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Mountain Biker wanting to try road biking...(3 posts)

Mountain Biker wanting to try road biking...Avenir
Jun 5, 2003 8:44 PM
So, I'm a MTB racer, and I wanted to road biking. Naturally I don't want to buy one until I try it, but I was just curious what size of frame I should look at. I'm 6'3" and I ride an XL frame on my Gary Fisher. Are road bike frames generally built the same? What should I look for in terms of fitting anyway?

Thanks!
Try here...biknben
Jun 6, 2003 4:13 AM
I'm also a mtb racer and can tell you the geometries of a road and mtb are nothing alike. The good news is, the increased sizes found on most roads bike means you can get a better fit on the road.

Get yourself started by going here: http://www.coloradocyclist.com/bikefit/

I've heard talk about htis one but haven't used it myself: http://www.wrenchscience.com/WS1/Secure/Fitting/Height.asp
re: Mountain Biker wanting to try road biking...MJ
Jun 6, 2003 5:06 AM
second BB's fitting comments - it's different and more important on a road bike

look here too http://www.sheldonbrown.com/

most roadies mtb. if only every now and then - you'll probably find that road will make you much, much stronger than mtbers who don't ride road - it's all about putting miles in your legs - you don't forget technical skills

if you're interested in trying road but still getting dirty I'd look at a cross bike - I have a cross bike - there are very few trails I can't manage with it and I can ride pacelines with road groups too - it's versatile - just change the tyres