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Well .. I was looking at some mountain bikes to do some light trail riding and pavement. However, I have 2 herniated discs in my back. The doctor told me to forgot about the mountain bike for now. He said to get something a little more upright to ride. Any recommendations for a new multi-speed bike for pavement, hike & bike trails?

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Roy
 

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Well now I'm confused(some would say that's par for the course). You say your doc said no mtb'g and yet you want something for hike & bike trails. Those are trails that are so rough you need to hike some parts. That's what confuses me.

I suggest a full suspension recumbent and stay off the trails like your doc says.
 

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fred? said:
Well now I'm confused(some would say that's par for the course). You say your doc said no mtb'g and yet you want something for hike & bike trails. Those are trails that are so rough you need to hike some parts. That's what confuses me.

I suggest a full suspension recumbent and stay off the trails like your doc says.
The local hike and bike trail is not real rough. It goes around a lake downtown. So mainly riding on actual running track material or pavement.

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new company: electra bikes

my dad is a short little fat guy (by his own admission) and has back problems, so he can't ride his old specialized expedition. we found a company called Electra Bike Co., and they sell a nice line of bikes called Townies. The prices range from 250 to 500 and they feature a crank system that sits forward of the seat tube and a big riser handlebar, giving the bike a low-rider/chopper kind of feel. I sat on it when we got it, and the thing is really damn comfortable; he says it actually helps his back, since you're not supporting yourself like on a regular mountain or road bike. check out electrabikes.com and see if it looks like what you want. hope this helps.
 

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i've had back (lumbar and thoracic) probs for many years due to heavy lifting and car accidents

i was about to give up riding till i got on my VT3..... the cushy suspension and the relatively upright position is alot easier on the back.....

i seriously was gonna give up riding

try out a few enduro bikes..... good climbing but comfy

i am very happy with my VT
 
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