Can I use mountain bikes on the road?
Of course! Mountain bikes favor comfort and stability over speed, so they will feel a little sluggish compared to road bikes. However, this doesn’t mean they aren’t road-worthy machines. We suggest putting a pair of slick tires (with no tread) on your mountain bike and trying a few road rides. If you love it, you can splurge on a road bike. If not, you’re only out $50 for the tires, rather than hundreds or thousands for a new bike. Upgrading to a road bike will offer more suitable gears, a variety of comfortable hand positions, and more efficient transfer of your energy to speed, but you’ll only get faster by riding more. So, run the bike you have until you can get the bike you want!