WHAT TYPE OF BIKE DO YOU ACTUALLY WANT

DIFFERENT TYPES OF BIKE AND THEIR USES EXPLAINED
00:20 MERIDA SCULTURA TEAM - ALL ROUND ROAD RACE BIKE - 00:43 S-Works Venge ViAS Disc ETap - AERO ROAD RACE BIKE - 01:02 DIAMONDBACK ANDEAN - TRIATHLON/TT BIKE - 01:42 DOLAN PRE CURSA - TRACK/PISTA BIKE - 02:13 DOLAN DF4 CARBON - TRACK/PISTA BIKE - 02:56 Red Hook Crit BIKE - 03:18 CANNONDALE SYNAPSE HI-MOD - ENDURANCE/SPORTIVE - 03:52 SCOTT METRIX 10 DISC - FLAT BAR ROAD BIKE - 04:22 ORRO FE STREET - FIXIE / SINGLE SPEED BIKE - 05:06 CANYON URBAN 5.0 - URBAN COMMUTE BIKE - 05:25 RALEIGH STRADA 3 - HYBRID BIKE - 05:54 GAZELLE CLASSIC - DUTCH / STEP THROUGH BIKE - 06:07 TREK 920 - TOURING BIKE - 06:31 RIDGEBACK PANORAMA - TANDEM BIKE - 06:41 BROMPTON M1E - FOLDING BIKE - 06:54 MICARGI ROYAL CHOPPER - CHOPPER BIKE - 07:21 BACCHETTA CORSA A70 - RECUMBENT BIKE - 07:44 GIANT ROAD-E+ 1 PRO - ELECTRIC ROAD BIKE - 08:20 CANYON INFLITE CF SLX 9.0 PRO RACE - CYCLOCROSS - 09:04 NINER RLT 9 RDO 4-STAR - GRAVEL BIKE - 10:03 WHEEL SIZE CHART - 11:34 SCOTT SCALE RC 900 SL - XC HARDTAIL MOUNTAIN BIKE - 12:03 SCOTT SPARK RC 900 SL - XC FULL SUSPENSION BIKE - 12:20 WHYTE T-130C WORKS - TRAIL BIKE - 12:36 YT JEFFSY CF PRO RACE 27 - TRAIL BIKE - 12:57 S-WORKS ENDURO - ENDURO BIKE - 13:35 SANTA CRUZ V10 - DOWNHILL DH BIKE - 14:43 NORCO ITHAQUA SL - FAT BIKE - 15:17 GIANT FULL-E PLUS 1 SX PRO - ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKE - 15:37 KONA OPERATOR DL - FREERIDE BIKE - 16:05 NS MOVEMENT 1 - SLOPESTYLE / DIRT JUMP BIKE - 16:23 NS SODA SL - SLOPESTYLE / DIRT JUMP BIKE - 16:53 RALEIGH ULTRA BURNER - BMX FROM 1980'S - 17:20 GT FS SLAMMER - BMX FS BIKE - 17:43 GT RACE MACH ONE PRO - BMX RACE BIKE - 17:54 MONTY KAIZEN 220 - TRIALS BIKE
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00:00 this video is designed to be a quick 00:01 reference to show what types of bike are 00:05 available and for what purposes so if 00:07 you ever asked yourself the question 00:08 what type of bike do I want then come 00:10 back to this video and in the 00:12 description down below I'll leave a link 00:15 to each bike in this video so you can 00:17 get to it quickly so what type of bike 00:19 do I want well that all depends what you 00:21 want to use it for so let's start at 00:23 this end of the scale 00:24 it's the all-round lightweight Road race 00:26 bike you're going to buy this bike or 00:28 this style of bike if you like riding on 00:30 the road you like racing I like going up 00:32 hills they see your all-round road bike 00:35 that you can use for racing so it's 00:36 quite it's quite specific it's very 00:38 lightweight if you spend a lot of money 00:40 and this is what the pros are gonna ride 00:42 this type of bike next up we've got the 00:44 same again except this is the Aero bike 00:46 so if you look at the difference between 00:48 the two this bike has very sculpted 00:50 frame in an attempt to cheat the wind 00:52 the wind being the biggest thing that 00:54 holds you back once you get up to a 00:56 certain speed on a bike there's a 00:57 picture of foetus again a very popular 00:59 racer riding his fringe ok so still in 01:02 the road race type category we come to 01:05 this extraordinary looking thing now 01:06 really this is a triathlon bike in this 01:09 sort of category we talk about time 01:10 trial bikes as well and basically these 01:12 bikes are designed to cheat the wind 01:14 usually in an individual effort against 01:17 the clock although is a bit different 01:19 for triathlon now if you look at the 01:21 difference between these bikes the tri 01:22 bike or time trial bike really throws 01:25 the rider forward so if you look at the 01:26 different positioning of the seat there 01:28 and you get into a very aggressive 01:30 aerodynamic position on the bike sort of 01:32 like this guy here who's a full tilt so 01:35 you're not gonna buy a bike like that 01:36 unless you have a very specific idea of 01:40 what you want to use it for ok next bike 01:42 up track bike now this is a