Hi. I'm going for IL to MI bike ride in a few weeks and I need your suggestions which bike to take.
The ride is mostly on paved trails and some roads. I don't need to take much with me since truck will deliver camping gear to our sleeping location.
I have a hybrid / specialized crosstrail / with 700c 38mm specialized infinity tires and moutain bike / raleigh mojave / with 26 1.95 kenda small block 8 tires .
Gearing setup is almost identical, but raleigh have 8 instead of 7 gears. Both bikes weights almost the same, but raleigh feels more sturdy.
Both bikes are equipped with front suspension forks and seat post suspension.
I tested both bikes today to see what's the difference in a rolling resistance. Both of them came to a stop in the exact same place/distance.
Taking hybrid just makes sense, but on other hand, mountain/trekking bike feels little better and is equipped with better brakes.
Yes, I know...strange "problem", but I want to see what others thinks, and I would love to listen to any suggestions to help me choose right and have better ride.
The ride I'm doing is Le Tour De Shore if anyone is interested to join.