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    It's funny, I originally got my I-9 stem to run a...

    It's funny, I originally got my I-9 stem to run a K-Edge also.

    The Outbound lights are awesome. The beam pattern and mounting hardware are great, definitely well engineered for MTB use. I...
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    I rode a buddy's SB-165 a month ago for a couple...

    I rode a buddy's SB-165 a month ago for a couple days back to back, and had pretty mixed feelings. One caveat: he (IMO incorrectly) sized down to a small instead of a medium despite him being...
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    I'm as likely as anyone to mock ENVEs, but from...

    I'm as likely as anyone to mock ENVEs, but from the photos I've seen on RM, it looks like he ripped the tire off just prior to that, then came down hard front first. Sounds like they were pushing...
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    The answer to that probably depends on what...

    The answer to that probably depends on what affordable is to you, whether you're ok with chest or arm, and how precise you want it. I got a Polar arm band for like $60 from Europe, specifically...
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    Try a Dissector DD in MG out back. Faster...

    Try a Dissector DD in MG out back. Faster rolling tread, but more grip on hardpack / rock.
  6. I just use a pair of Knipex to crimp. Nice and...

    I just use a pair of Knipex to crimp. Nice and clean, and doesn't tend to tear the crimp like pliers or vice grips do.
  7. Holy crap that was fast. Marking this sold.

    Holy crap that was fast. Marking this sold.
  8. FS: Patagonia Capilene Air Hoody (men's med) BNIP

    [SOLD]

    I received a Patagonia Capilene Air Hoody (men's medium, grey) as a gift last year, but never wore it because I'm allergic to wool. It's been sitting in my closet ever since.

    $40...
  9. Cascade says some manufacturers don't care,...

    Cascade says some manufacturers don't care, others are annoyed by it. But there's no way they can tell if you use one, as long as you keep the original.

    https://linkagedesign.blogspot.com/...
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    That's what it reads like to me as well. ...

    That's what it reads like to me as well.

    Tighten the preload collar until it makes solid contact with the spring, and you can no longer push the spring forward/back by hand. Now tighten the...
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    Adding to what Seth said, there are a couple...

    Adding to what Seth said, there are a couple little details to be aware of regarding sag. If you set it at sag based on the original travel (i.e. 30% of 45mm = 13.5mm), it will feel just like the...
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    Reality hasn't set in here (Norcal) in the PB...

    Reality hasn't set in here (Norcal) in the PB classifieds yet. Out of curiosity, I looked yesterday, and every single frame for sale was at or maybe $200 off original retail price. The only one...
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    Yeah, that looks pretty good. ...

    Yeah, that looks pretty good. https://cascadecomponents.bike/collections/santa-cruz-linkages/products/v4-tallboy-link
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    Part 1: Shock manufacturers don't actually make...

    Part 1:
    Shock manufacturers don't actually make eleventy billion different combinations of shock eye-to-eye and stroke lengths, they make the longest stroke length for each eye-to-eye, then put in a...
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    Long shock the Tallboy with a light coil or...

    Long shock the Tallboy with a light coil or reservoir shock, and a 36/Lyrik up front.
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    That weight for 2x is almost certainly wrong. My...

    That weight for 2x is almost certainly wrong. My 1x 27.5 turned out to be 990g.
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    Well despite having a pile of spares, I grabbed a...

    Well despite having a pile of spares, I grabbed a Griffus 2.4 to try out back, since I've been so impressed by the 2.5s. I was mostly curious to see if it would live up to the promises (same...
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    I've got a pair of Oakley Flight Jackets, which...

    I've got a pair of Oakley Flight Jackets, which have a little lever you can flip on the nose bridge, which pushes them further away from the face to allow better airflow. I live on a section of...
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    It was a joke, at the expense of people like me...

    It was a joke, at the expense of people like me who get twitchy mixing and matching competing brands.
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    Forget Q factor, your bike is going to...

    Forget Q factor, your bike is going to spontaneously combust because you're using Shimano pedals on SRAM cranks.
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    Damn, nice colors in that one.

    Damn, nice colors in that one.
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    The latter for sure. I used a CC Progressive on...

    The latter for sure. I used a CC Progressive on my Sentinel. The ramp up comes mostly in the last 25% if I remember correctly.
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    Day-um!

    Day-um!
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    160mm 29er fork with short cup, both Gravity &...

    160mm 29er fork with short cup, both Gravity & Trail settings. I haven't run the bike with a 27.5 front wheel yet (with 29er fork and short cup, so basically stock geometry with 160mm front travel)....
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    Yeah you just rotate the head. Like most Park...

    Yeah you just rotate the head. Like most Park stuff, it's pricy but once you get used to it, you can't imagine using something else.
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    Well, I'm sure that my running mine as an MX...

    Well, I'm sure that my running mine as an MX setup has something to do with it too (my HA in Trail is a tad slacker than Gravity in the normal 170mm 27.5 setup), so I get the best of both worlds.
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    Nice! I see you got rid of the tiger decals? lol...