very 01:44 bog-standard track by nice and cheap 01:46 made by dolan and you can always tell 01:47 when you're looking at a track bike so 01:49 she's got no gears horizontal dropouts 01:50 so that you can tighten up the chain no 01:53 brakes and it's it's a fixed gear so in 01:56 other words you can't pedal backwards 01:57 you've always got a pedal on this bike 01:59 that's just sort of beginners track bike 02:01 and I would strongly advise going and 02:04 having a go at this it's great fun this 02:06 is the Manchester Velodrome 02:07 I've been there a few times myself and 02:09 had to go takes you a while to get up 02:10 onto the bank but once you're up there 02:12 it's great fun so going 02:14 so this is another track bike and by the 02:16 way the word pista is Italian for track 02:19 actually Spanish with track as well 02:21 sometimes you hear these bikes being 02:22 called pista bikes now this is a much 02:25 more aggressive bike if you see the 02:27 difference there between the sort of 02:28 bog-standard tracked by this bike here 02:30 much more Aero carbon obviously much 02:33 more expensive but disc wheel is very 02:35 aerodynamic these basically get ridden 02:37 by pretty serious dudes so if you've got 02:39 legs like that then yeah maybe have a go 02:41 at that and if you compare that bike to 02:43 say the all-round road bike that's our 02:46 look you see it's quite a lot more 02:49 aggressive in its stance so you don't 02:51 really want to be riding that on the 02:52 road be pretty uncomfortable 02:54 not to mention probably illegal without 02:55 brakes on it there's another cool form 02:57 of racing that I've been following a 02:59 little bit lately and that's called the 03:00 Red Hook crit which started in Brooklyn 03:03 but now it runs in Milan Barcelona and 03:06 London and these guys basically ride 03:08 around a little circuit and they 03:09 basically do that on track bikes and 03:11 that generates some pretty exciting 03:13 racing worth checking out ok next one up 03:16 that I've got in my list is the 03:17 endurance bike now this is our bike is 03:19 sort of aimed at the people who want to 03:21 do sport efz sort of longer comfortable 03:24 rides and if you compare that to the 03:26 road race bike you can see is designed 03:29 for your comfort so much higher at the 03:31 front tiny bit longer just nice and 03:37 comfortable so if you'd you want to get 03:38 into road riding you're not too bothered 03:40 about being the fastest guy in the 03:42 village then this this is a good a good 03:44 bike for you to get this type of 03:46 endurance sportif bike because you can 03:48 pretty much do everything on that on the 03:50 road right so moving on we've got this 03:52 and I've basically called this the flat 03:55 bar road bike as you can see it's very 03:56 similar to the endurance type geometry 03:59 so it's gonna be pretty comfortable this 04:00 one is from Scott it's a pretty nicely 04:02 Specht bike with flat handlebars which 04:05 well I sort of don't entirely see the 04:07 point of it myself because you've 04:09 actually cut down your options on where 04:11 you can put where you can use the 04:12 handlebars but I guess people like it 04:14 some people use it for commuting on so 04:16 yeah why not so that's the flat bar road 04:19 bike moving on to the next one that I've 04:21 got in my list this one the single speed 04:23 or fixie street bike these coming up 04:26 quite a nice 04:27 and they were sort of I guess this 04:28 started from the careers using them 04:31 basically nutters who ride around town 04:33 delivering stuff on fixed wheel bikes no 04:36 brakes 04:37 yeah not something I would want to do 04:38 because I get killed pretty quickly but 04:40 this particular one here from Oro Fe 04:43 Street comes with a flip-flop hub so you 04:46 can flip the back wheel round and either 04:48 ride it fixie or single speed I've had 04:51 one of these flip-flop wheels before and 04:53 yeah fixie is it's interesting to use 04:56 but on the road I found it