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Old 06-12-19, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Kapusta View Post
I would give much better odds of the mtb cop catching a suspect on a road bike than a cop on a road bike catching a suspect on an mtb.

You only need to be a little stronger on the road on an mtb to catch the road bike. But if you are on a road bike, and the suspect on an mtb, all the suspect needs to do is hop a couple curbs or shoot through some green space to lose you.
I think the biggest deciding factor is the cyclist. A HIGHLY motivated 180lb criminal on a single speed 17.5lb road bike being chased by 220lb cop w/ full belt and bike gear on a 37lb mtb stands a better than even chance of getting away. But as w/ all hypothetical situations there are MANY other factors at play.
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