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Nov. 16, 2020, 6:52 a.m. -  Cam McRae

Interesting. I wonder how close that parallel really is in terms of ride experience?  It's hard to imagine that road bikes have changed anywhere near as close to mountain bikes in the last 10 years, and as you say, they still look the same. I would argue that the changes to geometry in mountain bikes have been substantive and have improved the ride experience and performance of most riders, or at least those who have figured out how to adapt to the longer and slacker element in particular. I could ride a bike from 10 years ago, and it might even be fun. But there's no way I could ride the same terrain with similar confidence and speed and stay out of hospital. Obviously road bikes change based on different criteria. How the bike handles is likely at best a secondary consideration for most roadies and going fast uphill or on the flats for long periods is primary. I pay less attention to road bikes than ever, while still appreciating the tech on occasion, but it's hard to imagine a huge difference in 10 years.

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