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I'm a self-teaching geek. teaching because that process is far from over. I don't know a ton, but what I know, I'll share, and I won't answer a question if I'm not confident I'm correct.


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reviewed No Action Needed BMX stem slipping; how to stop?
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comment Carbon bikes make me nervous. Can you ease the tension?
@Vorac: That is not accurate. They have a limited 2 year warranty on the Session (carbon) model frames and swing arms. All of their other carbon frames have a lifetime warranty. As to why, you'd need to ask Trek. But I suspect it has something to do with the way the Session is ridden. Being a freeride/DH machine, it's use is far outside "normal". By the way, the Aluminum Session listed has a 3 year warranty, not lifetime.
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reviewed Approve Theft deterrents (in addition to locking up a bike)
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reviewed No Action Needed What road bike tire pressure is best for speed?
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comment How much does non-ideal frame size matter?
...rider will tend to naturally reach farther than a less flexible rider, and will thus be more comfortable on a larger frame.
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comment How much does non-ideal frame size matter?
As you noted, that is why a proper bike fit with a trained technician is important. :) For example, with my body (also 5'11"), a 56cm Scott or Specialized or Trek works well, but a 55cm Storck, a 55cm Bianchi, and a 52s Colnago C59 all fit pretty close to the same for me. Partly, that is a difference in how the bikes are measured, and also with the varying geometries used in their creation. Someone who is 5'11" with a long torso and shorter legs, may fit a 58cm better than a 56cm. Not on the "average" person, though. Even your flexibility can mean a change in frame size. A more flexible...