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    Ah, right on. Ours doesn't break down. I've...

    Ah, right on. Ours doesn't break down. I've got an evoc pack, but carrying a 6ft long apparatus on it doesn't really work very well.
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    Question for you: have you come up with a good...

    Question for you: have you come up with a good way to carry that thing (the FS240, or whatever model that is) while riding? I've tried a bit with it just kinda swung behind me, hanging on the...
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    The premise of that article is dumb, but it...

    The premise of that article is dumb, but it doesn't matter because it's a Tioga, which means you'll never actually see one in the wild.
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    Happened to both mine and my wife's. I just...

    Happened to both mine and my wife's. I just drilled a new hole in the plastic and put my own lanyard on.
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    I'm with Danno.

    I'm with Danno.
  6. That looks like a rad trail. I'm super jealous...

    That looks like a rad trail. I'm super jealous of your lack of brushy ground level bullshit to hack through.
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    just as a point of reference, my Cushcores are...

    just as a point of reference, my Cushcores are around 260g each (29")
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    Yeah, go for a DH casing. I'm not entirely...

    Yeah, go for a DH casing.

    I'm not entirely sold on Cushcore. They add a bunch of weight, they only protect against one type of flat, and I don't find that I can run any lower pressure with...
  9. Yeah, I wasn't a fan of the stock Monarch either....

    Yeah, I wasn't a fan of the stock Monarch either. I went to a DPX2, which was definitely better. It's still a fussy bike to setup though. I don't think a coil would work well - that bike isn't...
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    Only downsides of mips that I've found is that it...

    Only downsides of mips that I've found is that it costs a bit more and it's warmer.
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    How much do you weigh, and what pressure are you...

    How much do you weigh, and what pressure are you running?
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    If I was only using the RV to camp in resort...

    If I was only using the RV to camp in resort parking lots, I might reconsider our decisions. But plenty of places we camp are hours from the nearest hotel. And yeah, I'll take spending money on the...
  13. I've spent a bit of time on the old Smuggler, a...

    I've spent a bit of time on the old Smuggler, a very little bit of time on the new Smuggler, and I owned a Hightower.

    Hightower is more bike than the old Smuggler. The suspension feels different...
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    One of Kevin Parker's old bands, Mink Mussel...

    One of Kevin Parker's old bands, Mink Mussel Creek is worth checking out too.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m962U8P-fhI
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    Group rides have their pluses and minuses. I...

    Group rides have their pluses and minuses.

    I just think it's funny how many people here are annoyed when they go to a popular trail and run into a group ride / run. That's kinda the nature of...
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    That's rad. Saw the drop on insta, but cool to...

    That's rad. Saw the drop on insta, but cool to see the background.

    Fairly shitty that they ripped out all of the stair forms to get it done though.
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    I have no idea how people ride without dropper...

    I have no idea how people ride without dropper posts. On some trails, I use it more than my shifter.
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    An event that will bend a hanger may also bend...

    An event that will bend a hanger may also bend the derailleur in ways that are pretty difficult to eyeball, but will affect shifting.

    Replace hanger first, because that's cheap. But...
  19. I'd guess that the Hightower will pedal better...

    I'd guess that the Hightower will pedal better than anything else on your list, but like you noticed with the smuggler, there are better options if you want supple, traction-y suspension.
    ...
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    You should buy a gravity dropper.

    You should buy a gravity dropper.
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    I can't believe you've never seen that one. One...

    I can't believe you've never seen that one. One of the great movies to come out of the 80's.
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    It's tough to tell, but it looks like the mount...

    It's tough to tell, but it looks like the mount that's mangled just holds the hanger on while the wheel is out. Once the wheel is in, the axle and wheel hold the hanger in place. So you might...
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    They're angled to give more of a braking edge...

    They're angled to give more of a braking edge while leaned over. It's bontrager that puts their side knobs on backwards.
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    Vigilante, for sure. The judge looks to be a...

    Vigilante, for sure.

    The judge looks to be a decent rear as well. Just got one, but haven't ridden it yet.
  25. https://youtu.be/CQyXDd-kPMw

    https://youtu.be/CQyXDd-kPMw
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    I actually like the trail boss a lot, but it...

