Old, SLOW bike rider! ;)
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
Bikes: 1993 Mongoose Switchback MTB
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Howdy, I've just redone our Jamis MTB's into more road going hybrids and I really like the results!! If you start out with a MTB, then change tires, add bar extensions, rear rack, possibly like us a "suspension seat post", handlebar mirror, ect. you'll have a bombproof hybrid to tackle those local roads with. The tires we switched to are: CST Spectra's with Kevlar liners in a 26x1.75 size which makes road work a lot easier, jmho. We just didn't get into "total off road" like we thought we would but love to ride local backroads and the paths and trails throughout Colorado Springs, CO. and changing from "hardtail MTB" to LOL, what we call "softail hybirds", has made this type of riding a lot more FUN! I ride a $500 Jamis Trail-X 3.0 (wanted disc brakes), the Mrs. rides a Jamis Trail-X 1.0 ($350), with V-brake but the changes have made either bike work well for the more "ROAD" part of our riding, Have FUN!
Take care, RIDE SAFE, have FUN!
1993 Mongoose Switchback Ridged MTB, converted to a "Rail Trail Bike"! :)