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  1. Brevard House for Rent: 4bd/3ba Between Pisgah and Dupont

    I thought I'd put our rental up here before we list it on Zillow and Craigslist.... our renters are moving out this spring, so we're looking for a new long-term lease beginning on June 1. I believe...
  2. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    I can confirm.... getting demo bikes these days...

    I can confirm.... getting demo bikes these days is pretty damn tough. Luckily I secured some last fall for this spring, but I doubt I'll be selling them this year since who knows if I can get more...
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    Fro, read the Enduro Mag review on the Deviate...

    Fro, read the Enduro Mag review on the Deviate too.... they loved it on the climbs. I'm wondering if the pre-production version PB had wasn't setup right or something, because everyone I know that...
  4. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    It's about $100-150 more than it should be, but...

    It's about $100-150 more than it should be, but here you go:
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  5. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    Cancel your order and go with something from a...

    Cancel your order and go with something from a small guy like GG or Revel. You'll get it this year at least (much sooner with GG).
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    Yep... been riding a Druid for the last 4 months,...

    Yep... been riding a Druid for the last 4 months, and have a Deviate on the way in the next couple of weeks. I'm a HUGE fan of the way the Druid rides, and I expect more of the same from the...
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    No, I still work with them (I've got Enduro 305s...

    No, I still work with them (I've got Enduro 305s on my other bike, and we'll have them on some of our demos this year).... but their carbon wheelsets are big $$$$ and even with my partner discount,...
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    Mine are still a couple weeks out, so I can't...

    Mine are still a couple weeks out, so I can't answer that directly. There was no mention of it during the online checkout process, and nothing in the follow-up email confirmation either.

    The...
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    Why wouldn't it be? I bet it's even worse than...

    Why wouldn't it be? I bet it's even worse than usual... the combination of cases/deaths declining, no real int'l travel, and people cooped up all winter. No way I'd expect anything less than...
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    Bump for update... ended up using Ticketchecker's...

    Bump for update... ended up using Ticketchecker's suggestion and got a NOBL pro discount... ended up buying a set of the TR33's with DT Swiss 350/54t ratchet. They say it's ~1550g, which is a good...
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    How much offset? TBH if you have to borrow a...

    How much offset? TBH if you have to borrow a wheel for a few days, you’re likely not going to notice the difference as long as the tire doesn’t rub on the frame.

    I’d also put the Revel Ranger on...
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    It'll be interesting to see how these guys do...

    It'll be interesting to see how these guys do with their new business model. They're trying to charge $49/yr for their "Beta Pass" (or whatever they call it), but they don't seem to have that much...
  13. A few of the dogs playing in the back yard this...

    A few of the dogs playing in the back yard this morning, after 6-7" of snow overnight:


    https://photos.smugmug.com/Personal/Various-Personal-Images/i-LZWDr4J/0/70856711/XL/Feb21Snow-4-XL.jpg

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    But other than their respective Facebook and...

    But other than their respective Facebook and Twitter "friends", does anyone really care what those dumb fucks think?
  15. Holy shit. Those mountains are so big, there's...

    Holy shit. Those mountains are so big, there's no way to even tell what kind of scale we're looking at in the pictures. What kind of vertical relief is there from top to bottom in some of these...
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    Another avalanche in East Vail today, too....

    Another avalanche in East Vail today, too. Snowboarder survived thanks to an Avalung.
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    Sadly I don't have a QBP account. mtnlion,...

    Sadly I don't have a QBP account.

    mtnlion, doesn't have to be carbon but I don't know of any alloy wheels that are 1500g and not super soft or narrow.

    Boissal, those BTLOS wheels look sweet. ...
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    I looked at Stans, but the Crest CB7 is around...

    I looked at Stans, but the Crest CB7 is around 1450g and is only 23mm wide... and about $1400. I used to get a pro deal through them but it's been a few years. Chaka, I'll take a look at...
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    Best "Budget" Lightweight 29er Wheelset?

    I'm in the process of building up a light(er) trail bike, and I'm trying to shave weight where it makes financial sense.... I'd like to find a wheelset that's sub-1600g and won't break the bank.
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  20. FS: Shimano XTR 9120-1 12-spd Crankset w/ 32t and BB

    I'm selling a like-new Shimano XTR HollowTech 12-speed crankset, including the chain ring and BB. This was taken off a new bike build after two rides, so it's in mint condition. No marks anywhere,...
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    FYI, there's a "new" Canon 70-300 non-L version...

    FYI, there's a "new" Canon 70-300 non-L version that's quite an improvement over the old build... it's much nicer and more solid, and while I owned it for a short time I thought it was a bit faster...
  22. Thread: Sobriety, V2.

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    Substitute post-work rides for happy hours. ...

    Substitute post-work rides for happy hours. Win-win for you and your bike.
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    Just got back from Tucson last night, so I...

    Just got back from Tucson last night, so I thought I'd update this thread with my ride experience:

    Friday's Ride: Wild Burro - Ridgeline - Wild Mustang - Upper Javelina (from Wild Burro TH), ~17...
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    I can't imagine it's a common problem, it was...

    I can't imagine it's a common problem, it was just on a used bike that probably got ridden fairly hard. On a bike like a BMC that's not widely carried in bike shops, I'd err on the safe side and...
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    Funny, it's the total opposite where I live north...

