Today my bike went from this :
to this :
My brother unexpectedly came to town on a trip back from Canada. He is an expert level MTBer, and I suggested we go mountain biking. Since he did not bring his bike, or any of his bike stuff we quickly converted my commuter bike to a rigid MTB. Notice the MotoCross helmet (all I had) and my wifes camelback.
I actually was able to keep up with him, the commuter has road gearing with the lowest being 30 in front and 25 in rear. On the descents I could barely hang, even though my MTB is a hardtail with a REBA Race Fork.
What do you guys think?