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Using my MTB for work, ideal settings?

apoc_regapoc_reg Posts: 166
edited August 2008 in Health, fitness & training
Hi Guys,

I recently got a new bike, a Scott Genius MC-20. Didnt buy it for commuting but would lkike to use it on occasion.

My travel options are 100,120,140. Front and rear suspoension locks out and can adjust the rebound. Ideal settings with those options? Also tyre pressure increase?

Thanks guys
'08 Scott Genius MC20

My Pinkbike Page: http://reg11.pinkbike.com/album/MTB-Stuff/

'11 Giant TCR Advanced 1

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  • Mog UkMog Uk Posts: 964
    Assuming your commute is on the road then lockout all suspension and swap the tyres for some slicks......
  • Surf-MattSurf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    I do 10 miles every day mostly on roads and use "normal" XC tyres - and have been doing for 5 years without problems.

    Other than that, pump your tyres right up and lock out the suspension.
  • apoc_regapoc_reg Posts: 166
    Cheers guys

    p.s. sorry didnt realise there was a seperate commuting section of the forum!

    Reg
    '08 Scott Genius MC20

    My Pinkbike Page: http://reg11.pinkbike.com/album/MTB-Stuff/

    '11 Giant TCR Advanced 1
  • Surf-MattSurf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    There is but mostly full of roadies and hybrid riders :shock:
  • salsarider79salsarider79 Posts: 828
    Nothing wrong with us roadies (except maybe the Lycra!). Some of us like mountain bikes too.... :wink:
    p.s. Why not get a cheap old MTB for commuting? Unless you can be sure your bike'll be safe....
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  • stevieboystevieboy Posts: 704
    To be honest when ever I commute I just ride the bike as it is set for the trails - normal pressures, normal fork settings and normal tyres. Sure it may make it harder than it needs to be but it's good for the fitness.

    And whats wrong with lycra :lol: it's not just for roadies y'know! Although I must admit I get funny looks at work when I roll up in my full race gear - especially from the admin girls :wink:
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  • JoHJoH Posts: 4
    I've just started commuting to work too (wk 2). Its 48k round trip with 50% of it being on hardpacked path stuff - like a mix between sand and small stones or really rocky path, 40% of it on rough tarmac and 10% on road (in town). I've kept my bike just as it was coming out of the shop (Specialized Hard Rock Comp Disc 08) as I'm a complete newbie really and I find it tough to the point I am considering buying a road bike and going on the main road! Still not sure though cos I do kinda love going through the forests early in the morning :)
  • toastytoasty Posts: 2,598
    stevieboy wrote:
    To be honest when ever I commute I just ride the bike as it is set for the trails - normal pressures, normal fork settings and normal tyres. Sure it may make it harder than it needs to be but it's good for the fitness.

    And whats wrong with lycra :lol: it's not just for roadies y'know! Although I must admit I get funny looks at work when I roll up in my full race gear - especially from the admin girls :wink:

    Assuming your Scale still has Racing Ralphs on, they'll be gone in a month or so of road riding, especially at a lower pressure, a £12 Schwalbe City Jet or similar would last 10 times as long* and be far more puncture resistant.

    *I made that number up, it's being generous though :P
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