really 04:57 difficult judging the moment where you 04:59 jumped up onto the curb or something 05:01 like that I struggled with that so it 05:02 didn't work for me but they're 05:04 cool-looking bikes 05:04 okay so moving on we've got something 05:07 Kanyon are actually calling it Canyon 05:09 urban and what we've got here is a bike 05:11 that you would use to commute on I guess 05:12 great feature on this buy is it's a belt 05:15 drive and the gears are internal in the 05:17 hub so you can get on this bike in your 05:19 business suit and not get grease all 05:21 over yourself so that's quite a nifty 05:22 feature quite a heavy bike pretty cool 05:24 for getting around town on and then we 05:25 come to what we kind of call the hybrid 05:27 bike and there's no sharp line between 05:29 all these bikes they kind of 05:31 manufacturers decide what they think 05:34 they're going to do now apparently the 05:35 hybrid bike or bikes that look like this 05:38 I kind of call them super market bikes 05:39 they're like a sort of combination of 05:42 your urban bike and your mountain bike I 05:45 guess I'm not a big fan but they seem to 05:47 do well and I guess this is the bike 05:49 yourself see families out on mom dad and 05:51 the kids have all got one which is great 05:53 can't moan about that these are pretty 05:55 cool I call these Dutch bikes I'll step 05:57 through this is the Gazelle classic 05:59 pretty reasonable price anybody who's 06:01 been to Amsterdam or Holland will know 06:02 that this is just sort of default 06:03 transport to get around very cool very 06:06 laid back great fun so the touring bike 06:08 designed to put your luggage on and take 06:10 you to cool places around the world just 06:12 get on and pedal and go and if you 06:14 compare this bike say to look at the 06:17 endurance buy it you can see it's quite 06:21 a lot longer because by the time you've 06:23 got your luggage on there you need it to 06:24 be as stable as possible so it's not 06:26 gonna be a particularly it's not gonna 06:28 be a particularly fast bike but get your 06:30 luggage on there that will see you 06:31 around the world tandem bike I've never 06:32 had a go on one of these I'm not sure 06:34 I'd ever want to have a go on one of 06:35 these but if that's your thing 06:37 one of you sits on the back when he sits 06:38 on the front pretty cool I guess give it 06:40 a go 06:41 how you get on Brompton folding bikes if 06:43 you get on a train in the morning and 06:46 then you want to cycle a few miles to 06:48 your office why not get one of these 06:49 because they fold up like a bit of 06:51 origami so you can take it on the train 06:53 like a briefcase that's pretty cool 06:54 the chopper probably wouldn't advise 06:56 anybody buying one of these who wants to 06:58 do any proper cycling I've got no idea 07:00 where you would use that but they make 07:02 them they sell them so if somebody buys 07:04 them I know when I was a kid I always 07:06 wanted a rally chopper they were cool 07:07 back in the 70s when I was a kid and I 07:09 always wanted one my birthday when I 07:11 thought I was gonna get one my parents 07:13 actually bought me the tomahawk which 07:14 was the baby chopper without the gears 07:16 on it and I was absolutely devastated 07:17 and to this day I don't think I've 07:19 recovered from that so that's the 07:20 chopper bike the recumbent bike so this 07:23 is a weird thing again I've never had to 07:24 go on one of these weird-looking things 07:26 I'm not sure I really would want one 07:28 either but people like them they're 07:29 pretty quick because they're aerodynamic 07:31 and get you out the wind so I've never 07:33 seen any side-by-side comparisons but 07:35 that would be interesting thinking I 07:37 should probably do a search on YouTube 07:39 and see if I can find one so that's a 07:40 recumbent bike pretty much my last bike 07:42 in the road series is the electric rode 07:45 by now I sort of have mixed feelings 07:47 about these is it a bike or is it a 07:49 