2. Mountain Bikers Taking to the Streets

Just because you're on two wheels doesn't mean it's all good...

Full suspension mountain bikes: Great for downhill racing, less good for city streets.
Full suspension mountain bikes: Great for downhill racing, less good for city streets.

I’ve seen more mountain bikes on the streets of London in the past two days than I have in the past six months, as people who don’t usually cycle to work wheel out their weekend whips for the duration of the strike.

This would be fine, but think about it: A soft-tail bike with 6 inches of suspension travel might be great on the downhill trails of Wales, but when you’re wobbling away from traffic lights and smashing wing mirrors off with your 75cm handlebars?

You’re just getting in the way I’m afraid.

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