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    I'd guess $10-12k ish.

    I'd guess $10-12k ish.
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    Although there's a pretty significant disconnect...

    Although there's a pretty significant disconnect between the amount of clearance mostly people act like they need, and the amount of clearance they actually need.

    Sure, there's plenty of crappy...
  3. Midsommar - totally agree with Dookey's ...

    Midsommar - totally agree with Dookey's take on it. The entire movie is entirely predictable, but it still keeps you wrapped in and anxious the entire time. It's not if it will happen, it's when. ...
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    That's a sweet truck. But yeah, $45k is a bit...

    That's a sweet truck. But yeah, $45k is a bit absurd for a 25 year old truck with a 30 year old pop up camper. Guy seems to be placing a lot of value on the time he put into upgrading the truck,...
  5. Thread: Breaking Bad

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    Thought it was decent. It's been such a long...

    Thought it was decent. It's been such a long time that I watched breaking bad, I couldn't really remember what happened to everyone, and I struggled to place some of the minor characters. Seems...
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    Speaking of ridiculous prices. ...

    Speaking of ridiculous prices.

    https://www.gowesty.com/vehicles-for-sale.php
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    I don't do anything different with press fit bb's...

    I don't do anything different with press fit bb's in terms of what I buy. Whether it gets swampy in there probably has more to do with the frame. Same for creakiness - that's mostly the frame...
  8. To be fair, that's around $25 in 2019 money. ...

    To be fair, that's around $25 in 2019 money. But yeah, haven't seen a Zeppelin caliber band for $25 in quite a while.
  9. It's a bummer about Jordi. Kinda seemed like...

    It's a bummer about Jordi. Kinda seemed like he'd gotten away with so much gnarly shit for so long that he was just destined to live forever. It's crazy that some inconsequential little thing took...
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    You actually like the funnel? Sram's...

    You actually like the funnel?

    Sram's bleeding edge (I think that's what they call it) with the little fitting for the caliper is the tits. I can under fill or overfill the system as desired, ...
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    Pudgier than mid fat, but... 184 moment bibby...

    Pudgier than mid fat, but... 184 moment bibby tour, kingpins mounted for 305. Everything's in good shape.
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    I have the henty and like it. I only use it for...

    I have the henty and like it. I only use it for bigger rides where I need more water / stuff than I can carry with a fanny pack. But for that use, it's great. Most of the upsides of a fanny...
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    I still have some hayes 9's on my dirt jumper. ...

    I still have some hayes 9's on my dirt jumper. So, to their credit, they still work ok after 15(?) years.

    But yeah, they suck. Zero power, bad lever shape, etc. No way I'd run those...
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    They're on/off, but also squishy.

    They're on/off, but also squishy.
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    While I haven't ridden them yet, it sounds like...

    While I haven't ridden them yet, it sounds like they have better modulation, but still have a wandering bite point. I'll reserve judgment though.
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    No argument on the reverb. And their...

    No argument on the reverb. And their drivetrains are fine, but leave plenty of room for improvement.

    But guides have better modulation than xt's, better adjustability than xt's, and sram has...
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    I'll take guides over shimanos any day of the...

    I'll take guides over shimanos any day of the week. Shimanos don't hold a bleed, have shit for modulation, and the bite point is different every time I pull the lever.
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    While I have no doubt that the market is still...

    While I have no doubt that the market is still small, I'd bet it's a whole lot bigger now than it was in 2013.
  19. PM sent. Thanks!

    PM sent. Thanks!
  20. Awesome, thanks for that. I'll be buying the...

    Awesome, thanks for that. I'll be buying the word this weekend, so good timing.
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    I've been kinda sorta planning on this. But my...

    I've been kinda sorta planning on this. But my alpine boots are coming on due for replacement so I was waiting till I got something new to take the cast plunge.

    Unless, of course, the lupo's...
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    Disagree. I've yet to find a boot with a walk...

    Disagree. I've yet to find a boot with a walk mode that skis like a legit alpine boot inbounds. But I want a tech toe for short (~20 minute) shuffles to side country stashes. I don't really need...
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    For shimano pedal people, look at the pd-mx70. ...

    For shimano pedal people, look at the pd-mx70. It's their bmx pedal, but the local shimano rep (who's a ripper) swears by them. There's a little extra plate under the cleat that keeps the cleat...
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    Also if you're into the horror genre, skip In...

    Also if you're into the horror genre, skip In The Tall Grass. Really, if you're into any genre, skip it. It's bad.
  25. Hell, I like super wide advanced trails too. ...

