Mountain bike Groupset vs Commuter bike Groupset-
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  1. #1
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    Mountain bike Groupset vs Commuter bike Groupset

    How's it going guys & gals.

    Im thinking of putting some MORE money into my commuter. Its been an awesome little bike (1991 Marin Eldrige) and it has given me several thousand miles between this season and the last.

    Im thinking its time to upgrade its groupset, but im wondering what to put on it.

    Obviously back in the day this would of been a mountain bike. I have retired it from that kind of abuse and now it cruises in the city.

    I don't want to make it a fixie. So here is the question.

    Is there a difference between a groupset you would put on a Mt bike then you would on a commuter bike? 99% of its rides is asphalt and 1% gravel.

    Im also wondering if I could put a thinner tire on it and convert to a disc brake (mechanical) if possible.

    A pictures so you get and idea of what Im working with.

  2. #2
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    If you are mostly riding on tarmac and want put narrower tires onI would go for a road group or possibly an IGH like a shimano alfine 8 speed. I prefer the narrower range between gears of a 10speed 11/25 cassette than a 12 / 36 mt. Cassette when riding on tarmac. A 105 or tiagra group set and flatbar shifters would work out ok. You need to confirm that your bb is 68mm before dropping any money on a road crank

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