Should you buy a comfort bike?

Deciding whether you should buy a comfort bike will depend on if you’re going to be using the bike for the reasons in which it was specifically designed to be used for.

A long sentence right.

But let’s be clear.  If you’re planning on using the comfort bike for commuting then you probably should look at alternative types of bikes such as a road or hybrid bike.

Whereas the main uses for which you should be using a comfort bike for are:

  • Leisure riding
  • Light exercises
  • Short distance journeys
  • Running local errands

Some people will often get comfort bikes and cruiser bikes mixed up.  In fact comfort bikes and cruiser bikes are very similar.  They’re both designed for casual riding.

So what actually are comfort bikes?

Comfort bikes are adapted to provide the rider with maximum comfort.  You’ll often find spring suspension saddles.  As well as inward curved handlebars and wider tires.  Which ultimately make the bike good for casual riding around your local neighbourhood.

With bike parts coming down over the past few years, this has provided an influx in the number of bike brands on the market today.  However, some of the best bike brands which provide high quality and affordable comfort bikes are Schwinn, Raleigh, Diamond Back and Sixthreezero.

So if you’re thinking about buying a comfort bike then those four brands would be a good place to start.  But make sure you’re purchasing a comfort bike for the right reasons.

These include casual riding, relatively short distance.  For uses such as popping to the shop, riding to a friend’s house or riding to the local theater.