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You need to adjust your front dérailleur/cables/shifter, there are multiple tutorials for this on the internet if you are mechanically inclined and have basic tools. Or you can pay for your LBS (local bike store) to fix it for you. I have used this youtube video for good effect a few times: ...


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Riding position depends on different things, of which the bike is just one. The distance between the saddle and the handlebars combined with the the length of your body and your arms limits the options you've got. But the kind of cycling you do is just as important. When riding around town, especially in crowded places and/or when not being in a hurry the ...


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I asked a similar question (similar, because people recommended a hybrid): What bike+equipment for a long daily urban commute? The bike that I bought cost $700 after a discount for being last year's model, so it afforded/included disc brakes (and I like it very much). The best thing about disc brakes is that they work: On a steep down-hill, and/or at top ...


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Typically, you don't need disc brakes on a bike which lives on the road or other nice surfaces. The primary advantage on the road is that you don't have to deal with wheel true-ness as much, and that they look cool. For wet weather riding, they can stop you a bit quicker, but with properly adjusted V-brakes, you can stop pretty damn quickly once you learn to ...


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$500 is close call as the money in the disc is money they did not use elsewhere. I think you should evaluate the bikes you like at $500 and use disc as one factor. At $500 I would look for upgraded components. At $800 you start to get a lot more disc. Yes you will get disc on $500 bikes and you will get full suspension but that does not mean it was ...


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I mean it depends on your current component spec, but I would tend to say disc brakes. Good brakes will do wonders for your confidence riding, and will allow you to ride a broader range of trails, in terms of both trail style and technical difficulty. That said, you can get set up with a set of Avid BB7s for a pretty reasonable price, and leave yourself ...



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