I've been on the 29er for about 2 years now and am committed; however I have been struggling with my manuals. I recently sold my Turner RFX, (68 degree HT angle) and pulling a manual on that was as easy as leaning back a bit and just thinking about raising the front end - up it went. On the Sultan, I really need to muscle the front end up and shift my weight back pretty dramatically - to the point where it feels pretty forced and definitely not smooth. It works OK, but I can't seem to maintain the manual as long as I could on the RFX or get the front end as high. Is it just a trade-off for the bigger wheel and the steeper HT geometry (70 degrees), or is there some trick I'm missing? Since no thread is any good w/o a picture - here's the bike.
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