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    It's hard to bet against the frenchies these...

    It's hard to bet against the frenchies these days. I only have 2 of them this round though. Which obviously means that all the frenchies I didn't pick are gonna kill it.
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    Not sure how picky she is, but 26" tire options...

    Not sure how picky she is, but 26" tire options are becoming increasingly slim.
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    Got it. Thanks!

    Got it. Thanks!
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    What's entry protocol these days? Still need to...

    What's entry protocol these days? Still need to fill out the app? Or just show up at the border with a passport and a vax card?
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    We got a Shark. Forget which model, but it was...

    We got a Shark. Forget which model, but it was $400-ish. Got it because it was $100 cheaper than the comparable roomba.

    Works pretty well. It automatically dumps it's bin into the docking...
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    Definitely. I have no doubt at all that if you...

    Definitely. I have no doubt at all that if you tell Push to tune the shock for insane small bump sensitivity, they can definitely do that.

    I was riding the "stock" tune for an enduro. So that...
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    In fairness to Push, if I was racing, the tune...

    In fairness to Push, if I was racing, the tune would probably be pretty good. I'd be willing to sacrifice a little small bump sensitivity for amazing support and big hit performance. But these...
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    Fully agreed. I did learn, however, that if you...

    Fully agreed. I did learn, however, that if you tell the owner of that $1300 shock that their shock is amazing in some respects but not in every respect, the owner of that shock will get angry. ...
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    Hightower LT barely held up against other 2017...

    Hightower LT barely held up against other 2017 bikes. The LT used the same front triangle as the regular Hightower and felt like a slapped together solution from Santa Cruz when they realized...
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    Awesome, thanks for the tips! Those should come...

    Awesome, thanks for the tips! Those should come in handy. There'll be a posse of various aged cousins at this little get together, so that all sounds great.
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    Hmmm, I hadn't considered the color / speed...

    Hmmm, I hadn't considered the color / speed variable. That alone is a pretty compelling reason.
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    Since it's been mentioned: I'll be in Old Orchard...

    Since it's been mentioned: I'll be in Old Orchard Beach in July for a family thing. Anything in that area that absolutely cannot be missed? Bonus points for toddler friendly attractions.
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    Chase Hawk's still my favorite insta follow. ...

    Chase Hawk's still my favorite insta follow. Dude's just so damn flowy.
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    I thought it was a female unfrozen caveman lawyer...

    I thought it was a female unfrozen caveman lawyer reboot?
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    Lol. The bots think we have maids.

    Lol. The bots think we have maids.
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    My understanding is that most suspension oils...

    My understanding is that most suspension oils have additives to reduce foaming and minimize aeration of the oil, none of which would really make any difference in brakes. Synthetic suspension oils...
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    Finally!

    Finally!
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    Poll: If it's entirely legal for some half blind 90...

    If it's entirely legal for some half blind 90 year old in an 8,000 lb clapped out piece of shit truck with bald tires and drum brakes to go 75, then I figure I should get a hall pass for 110 or so. ...
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    Does this count as BMX? I'm not even sure. ...

    Does this count as BMX? I'm not even sure.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzbzYEzr7AY
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    Many years ago, I was travelling with a friend in...

    Many years ago, I was travelling with a friend in his E-350 that had one of those fiberglass roof extension things. It was his Sprinter-ish camper van before Sprinters existed in the U.S. We're in...
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    Nice. Hadn't realized there was such a good...

    Nice. Hadn't realized there was such a good scene in Greece!
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    I am skeptical that anything you do without a...

    I am skeptical that anything you do without a proper bleed kit is going to improve the situation. With sram's bleed kit, a proper bleed takes like 2 minutes, so maybe just find someone with a bleed...
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    Love those guys. I hadn't realized they were...

    Love those guys. I hadn't realized they were Ukranian before your post. Hopefully they're weathering the war.

    These guys have a sort of similar vibe:


    https://youtu.be/VYb-M0Msdvo
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    Speaking of stoner rock, these guys had flown...

    Speaking of stoner rock, these guys had flown under my radar, but I've been into them lately. They're like Kyuss, except from Greece.


    https://youtu.be/8ysBMZSzpp8
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    Weren't those things coil with just an air...

    Weren't those things coil with just an air "preload"? I think the main spring is a coil and you can add a little air to increase ramp / stiffen the fork. No idea on pressure range, but a lot of...
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    I'm not sure it'd cure hot spots, but my foot...

