Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Perlas ng Silanganan
Bikes: Custom Knolly Chilcotin Limited Edition Orange, Dartmoor Wish, KHS 7500, Custom built Specialized Camber, S-Works Road, Cannondale Trail mtb, Polini MTB
I'm not sure what you mean about cruising bikes, but touring bikes, cross bikes and hybrids have almost the same gearing as an MTB.
New MTBs have a cog range up to 34T, but most touring, cross and hybrid bikes have a cogs up to 30T or 32T. The chainrings on some MTBs are slight smaller 42-3x-2x, while touring bikes come with a 48-4x-2X. I'm not saying all, but most that I have seen.
Have you considered getting a road bike? If you ride more on road, you would appreciate the performance of a roadbike.. Even the entry level roadbikes are relatively faster than MTBs, on road..
Last edited by dexmax; 02-11-04 at 08:26 AM.