Different Types of Casual and Family Bikes
Imagine afternoon bike rides to the Napa vineyards, Angel Island, and hundreds of coastline trails literally minutes from your doorstep. Get off that sofa, keep the money in your wallet, and get riding!
These bikes won't go fast and hate hills. If that's a perfect match for how you want to ride, check these out. They're made for pure cruising. The Giant Simple bikes are sweet choices.
These bikes are perfect for exploring the Bay Area's many destinations and local parks. The smooth tread on the tires give you a fast, quiet ride on pavement while still allowing you to ride the dirt paths of Angel Island and Yosemite. Comfort bikes put you in an extreme upright position, maximizing your visibility of the road while relieving pressure on your back, neck, and wrists. Plus, you'll get pre-equipped comfort features such as: suspension seatpost, suspension fork, gel saddle, and ergonomic grips. The Specialized Expedition and Specialized Crossroads are great comfort bikes.
You can ride off-road trails with pretty decent performance. You'll lose some climbing ability (because your body is more upright) and descending (no jumping, please!). But they can handle fire trails and singletrack, and their tall wheels give you a smooth, fast ride on pavement. Front suspension can be locked out for pavement use, and your body's upright posture gives you great comfort. Check out the Giant Roam and Rove or the Specialized Ariel and Crosstrail.
Generally, these bikes give you a neutral body position (imagine your back at 45 degrees) with no suspension forks for light and efficient pedaling, and smooth tires. This segment has exploded in popularity, and we stock many types of these rigs: The Giant Escape series, the Giant Via series and the Specialized Vita and Sirrus are a few.