Beach cruiser bikes have become very popular, especially among the people who value comfort over speed. And although many of you may have heard about the famous cruiser bike (and many may even be considering purchasing one in the near future), you may not be familiar to some of the facts behind this cute and retro-looking bike. If you want to find out more, then do read on.
One of the things you may not have known about these bikes is the fact that they were first created in the 1930s, as an alternative to other types of bikes. What made them popular back then is precisely what makes them popular now as well: the fact that they are easy to use and comfortable and the fact that, when compared to other types of bikes, they are very affordable. As a matter of fact, the least expensive cruiser bike is a couple of hundreds of dollars cheaper than the least expensive of the other types of bikes. Furthermore, nowadays they have made to be even more comfortable and that is mainly due to the fact that they are designed to be suitable for multiple styles of bike riding: standing upright, relaxed, and so on.
Another thing you may not have known about these bikes is the fact that they do tend to be more popular with women. However, baby boomers and young surfers are also known to love these bikes, both for their comfort and for their retro appeal. Even more, the American region where these bikes are the most popular is Southern California (in areas such as Venice beach).
Last, but most certainly not least, you may know that, outside of the modern design, cruiser bikes maintain their original traits. The one thing that may be different (and in a good way) is related to the fact that the frame of the bikes created in modern times is usually less heavy than it was back in the 1930s. Although they are still heavier than other types of bikes, they are very comfortable and easy to use, which makes them suitable for multiple purposes (including, although it may be hard to believe, workouts).
Purchasing a cruiser bike may be a choice related to nostalgia, it may be a choice related to comfort or it may be a choice related to fashion. Regardless of what is the reason behind you wanting to buy such a bike, you will not be disappointed by it in any way.