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How to choose your city bike

A city bike for your daily commutes

These bikes will naturally favour comfort over performance. The primary goal isn't to break speed records on bike paths, so city bikes generally adopt a straight and comfortable position . Thus, you dominate the road and you can more easily analyse traffic, obstacles and dangers.

These city bikes are ideal for relatively short urban trips and for commuting to your workplace. On the other hand, they are not at all intended for sport like a road bike.

In addition, city bikes are only comfortable in urban asphalt environments. It is therefore necessary to turn towards a hybrid bicycle for a practice between city and forest tracks.

Safety on a city bike

In town, a cyclist is considered as a vehicle but deprived of protections (bodywork, airbag). You must therefore protect yourself with the means at your disposal. By wearing a helmet, you can avoid a deadly fall.

Moreover, using bicycle paths, corridors and other reserved lanes separates you from traffic and thus decreases the chances of collisions.

Seeing and being seen is also an essential principle during your travels in the city. We recommend that you invest in lamps and signalling accessories in order to signal your presence to other road users at night as well as during the day.

Being cautious can help you avoid the main dangers of city traffic. By stretching your arm before changing directions, by being careful at intersections and by not wearing headphones (in accordance with the law July 1, 2015), you considerably reduce the risk of accidents.

You can also secure your city bike. Bicycle thefts are very common in urban areas, therefore, don't forget to tie your precious mount with a bicycle lock .

Geometries adapted to your needs

There are several kinds of city bikes. Manufacturers compete with technical innovations to meet your every need. For example:

  • Folding bikes for those with small storage space.
  • Bikes with a "goose neck" frame which make it possible to wear a dress or skirt thanks to their low frame. This is the case of Gitane bikes with the Classic or 1930 models.
  • Bikes with a top tube for the longest and most sporty urban trips.

All city bike practices

Hybrid bike

Hybrid

Electric bike

Electric bike

Fixie

Bicycle Fixie

Beach Cruiser

Beach Cruiser Bicycle

Folding Bike

Folding Bike

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