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    Agreed. my ERG Base rides fluctuate between...

    Agreed.

    my ERG Base rides fluctuate between 68-72% of threshold after a lower intensity warmup. This puts me, on average 10-12 w below threshold but with fluctuations that do not exceed base...
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    I need this for my space heater. It gets really...

    I need this for my space heater. It gets really hard to motivate knowing you're walking into a freezing cold, detached, garage.
  3. Aside from the stack being tall, the reach is...

    Aside from the stack being tall, the reach is less than some modern 56cm gravel bikes
  4. What am I doing Wrong? The Sprockets Skills Questions Thread

    "Ask an Expert" seems centered around Technical knowledge.

    But I have questions about skills, darnit!

    I'll kick it off:

    At the DirtJumps (small line) on a hardtail I'm just not getting the...
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    If you want to expand your horizon, I have 27...

    If you want to expand your horizon, I have 27 Intuition Power Wraps that are new and need a home.
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    The crux with any rehab! Alternatively, Send...

    The crux with any rehab!


    Alternatively, Send the F* out of it and either win or crash trying; then get the surgery. Either way you come out on top...
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    Been wondering if their prices are going to come...

    Been wondering if their prices are going to come down
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    That's an incredible deal.

    That's an incredible deal.
  9. Funny story: I started using this back in the...

    Funny story: I started using this back in the days of AOL Instant Messanger. I wanted ExtraPickels, but it oddly was taken, so I shortened it to XtrPickels. At that point in time, I didn't own a...
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    Nice. I've been waiting...

    Nice. I've been waiting...
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    Yeah- I don't have a good explanation for WHY it...

    Yeah- I don't have a good explanation for WHY it may be, but this is very likely.
    The effect was more pronounced at lower pressure, which would make sense with this theory.

    Surprisingly, knowing...
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    I agree here as well, and go based on the current...

    I agree here as well, and go based on the current situation.
    E.g. If someone is riding down a tricky section and someone else is hiking up, I think the person going up should yield.
    Also, If it's...
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    Exactly. Working in this industry means that we...

    Exactly. Working in this industry means that we constantly hear the needs of the fringe cases. The question is, can you sell enough for it to be commercially viable?

    Often times not, which is why...
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    Great job!

    Great job!
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    Truth, and tires wider than 25mm

    Truth, and tires wider than 25mm
  16. Thread: Line Blade

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    If this only had a lil "Black and Yellow" dub'd...

    If this only had a lil "Black and Yellow" dub'd over it, it would be legendary
  17. Everything is a bell-shaped curve right? This...

    Everything is a bell-shaped curve right?

    This happens in the cycling industry as well; high end bikes and apparel sell less than the middle, but offer a of influence.

    Most people like to talk...
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    Website says L5 is 70d x 70d Nylon, not 20. ...

    Website says L5 is 70d x 70d Nylon, not 20.

    Nylon has significantly higher abrasion resistance than polyester.
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    This test was on rollers. Looking to test again...

    This test was on rollers. Looking to test again in the real world.

    Right now just speed at "x" watts, need to do some math to convert to rolling resistance values.

    Speed for Tannus was 1 to...
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    Well, This is probably outside the concerns of...

    Well, This is probably outside the concerns of most riders here but...
    ... I did some rolling efficiency testing with Cushcore XC vs. Tannus Tubeless vs. No Insert on rollers using my power meter. ...
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    I've run two of the same model head unit at the...

    I've run two of the same model head unit at the same time and it's a crap-shoot on the segment times.
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    See if you can find a used Ergon / Canyon VCLS...

    See if you can find a used Ergon / Canyon VCLS 2.0 seatpost or similar.

    https://www.bikeradar.com/features/five-soft-riding-road-seatposts-tested-in-the-lab-and-on-the-road/
  23. Thanks for the offer. I'm going to avoid the SF...

    Thanks for the offer. I'm going to avoid the SF workouts as I know their author quite well and do not want any potential infringement.
  24. I've done it, it works, but obviously there's...

    I've done it, it works, but obviously there's some efficiency loss.
    However, not as much as actually rolling on knobby tires in the rear world.
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    Hot melt definitely penetrates better than any of...

    Hot melt definitely penetrates better than any of the drip waxes.

    The temp that you pull the chain can make a difference as well, if you wait until the wax is cooling and then pull it will have...
  26. Yes, but it's not as easy as the higher end units.

    Yes, but it's not as easy as the higher end units.
  27. I switched an SLX onto my Enduro bike and do not...

