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Is this bike XC or Trail?

Your bike is an entry level hardtail MTB with quality components. I just did a quick google search and looked at few pictures of the bike. It looks like it isn't specifically XC or Trail bike, it's ...
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XC helmet for road biking, or road helmet for XC?

There is significant debate over the statistical benefit of wearing a helmet or not. My guess is most of use wear a helmet just in case the "Helmets are safer' camp is right but wonder if they really ...
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Is it possible to fit an internal dropper to 2x bike

Being able to route an internal dropper is nothing to do with 1x/2x, and more to do with if the frame manufacturer has provided the facility to do so. There will usually be a dedicated port in the ...
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Should I be continually weighting the handlebars?

Yes, the arms should support some of a rider's weight. However, outside of a hard effort, the hands should be light on the bars and the arms should be relaxed. I'm reminded of a brief quote from ...
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Rattling bottom bracket

Maybe there is a problem with the bottom bracket, maybe you re-assembled something incorrectly, maybe there is something else loose that is rattling. Check the bike for rattles and loose components ...
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What features do i look for when shopping for a new xc mtb

An XC MTB seems like a good match for what you are looking for, but a gravel bike could also be a good fit (depends how extreme are the trails you mention). In the $2000 range, I'd be looking for an ...
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MTB Wheel Building (asymmetrical vs symmetrical)

I have built MTB rear wheels with both asymmetric and symmetric rims. As long as you do a reasonable job and pick the right components, both will stand up well over time. I am not sure of the axle ...
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Should I be continually weighting the handlebars?

Your center of gravity doesn't change just because you let go of the bars. Usually when I am pedaling on a flat or a climb, I am also pulling up on the handlebars to get some extra downforce. I keep ...
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Trouble deciding between XC and road helmet

My current helmet is the Stratus, and I use it for both road and xc mountain riding. To answer your question about those two helmets specifically, I do believe they are the same shell with the only ...
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Is it possible to fit an internal dropper to 2x bike

As an alterative to at least consider: There are dropper posts with a lever directly below the saddle without a remote and therefore no need to route a cable. I have installed one of these (KS eTEN) ...
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QR Rockshox Reba fork for Axle frame?

(The term you want is "thru-axle.") It's a little backwards-looking but there's no critical reason not to. How wise it is depends a lot on what kind of rider you are; riders towards the smoother and/...
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QR Rockshox Reba fork for Axle frame?

There's no fundamental reason why not but it would be an unusual combination. Through-axle fork with QR rear is much more common. Bear in mind though that there are good reasons why through-axle ...
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How to talk to authorities to convince them to bicycle initiatives?

Your best recourse is find yourselves rich and influential sponsors to advocate for you. Or purchase the land outright. Or a combination of both.
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Remote drop seatpost cable route

Yet another option exits: to go without any additional cables from the dropper by using a wireless electronic one. No routing required. As a bonus, you can place the remote control anywhere you like. ...
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