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    Mountain Biking or Road Biking???

    This is the big question. For me number one is the mountains. However I do alot of the training on roads. Roads are great in winter (less cleaning)
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    What kind of answer do you expect in this forum?
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    I hate riding my mountain bike on the road. It is so ineffecient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonValley
    I hate riding my mountain bike on the road. It is so ineffecient.
    And uncomfortable and really not fun.. I use my road bike on the road which goes much faster. I don't do road all that often as compared to single track, I lose conditioning and get rusty on the skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al.canoe
    And uncomfortable and really not fun.. I use my road bike on the road which goes much faster. I don't do road all that often as compared to single track, I lose conditioning and get rusty on the skills.

    Al
    I disagree, I think it's both comfy and fun. Put some 1.4-1.9 slicks, lockout the shocks, and build up your endurace. The look on a roadie's face as you pass him/her....priceless. YMMV
    Why is going slower harder?

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    Its road bike for me all the way. I have both and love the road much more then the dirt which I do like, once you become a roadie you will never go back to being a full Mt kind of biker. JMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenskin
    This is the big question. For me number one is the mountains. However I do alot of the training on roads. Roads are great in winter (less cleaning)

    Water or air? For me, number one is not suffocating. However, I do a lot of drinking when I'm thirsty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jstar1000
    Its road bike for me all the way. I have both and love the road much more then the dirt which I do like, once you become a roadie you will never go back to being a full Mt kind of biker. JMHO
    Let me reverse everything you say and add JMHO to the end. Thanks saves me typing.

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    I dig 'em both equally. Almost like two different sports, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quick_Torch C5
    I disagree, I think it's both comfy and fun. Put some 1.4-1.9 slicks, lockout the shocks, and build up your endurace. The look on a roadie's face as you pass him/her....priceless. YMMV

    I used to ride my first ATB, an upper end bike with semi-slicks on the road. That was before suspensions and getting into single track. I could pass some roadies once in a while. I much prefer my road bike for the road and single track to pavement.

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    I think I still prefer riding the MTB, but I love road also...

    & I will get slated for this..

    in competition's between road & MTB - one thing is for sure the road forum is better..

    They don't have any what is better threads for a start..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riles
    one thing is for sure the road forum is better..

    They don't have any what is better threads for a start..
    Really? The same thread was also posted in the road forum.

    Road Biiking or Mountain Biking??

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    hmm, that kind of weakens that argument..

    I didn't mean to slate the MTB forum, I got lots of help here when I first came here.. just seems less interesting these days..

    There are about 10 people on line here now and about 150 in the road forum..

    Oh & MisterC, I just made an estimate of those numbers, no need to go count them....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quick_Torch C5
    I disagree, I think it's both comfy and fun. Put some 1.4-1.9 slicks, lockout the shocks, and build up your endurace. The look on a roadie's face as you pass him/her....priceless. YMMV
    I always enjoy these comments. Is the roadie you pass aware of the race going on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
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    Are you suggesting this may be the ultimate question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenskin
    This is the big question. For me number one is the mountains. However I do alot of the training on roads. Roads are great in winter (less cleaning)
    Go fast in the winter on a road bike in the cold/ice and freeze the extremities, or go slower on a MTB trail where body heat overcomes the cold within one mile. Hmmmm, that's a tough one. I think I'll go for the MTB trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard
    I always enjoy these comments. Is the roadie you pass aware of the race going on?
    Nah, I think he was too stoned to realized what was going on
    Why is going slower harder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenskin
    This is the big question. For me number one is the mountains. However I do alot of the training on roads. Roads are great in winter (less cleaning)
    Both, duh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jstar1000
    Its road bike for me all the way. I have both and love the road much more then the dirt which I do like, once you become a roadie you will never go back to being a full Mt kind of biker. JMHO
    huh. whatever. i had the opposite experience. started as a road about 20 years ago. once i discovered dirt, the road has taken a backseat, by a longshot.

    not even comparable.

    i still hit the road bike once in a while, and commute to work on the road, but it just doesn't even compare to mountain riding.

    i've never understood the point of threads like this. the hardcore devotees of either form aren't going to have their minds changed; certainly not by internet debate.
    I believe the clouds in my coffee more than the weatherman on t.v.

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    I do both and find that each makes me better at the other. It seems that my road rides have helped me to build endurance while mountain biking has helped me build power. They really seem to complement each other nicely.

    If that wasn't the response you were looking for...jello!
    It's better to burn out than fade away...or slip out of your pedal and face plant on the side of the road!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckO
    Are you suggesting this may be the ultimate question?
    Sure beats paper or plastic?

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