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    My first MTB... a 29er, duh!

    So I finally got my first MTB. I'm pretty excited. I come from a road and track background. Went with the advice of some friends and ended up with her!


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    Very nice, been out on the trails with it yet?

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    Wow... not too shabby for your first MTB
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    Really nice bike man...been riding a little road myself (2011 Trek 1.2). Not as fun as MTB though =) Welcome to the forums too.

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    That is one hell of a nice first bike!

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    Sexy. Take some pictures after you get some dirt on it!

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    Pretty bike that will certainly look better with some brown accents.

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    Thanks guys for the welcome. I'm super excited to get out on it. I did a 70 mile road ride this morning and FedEx showed up right when I got home! I'll be sure to take it out for a proper voyage this weekend!

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    Done! Did some singletrack on it this past Saturday... I'm putting the roadie up for a bit is all I can say!


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    Wow hell of a nice ride period, first bike or not.

    Just an observation, looks like you are a bit too forward, would suggest you look at a shorter stem. Mountain bike position is very different than road, better to be more centered. You may find you wash out the front wheel, but again don't know your fit/sizing etc. Again this is all personal preference. On my 26 er I ran 100 - 110 stems but actually switched to a 70 for the 29 er, for me way better position. Something to consider, try a loaner stem.
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    Are you basing me 'being a bit too forward' on the stem or on the saddle position? I'm guessing stem, seeing as you were suggesting a shorter.

    Thanks!

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    Yah on the stem, but the trails I ride are rooty and rocky so being too far forward isn't where you want to be. Also ride in a some sandy conditions and again too far forward you can over weight the front wheel, your better off with a centered attack position - this way you can shift back and forward etc to match trail conditions or help pump the bike in and out of natural rollls. Again don't know your bike fit or trails you ride, usually coming off road your set up may feel more comfortable to what your used to.

    Basically I went with the shortest stem until it impacted the bikes climbing ability, it was quite a change from the 100, 110 and 120 mm stems I have ran , to but really glad I tried it.
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    Thanks! I'll check it out.

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