helen984 wrote:Aux1 wrote:<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by dsmiff</i>
<br />mountain bikes aren't great on the road.
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Hmm, I always felt surprised how good you could ride them both on and off road, IMO they are the ultimate multipurpose bikes. I ride mine on road every day and it just flies! I have 26"x1.9" tyres.
I was going to say that too! My hardrock is on 'knobbly' Michelins and it still zips along on tarmac with very little effort! It goes like feck knows what! :O Also, consider pothole potential; mountain bike tyres are cracking on flaky tarmac (Gives a nice advantage in the wet too, more grip!)
I agree. I hate riding road bikes around here because the road conditions in Surrey are just appalling, with potholes you can hide a buffalo in.