Originally Posted by jasonball
lol at the walmart rig. yeah it does. I go for my first ride tommorrow. little nervous. don't want to bite it with the skinny A$$ tires. lol
thanks for the welcome.
Actually, the tires will be the least of your adjustments. The bike having a longer and taller profile is going to challenge your handling ability. Coming from mountain biking will allow you to bring two skills with you. Braking and turning. Everything else will be a new adjustment, most certainly handling and steering. As far as tires, just stay off of drainage grates.
About 20 years ago I made the change from road to mountain, and all of what I just explained happened in the other direction. I like road biking, but mud rules for me. BTW, I'm 5'11" at 200 lbs. I was 30 lbs. lighter when I made the change.