Poll: Street or Trails

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    Street or Trails?

    I'm in the process of building my first ever SS and when it came time to put tires on it, I decided to go w/ more of a street tire for it. I imagine myself riding around town and hopping curbs w/ it just like when I was a kid on my BMX bike. I figure if I want to trail ride I still have my geared F/S and /or hardtail.

    So I started to wonder if most people ride their SS on the street or the trails. So I figured I'd ask you guys. Street or Trails?

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    I do both. I have a tallish gear (36x16) since I live on the Canadian prairies and I can get away with it on most trails. I run Schwalbe Smart Sam tires which rip on the street and also work out in the sticks real good to boot.

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    Set it up for trail riding, you don't need street specific tyres just to jump a few curbs.

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    I have two fixed gear road bikes, skinny tires and all that, but my next bike is going to be a SS trail bike, so right now I selected road but if you asked me next spring it would be both. That's different bikes though, I don't like riding knobbies on the street.

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    I have four SS bikes; one fixed 29er Scorcher that is road / dirt road; cross bike fixed/FW that sees mostly road/fixed; SS 29er trail bike sees roads to get to the trails; 26' SS mtb used as a townie - will be sold now that I have the Scorcher. How could I check anything but "Both"?!?!
    "The physician heals, Nature makes well" - real fortune cookie

    CCCMB trail work for trail access - SLO, CA

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    Both. 2 SS bikes.

    One is a 1999 Cannondale F400 converted to SS and used for errands and running around town on the streets. 26" wheels

    The other is a Soma Juice 29er for the trails.

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    Urban assault and trail riding for my mountain bike.

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    holy rollers!

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    only trails

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    Both. 3 SS bikes:

    Fixed Steamroller for road
    MC29er for offroad
    26" BMX for fun and games

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