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    I hope you're right. But I'm skeptical.

    I hope you're right. But I'm skeptical.
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    To add to that, I'm fully expecting the lift...

    To add to that, I'm fully expecting the lift lines at our local ski hill to be completely insane. Lots of recent transplants to the mountains = record season pass sales this year. And Covid...
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    Not solely. There are plenty of transition...

    Not solely. There are plenty of transition dealers.
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    Same. I just bend sidewalls back with a crescent...

    Same. I just bend sidewalls back with a crescent wrench. Just gotta be careful to not crack the rim.

    They'll never be perfect, but depending on the dent, I can usually get them passably...
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    A patent is only as good as your willingness and...

    A patent is only as good as your willingness and ability to enforce it. Plenty of people patented their idea, had it ripped off, and didn't have the money / desire to spend years enforcing their...
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    Terrain expansion at LL looks good, I think? ...

    Terrain expansion at LL looks good, I think? I've poked around in that frontside expansion area a little bit - seems like fun terrain. And while the Summit platter was an entertaining novelty,...
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    I'm not running a coil, and I don't think I'd...

    I'm not running a coil, and I don't think I'd want to. I end up riding pretty far over the front on the hardtail, just to try to keep things smoother. I definitely nose in pretty hard on...
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    He typed it in all caps. That's as loud as it...

    He typed it in all caps. That's as loud as it gets.
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    I'd like to think everyone's budgets are doing...

    I'd like to think everyone's budgets are doing ok. Bikes sold well this year, even if there were some supply side shortages. Although I suspect the gradual trend away from spending money on race...
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    He had a bad injury not too long ago. Hopefully...

    He had a bad injury not too long ago. Hopefully he stays in the mix - he's fun to watch ride.
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    Yup. Warner basically called that one out...

    Yup. Warner basically called that one out during one of the races.
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    I only use that technique with terrenes.

    I only use that technique with terrenes.
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    Elixirs aren't bad to bleed. A little fussier...

    Elixirs aren't bad to bleed. A little fussier to get all the air out than the newer sram's, but it's the same basic process. Attach a syringe at the lever, syringe at the caliper, push oil from...
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    Yeah, if trek ends up with Charlie, Reece, and...

    Yeah, if trek ends up with Charlie, Reece, and Loris all at once, that'd be an impressive team. Especially if hoell ends up on trek too (another rumor). Considering Reece wasn't a serious contender...
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    If the rumors are true and vergier is heading to...

    If the rumors are true and vergier is heading to trek, I wouldn't be too surprised if they threw some serious money at him.
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    I like to put the wheel outside and snake the...

    I like to put the wheel outside and snake the pump hose through the barely open door so I can stand inside. Quieter, safer, and my clothes stay dry.
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    You've gotta admit though, it does make things...

    You've gotta admit though, it does make things exciting.
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    Tough to say without seeing it, but my strategy...

    Tough to say without seeing it, but my strategy is usually to make a cut to relieve tension somewhere that feels safe. Ideally somewhere where I can stand behind a tree so if the leaner pops in an...
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    I have no idea why people find sram bleeds to be...

    I have no idea why people find sram bleeds to be difficult.

    Screw a syringe into the lever. Screw a syringe onto the caliper. Push oil from one end to the other. Remove syringes, reinstall...
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    Yeah, good to finally get to watch a real race,...

    Yeah, good to finally get to watch a real race, and not just a muddy shit show / competition to see who could manage to stay upright. Awesome to see Nina put one together. And cool that loris has...
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    Could be: - alignment is just off. If your...

    Could be:
    - alignment is just off. If your caliper is set so the pads are super close to the rotor, a small amount of flex can make it rub.
    -Frame flex. If this is a new phenomenon, check for...
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    Especially on a fat bike, I'd be a little...

    Especially on a fat bike, I'd be a little surprised if the wobble was noticeable, except for maybe at higher speeds on pavement.
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    Sometimes just riding them a bit will help things...

    Sometimes just riding them a bit will help things seat too.
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    Considering plenty of tires come packaged all...

    Considering plenty of tires come packaged all folded up, I don't think your storage situation had anything to do with it. I've stored used tires folded, hung, and crumpled in a corner. Never had a...
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    Yours, mine, and about 98% of the other fantasy...

    Yours, mine, and about 98% of the other fantasy teams.
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    Welp, that wasn't the greatest race I've ever...

