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Difficult Riding

Postby danturner99 on Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:35 pm


I got an A-bike for my birthday a few days ago so I can ride into uni and back every day.
I took it out for the first time this morning to go to the local cycling shop to pick up lights and hi vis stuff but i never made it because it was so hard to ride.

I was expecting it to be a bit tricky at first but only with balance, after about 1/2 a mile i had to get off and walk because my legs were absolutely dead! I am not sure if its cuz I am really unfit compared to other A-bike users (i dont think so though) or if i have a dodgy bike or if i have the wrong technique.

Any tips for easy riding??
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Re: Difficult Riding

Postby jamesinlondon on Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:07 pm

Hi there,

Have you checked if the tyres are inflated to their correct tyre pressure of 90PSI?

All the best

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Re: Difficult Riding

Postby Amuro Lee on Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:11 pm


As James said, tyre pressure does affect the performance of an A-bike very much, esspecially when you're climbing an incline. So every user has to inflate the tyres of their A-bike weekly to keep them in the correct pressure of 90psi.
Besides, the seat height also affects the effectiveness of your padelling. I think you can improve the situation by adjusting the seat height to give you a full leg extension.


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