    Funny, it's the total opposite where I live north of Boulder.
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    Ha, I wish... if I lived in BC, I'd already have...

    Ha, I wish... if I lived in BC, I'd already have one on order. For now though, the Druid is handling things just fine here in measly Colorado. :)
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    I'll have a very lightly used Trail Pistola (size...

    I'll have a very lightly used Trail Pistola (size 3) for sale soon too.... XT build with Rockshox Ultimate (Pike/Deluxe) suspension, Magura brakes, new Stan's Flow wheels, XT drivetrain. Just an FYI...
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    Or... my friend and I rode up Belcher, passed a...

    Or... my friend and I rode up Belcher, passed a couple hikers, rode Rawhide and Longhorn, and didn't see another mountain biker until we were 1/4 mile from the lot. But yeah, you're close.
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    Or.... totally dry White Ranch and Left Hand in...

    Or.... totally dry White Ranch and Left Hand in February, in short sleeves. Desert is not better.
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    Riding bikes in Golden on Thursday? Looks like...

    Riding bikes in Golden on Thursday? Looks like only an inch or two for the metro area, but that's going to screw any fun riding.

    I wouldn't bother making the drive unless you're already here for...
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    Don’t know all the details, but my understanding...

    Don’t know all the details, but my understanding is Arenado didn’t waive his opt out or no trade clause. So you have to imagine he’ll try to renegotiate the existing contract, which only complicates...
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    I've been consistently commenting on them for the...

    I've been consistently commenting on them for the last ~4 months since they replaced my Maxxis tires. Baron or Kaiser front, and either a Trail King II or Kaiser in the back and I'm super happy. ...
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    I was looking at that one too, and then...

    I was looking at that one too, and then potentially adding in the Badlands loop to make it a longer ride.

    In that same area, is it worth it to descend Tortuga's Revenge? Looks like fun, but it...
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    Sounds like Home Grown is planning to run a...

    Sounds like Home Grown is planning to run a shuttle up to Bug Springs next weekend, so that's one day of riding. Now I just need to fill Friday and Sunday morning. I'm hoping the rain/snow holds...
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    Those slabs are insane. And if you look at the...

    Those slabs are insane. And if you look at the surrounding scenery in that valley, there are slabs everywhere. Damn. Remy needs to invite him out to Squamish sometime.

    And those Conti tires are...
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    Bumping the Tucson thread.... I've got a flight...

    Bumping the Tucson thread.... I've got a flight into PHX next week (Thu-Sun) and the original plan was to ride Prescott with a couple of clients for three days. The snow this week threw a wrench in...
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    Bump... I just put a Kaiser on the front of my...

    Bump... I just put a Kaiser on the front of my Druid after running a Baron/TKII combo for the last several months (and a Baron/Kaiser in Brevard for a week). I only have a couple of rides on the...
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    Huh, I didn't know that still works... but I just...

    Huh, I didn't know that still works... but I just checked, and it's for 20% off. The only issue these days is finding something that's in stock!
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    I know Spot has demos available from their shop...

    I know Spot has demos available from their shop in Golden ($25, I believe), so that's a good place to start. Looks like Yeti is still running theirs too, which are $40. No idea on Alchemy. GG is...
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    Seems like a bit of overkill for you with your...

    Seems like a bit of overkill for you with your local trails, no? Or do you already have a trail bike for all the main stuff you ride?
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    A lot of it depends on budget. I think overall...

    A lot of it depends on budget. I think overall though, your thinking of a "quiver of one" is a good idea... a 29er with 130mm'ish of rear travel and a 140-150mm fork will allow you to ride just...
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    Still (kinda) looking. I don't need it until...

    Still (kinda) looking. I don't need it until mid-April, so that might work for me.
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    If you're looking for a full XT drivetrain, let...

    If you're looking for a full XT drivetrain, let me know... I'll have one for sale in the next week or two.
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    Traffic looks Epikonic (*reservations required)...

    Traffic looks Epikonic (*reservations required) this morning.... just a little bit of snow in the forecast and people are going batshit crazy for skiing again, it appears.
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    Hmmm.... the forums load ok for me.

    Hmmm.... the forums load ok for me.
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    Regardless, they're still awkward and mostly...

    Regardless, they're still awkward and mostly uninteresting, especially with Ken at the helm. I'd rather watch another commercial in most cases.
  47. Thread: 2021 Supply

    by smmokan
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    Were you one of the people who stuffed shopping...

    Were you one of the people who stuffed shopping carts full of toilet paper last spring?
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    Just pay $30 for a Tubolito... it's reusable and...

    Just pay $30 for a Tubolito... it's reusable and I don't even know it's in my pack. I never want to carry a regular rubber tube again.
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    WTB: Bell Super 2 Chin Bar

    Anyone have one sitting in the garage that they're not using? I need one of the detachable chin bars that fits the Bell Super 2, 2R, 3 or 3R for a size large helmet. Color doesn't really matter to...
  50. Thread: 2021 Supply

    by smmokan
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    Based on what I'm seeing, the smaller bike...

    Based on what I'm seeing, the smaller bike companies are getting creative and offering alternative build options in order to get bikes out the door. For example, GG is now offering Magura brakes...
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