Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Portland OR
Bikes: 61 Bianchi Specialissima 71 Peugeot G50 7? P'geot PX10 74 Raleigh GranSport 75 P'geot UO8 78? Raleigh Team Pro 82 P'geot PSV 86 P'geot PX 91 Bridgestone MB0 92 B'stone XO1 97 Rans VRex 92 Cannondale R1000 94 B'stone MB5 97 Vitus 997
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I've had an Xtracycle extension on my older Bridgestone mountain bike for several years now. We use it for grocery shopping, mostly. It is a utility cycling thing, will carry six grocery bags of stuff. It is pretty common to see them carrying kids as well. I have ridden it to work sometimes, and taken in on weekend rides a couple times.
The ride is nice, the long wheelbase makes it stable and relaxed. I have Northroad bars and a Brooks saddle on mine, it is set up for a pretty upright riding position. With 100 lbs of groceries onboard, it is a little top heavy but still okay. A mountain bike's low gearing is essential.