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Old 10-22-07, 06:12 AM
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might want to look at cyclocross bikes... they have the same size wheel as most road bikes and are designed for off-road use...

i think your shop telling you that the "full road-bike sized wheel" is dangerous is full of ****, too. there are lots of people who ride some nasty terrain on 'cross bikes (which have what are functionally road wheels, in many/most cases) or the new breed of 29ers (which are mountain bikes built around the "road" 700c wheel size)...
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