WHAT’S A CITY BIKE?
If you are searching for the best city bike in LA, look no further than Bike Shop LA, the number one bike shop in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles—our city and urban bikes are veritable workhorses, designed to be the perfect combination of road and mountain bikes.
City Bikes – What even IS a City Bike?
If you guessed that a city bike is a bike designed for riding in cities…you are correct! By definition, a city bike is a bike designed for short, frequent, moderately paced rides through urban areas. If you’re like us, and leaning into the pandemic bike boom, you’ll want a city bike if you’re going to buy a bike in LA.
These are also referred to as commuter bikes, as they are able to handle any terrain, from city streets to off-road trails. They’re perfect for both long and short rides, and can be outfitted with racks, panniers, lights, and any other accessories you may need for the city. We regularly have new and used Critical Cycles and Giant Bicycles in stock. Our bike inventory is like a carousel- our bikes come and go, so our stock varies. Stop by Bike Shop LA to pick out your new city bike today!
WHERE CAN I FIND THE BEST CITY BIKES IN LA?
Biking through the city traffic of Los Angeles? What? You heard that right! At Bike Shop LA, believe it or not, biking is our preferred means of transportation, especially given the changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, Angelinos prefer to see the LA by bicycle, swapping crowded tour buses and city buses for the fresh air and sunshine of a cool bike ride. Our Beverly Hills bike shop has all of your LA city bike needs, and we’re excited to outfit you to ride in style.
City and urban bikes are designed to meet the needs of cyclists of all levels, by combining road and mountain bike components with an emphasis on comfort and practicality. For many people, the best urban bikes are just regular bikes. They typically have flat or upright handlebars, and wheels and tires that are designed to fill the gap between narrow, slick road tires and knobby, fat off-road or mountain bike tires. Some city and urban bikes fall closer to road bikes, with faster and slicker tires and lightweight frames, but still have flat handlebars. Meanwhile, other city and urban bikes are more similar to mountain bikes, with fat tires and suspension. But regardless of their build, all of these bikes are designed to be versatile.
People choose cool urban bikes for all sorts of reasons. They may want one bike that does it all, or they may want a bike that provides the fast, lightweight components of a road bike but with the upright riding position of flat handlebars. Most of these bikes can handle a variety of tire sizes, and are compatible with accessories such as racks and fenders. Interestingly, a lot of normal road bike frames can’t take these add-ons because of their tight clearances and low weight.
City and urban bikes have grown into their own category of bikes. It can be tough to distinguish between city and urban bikes, cruisers and mountain bikes, but there are some real differences. In general, it’s best to look at a bicycle as a tool. The way to pick a tool is to determine how it will be used—so you should consider what you’ll use your bike for, and choose a style based on that. If you’re looking for speed on the roads, then pick a road bike. If you’re looking to hit some off-road trails, then you need a mountain bike. A city or urban bike is appropriate if you’re looking for something that will handle a variety of terrain, and that is practical for fun, exercise, and commuting.