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  1. ^^^ agreed with all of that.

    ^^^ agreed with all of that.
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    High. The suspension is gonna write checks...

    High.

    The suspension is gonna write checks that those tires can't cash.
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    Rear shocks are so sensitive to the tune. You...

    Rear shocks are so sensitive to the tune. You can have the best rear shock in the world, but if it's not tuned right for your bike and your preferences, it'll be mediocre at best. So take any...
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    That's pretty much it. I've ridden some of...

    That's pretty much it.

    I've ridden some of their newer stuff a bit. It was fine. Generally similar to a bunch of other stuff on the market. I wouldn't talk someone out of a c-dale these...
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    I don't mind the bigger jump to the 52. There...

    I don't mind the bigger jump to the 52. There have been other cassettes (i.e. 46t shimano 11 speed) where I did notice the jump, so I'm at least moderately sensitive to the sort of things.

    As...
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    I'd guess either the cassette or chain (or both)...

    I'd guess either the cassette or chain (or both) are worn. Chain isn't meshing smoothly and clicks as it finds its position on the teeth. This will only happen under load to start, but will get...
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    I bet you could build a simple ramp that kinda...

    I bet you could build a simple ramp that kinda latched onto the rack when the rack is in the downward angled position. Obviously wouldn't work while bikes are on the rack though. And would be...
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    With our setup (kuat swing away adapter + kuat...

    With our setup (kuat swing away adapter + kuat rack), if there was a bike on the inner most rack slot, we couldn't swing it fully open because the tire would hit the corner of the camper. With...
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    ^^^ yeah, with our truck camper we did a swing...

    ^^^ yeah, with our truck camper we did a swing away with normal stairs. Worked great.
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    It's actually why Trump never succeeded in...

    It's actually why Trump never succeeded in getting Mexico to pay for the wall. There was irreconcilable confusion regarding the height of the wall due to freedom vs. metric unit conversions.
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    Maybe you guys need to take some notes from the...

    Maybe you guys need to take some notes from the Mexicans. They seem to do a pretty good job of avoiding freedom units.
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    Well, the rest of the world, except for the...

    Well, the rest of the world, except for the countries that say they use metric but actually use a hodge podge of whatever unit happens to be lying around. Canada and UK, I'm looking at you.
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    Yeah, but is that with a full or empty battery?

    Yeah, but is that with a full or empty battery?
  14. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Yeah, that sort of bushwack is fairly par for the...

    Yeah, that sort of bushwack is fairly par for the course on lots of stuff around here. I usually feel like the fun / misery ratio is going a bit off kilter if I have to thrash for more than an hour....
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    The climb switch on the coil on my Enduro works...

    The climb switch on the coil on my Enduro works great. Until I get back on the Spur and remember that 50mm less travel and 8 lbs less weight still climbs waaaaaaaaaaay better.
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    Seems like a better option than the Fox live...

    Seems like a better option than the Fox live valve. Fox defaults to closed, but opens the damping when it senses a bump. Rockshox defaults to open, but closes the damping when it senses pedaling /...
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    Agreed with all of that. I'm a big fan of techy...

    Agreed with all of that. I'm a big fan of techy climbs.

    Doesn't need to be bike only though. Anything that's directional uphill will generally work fine with other users. Except for maybe...
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    A trail corridor is like 10' wide. There's...

    A trail corridor is like 10' wide. There's space.
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    That's just not true at all. Everytime this...

    That's just not true at all.

    Everytime this stupid right of way discussion comes up, it's park city and front range people bitching about downhill riders interfering with their suffer fest...
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    No, the inevitable result is directional trails,...

    No, the inevitable result is directional trails, which is how it should be.

    If uphill riders don't have the right of way, they'll ride up the dedicated climbs instead of trying to suffer their...
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    Sure - that kind of riding is obviously a bad...

    Sure - that kind of riding is obviously a bad idea. And you can tsk-tsk it all you want, but it doesn't change the fact that it happens all the time. Whether it's experts exceeding their sight...
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    Nothing's different. It was a dumb rule then...

    Nothing's different. It was a dumb rule then too, there were just a whole lot less people on the trail so it didn't matter as much.

    It takes an uphill rider about 3 feet to come to a controlled...
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    Pretty much agree with all of that. I'm...

    Pretty much agree with all of that. I'm certainly not advocating for the dh group blowing through at full speed. The logical interaction is that the dh group sees the uphill rider, slows up, and...
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    That's a silly, outdated rule that ignores the...

    That's a silly, outdated rule that ignores the practicalities of modern recreation.

    While we're at it, the same goes for the rule that all bikes have to yield to hikers.

    Trying to shoehorn...
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    ^^^ regardless of who's going up or down, it...

    ^^^ regardless of who's going up or down, it doesn't make sense for 15 people to stop for 1.

