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    the right fit matters!

    I have a dual suspension mongoose aluminum frame that I had bought at a mass retailer. It seemed like a nice enough bike and I have been riding regularly all spring. Problem is I'm 6'1" and always felt cramped. There is a 2.7 mile loop that I have been timing myself on just for kicks. Since purchasing a correct fitting trek 4500 hardtail my time has dropped from a little over 18 and 1/2 minutes to about 14 minutes flat in less than 1 month. I don't get as tired and get to extend myself more. I'm sure some of this has come from learning the trail better but I attribute much of it to the right fit and equipment.

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    I'd attribute about 80% of it to the correct fit, 15% to your hard work, and 5% to the better bike

    Bike fit is more important that many seem to believe. I made a few slight changes in my road bike position and increased my 5min power by 23 watts... thats free speed!
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    some of it probably has to do with the trek being about 25 pounds lighter than the mongoose
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    Quote Originally Posted by bblair28
    I have a dual suspension mongoose aluminum frame that I had bought at a mass retailer. It seemed like a nice enough bike and I have been riding regularly all spring. Problem is I'm 6'1" and always felt cramped. There is a 2.7 mile loop that I have been timing myself on just for kicks. Since purchasing a correct fitting trek 4500 hardtail my time has dropped from a little over 18 and 1/2 minutes to about 14 minutes flat in less than 1 month. I don't get as tired and get to extend myself more. I'm sure some of this has come from learning the trail better but I attribute much of it to the right fit and equipment.
    Is it all ascending or something?

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