It depends on what you need and who you ask!
Looking for a durable bike for short (under 5km) commutes, something that can ride over and through gutters? Something that is easier to ride for new beginners, or people getting on a bike again?
The choice would have to be Mountain Bike!
Casual and serious commuters alike love a mountain bike’s versatility! Ride mainly on the road? No Problem. Just throw on some road tyres (for mountain bikes).
What else makes Mountain Bikes a ‘Go-To’ choice? How about the ability to throw on a rear rack, and get that heavy backpack off, and save your sore back, and carry the weight on the bike where it belongs!
Does your commute have potholes and other lurking nasties waiting to puncture your tyres, or do their best to buckle those rims? What makes road bikes shake in their boots, are taken in stride by a mountain bike. Stronger construction, robust design, and front forks make for a more confidence inspiring ride. Don’t forget disc brakes! While disc brakes are making their way to road bikes, they won’t be cheap, and you can buy a CELL Mountain Bike with disc brakes for a song!
When is a Road Bike the BEST choice?
If you need to go a long distance quickly (over 10km+) and you have long stretches of road that need to be ‘gobbled up’, there’s nothing better than a roadie!
In the urban jungle, crowded city streets, with pedestrians and traffic at every turn….a mountain bike’s stable handling will be in its best environment.
Also, don’t forget…a Mountain Bike is made for…Off-Road! Having the ability to simply change your tyres from road-specific mountain bike slicks, to serious mountain bike tyres is an advantage for some, that will make a mountain bike their ride of choice!