I am a mountain biker by nature. I've got my fs 26er and my (no longer rare) ss 29er. My third bike is simply my Redline Conquest that serves me well come cross season, but sees mostly road miles during the off season. It by far gets the most miles of any of my bikes, simply because it is my go to bike for road rides, commuting, coffee runs, etc.
The only reason I ask is because I used to want a ubber-light top o the line road bike, but after 4 years on the conquest I see no need, due that I only race mtb and cx. In fact my 700X23's don't even get used anymore just because of road conditions around here. I dislike the harsher ride, lack of utility when it comes to surface conditions, needing to inflate them before every ride, and their vulnerability.
Anyone else have a change of heart regarding road bikes or skinny tires?