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    That land has been sold a couple of times since...

    That land has been sold a couple of times since we decided not to build up there... I'm assuming because of even higher construction costs in the Vail Valley. It was only a few years ago though.
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    Want to bet? If the housing market comes...

    Want to bet? If the housing market comes crashing down and 'Merica goes into a recession, construction costs are going to fall through the floor, and builders/contractors are going to be begging for...
  3. I just remembered- I also have some brand new...

    I just remembered- I also have some brand new Industry Nine Enduro-S wheels I could include as well. They're the 1/1 hubs, I've got both XD and MS hubs (I believe).
  4. Just the fork... I need to swap the build kit...

    Just the fork... I need to swap the build kit over to another frame for the rest of our trip season (which is why the large is for sale in the first place).
  5. FWIW, the Safari color looks pretty sick in...

    FWIW, the Safari color looks pretty sick in person.
  6. FS: Propain Hugene Frame w/ RS Super Deluxe Ultimate (Like New, Large)

    For sale is a like-new Propain Hugene frame, size L in the Safari color. This was used as a demo bike for one trip, so it has four rides on it. No scratches, no nicks, etc. just a little bit of...
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    Molas to Engineer without anything else is 20...

    Molas to Engineer without anything else is 20 miles with 2700' of climbing (about 4500' descending) according to Strava. You could make it a bit longer and keep going on the CT, then take a left...
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    FWIW, the Kennebec to town ride was my least...

    FWIW, the Kennebec to town ride was my least favorite of everything I've done around Durango (which is fairly limited). All of the rides up above Purgatory were much better, both in terms of...
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    Well, gravel ain't for me after all... I'm a...

    Well, gravel ain't for me after all... I'm a mountain bike kind of guy.

    I've got a brand new (two rides on it, not a mark anywhere) mint Revel Rover that's going to be for sale in the coming...
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    I thin’ we ride in the same area (I’m in niwot)…...

    I thin’ we ride in the same area (I’m in niwot)… if you ever see a non-gravel looking guy riding a mint Revel, say hi.
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    This is the combo I've got on my Propain Hugene...

    This is the combo I've got on my Propain Hugene now (Kryptotal rear on the front, though)... will report back after two weeks in Sun Valley.
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    I need a handful of valve stems for demo bikes...

    I need a handful of valve stems for demo bikes that come with tubes installed (WTF?)... thoughts on which brand to get that won't break the bank, but are still reliable?
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    Bump... no negative test required to re-enter the...

    Bump... no negative test required to re-enter the US starting on Sunday (June 12th). About damn time.
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    Don't waste your time on the Plunge... anything...

    Don't waste your time on the Plunge... anything in the high country is way more fun. Especially in August.
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    I thought it had more to do with the perceived...

    I thought it had more to do with the perceived mental benefit of riding with a crew vs riding alone for several days.
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    That's interesting, since there's virtually no...

    That's interesting, since there's virtually no reviews online anywhere about the new tires.

    Maybe their next release will be replacements for the Race King, Cross King, and Trail King? I think...
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    Given some of the details and timing that are...

    Given some of the details and timing that are being released, I have to think Strickland was involved more than he's leading on.
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    Please stop with "acoustic bikes". They're...

    Please stop with "acoustic bikes". They're mountain bikes, no delineation needed.

    :)
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    Not entirely sure what you're asking... but my...

    Not entirely sure what you're asking... but my assumption is that the Xynotal replaces the Trail King II in Continental's lineup (ie, there isn't an update to the TKII coming). I think it's a good...
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    I just got a first ride on the Xynotals (set up...

    I just got a first ride on the Xynotals (set up F/R) this morning- they're the 2.4" trail version. I also have a set of Kryptotals and Argotals in the garage too (all trail casings, their...
  21. FS: Push 11/6 Coil Springs, 500# and 525# Brand New

    I've got two springs- these were bought for a Push 11/6 on a GG Smash, but I didn't end up needing them. They're both brand new in the original box, never mounted or used. $60/ea plus shipping if...
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    I think JeffCo OS is the only one that allows...

    I think JeffCo OS is the only one that allows bropeds, actually. BoCo and Larimer definitely do not. Not sure about the Springs stuff.
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    I'm supposed to get a size run of XT builds in...

    I'm supposed to get a size run of XT builds in the next week or two.... I'll definitely report back as soon as I can get some time on one.
  24. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Wendigo, where are you located? I *should* have...

    Wendigo, where are you located? I *should* have a size run of Hugenes in 2-3 weeks. I’m in the Boulder area (Niwot), you’re welcome to come check them out.
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    PM sent.

