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    I ran the Addix Soft snakeskin but looks like...

    I ran the Addix Soft snakeskin but looks like they've changed their casing branding to "super trail" and "super gravity" so at this point who knows. The "soft" I thought provided ample wet traction...
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    Assegai's are good in the wet until it gets...

    Assegai's are good in the wet until it gets muddy, they pack out really bad in the mud I think because there isn't enough space in the tread to shed it.

    The Magic Mary is a great winter tire in...
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  4. Normally I would agree but have always enjoyed...

    Normally I would agree but have always enjoyed the burger and beer mid ride after the climb and then descending Northway with a full belly and a bit of "lube".
  5. Speaking of things getting expensive and horrible...

    Speaking of things getting expensive and horrible at Crystal - has anyone seen the sorry excuse for a burger they are serving this year? Looks like they jumped in with McDs on bulk ordering 1/8"...
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    PSA: Leave your brake lever clamps as loose as...

    PSA: Leave your brake lever clamps as loose as possible on your bars so they move when you crash. Tight enough they don't move when you brake but loose enough that any force will cause them to...
  8. I like the IXS flow but still typically pull them...

    I like the IXS flow but still typically pull them down when pedaling when at all possible.

    I have found that any knee pads, regardless of how unrestrictive still cause knee pain (due to the...
  9. DH - Tried to PM you back but looks like your box...

    DH - Tried to PM you back but looks like your box is full. Let me know if you still want the lever.
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    Because the bike industry has made damn sure over...

    Because the bike industry has made damn sure over the past 5-10 years by changing stupid shit for pointless reasons that you can't :)
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    Tiger is holding up much, much better FWIW if you...

    Tiger is holding up much, much better FWIW if you need a close to town fix. CCDH seems prone to bomb holes and brake bumps in the summer moreso than other trails. No Service and Invictus usually...
  12. I have one from XT 8120 that leaks out of the end...

    I have one from XT 8120 that leaks out of the end and not repairable but otherwise in perfect condition. Theoretically all of the parts would be useable.
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    I just tell people it isn't sold until I get full...

    I just tell people it isn't sold until I get full payment in hand. End of story. Too many flakes out there.
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    Aluminum threads on expensive parts

    Aluminum threads on expensive parts
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    Sunday evenings are for laundry, at least that's...

    Sunday evenings are for laundry, at least that's what all the hikers say.

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    Also, a lot of people ride around with blown out...

    Also, a lot of people ride around with blown out dampers and never check their pressure and can't tell the difference so "noticeable" can vary by rider.
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    I've had days where you go from upper 30s to low...

    I've had days where you go from upper 30s to low 40s starting early morning and it being in the 70s by mid day so you can get a pretty significant noticeable change in suspension performance with the...
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    The 1.5 hour drive to Summit Prairie and Table...

    The 1.5 hour drive to Summit Prairie and Table Mountain are guaranteed boner city. Both are great with a shuttle drop as well :D
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    Same can be said for a lot of modern "enduro"...

    Same can be said for a lot of modern "enduro" bikes as well
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    Post Canyon is going to be really blown out in...

    Post Canyon is going to be really blown out in early August.

    Dog River is a really, really fun descent. I second Nester Peak, really fun. Both are pretty featureless but stupid fun fast and...
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    The torque in the seat post clamp can...

    The torque in the seat post clamp can significantly affect how a reverb performs/sticks and can cause different results when someone else gets it than you had. I think <6 NM is the deal but if you...
  23. Those look really, really hot ?

    Those look really, really hot ?
  24. They all suck, every single one of them. Just...

    They all suck, every single one of them. Just find one that fits your legs the best and is the least annoying to ride with.
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    Coming from years of having XTs for a couple...

    Coming from years of having XTs for a couple years I had Code RSCs and they were ridiculously easy to bleed with the push connect fittings. Easier I thought than Shimano XT and they held a bleed for...
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    Very nice of you to do that. The reason you buy...

