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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.