All Bikes All The Time
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Boise, ID
Bikes: Giant TCR 0, Lemond Zurich, Giant NRS 1, Jamis Explorer Beater/Commuter, Peugeot converted single speed
My Major Jake has far more road miles on it than any other type. It is a wonderfully adaptive bike and really is great for just about anything except high speed off road descents. I have a tarmac and a TCR and while I find that the Kona does not feel as "snappy" as the other two, it hangs at speed and eats up the miles just as well as most other road bikes. I agree that it feels slightly less "twitchy" than my road racing bikes.
I don't really differentiate between cross wheels and road wheels. I have Ritchey WCS Protocols, Bontrager Race Lites, Ultegra/open pros, and Easton EA 90SLs that I swap in and out of all of my bikes without worrying about purpose. I suppose if I was really going to hammer it offroad, I would mount the ultegra/open pros. 23's are no problem but I STRONGLY prefer the smoother ride of 25s at 90-95 psi.
Last edited by Sawtooth; 02-11-11 at 11:29 AM.