Guide to types of bikes
All Terrain Bike (ATB)
In other words a bike with chunky tyres and gear levers on the handle bars – what most people call a mountain bike, although real off-road bikes have more durable (and more expensive) components.
Like an ATB, but usually with narrower tyres.
A bike with a lying down riding position, with the rider’s legs out in front.
A lightweight machine with high gears and narrow wheels for fast road riding.
A bike with 3 gears in the rear wheel hub: an older-fashioned town bike.
A bike built for comfort rather than speed, with straight handlebars and an upright riding position.
Similar to a town bike.
A cycle with three wheels instead of two.