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    Yup, definitely. The stiffer chassis makes the...

    Yup, definitely. The stiffer chassis makes the fork track a lot better in corners, but it also just means the fork is flexing less when you're hacking straight through brake bumps or whatever. ...
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    Grip 2 is substantially better than grip 1 in...

    Grip 2 is substantially better than grip 1 in pretty much every regard.

    But if you're gonna service the fork + buy a new damper, you're a healthy part of the way to buying a 38. And (especially...
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    Yeah, my Sid is pretty weepy. My understanding...

    Yeah, my Sid is pretty weepy. My understanding is that's just lube working it's way out and not ther actual damping oil blowing past seals. But glad to hear yours hasn't completely shat the bed...
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    It's a medium. Initially I was a little worried...

    It's a medium. Initially I was a little worried it would feel small (5'9", reach listed as 455), but it actually feels spot on.

    Transition has some vague statements about the frame not being...
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    Ok. Spur one ride review: Yeah, this thing is...

    Ok. Spur one ride review:

    Yeah, this thing is sweet.

    Setup as stock 120mm rear travel, slightly overforked with 130mm fox 34. Hodge podge build with some gx eagle, some X01 eagle, some xtr,...
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    Slightly back on track. This thing finally...

    Slightly back on track. This thing finally showed up (ordered the frame in December).

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210618/27f3a1ed710c03071cf657571c3034ed.jpg
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    2.5WT is my standard front tire. Rode 2.6's for...

    2.5WT is my standard front tire. Rode 2.6's for a bit. Hated them - they feel excessively big and dumb. The actual tread isn't all that much wider than the 2.5 (probably ~.1 wider, as stated),...
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    My ebike doesn't have inserts in it. Just...

    My ebike doesn't have inserts in it.

    Just wanted to get that out there. Cue Grinch being personally offended.
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    I just think of it as the last step in the line. ...

    I just think of it as the last step in the line.

    If you flat an exo, get an exo plus. If you flat that, get double down. If you flat that, get dh casing. If you flat that, add an insert.
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    I'm with you. Aside from the weight, I don't...

    I'm with you.

    Aside from the weight, I don't like the reduced air volume in the tire - makes the tire feel pingy to me. I'm much happier just running heavier casing tires with no inserts. With a...
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    Just when I thought that brand couldn't go any...

    Just when I thought that brand couldn't go any lower.
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    Yes. It'll be 20mm less.

    Yes. It'll be 20mm less.
  13. If you get skunked on getting into Glacier...

    If you get skunked on getting into Glacier National Park while in Whitefish, there's some nice areas just west of the park that'll almost certainly be uncrowded. Up past Polebridge, you can drive...
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    Agreed; I've got a big 1/2" drive Tekton. Seems...

    Agreed; I've got a big 1/2" drive Tekton. Seems to be pretty decent quality for being a "cheap" wrench.
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    I would assume the EWS venues are similar to the...

    I would assume the EWS venues are similar to the DH venues - they've gotta pay to get the race to come to town. The venue bears the cost for all of the infrastructure needed to run the race. I...
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    Bump for upcoming EWS race in Italy. Excited to...

    Bump for upcoming EWS race in Italy. Excited to round out the hat-trick of not doing particularly well in fantasy leagues. And the EWS is always fun because I have absolutely no idea who's actually...
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    Yeah, I mean, fuck them. And I hope they get...

    Yeah, I mean, fuck them. And I hope they get caught (although that seems pretty unlikely at this point).

    But yeah, if it wasn't a campfire, it'd be lightning. Or power lines. Or a cigarette...
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    Yeah, pretty much. Although Moab is kind of...

    Yeah, pretty much.

    Although Moab is kind of its own special case for requiring camping regulations. I can't think of many other places where there are so many people camping. Which probably has...
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    Warranty them. You can rebuild them...

    Warranty them.

    You can rebuild them yourself, but why bother when sram will just give you new ones.
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    Well, I'd argue the downside is that makes it...

    Well, I'd argue the downside is that makes it almost impossible to avoid camping within close proximity of some dipshit who runs a generator from the moment he arrives until the moment he leaves,...
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    When camping in the great outdoors, I prefer the...

    When camping in the great outdoors, I prefer the natural glow of an electric space heater.
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    Huh. So they were. For some reason I had it...

    Huh. So they were. For some reason I had it in my head that they didn't show up until the early 1900's.
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    ...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210614/a1095...

    ...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210614/a109534a2f582e12254d9de1f68e88cb.jpg
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    Also, I'd imagine that made a much bigger...

