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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Roadie vs. Mountain Bike

For all you faithful readers (mom) out there that were a bit confused by my last post here is a comparison of roadie vs. mountain bike. Roadies have slick tires while mountain bikes have knobby tires. Roadies have curved handle bars that are set over the front tire a bit while MT Bikes have straight bars set over the front fork. (fork is what connects the tire to the frame) Roadies have gears that are set more for flat out speed but encompass a wide enough range to climb pretty steep hillls while MT bikes are set even more towards hill climbing and less for speed. Most of MT bikers' speed comes from heading down hill. Roadies are build being cautious to every gram while even though MT bikes are built lighter and lighter they need to take a beating and not break. To sum it all up in one comparrison- Lance Armstrong and other Tour de France people ride roadies while John Cowan and other X Gamers ride Mountain bikes.


Blogger Michael said...

Hi Jeremy

Thanks for the link. I'll be sure to reciprocate with a link to your weblog.

Your last couple of posts have needled me into feeling guilty about not riding more this summer. I've got to get out there before my classes start again.

Roadie or Mountain bike...I just need to ride.

8/05/2006 7:20 PM  

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