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  1. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Thanks. Updated question: 1. Related to...

    Thanks.
    Updated question:
    1. Related to repeated long, fast, brake cooking downhills........

    New question:
    2. Do you replace rotors with pads? Or do you keep rotors with old pads? Do you...
  2. Sick. Maybe my reading comprehension is...

    Sick.
    Maybe my reading comprehension is horrible, but I'd love to know the following:
    How many inches tall are they?
    How many millimeters wide are the hub parts?
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    Are the rockr2s the discontinued ones? And the...

    Are the rockr2s the discontinued ones? And the Enduros are the new ones? And they're inferior?
    My pea brain has low tolerance for new information right now.
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    Wow, interesting insights. Seems like a mix of...

    Wow, interesting insights. Seems like a mix of some 1st gen hydraulic PTSD and some drop bar weirdness.
    From my perspective, I know I can slap a Deore or SLX Brakeset on a bike and forget about it...
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    Wow, I was leaning toward trying some Michelinís...

    Wow, I was leaning toward trying some Michelinís until I read that exchange.
    I guess Iím i simpleton, to me thereís real appeal to Maxxis : 3C EXO. DD if youíre hard on tires. DH if youíre riding...
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    Why do people buy cable disc brakes anymore? ...

    Why do people buy cable disc brakes anymore? Seems like a big step back when you can get shockingly good budget hydraulics.
  7. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Do rotors matter? Not wondering about size,...

    Do rotors matter? Not wondering about size, wondering about brand, style, etc. I've always just used the Shimano 2 piece, imagining they're more resistant to warping. I've got some friends who...
  8. Poll: I'm so glad you're still fiddling with these. ...

    I'm so glad you're still fiddling with these. Never give up on your dreams, man.
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    I think what I meant to say was: we should have...

    I think what I meant to say was: we should have stuck with the BSA standard. It works good.


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    You canít legislate asshole. Might as well say...

    You canít legislate asshole.
    Might as well say ďI saw some asshole in a lifted truck yesterday. We should ban lifted trucksĒ. Which, for the record, Iíd vote for.


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  11. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Experts: I pretty much only have experience with...

    Experts:
    I pretty much only have experience with threaded bottom brackets. Which means, Iíve grown to really appreciate the fact that I can remove and replace a $25 Shim/Sram BB easily and without...
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    Threaded Bottom Brackets FTW. Seriously, even...

    Threaded Bottom Brackets FTW.
    Seriously, even if Shim/Sram canít agree on spindle diameters, at least the threads match and itís a $25 BB.

    Getting mrsjm2e a new DH rig and apparently I now need...
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    297490 One more day left of an amazing season....

    297490
    One more day left of an amazing season. Almost made it.
    Did it at the end of the World Cup course. Aches like a motherfucker.


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    Massive levers. Thatís all I know, but itís...

    Massive levers. Thatís all I know, but itís plenty to keep me away. Four fingered braking is so 1990.


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  15. Thread: box Components?

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    As far as I can tell, Box One stuff is their...

    As far as I can tell, Box One stuff is their original product whole Box Two stuff is rebranded SunRace. Their group sets are usually a mix. Weird business, but I guess it allows them to fill a niche...
  16. Thread: box Components?

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    That large cog collapse happened to a buddy of...

    That large cog collapse happened to a buddy of mine who tried the MicroShift 9 speed.
    Not great.


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    Some Standards Are Good

    Seriously, with all the changing standards and ensuing rage, some shit just works and will hopefully be left alone.

    1. Pedal Spindles.
    2. Handlebar Grip Diameter. The bar part, not the grip.
  18. Thread: Haibike Seat tube

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    New generation OneUp Dropper. I never saw the...

    New generation OneUp Dropper. I never saw the previous generation post in person. In theroy, they were more customizable in the internal height adjustment. In practice, I'm assuming the new ones...
  19. Thread: Haibike Seat tube

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    In a simplistic sense, Itís just a riding style...

    In a simplistic sense, Itís just a riding style thing. The harder you push in harder terrain, the more itís nice to be able to separate the bike from the rider. Same way a good skier can allow their...
  20. Thread: box Components?

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    The shifter will be different from 5 years ago...

    The shifter will be different from 5 years ago because they got sued and canít make the Push-Push anymore.
    Gravitylover, i appreciate where youíre coming from. 9sp with some range and more...
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    Sick


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  22. Thread: Haibike Seat tube

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    Haibike Seat tube

    Recently ended up with a OneUp dropper because of this issue. OneUp has shortest overall length relative to drop. Also can be internally adjusted to customize and get as much as possible out of it. ...
  23. Thread: Shock question

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    Depends. Strapped for cash? Go for rebuild....

