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Posted by westernny [Email] (more from westernny) on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 07:40:26 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: Felt bikes, No Snaab, Fri, 23 Mar 2018 04:46:12
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If you're going to ride on a lot of beach sand and rought pavement, maybe you also should take a look at fat bikes. I commute year-round here in western NY state, about 10 miles/day, and didn't want to get into having multiple bikes. I bought a second-hand Surly Pugsley last Fall, 3.8" tires, disc brakes, steel frame, etc.

The bike is a bit heavy (steel frame), but IMHO well worth the tradeoff for all-weather performance, great exercise machine, and flat-bar posture for comfortable riding. For the warm weather, I'm going to swap out the 3.8" tires for less-aggressive-tread ones.

An unconventional choice, admittedly, but works well for me. I personally couldn't see going to a gym for bad-weather spinning exercise, and I've only missed about 10 days of riding all winter due to ice, deep snow.

Just my .02

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