-round.
Conclusion – the purpose justifies the bicycle
Which bike suits me? The only answer to this is: it depends. Today, there are many types of bikes, so customers can easily find one that suits them and their needs. That the choice does not work without own considerations should be understandable. After all, the driver, who in good weather drives to the next beer garden now and then and back again in the summer, has completely different demands than the one who swings himself onto the saddle every day.