im looking to get a bike to hit the pavement with. i am considering either a road or a cross bike, but a hardtail with slicks may also be what i am looking for as i ride a full suspension.
what im looking to get is a lighter bike that i can going faster with at least a double chain ring on the pavement since i ride 1x9 on the trail. i will be riding on a paved path that that has some decent climbs this type of riding would be to improve endurance and strength. even though i would mainly ride on the pavement, with the mtb i will often see a dirt path on the side and take that route especially if there is a little bump to get some baby air off of, but this isnt necesarily a need.
from what i read a CX bike would be able to go on a dirt path maybe not with roots or rocks but then i again i dont really not what cross is.
im also assuming that a road bike is strictly for pavement
a hard tail with slick would do everything im doing now but it would be easier to pedal but may be to heavy to accomplish what i want. although i do have one readily available but does weigh more then my FS bc its entry level and also1x9
Would also like to get a bike trainer for the home wich this bike would also be used for, have any recomendations on whats good.
a cross bike that i am looking at is a GT tachyon, but i am open to other brands just a fan of GT. i like gt bc the price seems unbeatable for what you get but then again i dont know much about road or cross components
im not sure if i am a fan of drop bars but i dont have any extended use of them either.
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