    PM sent.
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    FS: Sony FF and APS-C Lenses

    I decided I'm a one-lens guy (Tamron 28-200) for my A7iii, so my lens quiver is being sold off. See below for pictures and prices; lenses are in Boulder, but I'll ship at buyer's expense (about...
  27. FS: Men's Club Ride Joe Dirt Shorts, Two Pair Size Medium

    I've got two new pair of Club Ride Joe Dirt 10" shorts... one black, one dark blue. I bought them with my pro-deal code and unfortunately they're a bit too tight so I thought I'd pass on the savings...
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    Few from Squamish over the last few days: ...

    Few from Squamish over the last few days:

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    Not what I heard from my clients this weekend (8...

    Not what I heard from my clients this weekend (8 MTBers, flying in from SFO, Newark and LAX).... said customs through Vancouver was super easy.

    Of the 10 people coming into the US- my wife and I...
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    Anyone cross the border lately? I’m curious how...

    Anyone cross the border lately? I’m curious how “random” the take-with-you Covid tests are… or if they just give them to just about everyone.
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    I’ve got a Rover coming in a week or two, I’ll be...

    I’ve got a Rover coming in a week or two, I’ll be happy to report back after I get it out a few times. I’ve got to warn you though, I don’t know shit about gravel bikes, I’m just buying one to mix...
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    Is it ever going to rain again?

    Is it ever going to rain again?
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    I'll be in town: if you want to meet up and ride...

    I'll be in town: if you want to meet up and ride somewhere around Boulder/Golden, let me know.
  34. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    The dropper on my bike -pictured two pages back-...

    The dropper on my bike -pictured two pages back- is a BikeYoke 160mm, I couldn't fit a 185. I've got a ~ 31" inseam and generally can't run longer dropper posts.

    I had the same issue with their...
  35. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Interesting. My bike is a little different than...

    Interesting. My bike is a little different than the Performance spec and weighs just over 28 lbs. Crazy how a few of those items add up so quickly. When I had a Tyee built up, it was 31 lbs with...
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    The base model is $4200, I believe... the X01...

    The base model is $4200, I believe... the X01 "performance" model is $5500, which is a ridiculous deal.
  37. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Had the Hugene in the backyard washing it off...

    Had the Hugene in the backyard washing it off after a ride, so I decided to take a quick picture. I initially thought the pink I-9's might be too much, but I think they look soooo good. It's a sick...
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    Because they were stupid enough to pay $1500-1800...

    Because they were stupid enough to pay $1500-1800 for one to begin with.
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    Mattea bet enough to win by a dollar if the other...

    Mattea bet enough to win by a dollar if the other player bet it all and was correct. It was the other players bet that was the interesting one; she essentially bet on Mattea getting it wrong.
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    Awesome to watch, great video. I’ve got some...

    Awesome to watch, great video.

    I’ve got some clients that are in their early to mid-60s that absolutely rip. It’s pretty inspirational to see them hang with guys that are 20-30 years younger.
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    Yeah, ShipBikes dropped FedEx (or vice versa), so...

    Yeah, ShipBikes dropped FedEx (or vice versa), so now BikeFlights is the cheapest again… and with UPS it’s not cheap. I’ve been paying $40-50 to ship a wheels when a couple years ago it was half...
  42. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Yeah, it's not over the top annoying... it's just...

    Yeah, it's not over the top annoying... it's just something I notice compared to the other bikes I've ridden recently. The Tyee was the same: I put a VHS protector on that and it definitely helped.
  43. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    They also happen to be the only two short-travel...

    They also happen to be the only two short-travel trail bikes I’ve ridden in the last 4-5 years (discounting the Trail Pistol due to weight).

    My only real complaint, and this has been mentioned in...
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    Really well. The stuff I rode yesterday was...

    Really well. The stuff I rode yesterday was pretty technical, and it handled it just fine. It's one of those bikes that's faster than it feels- I was purposely taking it easy on the climbs, and...
  45. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Got my Hugene out for the first ride last...

    Got my Hugene out for the first ride last night... I'm impressed. I did a pretty rowdy 13 mi/3000' ride with a little bit of everything, and the Hugene held its own for sure- never felt undergunned,...
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    Here’s an interesting stat for you… Ken Jennings...

    Here’s an interesting stat for you… Ken Jennings never went into Final Jeopardy in second place. Even when he finally lost, he was in the lead.
  47. FS: OneUp Carbon Handlebar, 780mm / 20mm rise / 35mm clamp

    Lightly used OneUp carbon handlebar for sale- it's just over a year old. No real scratches anywhere, it just has the standard wear marks from the shifter/brake clamps and grips. 780mm wide, 20mm...
  48. Added pictures to the original post.

    Added pictures to the original post.
  49. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Not right now... my understanding is they're...

    Not right now... my understanding is they're hoping to make it an option later this summer.
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    Not familiar with much around Asheville, but I'd...

    Not familiar with much around Asheville, but I'd definitely recommend heading down to Brevard for a day to ride in Pisgah. Do some combination of Black Mountain, Bennett Gap, and Avery Creek......
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