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    Any suggestions?

    I'm totally lost.

    I'm currently riding a SuperCycle XTI-21DS. I honestly have very few complaints about the bike. It's taken ALOT of abuse, and I've put almost 3,000km on it.

    But, it's only a 21" bike, and on the longer rides my knees start to hurt from the poor posture. So I seriously need to get a new bike.

    The riding I do is mostly road/pathways. The pathways are really poor in condition most of the time, and I have to hop alot of curbs to get to these pathways, so I think that rules out a road bike, since It'd probably break it. I love the direct feel that I get when pushing hard on a no-suspension bike, but I hear a new, decent Full-Suspension bike wouldn't feel as squishy as my SuperCycle. Is that the route to take? or would a hard-tail better suited?

    I've been on the newb end of cycling for a long time, I'm trying to become a more hardcore cyclist, so if you need any clarification because my description sucks, or more information, let me know.

    I'm 5'10" and 150lbs.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Perhaps a hard tail is better for you...

    SuperCycle XTI-21DS is a Y-frame suspension; this design had been out dated for a long time, probably mainly because of its power wasting when pushing the pedal.

    When riding on the pavement, I alway prefer non-suspension bikes, and rode bike is much better for summer commuting.

    Perhaps a hardtail is better for you.

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    I absolutely love the fact that you replied only 10day short of a year later. That's wicked. I definately appreciate the advice. I still ride my SuperCycle, actually. Taco'd the rear rim a few weeks ago taking a 4ft drop onto flat pavement.

    I'm mostly decided on a hardtail. Maybe a Trek 3900/4500 with some 1.5inch slicks.

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