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    Dropped the price $50 to be in line with other...

    Dropped the price $50 to be in line with other ones on PB (but mine include 2 chainrings & a BB).
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    FS: Next R 170mm cranks BNIB

    I've got a pair of brand new, never installed Race Face Next R carbon cranks, black, 170mm length I'd like to sell. I got these as a warranty replacement, but got a different set of cranks while I...
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    If anyone was considering "mulleting" the new...

    If anyone was considering "mulleting" the new Scout, I drew it up in CAD with a 140mm Fox 36 / 44mm offset. It slackens STA and HTA by 1.1 degrees, shortens reach by 10mm, and lengthens WB by 8mm. ...
  4. Raising up the rear end while keeping the front...

    Raising up the rear end while keeping the front end static height will increase the head angle. A 360mm BB sounds awful too.
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    This is me, except I have a fork on my current...

    This is me, except I have a fork on my current Sentinel I'd reuse also. I was really close to getting a Megatower, but these updates basically address every single quibble I have with my current...
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    Fanatik and Colorado Cyclist both had good prices...

    Fanatik and Colorado Cyclist both had good prices and options when I last looked. CC usually has a 10% off sale, and Fanatik gives you a discount when you add to cart. Either one will be happy to...
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    I don't get the hype about the Switchblade. OK,...

    I don't get the hype about the Switchblade. OK, so it has DW-link, which I get that some people really like. But a 75.5 STA & 65.5 HTA on a 160 front 29er, in 2020? Not to mention "super boost...
  8. Man, I feel like a failure of a bike-dad seeing...

    Man, I feel like a failure of a bike-dad seeing how many kids are pedaling at 3. My son is a bit over 3 and has very little interest in his Strider, and doesn't "get" it. He just sort of walks it...
  9. I'm curious why these didn't work out for you...

    I'm curious why these didn't work out for you (size or grip) - I'm considering a pair of these to replace my worn out Impact Pros. I wear 9.5 though so yours won't work. You can PM me if you don't...
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    The German sites (bike-discount, bike-components,...

    The German sites (bike-discount, bike-components, etc.) often have good prices for some components, even after currency conversion, and their flat $20 shipping. But they're not allowed to sell us...
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    Yeah, it did feel too big, but should have been...

    Yeah, it did feel too big, but should have been fine. It was a SC medium, but for some reason they made the ETT longer than normal for them (621 vs. usually 590-600), so about 25mm longer than both...
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    I haven't had one of the truly progressive...

    I haven't had one of the truly progressive hardtails, but I did have a current gen alloy Chameleon, and hated it. I got it with 27.5+ initially, and really, really, really disliked the undamped...
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    http://linkagedesign.blogspot.com/2009/06/speciali...

    http://linkagedesign.blogspot.com/2009/06/specialized-enduro-2010.html
    http://linkagedesign.blogspot.com/2010/04/rocky-mountain-slayer-2011.html

    Those are the earliest I can find. The LR for the...
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    Nice. There's so many well thought out details...

    Nice. There's so many well thought out details on that bike. And the raw aluminum color is :chefskiss:. I wonder how it pedals (standing, everything pedals well with a seat angle like that).
  15. Shouldn't have to pay VAT when they ship to the...

    Shouldn't have to pay VAT when they ship to the US. I occasionally buy stuff from Bike-Discount.de & Bike-Components.de, and I never pay VAT, and shipping is usually $26. Their prices are so good,...
  16. Fair point, given the amount of vert and mileage...

    Fair point, given the amount of vert and mileage you're doing for 3.5 days straight, and since you're not riding massively chunky rock gardens or jump lines, 130/150 bikes make a lot of sense.
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  17. I was wondering if this was in the works judging...

    I was wondering if this was in the works judging by your posts on some of the PinkBike review comments sections. What are you offering for your longer travel rigs, still Ripmos? or TBD?

    How are...
  18. About 2 years ago I went from XT 2 piston (M785s)...

    About 2 years ago I went from XT 2 piston (M785s) to Magura MT Trail Sports (4 front, 2 rear), and noticed an improvement, but mostly appreciated a consistent bite point. Early last year I threw on...
  19. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Much better, more muted. I mean, the bottom out...

    Much better, more muted. I mean, the bottom out bumper on the 11-6 is pretty good already, and I'd rather bottom it out than the stock DPX2 which doesn't have a bumper. Like, I bottomed it out on...
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    I did my first ride with the progressive spring. ...

    I did my first ride with the progressive spring. The effect was very noticeable, in a good way. I was running the Push recommended 475# spring, which resulted in about a 26% sag. I'm now running...
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    I just ordered a CC Progressive to put on my...

    I just ordered a CC Progressive to put on my 11-6. If you're not in a rush, I can let you know how it feels in a couple weeks. I did ask the CC guys ahead of time, and they said they hadn't tested...
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    I guess I deserved that.

    I guess I deserved that.
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    One more question for the experts, since I don't...

    One more question for the experts, since I don't want to post on the dumpster fire torque wrench thread.

    If you assume your torque wrench is slightly inaccurate, how much should you undershoot the...
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    Thanks. I have an 11-6 on my Sentinel, and was...

    Thanks. I have an 11-6 on my Sentinel, and was sort of fishing for info on how it might feel vs. a conventional coil. I find the 11-6 to be great over small bumps, especially very fast ones. It...
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    Did you put it on a DHX2 or the MRP Hazzard?