motorbike I guess there's a time and a 07:50 place so if I'm out on a road ride or 07:53 there's a bunch of us out on a road ride 07:54 there's someone who struggles to keep up 07:57 but still wants to be part of that ride 07:59 maybe an older person or I want to say a 08:01 less fit person but really they should 08:03 be getting a normal bike and trying to 08:05 get fitter but certainly an older person 08:07 who maybe can't get fitter or fit enough 08:09 yeah why not ride an electric bike then 08:12 they can keep up with let's say their 08:13 kids who are faster so mixed feelings 08:16 about that maybe maybe there's a time 08:18 and a place okay here's another type of 08:19 bike looks like a road bike but it's 08:21 called a cyclocross a race bike 08:23 cyclocross bikes are quite specific to 08:25 cyclocross racing which is basically 08:27 where you race around a little circuit 08:29 offroad with obstacles where you have to 08:32 get off and carry your bike never done 08:34 it myself it's getting bigger and bigger 08:35 people like to do it in the offseason so 08:38 yeah why not and this canyon in flight 08:41 this design so that you can get it over 08:43 your shoulder easier and then run with 08:45 it that's a good idea I guess and if I 08:47 compare that to the endurance bike 08:49 you'll see where you probably not want 08:51 to buy one of these to ride on the road 08:53 if you're looking for a more comfortable 08:55 type of bike you can see that it's quite 08:57 focused at the front there don't 08:59 accidentally buy a cyclocross bike 09:01 unless you know that's what you 09:03 definitely want to do then we've got the 09:04 gravel bike which in my mind is quite a 09:06 new sort of genre of bike and I guess 09:09 it's almost a cross between an endurance 09:11 road bike and a cyclocross bike if you 09:13 like but it's it's used for days out on 09:16 gravel tracks and Road and you've got 09:19 the fatter tires on it and again if you 09:21 look at this a against the endurance buy 09:26 it's quite a bit longer so it's gonna be 09:29 more stable and even more relaxed at the 09:33 front you can see the difference there 09:37 so it's an interesting genre of bike 09:39 this it's gonna be comfy stable and you 09:42 can take it down gravel tracks so if 09:44 you're not interested in going really 09:45 really fast I think these are probably 09:47 quite a good good option really so 09:49 that's the gravel bike most of those 09:52 bikes that we've looked at they're based 09:53 around the 700 C type Road wheel but now 09:56 we're gonna move into the mountain bike 09:58 type genre of bikes off-road mountain 10:01 bikes and this is where wheels become 10:02 very confusing originally most mountain 10:05 bikes came with 26 inch wheels 10:06 we all thought they were pretty good and 10:08 then war if the way all started and what 10:10 came along was the 29 inch wheel mostly 10:12 on sort of the lighter weight XE 10:14 mountain bikes hardtails and actually 10:16 the 29 inch wheel is in diameter the 10:19 same as a road wheel 700 C wheel so in 10:22 theory the 29 inch wheel some people 10:24 think is faster off-road so it kind of 10:26 all made sense for a while we had 26 10:28 inch wheels on our full suspension bikes 10:30 and we had 29 inch wheels on our XE 10:32 hardtails then it got a bit more 10:34 confusing because they decided to go 10:36 27.5 inch or to make an even more 10:39 confusing they call it 650 B and they 10:41 started putting those on our full 10:42 suspension bikes and that's kind of 10:44 where we are today so difficult to get 10:46 mountain bikes of 26 inch wheels now 10:48 unless you go for dirt bikes that will 10:50 have a look out and sick so most of the 10:53 full suspension bikes are coming 27.5 10:55 unless you happen to be doing 10:57 cross-country and it's more likely to be 10:58 29 inch or than although not exclusively 11:01 anymore and then to make it even more 11:03 confusing and something I haven't even 11:05 really seen myself but 11:07 I've seen it popping