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What I consider a "perfect all-around bike" for my style of riding is something between a BMX bike and a street touring bike. That's a strange combination, , but I enjoy both going on long rides, AND being able to drop the speeds down to do 3mph and do things that require a lot more precision.

TODO: Compare the weight of modern mid-price front shocks to the Schwalbe Big Apple... is there any way the shocks might weigh less, especially when you take into account that the tire has double the inertia (linear + rotational)?

Sometime in the future, I might get a purpose-built bike for tricks. These are some of the requirements: