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    I'm 6'1 and 160-165 and find the mediums to fit...

    I'm 6'1 and 160-165 and find the mediums to fit me pretty well, maybe on the snug side. No way i could wear them if i was 30lbs heavier (well, I guess if that was mostly upper body muscle it'd be...
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    I have some PI mtb pants (launch?) and then some...

    I have some PI mtb pants (launch?) and then some helly hansen softshells that have like a thermal backing. I don't think I'd bother going on a ride if I needed the tights and the softshell pants...
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    I have those amfib bib tights and really like...

    I have those amfib bib tights and really like them. Thinking about getting a 2nd pair. Was wearing them today in the snow on wet roads and was pretty comfy and dryish the whole time (the shimano...
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    Yeah the last year or two I have heard some...

    Yeah the last year or two I have heard some claims of grizzly sightings low in the rattlesnake but haven't seen a lot of actual proof. But then it was just in the news and here are fresh tracks on a...
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    I've been out there at the usual places 392919...

    I've been out there at the usual places

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    Also here are some fun tracks my friends saw at the bottom of sawmill the other day

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    I'm pretty sure i've used the shitty screw type...

    I'm pretty sure i've used the shitty screw type compressors on a tacoma front strut and it was fine.

    I've been meaning to buy one of these for awhile now though

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    When I get a gatorade at the store I just pour it...

    When I get a gatorade at the store I just pour it into my water bottle that fits in the cage. Little easier to drink out of while you're moving too.

    24oz beer cans fit pretty good in bottle cages...
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    Yeah after using it a few more times, still same...

    Yeah after using it a few more times, still same opinion on hangover. Nice light, just could be a bit brighter. When I put the taz on medium (600lm) and the hangover on high (1000ish?), that's the...
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    Narrower is lighter and more aerodynamic, but if...

    Narrower is lighter and more aerodynamic, but if anything the wider version of a tire might have slightly better rolling resistance. It's pretty slight when you are comparing equivalent pressure....
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    Heh, yeah it's a pretty popular spot. There's a...

    Heh, yeah it's a pretty popular spot. There's a junction right there above a couple of the more popular trails so pretty much everyone riding in the rattlesnake winds up there.

    Few slippery spots,...
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    Been doing some good late season riding 392065...

    Been doing some good late season riding

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    Heh. I think the reality of riding a wide...

    Heh.

    I think the reality of riding a wide range like 5-7s cassette would not be so great. Bad shifts, big jumps in cadence and rarely being in a gear you want. The basic 10-11s stuff is not that...
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    My standard transfer doesn't like fully returning...

    My standard transfer doesn't like fully returning short distances especially when cold, plus it's heavy.

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    Think listed weight for this one (31.6, 100mm) is 359g so a little over what they...
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    I could have ti valves for $40 though ...

    I could have ti valves for $40 though

    https://lindarets.com/products/titanium-tubeless-valve-stems
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    I definitely notice that my 11s GX drivetrain...

    I definitely notice that my 11s GX drivetrain seems to shift better and make less noise than 12s GX. And I want a new XC hardtail, if I build one I might go 11s because it's lighter and cheaper and...
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    Right now I have gore c5 infinium:...

    Right now I have

    gore c5 infinium: https://www.gorewear.com/us/en-us/c5-gore-tex-infinium-gloves-100501

    I got these because my PI softshell lite gloves were a touch too small and they didn't...
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    Been pretty happy with this after some weight...

    Been pretty happy with this after some weight savings measures

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    Have a transfer sl on the way and then also want to upgrade the damper in the fork. And DHF/Aggressor combo is pretty...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bmyGI6qQwc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bmyGI6qQwc
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    nice bright afternoon goes to oh shit it's dark...

    nice bright afternoon goes to oh shit it's dark real quick now

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    I have a kickr core and am not fully confident in...

    I have a kickr core and am not fully confident in it's long term reliability. Pretty soon after I got it it started knocking pretty bad. Snugging up the drive pulley and backing off belt tension a...
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    I'm not a huge fan of the fanny pack especially...

    I'm not a huge fan of the fanny pack especially when it's got a lot of water in it. But I haven't worn my actual pack like, at all this year. 2 bottles on the frame plus an extra 1.5l or so means I...
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    New cassette, new chain, new wheels, new tires...

    New cassette, new chain, new wheels, new tires (and new rotors)

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    Wheels have been built with the tires on them for a few weeks now but they finally went on and got raced...
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    that's not what the pages I'm looking at say ...

    that's not what the pages I'm looking at say

    https://www.maxxis.com/us/tire/rekon/
    https://www.maxxis.com/us/tire/dissector/

    27.5 x 2.4 3c/exo/tr rekon - 834g
    27.5 x 2.4 3c/exo/tr dissector -...
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    Knobs are way lower profile on the rekon vs...

    Knobs are way lower profile on the rekon vs dissector. And in 29" the same tire is 60-90g lighter for the rekon.
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    just up to the usual spot 388820 388821

    just up to the usual spot

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    Might as well try it- faster, lighter tires make...

