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  1. The fox is a sealed system, so theoretically it...

    The fox is a sealed system, so theoretically it should be fine. Ride it - if it feels ok, I wouldn't sweat it. If it's a pogo stick, it'll need to be sent off to be serviced (or just replaced).
  2. Just ride it. It should be fine. Although...

    Just ride it. It should be fine.

    Although proper maintenance on a Lefty includes burning it until nothing is left, and then buying pretty much anything else.
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    Google says those Beka things are around 900 lbs...

    Google says those Beka things are around 900 lbs dry, which is pretty damn light. But yeah, by the time it has propane, beer, and people in it, you'd be right at the truck's max payload (probably...
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    Yeah, that's basically my take. I still don't...

    Yeah, that's basically my take. I still don't pay for it, because I'm not sure I really care. But it's a free app with significant functionality and no ads. It's kinda tough to bitch about a...
  5. If you're even mildly concerned about keeping the...

    If you're even mildly concerned about keeping the bikes from getting scratched and gouged during transport, you don't want any of the racks you mentioned. The bikes are close together, and the...
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    Same. Dog quickly learned that a DHF to the...

    Same. Dog quickly learned that a DHF to the butthole is unpleasant, and he should get out of the way.

    If my dog got hit by a bike, it was his fault. And my fault for not training better and...
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    I would hate the Subaru slightly less if it had...

    I would hate the Subaru slightly less if it had this option:


    https://youtu.be/ysMmsyyW1uM
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    Agreed re: front brake. Just leave the cable /...

    Agreed re: front brake. Just leave the cable / hose long sho when you crash / chuck the bike mid air and the bars spin around, they can do a full spin without ripping out of the lever.
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    A bit of welding would probably make your...

    A bit of welding would probably make your existing Curt hitch a lot less likely to bend / deform at the bolt holes.

    As for towing heavier trailers without brakes, I'd mostly be worried about the...
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    Unless you're spending a lot of time on a dirt...

    Unless you're spending a lot of time on a dirt jumper and starting to look at doing legit tricks, just get whatever is affordable. I would argue that sizing doesn't really matter as long as you're...
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    This could probably go under a few different...

    This could probably go under a few different genres, but I'll put it here.


    https://youtu.be/FZOzSU98-1o
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    Saw that post. I haven't ridden the trail (new...

    Saw that post. I haven't ridden the trail (new or old version), but all the changes sound rad. Fuck that guy.
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    If you want a nice aluminum rim, it's dt swiss. ...

    If you want a nice aluminum rim, it's dt swiss. They make a couple different levels of quality. Just buy the most expensive one that fits your width preferences.
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    Not entirely true. Larches are softwood but...

    Not entirely true. Larches are softwood but deciduous.
  15. Damn. That's gnarly.

    Damn. That's gnarly.
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    Nice. I've been meaning to do that one for years...

    Nice. I've been meaning to do that one for years and have never gotten around to it. Might have to make an effort for that this year, especially since Canadian road trips are kinda unlikely to...
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    I've been kinda having a similar hankering. I...

    I've been kinda having a similar hankering. I like my 29ers, and if I want to get anywhere in a hurry, they're what I'm looking for. But a short-ish travel 27.5 sounds fun for a change of pace. ...
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    It's been a bit since I've ridden a lighter...

    It's been a bit since I've ridden a lighter weight cannondale, but those things used to be flexy to the point of being kinda terrifying at any kind of speed.
  19. That looks fun. And yeah - they put some...

    That looks fun. And yeah - they put some serious effort into that.
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    I'm assuming there'll still be a mandatory 14 day...

    I'm assuming there'll still be a mandatory 14 day quarantine in effect once the border re-opens. Seems like it might be a while before that sort of thing goes away.
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    You're looking at this all wrong. You just got...

    You're looking at this all wrong. You just got yelled at for going too fast uphill. You should be excited that your fitness is good enough to scare people.
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    Fucking Wilderness Trail Bikes is a terrible name...

    Fucking Wilderness Trail Bikes is a terrible name for a bike company. First, naming a bike company after the one place where bikes aren't allowed to go is dumb. Second, every time someone posts up...
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    This is my take as well. Everything you've done...

    This is my take as well. Everything you've done is making the bike smaller. And the quick and easy things to do to make the bike feel bigger sound like they're uncomfortable for you.
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    Mostly agree with that. Although not the 2wd...

    Mostly agree with that. Although not the 2wd part - that's a good way to miss a pow day, because I don't care what tires you have or how good a driver you are, sometimes a 2WD pickup just isn't...
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    Commencal should be in the running, as long as...

    Commencal should be in the running, as long as you're not stuck on carbon.
  26. To be fair, this is much easier if you buy crappy...

