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  1. Thread: Irregardless

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    For all intensive purposes, I think youíre right.

    For all intensive purposes, I think youíre right.
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    Huck is okay, but gets beat up fast and I still...

    Huck is okay, but gets beat up fast and I still got occasional flats and killed a carbon wheel with Huck.

    Rimpact is still pretty light, cheap, and protects better while allowing a little bit...
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    Regardless, Dickhead also fits.

    Regardless, Dickhead also fits.
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    Our friends have a Maggie that isnít short for...

    Our friends have a Maggie that isnít short for Margaret and a Zoey that isnít short for Zoseph.

    My wife was insistent whatever we called the kids needed to be their first name, not their middle...
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    Haha! SID Ultimate is the only fork option I see...

    Haha! SID Ultimate is the only fork option I see on the Transition site, and $5K seems like a lot for the entry level build, but thatís just one guyís opinion.
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    So, the Spur is a Trail Pistol with dentist-only...

    So, the Spur is a Trail Pistol with dentist-only builds and a noodly fork? Revolutionary! :D
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    The dirt sidewalks donít last very long. Between...

    The dirt sidewalks donít last very long. Between the drought/crazy thunderstorm cycles and mud season, fresh dirt that isnít held in place doesnít stick around. It recedes and after a couple years...
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    No pics but I tossed a couple butts on the smoke...

    No pics but I tossed a couple butts on the smoke the day before we left for vacation. There was a lot going on so the butts were neglected, cooking around 350 for a little while. As soon as I could,...
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    Covid and your kids

    We needed to get down to SC see my deteriorating mom, and the kids needed to get away. It took a week of hand wringing a few weeks ago to finally decide to do it. Found a house with a pool and...
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    I'm about to order an air shaft to reduce the...

    I'm about to order an air shaft to reduce the travel on my pike. The current shaft is a Debonair with the upgraded seal head. Can I just order a normal Debonair air shaft and swap over the improved...
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    I ordered some tires from CRC on Tuesday (for...

    I ordered some tires from CRC on Tuesday (for less than everybody else), and they arrived on Thursday. Jenson can't even get them in the truck that fast.
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    Looks like youíre wankiní your crank. You donít...

    Looks like youíre wankiní your crank. You donít crumple the paper up, you gotta twist it! Twist it!
  13. Widen your gaze. Plenty of blatant neo-fascism...

    Widen your gaze. Plenty of blatant neo-fascism all over this country. Folks that are all too willing to defend racist monuments on the side. Iím sure there are some folks in the PNW that can...
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    I'm not gonna get those, but I get it. Starting...

    I'm not gonna get those, but I get it. Starting in late July, Spiny Orb Weavers cover the trails with webs. I've had some bad days where I've hit over a dozen of them and have the little fuckers...
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    I've eaten a big ass salad for lunch almost every...

    I've eaten a big ass salad for lunch almost every day for the past several years. Basically lettuce and veggies with last night's leftovers as the protein/accoutrements and an oil/fat heavy homemade...
  16. Upper peninsula. Looks like you neglected to...

    Upper peninsula. Looks like you neglected to mention some must-doís in the OP, NTTTAWWT.
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    I'm on the fence between MT Trail Sports and...

    I'm on the fence between MT Trail Sports and Curas and could use a shove.

    Formula rotors are normal (1.8mm) thickness, correct? I know I'd need to get the thicker rotors for the Maguras, which...
  18. I don't think you're getting much of a break from...

    I don't think you're getting much of a break from the heat (or bugs) going to the yoop. Though, one advantage to sucking it up and riding where it's hot is that the trails will be pretty empty....
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    The advantage to the Ardent, over something like...

    The advantage to the Ardent, over something like a Nevegal, is that it makes it very clear very early that it's not going to grip in a corner. No trickery or false sense of security, it's very open...
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    Rowdy geo with short travel is dreamy. I love...

    Rowdy geo with short travel is dreamy. I love bikes like this.

    SC changing geo with size is interesting. Are they the first major (US) player to do that?

    ETA: I remember the Blur 4X being...
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    Mine isn't defective, low is just loud, and I...

    Mine isn't defective, low is just loud, and I don't notice a huge difference between the settings. I dulled the reverberation a bit on mine by putting pieces of tape on it until I was satisfied with...
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    Spinning out happens on roads and dirt roads...

    Spinning out happens on roads and dirt roads which are a necessary evil here. 32x10 is the limit for riding rolling valley connectors without going a little nuts or having to do the goofy high RPM...
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    I don't disagree, and despite my gripes, I also...

    I don't disagree, and despite my gripes, I also got used to a 30x42. But optimal > possible, IMO. I noticed a significant difference in my energy levels over long rides after switching to a 32x50....
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    Sorry, just pulled the elevation data and checked...

    Sorry, just pulled the elevation data and checked and it's closer to 1200. I just know it's really steep. I also acknowledge that it's not typical, but I know that people and terrain vary widely, and...
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    I've done some exploring recently and could...

