Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

View Poll Results: Do you live on the offroad side or cycling or on the road?

Voters
96. You may not vote on this poll
  • Road

    77 80.21%
  • mtb (that includes anything we normally consider mtb it seems, such as urban/DJ)

    19 19.79%
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 36
  1. #1
    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    6,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    What kind of cyclist are you?

    I noticed some posts in the road and mtb forum discussing the "other side". So which side of cycling do you reside on? If you do both, pick the one you feel you are more commited to, or enjoy the most. Im curious to see what the results are.
    C://dos
    C://dos.run
    run.dos.run

  2. #2
    Just Ride Foo
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    My Bikes
    2004 Schwinn 210-FS and a 2005 Schwinn 240-DSR
    Posts
    82
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I ride MTBs ... both for commuting and hitting the trail for recreation (no not the paved trails lol)

  3. #3
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,888
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I imagine you will find mostly road bikers here. Between the road forum, bents, tandems and fixies....

  4. #4
    Senior Member clausen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Northern Ontario
    My Bikes
    Colnago Master XL, Bianchi Via Nirone 7, Marinoni Fango
    Posts
    3,645
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I voted road since that is where most of my KM come from. But I do love hiting the single track.

  5. #5
    Meow! my58vw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Riverside, California
    My Bikes
    Trek 2100 Road Bike, Full DA10, Cervelo P2K TT bike, Full DA10, Giant Boulder Steel Commuter
    Posts
    6,025
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I am a road racer, I guess that qualifies me as a road cyclist...
    Just your average club rider... :)

  6. #6
    Canon fiend MadMan2k's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    My Bikes
    old peugot frankenbike
    Posts
    3,915
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    MTB/bmx-wannabe.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Mojo GoGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Honeoye Falls, NY
    My Bikes
    Specialized Allez, Madone 5.2
    Posts
    581
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What if you're both? I commute on rough glass littered roads to work and ride my road bike when possible at night and on the weekends.

    You need checkboxes instead of radio buttons...
    Ciao,
    Mojo GoGo

    For too long have we sat under the thumb of mankind.
    Now is the time to OPPOSE that thumb!


    I'm not fat, I'm a sprinter!

  8. #8
    Approachable JohnCub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Tybee Island, GA
    My Bikes
    ActionBent Jetstream 2, Haro Fusion
    Posts
    77
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I grew up riding bmx (as in dirt, not freestyle,) did some 10 speed racing in the 80's, eased into mountain biking, and now I ride 99% roads. I still take the 20" bmx offroad for kicks but I don't put near the mileage on bmx that I do on the roads so I'm a road biker. Definitely no longer a racer though.

  9. #9
    Zin
    Zin is offline
    On your what?!? Zin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Lakewood, CO
    Posts
    2,320
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Most of my time is spent on the road. Between commuting and endurance cycling for fitness/weightloss. I love XC MTB as well. Just don't always have time to drive to the places to ride.

  10. #10
    無くなった HereNT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Sci-Fi Wasabi
    My Bikes
    I built the Bianchi track bike back up today.
    Posts
    5,073
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My commuter is a track bike. I just bought a full suspension MTB on Thursday that needs some work. I don't know what it is.

    I can't vote on this poll. I don't have a road bike, but that's probably the closest...

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    ELDO, California ( El Dorado Hills, near sacto)
    My Bikes
    Devinci Ollie
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    well I am a rider who rides a moutain bike but does not really do any "Mountain Biking"

  12. #12
    Spoked to Death phidauex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Boulder, CO
    My Bikes
    Salsa La Cruz w/ Alfine Internal 8-speed, Scattante Ultegra roadie, Maserati fixie conversion
    Posts
    1,334
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There is no 'other side'. Its all two wheels, two pedals, and human power. I do both 'only for fun' riding, aka sport riding, as well as 'gettin stuff done' riding, and for either one I might use a road or mountain style bike depending on the circumstance, and for the first, I might also use a mutant bike that doesn't fit any existing 'road' or 'mtb' category. If I had to pick the bike I ride most, it would be an urban assault trim hardtail/rigid fork GT mountain bike, which gets used for fun and work all the time.

    As the number of forums show, it isn't as simple as 'road' bikes and 'mountain' bikes. Those are the two halves of the bike shop, but not the two aspects of riders.

    peace,
    sam

  13. #13
    hello roadfix's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    thank you for asking
    Posts
    18,502
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    51% fixed road bike
    9% geared road bike
    15% commuter bike
    22% mountain bike
    3% touring bike
    0% on the couch
    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

  14. #14
    Work hard, Play hard forum*rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    San Diego, California
    My Bikes
    Cannondale super V 500, Bianchi Piaggio(hopefully getting a new road bike when I get some money)
    Posts
    2,596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I ride both.

    At the moment I find myself more enraptured by the mountain bike. That and I have to ride it everyday through the canyon to get to school.

