Join Date: Mar 2008
Bikes: Felt Z25 & Specialized Rockhopper
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Can you be a good MTBer and Road rider at the same time?
I've been riding my MTB for years now, but have taken up road riding this year as well. I guess it's new and I enjoy it as well. Because I enjoy both I've been switching back and forth between the two as I ride 2-4 times a week.
I can't say for sure, but I think doing this is hurting how I ride each. Positioning on the bike and methods to successfully ride these two bikes seem to me to be different. It takes me a bit to get my body used to the MTB after riding the road bike and vis versa. After I get "re-acquanted" with the bike I'm riding things seem to be fine during the ride, but I'm wondering if it hurts my overall performance on the particular bike I'm on. Plus, does it mess up my muscle memory as I switch back and forth between the two bikes?
Just something I've been wondering. What do you think?