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Mountain Bike VS. Road Bike

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by alwaysfaded, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Jun 8, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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    alwaysfaded

    alwaysfaded [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thank you everybody who commented on this thread!

    This morning I left and it had 1 response LOL. That being said I went down to a local bike shop in my town and left with this :

    It was used, and I got it for a great deal. That being said I went on a 12 mile ride and I like it a lot so far! Although my butt hurts alittle bit..

    I definitely need to invest in a lock. I am scared to lock it anywhere though cause I know thieves are everywhere.

    I also bought a led front headlight, and a rear led tail light with all kinds of features on it. Pretty cool. I'm excited! I want to ride it all the time now. :D

    trek fx 7.2.jpg
     
  2. Jun 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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    Oh yeah.. It's a Trek Fx 7.2. Bought it without any research on it at all. Seems great for my needs so far though
     
  3. Jun 8, 2013 at 1:57 PM
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    This is the most important thing. Glad you found something that works for you :thumbsup:

    As for the seat - some of it is just, well, you'll get used to it. But it is also bike fit and there is a reason why there are so many different shapes and sizes (everyone's butt's a little different, and sit-bone width matters). My guess is you won't have any discomfort after about the first month of riding. It really only starts to matter if you start doing longer rides (say, over an hour).
     
  4. Jun 8, 2013 at 2:09 PM
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  5. Jun 21, 2013 at 8:06 AM
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    get a cyclocross bike.

    i love my Surly Crosscheck. the pros are plentiful. a Xcross bike is pretty burly. so hopping off a curb is no problem. tires are typically fatter and more cushiony. you can haul ass almost as fast as you can on a roadie. most cyclocross bikes have tabs that you can attach racks and/or baskets..even fenders. so a rainy commute wont put that racing strip down your back.

    i've done some dirt trails and it doesnt suck. i've since bought gatorskin tires which are not knobbied so i stay on pavement now.

    locking it? if i had to leave it for a long time..i am using my motorcycle cable. bike locks are easy. i lost my key once and broke a u-lock with my OEM chevy jack.
    riding a Mountain bike on the street feels so slow and cumbersome..
     
  6. Jun 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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    ^/thread

    my ss cross bike cruises
     
  7. Jun 21, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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    what he said X10. In addition, I changed my tires to hybrid type tires as I do about half and half... helps for your road outings.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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    I do both and mountain biking is a hell of a lot more fun and a better workout. But if ts only for commuting get a road bike you'll save time and energy getting to and from work. Just my .02
     
  9. Jun 22, 2013 at 7:29 AM
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    Agreed. But MTB bike on city streets is not fun. Not for me. I have a four mile city ride to get to my trailhead from my home. It is torture until I hit the dirt and hills.
     
  10. Jun 22, 2013 at 7:31 AM
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    You guys know the op bought a hybrid right? So..../thread.
     
  11. Jun 22, 2013 at 7:31 AM
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    I love my hybrid bike :D Trek DS 8.4 great on the road, and can do light to moderate trails.
     
  13. Jun 22, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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    Yea. I was talking to a responder.
     
  14. Jun 26, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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    You can take a mtb on the road but not vice versa. I commute 12 km er day on my FS mtn bike. Definately not efficient, but i get a better workout. Then on weekends i can hit the trails.
     
  15. Jul 5, 2013 at 9:31 PM
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    So I have ridden about 300 miles on the bike so far. I like it.. However, I am wanting a full road bike now. I want to go faster! Started off averaging 13 mph, now im up to 19. Feel like the bike is holding me back lol
     
  16. Jul 5, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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    That's awesome! I've been looking for something like that. I'll sell you a kryptonite lock for your front wheel, brand new :D

    If your wondering...I have two and have used neither...mostly due to not wanting to use my bike as commuter :p
     
  17. Jul 5, 2013 at 10:10 PM
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    Woah Wong page lol. My post was referring to this :p

    But that's awesome op. I would continue to ride it until October/November then get a full road bike. you will save a ton of money in a year end sale. then you'll have a commuter and a road bike :D
     
  18. Jul 8, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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    cool!!

    still think a great cyclocross bike is the thing for you. they are essentially roadbikes..with some small beefy component changes. i've gone thousands of miles on mine. some of them on fire-roads.
     
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    if i could figure out how to sell my kidney..i would get this!

    Vanilla Cyclocross bike!!

    if there is a divine being..he rides this!

    vanilla.jpg
     
  20. Jul 8, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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    A cross bike is definitely my next purchase! Not for a few years though, want to get out of college before I start dropping some more money :p
     
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