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The geometry varies between bikes, so what would be fine in one brand may be too big or small in another. It is important to try it out for comfort. I would recommend getting a second hand bike if you can try it out. I am also 5'11" and male. When I wanted to get back into cycling I bought a cheap, second hand bike. 5 years later, I am still riding it! ...


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Actual buying advice is not allowed in stackexchange. I suggest you go to a local bicycle store (NOT a car spares store or grocery that just happens to have some bicycle-shaped objects), and get their advice. They'll probably guide you towards something that they sell, but at this price range, that's not bad, Anything they sell will be better quality than ...


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I'm trying to start mountain biking, I already have a bike, but I'm ready to upgrade. I'm looking for a bike that can take on weather, dirt, mud and about everything I throw at it. Why won't you ride with your current bike for few thousand km at least, and come here back with detailed explanations with what you don't like with your current bike? Because we ...


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Before getting a bike, take a class or classes on riding technique. You will pick up ideas on specific bike features there as well. Consider renting or demoing at least a few different bikes to get a feel for how they differ under different riding conditions.


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Easy. A good mini pump (such as the Quickex Quicker Pro which I have and which unfortunately isn't available for sale anymore) will pump a tire hundreds if not thousands of times. Thus, by carrying a pump instead of a CO2 kit I'm not limiting how many flats I can fix. A Rema Tip Top TT04 Sport kit has 6 patches. It weighs 18 grams. Thus, 3 grams per puncture....


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A picture of the damage would tell for sure but 90% of the time tearing a valve - presta or schrader - is due to under inflation. Low inflation pressure allows the tire to slip (during acceleration and/or braking on the rear, braking on the front) on the rim. The slipping tire rotates the tube. As the tube moves the valve is torn off as it moves against the ...


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The technique is correct, ideally you are lifting the front followed by the back wheel so they clear the curb (the back wheel brushing the curb lightly is OK). This is known as a J-Hop or American Bunny hop. The technique does take practice as the timing has to be accurate, looks of videos online that teach how to do it in sequences. The English Bunny hop ...


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