Cruiser bikes emphasize the comfort of the rider over performance goals. They are built to allow a rider to remain in a natural upright posture, and typically include large, padded seats as well as ergonomically designed reachable handlebars for easier riding.
The balloon style tires of cruisers are wider than average tires, which allows for better absorption of road vibrations. Combining this with the slightly heavier steel bike frame and the end result is a significantly more durable ride over loose surfaces.
Ease of use and low maintenance features result in a highly desirable bike model that can be enjoyed for many years. If you are looking for a low cost way to enjoy a high quality pleasure ride, investing in a well-built cruiser bike may be the perfect choice for you.