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Old 03-22-13, 12:27 PM
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In buying a MTB the fit is not near as precise as a road bike but essential is being able to reach the bars and brakes without effort especially considering at times you have to be way off the back of the saddle. Ways to fix the problem... are your handlebars too wide? Is the stem too long? Is the seat back too far? Is your bike too big? I get the last one is hardest to fix... Try a riser stem but don't shorten it too much as the length affects steering. Already moving the saddle forward, it sounds like the bike is too big. Small bike easier to adjust, big bike just have to make due.

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