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    Built not really bought, but hopefully is a skill upgrade? Was a bit too windy to ride, had this on tap for a rainy...
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    Giving the sport hills a go. Also picked up some...

    Giving the sport hills a go. Also picked up some of the handuo gloves AT pant but those are more trail build and pumptrack w kids.


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    Yellow carpet hiding all the rocks and roots


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    Have plenty of PI gear and am solidly a Medium...

    Have plenty of PI gear and am solidly a Medium across everything EXCEPT the AmFib pants which are really quite gigantic. Iím normally a 33 +/-1 but am in a 30 in these and presumably launch or other...
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    Check the Luesher_teknik Instagram page and those are generally big name brands. Generic steel or even ti NBD. But for me I want name brand Carbon if only bc if thereís something really bad...
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    Guessing thatíd go for more than $500, especially...

    Guessing thatíd go for more than $500, especially if itís a size small even more for people looking for a kid bike. If it is Sm or Med Iíd personally hang onto it for a few years for my kid.

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    Iím not heavy but the crests are pumping only, no DJ for sure. Will scrounge up a shorter stem for this week if I can find one.

    Was spectating a CX race this afternoon and after a few beers was...
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    Thanks ToastÖ pretty sure Iíll pull the trigger...

    Thanks ToastÖ pretty sure Iíll pull the trigger on something just for the rationale that my kids will be big enough to ride it imminently as well.

    Dark horse option I just pulled together thoughÖ...
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    Definitely pumped up to max in either scenario. ...

    Definitely pumped up to max in either scenario. Itís the same bike so not two hardtails, just different wheels sets. Think Iíll go Opt 1 first. Short rear for a 29er end at 420mm so thinking itíll...
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    Sorta dumb question but thats rarely stopped me beforeÖ

    Next week kids (8/10) and I have off school and work. Planning on hitting most of the pump track/skills parks around. Trying to decide...
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    Could have used that useless effort on our trails...

    Could have used that useless effort on our trails today. Aware of the debate on doing this, but leaves hiding rocks make for some interesting riding. Some cases better just rip straight line rocks...
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    Just dropped Ďem off to be mounted. Went +2cm...

    Just dropped Ďem off to be mounted. Went +2cm have generally liked +1-5-2 on other Volklís and my Rustlers. Looking forward to getting these on snow by end of the year.


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    Golden hour short one for some quick chainsaw work after Zwifting at lunch.


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    Sounds like you'd enjoy it. Most of the service...

    Sounds like you'd enjoy it. Most of the service is pretty easy on forks and especially rear shocks, but lately have been farming that out while busy. Derailleur adjustment in my sleep and brake...
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    Definitely my take as well. I still like the...

    Definitely my take as well.

    I still like the Jackal ad more than the Klein. I specially bc of the Danny Macaskill trials bike comparison.

    The artwork angle and comparison to cars...
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    Still using Stan's tape and sealant. Used to get...

    Still using Stan's tape and sealant. Used to get a hookup and just continued using now that I don't, I do think that their rims seat up easiest tubeless, but everyone else has rapidly closed that...
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    What have you bought/upgraded today.

    Jibberish?? Itís what I imagine early AI/ Natural language processing would be then run through a poor translation service with a dash of insanity sprinkled in from AI creator.

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    How about a 5 year old DJ for $10k.... whatever...

    How about a 5 year old DJ for $10k.... whatever he's smoking must be pretty good!!

    LOL
    https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3086753/
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    Got all dressed for a gravel ride Saturday and...

    Got all dressed for a gravel ride Saturday and just as I was about to roll it starts raining pretty steadily and is 50*, so bailed for my first Makuri ride and only 2nd Zwift ride since April or May....
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    Thatís a great shot Jamal. Fun techy ride at...

    Thatís a great shot Jamal.

    Fun techy ride at Mt Penn in Reading PA todayhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211114/15ccc63c06648e58c14a36a68a4dd190.jpg


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    Lol, totally this ^^ Have never regretted...

    Lol, totally this ^^

    Have never regretted having to buy an extra on a trip and reminder of the (hopefully) great trip when you got it.

    Riding brand new Rocky but $12 bit too rich for ya :fmicon:
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    So far yes, but hasn't been too many rides to say...

    So far yes, but hasn't been too many rides to say for sure, also bumped my travel up to 160/140 from 130/120 which probably smooths things out. I broke probably 3-4 last season over about 1500 miles...
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    CX-Ray are pretty phenomenal but pricey, have run...

    CX-Ray are pretty phenomenal but pricey, have run them on a few race wheels over the years, actually make truing them a bit easier as you immediately know if they're twisting. I've broken a few, but...
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    I always did love the 2.25 Mezcal for XC racing...

    I always did love the 2.25 Mezcal for XC racing and did try an 2.3 up front on a 26ish internal can't say i noticed a huge difference between them. Another alternative idea might be go with an Aspen...
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    So update is my buddy is the insert whisperer,...

