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mr_eddymr_eddy Posts: 762
edited November 2010 in Road beginners
Ok so a bit of a daft question really but really need some help.

I have been riding my Scott Speedster S50 for a few months now, mainly on the 10 mile commute. This is the first road bike I have had for a few years, for the last 5 years I have been a MTB fan.

My friend has a Trek 4300 Hardtail that he only wants £30 and its mint I was thinking that this with a set of slicks on it and some crud catchers may be better suited to the winter months.

This all leads me onto my main questions:

Do I buy the MTB, stick some slicks on it and save the Scott til summer?


Do I stick some guards on the Scott and go straight through?

What sort of damage will road salt, grime, freezing weather etc do to my scott?

I am gonna buy the MTB anyway as for £30 it would be a crime not too, at the very least its a good poppin to the shop bike.

Please help


  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    If you can fit full guards on the Scott it may be the better winter bike cos less of the censored will be thrown on to you and the bike. Crud raceguards will fit most road bikes.

    Snow is a different matter though; I ground to a halt several times last year when snow packed my guards. The MTB / cruds with the greater clearance would be much easier
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