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    HELP - I'm looking for a new bicycle.

    I like to ride a lot, but I mostly ride in the city and on asphalte. I like mountain riding, but there's no such surfaces here.
    This bike caught my eye, but it's a mountain bike, is it possible to ride it on asphalte? What will happen to the tires? Or is this just a stupid idea, and I should go for a road bike.
    I like this bike, but i don't know if it's too small, I'm 6'3''. Should the sit and handles adjustment be enough.
    On another page, i've seen for some bikes, different sizes for a lot of parts, including frame, to choose from. How will I ever know which sizes fit me. And most sellers don't have the option of choosing sizes, I think. So will I be stuck with a bicycle too small or too big?

    Here's the bike I was interested in.
    http://www.abccycles.com/big_pix.php?pid=7529
    Last edited by biciklo; 04-26-07 at 02:51 PM.

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    Hello biciklo--there are a lot of threads dealing with this sort of question, but very quickly:

    Yes, it's possible to ride a mountain bike on asphalt. You can change the tyres to ones more suitable to paved surfaces.

    The dealer should be able to order you a bike in the correct size. 6'3" is tall, but not THAT tall.

    Where are you located?

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