up it's the new 11:09 plus-size tires so I'm not even going to 11:11 talk much about them because I don't 11:12 really know much about them but they're 11:14 basically they're just putting bigger 11:16 fatter tyres on but presumably you need 11:18 plus bikes with extra clearance I'm 11:20 gonna have to do some research on that 11:22 ah it's all gone a bit crazy but 11:25 hopefully it'll settle down at some 11:26 point but I kind of missed the nice 11:28 simple days when we just had one wheel 11:30 size and you could get different tires 11:32 for it 11:33 so the first bike I'm gonna look at is 11:35 the Scott scale RC 900 SL and this is a 11:40 super-fast cross-country bike used by 11:45 the racing snakes we used to laugh at 11:47 the cross country boys way back when 11:49 because they didn't really do any 11:51 technical stuff but now cross-country 11:54 has become quite technical as well so 11:57 fair play to them and you can either go 11:59 for a hardtail with no suspension on the 12:01 back with a hundred mil upfront or you 12:03 can now gear pretty lightweight full 12:06 suspension cross country bikes like this 12:09 one the Scotts Park you can see that the 12:14 slight difference in geometry there okay 12:16 so that's the cross country mountain 12:17 bike 12:18 these are 29 inch wheels by the way next 12:20 up the full suspension trail bike so I 12:24 kind of imagined the trail bike being 12:26 ridden by sort of normal blokes down the 12:28 trail centers with their mates that's my 12:31 sort of idea of a trail bike with 12:33 anything between 130 front/rear up to 12:36 this type of thing which is the whitey 12:38 Jeff see this has got 160 front and rear 12:42 this is supposed to be a really good 12:43 bike from the mail mail order company 12:45 whitey so I kind of see that range of 12:49 suspension travel sort of 120 to 160 12:53 then there's the trail bike and then we 12:55 move up to the enduro 12:57 so this is the s-works enduro mountain 12:59 bike and this is obviously full 13:01 suspension and this is a hundred and 13:02 seventy millinery R and this is 13:04 specifically designed for enduro racing 13:08 which is basically where I think it's 13:10 something like three or four stages over 13:12 a weekend and the riders are timed going 13:14 downhill but then have to pedal uphill 13:16 in a certain amount of time so the bikes 13:18 do have to be able to pedal but they 13:20 also 13:21 need to deal with fairly gnarly downhill 13:23 and in fact enduro world series I think 13:26 it is EWS the champion at the moment is 13:28 Sam Hill it was an ex downhill rider 13:31 that's him on his nuke proof maker I 13:34 think it was so that's the enduro up 13:35 from that we've got the downhill bike 13:41 and the downhill bike is very 13:43 specifically you guessed it for going 13:45 downhill which is where they basically 13:47 go up in a chairlift to the top of the 13:48 mountain and they have a course taped 13:51 out they get down as faster they can 13:52 against the clock basically they're a 13:54 bunch of nutters and they pretty crazy 13:57 sport is downhill and in fact Aaron Gwin 13:59 managed to win one of his races even 14:01 after his chain fell off on the first 14:03 jump so there's the downhill bike and if 14:04 you compare that against say the 14:06 cross-country hardtail you can see the 14:12 difference in geometry there and I have 14:15 actually seen guys riding trails the 14:17 local trails around here on downhill 14:19 bikes so they obviously went to the shop 14:21 and thought all this looks pretty cool 14:22 and then they bought downhill bike but 14:24 you really don't want to ride these 14:25 around or up hills you can kind of tell 14:28 when you're looking at a downhill bike 14:29 because they've got the double crown 14:30 forks so if you look at say a trail bike 14:35 you've got a single crown fork okay next 14:42 up fat bike this is the Norco 14:45 if you don't hae pronounce that I get 14:49 told off in the comment sometimes about 14:51 my pronunciations of