Re: Sand And Weighting ?s
I'm surprised, or maybe I missed it, but no one has mentioned tires to the OP. Knobby mountain bike tires might look cool but they'll give you a rougher ride than smooth tread road tires. Look for the smoothest tread design you can find for the smoothest ride.
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