Comfort & Beach Cruiser Electric Bikes
If you're like us, you live less than five miles away from a beautiful beach. If you're not like us, perhaps you still want to feel close to the beach. Introduce the comfort and beach cruisers. Made for touring, riders will instantly notice the comfortable riding style and ease of control (due to a lower center of gravity). Often these bikes are ideal for touring, which is perfect for enjoying that morning coffee at your favorite coffee shop and then jumping to the beach to catch some rays.
There are differences in comfort and cruiser bikes, however. A cruiser bike could be considered the bike of old and grew in its popularity in the 1950s. Riders will notice on a cruiser bike, such as the Pedego Interceptor or Pedego Comfort Cruiser, that they are riding more upright and typically have longer handlebars. Cruiser bikes can be seen mainly on bike paths and paved roads.
Comfort bikes could be a combination of mountain bike and road bikes. These bikes typically have 26-inch tires that can be found on a mountain bike; they are wider, so they help create a smooth ride. A great example of a comfort bike would be the Haibike Cross bikes. These bikes may have suspension but also focus on creating a “comfortable” ride with an upright seating position. A comfort bike can be used for bike paths, roads, or simple dirt trails.
Cruiser Bike Pros:
- Stylish & comfortable
- Stable due to long wheelbase & frame
- Typically have larger, wider tires for a smooth ride
- Comfortable seat
Cruiser Bike Cons:
- Not as functional and may have to add on to become functional for daily activity
Comfort Bike Pros:
- More terrain versatility than Cruiser models
- Upright handlebars & 26-inch tires create comfort
- May have suspension for shock absorption
- Better for hill climbing
- May have more powerful brakes
Comfort Bike Cons:
- Not intended for intense off-road terrains
- Not as lightweight as road bikes
At the end of the day, you want to take home a bike that you feel comfortable riding for miles and miles. There are many styles of electric bikes available, so it is always a good idea to do your research and ask a professional. If you have any questions, call us at 800-622-4655.