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    Thanks for the input, all. I ended up picking up...

    Thanks for the input, all. I ended up picking up a 2019 Pike RCT3 for $430 - just over my budget of $400. It had just been rebuilt including the 2019 debonair airspring. There were a few options...
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    G man - that's too short, unfortunately. There...

    G man - that's too short, unfortunately. There were a couple other options on KSL, though. I forgot about KSL completely. Maybe one of them would be willing to ship.

    I think the 36 would be nice,...
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    Thanks! Sent from my SM-N970U using Tapatalk

    Thanks!

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    Edited original post for 29" wheel. Sent from...

    Edited original post for 29" wheel.

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    WTB: Boost fork - Pike or Fox 34

    Looking for a 140-150mm boost Pike or Fox 34. Probably need a 7.5" steerer at minimum. Budget is around $400.

    Edit: 29" wheel size. This frame can run 27.5+ - not sure if there are some boost...
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    Thanks DH, I noticed those on PB last night or...

    Thanks DH,

    I noticed those on PB last night or this morning and they are on my watch list. I'll reach out to the seller and let you know if I need a local to help. Thanks for keeping me in mind....
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    I've been wondering whether you can more easily...

    I've been wondering whether you can more easily get by with a set of 28h rims if they are carbon vs aluminum rims? How much does the overall wheel stiffness come from the rim?

    Sent from my...
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    Flesh that out for me - when searching, if I run...

    Flesh that out for me - when searching, if I run across a 28h rim, what should I be looking for to ensure that they don't have spokes that are going to fold under me.

    For the record, I'm riding...
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    Thanks for the dialogue, guys. I'm not trying to...

    Thanks for the dialogue, guys. I'm not trying to make a case for Hunt, but they seem to check a good number of those boxes with the exception of the novatec hubs.

    I have zero experience with...
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    I've been keeping my eyes on PB for used...

    I've been keeping my eyes on PB for used wheelsets over the past few days when this conversation started. Generally, I'm looking at the following:

    ~29mm IW
    32 spokes on rear for sure, preferred...
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    Has anybody been on the Hunt Trail Wides...

    Has anybody been on the Hunt Trail Wides?

    I'm guessing that if I'm able to pick up a new wheelset, $400+/- is probably my limit. Any other recommendations?

    Seth
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    Thanks for the input all. I have them for sale...

    Thanks for the input all. I have them for sale and we'll see if they are valuable to someone else. With a little luck they will sell and I'll find a good wider replacement.

    If not, I'll ride them...
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    Yes, it would appear that you can. Jenson has it...

    Yes, it would appear that you can. Jenson has it here.
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    Just think about how fast your commute would be...

    Just think about how fast your commute would be with a set of Enves! :-)
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    Sorry Dave, that's what I meant when I wrote...

    Sorry Dave, that's what I meant when I wrote "boostinate."

    Maybe I'm really asking whether there is much performance difference between my 18mm interior width rims and something wider - say 30mm....
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    New wheelset/fork or boostinate?

    So everything changed in the past 24 hours and it looks like I'm going to end up with Hank's old hightower frame to pair with my build kit.

    I have a pair of Enve XCs that are laced to DT Swiss...
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    Evidence of a great...

    Evidence of a great weekend.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190916/384079602f327ed5d0ad2622b4844a36.jpg

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    Thanks all! Seth Sent from my SM-N970U...

    Thanks all!

    Seth

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    I was expecting to cover the cost of packaging...

    I was expecting to cover the cost of packaging and shipping, just looking for a cheap (but reasonably good) way to do it!

    Anybody use shipbikes.com? Looks like the cardboard boxes that used to be...
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    Cheapest way to ship a bike?

    I am buying a bike from a guy in Arkansas. What is the best cheapest (I'm sure there's a balance here) way to get it shipped? Bike flights boxes look pretty expensive, are there better ways to do...
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    I'm interested in the frame, but don't need parts...

    I'm interested in the frame, but don't need parts at this point, but radam already knows that. :-)
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    Randomly, I have that same thing happening on my...

    Randomly, I have that same thing happening on my v1 tallboy. Didn't notice it until this year. I'm the second owner, though, so no warranty for me.

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    I had a tree fall between me and the guy in front...

    I had a tree fall between me and the guy in front of me on a ride once. I saw it coming and hit the brakes but the other guy was oblivious. He was lucky it didn't get him. About half that size, but...
  24. Thanks all. I'll get the bike on the stand...

    Thanks all. I'll get the bike on the stand tonight and report back. Good to hear that this is likely an adjustment rather than an equipment incompatibility.
  25. Thanks Dave, I'll give it a look. When you say...

    Thanks Dave, I'll give it a look.

    When you say "Dog bone" are you meaning the Shimano equivalent of the Goatlink?
  26. Anybody running M8000 shifter/derailleur with a Sunrace 11-50 cassette?

