Comfort bike vs cruiser bike

People often don’t know that comfort bikes and cruiser bikes are really similar.  They’re both designed for casual riding. They both offer comfort features to make the ride for comfy than bikes such as hybrid, road and mountain bikes.

Both bikes are useful for light exercise and riding around your local town.  Whilst both bikes wouldn’t be recommended for commuting.  The main uses would include any of the following:

  • Leisure riding
  • Light exercise
  • Short distance riding
  • Running errands

When we talk about “comfort features”, we can expect both bikes to include inward curved handlebars, wider tires and suspension saddles.  All these features provide added comfort which you wouldn’t find on other bikes such as the mountain bike.

Comfort and cruiser bikes are good as long as you’re using them for the right uses.  Those which we’ve mentioned above.  Similar to a road bike if you plan on using it on the road then it’s going to be a good bike.  Whereas if you plan to use a road bike on dirt trails you’ll soon find that it isn’t a good bike.

So as long as you’re using the bike for leisure use, then a comfort or cruiser bike will be more than adequate for your needs.

In terms of if you should buy and which brands you should consider.  Make sure you’re planning on using a comfort bike for the right reasons.  And if so then consider brands such as Raleigh, Sixthreezero, Schwinn and Diamond Back.

There all brands which are known for their quality, without charging ridiculous prices.

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.