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    I have the last version, forget all the...

    I have the last version, forget all the measurements but its 480 reach and ~65ha. Since I moved to Boston and ride lots of really flat slow rocky trails it doesn't feel like the right bike all the...
  2. good luck, non boost wide rims are hard to find...

    good luck, non boost wide rims are hard to find used because wide rims came in fashion at the same time as boost. I just did a similar search for a front wheel and ended up buying a light bicycle...
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    I would go honzo if you want a moderately...

    I would go honzo if you want a moderately progressive hardtail. It is a touch slacker than a dv9 but longer reach. I have a nuke proof scout 29 and wouldnít mind if the head angle was a touch steeper...
  4. Thread: Reverb C1 175mm

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    I donít know what versions I have but I have had...

    I donít know what versions I have but I have had 4 different ones and the all go soft. I also donít like how much the actuation changes with temperature.
    New ones might be better but if it took...
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    First day at Lynn woods today. My west coast go...

    First day at Lynn woods today. My west coast go fast skills dont exactly transfer to slow speed rock gardens and I felt lost a bunch from all the braided trails but it was nice to be challenged for a...
  6. Thread: Reverb C1 175mm

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    Buy anything else. The one up droppers are the...

    Buy anything else. The one up droppers are the shortest. I just put the pnw rainier (g2 not the new g3) on my hardtail because it was the same price as rebuilding the mushy reverb that was on it and...
  7. When they are a bit older the mac-ride is fun.

    When they are a bit older the mac-ride is fun.
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    Average day MTB>average day skiing Great powder...

    Average day MTB>average day skiing
    Great powder day >> great day MTB
    That is all
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    G2 was what started longer offsets to make the...

    G2 was what started longer offsets to make the steering feel lighter. I thought it rode poorly when it came out and have stuck with shorter offsets the whole time. I have a 2015 pike on my hardtail...
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    I have been riding short offset 29 forks since...

    I have been riding short offset 29 forks since before the longer offset came out and have preferred the short offset on every bike from xc race steep to slack enduro.
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    [QUOTE=evasive_MT;5969239]My Banshee is built...

    [QUOTE=evasive_MT;5969239]My Banshee is built with the parts from my SB5.5, including a 160mm 36 with 51mm offset. The Banshee is 2 degrees slacker (64.5 versus 66.5). The first time I took my hands...
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    Break heart is now showing up for me on...

    Break heart is now showing up for me on Trailforks not sure why it didnít the other day. Will add that to check out.
    Hopefully things will open up for riding in real mountains this summer.
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    I moved to Boston from Seattle last fall for a...

    I moved to Boston from Seattle last fall for a job and have not been very happy with the move so far. Covid feels like the nail in the coffin for me wanting to move back to the west coast even though...
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    Breakheart isn’t on Trailforks as rideable but...

    Breakheart isn’t on Trailforks as rideable but checking out Lynn woods is on the list. Looks like bluehills has the longest descents close by will have to try there too.

    I hope highland opens...
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    I am in the wide is better camp. Haven't ridden...

    I am in the wide is better camp. Haven't ridden new carbon because I am cheap but it is tempting. I am also scarred from breaking a roval carbon XC wheel in a race when I got off line in the...
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    So I moved east last fall and have been bummed by...

    So I moved east last fall and have been bummed by the flattness of all the trails near Boston. What are the closest areas I can get at least a few hundred vertical of descending in? I don't want to...
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    Last years fasthouse pants are on sale for $60...

    Last years fasthouse pants are on sale for $60 with free shipping decided to grab a set to try. Sized up hopefully they fit. Been riding in my OR Ferrosi and want something a bit snugger fitting...
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    Anyone used a cascade components link upgrade?...

    Anyone used a cascade components link upgrade? They are coming out with a sentinel one that might be a nice upgrade
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    I recently put a closeout rainier v2 dropper on...

    I recently put a closeout rainier v2 dropper on my hardtail and it is much nicer than the saggy reverb that was on there before. $200 including a loam lever straight from pnw.
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    There is good gravel in the pnw but it is often...

    There is good gravel in the pnw but it is often further away than the mtbing.
    I would say you will get better bang for your buck selling your trance and buying something 1 year old with all the...
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    Trail riding pants

    Looking to potentially buy some pants for cool spring trail rides in the ~40* range, I have warmer options for sub freezing and switch to shorts in the 50s. Something that can block a light breeze...
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    This is all correct. It is can still be fun on...

    This is all correct. It is can still be fun on mellower trails but it is a beast and you have to push it for the best results.
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    We moved East last fall. Packed most of our stuff...

    We moved East last fall. Packed most of our stuff then used a big moving company. It took 2 weeks and was $9k for a 3 bedroom house. If you have a family and big furniture pay the man and buy t...
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    I would start with riding weight +30 in the shock...

    I would start with riding weight +30 in the shock with only a few clicks of lsc and plan on going fast with your weight forward. You will probably want a burly ass rear tire too the bike is long...
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    PM sent re pricing for new pass

    PM sent re pricing for new pass
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    Anyone heading to my Washington for the bc fest...

