Old 08-10-07, 04:20 PM
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The few times I've ridden a mountain bike on the road, I felt like I had much less traction during turns and on wet pavement. I attribute all that to the knobby tires. Having ridden skinny, slick tires on the rough streets of Chicago for three solid years including winters, I would not worry about slipping, bending or breaking anything unless you are being reckless.

If you don't already, learn avoid or "ride light" over bumps and holes. Just pay attention to the road conditions. Also, remember that bikes are not delicate.

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