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accepted What are the differences (and their practical implications) between a 29" mountain bike and a cyclocross bicycle?
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comment What are the differences (and their practical implications) between a 29" mountain bike and a cyclocross bicycle?
I am not sure that I can be more specific than what is already in the question: 'I am not particularly interested in technical riding - although I would like to be able to ride through most things, even if I have to do so slowly.' I want to ride on trails, mostly non-technical stuff, and I don't mind going slowly or walking my bike through any technical stuff that I come across because I probably wouldn't attempt it regardless of the bike I am on.
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comment What are the differences (and their practical implications) between a 29" mountain bike and a cyclocross bicycle?
@tehnyit thanks for the feedback. figure labels added.
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revised How to descend mountain roads?
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comment Road bike that is gentle on body, but can go in some dirt
@zenbike good point, but the OP says 'and also go in some dirt'... I have lived in NorCal, and no, I am definitely not thinking of trails that require a mountain bike, or implying that a road bike can do what a MTB does, just that it can handle more than most think.
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comment Road bike that is gentle on body, but can go in some dirt
@zenbike I am biased because most of my off-road riding has been on a road-bike. Still, I don't think a Ferrari at Moab is the proper comparison; I made an exception for 'significant obstacles, like rocks'. And I would argue that most off-road riding requires less from a bike than the Paris-Roubaix course.
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comment Road bike that is gentle on body, but can go in some dirt
An extra set of wheels, with road tires and a smaller cog-set would give a cyclocross bike pretty much the same functionality as a road bike.
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comment Road bike that is gentle on body, but can go in some dirt
@zenbike nice post and good points, but I disagree with 'in no way intended for dirt'. Road bikes generally provide excellent performance off road and only become more difficult to handle than an off-road bike if going fast around a tight turn, going through mud or sand, or when there are significant obstacles, like rocks. But they are fine on most trails and fire roads. Roubaix is designed to race over large cobblestones.
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comment What kind of bicycles do they ride in the Tour de France?
Here is an overview from bicycling magazine of the different bikes used in the 2010 tour
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comment Patch or replace tube?
@Daniel What has your experience been? Since you claim that you don't get flats, I suspect that your experience is limited, if not in duration, than in variety. I have observed many examples of what should not be done, especially when working in a bike shop.