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One of the most important things is to know what you like in a bike, no matter what others need. I have a secondhand omafiets which was probably cheap when new, and I have tried riding friends' superbikes. I still prefer mine. I love the hub gear, I use the backpedalling brake a lot, and the upright seating position, anything else gives me back pain. But I ...


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The key is to know your intended use. Knowing what you don't want also helps. But also a bike has a wide variety of applications, like a car. Main (non BSO) adult bike types (people are always trying new ideas, or marketing approaches, so this is intended as an overview) Road (racing) bike. For those who want to ride as fast as possible (for them). The ...


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Prioritize more: Tires -- the bike must allow me to use the tires I want to use. I used to have a road bike that did not allow any tire wider than 25mm. Any bike that cannot use 35mm tires is useless to me. Some people are still under the illusion that narrow tires are fast, wide tires are slow; there is a bunch of research that indicates this is not ...



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