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    Sick!

    Sick!
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    Can anyone help with solar power 12v battery...

    Can anyone help with solar power 12v battery setups?
    Im planning a possible mexico road trip and after spending a fair bit of time there previously, id love to get a 12v fridge.
    There's so much...
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    have you tried using it? I heard of people...

    have you tried using it? I heard of people already watching it on the redbull app on there phone etc.

    I just tried Opera browser and its free built in vpn
    Go to https://www.opera.com/ and...
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    I've heard good things about the Opera browser's...

    I've heard good things about the Opera browser's built in VPN.
    Be careful with those things though. Its easy to listen to all your traffic being sent by someone unscrupulous.
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    I've been riding the chromag scarabs for a long...

    I've been riding the chromag scarabs for a long time. Nice and thin, big platform, great grip
    The new Dagga from Chromag also looks wild.
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    We use Shaw here at work. Its pretty damn good....

    We use Shaw here at work. Its pretty damn good. can't remember an outage. Cheaper than telus for our 1GB service though i dunno how that relates to home. Also on shaw at home and can honestly not...
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    Yeah great deal. Pretty much ready for anything...

    Yeah great deal. Pretty much ready for anything on the GX build at a decent weight.
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    on 26 inch wheels i would say 28 tooth. It...

    on 26 inch wheels i would say 28 tooth. It depends on your cranks, because i don't think you can go smaller than 28 or even 30 on the non cinch style cranks.

    edit. Do you mean you want lower...
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    You can get an 11 speed XT drivetrain on...

    You can get an 11 speed XT drivetrain on tbsbikeparts.com for around 300CAD. 11-46 cassette
    I find i notice the fork more than the shock so would def opt for that before a shock service. I've often...
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    tbh i would go 1x11 rather than eagle unless you...

    tbh i would go 1x11 rather than eagle unless you really feel like you would need the gearing. Save a bunch of weight, cost and shifting issues with eagle. Just run a 26 or 28 tooth front ring if...
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    Yep this used to happen with my zees. Took me a...

    Yep this used to happen with my zees. Took me a while to figure out what was going on. I tend to connect bleed equipment to the lever end whenever changing pads now to avoid busting a seal ever so...
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    Yeah saw his name in the results. Did very well...

    Yeah saw his name in the results. Did very well beating a lot of the local pinners and a bunch of factory dudes in the EWS this weekend.
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    Raced the EWS 80 here in Whistler yesterday. Fun...

    Raced the EWS 80 here in Whistler yesterday. Fun day out on the bike. Forced myself to ride smooth and not flat out and it ended up working pretty well. No crashes, beat all the group of buds I was...
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    Rad you got to see it live. Unidentified looks...

    Rad you got to see it live.
    Unidentified looks to be a UR kit so maybe Fayolle or Sik Mik.
    Watermelon Helmet looks rad!
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    You got air shocks/spacers and compression...

    You got air shocks/spacers and compression damping for ramp these days. I wouldn't say that there are too many linear trail bikes out there at all these days. I'm on a yeti which from what everyone...
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    Tried getting a brand new wire bead DH tire with...

    Tried getting a brand new wire bead DH tire with cushcore and it just wouldn't go. Busted tire levers, lots of swearing but no good. Had a lightly used foldable that went on reasonably easily. Just...
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    I run more air in the park due to the...

    I run more air in the park due to the significantly higher speeds.
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    Can you elaborate on wheel flop?

    Can you elaborate on wheel flop?
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    Looking forward to hearing the reviews.

    Looking forward to hearing the reviews.
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    Im pretty sure that not all DH tires are wire...

    Im pretty sure that not all DH tires are wire bead now from Maxxis. I think they have foldable DH without the wire bead. Its interesting that there is only 100 odd grams between DH and DD.
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    Cushcore without a doubt the best thing i've done...

    Cushcore without a doubt the best thing i've done this year. Better than a coil out back for sure (so far)
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    Remove it would be the 1st, 2nd & 3rd steps.
    get a 28 tooth ring if you need the help and be done with it.
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    Raced the local World Cup Wednesday here in...

    Raced the local World Cup Wednesday here in Whistler last night. First DH race in years. Stoked to get 6th in my category. Got beaten by 2 groms (13 & under) 3 Juniors (all the fast fast ones are at...
  24. Thread: Ohlins TTX

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    Got it out for a couple of laps of a small local...

    Got it out for a couple of laps of a small local loop. Compression was wide open first time and put it 10 clicks from closed and slowed down the rebound a click.
    It definitey felt better. Theres a...
  25. Thread: Ohlins TTX

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    Updates. Was sitting at 23% sag on my airshock...

    Updates. Was sitting at 23% sag on my airshock after measuring. The 450lb spring was coming thru at more like 20%.
    Hoping to get out and get some time on dirt on it tonight.

