There are many different bicycle options that you could use to go to work, but you should consider several aspects when deciding on one:
* Budget: You should consider other factors, but the budget you count with will certainly mark what type of bicycles you could afford.
* Use: What use are you going to give to your new bike? Just to go to work, also for leisure, more sporting use? These aspects will also condition your final decision.
* Distance to work: this is another essential element to consider for your choice.
* Type of road to your work: will you bike along dirt roads, large slopes, or calm level biking lanes? The type of route between your home and your work will also be a decisive point to choose your future bike.
* Experience and physical preparation: do you often ride your bike not only for going to work ? Do you have a good physical preparation? All this will influence to choose a certain type of bike or with electric assistance.
Types of bicycles to go to work
* Urban: the most traditional type of bicycle. They usually have a low frame to be able to go up and down easily. Also with a handlebar at a height that allows our hands to reach it easily and with our back straight.. The elements such as fenders, chain covers, as well as baskets or rear support for luggage, are characteristic of these bikes. They have a fairly limited number of gears.
* BTC - Mixed: hybrid bicycles, all road or mixed, are somewhere between comfort and sporting. With an already higher frame, also the handlebar height is usually lower than the urban ones for a better aerodynamic. It usually allows a greater variety of tires widths depending on the needs. It is a perfect bicycle for short journeys around the city or for longer journeys on roads or cycling. Some already incorporate suspension in the front fork. The gear ratio is usually wider than the urban ones. They also allow easy incorporation of saddlebags and luggage carriers.
* Mountain Bike: we are now entering a more sporty modality and, therefore, aggressive both in its frame and in the height of the handlebar. The wider tires will allow us to go more safely on dirt roads or with stones, but will roll worse on asphalt ground due to their higher friction. They usually incorporate disc brakes and suspension in the front fork. With a wide range of gears, they can be perfect for journeys with many slopes, as well as for longer trips due to their resistance. They require more maintenance.
* Roadbike: it is the most aggressive version of all in terms of geometry, as well as in the type of wheel, large radius and very narrow tires, allowing little friction and more speed. It is perfect to combine with a leisure or sporting use, along roads or bike lanes. The position and type of saddle will make the process of adaptation slower for those who buy this bicycle for the first time . They usually also have a wide gear ratio. Ideal for very long distances with dirt roads.
* E-bike: the boom of electric bicycles (which we explain in this post) also has its explanation when considering them the ideal means of transport to go to work. The help that the electric motor supposes, diminishes the effort of pedaling and, consequently, the perspiration, an important element to take into account. We will find e-bikes of all kinds in the market. Thus, to the characteristics of each bicycle model that we have mentioned, we would incorporate the advantage of that electric assistance.
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