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    Tires arrived. Butcher 29x2.6 GT T9 weighed in...

    Tires arrived. Butcher 29x2.6 GT T9 weighed in at 1087g and measured 2.42" on the knobs on a 30mm ID rim. Eliminator 27.5x2.6 GG T7/T9 weighed in at 1215g and measured 2.36" on the knobs on a 30mm...
  2. Thread: Mullet Talk.

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    I'd agree with that for the most part, except...

    I'd agree with that for the most part, except that I'd push the height/leg length up slightly higher than average. It seems like most riders up to 6' or so who've tried it appreciate the greater...
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    I had a V1 Sentinel. Mulletting it made it far...

    I had a V1 Sentinel. Mulletting it made it far too low (like 330mm) and slack (about 63 degrees) - it just felt weird. That said, I remember reading on Cascade Component's site (after I passed that...
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    While they're not exactly being pioneers, it is...

    While they're not exactly being pioneers, it is about the only thing SC has done in the last few years that's really leading edge. Most of their designs recently have felt like they were kind of...
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    Sent you a PM about the Wahoo. I got a Roam to...

    Sent you a PM about the Wahoo. I got a Roam to replace a 530 for MTB tracking, but the Bolt v2 wasn't out when I got it. I'd like to have the smaller unit since I'm not doing road/gravel riding and...
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    I've got a set of the new Spec tires coming,...

    I've got a set of the new Spec tires coming, interested in comparing them to my standard Assegai / Dissector (or DHR) combo. I can get a *set* of them for less than I can get a single Maxxis tire,...
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    Yeah when they're fresh, they're great. I don't...

    Yeah when they're fresh, they're great. I don't think bleeding is that hard if you understand how bleeding works - I can do that without issue if I don't rush the job.

    FYI: I got a detailed...
  8. They're pretty warm. Only the main cup is...

    They're pretty warm. Only the main cup is reactive gel, the surrounding padding ring is just normal foam. They're fine for direct hits, but the sock tears in slides/OTB to hands & knees (first hand...
  9. Yeah, I think that's one of the issues with a lot...

    Yeah, I think that's one of the issues with a lot of the lightweight pads. You wear them to protect for minor falls / washouts to protect from abrasion, but the lightweight pads tend to just...
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    FYI, for the 6 months or so that I owned an XTR...

    FYI, for the 6 months or so that I owned an XTR 12, I mistakenly used the "Shimano Special Grease." The original grease was wearing thin after like 100 miles. The Special Grease seemed to last...
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    The last couple rides, my rear MT7 started...

    The last couple rides, my rear MT7 started suddenly deteriorating until it would randomly pull to the bar, despite being bled a week prior. I did a full bleed again, and didn't observe any bubbles...
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    After a bunch of issues with my MT7s following a...

    After a bunch of issues with my MT7s following a crash (first front, now rear), I decided to throw on a buddy's pair of nearly brand new takeoff Code RSCs. I'll probably go back to the MT7s after I...
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    That's the MX setup in "Low".

    That's the MX setup in "Low".
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    Three words: 158mm high BB.

    Three words: 158mm high BB.
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    Yeah, but it's a WAY better value than the $5,050...

    Yeah, but it's a WAY better value than the $5,050 entry level NX Bronson, or $5,950 GX Bronson. Literally every component is much better on the Transition build, especially the suspension. Those...
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    This. I have my hands right on the edge of the...

    This. I have my hands right on the edge of the bar and almost never (like once or twice a year) hit anything, and when I do it's just a graze. The few times I've messed around with different bar...
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    I love the combination of advertising removing...

    I love the combination of advertising removing speed limits from ebikes with photo of a woman wearing no helmet.
  18. As someone who's tried and discarded probably...

    As someone who's tried and discarded probably close to a dozen different knee pads over the last several years, my biggest advice is to get something your local shop carries. Like most stuff, fit...
  19. Thread: Mullet Talk.

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    It's not just hype. I've been running a mullet...

    It's not just hype. I've been running a mullet setup for 4 months now, and have had zero butt buzz, whereas I previously got it about once per ride. It feels better in corners, and I find it easier...
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    As a mullet advocate, and 5'-8", I'd concede that...

    As a mullet advocate, and 5'-8", I'd concede that full 29 is faster in straight sections of trail. But on tight turny stuff, being able to move the bike around and cut tighter radii will help more...
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    A couple more basic additions (for cutting bars &...

    A couple more basic additions (for cutting bars & steerer tubes):
    hacksaw
    adjustable diameter saw guide
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    There's a Shimano conversion kit to their bar...

    There's a Shimano conversion kit to their bar clamp. It's a new plastic top to the shifter, 3 microscopic bolts, and the clamp... for like $35 or so.
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    I've tried several different brands over the...

    I've tried several different brands over the years, and my current favorite are BN3TH. Yes, the name is stupid, and yeah the "pocket" looks ridiculous, but it works and they are actually very...
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    I sold a pair of shoes to a guy in Canada. ...

