Using a Mountain Bike on the Road?

Posted: June 8, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 2
Under: Tips

If you have a mountain bike that you mostly use on the road, consider changing to slick/road tyres from your existing knobbly mountain bike tyres. The traditional mountain bikes tyres are generally not made for road use, especially when you plan on covering some long distance spins. Changing your tyres will decrease your rolling resistance on the road and make travelling by road on a mountain bike feel like less work.

Before buying your new tyres, check your existing tyres to get your wheel size, it is normally 26 inches on a standard mountain bike. Your local bike shope will be a good place for advise on the correct tyres and bike setup you need to suit what type of cycling you do. Changing will make a big  difference.

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Using a Mountain Bike on the Road?: 2 Comments
  • Paul O Neill
    2 years ago

    I have a Trek FX 7.2 hybrid which i use for 1 to 2 hour cycles to keep fit. I am wondering if this is suitable for the ring of kerry cycle or would things be a bit easier if i changed my bike.
    Any advice would be appreciated,

    Paul O Neill

  • Donnacha Clifford
    2 years ago

    Hi Paul. Loads of people do the Ring on a Mountain Bike so it is doable. However a racer will offer you a faster and lighter option so it depends on what you want from the day.

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