Pedals to Power: Evolution Of The Bike

Riding on two wheels is something that many people prefer, whether it is to do with feeling the wind in your face or simply having more dynamic capabilities on the road. Though it may be a more dangerous way to take to the tarmac, biking in many forms hasn’t decreased in popularity. From those who like to see how far their legs can take them to speed freaks who love to push the limits of their own fear, the two wheeler in all its incarnations has some appeal in one form or another. But if you are looking to snap up a new vehicle for yourself you may want to assess what it is you are looking for in a bike before making your purchase.

Bicycle

The classic two-wheeler. Push bikes as they are sometimes called are the most eco-efficient way to get around but also the most tiring. Depending on your fitness level you may not be able to handle getting any further than the next town over when you first start out on one of these. Though if you are looking to improve on your health a good bike ride will reap many benefits from dropping fat to increasing your leg strength and overall endurance. If you plan to do long trips grab a lightweight road bike to reduce resistance.

E-Bike

Slowly adding in the addition of mechanical power, the E-bike is a hybrid between a bicycle and a scooter. Depending on which particular style you get E-bikes can simply make your pedalling a little easier as they store energy for use later on, others however can simply propel the bike forward all on their own meaning you can simply coast forward with no effort whatsoever. A great starter for those working up to long and hilly rides.

E-Bike
E-Bike

Scooter

The awkward child of the two-wheeler family, the scooter has motorised power but often not enough for you to burn rubber for extended periods. This style became popular with Mod gangs of ‘60s whereas today they are a convenient and more cost effective alternative to a fully-fledged motorbike. With a much different aesthetic to their more aggressive brothers, the scooter is popular with teens and even older citizens as requiring a license for one is easier than for a faster more powerful vehicle.

Touring Motorcycle

These bikes have endurance and are intended for long journeys across countries. Built with features that travellers require in such situations such as more comfortable seating and several storage compartments, touring bikes are like scooters that won’t quit. Inside they have a great deal of power which enables them to reach formidable speeds and still have plenty left to keep going for hours. These bikes are perfect if you do plan to do some solo travelling, or frequently make long distance trips.

Touring Motorcycle
Touring Motorcycle

Sports Bike

The apex of the motorbike is a machine on two wheels built with nothing but sheer power in mind. These things are versatile, streamline and meant for unadulterated speed. Known for kicking out some undesirable decibels from their exhaust, these two wheeled demons are not for the faint hearted. Though with speed, throttle and weaving capabilities also come a lot of additional street cred as an added bonus, just don’t forget about your safety.