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    Monocog 29er to a Haro Express Deluxe 700c

    Just purchased a new 2011 Haro Express Deluxe, which has a very nimble and maneuverable aluminum frame and light 700c wheels with 700c X 45 tires. This bike allows you to have a more stable riding position with an adjustable stem that allows you to ride in a more upright position and takes a lot of strain off the back and arms, un-like my Monocog 29er which is a fabulous bike to ride as it is, but does cause my arms to go numb after an hour or so.

    The Express Deluxe comes equipped with a suspension fork and a suspension seat post as well as a super-plush saddle to smooth out the ride. I added a very comfortable Heavy Duty Inline Mountain bike seat and an adjustable stem to the Monocog along with a pair of Schwalbe Big Apples to smooth out the ride but even with that these Dallas potholes can still jar you to the bottom of your feet. So I think the Haro might make my daily ride a little easier to handle. Especially with the 24-speed Shimano Drivetrain and the real grippy brakes that come with this bike. Some might say that this bike might be a step backwards from the Monocog but for an old man like me this bike is like riding in a Cadillac. Surprisingly the cost of the bike was pretty reasonable at $380.00 out the door.
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    I think I remember saying a long time ago rim brakes and skinnier tires would be better for you. I was confused why you even bothered with a MTB for just cruising around town. That Haro is a much better fit for that purpose. Happy riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut
    I think I remember saying a long time ago rim brakes and skinnier tires would be better for you. I was confused why you even bothered with a MTB for just cruising around town. That Haro is a much better fit for that purpose. Happy riding.
    Well at the time I weighed in at 280 lbs. and I was looking for a workout bike and I had no idea how to ride a geared bike, still don't! But at least that beast took 60lbs of my fat ass and got me in shape. Now I have the Monocog and the Haro so I got the best of both worlds! Thanks pnut!
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    My major concern is these Kenda tires that came with the bike. How will they stand up vs. the Schwalbe Big Apples that I ride on the Cog?
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