What is a comfort bike?
Unlike race bikes or mountain bikes, comfort bikes allow you to ride in a comfortable upright position. You don’t have to lean forward too much. This is great for folks who have back, shoulders, or neck pain.
The frame of a comfort bike is similar to that of a mountain bike and a hybrid bike. However, a comfort bike’s frame is a bit thicker and provides more stability. You’ll also find comfort bikes with suspension forks. What suspension forks do is they absorb shocks or bumps on the road. This will greatly help you get much smoother rides.
These bikes are usually quite low to the ground. You can sit on it with your feet flat on the ground. Also, the seat is quite comfy. It is usually wider and has much more cushioning than the banana seats on most mountain or race bikes. Very comfortable!
All of these features make comfort bikes a great choice for younger riders who want a stylish ride around the neighborhood. And even elderly riders who want a nice exercise without getting too much back and shoulder soreness after each ride.