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    A few thoughts, with the caveat that I work for...

    A few thoughts, with the caveat that I work for PI.

    1. Are you looking for pants or tights?
    Pants are typically a bit warmer and more protective, don't look great with form-fit tops, more...
  2. In line if things fall through

    In line if things fall through
  3. In searching for something else, I randomly came...

    In searching for something else, I randomly came across this thread / article.

    I'm the one who tested Cory and in all honesty I'm not sure I've ever seen another athlete whom burns as much Fat...
  4. Wheels Sold PM down to $525 + Shipping

    Wheels Sold
    PM down to $525 + Shipping
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    These look great, but I can't get over the price....

    These look great, but I can't get over the price. Maybe if I run out of valve-stems for some odd reason, but likely not to replace ones I already have.

    I'll continue to deal with clogged valve...
  6. FS: i9 Gravel Wheels / Quarq Power Meter

    Hey Everyone; I sold my gravel bike and so I have a few things up for sale.

    Wheels:
    A set of Industry Nine (i9) UL235CX wheels ($1,200 retail). These are great on both the 'cross course and also...
  7. Stupidly good price. If I didn't have so much...

    Stupidly good price. If I didn't have so much overlap I'd be on it. GLWS.
    In Fact, PM Me if the previous sales fall through.
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    So, I've been doing this little podcast thing...

    So, I've been doing this little podcast thing with the guys at FastTalk. The latest just came out.
    https://www.fasttalklabs.com/fast-talk/nerd-lab-ftp-vo2max-and-sprints-within-lsd/

    Trevor...
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    Yep. These Hestra's are a bit spendy, but are...

    Yep.
    These Hestra's are a bit spendy, but are the best balance of dexterity and warmth. Most warm gloves, work gloves, etc. are too bulky
    ...
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    I think Zwift is brutal for lighter riders...

    I think Zwift is brutal for lighter riders because they base their categories on W/kg.
    By their parameters, a big rider can push bigger watts and this is the main determinant of speed on downhills,...
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    Aka "the Downside"

    Aka "the Downside"
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    Can you up your weight a bit to get your W/kg...

    Can you up your weight a bit to get your W/kg back into the C's?
    Why / when are you getting dropped in the B races?
  13. I have the 3 Buckle + Strap Cochise Pro's in 27.5...

    I have the 3 Buckle + Strap Cochise Pro's in 27.5 from 2016? with DIN and Tech blocks.
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    I've done my bigger rides for the past few years...

    I've done my bigger rides for the past few years with an SKS Anywhere cage on the top tube.

    390537
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    That top bottle is prime for a Specialized Zee...

    That top bottle is prime for a Specialized Zee cage (other other side-loader)
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    This is an interesting angle.

    This is an interesting angle.
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    Agreed. my ERG Base rides fluctuate between...

    Agreed.

    my ERG Base rides fluctuate between 68-72% of threshold after a lower intensity warmup. This puts me, on average 10-12 w below threshold but with fluctuations that do not exceed base...
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    I need this for my space heater. It gets really...

    I need this for my space heater. It gets really hard to motivate knowing you're walking into a freezing cold, detached, garage.
  19. Aside from the stack being tall, the reach is...

    Aside from the stack being tall, the reach is less than some modern 56cm gravel bikes
  20. What am I doing Wrong? The Sprockets Skills Questions Thread

    "Ask an Expert" seems centered around Technical knowledge.

    But I have questions about skills, darnit!

    I'll kick it off:

    At the DirtJumps (small line) on a hardtail I'm just not getting the...
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    If you want to expand your horizon, I have 27...

    If you want to expand your horizon, I have 27 Intuition Power Wraps that are new and need a home.
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    The crux with any rehab! Alternatively, Send...

    The crux with any rehab!


    Alternatively, Send the F* out of it and either win or crash trying; then get the surgery. Either way you come out on top...
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    Been wondering if their prices are going to come...

    Been wondering if their prices are going to come down
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    That's an incredible deal.

    That's an incredible deal.
  25. Funny story: I started using this back in the...

    Funny story: I started using this back in the days of AOL Instant Messanger. I wanted ExtraPickels, but it oddly was taken, so I shortened it to XtrPickels. At that point in time, I didn't own a...
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    Nice. I've been waiting...

    Nice. I've been waiting...
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    Yeah- I don't have a good explanation for WHY it...

