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    My previous bike was 24.5 pounds -- aluminum full...

    My previous bike was 24.5 pounds -- aluminum full suspension bike with 115mm rear travel and 120mm front. Old school geometry, XC race tires. It was fast and fun, but punishing on descents and...
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    These are all techniques that should be mastered....

    These are all techniques that should be mastered. First you have to know about them, though. :thumb:

    Outside pedal low is fundamental. That's what kids learn in BMX, and even roadies should be...
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    Our local trails say the same. 'no motorized...

    Our local trails say the same. 'no motorized vehicles' doesn't allow much discretion for a 1/2 HP e-bike.
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    it does have torque, obviously, and while I can't...

    it does have torque, obviously, and while I can't find a rating for your bike now I'm sure it is at least 1 horsepower. the difference between 1 or 2 horsepower the smallest piston-engined dirtbike...
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    ...so, are you riding that e-bike on singletrack...

    ...so, are you riding that e-bike on singletrack trails?
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    Based on that, I think a dropper post will be...

    Based on that, I think a dropper post will be exactly what you need. You should be able to use the 'road' saddle on any descents and technical MTB trails, since you can drop it down and out of the...
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    Nevegal is a heavy, slow rolling, low tech,...

    Nevegal is a heavy, slow rolling, low tech, antiquated beast.

    If you want an aggressive tire like that, try a Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR. If you are not riding fast, rocky, technical stuff there...
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    A lot of people do that but it's not a good...

    A lot of people do that but it's not a good technique.

    Video explanation here: http://betterride.net/blog/2010/mountain-bike-desending-body-position-101-video-demonstration/
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    I have truly never heard of anyone doing such a...

    I have truly never heard of anyone doing such a thing. Ever.

    Why are you switching to the thin seat for trails... is it clearance on descents and jumps? If so, you'll have plenty of clearance...
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    that would have been painful.

    where's the stoppie / nose wheelie video? :D
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    my avatar pic here on BF for reasons of...

    my avatar pic here on BF for reasons of discussions just like this! :thumb:
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    If you have enough skill and patience, you could...

    If you have enough skill and patience, you could still ride one of those without going OTB or tacoing a wheel. But it wouldn't be very enjoyable compared to a modern bike.

    If you're XC racing, you...
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    I agree with Duke, even if you stick to tubes. ...

    I agree with Duke, even if you stick to tubes.

    You should not run a tubeless MTB tire any higher than 45-50 psi at the very most. Beside the risk of it blowing off the rim, it simply doesn't help....
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    Another vote for parting it out on eBay. ...

    Another vote for parting it out on eBay.

    Alternative marketplaces aren't really viable, unless you happen to be in a large cycling community, then you could have some luck with Craigslist. For the...
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    There are a lot of these types of bikes, as...

    There are a lot of these types of bikes, as others mentioned.

    You need get out and ride a few examples. You'll first want to pick whether you should have 27.5 or 29" wheels.
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    congrats, and have fun!

    congrats, and have fun!
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    I can honestly say I've never seen a saddle, or...

    I can honestly say I've never seen a saddle, or saddle cover, like that. :lol: :thumb:
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    Please stop calling a suspension fork a shock, you're killing me. :p

    A shock is on the back of a bicycle, if it's full suspension. A suspension fork has a damper cartridge like a shock, but the...
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    Post a pic or at least specifications of the Manitou fork. '100mm' is pretty unspecific so it could be a big upgrade, or the same, or possibly even not compatible with this bike.
  20. Sounds like a good first bike for the money. Have...

    Sounds like a good first bike for the money. Have fun!
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    Automotive paint is rubberized in order to cover...

    Automotive paint is rubberized in order to cover bumpers and other plastic parts. That is normal.

    I don't think this makes it much more durable. The most durable finish will probably be...
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    I think that Kinesis' strategy for Diamondback...

    I think that Kinesis' strategy for Diamondback has shifted over the years. It seems to me like they were selling in Wal-Mart at one point, and now have moved away from that to be more of a tier 2 LBS...
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    explain. if the triple chainrings are too small,...

    explain. if the triple chainrings are too small, why do you need a MTB triple? it seems like a road double would be more what you need.

    have you put the various combinations through a gear...
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    Does the rear seat in your Corolla fold down? ...

    Does the rear seat in your Corolla fold down?

    Assuming it does, you should be able to get a regular MTB in there without doing anything more than removing the front tire.
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    That is cool.

    That is cool.
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