Posts Tagged: road

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.

Who needs an MTB?

Brought to my attention by the most excellent VeloNews:


A few weeks ago I bought a couple of things from Rapha; specifically an end-of-line Trade Team Jersey and the matching hat in their sale. A week later I added a rain jacket which was also on sale. I have subsequently bought a bunch of base layers, socks, knee warmers, arm warmers and a hat… Read more »