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post #16 of 37
I miss the hell out of my roadbike, until one day the crank fell off as I was going down a steep busy hill. I hate riding my mountain bike on the road.
post #17 of 37
Never owned a mountain bike. Have 3 road bikes, 1 time trial bike and one fixed gear. I used to be pretty hard core with my riding but not the last 2 years. I needed a break. I love it but in alot of ways it brought out the worst in me.
post #18 of 37
I've got both a mountain bike and a road bike. I ride the mountain bike mostly on the road, and the road bike is set up on a trainer for Spinervals.
post #19 of 37
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+1. If you ride long distances out in the open, then a road bike. If you like to bike in the woods, then a mountain bike. But a cyclocross is good all around bike. It's almost as fast as a pure road bike, and almost as versatile as a mountain bike. If you're an urban rider (especially in NYC), it gives you the best of both worlds.

I think my next urban all-around bike will be a cross singlespeed.

I am contemplating a cross as well - I haven't taken my mountain bike on anything more than the occasional dirt road in quite awhile.

Other than simplicity (aka reliability) is there any reason you are leaning towards a single-speed?
post #20 of 37
2 road bikes, 1 fixed gear city bike, 1 mountain bike

even though i live in the rockies the road bike gets the most use. its easier to walk out the door and start a ride, rather than drive or "ride" to the trails.

though if you had to have one, cyclocross, NO DOUBT

my choice for a beginner: kona or jamis
post #21 of 37
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its easier to walk out the door and start a ride, rather than drive or "ride" to the trails.


my choice for a beginner: kona or jamis

+1
post #22 of 37
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Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde View Post

though if you had to have one, cyclocross, NO DOUBT

my choice for a beginner: kona or jamis
I also have to recommed Redline, cyclocross bikes are sort of their thing.
post #23 of 37
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I am contemplating a cross as well - I haven't taken my mountain bike on anything more than the occasional dirt road in quite awhile.

Other than simplicity (aka reliability) is there any reason you are leaning towards a single-speed?

That's basically it. And not having to mess with gears around town means you have more brainpower to focus on other things. There's one bitching hill where I live, so that's gonna be a pain everyday, literally.
post #24 of 37
mountain bikes are too hefty.. i lug my bikes up and down stairs so i ride single speed/fixed during the winter and a road or hybrid or fixed in the summer.

i'd love to try out a trials bike though but those babies cost cake. plus i probably couldn't bunny hop a rabbit's ear.
post #25 of 37
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I also have to recommed Redline, cyclocross bikes are sort of their thing.
+1. My Redline Conquest CX bike has been my commuter/workout bike for the last 2 years. It's a very versatile bike, and IMO what every respectable cyclist should have on their rack.
post #26 of 37
I was lucky to have a good variety of bikes in the family when I started biking. I ended up with a mountain bike, a cyclocross bike, and a road bike. I ride the cyclocross bike for commuting and night riding, and only ride the road bike on the occasional afternoon joyride. The cyclocross bike is much more practical. A road bike is lighter and easier to climb on. The mountain bike is only better on really hard and steep trails with sandy or muddy terrain (where the suspension and wide tires really shine). Otherwise, the mountain bike is just too heavy and the road bike just isn't light enough. For a single bike, go cyclocross; you won't be disappointed.
post #27 of 37
For a real challenge, why not buy a road bike and go mountain biking with it. It would give you a great workout. And when you're done, you can just fill up the air in the tires and go roading with it too.
post #28 of 37
Mountain bike because I just love the escape I get on a mountain trail. Had a bad fall recently and I'm on the shelf indefinitely till parts of me are fixed but I don't think I'll stop mountian biking.
post #29 of 37
fixies ftw!
post #30 of 37
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For a real challenge, why not buy a road bike and go mountain biking with it. It would give you a great workout. And when you're done, you can just fill up the air in the tires and go roading with it too.
Sounds dangerous.
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