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What are Lifestyle Bikes and What Makes them an Ideal City Bike?

Last updated 6 years ago

One of the first (and most important) questions that people ask when shopping for a bicycle is “What kind of bicycle is right for me?” The answer depends on what kind of biking you do and your bicycle needs—basically, it depends on your lifestyle. Fortunately, lifestyle bikes are designed and built with your individual needs in mind.

The term “lifestyle bikes” encompasses several different types of bikes, from folding bikes to city bikes and everything in between (there are even electric lifestyle bikes). But what makes lifestyle bikes the ideal type of city bike?

  • Head-Turning Design: When riding in the city, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of dull bicycles around you—but not with a lifestyle bike. With alloy rims, chrome plated handlebars, leather grips, and hand-brazed tubular crown forks, lifestyle bicycles are one of the most stylish modes of transportation available. You've got to check out a beautiful British-designed Pashley, if style is your thing.  
  • Comfortable and Versatile: Whether you’re biking to the corner store or across the city, you need a bicycle that is comfortable enough for everyday use and versatile enough for the different biking surfaces and conditions you may encounter. Thankfully, lifestyle bikes are as comfortable and versatile as they are beautiful.
  • More Than “Just a Bicycle”: Since lifestyle bikes are built with you in mind, they come equipped with a host of features that are designed to maximize comfort and convenience. For instance, some bikes come with gold-lined mudguards, dynamo headlamps, tubular rear carriers, skirt guards, coat guards, and even wicker baskets.

Whether you need an easier way to get to work, a better way to take your kids to the park, or a bicycle that says you appreciate the finer things in life, you can find what you are looking for at A Street Bike Named Desire. As the San Francisco bay area's premier lifestyle bike shop, we offer bicycles that complement your style. To learn more about our folding and electric bikes, contact us online or call (888) 821-6831.  


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