    Might as well try it- faster, lighter tires make a huge difference. I love how xc tires roll, and go back and forth on my hei hei (120mm f/r). So it goes from something I can race on to a pretty...
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    I don't like rockauto because they have rotors...

    I don't like rockauto because they have rotors and pads for less than my cost through a wholesale distributor after shipping, but i've been ordering from there, because it's cheaper.

    centric...
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    I have the shimano mw7 goretex boots. They're...

    I have the shimano mw7 goretex boots. They're real warm, like you can be out for hours when it's below freezing. I need to come up with some sort of a way to seal off the tops for wet conditions...
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    Took off the xc tires 388192 Vittorias were...

    Took off the xc tires

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    Vittorias were pretty toast after the spring/summer and I already had the dhf so I went and put that on plus an aggressor today.
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    I just bought a hangover, have only used it once...

    I just bought a hangover, have only used it once so far and not for very long. First impression is could be a bit brighter. I have a light and motion taz 1200 for the bars and it doesn't add all that...
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    Also keep an eye out for a Kona Honzo. $1800, and...

    Also keep an eye out for a Kona Honzo. $1800, and I think i'd rather have deore 11s over SX 12s.

    https://konaworld.com/honzo.cfm
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    I'm not a fan of how the L&M has a narrow round...

    I'm not a fan of how the L&M has a narrow round spot pattern and I had the usb port break on my urban 500 after a few months. They sent me a new one right away but still that probably shouldn't...
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    FS: enve stem, rx8 shoes, some clothes

    Only the shoes are left.


    Shimano RX-8 gravel shoes, size 46. Light, sleek, stiff carbon soles (10 on the shimano scale), have the IP1 boa that goes both ways. I found them to be a bit narrow...
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    I was hoping I could run it pointing up lower on...

    I was hoping I could run it pointing up lower on the steerer and that the k-edge would tuck in between the clamp deals but not quite. I'd rather not have 15mm of spacer and a tall top cap below the...
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    new stem, new pliers, new light 385794 ...

    new stem, new pliers, new light

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    Light is small, light, seems bright enough and like a good pattern but tnr last week was short enough to not need it. Maybe next week....
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    I like this one, does a little 3-sided crimp, but does need a lot of room to work. p sure i could not get it on the end of my dropper cable
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    I keep a tube, co2, and lever strapped to my...

    I keep a tube, co2, and lever strapped to my saddle rails, mutli tool and plugs in pockets. I can stick a pump on a bottle cage mount if i want, and have def been burned by only bringing co2 and no...
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    Have a planned start time? Might ride there and...

    Have a planned start time? Might ride there and meet you along the way at some point.
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    Hadn't been to point 6 in awhile 383178 can...

    Hadn't been to point 6 in awhile

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    can an ebike make it up a 20mi 5k ft climb?

    Also saw bears, and drank a beer.
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    Fancy shoes, fancy hubs, fancy tires. 382808 ...

    Fancy shoes, fancy hubs, fancy tires.

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  41. Nice, that whole area is probably my favorite for...

    Nice, that whole area is probably my favorite for gravel rides but yes you do need to keep an eye on the map. A lot of it has only been recently made public when a land trust bought a bunch of stuff...
  42. Yeah it's bad right now, but we've been getting...

    Yeah it's bad right now, but we've been getting little breaks of cooler, cleaner air every once in awhile. My weather app seems to indicate possible improvements tues-wed

    I missed that ride this...
  43. Yeah I prefer to climb snowbowl road and descend...

    Yeah I prefer to climb snowbowl road and descend butler creek. The top of butler creek before you get up to the junctions that go around tv mountain gets really steep and then snowbowl road tends to...
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    What kind of a gauge are you using? The ones on...

    What kind of a gauge are you using? The ones on bike pumps tend to be fairly inaccurate. I like my topeak d2, whether or not it's actually the pressure in my tires who knows but I've tried a few and...
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    I noticed some of the sensors on purple air are...

    I noticed some of the sensors on purple air are inside people's houses. I use these two

    https://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/
    https://fire.airnow.gov/


    Looking at the sensors in your area on...
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    I did a pretty hard effort up a short climb last...

    I did a pretty hard effort up a short climb last week with air in low yellow range, so like aqi 70ish, and felt really bad at the top. But it's not just current air quality but what it's been like...
  47. main corridor is cool but gets pretty rocky for a...

    main corridor is cool but gets pretty rocky for a gravel/cx bike. I go up it on a regular basis but you definitely have to be careful on the way back down.

    My spots for threshold on a cx bike or...
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    I'd also send them an email before clicking "buy"...

    I'd also send them an email before clicking "buy" and ask them if they actually have all those hub options in stock or if there's an option that has a shorter lead time or is in stock / has the parts...
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    My comparison was pretty apples to apples. Same...

    My comparison was pretty apples to apples. Same tires, same pressures, same handlebars and frame and suspension settings. The only difference was that the new wheels are 30mm wide vs the 27mm stock...
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    I've gone through a number of X11SLs and found...

    I've gone through a number of X11SLs and found them to be pretty nice, although that one's not an SL. And longer lasting than shimano and some sram chains (xx1 eagle seems pretty durable).
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