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Road v hybrid

March 19th, 2012 by

Okay folks – here is the definitive answer to the most commonly asked question: what bike to use when tackling the C2C. But bear with me because it takes time to explain, and there are several answers!

Touring bikes and hybrids are best. Mountain bikes are okay but they’re very hard work, especially if you have those knobbly tyres. But you can at least go hell for leather on the serious off-road bits (note: I refer to ‘off-road’ as opposed to ‘traffic-free’ – there’s a massive difference).

Road bikes? These are okay on the traffic-free sections so long as you remember to put some hardy tyres on (Michelin Pro Optimum and Continental Grand Prix 4 Seasons recently came top in a poll).

I hope this helps.