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    Why do you like MTB better than road?

    *opens huge can of worms*

    lmao .... Let's hear it!
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    Rockin' 559 in the 509 dminor's Avatar
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    The road is boredom occasionally punctuated by scary-dangerous automobile action.

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    The rush! The excitement! The creativity of building differnet trails! The fact I can build huge senders, and than hit them!

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    Because at -20C, it's warmer in the woods.

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    I prefer MTB, but I like riding the road bike - good to switch it around & road good for training in winter..

    The massive downside for me is cars on the road - a traffic quiet undulataing road ride with a good group can be as good as MTB for different reasons..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor
    The road is boredom occasionally punctuated by scary-dangerous automobile action.
    agreed except for when I am on my fixie on the road. anything but boring.

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    i can do drops






    by drops i mean alex' definiton of a drop
    aka rolling off the curb

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    I can carve and get sideways.... jumps, drops, rock gardens.... OOOOOOHHHHHHH ROCK GARDENS MMMMMMMMMM that tastes good to my 7inches..... MMMMMMMM nothin like blasting a line through some gnarly lookin trails.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor
    The road is boredom occasionally punctuated by scary-dangerous automobile action.
    I got a road bike last year and I just use it to get from A to B on a tarmac surface- Gets boring and its dangerous. Also don't get a work out as I do on the MTB. Nothing like a 15% hill on loose surface for 1 mile to get the legs and lungs working. 15% on a road bike and I hardly break into a sweat unless it goes on for a lot longer- and Our hills aren't that tall. Then the rush of downhills offroad.
    The challenge you get offroad is enough. Road riding does not do it for me.

    Mind you- Going to France on holiday this year and I don't fancy Mt. Ventoux on the MTB.
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    Personally i enjoy both. Each has its own pro's/con's. I enjoy the speed/efficiency of a road bike, but sometimes it gets boring riding on the streets if its always hills. I enjoy the drops and ripping up trails in my mountain bike but it gets tiring having to remove the layer of mud from my body/bike whenever i finish riding (i live in Vancouver BC). Its fun to switch it up depending on while type of riding is the most convenient at the time.

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    I love being in the woods. MTB is a logical extension of my hiking/backpacking and wilderness canoeing interests. It requires constant agility and mind-to-body co-ordination, with the result that it keeps your reflexes, reaction time and ballance in good shape as these functions decrease rapidly with age otherwise.

    It's more of a total body work-out and it's just more fun. The peace and quiet is also more enjoyable than traffic noise.

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    i don't. they each have their pros and cons.
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    I like being in nature, I like the control it takes to go slow over uneven terrain around a 35 degree turn uphill, and I like dirt and rocks and stuff like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard
    i don't. they each have their pros and cons.
    Uh huh. Each has it's time and place.

    bombing down winding single track on an MTB is pretty cool.

    Bombing down winding mountain roads on a road bike is also pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam
    Also don't get a work out as I do on the MTB.


    erm, pedal harder. there, solved that.
    Last edited by mx_599; 02-15-07 at 03:42 PM.

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    Becuse I have hundreds of miles of trails just right outside my door. I love being out in the woods and I really like the challenge of the trail(drops,roots rocks). I get to spend lots of time with my son and my buds.
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    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakehunter
    I can carve and get sideways.... jumps, drops, rock gardens.... OOOOOOHHHHHHH ROCK GARDENS MMMMMMMMMM that tastes good to my 7inches..... MMMMMMMM nothin like blasting a line through some gnarly lookin trails.....
    Who says you can't do this stuff on a road bike? Okay, the rock garden stuff could get yucky, but as far as carving, jumps, and drops, I've done it all on my roady. Probably isn't the smartest thing, and probably voids the warranty, but...stairs, jumps, and 4 foot drops are part of my daily commute. And Yes, I commute on my roady. Grow a pair and quit relying on your 7 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COWBOYCRAMER
    Who says you can't do this stuff on a road bike? Okay, the rock garden stuff could get yucky, but as far as carving, jumps, and drops, I've done it all on my roady. Probably isn't the smartest thing, and probably voids the warranty, but...stairs, jumps, and 4 foot drops are part of my daily commute. And Yes, I commute on my roady. Grow a pair and quit relying on your 7 inches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COWBOYCRAMER
    Who says you can't do this stuff on a road bike? Okay, the rock garden stuff could get yucky, but as far as carving, jumps, and drops, I've done it all on my roady. Probably isn't the smartest thing, and probably voids the warranty, but...stairs, jumps, and 4 foot drops are part of my daily commute. And Yes, I commute on my roady. Grow a pair and quit relying on your 7 inches.
    Why would I want do that stuff on my road bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COWBOYCRAMER
    4 foot drops are part of my daily commute. And Yes, I commute on my roady.
    Do you hit the 4-footers in the drops, or do you use aerobars?


    Just want to refine my technique...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruiser
    Do you hit the 4-footers in the drops, or do you use aerobars?


    Just want to refine my technique...
    he probably does them no handed

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    Road riding is boring.

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    I tried doing no handers and x-ups and stuff on campus to impress the girls, but x-ups landed me in the ER, because you can't x-ups with drop bars. (Stupid, I told myself, why didn't I think of that before I woke up in the hospital?)

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    Because I don't wanna be a stuck up prick that thinks all other riders are wrong.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    I like them both; they both have their pluses and minuses. They both have great people involved and they both have some ****** involved. That's how it is with any activity.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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