Austin Hemmelgarn
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What aspects contribute most to me being slow on this bike?
5 votes

What you’re saying about your typical speeds sounds exactly like what I typically get on the hybrid 3-speed I use as a commuter. 15-20km/h is actually reasonably good for someone who is not cycling ...

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26 inch or 29 inch wheel for hybrid road bike
0 votes

As a general rule, unless you have some compelling reason to want smaller wheels, you usually want the largest wheels you can get while still having a well designed frame that properly fits you. There’...

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Are solid/tubeless tires worth using in Thorny areas?
2 votes

The answer kind of depends on what compromises you are willing to make. Solid tires have a distinctively different ‘feel’ compared to traditional tires (more specifically, they generally have a ...

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What is the best technique to use when turning my bicycle?
2 votes

Which foot should be down, if any? Usually your outside foot should be down, especially if you’re taking the turn at high speed (you need to lean more at higher speeds), with the intent being to ...

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Are the benefits of light, high end equipment (such as carbon fiber frame) defeated by wearing a backpack?
2 votes

Any weight you save is weight you save, period. If you’re always or almost always going to be cycling with a backpack, then the correct line of thinking is: ‘I’m almost always going to have excess ...

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