    Nice! I see you got rid of the tiger decals? lol

    That's actually a pretty good weight, especially considering the Rock'rs.

    And as an FYI, the high Trail setting is noticeably more progressive...
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    Hahaha yes. Their rims are so soft, I bet you...

    Hahaha yes. Their rims are so soft, I bet you could dent them mounting up their shitty tires. I feel sorry for any poor SOB who ends up being sponsored by them. They make CB look decent.
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    We just canceled our planned trip to Northstar...

    We just canceled our planned trip to Northstar this week. It had cleared up last week, then the winds shifted back to normal and the Tahoe basin is all purple (350-550) again. F that. Not paying...
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    I had better results going directly through...

    I had better results going directly through RF/Fox than through my local bike shop, in terms of response time. You'll get the same answer regardless, so it's better to take care of it yourself.
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    I flew back from the east coast on Tuesday. This...

    I flew back from the east coast on Tuesday. This is what the Dixie Complex looked like from ~34,000 ft (from over Yosemite):382857
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    I don't see why it wouldn't be fine. The threads...

    I don't see why it wouldn't be fine. The threads are only like 10mm at most. You might want to oil/grease the threads first to help the star nut's "wings" slide over them a bit easier.
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    I started with a Smash, converted to Gnarvana,...

    I started with a Smash, converted to Gnarvana, then moved to Megatrail MX/mullet. 160mm fork on all 3. I'm 5'-8", 30" inseam, 0 ape index, and far and away prefer the MX. What sort of feedback are...
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    New tires mini review: I picked up a set of...

    New tires mini review:
    I picked up a set of Hutchinson Griffus 2.5s a few weeks ago (from CRC, about $52ea shipped), which turned out to be the single ply version. I've been very pleasantly...
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    I'll send you a PM. Local coach for a bunch of...

    I'll send you a PM. Local coach for a bunch of teens says he's got a kid who needs a size medium. I'll PM you his cell #. I'm guessing they'd want it shipped, with shock, to California.
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    What size? $500 seems like a steal if it's...

    What size? $500 seems like a steal if it's grom-sized.
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    I know on purpleair you can filter out indoor...

    I know on purpleair you can filter out indoor sensors. I like to toggle that off because for some reason people get indoor sensors but are running air purifiers, which throws off the local averages.
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    This year has been really good where I am...

    This year has been really good where I am (current reading near my house: 5), but last year it was bad. I'd ride without much consideration then up to around 75. I think I did a couple rides over...
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    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php...

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/342257-What-knee-pads-for-what-type-of-riding-JONG-question
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    To put in perspective the rate of change in terms...

    To put in perspective the rate of change in terms of geometry: I'm meeting a guy this weekend so he can try out my bike (mulleted 2020 Megatrail). His bike that I'm going to be stuck on for a few...
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    I'm using their Gold pads on my Code RSCs. Big...

    I'm using their Gold pads on my Code RSCs. Big improvement on all fronts from the stock pads. 10/10, will buy again.
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    Yeah, so now I understand why the expert/pro...

    Yeah, so now I understand why the expert/pro enduro guys just ride DH casing over DD. 29 Assegai DH is only 85g heavier than DD. 27.5 DHR DH is only 40g heavier than DD. (Sample size 1 each.) For...
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    Any reason you couldn't use a file to round out...

    Any reason you couldn't use a file to round out the edges on metal pins for kids when they're little, and replace them with fresh pins when they get older / better?
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    When I got a set of LBs back in ~2014 there were...

    When I got a set of LBs back in ~2014 there were no spare spokes in the box. I didn't have any troubles with mine, but a) I weigh 165 b) I wasn't very fast / didn't take "race lines" at the time c)...
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    I need to lube my clutch.

    I need to lube my clutch.
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    They had an issue with the chainstay pivot...

    They had an issue with the chainstay pivot threads stripping, and have replaced them under warranty as needed. I had that happen on mine, and no issues since then. The replacement stay threading is...
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    FYI, here's a photo of my XTR cassette at 400...

    FYI, here's a photo of my XTR cassette at 400 miles that Shimano replaced under warranty. Looks like a similar wear pattern (all of the ramp teeth on the aluminum cogs wear extremely quickly more or...
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    FWIW, here's what my DD MG Dissector looked like...

    FWIW, here's what my DD MG Dissector looked like after riding it ~3x/week from February - July.
    Rides were an average of 2,000 vert on NorCal coast (dry, loose over hard).
    When I rode the EXO MT...
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    I tried out the new XTR last summer and ditched...

    I tried out the new XTR last summer and ditched it this winter for a similar experience. The ramp teeth on the alu cogs were just smoked in 400 miles. I contacted Shimano and got a warranty...
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    I found a set of the Tektro HD-M285s for my son's...

    I found a set of the Tektro HD-M285s for my son's 16" bike at "Two Hoosiers Cycling" out of Ogden. They were in OEM packaging. I'm guessing they pulled them off some build and sold them separately....
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