    So update is my buddy is the insert whisperer, though I still generally stand by my earlier theory that it blocks flow of sealant.

    One very subtle thing he was doing differently which made a big...
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    Pretty much, though fortunately haven't had to...

    Pretty much, though fortunately haven't had to get that quite far into it. I did ride a flat home this week 1/2 for a quick fix, but my point earlier is that I'm not sure I would have actually...
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    Anyone have anything they'd like to rant about?

    Have been considering putting a dropper on my SS, though donít ride it that much these days.

    On my rant, have had some chatter about it but I think Iím over inserts. The amount of fucking...
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    Had some companions on my lunch ride today. Fun features for dad and kids on trails out the back door. Off for voting...
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    I generally ride outside down to about 20* and...

    I generally ride outside down to about 20* and these days mostly Mtb, generally run a bit hot. Least dexterity to most over many years of not particularly snowy PA winter miles.

    Sugoi thermal...
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    In my experience Chris King hubs have been...

    In my experience Chris King hubs have been overpriced fragile garbage for about 10+ years now. Several of my crew abandoned them for repeated issues and the attitude from their support matches their...
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    I have a Ď20 Stumpy ST and have bike list over my...

    I have a Ď20 Stumpy ST and have bike list over my buddies Ď22? Mint green Stumpy Pro! Color is awesome and is a great all arounder


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    Huh interesting approach, learn something new...

    Huh interesting approach, learn something new everyday. So she never shifts? Just stays out and let trainer sort it out?


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    Absolutely agree with you if bikes didn't have...

    Absolutely agree with you if bikes didn't have different cassette's 11spd & 12spd, so can't share direct drive trainer. Messing about with wheel on trainer with a MTB tire, doesn't sound...
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    Think few others covered it, but I'd be looking...

    Think few others covered it, but I'd be looking for a Peloton subscription and a spin bike in that situation. Mountain bikes on the trainer, especially different speeds limit the options, and I...
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    Dig stoke, who else likes to play in the dirt???

    ^^^ Wtf? Bikes are more capable than ever yet everything is a dirt road.

    Accidentally posted this in the duplicate thread earlier. Trail sanitizers out in force trying to ruin this small...
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    Agreed w Dee. Probably the most definitive guide...

    Agreed w Dee. Probably the most definitive guide of all the options that I've seen:
    https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2020/11/smart-cycle-trainer-recommendations-guide-winter.html

    I think the Mid-High...
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    Think last two are both getting at what Iíd be...

    Think last two are both getting at what Iíd be wondering is if there is too much weight on hands; either via too far back (using hands to stay upright) or too far forward (putting pressure on hands)....
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    Love this time of year for rides!


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    Leafy log hops and love the dry crunch noises


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    This is downhill, he was walking up the trail. ...

    This is downhill, he was walking up the trail. Though I generally disagree that it has to be all downhill to have flow
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    Nice rideit! Thatís the new new slack...

    Nice rideit! Thatís the new new slack downcountry Element right?

    News of that ones been polarizing amongst a few buddies, I think it looks like a much improved version of what Specialized tried...
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    Best techy flow trail I can think of that Iíve...

    Best techy flow trail I can think of that Iíve ridden:

    https://youtu.be/J_P9iCl3bc4


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  43. Thread: Rampage 2021

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    Agreed. It's getting to be like Skateboard...

    Agreed.

    It's getting to be like Skateboard videos where I just can't watch b/c there will inevitably be some pretty horrible impact, though these end up with ambulance/helicopter rides b/c of...
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    Saw this on the right nav, was a preview for the...

    Saw this on the right nav, was a preview for the '21 Rampage, but still a good and humorous watch

    https://www.tetongravity.com/video/bike/funny-jaxson-riddle-puts-rampage-hucks-into-context
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    Was thinking big wave surfing too and there is...

    Was thinking big wave surfing too and there is crazy risk in that, but the impacts are different. Probably higher chance of death/drowning in big wave, but otherwise injuries are probably(?) not as...
  46. Cross post from Sprockets, my 2nd/8 yrs old and...

    Cross post from Sprockets, my 2nd/8 yrs old and told me on the ride that riding mountain bikes w me is one of her favorite things to do. ...
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    We get pretty wild swings in general in...

    We get pretty wild swings in general in mid-Atlantic. Should be 60s normally, 80 is quite high for us, but not historic.

    Normal high would be 66, though in 1975 was 87 for record high. Record...
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    Rampage 2021

    10k give or take. Though at least one guy riding a frame from 2015, but with 7k of parts on it.

    Semenuks 2nd run was phenomenal though so many incredible lines put down. Really liked the rookie...
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    Fun Friday afternoon ride w my daughter


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    Rampage 2021

    Joined stream right as TVS crashed, backed up and watched. Semenuk just chilling at the top has to be a massive mindfuck just waiting!


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