Difference Between a Road Bike and a Mountain Bike


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There are lots of different types of bikes but the main difference between a mountain bike and a road bike are the task at hand.

Road bikes are designed for speed therefore, positioning rider closer to the pedals. Also road bikes have bent handle bars so the rider hunches over making it more strenuous on the back, but in return gets power from the legs. Most road bikes are made from titanium to that remain lighter in weight. Road bike tires are very thin and smooth. The skill of the rider is needed to maintain friction between the road and the bike. On a road bike you can choose whether or not you want suspension. Suspension will make the ride more comfortable. Road bikes can have lots more accessories such as grinding pegs, horns, and mirrors. This type bike is the all around bike for just riding around with friends. When choosing a road bike, just know what type of bike you want, and what you are going to use it for.
mountain bikeMountain bikes have wider handle bars allowing the rider to have complete control. For going down a mountain, a heavier bike is needed. While riding down a mountain, the bike should have suspension systems to help manage the bike and also needs wider tires. Traction is the key to mountain bike tires. The wider more rubber tire helps to keep control going down the hill. Most important on a mountain bike is shock absorbers and rear suspension.

When choosing a bike make sure you know exactly what you are going to use it for.

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