Posts Tagged: mtb

Not Marginal – Vast Gains

I decided to try and quantify the speed difference between mountain bike and road bike. TLDR; the road bike is approximately 13% faster (equivalently the mountain bike is 15% slower). If you are commuting, buy a cyclocross bike.

MTB is 95% Done

All the parts have now arrived and been bolted onto the bike (at the correct torques). I didn’t take a photo of the complete thing because the light was bad, but I did manage to take it for a test ride; it felt strange but good.

Technical Progress

I fancy building a mountain bike again: it’s a while since I had one and I think I would like one again. I plan to use it for training in the winter as it’s more fun than using the turbo trainer (and I get too cold in full-Lycra outdoors). I also hope to go on… Read more »