Whether it is for enjoyment, exercise or even a commute, Albert Cyprys loves to ride his bike. As a resident of New York City, he also has the benefit of living in a bike-friendly city where you can get anywhere via two wheels. Furthermore, it is also an area of varied terrain, where numerous different types of the bikes, such as the ones below, would fare well in the city.
The most popular choice among bike commuters, the road bike is the fastest and lightest of bicycle types, thus making it the preferred choice of long-distance riders. With a road bike’s slim wheels and frame, a rider can arrive at their destinations faster. They can also enjoy easier carrying, if they find themselves needing to carry their bikes up stairs.
Mountain bikes fall into similar levels of practicality to the road bike, as their many gears allow riders to have a comfortable ride uphill. Mountain bikes tend to have larger frames and tires, which makes them more stable to the ground. Mountain bikes, however, are the heaviest non-motorized bike option, which could be uncomfortable for those who have to carry their bikes up flights of stairs.
A BMX bike is, in all likelihood, the least versatile of bicycles. Built mostly for riding dirt jumps and in skate parks, a BMX bike has no gears. But for what it lacks in ability, a BMX makes up for in overall fun because of the tricks and jumps that BMX riders do.
Albert Cyprys has ridden these types of bikes and more.