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    Yep - and there's a good chance we will be up at...

    Yep - and there's a good chance we will be up at the Canyons or DV this weekend too, so it would be easy to coordinate!
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    139877 139880 139878 If you want specific...

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    If you want specific pics of anything else, let me know.
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    139875 139876 Here it is. I'm trying to...

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    Here it is. I'm trying to remember if I've actually ever crashed on this bike... I really haven't ridden it that much. The only scratches really are from the chain where the...
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    I broke my phone over the weekend and lost my...

    I broke my phone over the weekend and lost my pics, but I'll take some more and post them as quick as I can. Sorry to take so long!
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    You can (and should) still lift your bike with...

    You can (and should) still lift your bike with your legs on flats. You just have to use your ankles too to angle the pedals, grip them and lift the bike. It's not that hard to learn, and once you...
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    I use flats on everything these days, including...

    I use flats on everything these days, including XC rides, except on my singlespeed and road bike.

    The more I use flats on XC rides, the more efficient I am with them and I don't notice any loss...
  7. I did for maybe 2 years on my Syren, but once the...

    I did for maybe 2 years on my Syren, but once the Hammerschmidt came out I replaced the 1x9 with that, which other than the weight is pretty flawless. For me it kind of depends on which bike and...
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    I have bibs that I love, but only really for road...

    I have bibs that I love, but only really for road biking. I wear baggies on the MTB. But anyway - I have a pair of Giordana Forma Red Carbon bibs that are awesome and have lasted years and 2...
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    It was great to see you Saturday - it's been a...

    It was great to see you Saturday - it's been a while! We had a great time riding at the Canyons too - they're doing a great job and I can't wait to see what's next up there!
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    Yeah, I've never had that happen, but I guess...

    Yeah, I've never had that happen, but I guess it's possible. You can always put one of those new 2x10 bashguards on if you're worried about it.
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    I think someone already mentioned it, but the...

    I think someone already mentioned it, but the fact of having a double instead of a triple, when I'm descending or moving with much speed at all - I'm in the big ring, so therefore you're protected. ...
  12. Thread: Dead Legs?

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    This is usually a sign for me. I love yoga in...

    This is usually a sign for me. I love yoga in general, but have poses that I hate - which are almost always the ones I need to do the most. And it's also why I find that I need to go to yoga...
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    Heh - that does look totally crazy now. And...

    Heh - that does look totally crazy now. And wow. Check out the 44T chainring I was running:

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=952&d=1079534639
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    Heh, it is kind of cool to look back and see what...

    Heh, it is kind of cool to look back and see what I was riding in 2004. Especially since that RM9 went from maggot to maggot for years afterwards. :) Good stuff.
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    I currently have a 2.5 DHF EXO and a 2.2 Ikon on...

    I currently have a 2.5 DHF EXO and a 2.2 Ikon on my Remedy. I've been debating going back to a lighter front tire, but it's not bad. And I had 2.5 DHF's front and rear on there for a couple...
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    Yeah, those 1.5ish casings. I can see the...

    Yeah, those 1.5ish casings. I can see the single ply ones causing problems.
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    Same here. I figured the Bontrager XR3's (535g)...

    Same here. I figured the Bontrager XR3's (535g) that came on my Remedy (Tricon UST wheelset) felt so flimsy that they were going to blow up in short order when I set them up tubeless, but no issues...
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    Same here - Mr. AG and I ran Telonix ghetto...

    Same here - Mr. AG and I ran Telonix ghetto tubeless for a couple years with no issues at all, even leaving them sit over the winter, etc.
  19. Awesome! So glad this all worked out so well! ...

    Awesome! So glad this all worked out so well! :)
  20. Nice work - that looks sweet!

    Nice work - that looks sweet!
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    We supposedly have "good" insurance (at least...

    We supposedly have "good" insurance (at least that's what our HR department likes to say), and I pay over $300/month for both of us - my company pays half, so it's about $600something for both. ...
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    Haha - I have to admit, I've had more sore...

    Haha - I have to admit, I've had more sore muscles from yoga lately than from riding (even though I've been riding plenty). And I think this is directly related to my favorite yoga instructor...
  23. Poll: Voted - Thanks for doing this IG!

    Voted - Thanks for doing this IG!
  24. It physically does not fit in there - it's a...

    It physically does not fit in there - it's a first year AS-X, which was designed for a smaller shock.

    Mr.AG thinks it's a 400# spring too. Need to to look and verify...
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    My new bike has the DT TRICON XM 1550 wheels,...

    My new bike has the DT TRICON XM 1550 wheels, which have been great so far, but they haven't been through anything all that rough yet.
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    We just got back yesterday - I'm sure someone...