    Very nice of you to do that. The reason you buy new is for a warranty and coverage in situations like this - it is from a crash and he bought used that is his problem. But again, very nice of you...
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    I almost pull the trigger on inserts about once a...

    I almost pull the trigger on inserts about once a month and then realize that it is adding like 1/2 lb of rotating mass to each wheel. I feel like there is this infinite feedback loop of making...
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    Kachess is going to still be buried in lots of...

    Kachess is going to still be buried in lots of snow right now.

    July 4-5 for the loop and about a week before for an out and back. Maybe add a week or two to that this year unless we have a...
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    Every time I buy a new bike and love it someone...

    Every time I buy a new bike and love it someone posts online about how much they hated it and sold it and it is a really bad design and then I have to sell it and find a new bike that someone online...
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    The Revels are such nice looking bikes.

    The Revels are such nice looking bikes.
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    Answer: Just use the boot dryer, and when it...

    Answer: Just use the boot dryer, and when it gets really wet and cold use Showers Pass waterproof socks.
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    Yes, recommended to replace 11 and 12 speed...

    Yes, recommended to replace 11 and 12 speed chains at .5%. Doesn't mean that is the issue of your problem though and I doubt you'd notice shifting issues at less than .75% wear.

    I have found...
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    Cassette for weight, for better shifting change...

    Cassette for weight, for better shifting change to shimano
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    2,000 miles on an absolute black 28t oval just by...

    2,000 miles on an absolute black 28t oval just by using a chain checker and changing as soon as it hit 0.5%. Been through quite a few chains.

    Still works great.

    SRAM 12 speed for reference
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    Looks like Shimano 12 speed components are...

    Looks like Shimano 12 speed components are trickling into some online sites and shops from what I've seen the past few days. Cranks, chains, brake pads - stuff I've been looking for for a bit. ...
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    Yes but the idea is to deflect and point at...

    Yes but the idea is to deflect and point at others by changing the brands around a bit so you can feel superior.

    Have we confirmed if it is a bike or a cooler yet? I'm hanging on the edge here..
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    I've stumbled into local shops that have a stash...

    I've stumbled into local shops that have a stash of Shimano parts so might be worth calling around. Couldn't find the N04 brake pads anywhere and was just going to pickup a new shock pump and a shop...
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    Agree - I really liked these for that...

    Agree - I really liked these for that application. But don't plan on doing a 12 mile backpacking trip with them if that makes sense. A "good hiking" clipless shoe that has ANY support for pedaling...
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    Makes a HUGE difference if you have hot...

    Makes a HUGE difference if you have hot spots/lingering injuries on your foot as well - especially if you're wanting to use a less stiff shoe for hiking when needed, etc. If it doesn't make a...
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    Alaska is amazing for flying with bikes. Worth...

    Alaska is amazing for flying with bikes. Worth an extra $100-200 for a ticket if you're taking a bike to fly Alaska.
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    I flew across the country twice and to Europe for...

    I flew across the country twice and to Europe for an alps trip and thought it worked great.

    Some lessons learned would be to remove your rotors. You'll get back and try to figure out why you...
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    So, anyone need a 2019 carbon Sentinel X01 build?...

    So, anyone need a 2019 carbon Sentinel X01 build? :D
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    Already gone, there were 3 in size L at 1:30 PST...

    Already gone, there were 3 in size L at 1:30 PST today and some XL. WOW.
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    PSA: Ripmo XT build in stock at competitive...

    PSA: Ripmo XT build in stock at competitive cyclist right now in L and XL :)
  47. Steeple 98s are a good find! I almost want to...

    Steeple 98s are a good find!

    I almost want to buy these for a second pair but will pass.
  48. +vibes for a quick but more importantly a full...

    +vibes for a quick but more importantly a full recovery. Will be a hell of a campfire story someday.

    Kudos to those involved in the recovery/rescue.
  49. Unless the sun comes out for 30 seconds today.

    Unless the sun comes out for 30 seconds today.
  50. Maybe the big natural earlier in the season...

    Maybe the big natural earlier in the season actually resulted in people making good travel decisions and avoiding that area. One can always be positive..right?
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