MTB or similar for commute

Discuss the eternal "Which fork/bike/tyres should I buy?" questions.
ademort
Posts: 1614
Joined: Fri Jun 08, 2007 19:24 pm

MTB or similar for commute

Postby ademort » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:20 pm

Hi all
Well you usually find me in the road secti of of the forum, but i,m after some advice from you mountain bikers.I usually ride my Giant Defy 4 road bike on my commute. A 10 mile flat ride on reasonable roads here in the Netherlands. However the last 2 winters have been so hard, riding the road bike has become a bloody misery especially when some of you mountainbikers just ride past as if theres nothing wrong with the roads. I am in the market for a mountain bike specifically aimed at these really bad days. What bike should i choose and what tyres would be best. I dont want to go over say €1000 or 800 quid. Thanks.
Ade

User avatar
The Rookie
Posts: 23032
Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 09:29 am

Re: MTB or similar for commute

Postby The Rookie » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:22 pm

I'd not get a full on MTB, get something that will take decent tyres, so either a 700C Hyrbid or crossbike, or a 26" hybrid, you don't need suspension.

Personally in your position I'd get a cyclocross bike and fit it out with winter tyres and guards.

User avatar
Cat With No Tail
Posts: 13273
Joined: Mon Mar 09, 2009 14:32 pm

Re: MTB or similar for commute

Postby Cat With No Tail » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:33 pm

The Beginner wrote:I'd not get a full on MTB, get something that will take decent tyres, so either a 700C Hyrbid or crossbike, or a 26" hybrid, you don't need suspension.

Personally in your position I'd get a cyclocross bike and fit it out with winter tyres and guards.


100% agree.

As for which one specifically, I'd go ask the communters. Careful though, they're an easily offended bunch.

User avatar
cooldad
Posts: 28161
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 22:01 pm

Re: MTB or similar for commute

Postby cooldad » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:43 pm

ademort wrote:mountainbikers just ride past

It's not the bike, that's because we are all awesome riders.
I don't do smileys.

There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

London Calling on Facebook

Parktools

User avatar
Cat With No Tail
Posts: 13273
Joined: Mon Mar 09, 2009 14:32 pm

Re: MTB or similar for commute

Postby Cat With No Tail » Fri Oct 05, 2012 13:02 pm

cooldad wrote:
ademort wrote:mountainbikers just ride past

It's not the bike, that's because we are all awesome riders.


Gnarrr, rad to the max, feeding off each other, sideways!

ademort
Posts: 1614
Joined: Fri Jun 08, 2007 19:24 pm

Re: MTB or similar for commute

Postby ademort » Fri Oct 05, 2012 14:09 pm

What do you mountain bike experts think of this bike. Is it worth the money. Would it do the job for me and should i change the tyres. Remember i only want to use it when it,s icy or in snowy conditions.
http://www.fietssportief.nl/nl/producte ... ud-6-0/762
Ade

User avatar
70\'sPenguin
Posts: 917
Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2011 17:45 pm

Re: MTB or similar for commute

Postby 70\'sPenguin » Fri Oct 05, 2012 15:54 pm

Id say it looks fine for the money! Its actually a very capable offroader! Pretty decent deal and nice components. For somethig lighter you could go for this http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k1830/ ... m-6-0.html
You could have course save money and get a rigid MTB as you wont be needing the suspension - something in a 29er flavour perhaps?

User avatar
The Rookie
Posts: 23032
Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 09:29 am

Re: MTB or similar for commute

Postby The Rookie » Fri Oct 05, 2012 16:50 pm

I'd still say what the OP is describing he wants is a crosser......


Return to “MTB Buying Advice”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CaptainWheezy, muttley_109 and 0 guests