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How to Carry My Large Step Through Bike Down Stairs?

I just got a new Specialized Roll 3 Low Entry step through today. It weighed a bit more than I like, in at around 31 pounds (14 kilograms). I managed to get it up about 6 concrete stairs without too ...
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Is there a bicycle designed for slow riding?

I enjoy my road bike, but recently my children have become old enough to ride, but still very slowly. I'd like to be able to ride with them on all or mostly flat pavement, but the road bike just isn'...
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What makes a comfortable wheel?

I rode about 5000Km on Mavic Ksyrium Elite Wheels and changed them for inexpensive Prime race wheels. The difference in ride comfort is huge. The Mavic wheels provide a very harsh ride. The prime ...
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Do saddle ergonomics matter if you've got padded shorts?

Those of us who try to bite off 50+ mile rides without padded shorts really have to pay attention to our saddle's shape and padding. With padded shorts, how much of a difference can you tell between ...
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Is it worth upgrading to 28mm tyres from 25 for a 250 mile ride?

Next month I'm embarking on a 250 mile ride over one day - I've done plenty of training and I'm ready. Currently my bike has 25mm tyres and some of the 100 - 175mile training rides I've done have ...
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Testicles chafing on legs - are my bibs too loose or too tight?

Some context - I have a pair of bib shorts that fit me well though could certainly be tighter without causing discomfort. I have a good bike fit, and I can do 100km+ rides without saddle discomfort. ...
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Help in converting Trek Domane 2.0 road bike to be more comfortable and commute-friendly

I have pudendal neuralgia issues which require that I use a noseless saddle (not shown in pic) which works great for relieving pelvic floor pain. The result, though, is that much weight then is ...
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New Saddle For Gravel Bike

My existing saddle is over 8 years old and what used to be a fairly comfortable saddle has me shifting around quite a bit these days. I am considering a leather sling saddle similar to the one made ...
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Narrow or comfort saddle?

I have just purchased an e-bike that came with a wide "comfort saddle". I am used to riding a hybrid with a narrow saddle, and that seat was very comfortable on long trips. Should I replace ...
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How do I fix the comfort of my bike?

On a folding ebike with no suspension what’s the best addition to help with uneven roads bumpy surfaces etc? Whats the best/valued part I could add for comfort please?
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Drop barends on cruiser handlebar

Suppose you take a cruiser handlebar: And attach drop bar-ends like these to the middle section: What are the problems that might arise? Assume this is for touring long distances.
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Effects of longer and higher stem on rider position/comfort and handling

My first road bike, and the bars feel a little low and a little close. What would be the effects of switching to a stem that is 10-20mm longer, and either the same angle so the bars are slightly ...
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Saddle for long rail trails, streets and dirt paths

I recently purchased a 2014 HardRock Sport Disc. I ride on a variety of road surfaces, including pavement, gravel and dirt. I don't currently have plans to race, do long touring rides, or rough ...
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I think I bought the wrong bike

A few weeks ago I decided I would start commuting by bike since I live in a central location in a fairly bike-friendly city (mainly to campus, work, gym, etc), through roads, and trails that are not ...
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Thoughts about tri bar / trekking bar on hybrid bicycle

I have an hybrid bicycle Firefox Rapide 21S. I ride regularly around 40 KM. In headwind I feel like I should be in aero position so sometimes I put my elbows on my handlebar and it helps to reduce ...
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Can adjusting handlebar height help reduce hand numbness?

Riding my mountain bike on the roads in experiencing tingling and numbness in my hands, especially the left, after 10-15 minutes. It's intermittent and I can disperse it by wiggling my hand when it's ...
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How tiring is riding the bullhorns?

I was wondering if anyone here who is riding with bullhorn handlebars could share how tiring it is to ride, say, 50 km? I am thinking of setting up them to my road bike, mainly because, you know, it ...
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What are some key road flat pedal bicycle adjustments that affect neck strain?

Over time I grew to understand that different adjustments (saddle, handlebars, pedals, stem) affect different parts of the body. Often multiple at ones and often indirectly - by altering something ...
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Do recumbent bicycles cause knee pain?

I've been thinking about the way the body is positioned on a recumbent bicycle and it seems like knee pain might result. Even if you use a low gearing I think the force direction will always be in a ...
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Is it harder to ride a comfort bike on a paved trail than a hybrid?

If I am on a "normal" paved by trail, hills, and straights, not mountains, sunny weather, and I have two bikes, a comfort bike and a hybrid. Is one harder to ride than the other? The distance will be ...
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Can hand brake levers be pulled hard enough on a comfort/cruiser handlebar?

My bike currently has a straight handlebar. Both the front and rear brake are operated by hand, with a brake lever on each side of the handlebar. This allows me to pull them very hard, which is good. ...
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converting a road bike (aluminum with carbon forks) handle bar

I am coming off of a 10 year break from cycling due to a horrible auto accident. I have back issues and have the following questions: Would converting or modifying my existing handlebar help? What ...
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Comfort Bike for commuting?

I currently have a Trek 3500 Mountain bike which I use for commuting 34km total each day. I did put on thinner tires. My average speed is about 20 - 22 km/hr I'm tired of the leaning forward all the ...
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What type of seat for my wife for comfort? She won’t ride because the seats are uncomfortable and I want her to ride with me

The seat that my wife uses on her BMX bike is uncomfortable for her and it affects her enough that it limits her riding. What attributes in a bike seat should she/I look for that could provide her a ...
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What risers do I need for my Profile Stryke Carbon Ironman aero bars?

I'd like to improve my comfort on the bike a bit by raising my elbows and shoulders when I use my aero bars. I have Profile Stryke Carbon bars presently. The bars themselves are clamped under my ...
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Canyon Endurace CF SL Disc: 7.0 vs 8.0 [closed]

Mission: On the market for a new road bicycle. Since May 2020 I stepped up my cycling and will probably at least triple the yearly kilometres (3k?). So I want to treat myself and I decided to invest a ...
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Flywheel on a bike to smooth things out? [closed]

Would it be a good idea to have a flywheel on a bicycle to help smooth out the "dead zones" when pedaling, kinda like those oval sprockets were designed to do? Perhaps some design that can let the ...
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