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  1. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Thanks Andeh and Boissal, looking forward to...

    Thanks Andeh and Boissal, looking forward to trying them and sounds like the extra $10 over normal shimano pads is probably worth it.
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    381432 Picked up a new rear brake rotor today....

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    Picked up a new rear brake rotor today. BT seemed like a good way to bed it in. Bit of a rut on the upper part from that last storm but the bottom 2/3rds are currently in fantastic tacky...
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    Probably but nothing beats the first hand info...

    Probably but nothing beats the first hand info from the sexperts on here
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    Anyone tried MTX brake pads? Guys at the local...

    Anyone tried MTX brake pads? Guys at the local shop were raving about them. Made (designed I guess) by a local guy here in SLC who came from a moto background. I grabbed a pair and will try them...
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    381381 Found a hot spring (more of a hot...

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    Found a hot spring (more of a hot river) in BFE Nevada while driving back from a week in Oregon
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    Dirt in the PNWet

    Definitely very smokey this morning. I feel like I got pretty lucky this past week. The smoke wasnít bad at all, no one broke into my truck and I caught a vertically challenged guy having sex with a...
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    Crawfish was pretty fun, kind of reminded me of a...

    Crawfish was pretty fun, kind of reminded me of a lot of trails around Bellingham with all the roots to double and pop off. There's another trail out there that I forgot the name of but it's really...
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    I've had some luck with burning the pads with a...

    I've had some luck with burning the pads with a torch, assuming these are metal pads. Not sure what that would do to resin pads but I'm guessing they could handle the heat as well.
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    https://www.trailforks.com/trails/ironlola-creek/

    https://www.trailforks.com/trails/ironlola-creek/
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    Isnít that empire? Pretty sure it is but that...

    Isnít that empire? Pretty sure it is but that feature fell apart a while ago.
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    13 or 14 years young and still clocking miles....

    13 or 14 years young and still clocking miles. Not that many and not very fast but rode some of the middle fork of the Willamette trail today then went for a swim.

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    Sunset lap on Moon...
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    Dirt in the PNWet

    Rained a little bit last night. Met up with some locals at the top of Eula. Got some good info from them, some things added to my list that definitely weren’t on my radar (or trailforks) before.
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    Dirt in the PNWet

    Chad sounds fun, Iíd have a beer with him.

    Based on what Iíve seen, I would not camp anywhere along the Salmon, at least not in the first 5 miles or so. I havenít driven further than that. I was...
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    Dirt in the PNWet

    That sucks! Some people shouldnít be allowed out of their house!

    Another day of exploring around Oakridge biking and looking for cool spots to let the dog swim. Thereís broken down trailers all...
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    Go forth and ride, then bring back pics

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    Found a massive black berry patch yesterday while looking for somewhere to swim after my ride. Had to go back today and fill up a big container.

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    Smooth, very fast and in...
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    I've only been on Shimano 12s for a little bit...

    I've only been on Shimano 12s for a little bit but this has been my experience as well. I killed an XT derailleur pretty quickly, a ton of play developed between the top half and bottom off and it...
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    I was definitely wondering if it had anything to...

    I was definitely wondering if it had anything to do with that. Seems likely.
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    Is Oakridge going to shit? I might be biased...

    Is Oakridge going to shit? I might be biased because some trasher stole my camp chair that was holding my camp spot and in return left a truck load of trash behind but it seems much shittier than...
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    Real nice sunset lap in sun valley. East fork to...

    Real nice sunset lap in sun valley. East fork to Osberg to Alden is a great little loop.

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    Lost Trail (MT/ID) shuttle fest 2017

    Hell of a weekend! Highly recommend making this next year if you can. Pretty small turnout this year but it made it fun because you got to know everyone and we all rode together. Around 15 people...
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    Anyone else going? I'll probably head up...

    Anyone else going? I'll probably head up Thursday after work, down to ride Friday if anyone is around.
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    I've never ridden with him so it's hard to say...

    I've never ridden with him so it's hard to say yet but he's not a complete newbie, this is his first year biking and has been riding trails up around Missoula, some of which sound on the rougher side...
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    Thanks Phall! I thought I had heard that you...

