First off they’re very good for leisure use. If you’re planning to use the bike for short distance riding to the local shops. Or planning to use the bike for light exercise then a comfort bike will be a good choice. I personally wouldn’t plan on getting a comfort bike for commuting unless you are commuting less than a couple miles along a smooth flat terrain.
Comfort bikes have been adapted for comfort. So you’ll find parts such as wider tires to provide a smoother riding experience. As well as features such as suspension and memory foam on the saddle. Handlebars that are shaped towards the rider so you don’t have to stretch or lean forward. As well as features that you could find on other types of bikes such as the step through frame. Making it easier to mount and dismount the bike.
When should you buy a comfort bike and which brand would I recommend?
If you believe that a comfort bike is for you then make sure you fall into the following categories of uses:
- Using the bike for short distance riding
- Using the bike for light exercise
- Majority of riding will be leisure use
In terms of the best comfort bike I’d suggest looking at brands such as Schwinn, Raleigh and Diamond Back who are known for producing all types of bikes from mountain bikes to comfort bikes that are of high quality. And you can be sure that these brands have had 1000s of positive reviews from people all over the world.