    I actually like the trail boss a lot, but it needs the right conditions. The side knobs almost resemble mud spikes, so yeah, they're squirmy on hardpack. But in soft dirt, they're awesome, ...
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    Have you looked at the new vigilantes? Same...

    Have you looked at the new vigilantes? Same tread pattern, but the knobs have gotten a lot taller.
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    If the rings or cassette were worn, then yes. ...

    If the rings or cassette were worn, then yes. But if you replaced all that at the same time, they should be ok.

    I'd have someone else re-check the chain. If that doesn't worth, replace...
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    It's an entirely different suspension design and...

    It's an entirely different suspension design and the pivots are in completely different locations, and the hardware, fittings, and widths will almost certainly be incompatible, but hey, it might...
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    Sounds like a worn chain. A couple year old...

    Sounds like a worn chain. A couple year old chain could easily be worn out. Cassette and rings may also be worn.
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    Don't heat the frame up. That's fucking...

    Don't heat the frame up. That's fucking terrible advice.

    I can see that there's some chewed up metal, but I can't see what's actually wrong from that picture. Is it just some mangled neutral...
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    Is that in reference to the people who bring...

    Is that in reference to the people who bring their untrained animals into inappropriate places?

    Or in reference to the people that are unwilling to accommodate them?
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    Nice. Had a couple friends there that put in...

    Nice. Had a couple friends there that put in good results. Was hoping to get over there, at least just to ride, but moving into a new house kept me busy.
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    You should be able to camp around the bottom of...

    You should be able to camp around the bottom of wire trail or bond creek, no problem. That's all forest service land, so camping is legal, and it's not too steep in there so finding a decent...
  35. Please. I'm a wilderness society kind of guy. ...

    Please. I'm a wilderness society kind of guy. The Sierra Club is full of posers.



    In my opinion, reviews shouldn't rave too much. The bike is what it is. If it's what someone is...
  36. Those are a mere 780. Perfect for an average...

    Those are a mere 780. Perfect for an average sized Joe such as myself.
  37. Yeah, it only fits a short bottle, and the...

    Yeah, it only fits a short bottle, and the location is kinda weird, but that's definitely better than no bottle.
  38. More words: ...

    More words:

    https://blisterreview.com/gear-reviews/2019-guerrilla-gravity-trail-pistol
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    Ha! Yeah, the evil empire. Local shop and the...

    Ha! Yeah, the evil empire. Local shop and the specialized rep hooked up a completely ridiculous deal though.

    Credit to Great Northern Cycle and Ski in Whitefish - they went above and beyond to...
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    It's the wife's. Long story short, an injury...

    It's the wife's. Long story short, an injury makes this a worthwhile experiment. Today will be her maiden voyage on it.
  41. Yeah, the cable routing is great. Only...

    Yeah, the cable routing is great. Only downside is that all cables run on the left side - makes for a tight turn for the dropper cable.

    The seat? It's an sdg. I sit on it. Sometimes.
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    This contraption has appeared in my garage....

    This contraption has appeared in my garage. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190613/df16d039a1a60a5ccf0f8e93ac0e90a8.jpg
  43. Let's compromise: stand next to the jump, and...

    Let's compromise: stand next to the jump, and I'll buzz your shoulder.
  44. ...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190613/957c1...

    ...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190613/957c115c5aeb22fc206fda035e5dc7b9.jpg
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    heh. noted. Can't say I miss that about CO.

    heh. noted. Can't say I miss that about CO.
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    Lived there for a while, but moved out in '06. ...

    Lived there for a while, but moved out in '06. Still have a bunch of friends there though. As others have said, live in Manitou or Old Colorado City - easy access to trails, and easy to get out of...
  47. Carbon Trail Pistol. It's rad. 285630

    Carbon Trail Pistol. It's rad.

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    I only saw one gratuitous freeride flick. Beyond...

    I only saw one gratuitous freeride flick. Beyond that, it was mostly just guys riding fast, and there's nothing wrong with that.
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    The second one.

    The second one.
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    People fret over carbon bars a lot, but I think...

    People fret over carbon bars a lot, but I think those worries are severely overblown. I've primarily been on carbon bars for years. So has pretty much every person I ride with. Over the years, I...
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