I recently purchased a 2005 Specialized Rockhopper (19"). I rode it in the trail a few times but seem to have an easier ride with my friend's 17" bike than mine, especially when I am climbing. I am afraid that I may have picked the wrong size bike.. There is approximately 1" to 1 1/2" between the frame and my crotch. Is my bike too big for my size??
Another question. Since it's brand new (plus twice in the trails..), what can I expect from the store I bought it from? Would they give me a new/different bike? I'd like to know ahead of time what I could reasonable expect.. If they won't take it back, what are my other options? Are there places that buy used bikes? If so, what percentage from the original price can I expect to receive??
Thanks for your tip!