things but hey 14:54 never mind so there's no suspension on 14:57 this bike the suspension is basically 14:59 built into these big fat tires and the 15:01 fat bike was originally designed to ride 15:03 on snow but you can ride it in sand as 15:06 well and in fact I've had to go on a 15:07 bike like this and they are really good 15:11 fun I would definitely say have a go 15:14 maybe not as your first bike but 15:16 seriously good fun and that then takes 15:18 us to the electric mountain bike and 15:20 again my feelings are the same I guess 15:22 about the electric one as the road one 15:26 is it a bike or a motorbike well you 15:32 decide on that 15:33 but I guess they're good for getting you 15:35 to the top of the hill and having a good 15:36 run down freeride so very similar bikes 15:40 to a downhill bike but these bikes get 15:46 used for doing this sort of crazy thing 15:49 at Red Bull Rampage and this is a whole 15:51 different world of mountain biking 15:53 where you have to be a complete lunatic 15:55 to even consider it this bike here is 15:58 ridden by Graham Agassiz who is 16:00 basically a complete nutcase yes that is 16:04 freeride slope style or dirt jumps these 16:08 little bikes he would ride them on this 16:10 type of terrain and this is Sam pilgrim 16:12 styling it up on his NS I forget which 16:15 one he rides now but he does ride for NS 16:17 bikes this one here's the NS movement 16:20 one and that's a hardtail obviously you 16:22 can also get the full suspension version 16:24 so this is the NS soda SL what's 16:27 interesting about this bike is in the 16:29 description on the website they I think 16:31 they say it's 26 inch wheel if I just 16:34 put my guide up when I was lining these 16:36 up I lined up the front wheel to be a 26 16:39 inch wheel but it then looks like the 16:40 rear wheel is a 27.5 wheel so I don't 16:44 know is that a thing if you think that's 16:46 a thing and people ride bikes with two 16:47 different sized wheels right in the 16:49 comment below please otherwise they've 16:51 put the wrong wheel on the back there 16:52 right I've checked this one in this is 16:54 the rally ultra burner so not when I was 16:56 a kid in the 80s this is what everybody 16:59 was riding and they were awesome in fact 17:01 looking at that picture there just 17:04 brings my childhood straight back to me 17:06 other than the fact I never had one my 17:08 parents brought my brothers one they got 17:10 one each brand-new but for some reason I 17:12 never got one I had to get my own from a 17:15 mail-order catalog that was rubbish so 17:17 I've never recovered from that now the 17:19 modern BMX looks quite different this is 17:21 the GTFS slammer freestyle BMX and you 17:28 can still see quite a big difference 17:29 there so this is a shot here from 17:32 freestyle BMX competition and you can 17:35 see they get all these ramps and stuff 17:37 worth checking out some of that on 17:38 YouTube because these guys are mental as 17:41 well there's some crazy stuff going on 17:43 so you can also race BMX 17:46 and this particular one here is a 17:50 24-inch wheel and then the last bike 17:53 that I've got in my list is the trial 17:55 bike not to be confused with the trail 17:58 bike this is the trials bike this is the 18:00 Monte Kaizen 220 and this is for crazy 18:04 people who never like to sit down on 18:06 their bikes obviously there's no seat 18:08 but you may have seen some of this on 18:09 the TV it's basically where they jump 18:12 from obstacle to obstacle they yeah it's 18:15 basically a competition there's not put 18:17 your feet down and if you put your feet 18:18 down you get a penalty point again 18:20 slightly crazy Bunch 18:21 never done it myself because I probably 18:23 would just kill myself okay so there we 18:25 go that's I think that was 35 bikes 18:27 we've looked through they're all with a 18:29 different use I hope that's been helpful 18:30 and if you liked this video give it a 18:33 thumbs up and please do subscribe to my 18:35 channel