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Old 06-14-14, 07:15 PM
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trying to get back into it

Hi, twinshadow here from connecticut. sold my motorcycles and trying to get into road bikes. Don't know where to start. My dream is to be able to commute to work once a week 14 mile ride. I'm an old BMX rider/mountain biker but really want a road bike because I think it is the best way to cover distance. Real wet behind the ears here so ...Just giving a shout out there...
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You have a number of ways to go. You can put slick tires on a mountain bike, buy a hybrid which is in between, or go full roadie. Even Road bike have varying layouts.

If you want to do a lot of commuting, you will want wider tires, fenders and racks. Touring bikes are road bikes with drop bars, but wider wheels/tires, clearance for fenders and braze on connections for fenders and racks.

If you don't need to carry a change of clothes and shoes, you can get away without a rack and just use a handlebar bag.
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It's funny how your mind makes those first rides shorter as you ride more often. Once you get a few weeks in, it's a piece of cake...good luck!
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