How to make a Mountain bike go faster on the road?
Okay, so I got an orange Titan Fusion Mountain Bike for Christmas, but I don’t know how to make it go faster on the road. Do I have to adjust the gear or something?
- blazingpedalsLv 62 weeks ago
The best way to make a mountain bike go faster on the road is to trade it in for a road bike. Everything about that bike contributes to going slow on the road, from the tires to the wide handlebars to the suspension and weight.
- SoccerrftooLv 73 weeks ago
You can change wide knobby tires to thinner, slick, high pressure tires. But the differences between road, hybrid, and mountain bikes are immense. Second, you can change to a more aero riding position (difficult with straight handle bars),
The BEST way to get faster is to get in better shape and learn how to spin.Second, is to change to a road bike.
- pmt853Lv 73 weeks ago
Of course you need to change gear. D'uh! You can also reduce rolling resistance by changing to slicker tyres, but a full Sus. MTB is a pretty lousy choice for road work.
- Chris AncorLv 73 weeks ago
You go faster by pushing harder & faster on what are known as pedals.
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- BobLv 73 weeks ago
get some skinnier tires if your rims will allow it.
- DavidLv 63 weeks ago
That is pretty close to the poorest bike to start with if you want to be fast on the road.
If you can, return it and get another bike more appropriate for speed on road. Or sell it and start over.
But If you insist:
Switch to thinner, smoother tires.
Flip the stem over to lower the bar.
Replace the rear wheel with a cassette wheel. And a cassette with an 11T smallest sprocket.
Adjust the suspension to the stiffest setting,
Switch to pedals with a foot-retention system.
Train yourself to spin the pedals real fast w/o bouncing in the saddle. You should be able to get to 120 rpm with some practice.
If you make those changes, put the training in and then ride your heart out, you might be able to hit 33 mph BRIEFLY.
- RaleighBobLv 63 weeks ago
To go fast, sell the bike. Then get a better one, one built for speed. If riding on paved surfaces, you need a road bike, not a cheap @ss mountain bike. You never will be 'fast' on that thing.
- OldHippieLv 73 weeks ago
Just what do you mean by "adjust the gear or something"? If you mean shift gears...of course you need to shift gears. DUH! 🙄 The largest gear up front (3rd gear) and the smallest rear gear (7th) will result in the fastest possible gear ratio. Always change gears while pedaling. Never attempt to change gears while stopped, coasting or back-pedaling.
If you mean physically change the gears...the cost benefit ratio would be highly illogical. The bike IS NOT worth it. You'd have more money wrapped up in the bike than what it's worth. I explained all this to you about 3 weeks ago when you asked the 1st time. https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20200...
Mountain bikes (especially cheap ones) NEVER will be "fast". The most cost effective thing you could do would be swap out those knobby off-road tires for something slightly narrower & with a smoother tread area. Always get a bike based on "Where & How" you'll be riding. For riding on city streets or paved surfaces - MTB's SUCK!
- Bobby JimLv 73 weeks ago
The highest gear in which you can peddle the fastest will give you your greatest speed.
- Pearl LLv 73 weeks ago
i wouldnt bother, it might be safer not to