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    Yeah, that's more or less it (as I understand...

    Yeah, that's more or less it (as I understand it). Larger volume positive spring requires a larger volume negative spring, and apparently it's tough to get a good balance in the large diameter...
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    38 has a tube in a tube for the air chamber, so...

    38 has a tube in a tube for the air chamber, so volume is lower than the zeb. Also part of the reason the 38 weighs a bunch more.
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    $free. Donate it to someone in need.

    $free. Donate it to someone in need.
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    For whatever it's worth, I like the Lyrik and...

    For whatever it's worth, I like the Lyrik and Pike a lot. Slight preference for the Lyrik over the 36. The Zeb is the only RS fork that I really didn't get along with. Definitely prefer the 38...
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    Poll: Since we're on the topic of drugs, it seems...

    Since we're on the topic of drugs, it seems pretty clear that the war on drugs has failed. So now we just need to remind the right that regulations on guns would be a new and effective way for them...
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    Note that Rockshox just unveiled its 2023 forks,...

    Note that Rockshox just unveiled its 2023 forks, which includes a heavily re-vamped Lyrik. Lyrik prices might continue to drop (with the risk that when they sell out, you'll be paying full pop for...
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    Poll: Fully agreed. I'm not overly concerned with...

    Fully agreed. I'm not overly concerned with additional restrictions on autos; I was just responding to B.S. who was implying that autos are already banned. If semi-autos had the same restrictions...
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    Poll: Manufacture of automatics was banned. Still...

    Manufacture of automatics was banned. Still perfectly legal to own a pre-'86 auto. But don't let me get in the way of you being a smug twat.
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    Yeah, functionally I don't find much difference...

    Yeah, functionally I don't find much difference between the various tray rack brands. Only upside of Kuat is warranty and finish quality.

    If I was shelling out for a new tray rack these days,...
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    Poll: The far right wingers in my office are reporting...

    The far right wingers in my office are reporting that the shooter was a transsexual man who had begun to transition to a woman. So apparently that's how the right is going to explain this away.
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    Poll: Seems pretty consistent to me - they're ok with...

    Seems pretty consistent to me - they're ok with kids dying, whether it be from infection or bullet.
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    Drop a little lube into the lock. They should...

    Drop a little lube into the lock. They should snap in without needing the key.
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    Kuat makes a cheap one that's plastic-y. The...

    Kuat makes a cheap one that's plastic-y. The ones that are comparable in price to 1UPs are pretty much all metal except for the rear wheel strap, the rubberized portion of the front wheel arm, and...
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    My kuat is all black and barely has any plastic...

    My kuat is all black and barely has any plastic on it. It also carries 4 bikes, which is 2 more than any 1UP can carry.
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    Pretty much this. Not to say all pros are...

    Pretty much this. Not to say all pros are assholes by any means, but it takes a certain mindset and personality to fully dedicate yourself to athletic greatness, and that personality type seems to...
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    So red bull's gonna start telling these guys...

    So red bull's gonna start telling these guys "yeah, sure, you're one of the fastest guys in the world, but we Facebook stalked you and found a disgruntled ex-girlfriend from a decade ago, so we're...
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    Seriously. Can't believe these companies aren't...

    Seriously. Can't believe these companies aren't pumping their athletes full of sodium pentothal before they sign them. Maybe a little enhanced interrogation to see if there's any possibility...
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    You're telling people on a ski forum that they...

    You're telling people on a ski forum that they shouldn't care how much it snows? I think you might be on the wrong forum.
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    Not sure how your stabilizer hitch is set up, but...

    Not sure how your stabilizer hitch is set up, but mine just bolts into a shank. If that's how yours is, the bolt spacing is pretty standard and you can get shanks that stick out more. Something...
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    You can get accurate-ish seasonal snow totals...

    You can get accurate-ish seasonal snow totals from snotel data. If you pull up the 30 day daily table, it gives you start of day accumulation values. You can then adjust the time period to be the...
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    Heh. Definitely. I've put in a lot of miles...

    Heh. Definitely. I've put in a lot of miles with one of those strap on Hollywood racks, which are extraordinarily effective at damaging both the bikes and the car.
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    Among other reasons that have already been...

    Among other reasons that have already been stated, Allen doesn't make a 4 bike tray rack.

    If you want an Allen rack to hold 4 bikes, they're going to be hanging from the top tube. Which doesn't...
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    You can get extra long drop bars that'd probably...

    You can get extra long drop bars that'd probably accomplish what you need. Something like this: https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitch-Ball-Mount/CURT/D-26.html
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    Poll: It's kind of funny seeing that 2013 article...

    It's kind of funny seeing that 2013 article reference Ukranian peasants standing up against Stalin. Clearly modern Ukranian peasants are doing a good job of standing up against the tyrannical...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KkZyjo1J6c

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KkZyjo1J6c
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    Not sure if it's any different these days, but...

    Not sure if it's any different these days, but the WB rental fleet used to be tiered. There were the regular GT's, but there was also a "demo" fleet of assorted other brands, generally with nicer...
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    Was just wrestling with this same annoyance a...

    Was just wrestling with this same annoyance a couple weeks ago. Didn't arrive at any useful conclusions. Bought an inverter.
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    I hope Dakota can finally figure out how to keep...

    I hope Dakota can finally figure out how to keep his shit together for a whole run. He's fun to watch ride - takes a lot of interesting lines. He'd have some good results if he could stay on the...
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    I picked 1 crash and 2 mechanicals. Apologies...

    I picked 1 crash and 2 mechanicals. Apologies to my team.

    But Amaury comes through, as always.
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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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