Mountain bikes have flat handlebars and the suspension is pretty efficient to absorb the bumps and jars of off-road cycling. These are comfortable bicycles that can be ridden even in city.
Compared to mountain bikes, these bicycles are prone to punctures. While using road bikes, the riders have to sit in a hunched position. Cyclists competing in the Tour de France use these bikes.
The cyclist can sit upright while riding a hybrid bicycle, and it is perfect for city riding. They are also referred to as comfort bikes.
They are suited to all kinds of weather, and may also come with front and rear lights for night riding. The cyclist can sit in an upright position while riding a city bike.
BMX first originated in the 1970s, when some children started dirt track racing using wheelie bikes and the Shwinn Stingray Bicycle. This began the BMX revolution, which soon became hugely popular.
Cruiser Bikes are light in weight. They are also called beach bicycles or boulevardiers.
These bikes are used in sporting events like the Paralympics, wherein visually impaired participants are the stokers, and a seeing participant is the captain. There are many different varieties in these bikes.
These bikes are used as utility vehicles for running errands such as shopping or picking up the dry cleaning. These are relatively on the heavier side when it comes to the frame and tires. The cyclist can ride in an upright position on these bikes.
They usually come with attached baskets for easy carrying of goods like shopping bags. They also come equipped with fenders to protect the rider from getting dirty, for example, from mud during monsoons.