    Hell, I like super wide advanced trails too. Some of my favorite trails of all time are 20' wide and have a bazillion lines through every section. I can ride it 100 times and never ride it the...
  26. I'm sticking with my 2012 opinion. Fixed travel...

    I'm sticking with my 2012 opinion. Fixed travel for the win. Especially with modern steep seat tube angles.
  27. The biologist they interviewed is our local anti...

    The biologist they interviewed is our local anti bike nut job. They've been pumping anti bike propaganda out of the biker that died a few years ago since before he was even buried. They are, of...
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    Yup (depending on how you set them up). That's...

    Yup (depending on how you set them up). That's part of the reason I like them. All the float of crank brothers, but with the durability of shimano. And a spacer under the cleat lets my foot roll...
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    I give it 2.5 weeks before the casing tears...

    I give it 2.5 weeks before the casing tears internally and gives the tire a massive wobble.
  30. Still run my old XXL's a few days a season. Not...

    Still run my old XXL's a few days a season. Not sure what year they are, maybe '08's. Got some LP105's now though (thanks SoooL!), so the XXL's might be retired.
  31. No personal experience with these other than hand...

    No personal experience with these other than hand flexing an old version. But those old ones were an order of magnitude stiffer than any other ski I've ever touched. I'd bet these are similar. ...
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    I think coil forks are more game-changery for...

    I think coil forks are more game-changery for lighter riders, and people pushing a bit less hard. The heavier you are, or the harder / faster you're riding, the less a little bit of seal stiction...
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    I kind of agree. I guess I should have said...

    I kind of agree. I guess I should have said 20-ish percent.

    And really, I find the proper fork sag (much moreso than the rear shock) depends a lot on what fork it is, how many tokens are in...
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    Rides to the pub happen on pub bikes, not fancy...

    Rides to the pub happen on pub bikes, not fancy mountain bikes. Pub bikes, of course, have flats.
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    Tires: run them at whatever pressures you've run...

    Tires: run them at whatever pressures you've run in the past. Drop 1 psi at a time until you start noticing tire roll or start getting flat tires.

    Rear shock: set at manufacturer's recommended...
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    For whatever it's worth, I ride clips 0% because...

    For whatever it's worth, I ride clips 0% because of any extra efficiency or power, and 100% for better handling and bike control.
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    Air is more tunable, and the lower pressures +...

    Air is more tunable, and the lower pressures + larger volume air chamber in forks means the performance gap between coil and air is smaller than with rear shocks.

    That said, there's still a...
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    Outer cage notwithstanding, there's a big...

    Outer cage notwithstanding, there's a big difference in how the different brands feel and function in terms of the actual clipping in and out, which I'd argue matters a lot more than the shape of...
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    Nevegals aren't the root of fucking anything. ...

    Nevegals aren't the root of fucking anything. Except maybe all evil.

    IRC Missiles were like 15 years before the Nevegal.

    Hell, the DHF existed for like 7 years before the Nevegal.
  40. I guess I have no idea what kind of torque that...

    I guess I have no idea what kind of torque that thing produces.

    I have a fairly inexpensive corded impact wrench that I use all the time. Spins lug nuts off no problem.
  41. Well, the impact wrench / sockets is the right...

    Well, the impact wrench / sockets is the right tool for the job. But the job is rotating the tires, and that wrench is great for lug nuts. Yeah, buying an impact wrench to operate a scissor jack...
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    X2 or 3, or whatever we're on.

    X2 or 3, or whatever we're on.
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    $10 to support Montana trails enters you to win...

    $10 to support Montana trails enters you to win an Esker Elkat bike. Every extra $10 counts as an additional entry.

    https://www.southwestmontanamba.org/montana-trails-fundraiser
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    Right on. Thanks guys. Just gotta keep my eyes...

    Right on. Thanks guys. Just gotta keep my eyes on gear swap (P18's go fast!)
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    Tech fittings.

    Tech fittings.
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    Yeah, that's really what I'm hoping for. Tried...

    Yeah, that's really what I'm hoping for. Tried some cochises, and they were close (in terms of skiing like a real alpine boot), but they just weren't quite there. I think the HD's weigh more...
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    This might have already been covered in here, but...

    This might have already been covered in here, but I haven't been able to find it. I just want to confirm the list of bindings that'll work with the (current generation) cast conversion. It looks...
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    The Forza Pivots might look the part too.

    The Forza Pivots might look the part too.
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    Curious as to whether these boots will be a legit...

    Curious as to whether these boots will be a legit inbounds replacement for a 130 flex alpine boot. Seems like they're closer to filling that niche than any other boot on the market.
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    Clearly this guy wields tremendous influence over...

    Clearly this guy wields tremendous influence over his 1600 followers.
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