    Welp, that wasn't the greatest race I've ever seen, but there was some really good riding, and it was a shitload better than worlds. Hoping Sunday is drier. And hoping reece can race.
  27. Not saying that ebikes cause any particularly...

    Not saying that ebikes cause any particularly egregious amount of erosion, but this sort of thing is going to vary dramatically from location to location. Just because the soil in one area can...
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    I never had a problem with reliability on spd's,...

    I never had a problem with reliability on spd's, but times have much more float. I think 4 degrees on the spd's vs 17 degrees on the times.

    I used to run spd's but found myself unclipping in...
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    Actually excited for this race. There's close...

    Actually excited for this race. There's close to 10 guys that I'd say have a legit chance at winning. It'll be interesting to see if some of the new front runners (reece, daprela) can keep their...
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    Time pedals. And the DHF. Not sure there's a...

    Time pedals.

    And the DHF. Not sure there's a bike product I've used more consistently over the years.
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    Nick Mcnutt recently called them out for his...

    Nick Mcnutt recently called them out for his beacon turning off in an avalanche he was in. I'm assuming the social media frenzy started with that. Not very often you see a pro skier call out some...
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    Put me down for an eski with throttle. I don't...

    Put me down for an eski with throttle. I don't want a pedal assist eski. Too much work.
  33. Random aside: I've been thinking about how it's...

    Random aside: I've been thinking about how it's kinda funny that ebikes are ubiquitous and widely allowed on Europe, but are fairly restricted in the U.S., while snowmobiles are (relatively)...
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    If you've gone through 2 sets of pivot bearings...

    If you've gone through 2 sets of pivot bearings in a year, you're either cleaning your bike too much or your frame is out of alignment.
  35. Your irrational hatred of throttle ebikes isn't...

    Your irrational hatred of throttle ebikes isn't based on facts. Look at the facts! There's no evidence that they cause damage to trails, and they're great for the elderly and infirm! But mostly I...
  36. ^^^ I've already said it: class 1 is the problem....

    ^^^ I've already said it: class 1 is the problem. I'm all in on throttles.
  37. Pretty sure we've figured that out: Canada and...

    Pretty sure we've figured that out: Canada and Europe.
  38. It seems like the Forest Service in a lot of...

    It seems like the Forest Service in a lot of places is trying a little harder to create new trails for modern recreation. My take is that the Wilderness / hiking groups (Sierra Club, etc.) are...
  39. Wait, wait. Are you saying you haven't studied...

    Wait, wait. Are you saying you haven't studied the facts?
  40. No they haven't. "Study the facts."

    No they haven't. "Study the facts."
  41. You better prepare for the future. Throttle only...

    You better prepare for the future. Throttle only Eebs are coming and so is the understanding of them. More than likely city counselors and mayors will have one. State and federal too.

    Its just...
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    If it's too cold to ride in shorts + knee pads +...

    If it's too cold to ride in shorts + knee pads + tall socks, then I'm gonna go skiing.
  43. Why? It seems awfully convenient that you've...

    Why?

    It seems awfully convenient that you've drawn the arbitrary line exactly where your personal interests lie. If pedal assist is ok, why not just put a throttle on? There isn't really any...
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    The e13 stuff will be great in about 14 years...

    The e13 stuff will be great in about 14 years when the xd driver patent expires and they can make a cassette that attaches properly.
  45. That's an excellent and sustainable strategy.

    That's an excellent and sustainable strategy.
  46. Yup. "Motors make baby jesus cry." - John...

    Yup.

    "Motors make baby jesus cry." - John Muir
  47. Our local forest supervisor was into ATV's and...

    Our local forest supervisor was into ATV's and motos. We have some of the heaviest restrictions on motorized use in the country.

    Once again, your Canadian experiences aren't all that relevant.
  48. One could also argue that it's short sighted to...

    One could also argue that it's short sighted to go on the internet and snipe at the people who are advocating for trail access, when you are the one who wants them to do something for you.
  49. I don't need to prepare for anything. Like I've...

    I don't need to prepare for anything. Like I've said, for the most part, I don't care if there are ebikes on the trails or not. Ride whatever you want. I'm just not going to put in any legwork...
  50. It's no assumption. I'm well aware of how our...

    It's no assumption. I'm well aware of how our local land managers and the people opposing new trails view ebikes. Their negative view significantly outweighs any additional influx of two wheeled...
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