    Thanks Phall! I thought I had heard that you couldnít take bikes on the bus anymore or that it was really limited how many you can get on?
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    Any suggestions on a somewhat mellow PCMR loop? ...

    Any suggestions on a somewhat mellow PCMR loop? I've got a friend in town who's kind of new to biking but interested in getting out, gonna let him borrow my spare bike and drag him around for a bit....
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    Wasatch Dirt Thread

    Did something similar yesterday morning. thereís a bus that you can get at the swamp lot. Not sure the schedule but we grabbed a 7:10 for $2 and then got our $ís worth of jank until around noon then...
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    This sounds pretty fun, think I might try to make...

    This sounds pretty fun, think I might try to make it this year.
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    Without stopping I reached around into my hip...

    Without stopping I reached around into my hip pack, grabbed my 2nd beer and opened it with my teeth. I thoroughly enjoyed that pavement cruise out. It was a tough call whether this was the coolest...
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    pulled the trigger yesterday on an 8k system...

    pulled the trigger yesterday on an 8k system which should give us just over 100% coverage. electricity is fairly cheap in Utah (.08 - .10/kwh) but if nothing else this seems like a pretty good way...
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    Iíve almost knocked on your door a few times...

    Iíve almost knocked on your door a few times basinbeater, been hoping to catch you in the front yard after a bike ride one of these days so we could talk audio, land cruisers and bmws, seems like...
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    couple weekends ago at Purgatory ...

    couple weekends ago at Purgatory

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    you can crack the screw at the lever to let a...

    you can crack the screw at the lever to let a little fluid out but in my experience if you just go ride them for a little bit the system will equalize pretty quick and everything will be fine.
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    Crazy! Thanks for filling in some of the info. ...

    Crazy! Thanks for filling in some of the info. Sounds like he's doing well all things considered but has a long recovery in front of him. I was surprised to hear it because he's really talented...
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    Go forth and ride, then bring back pics

    Yeah, Jason. Do you know what he was riding?
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    Ive got a friend who lives up that way that...

    Ive got a friend who lives up that way that recently got broken off pretty bad on some new jumps, bad enough to have to get flown to Seattle. Wonder if it was those, I havenít gotten much details...
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    Probably wouldn't be that fun on a bike is my...

    Probably wouldn't be that fun on a bike is my impression, it's a bitch of a climb on the moto and usually very blown out. There are some trails not on the map around the AF overlook that would be...
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    Up Hotel Draw. Little bit of snow at the very...

    Up Hotel Draw. Little bit of snow at the very top but I bet it will be gone soon.
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    That Dutch loop felt a good bit harder than the...

    That Dutch loop felt a good bit harder than the stats say, maybe it was the elevation or the heat but itís a bit of an ass kicker. Real fun though!

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    Corral is snow free but has maybe 10...
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    quite smooth actually, you should have seen it...

    quite smooth actually, you should have seen it before the cleanup.
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    Wasatch Dirt Thread

    Don't encourage him.

    No signs of any trail closures up above shoreline last night.

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    We definitely need more green flow trails. I'm...

    We definitely need more green flow trails. I'm on board!
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    Does that mean anything above Terror is closed as...

    Does that mean anything above Terror is closed as well?

    edit : I'm getting some mixed info on the current state of things. Bike shop guys said it's definitely closed off from the top but I talked...
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    Is it true that Terror has been shut down? Was...

    Is it true that Terror has been shut down? Was just in the bike shop and they were talking about this.
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    I haven't personally ridden any of the new stuff...

    I haven't personally ridden any of the new stuff but I have not talked to a single biker yet who had anything good to say about those new trails.
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    Wasatch Dirt Thread

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    Took the wife out to slate creek. She enjoyed it, I liked it better than I thought I would.
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51200085360_96...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51200085360_969230e4c2_b.jpg
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    Iíd give it more stars. Yeah the climbs suck but...

    Iíd give it more stars. Yeah the climbs suck but all the downs are so damn fun and the scenery is an 11. Itís really damn nice out there right now!
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    375192 PleasantAF

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    PleasantAF
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    I've been on the lookout for a 555, supposedly a...

    I've been on the lookout for a 555, supposedly a great amp if you can find one.
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    These guys can help you get started ...

    These guys can help you get started

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    It's just money, they print more every day.

    It's just money, they print more every day.
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