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    I've seen carbon rims break (2 from me in the...

    I've seen carbon rims break (2 from me in the last 2 weeks) without it (some bad luck on my part and shitty lines), and I've seen carbon rims break (1 this week my friends) with it.

    There are...
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    Filed insurance?

    Filed insurance?
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    Perry Hill is an ass kicker. I rode 20 miles...

    Perry Hill is an ass kicker. I rode 20 miles there in September and it was really, really hard. They did a good job of adding some machine built stuff though; nice mix!
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    The mall walkers are in full effect on the local...

    The mall walkers are in full effect on the local trails and it sucks. Add dirtbikes and the woods are turning into a debacle.
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    I've ridden an Onyx, and it's a different...

    I've ridden an Onyx, and it's a different feeling. I wasn't fond of it, but that is an opinion. I've heard they are very reliable. Seriously, if you are going to spend the money, there isn't a better...
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    The Hope BB for 30mm is mint.

    The Hope BB for 30mm is mint.
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    I smell a new front wheel hub standard soon.. I...

    I smell a new front wheel hub standard soon.. I think the DH spec will matriculate. Just speculation but you know bike folks change shit so they can make money. That being said, the King hubs are...
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    I don't think any wheels, or bike for that...

    I don't think any wheels, or bike for that matter, have transferable warranties. Hopefully if you invest in a nice set of wheels, the standards will stay around for awhile so you can bounce them to a...
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    Agree with POE. Id say anything over 54T (DT) is...

    Agree with POE. Id say anything over 54T (DT) is fine. Im more concerned about performance and feel. Theres more to a hub then just POE and weight. BTW- Friend of mine has i9s warrantied, gave him...
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    Have you ridden any other hub? i'9s feel pretty...

    Have you ridden any other hub? i'9s feel pretty smooth, up until the bearings go bogus. Kings are super smooth, like silk. DTs are durable, but my least favorite when it comes to feel. Hard to...
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    Good post and true.

    Good post and true.
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    In my riding group we go through i9's like crazy....

    In my riding group we go through i9's like crazy. Then, i9 sent Hdro's (spelling?). Junk. Kings, if properly maint. are forever. That being said, DTswiss seem to have better luck with then i9, but...
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    Western MA. There are 3 great trail networks...

    Western MA. There are 3 great trail networks about an hour and change from you. Facing Rock in Ludlow, where you will average more than 1,000 feet per 10 miles, and Bachelor Street/Earls in Amherst,...
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    This difference between aluminum and carbon can...

    This difference between aluminum and carbon can be explained like this: Difference between wooden roller coaster and one on rails. Not as drastic as that, but you get the picture. If you are going to...
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    That is a week on a road bike? lol.. I thought it...

    That is a week on a road bike? lol.. I thought it was one ride :)
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    WTB- Chris King Boost Wheelset 29"

    Looking for a King 29" boost wheelset. Prefer carbon, but will consider all.
    Thanks
  17. Nice ride. Maybe someone will use their stimulus...

    Nice ride. Maybe someone will use their stimulus check!
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    #1-"Phase & Confused" the 2nd longest single...

    #1-"Phase & Confused" the 2nd longest single track in NE(6.2 miles) (Finger trail is 12 miles)

    #2- "Missing Persons" Bstreet
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    Just rode Bstreet today.. fantastic conditions!

    Just rode Bstreet today.. fantastic conditions!
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    I've never heard of Willowdale?

    I've never heard of Willowdale?
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    Thanks! (hint)

    Thanks! (hint)
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    321555321556

    321555321556
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    Beautiful day at "The Rock" in MA 321554

    Beautiful day at "The Rock" in MA

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  24. Retail? lol.. ...

    Retail? lol..
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  25. Damn! Missed out! Good deal!

    Damn! Missed out! Good deal!
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    Skiing is my high; don't need anything else.

    Skiing is my high; don't need anything else.
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    My feet are a mess and I bought these - fit was...

