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    Chainstay Questions

    I ride a cheap bike that was supposed to be used to ride around town (not urban, just riding to friends) and now i have transitioned to urban and XC riding. The chainstays are 440 mm long and I was wondering if that is a little long to be doing manuals on.

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    If you measure them right (center of bottom bracket to center of axle) that puts us at 17,32'' which is extremely long. A lot of urban and dirt jumping rig are under 16''.

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    Thats great !!!

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    You can still learn them, it will simply be much harder. If you do learn them on your current bike, when you try them on a dedicated rig, you'll probably fall on your ass because you'll be used to pulling much harder.

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    To do manuals I just have to throw my weight over the back tire more?

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    Weight low and as far back as possible, if done properly the front wheel should come up with barely any effort.

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    Are you saying that all I have to do is lean back and stay low over the back tire and the front sheel should come up naturally or do i have to lunge backwasrds then keeps my weight over the back tire?

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    I don't really lunge, it's more one smooth motion. Arms straight and weight as far back as possible.

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