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New to bikes, What's the diff ATB, MTB, Road, Crouser, Comfort, Cross....

Post by Tom Kea » Sat, 29 Oct 2005 17:11:04




Quote:
> Other than tire cross-section diameter and handle bars, I don't see a
> difference?? What are the differences?

Throwing the phrase: "bicycle types" at Google gets
it to cough this up (among other hits):
        http://www.bikesrnottoys.com/diffBikes.htm

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Post by Art Harri » Sat, 29 Oct 2005 20:59:31

Quote:

> Other than tire cross-section diameter and handle bars, I don't see a difference?? What are the differences?

You don't see a difference between a road bike and a cruiser or MTB?
Look harder.

See:

http://brandscycle.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=57

Art Harris

 
 
 

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Post by di » Sat, 29 Oct 2005 21:30:05


Quote:
> Other than tire cross-section diameter and handle bars, I don't see a
> difference?? What are the differences?

Paint

 
 
 

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Post by Rich » Sat, 29 Oct 2005 22:56:20

Quote:

> Other than tire cross-section diameter and handle bars, I don't see a
> difference?? What are the differences?

ATB bikes are stronger, heaver, geared lower, and have off-road tires.
Great for riding off-road, OK for short distances on-road.

Comfort bikes have a more upright seating postion, low-pressure on-road
tires.  Great for short to medium distances (<20 miles?) on-road or on
gravel paths.

Road bikes are lighter and geared higher with a more aerodynamic riding
position.  Great for any distance on-road; not useful at all off-road.

 
 
 

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Post by Bill Sornso » Sun, 30 Oct 2005 01:10:37

Quote:



>> Other than tire cross-section diameter and handle bars, I don't see a
>> difference?? What are the differences?
> Paint

And what it covers.

And components.

And accessories.

AND, of course, the outfit!  (One must dress for the ride, after all.)

 
 
 

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Post by Leo Lichtma » Sun, 30 Oct 2005 01:13:16

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Bicycles vary a lot in their handling characteristics, which are designed
into the frame and fork geometry, and which are not visible on casual
inspection.  Think about driving a long wheel base luxury sedan off-road, vs
a Jeep on the freeway.

 
 
 

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Post by Fritz » Sun, 30 Oct 2005 01:50:16

Quote:

> Road bikes are lighter and geared higher with a more aerodynamic riding
> position.  Great for any distance on-road; not useful at all off-road.

Rats, I didn't know that. Last year I traveled a couple of hundred
miles on rutted jeep trails with my road bikes. I wish you would have
told me earlier that it wasn't useful!

RFM

 
 
 

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Post by Pat » Sun, 30 Oct 2005 04:58:55

:
: > Road bikes are lighter and geared higher with a more aerodynamic riding
: > position.  Great for any distance on-road; not useful at all off-road.
:
: Rats, I didn't know that. Last year I traveled a couple of hundred
: miles on rutted jeep trails with my road bikes. I wish you would have
: told me earlier that it wasn't useful!
:
: RFM

what size tires did you use? did you load the bike down with panniers?

Pat in TX
:

 
 
 

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Post by Fritz » Sun, 30 Oct 2005 08:12:49

Quote:

> what size tires did you use? did you load the bike down with panniers?

Tires are normal 700x25 road slicks. I bogged down in some sand a
couple of times but still managed to cycle through it. Some rocks,
limbs and gravel mean momentary dismount more than I would on my MTB.

My bike is loaded with panniers about as much as most mountain bikers
do, I suppose.

Mountain bikes are certainly better suited for off-road travel, but
that doesn't make road bikes "not useful at all off-road" as was
asserted earlier.

RFM
http://www.cyclelicio.us/

 
 
 

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Post by ReptilesBlad » Mon, 31 Oct 2005 23:42:22



Quote:
> Other than tire cross-section diameter and handle bars, I don't see a
> difference?? What are the differences?

http://www.whycycle.co.uk/whatbike.htm

Hope that helps.

I personally like Hybrids.

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Post by Carl Dither » Tue, 01 Nov 2005 02:50:45

ATB = AMATEUR TRASH BIKE
MTB = MOUNTAIN TRASH BIKE


Quote:
> Other than tire cross-section diameter and handle bars, I don't see a
> difference?? What are the differences?