    Anyone heading to my Washington for the bc fest this weekend? I will be in the advanced group Sunday. First tour there for me after moving out last fall.
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    Working to coordinate pickup on these. They are...

    Working to coordinate pickup on these. They are red/orange and should be fun. I think the 20m radius on the 182s will be just right, better to bend into small turns than have squirrelly skis.

    ...
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    I had a set of sl race skis in the past and they...

    I had a set of sl race skis in the past and they are fun for a few hours. Thinking 20m is the right answer here and probably picking up the k2 cheaters at 183 and 20m radius for a good price.
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    I also fall into this category and might be...

    I also fall into this category and might be shopping for new boots. How much burley is a hawk ultra over the xtd version that I have as a touring boot? Is it worth it or do I want to go to a heavy pu...
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    I realize race skis will be a handful in the...

    I realize race skis will be a handful in the woods but my current thought is a 3 ski quiver. 1 hardpack go fast skis that I am shopping for. 2 all mountain skis, currently the goliaths and will...
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    East coast groomer skis

    In a lapse of judgement I moved to the east coast for work and need skis that will make crappy snow fun. I like speed and long turns, and dislike skis that can't go straight. Current inbounds...
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    https://escapetrailer.com/ Escape choose your...

    https://escapetrailer.com/

    Escape choose your size. Airstream quality at half the price. We have a 21 that works for our family of 3. You can get a lifted axle for more clearance but anything...
  33. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    We have one, it is a tank for both good and bad....

    We have one, it is a tank for both good and bad. It weighs like 5700lbs and drives heavy. Plenty of grunt from the tdi so it doesn’t feel slow and gets like 30mpg highway and 18mpg in town. Great tow...
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    I’m 6’3” 200 and happy with my zg95/speed...

    I’m 6’3” 200 and happy with my zg95/speed turn/xtd130 setup. Light on the up and snappy on the way down. Not super damp or loose but drive the tips and they do well at speed for their weight.
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    There was a touch of snow at landlocked saturday,...

    There was a touch of snow at landlocked saturday, probably gone after todays rain.
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    Got my large today, fits similar to other or nice...

    Got my large today, fits similar to other or nice and athletic at 6’3” 200. Will be a nice addition now I just need to get out.
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    I have a set of movement goliaths I could part...

    I have a set of movement goliaths I could part with as I donít see them getting east coast action. 191cn 108mm 30m radius. 1.5 mounts for solly at 345 and 325 heels. $50 flat or 185 with warden 13s...
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    Ordered thanks for the heads up. Hopefully bought...

    Ordered thanks for the heads up. Hopefully bought the right size
  39. Too big is a problem as I learned when I bought...

    Too big is a problem as I learned when I bought my 3yo a 16Ē spawn. He still rides his balance bike and should be ready to pedal t spawn this summer at 4. Goods kids bike have handbrakes that work...
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    Will the new 88 be better on hard pack than this...

    Will the new 88 be better on hard pack than this years 82? I need new hard snow skis in my quiver and have multiple soft snow options to pull out when fresh.
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    Did you do anything to the seats? I test drove a...

    Did you do anything to the seats? I test drove a bolt and the lack of lumbar support hurt in 10 minutes. I liked the car otherwise and you can get on for $20kish here. Waiting for egos deals and...
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    Any beta on the m-pro 84 vs new Brahma 88 or 82?

    Any beta on the m-pro 84 vs new Brahma 88 or 82?
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    I have a nuke proof scout and transition sentinel...

    I have a nuke proof scout and transition sentinel combo for the reasons above. Handling is similar but the hardtail is much snappier one the pedals. I think it is a great combo. Lots of good options...
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    Whats the acceptable criteria for riding trails...

    Whats the acceptable criteria for riding trails on warm days with snow like today? Do I need to avoid to not leave ruts?
  45. the 1.8ts will sludge the oil if you don't use...

    the 1.8ts will sludge the oil if you don't use the good stuff and change regularly make sure you get a good ppi. I had a v6 b5 wagon, it was a great car but expensive to run, I would not recommend...
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    East coast new transplant here. Anyone getting...

    East coast new transplant here. Anyone getting out this week have time to show me around? Would be day tripping from Boston, not sure if conditions are worth a full price ticket yet and the B.C....
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    I just moved to The Boston area from Seattle....

    I just moved to The Boston area from Seattle. Debating if a fatty is worth it. We late living right on beaver brook so I want to be able to get out in lighter snow days. Planning to just try my...
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    Sticky: Interested in the adjustable boots not sure when...

    Interested in the adjustable boots not sure when I will make it over to vt, how much to ship to Boston area?

    Also anyone holding 80cm skis with binders?
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    Bumping an old thread. Just moved to Boston and...

    Bumping an old thread. Just moved to Boston and need a pre season grind and edge sharpen on some skis where should I go? Moving from the west coast I havenít been too picky on timing but I need some...
  50. I have some 70s looking for 90/100 to fit s914s....

    I have some 70s looking for 90/100 to fit s914s. and 94 waist skis. Willing to buy instead of trade.
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