Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

bike questions

Old 03-19-14, 11:14 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bike questions

I'm new to this site and looking for some advice. I live in Lansing, Michigan and am looking for a good bike shop. I will be riding on dirt roads mostly and wonder if any of you have suggestions on a good bike for dirt roads?
redwing19fan is offline  
Old 03-19-14, 03:12 PM
Endangered Serotta Rider
Lacumo's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 3,009

Bikes: 2005 Serotta

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Welcome to BF! Just a personal thought, but... If I was in your situation, I’d put some time into cruising LBS’s, doing window-shopping and info-gathering. The only way you’ll truly find out which are the local “better” or “best” LBS’s will be by comparing them yourself and making your own decision. Any answer to your question about the dirt roads will be arguable, but... I think generally speaking, you’ll be better off with something that has wider tires instead of narrower tires. If you intend to get into doing century rides, the answer will be different than if your longest ride will be ~30 miles. If you’re going to stay in the lower mileage range and do only modest dirt road cruising, a hybrid might be best for you (?)... It can get complicated and that’s why you need to hit the LBS trail in your area. Good luck with it!
Lacumo is offline  
Old 03-19-14, 03:28 PM
Life is good
RonH's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Posts: 18,208

Bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany, 2018 Lynskey Helix Pro

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 519 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Welcome redwing. The folks in your area at the Great Lakes regional subforum can help you find a good shop or two in your area.
Good luck.
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8

I am a cyclist. I am not the fastest or the fittest. But I will get to where I'm going with a smile on my face.
RonH is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Mr. Beanz
Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg)
12-11-09 11:05 AM
The Remix
Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets
07-11-08 08:51 PM
Road Cycling
06-02-06 12:22 AM
Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational)
05-30-06 09:25 AM
Mountain Biking
09-02-03 07:18 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.