Mountain - Plains - Different bike needs when moving from Great Lakes region to Utah?
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06-29-11, 05:09 PM
I'm currently living in the Great Lakes region looking at a job relocation to Utah (SLC/Provo area). I've never lived in a mountainous area... always more in the Midwest. I feel silly asking, but will my needs change in terms of riding out there? Right now I'm a fitness rider looking to push myself more, but not hard core like a lot of people here. lol I was about to purchase a hybrid/fitness bike in the $400-$600 range, but my dh pointed out that maybe my needs will change enough that a bike that works well here (lots of flat areas with some hills), may not work well there.
06-30-11, 09:38 AM
We have all kinds of riding available, road, mountain, trails, steep, flat, easy, challenging, name your poison. It sounds like you'd be happy with a hybrid, riding the paved trails, of which there are many in both Salt Lake and Provo area. Check with http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/ They have maps of many trails, both dirt and paved.
07-02-11, 09:18 PM
Thanks so much for your reply on this. I checked out the site, too, and it looks great. Appreciate it!
07-06-11, 07:27 PM
I am retired from Mountain Biking, but we have the best Mountain Biking in the world.
If you wanna commute you may want a bright orange jersey,,
There is for the easy rider also this thing called the Jordan River Parkway, we hope one day it will be completed from Provo to Ogden, It's a nice place for a low paced ride.
Its a Pedestrian /Bicycle trail .
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