    To be fair, this is much easier if you buy crappy equipment.
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    It's been covered a bunch in here, but my Leatt's...

    It's been covered a bunch in here, but my Leatt's have the thinest palm of any glove I own, and the padding is fairly legit. Mine are the old version, but they're roughly similar to the current DBX...
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    1) Solo Air is, as far as I know, only on...

    1) Solo Air is, as far as I know, only on Rockshox forks. So the rear shock is not solo air, and no, you shouldn't care. Debonair is the air spring. And yeah, I think it's a safe assumption that...
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    The loudest voices here are a bunch of guys in...

    The loudest voices here are a bunch of guys in their 50's and 60's that live in and around Connecticut and travel frequently. It's no Peoria, IL, but when the Connecticut folks on here decide it's...
  30. Nice. Makes for a clean looking yard!

    Nice. Makes for a clean looking yard!
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    ...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200516/0767d...

    ...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200516/0767d51412c17c12a609fc098608ddf9.jpg
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    They probably need the elevated stay to fit the...

    They probably need the elevated stay to fit the 38t ring.
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    We have a '15 crosstrek. I fucking hate it. ...

    We have a '15 crosstrek. I fucking hate it. It's gutless, it's loud inside, the seats aren't very comfortable, and the CVT can die in a fire. The awd is good though.

    Test drove a CRV the other...
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    1) if you really want to, you can blend different...

    1) if you really want to, you can blend different viscosities to customize. This will require math. Only do it with the same brands of oil.

    2) viscosities aren't actually all that...
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    Jesse Eisenberg is the exact same person in every...

    Jesse Eisenberg is the exact same person in every role he gets, and that person is annoying. I'm not sure Eisenberg is rated all that highly, but he keeps getting fairly big roles, so apparently...
  36. Yeah, that all makes sense. Aside from what HAB...

    Yeah, that all makes sense. Aside from what HAB said, these days I'm one to stick with Fox / Rockshox. Sure, there are some other brands that make good forks, but my experience has always been that...
  37. Suspension is a shitty place to try to save...

    Suspension is a shitty place to try to save weight.
  38. Seems like roughly the same expense as a riding...

    Seems like roughly the same expense as a riding lawnmower, but with approximately 99% more difficulty.
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    Pic ...

    Pic

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    I have a Leatt 3df airfit lite tee that should...

    I have a Leatt 3df airfit lite tee that should fit you. Size L/XL. Says it'll fit up to 6'. I'm 5'9" and it was a bit big for me.

    It's a tee, so no elbow protection. But it has good...
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    Wearing any kind of upper body armor in 80+...

    Wearing any kind of upper body armor in 80+ degree temps sounds way worse than just crashing and going to the hospital.

    That said, what size person are you? I have an assortment of body armor...
  42. That yard looks ridiculously fun. Did you import...

    That yard looks ridiculously fun. Did you import the dirt? Doesn't look like you dug down much, if at all.
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    I ran those WTB grips for a while. They never...

    I ran those WTB grips for a while. They never broke, and they actually helped with hand fatigue.

    But yeah, the whole cutting the bar thing was dumb. I have no interest in putting them on any...
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    Definitely hoping I'm wrong too. So far,...

    Definitely hoping I'm wrong too.

    So far, we've had a total of 37 confirmed Covid cases in the valley. But our valley of 100k usually sees around 2.5 million tourists each summer. Even if...
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    We definitely have a big tourism industry, but...

    We definitely have a big tourism industry, but tourism brings new Covid cases, which means everything goes back on lockdown. Back in late March, our cases were doubling on a 3-4 day timeline. Then...
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    While they are clearly the evil empire, the...

    While they are clearly the evil empire, the specialized swat box is pretty awesome - fits the essentials in the downtube, nice and clean.

    I haven't ridden with a pack yet this year. At most,...
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    Sure. Except locally, our valley (pop. 100k)...

    Sure. Except locally, our valley (pop. 100k) hasn't had a new Corona case in almost a month. Life has in large part returned to normal - we're (mostly) back to work, restaurants are reopening,...
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    At least around here, campers (or really, any...

    At least around here, campers (or really, any vehicle) with out of state plates get dirty looks at the very least. Everyone is pissed they're around. Wouldn't be surprised if their tires got...
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    This is awesome, thanks a ton! I'll need to...

    This is awesome, thanks a ton! I'll need to digest all of that a bit, but it makes a ton of sense. Your life sounds generally similar to ours, so it's nice getting actually relevant info (so much...
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    I've been trying to wrap my head around the whole...

    I've been trying to wrap my head around the whole stroller thing. We're in a mountain town, so only strolling to do from the house is on dirt roads. We're looking at some of the fancy joggers...
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