Hello, everybody, I'm a newbie here at Bikeforums, and I had a couple of questions about cruisers.
I'm getting back into cycling after a 20 year hiatus.
I'm still undecided on what type of bike to buy, but I have it narrowed down to a few; a cruiser and a comfort bike being the two which are holding my interest the most.
There's a bike shop that I pass a few times a month, and I noticed that they have a few cruisers in there with very wide tires.
They appear to be about 4 inches wide; they almost look like motorcycle tires!
So, my questions are:
1.) What are the advantages, and disadvantages of tires this wide?
2.) Is a multiple speed comfort bike that much faster when compared with a single speed cruiser?
I'm not interested in top speed or racing, I'm referring to the average speed you'll achieve with a comfortable pedaling effort on flat ground.
Any info appreciated.