    Hey all,

    This past spring I bought a Sunrace CSMX-80 11-50t cassette to pair with my M8000 derailleur and shifter. In general, the combo has been awesome. However, I've struggled a little bit...
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    This year I transitioned from a 1x10 drivetrain...

    This year I transitioned from a 1x10 drivetrain with a 32 in front and an 11-46 in the back to a 1x11 with a 30 / 11-50 combo. The bike is heavier and high gear shifting (11 - 13t cog on the...
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    This has been really helpful for me: ...

    This has been really helpful for me:

    http://gears.mtbcrosscountry.com/

    Does not work well on mobile.

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  29. Too many huckleberries on the higher mountain...

    Too many huckleberries on the higher mountain trails. A total distraction. Hard to stay focused on the pedaling when your wife wants to stop and pick.

    Also roots and rocks in the trail makes...
  30. I did. Unfortunately I'm a large. I meant to post...

    I did. Unfortunately I'm a large. I meant to post in his thread that his bikes are too small...

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    Right on! You learn something new every day! I'll...

    Right on! You learn something new every day! I'll try the bleed method you describe to allow it to drink some fluid and keep an eye on it. Thanks!

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  32. Kind of thread drift, but. . . Looking at the...

    Kind of thread drift, but. . .

    Looking at the specs of the original Hightower and the Tallboy 3, it looks like they share the same BB spacing with my TB 1 (73mm), and chainline spec is also...
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    Still works, but losing pressure. Not sure on...

    Still works, but losing pressure. Not sure on warranty, but I would guess not as the bike is used. Leak seems to be growing. Might have been brought on by installing new pads last night and...
  34. Toast has suggested that this is a great bike...

    Toast has suggested that this is a great bike (along with the Hightower) for where we live here in the Flathead Valley, so I'll see if I can drum up one for a ride.

    I'm not getting any younger (40...
  35. Thanks all. ZZZ, what year smuggler? Seth ...

    Thanks all.

    ZZZ, what year smuggler?

    Seth

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    M985 brake leak

    Just noticed this last night on my wife's bike. Is there a fix or do I need a new lever? Oil appears to be leaking from the black end cap shown in the picture - not the removable bleed port on the...
  37. Angleset - breathing new life or lipstick on a pig?

    A few years ago I bought an original carbon Tallboy that was heavily upgraded and I continued to upgrade. It has a Pike up front, Carbon enve wheels, 1x, a dropper, and a DPS shock. It fulfills the...
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    Was heading out for a ride on Saturday when my...

    Was heading out for a ride on Saturday when my 2yo wouldn't let me leave without him. I can't ride everything I would without him, nor go as fast (up or down), but I sure get a kick out of his...
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    I just realized that 24 hours of Flathead is the...

    I just realized that 24 hours of Flathead is the same weekend and I'm signed up for a team. I'll double check with my buddy and let him know that you are interested in doing the ride with him if he...
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    Yeah...I did originally. I ended up...

    Yeah...I did originally. I ended up recalibrating. :-)

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    Thanks for the recs, gentlemen! The St Regis...

    Thanks for the recs, gentlemen! The St Regis trail proved to be a bit much for the 5yo, but she had a great attitude and rode as much as she could anyway. Saturday gave us a great ride on the beach...
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    Wish I could. Gotta work. A buddy and were...

    Wish I could. Gotta work. A buddy and were planning on doing Alpine 7 on the 17th or 18th, so we'll just miss you.
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    Fruit snacks - fuel of choice for mountain bike,...

    Fruit snacks - fuel of choice for mountain bike, road bike, ski...and just about any other trip for this 2yo....
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    Mellow singletrack along I-90

    Have to head out to a wedding in Ocean Park, WA this weekend from Kalispell, MT and taking my 5yo with me. Looking for a spot or two to get out of the truck for an hour and ride a few miles of some...
  45. Poll: I use vibratite on my screws and have never had...

    I use vibratite on my screws and have never had an insert back out by itself. That sounds like an adhesion issue between the inserts and the epoxy - like maybe they weren't cleaned carefully before...
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    Hilarious. Eric Porter was on my flight from SLC...

    Hilarious. Eric Porter was on my flight from SLC to Portland today.

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  47. Never done any gaming, but had some...

    Never done any gaming, but had some wireline/powerline equipment in the past. Never checked ping times through those units, but it might be an option. Looks like it is supporting up to 2gbps these...
  48. Poll: No. Not me. I may not end up in my preferred...

    No. Not me. I may not end up in my preferred combo, but it's generally better to be skiing than not.

    I've never missed a day due to swapping.

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  49. Poll: I prefer to think of myself as "cheap", not...

    I prefer to think of myself as "cheap", not "poor". :-)

    I used binding freedom swap plates before getting into inserts, but have been running one of these options on all of my skis in the past 4-5...
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    Meant to include this a while back, but if...

    Meant to include this a while back, but if anybody is going to buy a macride, using one of these codes will get you a free pair of mini grips. As far as I know I don't benefit from this at all.
    ...
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