Help me persuade a confirmed MTB rider onto the roads
Show him that article about road riding that was in STW a few months back. It seemed to set out the pros pretty well (not having to drive anywhere, better for developing fitness, etc).
You could also add that cafe or pub stops are much more workable than on most MTB rides.Posted 8 years agoDaveyBoyWonderMember
I find it’s easier to fit road riding into a busy life than mtbing – just grab your shoes and go, no travel to the trail, and no cleaning up afterwards. Handy if you only have a couple of spare hours.
I find it that easy to get out on my mountain bike.
Nobody should be forced into getting a road bike. Even more so some kinda of freak cyclocross bike. Thats not going to get someone into road riding – thats going to make them appear on a register somewhere within MI5.Posted 8 years agobonjMember
There’s only trails in specific places, but there’s roads all over the placePosted 8 years ago
You go faster
You go further thus see more countryside
It’s more of a ‘constant on’ so the endorphin rush at the end of a ride is greater, even if it may not have the same fun aspect
A good down hill on the road really does feel like a good downhillMr AgreeableSubscriber
Even more so some kinda of freak cyclocross bike.
Cyclocross bikes are genius. You can do some road, some off-road, boring trails will suddenly become life-or-death challenges, harder ones are mostly still rideable, and he will find that being a reasonably decent MTBer is not enough to stop him being completely pwned in a CX race. 😉
And cycle touring rocks. 😳Posted 8 years agodruidhMember
Ok – so a mate will likely be getting access to the C2W scheme. He already has two verrrry nice bikes, FS and hardtail Nicolais. He’s also going to be moving down to the Scottish Borders soon.
I reckon he needs to try road biking and that something along the lines of a Specialized Tricross will give him loads of options.
What winning argument can you suggest 😀Posted 8 years agoShandySubscriber
It is good for your fitness and keeps you nice and smooth on the pedals. You can cover a lot of distance and explore little back roads, meaning you see a lot of scenery and string a lot of different routes together. The bike doesn’t require as much work and you don’t get covered in sh1te, which is nice for a change.Posted 8 years agodoboMember
tonight i had a planned a mtb ride but was raining and generally grim outside and just couldnt be arsed to slog it in the mud and rain so hit the road with my slicked up singlespeed mtb.
i didnt even bother taking a drink or anything else i just wacked on some shorts and helmet & gloves and smashed out 26 odd miles in 1.5hrs, came back a little damp, bike dont need cleaning and is always ready to go no matter what happens! love it
its a lot slower than a geared road bike but faster than my geared xc bike for sure, rolls over hills much easierPosted 8 years ago
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