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    Been training on road bike,my hardtail xc bike is now beating me up

    As title states,ive been traing alot on the road bike and seen some massive gains (avg speed went up 2mph on same 21 mile loop in 3 months) but yesterday after being of my carbon hardtail for 2 weeks it felt like a jack hammer. Anybody else experince this? I realized the road bike is super smooth , but man my body is beat up today.

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    That's why you should train on what you race. Now you have roadieitis.
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    hey, i've been a roadie for 8 months or so and switching back to the dirt lately had (entirely expected) the same feeling. you'll get past it. i was actually pleasantly surprised how little of the dirt skills i had lost

    if you don't want to have to re-adapt to the dirt then keep up some mtb riding - even just once a week will maintain your ability to handle it

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    Makes sense, but you'll adapt.

    I got rid of my road bike a couple years ago and now train exclusively on my MTB, even on the road. It's easy to switch out wheels with skinny tires. While it might not help tremendously with getting jack hammered after being away from the trail, it certainly keeps you familiar with your position on the MTB.

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    I usally ride the mtb once a week. I actually really enjoy the road bike. I live near a paved greenway and its very convenient. I rode the mtb again today with 25% sag on the fork instead of 20 and dropped my psi front and rear. Made big difference. I love the mtb and am getting in shape to do some races this year. I consider myself a cyclist now. Not a roadie or a mtber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pk1 View Post
    you'll get past it. i was actually pleasantly surprised how little of the dirt skills i had lost

    if you don't want to have to re-adapt to the dirt then keep up some mtb riding - even just once a week will maintain your ability to handle it
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    Quote Originally Posted by vizsladog View Post
    I consider myself a cyclist now. Not a roadie or a mtber.
    Good for you. Good attitude IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizsladog View Post
    I consider myself a cyclist now. Not a roadie or a mtber.
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    I race mtb, road and cx

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    FWIW, most of my competition last year was at the velodrome. I also did my favorite XC race and a couple off-road and one road-going duathlons, and got shelled off the back of a road race. There's probably mountain bikeritis and runneritis - really it's more that training in just one sport for an extended period isn't great, especially when it's not the sport one competes in.
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    I like training on the CX bike on dirt roads. You can get great workouts in but you don't soft due to smooth pavement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishpitbull View Post
    I like training on the CX bike on dirt roads. You can get great workouts in but you don't soft due to smooth pavement.
    This^^^^^^

    You'll never know how good you had it on your hardtail with 100mm of squish up front.

    How about you take your road rig on some fire roads? On of my fav rolling road loops takes 2 miles of fire road to get to.
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    There are some great fire road here. Sounds like fun.

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