I want to buy a bicycle which I can ride on road (through City, between two cities etc...), but I want a bicycle for offroad (not rough offroad). Something like SUV in car world.
I know I can't find perfectly bike for both. Last time I bought bike(29"x2.1, 21" bike with 3x9 speed) I didn't hit exact what I wanted. Now, that bike is little bit small for me(I guess I should buy 23" next time) and general appeal of bike is not nice(for me).
With current bike I can hit 30km/h with 3x7 speed and hold that speed for a long time. Also I can ride offroad without any problems. But with not nice appeal current bike has problems with fork(cheap SC fork I guess) and front brake pulling air somewhere.
I found Ghost Kato 9.9 with next specs:
- Fork: Rock Shox 30 Silver Poploc 100 mm
- Rear derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M8000 11-S(11T-42T)
- Front derailleur: Shimano XT FD-M8025
- Drivetrain: Shimano XT FC-M8000 36-26 (26T-36T)
- Brakes: Shimano XT BR-M8000 2/2 Piston 180 mm Disc
I Know those specs are more on offroad side than road side. After I'll buy Thudbuster LT seatpost, change drivetrain(3rd gear) from 36T to 40T and put new tyres(29x2.0).
Will my plan work? Does anyone have better idea? I really love to ride offroad but in same time I ride on road. With wide tyres I can't go fast on road, but I can ride offroad. With narrow tyres I can fly on road but offroad is like suicide. Thanks a lot on help!