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Tall female cyclist unsure of which bike to buy

13 June, 2011 01:50PM
Hi everyone

I am new to the forum - and am hoping my question hasn't been asked before. I couldn't see any related topics...

I am a 5 foot 10 lady and have a Raleigh Mantis mountain bike that I have been using on and off for a few years. I went cycling with a group recently - 28 miles and ended up with aching knees. Cyclists in the group told me that my seat needs to be higher, but the other half tells me the seat is at its maximum height.

I have no idea about these things - and am wondering should I replace it with a more suitable (larger/higher) bike, or take to a shop to get it adjusted. That said the brakes handles stick a lot (one one brake lead partially detaches itself from the gear handle when I squeeze the brake) and it's never been serviced. I've looked in one bike shop recently but have no idea what I should be looking at? A hybrid perhaps? Most of the cycling I do will be with the group I have just joined - mostly on-road I think with a touch of off-road.

Hope you can help!
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Tall female cyclist unsure of which bike to buy

Bicicleta 13 June, 2011 01:50PM

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DocB 13 June, 2011 02:03PM

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Bicicleta 13 June, 2011 02:13PM

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siwatts 13 June, 2011 03:15PM

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