    Also, I'd imagine that made a much bigger difference back then since pneumatic tires hadn't been invented yet. Rigid bike + solid rubber tires sounds like a rather unpleasant ride.
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    Spot's gonna have to sue them for their use of a...

    Spot's gonna have to sue them for their use of a leaf spring suspension member.
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    The Guide issue is at the master cylinder. ...

    The Guide issue is at the master cylinder.

    I'd bet the piston is just slightly canted in there, which can make it bind up and tough to push back in. I'd try (carefully) pushing on the piston...
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    What the hell are you guys doing that requires...

    What the hell are you guys doing that requires replacing valve cores so often?

    I think I've replaced like 5 in my whole life.
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    Almost! We picked the same women. Which was...

    Almost!

    We picked the same women. Which was obviously a terrible, terrible choice.
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    Yeah, glad troy won. And overall, a good race. ...

    Yeah, glad troy won. And overall, a good race. Definitely entertaining.
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    I think my men got the most points in the tgr...

    I think my men got the most points in the tgr league. Only to be outdone by my women, who got a total of zero points.
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    Turns out that when all the women on my team show...

    Turns out that when all the women on my team show up to the race, but don't actually participate in the race, my results aren't great.

    I'll have to remember that for next round.
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    Evil's whole "low / extra low" geometry scheme is...

    Evil's whole "low / extra low" geometry scheme is dumb. Particularly since, by modern standards, their bikes really aren't all that low.

    That aside, the 27.5 version looks like it might be fun.
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    Happened to me. I just zip tied the cable to...

    Happened to me. I just zip tied the cable to the arch.
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    Well, my dh team is off to a rough start in...

    Well, my dh team is off to a rough start in qualies, so hopefully my xc team can get their shit together.
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    As far as I can tell, it's 95% for looks. ...

    As far as I can tell, it's 95% for looks.

    Maybe it lets them get the shock exactly where they want it for the kinematics they were looking for, but I think that could've been done in a more...
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    Is the Peirod the part where they randomly pull...

    Is the Peirod the part where they randomly pull to the bar?
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    Can confirm that fork feels really good. My...

    Can confirm that fork feels really good. My newer lyrik definitely feels less good than that one.
  38. Thread: The FIFTY

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    This thread may have turned into a goatfuck, but...

    This thread may have turned into a goatfuck, but that's pretty funny.
  39. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Everyone will settle down once content resumes. ...

    Everyone will settle down once content resumes. In the meantime, it's summer, so we're required to have pointless arguments.
  40. Deafness is a frequent side effect of driving...

    Deafness is a frequent side effect of driving subarus. Those things are noisy.

    (Our Sienna replaced a Crosstrek. I hated that fucking car. Still do, actually - I have to go home and fix shit on...
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    I have no idea how people live in places that...

    I have no idea how people live in places that regularly have weather like that.

    I suppose that's why "Florida man" is a thing.
  42. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Agreed with your assessment. But I think the...

    Agreed with your assessment. But I think the government will have a hard time distinguishing for profit live blog streaming of the PCT and every other wanna be influencer who's already live blog...
  43. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I'm sure Cody can be more specific, but my...

    I'm sure Cody can be more specific, but my understanding is that they're in the <$500 ballpark.
  44. Sounds like she wants a minivan.

    Sounds like she wants a minivan.
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    Is yours listed on Spokane Craigslist? Was just...

    Is yours listed on Spokane Craigslist? Was just looking at one of those last night.

    That thing looked sweet. Not what I need, but might be a great option for WRG.
  46. Thread: The FIFTY

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    But Price v. Barr relied on a constitutional...

    But Price v. Barr relied on a constitutional argument. If a law regarding national parks was unconstitutional, a functionally identical law regarding wilderness is also unconstitutional. So...
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    There's a 95% chance it'll be fine because the...

    There's a 95% chance it'll be fine because the various tire sealants aren't really all that different.

    But there's a 5% chance it'll form mustard gas and your whole neighborhood will have to...
  48. Thread: The FIFTY

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    This whole discussion started because of Price v....

    This whole discussion started because of Price v. Barr, which basically said that requiring fees for commercial filming was a violation of the 1st Amendment.

    But now it's devolved into a...
  49. Our Sienna (AWD, XLE trim, a couple add ons here...

    Our Sienna (AWD, XLE trim, a couple add ons here and there) was about $41k. Not cheap, but quite a bit cheaper than I expected. Especially since used AWD Siennas were going for ~$33k with 50,000...
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    A little different though. Orbeas are 2 pieces...

    A little different though. Orbeas are 2 pieces side to side, which lots of companies have done over the years. The Scott / Bold are 2 pieces both side to side and lengthwise (so actually 3 pieces)....
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