    I've done some exploring recently and could absolutely get away with a 28x52. Old orchard roads that run perpendicular to the terracing and go straight the fuck up, roughly 1500 vertical feet in...
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    The problem is, going down 2 teeth in the front...

    The problem is, going down 2 teeth in the front fucks the high end. 32x10 already spins out pretty easily. 52 lets you go up to a 34 and only only lose a little on the tractor gear while gaining a...
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    When I was a kid, my old man put together a small...

    When I was a kid, my old man put together a small group of friends and leased a chunk of land to grow a vineyard. We spent a lot of my childhood there playing and digging in the dirt. Every once in a...
  28. Statue of Robert E. Lee and other confederate symbols

    There is a truth to these monuments that isnít open for debate nor interpretation. 30 minutes of research on almost any of them will show you who spearheaded and funded the projects and the land...
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    I think the best solution is highly dependent on...

    I think the best solution is highly dependent on a ton of factors and requires experimentation to determine what works best.

    I think the added sidewall support of most inserts is part of what...
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    Never tried CC, but have been pretty happy with...

    Never tried CC, but have been pretty happy with Rimpact. Kinda like a Huck on steroids. Better protection, better damping and doesn't get chewed up as quickly as Huck.

    I've torn three sidewalls...
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    The House still has those Mavics. It'll be a few...

    The House still has those Mavics. It'll be a few months before I can tell you if they're any good.
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    RC works at Pinkbike now doesnít he? Youíd think...

    RC works at Pinkbike now doesnít he? Youíd think the ďblack diamondĒ cautionary tale would have made the rounds by now.
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    Marketing

    Marketing
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    Go forth and ride, then bring back pics

    Gully washer last night = gravel and fog on the mtn this AM.

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    The only difference I'm aware of is that the 370...

    The only difference I'm aware of is that the 370 uses pawls instead of a ratchet. Biggest downside is lack of engagement. The freehub body pulls off the same. Pawls are a little more involved, but...
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    Thanks Schralph, I ended up getting some boost...

    Thanks Schralph, I ended up getting some boost wheels and was able to find a fork locally for cheap.
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    Thanks Chup, crazy cheap! I'm a little afraid of...

    Thanks Chup, crazy cheap! I'm a little afraid of 24 spokes, though.

    Who's got a 29er fork they're looking to unload?
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    Damn, I thought I could just remove that. Is that...

    Damn, I thought I could just remove that. Is that not the case?
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    2014 Revelation XX, is it poo?

    I'm working on a budget bike build that sort of hinges on a donated Revelation XX. Is it just noodley, or does it completely suck? I'll have to build a 20mm hub'd wheel to make it work.
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    This was my thought as well. Doesn't take much...

    This was my thought as well. Doesn't take much heating, like the going from shade to sun on a particularly hot day. Mine have done it since I got the bike. It's usually my cue to switch bikes so I...
  41. I love my wife and all, but Jesus Hercules Christ...

    I need to sleep in sometimes. Ear plugs saved my marriage.
  42. I'd be an unbearable asshole if I couldn't ride...

    I'd be an unbearable asshole if I couldn't ride bikes right now and would be wallowing in self-pity. Vibes, buddy.
  43. Do you get a Firebird, or do you get Kit? Big...

    Do you get a Firebird, or do you get Kit? Big difference.
  44. Thread: Santa Cruz

    by bagtagley
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    Assuming the new Bronson got the same (mostly)...

    Assuming the new Bronson got the same (mostly) progressive suspension upgrade as the 5010 and Nomad, I'd call it a no-brainer to get the V3.
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    Into the soup on my way to the ridge of one of...

    Into the soup on my way to the ridge of one of the many North Mountain Trails in the area.
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    Spectacular views up there. Looking East off North Mountain.
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    Heading South
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    I didnít realize there was a wait. Sucks they...

    I didnít realize there was a wait. Sucks they donít mention that. You still waiting too, toast?
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    My eyes water if itís even remotely cool out....

    My eyes water if itís even remotely cool out. Goggles prevent that which is nice at speed. Never wear them cause theyíre a pain, though.
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    If you're able, riding in the rain helps a lot...

    If you're able, riding in the rain helps a lot with the crowds (maybe less so if you're in the PNW?). Only one other car in the parking lot yesterday, which strangely didn't belong to the shirtless...
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    Fear and Loathing, a Rat Flu Odyssey

    WV is an entire state of underutilized recreation potential. So many cool places to hike, camp, bike, climb, and paddle and most of them are empty. I havenít found anywhere else that you can so...
  50. Thread: Freezers

    by bagtagley
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    We bought it from a neighbor for cheap right...

    We bought it from a neighbor for cheap right after we moved in, so roughly 10 years without an unplug or shut-down. It's always full, so maybe that has something to do with it? It lives in our...
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