    Im thinking that even...
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    Thanks for the replies guys. I've reached out...

    Thanks for the replies guys. I've reached out SuspensionWerx in Van who are the Ohlins contacts for Canada as well as Yeti.
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    Housing is borderline impossible for winters atm....

    Housing is borderline impossible for winters atm. You would need to get a year long lease to get anything remotely affordable and if you're not here now the chances of finding one for the winter are...
  28. Thread: Ohlins TTX

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    Its all a bit hard to figure out tbh. The sag...

    Its all a bit hard to figure out tbh.
    The sag looked about right. i would say around 30% definitely not 40 or 20. I probably run less than 30% on the air shock though.

    Its on a Yeti which i know...
  29. Thread: Ohlins TTX

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    Some updates. It came with a 365lbs spring...

    Some updates.
    It came with a 365lbs spring which the guy said worked well for him at 150lbs. Pretty sure i bottomed that out going off a curb, definitely did in a couple of berms.
    Bought a 450lbs...
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    Is it solely for bike park or do you pedal with...

    Is it solely for bike park or do you pedal with it too? If its just park throw a DH tire on there and forget about it. I've never understood weight shavings in bike parks...
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    Yeah toonie. Was glad it was not an xc style race...

    Yeah toonie. Was glad it was not an xc style race as i had nothing in the legs. Fun to ride trails somewhat fast again...
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    Been running cushcore front and rear with DHF...

    Been running cushcore front and rear with DHF Double downs the past few days. Had a local race yesterday which was the first time i've really pushed and noticed the cushcore. Damn its good stuff....
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    For what its worth, i've been running code r's on...

    For what its worth, i've been running code r's on my trail bike for the past 2 years. Need to over fill them or change pads before they are done cos im cheap and didnt go rsc, but the bleed is...
  34. Thread: Bend OR

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    We went yeah. It was cool for the size of the...

    We went yeah. It was cool for the size of the town, but the beers to me seemed a bit meh. Had nicer stuff from the grocery store.
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    Bend was an incredible let down for us when we...

    Bend was an incredible let down for us when we went. great town but biking was meh.
    Oakridge was complete opposite, amazing biking with a town that i thought would be more Bend like, but was just a...
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    bunch of bronsons around here. More common with...

    bunch of bronsons around here. More common with locals than nomads for sure. Unless you're trying to beat Jesse's strava times you'll be fine.
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    Fat tire farm in downtown PDX has always been...

    Fat tire farm in downtown PDX has always been great to us. Used to get great deals from them when the CAD was stronger... Good guys and have all the cool bikes. I know Fanatik in bellingham also has...
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    I think the sb165 will be too much bike unless...

    I think the sb165 will be too much bike unless you're riding bike park on the reg. I doubt the team riders will even race that thing. The 150 seems like a more logical step for you from a 5.5 if you...
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    if anyone wants a m785 caliper and real short...

    if anyone wants a m785 caliper and real short front brake line i can send you one. brand new.
    edit: free, you just cover shipping
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    Ridewrap is great. I think they are doing kits...

    Ridewrap is great. I think they are doing kits they send out now. Good people running it too.
    I have DYED kit on my bike. DYEDBRO.COM. Got the tie die for my black frame
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    absolutely cooked it yesterday and forgot to...

    absolutely cooked it yesterday and forgot to record. Damn.
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    Thanks for all the beta guys!

    Thanks for all the beta guys!
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    I commute every day. Valley trails are all marked...

    I commute every day. Valley trails are all marked so super easy if i can remember to click record
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    I've done every day and only the first one has...

    I've done every day and only the first one has actually showed up...
    :FIREdevil
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    I have a mapped trail on my way to and from work...

    I have a mapped trail on my way to and from work erry'day but ill never remember to hit record.
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    I ended up buying it. Will post thoughts once I...

    I ended up buying it. Will post thoughts once I have started using it.
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    Thank you. Any feelings on little bald mountain...

    Thank you. Any feelings on little bald mountain outside of Naches? That could make a good 3rd day riding.
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    We are looking for somewhere we can post up at a...

    We are looking for somewhere we can post up at a nice campground for 3 days and drive minimally from there. Dont mind doing a long pull to get there and back, but would prefer to not move once setup....
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    Looking at heading down your way week after next...

    Looking at heading down your way week after next to do some pedalling.
    We are looking at doing Kachess ridge one day and Palisades another. That would leave us with 1 more day. We were looking at...
  50. Thread: Ohlins TTX

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    Ohlins TTX

    I'm looking to try a coil shock out on my trail bike (Yeti SB6). I know the Yetis are pretty linear, but have a buddy who is on coil and loves it.
    Found a good deal on a Ohlins TTX but haven't...
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