Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Melbourne, Aust.
Bikes: Sugar 1
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A fair bit of the guys riding is commuting to work (18x5=) 90km/week. I have heard that road riding is pretty hard on bikes, and presumably frames, which could be due to sharper bumps or something.
He is meticulous with maintenance and keeping the bike clean and always dries it off after riding home in the rain, much better than me! We ride the same single tracks around Melbourne, Aust., and Melbourne is pretty flat to boot. I am about 10kg heavier, he is on a Trek, I ride a Gary Fisher Sugar 1 and the bikes rear triangles look pretty much identical.
The reason for getting the same bike/frame is that that is all Trek will supply (pretty obvious I guess). Re-sale value would also be s--t so upgrading would cost, and other than the breakages, the bike is good, climbs well, fast and agile.
I was just wondering if the frames are prone to breakages in general, or road riding on rock hard tyres is a good way to f**k a bike.