Old 08-09-07, 02:07 PM
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Different style riding a road bike vs. mountain bike in the city

Hi guys,
Contemplating a road bike purchase. Used to be addicted to MTB'ing. Still commute with them occasionaally. But I think I'm ready for my first road bike. Well maybe second, does a schwinn traveller from the 70's count?

But I was wondering about how riding differs on the pavement between a road bike and a mountain bike. I can pretty much ride over anything in a mtb big potholes, manhole covers, rain no problem. The only time I've crashed on the road, riding a mountain bike was because of shenanigans. Seems like you'd have to be more aware of road hazards on a road bike. Instead of going over things it might be a better idea to ride around them. Is this just my mind making stuff up or do you really have to relearn riding on the street when you switch?
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