    Doesn't mean they should be reckless about it though.
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    ^^^ Was. Retired now.

    ^^^ Was. Retired now.
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    Hadn't looked at this thread in a bit. Congrats...

    Hadn't looked at this thread in a bit. Congrats Harry! That island looks like a fairly perfect place to hang out.
  28. This is great. Pretty interesting, and I like...

    This is great. Pretty interesting, and I like the scatter plots that allow for easily comparing other skis that are in the same neighborhood.

    One issue I see is that stiffness (both torsional and...
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    I believe the correct rant would be "Park City...

    I believe the correct rant would be "Park City needs more directional trails."
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    While I don't doubt that those things are nice...

    While I don't doubt that those things are nice when the weather is super shitty, muddy rides pretty much destroy everything. Clothes are basically getting sandblasted for hours on end. There's no...
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    Jesse Melamed is the Troy Brosnan of the EWS.

    Jesse Melamed is the Troy Brosnan of the EWS.
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    Nice find. Bought a couple of them.

    Nice find. Bought a couple of them.
  33. I think it's pretty obvious that the death of the...

    I think it's pretty obvious that the death of the wide ski was brought about by a singular revolution in ski design. A ski that so competently excelled in a wide range of conditions that it rendered...
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    Probably, but I'm not sure those venues really...

    Probably, but I'm not sure those venues really exist. At least with mountain biking world cups (which has a similarly euro-centric schedule as the FWT), the venue bears a lot of the expense for...
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    That ultimately seems like the biggest difference...

    That ultimately seems like the biggest difference between Europe and NA. All questions of terrain and snowfall aside, the logistics of running a large competition with all of the infrastructure...
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    Interesting results for sure. Rollers probably...

    Interesting results for sure. Rollers probably offer the best chance of repeatable, error free data.

    I'd speculate that the results are largely due to the volume reduction in the tire, so a...
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    Yeah, interesting for sure. Was that on...

    Yeah, interesting for sure.

    Was that on pavement, gravel, or bumpy trail?
  38. Yeah, I don't know what it is about modern...

    Yeah, I don't know what it is about modern derailleurs, but I've had way more issues with things rattling loose. B-set screws, the main mounting bolt to the hanger, limit screws, etc. I've had all...
  39. My conclusion at this point is mostly that...

    My conclusion at this point is mostly that Shimano's quality control is horrendous.

    I know a bunch of good riders that have put a ton of miles on their shimano drivetrains with minimal issues. ...
  40. I checked the geo charts for the Alma and the...

    I checked the geo charts for the Alma and the Spark. For whatever it's worth, the Alma looks tiny to me. The reach on the XL Alma is shorter than my medium Specialized, and the top tube isn't all...
  41. Yeah, Stuck's right. Completely depends on the...

    Yeah, Stuck's right. Completely depends on the frame. Stated sizes are fairly useless these days. One company's XL is another company's Medium. And particularly with your preferences on knee over...
  42. The XT shifter and derailleur I had were hands...

    The XT shifter and derailleur I had were hands down the least durable drivetrain components I've owned in the last decade. Multiple XT derailleurs crapped out on me for no apparent reason, and the...
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    Yeah, that's more or less where I was. Had an...

    Yeah, that's more or less where I was. Had an esker rowl + spec enduro, which overlapped too much. Replaced the rowl with the spur, which makes for a good two bike quiver that I'm pretty happy...
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    I have a Spur, and I mostly agree with Cy, but I...

    I have a Spur, and I mostly agree with Cy, but I think it depends on what else is in your garage.

    If the 120mm rig is really your only bike, personally, I'd want something a bit bigger. I really...
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    You're a proponent of "right tool for the job,"...

    You're a proponent of "right tool for the job," but you're bitching about how your cable replacement didn't go smoothly because you don't own cable cutters, which are pretty high on the list of super...
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    Agreed that the Butcher pushes a little more than...

    Agreed that the Butcher pushes a little more than a DHF.

    The Butcher falls into the category of "looks like a DHF, but performs a little worse," which is a category that covers a shitload of...
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    That makes sense. Tube + one of those plastic...

    That makes sense. Tube + one of those plastic strips that goes between tube and tire might be easier / more effective.
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    I attached some extensions to mine so I could fit...

    I attached some extensions to mine so I could fit 29ers with tires on.
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    If the tire bead is loose, it's always gonna be...

    If the tire bead is loose, it's always gonna be loose. You can stack up tape or tubes to get it to seal, but the tire is still grabbing on to a relatively small piece of the rim. Unless you're...
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    I have some shitty rockbros glasses from Amazon...

    I have some shitty rockbros glasses from Amazon with photochromic lenses. They don't go particularly dark, but they work pretty well for fall riding.
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