MTB Converted to commuter

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by danrche, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. danrche

    danrche New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey guys,

    I've converted my MTB to commuter by changing out the tires to a road friendly tire (26x1.75). I was thinking about getting a road bike as they're faster and look like they take less effort, but I find that I really make use of the forgiving nature of an MTB with the front suspension forks and such. I'm not a terrible rider and don't swerve all over the road, but ridding to work does take me over some area's where the road is less then desirable.

    Is there a way to gear my MTB to be like a road bike or is it for the most part the same anyway just different frames and such?
     
    Tags:


  2. vspa

    vspa Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2,203
    Likes Received:
    39
    for commuting MTB gears are ok, good choice of tires also (26 x 1,75)
    so there you go, maybe add up a rack to carry stuff like books, lunch and locks & replacement tubes & tire levers
     
  3. danrche

    danrche New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    maybe for Christmas I'll see about getting a rack on the back (good suggestion) . I use my bike to ride to work and for fun on the weekends as well. Thanks for the reply vspa.
     
  4. dvnjhn

    dvnjhn New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have always found my mtb a slog to commute with. If your serious about commuting you should purchase a cheap hybrid bike. I found it made such a difference. I also own a Road bike, which I hate cycling about the town in. Its easier and faster, but much more easy to crash in difficult weather or under preassure from drivers.
     
  5. ThEdge

    ThEdge New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2011
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you didn't get the rack for Christmas, I got one which is on a QR, same as a QR seatpost, so when the weekend comes, the rack comes off real quick,ready to hit the trails......

    Gearing wise, I guess it depends on how far you commute and the traffic,I commute approx 14miles each way, in places the roads are pretty clear and I can hold 17 -20 mph. Could I go faster with bigger gears? maybe.....
     
Loading...
Loading...