    I'm not sure it'd cure hot spots, but my foot feels more supported on Speciale 8's than it does on ATAC's. You can adjust the pin height on the Speciale's to dial in how much contact your shoe is...
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    There are tons of relatively cheap security...

    There are tons of relatively cheap security cameras available online. They'd probably need several of them - they'd need footage of the theft, and (more importantly) footage of the vehicle they're...
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    No idea what's actually available, but here are...

    No idea what's actually available, but here are some bikes that more or less fit in that category. Some of these are more compelling options than others, so you'll have to weigh awesomeness vs....
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    I weigh a good bit less than you, but I find...

    I weigh a good bit less than you, but I find that, even with an insert, I still have to run pretty high pressures in an EXO tire to keep the tire from feeling squirmy in hard corners. I can run a...
  30. You could just put a 90mm stem on it.

    You could just put a 90mm stem on it.
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    That's like asking why people buy an Acura...

    That's like asking why people buy an Acura instead of a Honda. Giant is a Honda.
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    I sold a very similar Hightower for $3800 three...

    I sold a very similar Hightower for $3800 three or four years ago. On one hand, used bike prices are insane right now. On the other hand, your bike is 4 years old and is the prior generation...
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    Don't all the directional ones thread on, so...

    Don't all the directional ones thread on, so they'll only go on one way?
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    Hasn't been mentioned: I do love a pre-ride big...

    Hasn't been mentioned: I do love a pre-ride big bang bagel sandwich.
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    "What kind of fasteners should we use on this...

    "What kind of fasteners should we use on this car"

    "Imperial?"

    "Yeah, but let's rename imperial after ourselves for no apparent reason"

    "Sounds good. I'm in."
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    Meh.

    Meh.
  37. Thread: Fernie Beta?

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    I'm sure Waxman knows better than me, but my...

    I'm sure Waxman knows better than me, but my favorite is the Himalayan Spice Bistro - solid indian food. Curry Bowl is good too, but it's pretty small.
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    I have a vague recollection of Kidwoo saying that...

    I have a vague recollection of Kidwoo saying that a long, long time ago (well before the Speciales existed). I think he was referring to old ATAC's.

    I migrated away from my MX's and Z's because...
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    That song came out in 2000. The point...

    That song came out in 2000.

    The point stands, though.
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    Oh no, I'm definitely not that smart. I just...

    Oh no, I'm definitely not that smart. I just couldn't get the bead to initially catch and start to inflate.

    When it's inflating and I can't get that last bit of bead to seat and I start getting...
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    I remember being kind of baffled that my Ford was...

    I remember being kind of baffled that my Ford was all metric. It's 'murican, so I just assumed it'd be imperial. But apparently Ford's been metric since before I was born.
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    And when you wrestle with getting a tire to set...

    And when you wrestle with getting a tire to set up tubeless for like 30 minutes and finally give up and re-tape the rim to get the tire to seat, make sure you don't then put the tire on backwards.
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    Agreed. And it was the main reason I didn't buy...

    Agreed. And it was the main reason I didn't buy an 11-6.
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    Yeah, the 11-6 has maybe the best mid-stroke...

    Yeah, the 11-6 has maybe the best mid-stroke support and bottom out resistance of any shock I've ever ridden. The one I rode was pretty mediocre on small bump sensitivity though.
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    That's an odd one. Who doesn't know that bats...

    That's an odd one. Who doesn't know that bats are rabid? But I guess I'll make sure my wife isn't letting them lick her fingers.
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    You're not really helping keep my relationship...

    You're not really helping keep my relationship with the local bats at a "casual annoyance" level.
  47. Thread: Fernie Beta?

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    How the hell do you not have a passport? All the...

    How the hell do you not have a passport? All the good trails are in Canada.
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    Oh, there's tons of places they can get in if...

    Oh, there's tons of places they can get in if they want to. The house is definitely not sealed up particularly well. I'm just impressed / annoyed that two of them got in through different spots on...
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    Our house sits in a wooded area, and we've always...

    Our house sits in a wooded area, and we've always had bats that hang out in our eaves. We get a bit of bat shit on some of the porches, and occasionally hear some scratching in the ceiling or in the...
  50. Thread: Fernie Beta?

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    That's what I've heard as well. Fernie friends...

    That's what I've heard as well. Fernie friends were heading over to Cranbrook to ride. Most trails in Fernie are still holding snow.
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