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    Welp, went out with a bang in DH fantasy. And...

    Welp, went out with a bang in DH fantasy. And by bang, I mean an utter failure. Congrats to gramboh.

    Had a better go of enduro at least.
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    [From pb comment section] "Update on Jess...

    [From pb comment section]

    "Update on Jess Blewitt after her horrible crash. Jess has a broken femur requiring surgery. She also has a broken collarbone, wrist , cracked rib & two small cracks in...
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    Thought it was kinda funny that 2 broken chains...

    Thought it was kinda funny that 2 broken chains were both on treks (Reece and Kade). 99% sure that was just bad luck though.

    There was also an interesting comment from Warner somewhere during...
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    Helluva race. Bummed for Reece (among others). ...

    Helluva race. Bummed for Reece (among others). Hope Blewitt is ok - that was a gnarly crash.

    Had dak, myriam, and daprela on my team. So there's that.
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    Goddamnit Myriam.

    Goddamnit Myriam.
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    Yeah, that was a gnarly crash. Almost all of...

    Yeah, that was a gnarly crash.

    Almost all of the world cup dh guys are tanks. Anyone riding at that level has taken their fair share of hard hits. The guys that aren't tanks get naturally...
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    It kinda sounds like you just clicked with the...

    It kinda sounds like you just clicked with the 165. I'd put that down mostly to geometry and suspension setup. I'm not sure you'd necessarily get that same sort of connection with another bike,...
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    Fack. Sounds like daprela broke his ankle in...

    Fack. Sounds like daprela broke his ankle in qualies. Bummed for him, his overall ranking, and my fantasy team.
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    Daprela and Hart with DNF's. Hopefully those...

    Daprela and Hart with DNF's. Hopefully those were flat tires and not horrendous crashes.

    Bruni's not fucking around with this one.
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    I don't see a start list for XCO, but the short...

    I don't see a start list for XCO, but the short track start lists are here:...
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    I'm kinda bummed about it. The Shimano stuff...

    I'm kinda bummed about it. The Shimano stuff shifts so nice when it's new, but it just doesn't seem to last very long. The Sram stuff leaves plenty of room for improvement, but I've never had an...
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    It's 3 (different) bolts to remove the lever from...

    It's 3 (different) bolts to remove the lever from shimano's perch, which isn't removable from the bar without removing the grip. So I could remove the grip, and then I'd only need to loosen one...
  13. Agreed. Also seem like they'd be pretty easy to...

    Agreed. Also seem like they'd be pretty easy to make. Might have to fuck around with that that.
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    It takes 3 different size hex wrenches to remove...

    It takes 3 different size hex wrenches to remove an XT shifter from the bar.

    And then I need a 4th size wrench to open it up. And I need to open it up because apparently shimano's grease turns...
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    It's not rocket surgery, but finishing it without...

    It's not rocket surgery, but finishing it without a truing stand is harder.

    If your shop is cool with it, you could lace the wheel yourself and then give it to the shop for final tensioning /...
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    If Moment offered some super secret special order...

    If Moment offered some super secret special order Dickwish stickers, I'd have to buy some. Just sayin.
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    That makes me feel a little better about my...

    That makes me feel a little better about my picks. But not much.

    One the upside, most of the guys that I almost put on my team didn't do great either.
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    Kinda looked like it slid a bit, turned, and then...

    Kinda looked like it slid a bit, turned, and then hung on a rock at just the wrong time.

    But yeah, Saturday's race will be really interesting for the overall title. In both the men's and women's...
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    Daprela. Holy fuck.

    Daprela. Holy fuck.
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    Damn it Myriam! Happy for Vali though. She...

    Damn it Myriam!

    Happy for Vali though. She had a rough start to the season.
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    Live feed is on now. I'm not used to having the...

    Live feed is on now. I'm not used to having the live feed being at a normal time of day!
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    Pretty sure Myriam is 550. Worth every penny.

    Pretty sure Myriam is 550.

    Worth every penny.
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    I don't think there's all that many sneaky lines,...

    I don't think there's all that many sneaky lines, but I think it's mostly a pretty flat track. Small mistakes in the rocks could lead to big time penalties from loss of momentum.

    Should be a...
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    It will be noticeably better in every respect,...

    It will be noticeably better in every respect, but for that much money, I'd hold out for a 36 with a Grip2 damper. The Fit4 is ok, the grip 2 is great. I may well just be out of the loop, but for...
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    Bump for snowshoe double header. Qualies for...

    Bump for snowshoe double header. Qualies for the first race today. Miriam laid down a heater. Men starting momentarily.

    Timed training made it look like Charlie Harrison was back up to...
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    Mostly I think doing a fairly dramatic change...

    Mostly I think doing a fairly dramatic change right before a race doesn't make much sense. The bike is going to handle fairly differently being massively overforked. I'd argue that if it's smooth...
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    We have a Traxxas crawler. Pretty entertaining...

