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Newbie Road Cycling for Fitness with Peripheral Neuritis

Old 07-27-12, 07:07 PM
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Newbie Road Cycling for Fitness with Peripheral Neuritis

Hello,

I've been biking for about 10 years before I stop biking 10 years ago. Now I'm 26 and my work is about 28 Km off my home. After a general investigation, I figured out that Road bikes are much more expensive than mountain bikes and my balance is capable of getting a hard-tail mountain bike (about $280 USD).

Medically, I'm suffering from a peripheral neuritis case which affects my activity negatively. Doctors usually advice to eliminate this case, I have to walk for an hour daily and I see that biking would double up the performance of waking due to the exerted power on biking.

Now I'd like to get answers for the following questions:

1- Would the mountain bikes give the same performance for road trips? What are the key advantages and disadvantages of mountain bikes for road trips vs. road bikes?

2- Would you mention what are the differences between these models of Martello Hard-tail mountain bikes and whether any of them would make difference for road trips or not: (Fortune) https://bit.ly/P7CbNE and (Titan) https://bit.ly/SY5yqj

3- Such mountain bikes would increase my fitness and weight loss? I weigh about 200 lbs and I need to lose about 60 lbs for perfect weight.

Thank you and I hope you cover my points to proceed with purchasing the bike ASAP powered by Olympics 2012
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1. no
2. one costs a bit more than the other for marginal performance advantage
3. if you ride a bike lots, watch your diet, than yes.
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Thank you for the quick reply.
Just for point 1, the mountain bikes are better for roads especially asphalt ones with lots of bumps and muddy in winter than road bikes?
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