Are comfort bikes good for exercise?

Comfort bikes can be useful for light exercise.  Whether that’s riding around your local town or just to the local shop.  Comfort bikes are good for those uses.

However, if you’re thinking or doing moderate exercise then I’d suggest looking at alternative types of bikes such as the road bike, hybrid bike and mountain bike.

You can also use a cruiser bike which is similar to the comfort bike for light exercise.

But let’s concentrate on the comfort bike for exercise.

Comfort bikes over the past few years have been on an upwards trend.  They provide the rider with a comfort riding experience that some beginners prefer over the mountain bike.

The comfort bike still allows the user to use the bike for light exercise whilst providing the user with a smoother ride from the wider tires which absorb some of the shock from bumps and small stones in the road.  And the spring suspension saddles reduce the shock and pain if you’re not used to exercising.

So should you buy a comfort bike for exercising?

Of course as long as you plan on doing light exercise over short distance riding.  Uses such as commuting would probably not be the best use of the comfort bike.  But if you want a bike for leisure use.  Short distance riding to the local shops or riding around your neighborhood at a leisure pace then you’ll be perfectly fine with a comfort bike.

Sticking with the main brands such as Schwinn and Raleigh you’ll find yourself with some high quality and affordable comfort bikes that provide the rider with an excellent ride.

James Dawson

After learning how to ride a bicycle much later than all the other kids, James Dawson hasn't looked back. The author now actively rides a bicycle as a part of the community cycling group and competes regularly in local competitions. Aside from that, he loves technology and always keeps up to date with the latest cycling tech.