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Still shopping for a bike(6 posts)

Still shopping for a biketmotz
Nov 6, 2002 6:25 PM
I've been looking at road bikes but like the riding position of my mtb.I saw that Fuji makes a flat bar road bike does any other companies do?
re: Still shopping for a bikeWCC
Nov 6, 2002 6:44 PM
Get a regular roadbike. You'll get used to it. Or just put slicks on your mountain bike.
re: Still shopping for a bikemaximum15
Nov 6, 2002 6:59 PM
I started with mtn bikes, but finally bought a road bike. It took a while to get used to the new position, but now it is very natural. The position differences on road and mtn bikes are for very good reasons. I suggest a traditional road bike and time to get used to it.
re: Still shopping for a bikedeHonc
Nov 6, 2002 9:27 PM
tmotz mate,

I, like you, have just made the transition from MTB's to a road bike. As the other folks have stated, you will find it a little different at first - I had a sore lower back (until the muscles stretch) but this only lasted 2 weeks! The road bike now feels as normal as a vegemite sandwich - in fact, I now feel like I'm playing a piano when I ride the MTB! Get a proper road bike and you won't regret it.


re: Still shopping for a bikeregulajo
Nov 6, 2002 10:47 PM
The other posters are right, a road bike you will get used to and if it fits right it will feel good and be better for road riding. I'm no expert, but as to your question, Yes other companies make those "HYBRID" ro "CITY" bikes. They are usually a 700c wheel, straight bar, upright position (but not quite as much as a MTB), MTB type brakes, and drive train can be MTB or road components. I've seen the newer Specialized Sirrus series, and Marin Alps series. Both aluminum frames. Good Luck.
re: Still shopping for a bikemackgoo
Nov 6, 2002 11:00 PM
Canondale, Specialized, Trek.