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I am 183 cm tall and ride size 55. I have relatively short legs, so I had a custom frame with longer than usual top tube made. For a person with more usual proportions a normal 56 would probably be fine. As already said, it depends on the exact dimensions and angles of that particular model.


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I am 175cm tall. I rode a road bike recently with a 56cm frame. I it had been any bigger I wouldn't have been able to ride it safely. 54 or 52cm would have been a better fit. I suspect that a 54cm frame would be a bit small for you, but not painfully so. Get a 56 if you can.


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To start, Keen makes a commuter bike sandal that is clipless, so you may look into that if you like the fit of Keens. I know that Specialized makes wide sizes in their shoes as does Lake. There may be others out there, but that is what I am immediately familiar with. As far what to avoid, most of the European companies (especially the Italian companies ...


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I would suggest that this power drop issue is most likely the result pelvis and spinal alignment than other factors suggested. There are two potential causes: Pelvic Tilt and Spinal Alignment One possibility (as suggested by ZenBike in the OP comments) is how your pelvic tilt affects your spinal alignment. Without seeing you it is hard to know, but I ...


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I own several bikes that all have different stems lengths and angles. The geometry of each bike is different due to the age of the bike and the type of riding. I purchased an adjustable stem. I got it used for about $15. They are available new for about $25. I only use it to figure out what stem will be comfortable. I can change the angle and move the ...


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Sitting entirely upright might cause back pain! Ideally, you want your back to have a bit of an arch and your elbows a bit of a bend, to help your back and arms absorb bumps in the road. Having very little weight over the front axle can make steering feel floaty, and could be an issue under hard braking. Your weight should be comfortably distributed across ...


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This is the kind of thing that can go one of two ways. Either it will work, or it won't. The material for the seat does not always determine if it will be comfortable. I've seen a triple cushioned seat that would break your tailbone if you rode more than five miles on it; I've also seen a seat made of thick, hard resin-like material that felt like a ...


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The description sounds like it is made up of multiple layers, boats built that way are very strong. Being thin, the wood will flex and return to its original shape – I wouldn't expect it to be like a Brooks saddle that molds itself to fit you over time. I think these saddles will be comfortable right out of the box. Or not. This article, The Four and a Half ...


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I would say, you just didn't put the tire on well. When you inflate the tire to half its recommended pressure you should check that the tire seats well for the whole diameter around the rim on both sides. If it came out even a little, push it back in (may require some deflating). Otherwise the pressure may push the tire out like you had, and then the tube ...



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