    My feet are a mess and I bought these - fit was perfect out of box. Highly recommend!
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    You were on-point with this post! Loved the...

    You were on-point with this post! Loved the mountain, nice mix of steeps and trees. Some of the chutes are pretty intimidating but super fun once you decide to take the plunge. I've been to 38...
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    Ok, sorry, misinterpretation. Guess I was busy...

    Ok, sorry, misinterpretation. Guess I was busy looking at the photo of the little shredder killing it.
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    Thanks, that looks like a good idea. I think I'll...

    Thanks, that looks like a good idea. I think I'll take the advice with the exception of groomers :)
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    I ski the east - pretty much mandatory core shots...

    I ski the east - pretty much mandatory core shots weekly.
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    Looks like I'm going to have to be! lol

    Looks like I'm going to have to be! lol
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    Thanks for the help.

    Thanks for the help.
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    Couldn't find it after searching (looked for...

    Couldn't find it after searching (looked for newer than 2014), but thanks for the help. Always enjoy feeding the douchbags of the world.
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    The KT thing is pretty bad news in my opinion....

    The KT thing is pretty bad news in my opinion. The towns folks claim their isn't enough infrastructure for the trail network, yet Burke Mountain is there also - empty in the summer. Why not use Burke...
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    Serious question - why would anyone buy a 26"...

    Serious question - why would anyone buy a 26" bike over a 29" (downhill bikes excluded)?
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    Big Sky - newbie

    Heading to Big Sky - skiing Mon/Tue/Wed. Never been, mountain looks enormous, not even sure where to start.

    Look at the trail map, the Dakota lift area looks like it has a decent amount of glades...
  38. Ebay sells a ton of counterfeit parts. I've seen...

    Ebay sells a ton of counterfeit parts. I've seen it first hand. As stated previous, Jenson USA is fantastic and will even give you deals if you call them. Wheels? Light Bicycle carbon wheels are...
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    Twister!

    Twister!
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    You can usually find a Specialized Fatboy carbon...

    You can usually find a Specialized Fatboy carbon fork on eBay for a reasonable price; and they are solid. Lot's of those bikes around and many folks put Bluto's on them.
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    Great ski! Found mine here brand new for a...

    Great ski! Found mine here brand new for a fantastic price! Good luck in the hunt! (BTW - 3 of my friends now own the same ski after trying mine)
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    When I go to AZ, I rent a compact SUV. Take the...

    When I go to AZ, I rent a compact SUV. Take the front wheel off, and they fit like a charm. In AZ, I like Browns Ranch for a chill 40-50 mile spin. On a nice day, you can accomplish this pretty...
  43. Good day folks. I know a bunch of YouTube bike...

    Good day folks. I know a bunch of YouTube bike techs when I hear them.
  44. Still looking! Volkl Kendo? Blizzard Brahma?

    Still looking! Volkl Kendo? Blizzard Brahma?
  45. Bottom line is this: Shopping for tools at Harbor...

    Bottom line is this: Shopping for tools at Harbor Freight is like buying furniture at the Dollar General. Sure, it will work, but the whole purpose of torquing is to be accurate. I'd trust not...
  46. It mean's I have knowledge above and beyond about...

    It mean's I have knowledge above and beyond about mechanics, be it tools or fasteners, than any of you hacks. There, I said it.
  47. Read about this stuff? LOL.. I am an ASE Master...

    Read about this stuff? LOL.. I am an ASE Master Tech, hence, I understand - I've torqued over 10,000 fasteners to date. Obviously, manufactures suggest replacing any torque to yield bolt, but in...
  48. Back in the day they didn't use torque-to-yield...

    Back in the day they didn't use torque-to-yield fasteners. Different bolt technologies require updated tooling.
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    Those carbon wheels? If so, nice deal. I don't...

    Those carbon wheels? If so, nice deal. I don't have much experience with Hope hubs.
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    24" in western MA - not a bad day :)

    24" in western MA - not a bad day :)
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