- Wot bike for pootling along country lanes?
So … being the wuss that I am, cba’d riding off road right now so little country lanes are a-calling.
My fave bike has tubeless mud tyres so that just sounds like a real draggy slog. FS is wearing Summer tyres, rear shock can be locked out but totally over-biked.
Option is to switch wheels and put a Summer tyre on the fave leaving a rear mud tyre to drag along.
Final option is to remove mud tyre on the ss front wheel and replace with Summer tyre. Rear always has a Summer tyre.
What bike for the easiest riding? 😉
Thanks. 🙂Posted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscriber
Is part of the question to do with the hassle of changing tubeless tyres? If so, you could always invest in a cheapish pair of wheels with some narrow tyres. You could even investigate the likelihood of getting some 700/29er wheels in your frame and forks. Really depends on how much use you are going to make of them in the longer term.Posted 4 years agotimidwheelerSubscriber
I’ve been having similar thoughts. I keep being drawn to the planet X CX bike. If it had mudguard/pannier mounts I would have already bought one.Posted 4 years agohatterSubscriber
BTW Hatter, you can’t pootle on that it’s not got Di2, can’t be faffing around with manual gears at 8mph.
Excuse me, I posted a bike appropriate for pootling at this time of year, no St Albans based hedge fund manager worth his salt will be riding his SUMMER Pinarello right now.Posted 4 years ago
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