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Old 03-31-05, 07:58 PM
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I would say that the fat knobby tires of any MTB vs. the narrow slick tires of even the most entry level of road bikes would make for a pretty significant difference in rolling resistance. Not only would your speed be affected but the amount of work you have to do to cover the mileage would be impacted pretty heavily.
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