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Brought the wrong push bike, does it matter?

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2009/07/13 22:02:25 (permalink)
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Brought the wrong push bike, does it matter?

Mixing up my cardio so got a mountain bike off ebay without too much thought.
 
I used to do alot of off road stuff and the bike I got is fairly heavy duty.  Now I've realised 90% of the riding I'll be doing is on the road, everything over takes me, even walkers.  I'm riding alone so I'm not to fussed about going fast but should I really have a road bike for the road or does it matter?
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    Cutting Mad
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    Re:Brought the wrong push bike, does it matter? 2009/07/15 18:52:03 (permalink)
    The only difference will be more resistance.

    You can get the same results from training over short distances with lots of resistance as training long distances with little resistance, aslong as the rider uses the same pedal revolutions and power input.

    You could be doing the same pedal revolutions and the same power input as a fella on a road bike, the only difference will be that they have less resistance and will travel further than you.
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    dempsey
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    Re:Brought the wrong push bike, does it matter? 2009/07/15 20:15:50 (permalink)
    Personal choice mate, do you prefer road riding on a dropbar racing bike or do you like to venture out into the forests/mountains and go off road? 
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    Re:Brought the wrong push bike, does it matter? 2009/07/17 15:36:35 (permalink)
    are you so slow due to the width of the tyres, the additional travel in the suspension or just because the weight of the bike is immense?

    Two can be solved easily.  Suspension can be locked out and tyres can easily be replaced with thinner ones...
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    Re:Brought the wrong push bike, does it matter? 2009/07/17 22:25:13 (permalink)
    Thanks for the replies.  I used to like the rough stuff but now I really just want to go out the front door and ride hard for 45mins to an hr, so its 90% road stuff.
     
    Mike you've hit the nail on the head my tyres a 26*2.35 and very nobbly, I'm gonna get some 1.95s from Halfords on sale as the whole point of the ebay dodgy buy was to keep the price down, if I'm still at in six months I'll buy something decent. 
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    Re:Brought the wrong push bike, does it matter? 2009/07/18 00:09:47 (permalink)
    lol I bouht a bike recently too, doesnt matter how hard I pedal, like you said everything over takes me! and I am not unfit...takes moe forever it seems to get anywhere lol
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