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Mountain Bike Century

Old 04-04-05, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by hillyman
I'm not a fast rider but I still think about the guy at the Hilly passing me by like I was sitting still. He was on a mountainbike with knobbies, 2 waterbottles and a Camelbak. Theres a rest area every 15 miles, so I guess he was just a thirsty person.
Or he is like me and hates to stop.
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Old 04-04-05, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Ranger
I am speaking of taking a MTB on the road. I have no interest in taking a Road bike offroad since obviously i already have that covered with the MTB. I am going to get some 1.4 Ritchey Tom Slicks and have some fun and do some experimenting.
If you compare an entry level road bike to a mtb with 1.4" slicks you should get about a 2+ mph difference. It varies so much it is hard to pick a number. The faster you go the wider the difference between the two bikes. I'm talking about a 14 mph computer average over a century, meaning you are riding about 16+ most of the time. I'm guessing as to exactly what you would have, so I'm using what I have that is similar to what you describe. It's just approximate. It's what I get with what I have that is close to that description. Your bikes, your terrain and your speed may change the results.

If you average exactly 14 mph it would take a little over 7 hours to do a century. If you had 2 extra miles every hour you would get there a lot earlier. Or you could get some miles for free if you held the same pace.
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