mountain bike query

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Dilbert Firesto, Jun 4, 2003.

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  1. what do you guys look for in a mountain bike?

    is there a site that covers the pro/cons of several mtb models?

    someone suggested that I just get wider tires & rims (wheels) for my regular street bike. is this
    even a good idea?
     
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  2. David Kunz

    David Kunz Guest

    Dilbert Firestorm wrote:
    > what do you guys look for in a mountain bike?
    >
    > is there a site that covers the pro/cons of several mtb models?
    >
    > someone suggested that I just get wider tires & rims (wheels) for my regular street bike. is this
    > even a good idea?

    What kind of riding do you want to do and over what kind of terrain? What kind of street bike do you
    have? Will it take a 2 - 2.2 tire? Does it have "flat" bars.

    David
     
  3. Penny S.

    Penny S. Guest

    Dilbert Firestorm thoughtfully penned:
    > what do you guys look for in a mountain bike?
    >
    > is there a site that covers the pro/cons of several mtb models?
    >
    > someone suggested that I just get wider tires & rims (wheels) for my regular street bike. is this
    > even a good idea?

    http://bbauer.gomen.org/newbike/
     
  4. Bill Wheeler

    Bill Wheeler Guest

    On Wed, 04 Jun 2003 21:50:39 -0500, Dilbert Firestorm <[email protected]*no_spam*I-55*no_spam*.com> wrote:

    >what do you guys look for in a mountain bike?

    SS

    >
    >is there a site that covers the pro/cons of several mtb models?

    Yes

    >
    >someone suggested that I just get wider tires & rims (wheels) for my regular street bike. is this
    >even a good idea?

    BEST Idea I've heard yet.

    Peace and good luck, Bill

    The mind serves properly as a window glass rather than as a reflector, that is, the mind should give
    an immediate view instead of an interpretation of the world.
    :-]
     
  5. David Kunz wrote:
    > Dilbert Firestorm wrote:
    >
    >> what do you guys look for in a mountain bike?
    >>
    >> is there a site that covers the pro/cons of several mtb models?
    >>
    >> someone suggested that I just get wider tires & rims (wheels) for my regular street bike. is this
    >> even a good idea?
    >
    >
    > What kind of riding do you want to do and over what kind of terrain? What kind of street bike do
    > you have? Will it take a 2 - 2.2 tire? Does it have "flat" bars.

    well, I have a 10 speed street bike (frame prolly made out of steel as brought it from sears 15
    years ago).

    plan on riding on the levee which is partially paved in one area, but mostly paved with gravel
    and/or shell.

    not sure what you mean by "flat bars". are you talking about handlebars?
     
  6. Penny S. wrote:
    > Dilbert Firestorm thoughtfully penned:
    >
    >>what do you guys look for in a mountain bike?
    >>
    >>is there a site that covers the pro/cons of several mtb models?
    >>
    >>someone suggested that I just get wider tires & rims (wheels) for my regular street bike. is this
    >>even a good idea?
    >
    >
    > http://bbauer.gomen.org/newbike/
    >
    >

    thanx penny for the link.

    I didn't know there were different types of MTBs...
     
  7. David Kunz

    David Kunz Guest

    Dilbert Firestorm wrote:
    > David Kunz wrote:
    >
    >> Dilbert Firestorm wrote:
    >>
    >>> what do you guys look for in a mountain bike?
    >>>
    >>> is there a site that covers the pro/cons of several mtb models?
    >>>
    >>> someone suggested that I just get wider tires & rims (wheels) for my regular street bike. is
    >>> this even a good idea?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> What kind of riding do you want to do and over what kind of terrain? What kind of street bike do
    >> you have? Will it take a 2 - 2.2 tire? Does it have "flat" bars.
    >
    >
    >
    > well, I have a 10 speed street bike (frame prolly made out of steel as brought it from sears 15
    > years ago).
    >
    > plan on riding on the levee which is partially paved in one area, but mostly paved with gravel
    > and/or shell.
    >
    > not sure what you mean by "flat bars". are you talking about handlebars?
    >

    Sounds like it would work just fine for what you want IF you can put tires on it that are wide
    enough for the gravel. I tried that once with my old road bike (older than yours :)), but could only
    put narrow tires on it -- they had real tread, but were still a narrow tire. It was tough...

    By flat bars, I meant not the double curved kind that normally came on older road bikes. IMO,
    they're not very easy to manage in an out of seat, weight shifted situation like are the norm off
    road. But, for the kind of riding that you describe, it probably won't matter much.

    David
     
  8. Bill Wheeler wrote:
    > On Wed, 04 Jun 2003 21:50:39 -0500, Dilbert Firestorm <[email protected]*no_spam*I-55*no_spam*.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>what do you guys look for in a mountain bike?
    >
    >
    > SS

    like that tells me anything....

    >>is there a site that covers the pro/cons of several mtb models?
    >
    >
    > Yes

    would you be kind enough to post a couple off links?

    >
    >>someone suggested that I just get wider tires & rims (wheels) for my regular street bike. is this
    >>even a good idea?
    >
    >
    > BEST Idea I've heard yet.
    >
    > Peace and good luck, Bill
    >
    >
    > The mind serves properly as a window glass rather than as a reflector, that is, the mind should
    > give an immediate view instead of an interpretation of the world.
    > :-]
     
  9. Penny S.

    Penny S. Guest

    Dilbert Firestorm thoughtfully penned:
    > Bill Wheeler wrote:
    >> On Wed, 04 Jun 2003 21:50:39 -0500, Dilbert Firestorm <[email protected]*no_spam*I-55*no_spam*.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> what do you guys look for in a mountain bike?
    >>
    >>
    >> SS
    >
    > like that tells me anything....
    >
    >>> is there a site that covers the pro/cons of several mtb models?
    >>
    >>
    >> Yes
    >
    > would you be kind enough to post a couple off links?

    http://bbauer.gomen.org/newbike/ try this
     
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