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Old 04-20-12, 07:02 PM
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anyone drive his MB on the streets? Need some help

Hi there guys. I just started some serious biking and was wondering what would be the best bike for me.
I have always been riding a moutain bike, but now 2-3 times a week I will have to ride around 50 km one way and be riding in the city and so on. How long would you say a trip like that takes?

Should I put tyres like this on my mountain bike and ride it?




Or shoul I get a bike like this?

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The road bike.
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The road bike.
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Agree with the two above. You don't want to ride 60 miles of asphalt a couple times a week on a mountain bike.
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if your riding on pavement %100 of the time, get a bike designed for that type of riding. If your on and off the dirt well then your mtb with semi-slicks is your best bet.
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Actually, 50km per day isn't that bad to ride on a mountain-bike. Are you commuting? That's only 25km each way. You could put some city tires on your mountain bike and give it a go. It's an inexpensive experiment. Buy flat-resistant tires. I like those for urban riding. Hate having to fix flats.

In the long run you'll probably want a second bike anyway. Switching tires back and forth between road and mountain will get tedious. So if you stick with it, then buy a second bike more suitable for riding road.
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What kind of bike would be ideal for such riding? I am rather new to those different bike styles and have always been on MB
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Originally Posted by JonathanGennick
Actually, 50km per day isn't that bad to ride on a mountain-bike. Are you commuting? That's only 25km each way.
OP said it was 50k one way, so 100k a day.
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Originally Posted by Zephyr11
OP said it was 50k one way, so 100k a day.
You're right. I stand corrected. And I renounce my previous advice. For 50k one way, for that I would prefer something road-oriented and with drop bars.
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I found something like this for 400 dollars. It should be ok?

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Just replied in your other thread, but I guess this is probably a more specific thread. That Trek looks pretty good. I did about 25km a couple times a week on a mountain bike, and I didn't mind. 100km a day, though, and I'd seriously be considering getting a road bike for a few reasons:
* Rolling resistance in the tires limits how fast you can accelerate and how easy it will be to maintain speed
* Gearing - you might find that the fastest gears on the mountain bike aren't fast enough. You could maybe improve this by looking at appropriately sized chainrings and cassettes.
* Riding Position - This is actually the biggest one. Can you sit on your mountain bike for that long, pedalling fast comfortably? You can probably spend a little money to mitigate the above problems, but there is only so much you can do here.
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