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Old 05-05-11, 06:29 PM
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irclean
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Agreed. I bought a Schwinn hybrid a few years ago. It had a heavy suspension fork, suspension seatpost, web-sprung saddle, adjustable stem, riser bars, cheap trigger shifters, plastic pedals, and flat-prone 38 mm tires. I bought it because it looked comfortable, and at the time that's what I thought I wanted. The bike still sports the suspension fork, but all of the listed components have been upgraded or changed. The forks are the next thing to go. For me the suspension fork is a heavy, power-robbing eyesore that is just begging for an upgrade to a nice set of rigid chromoly forks. The bike has a lot of sentimental value to me since it served as my re-introduction to cycling. I now have 4 bikes and I'm always on the lookout for a nice used bike that I can fix up to either keep or pass on to friends/family. None of my other bikes have suspension, but I would consider a nice hard-tail MTB with a quality front shocks for some local trails if my fitness level continues to improve.
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