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Old 28-05-2018, 10:35 AM   #2776
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May I ask the seniors here, anyone using XT m8000?
Feel like changing my deore....
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Old 28-05-2018, 07:20 PM   #2777
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Sounds reasonable but do test out if brakes, gear shifting and wheels fairly true when u test ride Oh and make sure correct size for your height/inseam
Thanks for the advice, a used ATX 27.5 2 is selling btw 300 to 500. I checked giant website and it recommend a M size frame for my height, how do I check if the wheels are true?

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Old 29-05-2018, 09:39 AM   #2778
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Thanks for the advice, a used ATX 27.5 2 is selling btw 300 to 500. I checked giant website and it recommend a M size frame for my height, how do I check if the wheels are true?
lift bike on one side (top/bottom) if the wheels seem to wobble side to side excessively it's untrue
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:44 PM   #2779
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I am thinking of cycling to work, office at concourse beach road. I saw there are bicycle parking areas at basement carpark. However, not sure how to enter the carpark from outside. Is it the same entrance as how cars go in?
Anyone cycle to concourse to work, can advice me?
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Old 12-09-2018, 12:21 AM   #2780
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Anyone cycle to concourse to work, can advice me?
Not exact location but sharing moi experience:

#1 Best have a backup bike on standby in case tires punctured overnight no time to swap out tube before work

#2 Dress to be visible (bright, loud colours better) Gloves if your journey long but i always have them on cos like the grip

#3 Wet weather plan : if like me you'd cycle on even in wet weather pack a raincoat on your bike? Also wet conditions best have disc brakes rather than rim brakes...
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:29 AM   #2781
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Can anyone plz recommend a good bike store in SG?
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:06 PM   #2782
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Not exact location but sharing moi experience:
Thanks for sharing. Yep i have got gloves and my bike is using disc brakes. I guess I will just go to basement carpark through same entrance as cars. Just need to turn on my tail light to warn any vehicles behind me.
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:15 PM   #2783
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Can anyone plz recommend a good bike store in SG?
I think Rodalink not bad... what category you looking at / ?? what brand??
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Old 13-09-2018, 09:32 AM   #2784
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Thanks! More for like going to work and back. It’s pretty smooth all the way down East Coast
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Old 13-09-2018, 11:11 AM   #2785
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Thanks! More for like going to work and back. It’s pretty smooth all the way down East Coast
Elaborate more loh like your height (frame size), budget and if sticking strictly to PCN/Pavement or fine wif roads, etc
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Old 13-09-2018, 04:29 PM   #2786
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anyone can recommend me a MTB (hardtail) less dan $400?
Or which brand is more worth getting?
Giant / Polygon / trek / etc?

strictly no aleoca pls.. haha
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Old 13-09-2018, 08:07 PM   #2787
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anyone can recommend me a MTB (hardtail) less dan $400?
Or which brand is more worth getting?
Giant / Polygon / trek / etc?

strictly no aleoca pls.. haha
< $400 locally and brand new you most likely looking at Polygon loh unless consider 2nd hand bikes?
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:22 PM   #2788
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Hi all, Iam new to cycling... Pardon me for asking a noob question... I realise my speed is v slow... Other ppl (on road bikes) paddle once already overtaken me by a few ten's of metres... My average speed is only around 9.5kph... I am a buibui riding a 20" Aleoca Foldable bike... So is it the bike issue or just my poor fitness level? And to ride on average 2 hours per trip, my bum feels sore... Especially the tailbone..... So changing to answer bike or bigger saddle helps?

Thanks!
I am guessing your saddle height is too low (typical mistake newbs make) and you are riding in a too high of a gear. I assumed your aleoca foldie has 6-7 gears, try riding on a low gear (1 or 2) and "spin" the pedals (meaning pedal fast, aka high cadence) instead of grinding on a high gear.
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