The term travel means traveling with music, describing the cimbal retention after the collision. The term can describe either the function or the characteristic of the instrument. Most cimbal creators produce specific cymbals for this purpose.

Some drummers use a porcelain cimbal, a sizzle cimbal or a specialized tone such as a cymbal or cimbal cimbal as a cimbal ride. When you play extremely soft when using brushes, and when you shoot, even a thin crash can also serve as a cimbal ride.

At the other extreme, when playing extremely loudly, a cimbal designed as a trip can also serve as a very high and long crash.

Crash / Ride
Main article: cimbal crash / travel
Cimbals intended for collision / travel or less frequently ride / collision serve as either a sluggish slump or a secondary ride, or in tiny boxes like the only suspended cymbals.

Flat ride
Main article: flat cymbals
The motionless cymbals, known as flat rides, have a dry clash and a clear definition of the stick. Quite quiet, they are known in drum jazz. Developed by Paiste in the 1960s, flat rides were used by prominent drummers Roy Haynes, Jack DeJohnette, Paul Wertico, Carter Beauford, Jo Jones and Charlie Watts.

Paiste 602 Flat Ride was highly praised in 2010, but is only available in 20 “medium.