    Yeah- I don't have a good explanation for WHY it may be, but this is very likely.
    The effect was more pronounced at lower pressure, which would make sense with this theory.

    Surprisingly, knowing...
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    I agree here as well, and go based on the current...

    I agree here as well, and go based on the current situation.
    E.g. If someone is riding down a tricky section and someone else is hiking up, I think the person going up should yield.
    Also, If it's...
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    Exactly. Working in this industry means that we...

    Exactly. Working in this industry means that we constantly hear the needs of the fringe cases. The question is, can you sell enough for it to be commercially viable?

    Often times not, which is why...
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    Great job!

    Great job!
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    Truth, and tires wider than 25mm

    Truth, and tires wider than 25mm
  32. Thread: Line Blade

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    If this only had a lil "Black and Yellow" dub'd...

    If this only had a lil "Black and Yellow" dub'd over it, it would be legendary
  33. Everything is a bell-shaped curve right? This...

    Everything is a bell-shaped curve right?

    This happens in the cycling industry as well; high end bikes and apparel sell less than the middle, but offer a of influence.

    Most people like to talk...
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    Website says L5 is 70d x 70d Nylon, not 20. ...

    Website says L5 is 70d x 70d Nylon, not 20.

    Nylon has significantly higher abrasion resistance than polyester.
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    This test was on rollers. Looking to test again...

    This test was on rollers. Looking to test again in the real world.

    Right now just speed at "x" watts, need to do some math to convert to rolling resistance values.

    Speed for Tannus was 1 to...
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    Well, This is probably outside the concerns of...

    Well, This is probably outside the concerns of most riders here but...
    ... I did some rolling efficiency testing with Cushcore XC vs. Tannus Tubeless vs. No Insert on rollers using my power meter. ...
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    I've run two of the same model head unit at the...

    I've run two of the same model head unit at the same time and it's a crap-shoot on the segment times.
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    See if you can find a used Ergon / Canyon VCLS...

    See if you can find a used Ergon / Canyon VCLS 2.0 seatpost or similar.

    https://www.bikeradar.com/features/five-soft-riding-road-seatposts-tested-in-the-lab-and-on-the-road/
  39. Thanks for the offer. I'm going to avoid the SF...

    Thanks for the offer. I'm going to avoid the SF workouts as I know their author quite well and do not want any potential infringement.
  40. I've done it, it works, but obviously there's...

    I've done it, it works, but obviously there's some efficiency loss.
    However, not as much as actually rolling on knobby tires in the rear world.
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    Hot melt definitely penetrates better than any of...

    Hot melt definitely penetrates better than any of the drip waxes.

    The temp that you pull the chain can make a difference as well, if you wait until the wax is cooling and then pull it will have...
  42. Yes, but it's not as easy as the higher end units.

    Yes, but it's not as easy as the higher end units.
  43. I switched an SLX onto my Enduro bike and do not...

    I switched an SLX onto my Enduro bike and do not believe the clutch is as strong as compared to XTR. There's a bit more chain slap.
    Otherwise, functions great.
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    Said it before and I'll say it again, the newer...

    Said it before and I'll say it again, the newer XC bikes are more capable, but they are still XC bikes. I love my Epic Evo to death. It's a good trail bike, but an incredible marathon bike. As...
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    Bumping this as it seems like the more relevent...

    Bumping this as it seems like the more relevent thread.

    Anyone have experience with Michelin CrossClimate2 tires?

    Need new tires for the Volkswagen Sportwagen. These seem to fit the bill....
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    Questionable at best... ;)

    Questionable at best...
    ;)
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    Update on Butcher and Eliminator. I'm a bit...

    Update on Butcher and Eliminator.

    I'm a bit torn on these, when they work well, I think they work great. However, I've had a few instances that are leaving me questioning them.

    1. Eliminator...
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    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpIvUbO_777...

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpIvUbO_777x9OAokuHY2XAdh_AWxb0MS

    LockPickingLawyer's YouTube Playlist for Bike Locks.
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    Rocky's tend to be relatively low, don't they?...

    Rocky's tend to be relatively low, don't they? (Not saying it's a bad thing, just confirming).
    I'd easily trade some anti-squat for less brake-squat on my longer travel bike. I could get over the...
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    I don't have a 38, just a 36 and a 34, so YMMV. ...

    I don't have a 38, just a 36 and a 34, so YMMV.

    I pretty much always disregard Fox's pressures because I don't think I've ever found a recommendation that's worked for me.
    Additionally, I also...
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