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    I have 2 mtn bikes, 1 for winter training and on the trainer. The other is my all out race bike that I train with in the summer and I have a light set of race wheels that I save for race day. I race only endurance races so to train and race on the bike you are going to spend over 12 hrs on is pretty important.

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    I seem like I am in the minority. I do most of my training on the road using my road bike with PowerTap wheels and then my racing on my Cannondale Flash 29'er Hard Tail.

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    I don't race any longer but I do all the wrenching on my son's bikes. He races a 29 HT and has 3 sets of wheels, one a heavier training set, one lite set of Crest's, and a little stronger set for less smooth courses. Varies his training doing a lot of longer road in winter on his road bike. A FS rig would be nice if we could afford it but between race fees, travel to get to the events and up keep on his bike and gear...

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    Yup, same bike. All road rides are done on a TT bike as well...no road bike. Part thrifty and full believer in the engine.

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    Most training on a road bike for purposes of convenience and targeting HR zones.

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    I bought a nice new set of carbon wheels last year. I had planned to use the new wheels for racing and use my original wheels for training. I realized how much I prefer riding with the nicer wheels and just use them all year round now.

    Maybe I'm just not disciplined enough, but I pick the wheels / bike I have the most fun on for the type of riding I'm planning on doing....

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    I race & train on two separate bikes, but they're set up nearly idendically (same geometry & contact points). I like having a backup if needed and it's good for my peace of mind when I'm pressed for time and have to slack on cleaning after a training ride.
    2014 Seven Ti geared bike (in the womb!)
    2012 Seven Ti SS
    2012 Seven Steel SS w/rigid fork

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    I have bikes dedicated strictly for racing only and then other bikes for fun and leisure.

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    Same bike. I like to ride my bling and I enjoy tinkering with the bike. But dependent also on the weather, mainly in the winter. I try to stay off rain soaked trails so I do have a roadie and MTB cruiser with racks for carrying saddle bags and extra weight. Occasionally my wife and I get the tandem out. It's all about mixing it up. Another weight training exercise is wearing ankle weights while on the spin cycle. I will build some serious calf muscles.
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