    We just got back yesterday - I'm sure someone will post more of a real trip report, but good Lord, it was amazing. :)

    JoshP getting after it:
    ...
  27. Thread: Race Face

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    That's truly disgusting that a great company was...

    That's truly disgusting that a great company was destroyed by the owner's greed.

    Bummer since their armor just keeps getting better. Loving the Flank reactive knee/shin guards. And their...
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    Ditto on the small block 8's, especially in the...

    Ditto on the small block 8's, especially in the rear for XC. I was using a Minion DHF EXO in the front but just doing ghetto tubeless with that - but I think those come in a UST model too, it's...
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    See, that's the problem. It's NOT marginal...

    See, that's the problem. It's NOT marginal conditions in Moab/St. George - the low altitude stuff that's miserably hot in a couple months is at it's best right now. Not a hint of mud, just dry,...
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    I haven't needed the chiropractor once since I...

    I haven't needed the chiropractor once since I started bikram yoga about 4 months ago, but YMMV. :)

    But I'm officially more obsessed with biking than skiing at the moment. I spent time riding...
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    Nice! I'm right there with you.

    Nice! I'm right there with you.
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    I've got both - Hadleys come in several colors -...

    I've got both - Hadleys come in several colors - I have blue and black, but I'm pretty sure I've seen red and gold as well. And FWIW, the blue Hadleys are brighter than the blue Hopes - more of a...
  33. Call Krispy to ask about the cost for the...

    Call Krispy to ask about the cost for the cartridge and ask him his opinion on it.
  34. Well, and if it just needs a front wheel and...

    Well, and if it just needs a front wheel and cranks, that might not be as bad to find and sell it as a complete bike.
  35. I'd go with that, unless you see another fork...

    I'd go with that, unless you see another fork solution appearing soon.
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    Weird! I'm their profile pic and I've never...

    Weird! I'm their profile pic and I've never seen that photo before. I'm not even entirely sure where it is, though I'm guessing White Pine, maybe...
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    What happened to both of you? I haven't been...

    What happened to both of you? I haven't been paying attention, obviously.
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    The fact that the Remedy is replacing my Anthem,...

    The fact that the Remedy is replacing my Anthem, and I still have my Syren is one of the main reasons I'm not sweating the carbon frame (or cranks or bars, etc.) It's meant to be my XC/trail bike,...
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    I love riding in the rain. But I don't love...

    I love riding in the rain. But I don't love destroying my drivetrain, BB, etc. by grinding mud into it - or I guess more accurately, I don't love the time and money required to fix my bike after a...
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    I don't have any plans to get rid of it due to...

    I don't have any plans to get rid of it due to durability anyway.
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    Heh, I can't give you any shit about a carbon...

    Heh, I can't give you any shit about a carbon frame since I'm in that club now too.

    I've managed to make it through 3 rides now though without breaking it in half. :biggrin:
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    They're not really like either. They are the...

    They're not really like either. They are the reactive d3o armor under fabric. So it's soft/flexible until impact and then stiffens when you need it to absorb a blow.

    To me, they're reasonably...
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    I think it depends on what sort of...

    I think it depends on what sort of rides/probability of falling you're talking about. There are rides I haven't crashed on in a long time (knock on wood) but I still like wearing something just in...
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    The race face flank are my favorites for...

    The race face flank are my favorites for knee/shin protection on more pedally rides. They are that reactive stuff which seems to work well, and they stay put and breathe.
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    You don’t want to keep second guessing your...

    You don’t want to keep second guessing your decision now that it's sitting in your house? ;)

    That frame looks beautiful! Can't wait to see it built!
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    I agree there - there's no such thing as a...

    I agree there - there's no such thing as a typical Super D course, so the ideal bike tends to be different race to race. Hell, I've raced Sundance on my rigid singlespeed while I wished for a...
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    It's ridiculously nice - pedals as well as my...

    It's ridiculously nice - pedals as well as my Anthem (it's probably a hair lighter) and is a 100% improvement descending. Though I'm classifying this as my XC bike, and keeping the Syren for...
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    I was down in St. George and got out for my first...

    I was down in St. George and got out for my first ride on the new Remedy - stoked! 55 degrees and sunny made it really hard to come home and go skiing. Dying to get back down there for some...
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    Nope. I've heard good things about times, but...

    Nope. I've heard good things about times, but haven't had any reason to switch. I just used to have issues with getting stuck in shimano pedals.

    Though I'm pretty much at the point where I'm...
  50. I'm the only weirdo who seems to prefer riding my...

    I'm the only weirdo who seems to prefer riding my Syren to my DH bikes at Whistler. Then again, I head for twisty, rooty, techy goodness and everyone else just wants to hit jump runs all day... ...
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