    We have a Traxxas crawler. Pretty entertaining campsite activity - crawl it around over boulders and logs. It's impressive what those things can drive over.

    The crawlers don't go very fast, but...
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    No. If you're looking for more pop, more low...

    No.

    If you're looking for more pop, more low speed compression is usually the way to get it.
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    ^^^ agreed. Maxxgrip is noticeably slower. ...

    ^^^ agreed. Maxxgrip is noticeably slower. Noticeably funner too though.
  30. I have very sensitive fingers.

    I have very sensitive fingers.
  31. One of the first shops I worked at had a bunch of...

    One of the first shops I worked at had a bunch of Var tools, including those cable crimpers and the fancy Var truing stand, complete with dial indicators. We never really used the truing stand cause...
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    I'm pretty confident it'll be terrible. But...

    I'm pretty confident it'll be terrible.

    But I'm still 100% gonna see it. Might even venture back into the movie theaters for this one.
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    I have no idea what those things are worth, but...

    I have no idea what those things are worth, but boost + shimano freehub limits your audience quite a bit. Trail / enduro bikes are mostly either microspline or XD, and dh bikes mostly take a 150mm...
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    hmm. This is getting into more complication than...

    hmm. This is getting into more complication than I was hoping for.

    About half of the roof is hot (albeit with good insulation), half is cold. Blocking in the attic joists isn't possible on the...
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    It was brand new last year. Contractor was...

    It was brand new last year.

    Contractor was supposed to put in snow guards but obviously didn't. That's a rant for another thread though.
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    Yeah, I've heard similar stories of cleats and...

    Yeah, I've heard similar stories of cleats and fences ripping out. But it seems like there's gotta be some sort of system that's adequately fastened to the roof. The way our driveway is situated,...
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    Talk to me about roof snow guards. I have a...

    Talk to me about roof snow guards. I have a ribbed metal roof that drops snow in front of my garage doors. Needs some sort of snow retention system.

    Roof is roughly 34' wide x 14' run. ...
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    1 bike quiver: Hightower. It's not like it's a...

    1 bike quiver: Hightower.

    It's not like it's a dog on the climbs, and having a bit more squish is fun. Durango has enough chunk that a bit more travel doesn't seem like it'd be wasted.
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    Probably. I haven't made fun of ebikes on PB...

    Probably. I haven't made fun of ebikes on PB recently. Thanks for the reminder though!
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    You lost me there. I honestly have no idea what...

    You lost me there. I honestly have no idea what you're talking about.
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    The TGR enduro league just tightened up! Grinch...

    The TGR enduro league just tightened up! Grinch out in front with a modest lead, but 2-5 are all within 20 points of each other.

    3 races: Crans Montana, Finale Ligure, and Tweed Valley left.
    ...
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    The better carbon bars are definitely a little...

    The better carbon bars are definitely a little smoother than a generic aluminum bar. Doesn't make much difference unless you're on fairly long, rough descents though. Carbon bars are also ~150g...
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    Another solid race. The French dominance right...

    Another solid race. The French dominance right now is impressive.

    Also excited that my fantasy team is slowly working it's way back after being an embarrassment for the first couple races.
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    Yeah, I went from a 34 to a 32 on the spur. ...

    Yeah, I went from a 34 to a 32 on the spur. Obviously a life changing improvement in suspension-ing.

    I'm sure there are some suspension designs where you can go down to a 28t without any...
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    Yeah, that makes sense. I feel like kickback...

    Yeah, that makes sense. I feel like kickback and, to a lesser extent anti-squat, aren't super noticeable on shorter travel bikes. There just isn't enough suspension movement for it to really...
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    Maybe. The amount of anti-squat that's...

    Maybe. The amount of anti-squat that's "perfect" for any given rider is certainly going to be a matter of personal preference. And the center of mass on a taller rider is certainly going to be in...
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    Although worth noting that those small rings will...

    Although worth noting that those small rings will significantly increase the anti squat and pedal kickback numbers on most frames. It'll vary from frame to frame, but on some frames it has the...
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    All durability issues aside, a 700g cassette is a...

    All durability issues aside, a 700g cassette is a massive amount of unsprung weight. You can do all the custom tuning with your shocks that you want, but if you attach a lead brick to your rear hub,...
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    Our trail crew has a 550xp and I've used it a...

    Our trail crew has a 550xp and I've used it a bunch. It's always been a temperamental saw. When it runs well, it cuts strong. But it always seems to need some attention to keep it running well. ...
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    ^^^ great Halloween costume. ...

    ^^^ great Halloween costume.

    https://i.redd.it/im5rowjl2su31.png

    Also, I'm not sure I've ever heard anything from faux Bob Dylan / Steeler's Wheel aside from this song:

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