    Depends.
    Strapped for cash? Go for rebuild. Itíll be <$200.
    Mostly riding casual xc with occasional chunky stuff and small jumps? Rebuild.
    Cash to spare and want something similar but better?...
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    I think loud cars/trucks/bikes are dumb. There,...

    I think loud cars/trucks/bikes are dumb. There, I said it. You can make a perfectly fast car that isn't obnoxiously loud. It's just a way to help insecure people buy some self esteem.
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    People say I'm odd. But mostly, I think I'm just...

    People say I'm odd.
    But mostly, I think I'm just obnoxious.
  26. Thread: Ask the experts

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    What kind of bike?

    What kind of bike?
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    Magic Mary. And stop suggesting that someone...

    Magic Mary.
    And stop suggesting that someone will find you a tire that gets good traction AND rolls like a semi-slick. MTBing is compromise. You can have traction a have fun or you can have fast...
  28. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Fixed it for you. Sent from my iPhone using...

    Fixed it for you.


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  29. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Yup. Above question arose after mrsjm2e put the...

    Yup. Above question arose after mrsjm2e put the ACS3 on her trail bike. Reports that itís a game changer. Wishes she had a fork that felt as good on her DH rig. Which is kind of ironic, right?

    ...
  30. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Ask the experts

    Everyone in here is an expert at something, right?

    First question: if coil suspension is superior in every way except weight, why have Fox and RS stopped making coil DH forks?


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    Might as well be titled ďSomething Iíll Never DoĒ...

    Might as well be titled ďSomething Iíll Never DoĒ

    Points for failing with first tire (presumably the one he WANTED to run.
    Points for stating up from that this is useless if you ever intend to...
  33. Siiiiick! Sent from my iPhone using TGR...

    Siiiiick!


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    Yawn Itís a festival, not a race. Everyone was...

    Yawn
    Itís a festival, not a race. Everyone was having fun but the Ameribros.
    Were you cheering for your favorite brand team? Or the individuals race that nobody understood?


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    2019 Racing on Dirt

    Zero. I give zero fucks. Nobody cares about your team, your brand or your country of origin. Itís mountain bike racing.

    How Ďbout a World Champs. Let only the top 20 overall compete. Get actual...
  36. I dunno. I mean, she could be tucking her frank...

    I dunno. I mean, she could be tucking her frank and beans in there, amiright?


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    Trophy Of Nations: how many Fucks do you give? ...

    Trophy Of Nations: how many Fucks do you give?


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  38. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using TGR...

    [emoji23]


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  39. Still looking for pause button

    Still looking for pause button
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    He did log that mileage/vert after they released...

    He did log that mileage/vert after they released their Ebike.........

    Isabeau = Class Act
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    Even if Isabeau was 27.5 front and back, the...

    Even if Isabeau was 27.5 front and back, the wheels would look HUDGE!
    Sheís 5í even.
    Iíve been running mullet bikes for years. No drawbacks.


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    Isabeau quietly crushes the field on a bike that...

    Isabeau quietly crushes the field on a bike that looks ridiculously huge on her. And never not stoked!
    Hereís hoping Cecile comes back strong and Courdurier can give her a good fight in 2020.

    ...
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    WTB: Boost fork - Pike or Fox 34

    You want a Float 36. Ask me how I know. [emoji848]

    edit: Used 36 > New 34
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  44. Thread: Rampage 2019

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    Rampage 2019

    The final spectacle of the year.
    Whoís gonna get robbed this time?


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    I have a 2 word answer to the original question:...

    I have a 2 word answer to the original question:
    Quick Links
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    I still find it curious that they never improved...

    I still find it curious that they never improved their 11 speed cassette offerings. Unless the world thinks 11 speed is dead.
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    Not wrenching, but Iím at about 70% for putting...

    Not wrenching, but Iím at about 70% for putting my shoes on before remembering to pull on my knee pads

    (Looking for a different old thread and found this one)


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    2019 Racing on Dirt

    Agree. Itís an awesome spectacle, but has always missed out on being a full fledged competition because the shallow depth of competition. The reality is that there are 2-4 solid contenders and then a...
  49. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    Those XC70 T6 wagons are unicorns. Youíll sell...

    Those XC70 T6 wagons are unicorns. Youíll sell that thing in seconds.
    Iím so glad we got the T6 with our XC60. Apparently the ďetiquetteĒ here in VA is for people to speed up when you go to pass...
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    X2 Sheís definitely got the camera presence...

    X2
    Sheís definitely got the camera presence figured out. And she had a great perspective on the actual challenges of managing different jumps, carrying speed, conditions, etc. I could see her making...
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