    I sold a pair of shoes to a guy in Canada. Shipping was crazy expensive and slow, like $35 without tracking. I told him the price in USD, and he paid with Paypal. I think it gives the payer an...
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    I decided to give Tannus a try (as opposed to DD...

    I decided to give Tannus a try (as opposed to DD casing). A buddy donates an EXO DHR for the experiment with a hole in it. I patch the hole, wrestle on the insert (BTW had a harder time with it...
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    My BikeYoke dropper came with a similar valve...

    My BikeYoke dropper came with a similar valve extension. But not that allen wrench (they use Torx bolts).
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    I had a pair of those like 3-4 years ago when...

    I had a pair of those like 3-4 years ago when they first came out. They are breathable, but I gave them away eventually because they chafed the top of my shin, and also came down in a crash.

    I...
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    Everyone that has used it in my group of friends...

    Everyone that has used it in my group of friends (myself included) has noticed a reduction in hand/wrist fatigue. The only guy who still complains about issues with his wrists / hands has refused to...
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    Not east coast, but I ride mostly in the woods...

    Not east coast, but I ride mostly in the woods here in CA. I've got a pair of Smith Squad goggles with their Chromapop Contrast Rose lenses, and Oakley Flight Jacket glasses with Prizm rose lenses. ...
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    Marshall from these forums works there now. He...

    Marshall from these forums works there now. He can put you in contact with real people.
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    Poison oak is bad, mmmk?

    Poison oak is bad, mmmk?
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    The "Guards" (without upper velcro strap), or...

    The "Guards" (without upper velcro strap), or "Pads" (with upper velcro strap)? I'm generally not a fan of upper velcro straps, but elastic bands just above the calf (like the Chromag have) are...
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    Yeah, tried the Flow due to great reviews. They...

    Yeah, tried the Flow due to great reviews. They were pretty comfortable for the most part, but chafed my upper shin relentlessly for some reason. The Trigger does not (presumably because it goes...
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    In my experience, the sizing charts for knee pads...

    In my experience, the sizing charts for knee pads have been accurate, and usually tell you to get a bigger size than you'd expect. Apparently pad sizing is based off skinny models who have never...
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    Man, I see so many good reviews of how the Revel...

    Man, I see so many good reviews of how the Revel bikes ride. I wish they'd update the geometry though... 75 degree seat angles are so 2016.
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    I had this custom built by Fanatik in Bellingham....

    I had this custom built by Fanatik in Bellingham. IIRC, a matching front wheel (same rim, silver hub, silver nipples/black spokes) is like $710 without tax. I believe WAO will do single wheels...
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    The Super Trails are actually heavier than DD in...

    The Super Trails are actually heavier than DD in some cases (DHR vs. BB).
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    Bump, wheel is still available.

    Bump, wheel is still available.
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    Yeah, the K-Edge stem spacer mount works great on...

    Yeah, the K-Edge stem spacer mount works great on it's own, but if you want to run a OneUp EDC in the stem, the butt of the computer hangs over the top. So any time you want to whip out your tool...
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    Nope, that's why I mounted it so far back. ...

    Nope, that's why I mounted it so far back. Definitely checked that. The bars get stopped by my brake hose too.
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    76 Projects Wahoo top tube mount, so that I don't...

    76 Projects Wahoo top tube mount, so that I don't need to either have it on my bars, or blocking my OneUp tool (with K-Edge stem mount).
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    Am I imagining things, or is it actually possible...

    Am I imagining things, or is it actually possible that I'm getting less tire wear with MaxxGrip compared to the usual MaxxTerra? I've been running a MG Assegai up front for about 6 months now, and...
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    That Enduro roundup a while back showed that most...

    That Enduro roundup a while back showed that most of them were actually pretty accurate, so it just boils down to what features you want. And honestly, it doesn't matter if your pump's not accurate...
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    The shape of Demo basically boils down to it...

    The shape of Demo basically boils down to it being the only halfway decent fully legal trail system in the Bay Area. Coupled with all the Covid noobs, and it gets hammered with brake bumps within 2...
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    That is fucking insane.

    That is fucking insane.
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    Five Ten Trailcross

    Five Ten Trailcross
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    If you've got a coil shock, you can also unscrew...

    If you've got a coil shock, you can also unscrew the preload ring equal to sag (i.e. 19mm for 65mm stroke shock) and let it sag to that under it's own weight. I like to take a piece of tape to mark...
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    I was originally interested in whatever WAO would...

    I was originally interested in whatever WAO would make, since I've had a couple pairs of their wheels and love them, but in the Pinkbike Q&A, they said that they would be selling complete bikes only,...
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    Missing Koroyd is a feature, not a bug. I love...

    Missing Koroyd is a feature, not a bug. I love the looks of the Smith helmets, but my old Forefront was hot as hell.
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    #monkeyatthezoo

    #monkeyatthezoo
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