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Old 05-29-03, 11:17 PM   #1
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hello, everybody, I am a new comer, I have got a mtb hardtail with suspension fork, 26*1.95 tire. I just want to know if this bike is suit for long journey, such as 200 km a day?
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are you riding on paved road or off road?

if you are riding mostly on paved roads, i suggest you put on sleeks. There are several sizes(1.15,1.38,etc). This will make your ride better w/ lesser rolling friction.

if you ride on rough roads, i think that setup will suite you.

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hello, everybody, I am a new comer, I have got a mtb hardtail with suspension fork, 26*1.95 tire. I just want to know if this bike is suit for long journey, such as 200 km a day?
200km/day! wow! amazing! That makes it 1400km a week!

What gruppo do you have?
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I'd be hard pushed to do that in 2 days on a road bike.

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Lost of people use hardtails for touring and long rides. Im not sure if they are the best type, but they can certainly do the job. For riding on the road, fit some 1.5 slick tyres and you will be almost as efficient as a touring bike. Fit some bar ends or aerobars to provide alternate hand positions.
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mostly on roads, thank you for your suggestion, what about 26*1.5 sleeks? 200km/day? i've done it two times. my handlebar is 620mm xc riser, i feel easy and stable to control but increase some air resistance.
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