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Old 08-09-15, 06:33 PM   #1
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Just Bought First MTB

I'm so excited! I just got home with my new 2015 Trek X-Caliber 7. I haven't gotten a chance to go and ride it yet, but it will make an excellent first bike for cross country. So glad I have the next week off, going to be riding every day from now till Saturday. My family made fun of my color choice, but I think it's beautiful. Who else is rocking an X-caliber?
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Old 08-09-15, 08:35 PM   #2
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I'm so excited! I just got home with my new 2015 Trek X-Caliber 7. I haven't gotten a chance to go and ride it yet, but it will make an excellent first bike for cross country. So glad I have the next week off, going to be riding every day from now till Saturday. My family made fun of my color choice, but I think it's beautiful. Who else is rocking an X-caliber?
Good deal ! Tell your family to not sweat the color --- i am a big 'ol clydesdale category cyclist, but i ride a turquoise bike -- and if it were only available in pink - i'd still ride it - LOL

Have fun exploring and getting in some miles - a pair of padded cycling shorts will keep the ride comfy for you if you get a chance to get some
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Went out on the new bike today, and as someone coming from riding my hybrid commuter, mountain biking is hard! I did about 4-5 miles of rooty singletrack, 3-4 miles of sandy, steep double track and 15 miles on packed gravel. I fell once on the single track after hitting a stump while planted in the saddle and nearly went off of a berm because I entered too fast. I probably saved myself from falling 3 or 4 times with a stiff leg. Traction was hard to come by on the sand, but it was fun. All in all, I think I'll be back on the trails every day till I do better!
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I'm looking for some knowledge on my fork. It has a lockout, a "preload" and a "rebound" switch. I have been trying to figure out what all of this means from the manual, but it isn't terribly specific. It did say that coils may need to be changed for heavier riders, not sure how big they mean but I'm 5'10-11 and yo-yo from 190-200 lbs, do I need to switch coils? It's a Rockshox XC 30 if the model helps.

Sorry for all the newb questions, but I'm just trying not to f**k with stuff I don't quite understand, would be a shame to accidentally break something.
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