    I switched an SLX onto my Enduro bike and do not believe the clutch is as strong as compared to XTR. There's a bit more chain slap.
    Otherwise, functions great.
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    Said it before and I'll say it again, the newer...

    Said it before and I'll say it again, the newer XC bikes are more capable, but they are still XC bikes. I love my Epic Evo to death. It's a good trail bike, but an incredible marathon bike. As...
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    Bumping this as it seems like the more relevent...

    Bumping this as it seems like the more relevent thread.

    Anyone have experience with Michelin CrossClimate2 tires?

    Need new tires for the Volkswagen Sportwagen. These seem to fit the bill....
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    Questionable at best... ;)

    Questionable at best...
    ;)
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    Update on Butcher and Eliminator. I'm a bit...

    Update on Butcher and Eliminator.

    I'm a bit torn on these, when they work well, I think they work great. However, I've had a few instances that are leaving me questioning them.

    1. Eliminator...
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    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpIvUbO_777...

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpIvUbO_777x9OAokuHY2XAdh_AWxb0MS

    LockPickingLawyer's YouTube Playlist for Bike Locks.
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    Rocky's tend to be relatively low, don't they?...

    Rocky's tend to be relatively low, don't they? (Not saying it's a bad thing, just confirming).
    I'd easily trade some anti-squat for less brake-squat on my longer travel bike. I could get over the...
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    I don't have a 38, just a 36 and a 34, so YMMV. ...

    I don't have a 38, just a 36 and a 34, so YMMV.

    I pretty much always disregard Fox's pressures because I don't think I've ever found a recommendation that's worked for me.
    Additionally, I also...
  35. Hold the phones, these babies might be going back...

    Hold the phones, these babies might be going back home
  36. FS: 188 Blizzard Rustler 11 with Look p14's

    These were fun skis, but ultimately too much competition for this space in my quiver with 190 Bibby's.

    As far as I know they're on their first mount for Pivot's at 325mm BSL.

    One chip that...
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    Effort level based perceived exertion. On...

    Effort level based perceived exertion.

    On those 5 minute efforts, you're not looking to tax your VO2 system enough to induce adaptation. You're just looking to stress it enough to keep systems on...
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    I've been toying with the idea of taking on a few...

    I've been toying with the idea of taking on a few coaching clients.
    There'd be two options.

    1. Consultation (One time meeting / cost)
    Essentially a one-time meeting that could be used for...
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    Looks awesome. Have fun with it.

    Looks awesome. Have fun with it.
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    PM Me if you need his contact info.

    PM Me if you need his contact info.
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    Maintain intensity, Reduce Volume. I'd do at...

    Maintain intensity, Reduce Volume.

    I'd do at least 1 workout during the week (Wednesday at the latest if a Saturday race). Do this workout to 75% capacity
    Other riding stays at Base Zone. Great...
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    Only reason I care are goat heads.

    Only reason I care are goat heads.
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    For Ghetto tubeless, I need a size smaller than...

    For Ghetto tubeless, I need a size smaller than the wheel, right?

    My kids' bikes (Woom Off 5) Came with non-tubeless, Schrader valve, 24" rims. I'm thinking my best is the ghetto-tubeless route as...
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    Those stems are so damn sexy. I'm still sad that...

    Those stems are so damn sexy. I'm still sad that I flipped mine to run it as a riser. I like how the bike rides with it up, but I can't use my K-Edge mount anymore.

    First I've seen of the...
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    Yes, Direct Drive is game changing if you're...

    Yes, Direct Drive is game changing if you're using a wheel-on or non-smart trainer.
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    It's a non-essential amino acid. Supplementation...

    It's a non-essential amino acid. Supplementation does not appear to reduce your endogenous production( a la thyroid meds, etc.).
    There's no storage related toxicity like fat-soluble vitamins...
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    This is about as good as you're going to get. My...

    This is about as good as you're going to get. My personal experience, not medical advice, is that I have used it off and on for years and have no known adverse effects. But, as has been stated there...
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    PSA: Wahoo Kickr Core is $630 on...

    PSA: Wahoo Kickr Core is $630 on www.clevertraining.com after the 30% off code.
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    I've been wanting to try these. If they're not...

    I've been wanting to try these. If they're not gone, we can arrange a pick-up.
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    Dude, you bring so much to these threads. Thanks...

    Dude, you bring so much to these threads. Thanks for keeping them going and sharing your knowledge and insight.
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