Drop bar or Mountain bike. Or both—Frankenbike!
We don’t recommend a full road bike set up—but it has been attempted—once.
First consider your course. The 40, 20 and 60 mile courses are almost entirely gravel (no pavement).
Distance will also determine your projected saddle time.
Lastly, are you going for speed or comfort?
But don’t be fooled, some of the fastest course times are still on mountain bikes and some find the drop bar set-ups are more comfortable. It’s not all about frame/bar choice either.
Tire size is a big one.
Check out our Blog (coming soon) for continuing discussions. And remember, no matter your equipment choice, the choice you made to participate is the best one!