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    Fat Bikes Vs Regular Mt Bikes

    Seems the new trend is for people to go with FAT bikes vs traditional regular mt bikes. I still use traditional. now for all of those who converted over . What benefits you see riding the FAT bike to traditional i noticed the fat bikes are all rigid? so do the big tires really absorb the bumps...
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    Question For Those Of You That Live In The Desert

    To what extent would you do to get in your riding? I work a night shift 3pm-11pm. So my choices are ride after work, wake up really early to hit the trails, or ride in the heat of the day. I live in Tucson so the heat is no joke. What would you choose?
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    Would Anyone Commute In 110f Weather?

    Driving sucks. I'd love to bicycle commute. But I'm unwilling to ride 11.5 miles one way in 110°F heat. It was 100+ all week, culminating with 110 on Friday. Ugh. Would you do it? And what's your current mental state if you say 'yes.' :-)
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    Big Clydes --- What Saddle Do You Use?

    In my way of thinking - the bigger the butt, the bigger you want the saddle. I know this is counter to what some (many?) will say. Anyway -- I have this one. Bontrager Cruiser Saddle - Fitness & Recreation - Saddles - Components -Trek Store When I first start out, it is a bit uncomfortable...
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    Going Clipless To Help Knees?

    Thanks to the folks in and around this forum I've decided on the following for my 5mi stupid stressful stop and go city + 10mi stressfree no stop trail commute: Shimano A530 SPD Pedals + Shimano SH-M089 Shoes. I was going to stick with my Fyxation Platforms with straps - but I'm hoping that...
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    Is Safely Riding A Bike In The Street Much Safer Than Being On A Motorcycle?

    I'm wondering because a couple people I know have suffered crippling injuries on their motorcycles. One even lost a leg, and they were both following the rules. I know a couple people who have been hit while riding a bicycle, but they were on the sidewalk and weren't paying attention to blind...
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    Dedicated Bike Lanes Need Or Not?

    As a serious biker, I really think our governments need to make dedicated lines for bikes. But of course, that's me with a bias since I'm a cyclist myself. But what do you all think?