    Did you put it on a DHX2 or the MRP Hazzard?
  26. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Not claiming to be an expert, but I'd say for...

    Not claiming to be an expert, but I'd say for bike tools, maybe only like 25% go on the pegboard. I really need to get some sort of nice metal drawer cabinet for tools. I have a couple of plastic...
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    On the other hand... my buddy picked up a pair of...

    On the other hand... my buddy picked up a pair of WeAreOne Insiders with Hope hubs on their black friday sale for $879 shipped. I have a pair of their Agents and they are immaculate after nearly a...
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    Running WE Fronts, both front and rear. ...

    Running WE Fronts, both front and rear. Rationale was the tread looked taller on the Front, and I don't need the heavier casing layup that comes in the Rear. It's still dry and loose as fuck in...
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    When Evil updates their bikes soon-ish, I'm sure...

    When Evil updates their bikes soon-ish, I'm sure there will be one that fits that.
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    From my research, that's the way to do it, adding...

    From my research, that's the way to do it, adding in one more rinse of the pads & rotors after sanding. I read that using fire only works with metallic pads, not organic / semi-organic. I've had...
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    I need a recommendation for an aerosol degreaser...

    I need a recommendation for an aerosol degreaser spray, specifically for decontaminating brake pads. Finish Line Speed Degreaser? Since it's specifically for brakes not drivetrain, I need something...
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    The Michelin Wild Enduros are growing on me more...

    The Michelin Wild Enduros are growing on me more and more each ride. It seems like they constantly are finding new ways to claw and grip when I wouldn't expect it. The shoulder knobs are hands down...
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    If they were, he'd be dead or posting from the...

    If they were, he'd be dead or posting from the hospital.
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    I don't have a fancy photo to post, but my most...

    I don't have a fancy photo to post, but my most used tool(s) are my Topeak digital tire pressure gauge, and my Topeak Joe Blow pump. I use those before each ride.

    At some point, I want to get a...
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    2 rides on the Wild Enduros now. Still trying to...

    2 rides on the Wild Enduros now. Still trying to get them to hold air long term (added 1 more oz of sealant to each). Holy shit, these side knobs are incredible. When you really lean over, they...
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    Is it normal for Michelins to loose a ton of...

    Is it normal for Michelins to loose a ton of pressure the first night? I mounted up the Enduros (very snug, required a tire lever), put in 2 oz of fresh Orange Seal Endurance, and left them at 30...
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    Do you have a truly wide foot, or just looking...

    Do you have a truly wide foot, or just looking for wiggle room for the piggies?

    I have wide midfeet due to flat feet, and have found 5.10s the most comfortable (also worn Freerider VXi and...
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    I'm aware that most of the Michelin fanboys here...

    I'm aware that most of the Michelin fanboys here prefer the Rock'r, but there were some saying good things about the Enduro also. I wasn't interested in the Rock'r one due to weight and mud clearing...
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    Well, I decided to try a pair of Enduro Fronts...

    Well, I decided to try a pair of Enduro Fronts (GumX) a try. Still no sign of rain, and these look like they have a similar tread pattern to the Assegai (which I like), but without the pork. My...
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    I'll try and get some photos next time I ride it...

    I'll try and get some photos next time I ride it in the day time.

    The easier one (where a water bar will probably work, but just need frequent muck-outs) is right after a catch berm. Water...
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    It hasn't started raining here yet, but while I'm...

    It hasn't started raining here yet, but while I'm dreaming that it will, I'm also aware of a few spots on our local trails that had awful natural drainage last year.

    How do people add drainage to...
  42. Thread: Santa Cruz

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    All very good reasons. Last point on it's own is...

    All very good reasons. Last point on it's own is a pretty good reason to try a new Santa Cruz, as they're pretty easy to sell.
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    Most of my rides I eat nothing. I eat like 1 or...

    Most of my rides I eat nothing. I eat like 1 or 2 blocks when my rides go significantly more than 2 hours. I only bother with bars when I'm looking at a 3-4+ hour ride.
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    Just curious: what pushed you towards the Mega...

    Just curious: what pushed you towards the Mega vs. any number of other good enduro bikes right now?

    I ask because I've had incredible experiences with SC in the past, but have been really...
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    Ooof that's rough. Heal up. Lost time...

    Ooof that's rough. Heal up. Lost time concussions are fucking scary. You end up questioning your memory for months after.

    x2 to a light FF with the latest tech if he's going to ride silly shit....
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    I avoid energy blocks / gels with caffeine as it...

    I avoid energy blocks / gels with caffeine as it has a weird aftertaste (they use concentrated tea extract usually) and "sets off" my stomach.

    For gummies, also Clif margarita flavor. For gels, I...
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    The reviews I read (NSMB for example) said...

    The reviews I read (NSMB for example) said there's a slightly perceptible amount of drag when you turn the cranks with your hand but they never noticed it on the trail.

    A Forbidden/WAO colab...
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    I know. But... Yeti. See comments RE: ...

    I know. But... Yeti. See comments RE: Specialized.
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    You're right, not that many. But it does rule...

    You're right, not that many. But it does rule out some of this year's popular ones, like the Hightower v2 and Ripmo. Santa Cruz is so fucking stupid undersizing the shock tunnel so that you can't...
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    Bikes with STA 65, and aren't coil...

    Bikes with STA <77, HTA >65, and aren't coil compatible don't do it for me after having ridden my Sentinel for close to a year. (Yes, I know Sentinel isn't great for a coil, but with an 11-6 it gets...
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