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Old 05-09-03, 04:57 PM   #1
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Mountain and Road?

I have a Giant Rincon that I use on the road even though it's a mountainbike... Do I have to use another bike if I want to start taking long bike trips or can i just switch treads.?
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Old 05-09-03, 04:59 PM   #2
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I have a Giant Rincon that I use on the road even though it's a mountainbike... Do I have to use another bike if I want to start taking long bike trips or can i just switch treads.?
I'm not much for double posting, but that's pretty funny.
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Old 05-11-03, 12:57 PM   #3
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You're going to find yourself able to go much faster and experience less fatigue for long distance road riding on a road bike than a mountain bike. Putting slick treads on a mountain frame will help, but there a significant differences in geometry, gear ratios, ride, etc, that have been optimized for each type of riding. You can do it just fine if you want to enough, but you will find it easier and probably more enjoyable with a decent road bike.
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Personally i hate riding my mtb on tarmac....i feel like i am glued to something...whereas when i hit the dirt i feet a lot faster. I used to be a roadie 11 years ago...road bikes are invincible on tarmac.
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