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Moving to Roadbike from Mtb???????


Rob K
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Hi Everyone,

 

New on here and coming off a 10 year layoff from cycling to do the 94,7.

 

Looking to upgrade my 12 year old Trek 6000 MTB which was only used on the road and I have been advised to change to a road bike.

 

My only concerns are :-

 

1. Will I manage with the taller gearing on a long climb and

2. Will I get used to the harder ride compared to the MTB?

 

I am considering the Specialized Secteur.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Rob

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Wise man, Rob K, and welcome to the Hub. Just do it. You'll soon adapt to everything and wonder why you rode a truck when you can have a sports car.

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Hi there and welcome. I don't believe that you should have any issues with long climbs, as long as your gearing is acceptable. A 12-25, or 12-27 cassette should carry you over most climbs, especially as you become fitter and stronger. A compact crank is also an option. Road bike can be amazingly comfortable with carbon fiber parts. Just make sure that your bike set-up is 100%. Hope you enjoy road cycling, I love it :thumbup:

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:thumbdown: MTB to Roadie .....unimaginable its like going over to the dark side !! :o

Give it ago, maybe you will see it is not dark on this side :clap:

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You will hate it!! Are u mad!! Who has been telling you this?? Traitor!! Will be the biggest mistake of your life??? Dont say i didnt tell u so!

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