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Cruiser and Foot Forward Bikes
Cruiser Bicycles
If you’re looking for a comfortable bike with a classic look, consider a cruiser. The bicycle standard from the 1930s through 1950s, cruisers feature wide tires and padded seats for a more comfortable riding experience.

Curved, upright handlebars put the rider in a better position to view the world around them. Cruisers typically have heavier frames, but some newer models use lightweight aluminum frames. The traditional cruiser has just one gear and a coaster brake (where you pedal Backwards to stop).

More modern cruisers come with three to seven speeds and rim brakes. Also called beach bikes or boulevardiers, these classic bikes work best on flat terrain. They can be used for short-distance commuting and errands, as long as your route is fairly flat.

Some cruiser bike manufacturers make a wide array of colorful models available, to suit the fashion tastes of any bike aficionado.
Foot-Forward Bikes
are a sub-category of cruiser bikes. They have an elongated frame design that pushes the pedals a few inches forward of the seat. This allows you to ride with the seat low enough so that you can place your feet flat on the ground when you are stopped, but you still get the full extension of your legs while pedaling.
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