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Old 11-07-19, 05:16 PM
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I've un-commuterized my mtb!

Now that I've retired I've replaced my Schwalbe Marathon 26x1.5 tires that were good for city riding with 26x2.1 fat Kenda Nevergals, more like the originals. It is fun being able to ride through anything. And you know what, it doesn't feel slower but it does have more road buzz. And to be honest, this is my second commuter, not the one I rode most often. That one still has Gatorskins.
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Old 11-08-19, 09:36 AM
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Now that I've retired I've replaced my Schwalbe Marathon 26x1.5 tires that were good for city riding with 26x2.1 fat Kenda Nevergals, more like the originals. It is fun being able to ride through anything. And you know what, it doesn't feel slower but it does have more road buzz. And to be honest, this is my second commuter, not the one I rode most often. That one still has Gatorskins.
Think of how much fun you missed with those Schwalbes. I have road bikes and mountain bikes for commuting. The road bike is for going fast and an easier ride to work. The mountain bikes...with full knobs...are for having fun while riding to work. Hang the speed. These were taken along my commuting route. There's a hard path nearby but bombing through the woods is ever so much more fun.


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Now that I've retired
I think you should be banned from the commuting section.

Seriously, congratulations.
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Old 11-11-19, 12:11 PM
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Think of how much fun you missed with those Schwalbes. I have road bikes and mountain bikes for commuting. The road bike is for going fast and an easier ride to work. The mountain bikes...with full knobs...are for having fun while riding to work. Hang the speed. These were taken along my commuting route. There's a hard path nearby but bombing through the woods is ever so much more fun.

But that was the thing, there were no woods, trails, gravel, or anything other than the occasional broken pavement to warrant knobbies. I took the bike on a ride into Manhattan to run an errand that was across the street from my former office and it was not a great way to go and regretted it. I'm going to keep this one mostly for trails or shorter rides in Brooklyn.
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