Types of Bikes @ Outpost Sports
There is truly a bike for every occasion and we have them all at Outpost Sports. It doesn't matter if you are a hard-core roadie, seasoned mountain biker, or you're looking for improved fitness, a better commute, or just want to feel the wind in your face as you pedal around your neighborhood, we have a bike for you.
In fact, we have so many bikes we can't list them all here. However, we can certainly give you a sampling of some of our most popular models for each type of bike.
Women's Specific Models
Sometime in the late 90's all the major bike manufactures began producing Women's Specific Bikes. This is not the "low bar" bikes of years past, these are build around performance and comfort. Women's specific designs have subtle but powerful design changes that better fit a woman's body. Everything has been re-engineered from the ground up. While they may look the same, trust us and the 1,000's of female customers we have, these bikes feel better!
Fitness or hybrid bikes are great bikes for riding around the neighborhood or on a rails to trails. They are comfortable to ride and very efficient. The key here is comfort. If you aren't comfortable on your bike, you're less likely to ride it. These bikes make riding a pleasure.
Again, comfort is a key factor for urban or commute bikes, these also offer the added bonus of including things like racks and fenders so you can carry things to and from work and limit the chance of a random puddle messing up your work clothes. Many riders use fitness or hybrid bikes to commute, but there are some features found on these models that can make them a little more compelling for some.
The hill between you and your destination should not be a reason not to ride there. Nor should worrying about being a sweaty mess when you get to the office. Electric/Pedal Assist bikes do the hard work for you. These bikes help you get where you're going a little quicker and with a lot less effort.
Longing for the days of big cushy seats with really wide tires? Maybe a cruiser is more to your liking. It doesn't matter if you're riding a long a boardwalk or taking a ride around the block, there is something special about the Cadillac-type comfort of a cruiser.
Fixed Gear (Fixies)
Fixed gear bikes are not just a trend, they are a life style and a great way to improve your overall cycling skill. Not ready for the true fixed gear experience, our bikes have flip-flop hubs so you can have a freehub single-speed or a fixed gear bike with the flip of the rear wheel.
If going fast and/or going far is more your speed road bikes are for you. These bikes are designed to get you there in style. Don't be fooled by the small seats, when properly fitted by our staff a road bike can be very comfortable. Let us help you find the right fit and watch the miles roll by!
Mountain biking is not just for out west. Michiana has some outstanding mountain bike trails for every level of rider. Tight single track or challenging climbs and downhills, mountain biking is a thrilling ride. You don't have to be an adrenalin junkie to enjoy a mountain bike ride. It's all about being out in nature and rolling down a trail. Give a try, you might surprise yourself.
A truly unique experience is found on a pair of 4 to 6 inch-wide-tires. Riding on trails, snow, or sand these bikes handle it all with ease! There is really nothing like it, come in and give one a test ride today.