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What is the diff between bikes???

Old 09-08-04, 03:49 PM
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What is the diff between bikes???

What is the diff between a road and a touring bike? Are they the same animal? Where does the urban bike fit in. I think I have the BMX and MB figured out, but the others are confusing. I did find a great bike site which was useful -- US map and all. It tells you where to find trails, etc. Check it out. http://visualsearch.dogpile.com but I would rather ask you experts!!!

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-road bike is for racing. Steep angles, lighter frame materials, light wheels.
-touring bike is for touring. Relaxed frame, sturdier construction (to accomodate higher loads), tougher wheels, cantilever brakes.
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