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Old 06-11-08, 10:40 AM
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flat bar road bike

I was looking at a genesis day 01 for fitness training but told its a road bike and unsuitable for county roads or dash through a park..

Can anyone tell me why not - components seem good and tyres are 25 - could change to 28 to improve things but what is different about this to a something like a sirrus apart from being lighter - surely potholes won't break it ?
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Old 06-11-08, 10:47 AM
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It will be fine for light off-road use.
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The brakes will limit the size of tire and fender you can use. A bike with disk or cantilever brakes would give you more options. Other than that, looks fine.
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