Bicycle technology is almost 200 years old. The first versions of these two wheeled vehicles were introduced in Germany in the early 19th century. They had heavy wooden frames and lacked the modern bicycle’s signature pedals and inflated rubber tires. Since that time, inventors have continuously improved on the designs eventually adding chain drives, braking systems, and variable gear ratios.
Today’s bicycles come in a wide range of styles with many extra features. Consumers can purchase a bike that will take them across nearly any type terrain safely and comfortably. Lighter and stronger materials used in their construction increases the durability while also decreasing the effort it takes to ride for extended periods of time. Newly engineered mechanical systems improve performance as well. Some bikes even incorporate complicated suspension components to minimize the impact on the rider’s body joints while bouncing over rough roads.
Although vastly improved over their ancestors, not all bikes are made to perform the same way. When shopping for a new bike, the most important thing to keep in mind is the environment that the bike is best suited for. A bike made to be ridden on the street does poorly on rocky mountain trails. Likewise, off-road tires become uncomfortable on flat paved terrain. To find out more about the different styles and options of bikes available, check out the infographic below.
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