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revised How to select gearing for descent?
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comment Hill climb riding position
Great answer, however I think the clipless comment is unwarranted and certainly not the most important peice of info in your answer.
Sep
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comment Minimal gear for dry winter riding in the city
I would highly recommend that you don't leave your helmet locked to your bike. Helmets are an essential piece of safety gear. There is no way to visually inspect a helmet to see if safe to use. You should always buy a helmet new and replace it after a crash. If you leave it locked to you bike you will have no way to tell if its safety has been compromised while at the rack. If you are using a rack that other cyclists are using it would be very easy for one of them to bump your helmet, in a way that would do critical damage to it.
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comment Is front-suspension a false-economy for cheaper bikes?
Good point on the used XC bikes. They do make excellent commuters after a tire change. Generally speaking, the suspension on those used bikes (same price range) will have good quality (but possibly abused) suspension.
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revised Is front-suspension a false-economy for cheaper bikes?
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comment What needs to be considered when building a winter bike?
Don't ride a bike you love in the winter. The salt will make it disappear.
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answered Is front-suspension a false-economy for cheaper bikes?
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revised Should I not use a trail because of poor conditions?
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comment How to train front braking technique?
What kind of brakes is he running? My bike came stock with tectro brakes. The modulation was awefull and it was really hard to brake cleanly. Since upgrading to Avid BB7s, I have found that I can brake much much more easily.
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comment Bike Size to Human Size Conversion Chart
Just to clarify, by shopping online what I mean was on pinkbike and craigslist. I don't want to go and visit bikes that are extra small if I need a medium sized bike.