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Crusier comfort

Old 07-15-19, 10:38 AM
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Crusier comfort

I feel way more comfortable riding a 26inch cruiser compared to a 26inch mountain bike, I'm still worried if it's still on the small side.
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Old 07-15-19, 11:44 AM
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I too switched to a comfort bike from a mountain bike last year. Huge improvement overall.

But to be fair, the mountain bike was a Canadian Tire special. It may be a good one would also be comfortable.

I went by the manufacturer's recomdations for sizing. They are usually correct. However if you have short legs and a longer torso, a frame on the lager side might provide a more comfortable riding position, and the opposite for long legs / Short torso. Make sure the seat and step over height are good too.

We can usually adjust the seat fore and aft, handlebar height, and sometimes angle too to make most bikes close to the correct size work well. Try making small changes you feel appropriate.

Also the manufacturer's frame sizes are estimates, Some may prefer a more stretched out fit. Others a compact fit sitting more upright.
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Old 07-15-19, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Mombutt View Post
I feel way more comfortable riding a 26inch cruiser compared to a 26inch mountain bike, I'm still worried if it's still on the small side.
So do I . I own a couple of mountain bikes, and a couple of old Schwinn Cross bikes , that ride great , but none of them are as comfortable to ride as my Electra Cruiser 1 . Even on the hills around my house .
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Old 08-10-19, 07:14 PM
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If you mean too small with 26" tires? Not at all, I just purchased a 26" comfort hybrid with a 22" frame rated for riders 6'2" to 6'5"
I tried a 29" bike and found it too high off the ground for my liking.
In my opinion any mountain bike can be made comfortable just by replacing the straight bar with a swept back cruiser handlebar and a nice wide spring seat.
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Old 08-11-19, 10:49 AM
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I have several BMX cruisers and a few mountain bikes as well as a comfort bike, I really like the way they all ride but I use the BMX cruisers for short rides, the Mountain bikes for medium length or rougher rides and then the comfort bike for my long distance rides, all 26" wheels, I'm 6' and all seem to fit me well.

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Old 08-13-19, 02:22 PM
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For higher speeds and longer distance (or road tripping), I prefer a D.S/hybrid bike, modified to my fit (slight lean forward with the ability to sit upright). For schlepping around, I love my cruisers
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Old 08-14-19, 08:39 AM
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I built a three-speed (electric) cruiser and was surprised at how comfortable it was to ride even without the motor. However, my MTB's, which fit well, are are as comfortable and much more attuned to off road activities.
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Old 08-14-19, 10:24 AM
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I have the Worksman bike saddle on order. I sure hope that it works for me - tired of being in pain during and after my rides.
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