littletinyfish replied to your photo: So…I’m contemplating buying a new bike. I love my…
Make sure you test ride a bunch of bikes and get your reach figured out. If you’re too stretched out, no variation of tires will make it more comfy. 4130 is the median standard tubeset. Good, but not special. 32h wheels are not as strong as 36.
Actually, it took me a year or so to figure out the best setup for me on my Trek (the purchase of which wasn’t a well-researched decision - I got the thing for 90 bucks and have just been replacing components as needed). This figuring-out process also involved a trip to a neurologist, as I lost feeling/movement in one of my hands for about three months after a 60 mile ride in a bad position. :(
I have, however, found a set-up that is great for me now - I’ve taken the thing from Milwaukee to Chicago on a ride with no pain or discomfort at all. My question, then, is this: what are the best places to measure my current set-up so I can take some good info into the shop? Like, between what points on the bike or between what components should I be measuring in particular?
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