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View Poll Results: Do you live on the offroad side or cycling or on the road?
Road 77 80.21%
mtb (that includes anything we normally consider mtb it seems, such as urban/DJ) 19 19.79%
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Old 04-15-05, 09:20 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 04-15-05, 09:35 PM   #2
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I ride MTBs ... both for commuting and hitting the trail for recreation (no not the paved trails lol)
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I imagine you will find mostly road bikers here. Between the road forum, bents, tandems and fixies....
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I voted road since that is where most of my KM come from. But I do love hiting the single track.
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I am a road racer, I guess that qualifies me as a road cyclist...
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MTB/bmx-wannabe.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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...
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well I am a rider who rides a moutain bike but does not really do any "Mountain Biking"
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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.

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51% fixed road bike
9% geared road bike
15% commuter bike
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0% on the couch
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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.
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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.
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I have a little time on the couch... Cause thats where I like to build up wheels.
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I have a little time on the couch... Cause thats where I like to build up wheels.
I gotta do it standing up....
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Road. But I wouldn't mind looking into mountain biking at some point. It looks like a lot of fun.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 04-16-05, 04:19 PM   #22
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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.
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Although I've got this Bridgestone in the garage taking up space.
Bridgestone? Okay, you have my attention. What model Bridgestone is it?
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Bridgestone? Okay, you have my attention. What model Bridgestone is it?
sorry not the highly desirable X01 but it's an x03.
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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.
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