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Old 12-19-04, 08:03 AM
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Grass and mud ? I was thinking mountain bikes but wasn't sure. Anyone know?
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Old 12-19-04, 08:05 AM
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Not necessarily the bike but rather the tire. Look into tires that have ridges rather than being "slick" so to speak.
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Old 12-19-04, 08:11 AM
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MsMittens would Schwalbe Marathon tires work?
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Would this be ok with tall grass as well?
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Those look like slicks. You might be able to do it, provided you have momentum..

Define tall.
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Old 12-19-04, 08:25 AM
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What type of tires are you talking about? Could you show me a picture please of the tires you are talking about? Thanks.

Tall grass as in 6 to 12 inches ?
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Originally Posted by Jeffery
Would this be ok with tall grass as well?
maybe you should rethink your route. No matter what bike, you risk of blades of grass getting into your drive train and it is a pain to get out.
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Grass in the drivetrain doesn't do too much damage though. Pick the widest knobbies that you can fit on your bike for optimal performance. Any bike can deal with grass and light mud, with decent tires.
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also... be sure that fenders can go on the bike that you choose and that there is about 1/2" clearance between the tire and the fender to allow for mud and wet grass.
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Depends on the gradient of wet grass, and the stickines (clay content) of the mud.
Any touring style tyre can cope with flat grass, but uphill on wet grass you need something more aggressive.
With sticky mud, conventional fenders can gum up; thats why MTBers use clamp-on fenders with inches of clearance.
A ridgid MTB, cyclo-cross or touring bike may be suitable.
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Don't ride on grass, you might damage the grass. If it's only you and you just ride through it once a day, you might not do any damage, but generally you should stay on roads, paths and established trails.
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Originally Posted by Jeffery
Grass and mud ? I was thinking mountain bikes but wasn't sure. Anyone know?
Cyclocross bikes? The tires are more narrow than mtn but just as knobby. Maybe less resistance? I've raced cx in thick grass and it is tough going. In pure mud they are worse because I sink, especially being heavy.
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This what you got in mind?

http://www.core77.com/competition200...ower/main.html
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There was a large field out behind my house when I was 10. There were acre-sized patches of grass that grew 4-foot high at times. My Schwinn Excelsior cut easy paths through them. The perspective this experience generated was indescribable. I am convinced to this day I gave 'them' the idea for crop circles.

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How 'bout this:

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