  15. #15
    52-week commuter DCCommuter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Washington, DC
    My Bikes
    Redline Conquest, Cannonday, Specialized, RANS
    Posts
    1,929
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by redmonster
    well I am a rider who rides a moutain bike but does not really do any "Mountain Biking"
    I'm in there too. I have a mountain bike frame, but skinny wheels and tires, and virtually all of my mileage is on pavement.

  16. #16
    Spoked to Death phidauex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Boulder, CO
    My Bikes
    Salsa La Cruz w/ Alfine Internal 8-speed, Scattante Ultegra roadie, Maserati fixie conversion
    Posts
    1,334
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    0% on the couch
    I have a little time on the couch... Cause thats where I like to build up wheels.

  17. #17
    hello roadfix's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    thank you for asking
    Posts
    18,502
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by phidauex
    I have a little time on the couch... Cause thats where I like to build up wheels.
    I gotta do it standing up....
    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

  18. #18
    Guest
    Guest
    Road. But I wouldn't mind looking into mountain biking at some point. It looks like a lot of fun.

    Koffee

  19. #19
    Spoked to Death phidauex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Boulder, CO
    My Bikes
    Salsa La Cruz w/ Alfine Internal 8-speed, Scattante Ultegra roadie, Maserati fixie conversion
    Posts
    1,334
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    I gotta do it standing up....
    Well everyone has their own technique! Do you even own a couch? Or do you sleep on your bike too? I've always wondered if that would be possible, the sleeping-track-stand.

  20. #20
    semifreddo amartuerer 'nother's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Northern CA
    My Bikes
    several
    Posts
    4,599
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Both. Or, neither . . . MTBers always think I'm a roadie who got lost when they see me out on the trails, and Roadies always think I'm an MTBer when they see my gear.

    I probably spend more time on the road, about 70/30 mix I guess.

  21. #21
    DEADBEEF khuon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Catching his breath alongside a road near Seattle, WA USA
    My Bikes
    1999 K2 OzM, 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte
    Posts
    12,155
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well, let's see. This morning, I went for a quick 2-mile cold MTB loop in the trails behind my house. Then I came home and ate some breakfast, washed some mud off me and went out for a 25-mile road ride up here on the plateau. I decided not to vote in this poll.
    1999 K2 OzM 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte OCP Club Member
    "Be liberal in what you accept, and conservative in what you send." -- Jon Postel, RFC1122

  22. #22
    the dog ate my earbuds KirkeIsWaiting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Jersey Shore
    My Bikes
    '05 Litespeed Siena Campy, Bridgestone X03 , Peugeot dream bike gets FIXED, Waterford Campy Record Colbalto, Motobecane Tandem in perfect condition, A Belgium made Bertin that was sent by an angel
    Posts
    2,120
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Road is all I've ever done. I wouldn't know where to go to MTB.
    Although I've got this Bridgestone in the garage taking up space.
    Looks like it's due for a good beating.
    If there's somebody in S.Jersey that could give me a clue where to ride, I'd be interested.

  23. #23
    DEADBEEF khuon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Catching his breath alongside a road near Seattle, WA USA
    My Bikes
    1999 K2 OzM, 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte
    Posts
    12,155
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by KirkeIsWaiting
    Although I've got this Bridgestone in the garage taking up space.
    Bridgestone? Okay, you have my attention. What model Bridgestone is it?
    1999 K2 OzM 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte OCP Club Member
    "Be liberal in what you accept, and conservative in what you send." -- Jon Postel, RFC1122

  24. #24
    the dog ate my earbuds KirkeIsWaiting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Jersey Shore
    My Bikes
    '05 Litespeed Siena Campy, Bridgestone X03 , Peugeot dream bike gets FIXED, Waterford Campy Record Colbalto, Motobecane Tandem in perfect condition, A Belgium made Bertin that was sent by an angel
    Posts
    2,120
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by khuon
    Bridgestone? Okay, you have my attention. What model Bridgestone is it?
    sorry not the highly desirable X01 but it's an x03.

  25. #25
    DEADBEEF khuon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Catching his breath alongside a road near Seattle, WA USA
    My Bikes
    1999 K2 OzM, 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte
    Posts
    12,155
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by KirkeIsWaiting
    sorry not the highly desirable X01 but it's an x03.
    I was thinking/hoping it might be the MB-1 with the covetted Ritchey-designed biplane-crowned fork. Granted the fork on the XO-3 is still pretty nice to look at. The XO-3 is a nice hybrid although it's a 26" hybrid which lends itself to fitting knobbier offroad tyres. And of course the moustache handlebars are quite unique. Very odd... I just had a dream last night that I was riding a bike with moustache handlebars. the bike was purple though.
    1999 K2 OzM 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte OCP Club Member
    "Be liberal in what you accept, and conservative in what you send." -- Jon Postel, RFC1122

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •