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Old 06-12-19, 05:11 AM
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Not to mention, I'd bet that the average bike cop is faster on the mtb than you are on your road bike. Biggest variable in speed is the rider, and from what I've seen, no one accelerates better than a bike cop. They train on it, and they have huge amounts of saddle time.

Road bikes are designed to squeeze a couple mph on an open road, they really aren't an advantage in the crowded, uneven terrain an urban cop is going to encounter. Seriously, are you picturing the cops riding the drops and/or aero bars in a lot of scenarios?

All bikes are quiet enough to be pretty stealthy on a street, so your speculation about the tactical advantage of ss is just silly.

Next up--why do people use cargo bikes to carry cargo?
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