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    LOL, likely mine too then.

    LOL, likely mine too then.
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    I stopped bringing a hikes/mountain bike rides a...

    I stopped bringing a hikes/mountain bike rides a while ago, restaurants will still be outdoor only for me though, and still having kids mask up at recess. Still hearing quite a few cases of...
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    Go forth and ride, then bring back pics

    ^^^ That would be distracting, east coast is getting dark in the woods
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    Anyone know what the asterick is next to a few of...

    Anyone know what the asterick is next to a few of the men's riders? Pidcock has it amongst a few others. Not sure he's racing the whole season but supposed to be at Nove Mesto to increase his...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210513/846a692b...

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    After dinner rip w my daughter


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    Indeed, first to hold all three world...

    Indeed, first to hold all three world championships. Imagine itíll be near impossible for that to happen on the menís side.


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    Of course, but now 29er doesn't mean anything. ...

    Of course, but now 29er doesn't mean anything. Don't see mountain bike tires width ever measured in anything but freedom units. 650b but is what 584mm. ISO isn't too far everything else in the...
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    Sorta belongs in shower thoughts Reddit thread,...

    Sorta belongs in shower thoughts Reddit thread, but if we ever switched off the metric system would we start naming tires differently?!? 29/27.5/26 and 2.x?!? Thatís like a black hole for marketers...
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    374362 So glad Pidcock and MVDP are able to...

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    So glad Pidcock and MVDP are able to balance road/cx/mtb disciplines. Hopefully this trend continues, love seeing each performing at such a high level in all the disciplines.
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    Group rides are done until fall at this point. ...

    Group rides are done until fall at this point. Was a good group and workout though


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    Go forth and ride, then bring back pics

    Agree to disagree on the Canti's!! Do agree about narrow trails, that's probably what most of us East Coasters ride, though now tend to do better job of using the terrain contours better and...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210511/1a0c0d90...

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    Lunchtime fun w power tools. Order of escalation PB blaster, 4mm, torx t25 (worked for 3/4 bolts), dremel + big flat...
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    ^^ Good info and should check the Blaze thread...

    ^^ Good info and should check the Blaze thread that Shorty_J started with some feedback. Have and love old school '14 full reverse Katana's, so picked up the Blaze 106s to mount w/ shifts for...
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    XC Fantasy League?

    Toast you crushed those picks!

    Florian Vogel and Lukas (wrong one) Flueckiger were both massive duds for me. Lacomte friggin crushed that course

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    Maybe so, but those bikes sucked soo badly. ...

    Maybe so, but those bikes sucked soo badly. Brakes especially!! Definitely having more fun on the modern equipment and even trails are generally better as well and I donít mean all flow trails. Or...
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    I want to formally apologize for accidently setting off the heated headtube shit-show.... although I'm still waiting for my '21 frame. And now on to fully f' up this new thread....

    Saw this today...
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    Oh boy here we go again....

    Oh boy here we go again....
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    Actually know a guy who has one of those...

    Actually know a guy who has one of those Specialized carbon things for his kid. He does work for Bicycling magazine, so giving him benefit of the doubt that he's "reviewing" it.

    That rowbike...
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    Saw the end of that story as soon as wireless...

    Saw the end of that story as soon as wireless came in. Early adopter teammate of mine had to pull out of a race b/c of Shimano XTR battery died mid-race or maybe cable connection shook loose. ...
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    Wow go out for a ride w/ my son and come back to...

    Wow go out for a ride w/ my son and come back to a shitstorm I created by casually saying I'd look into getting a new headtube (being more courteous than serious). Not gonna happen, whole reason for...
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    Suppose the recommendation for super limited...

    Suppose the recommendation for super limited edition cranks from 20+ years ago does make sense in this thread. Used to run hand polished old XTR 960 that match the brushed frame look, but are...
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    373579 While Ti fork would be good, actually...

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    While Ti fork would be good, actually think the Niner in white works pretty well. Have a white Fox RLC when this isn't on it. Not sure what Ti fork would really match with the twisted tubes...
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    Yeah my fork is probably already on borrowed...

    Yeah my fork is probably already on borrowed time! I do have a 1 1/8" carbon Niner QR fork for rigid. Not quite as classic as a Ti fork, but damn does make it light.

    Pretty much sold on...
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    Local guy uses those magnet 'clipless' pedals +...

    Local guy uses those magnet 'clipless' pedals + five ten hellcat style clip/flat shoes for lots of riding. Far from a ripper, but see him at MTB and CX races on those, seem to work fine.

    As a...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210505/6a5d1d50...

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    Always love the coffee filled trash bins with a handle. 90% of coffee mugs have one or more pieces of trash in them,...
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    Can't leave Jolanda Neff out from that...

    Can't leave Jolanda Neff out from that conversation IMO.

    Joined as MP-mtb
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    Did my first hard hilly road group ride tonight...

    Did my first hard hilly road group ride tonight in 2 years. Zwifted w/ a bunch of you this winter and lots of riding lately, but was pleasantly surprised I hung w/ lead group of 4 just like the old...
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    Trying to pull this back off engi-nerd suspension...

    Trying to pull this back off engi-nerd suspension rate talk.... just heard my new Hardtail is supposed to be shipped early June (much to my surprise) so far.

    So collective question which MTB...
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    No way I'd be riding that more than to a...

    No way I'd be riding that more than to a neighbors house. Yeah may not fail catastrophically but if it does that's gonna be a major problem. Have an old steel Salsa Mariachi frame that I retired...
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    IME having done this, I swap infrequently and for...

    IME having done this, I swap infrequently and for relatively long periods of time. Run 32c slicks for winter + mellower dirt roads on stock Giant alloy wheels and 40c aggressive gravel tires on...
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    2021 Bikes That Make Your Shorts Tighter.

    Yep was on the short list as well, but none to be found. I was able to test ride a Fuse and put my order in for a L. Hopefully shows up this summer sometime.


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    Watched the Hardtail Party review of that spot...

    Watched the Hardtail Party review of that spot rocker, looks pretty fun


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    My inner XC nerd still kinda shocked me with how...

    My inner XC nerd still kinda shocked me with how much one weighed.


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    King Cages Steel or Ti are great, been running...

    King Cages Steel or Ti are great, been running those on a Ti Hardtail for years with only a few ejections when crashing riding S/T.

    I'm also a fan of the Lezyne Side load cages which I run on my...
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    Was very nearly murdered by a Lexus SUV today at...

    Was very nearly murdered by a Lexus SUV today at lunch on a road ride, but did have a fun ride on tacky trails w my son. Just made it out before skies opened up...
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    Thx toast! Will stick w 30 internal and decide...

    Thx toast! Will stick w 30 internal and decide before committing to something too wide. Likely would be running 2.3s now and then, though also considered just picking up a truly XC wheel set...
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    So while I wait for my (likely vaporware) LLS geo...

    So while I wait for my (likely vaporware) LLS geo Spec Fuse HT to arrive, what internal width rim is appropriate for 29x2.6? Is 30mm enough? Never have run anything wider than a 2.4, most of that...
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    Love the Claudio follow's, these are good as...

    Love the Claudio follow's, these are good as well, chasing Nino Shurter
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLAf_qJF7dY

    My favorite MTB clip:...
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    God grief youíre giving that away! Someone...

    God grief youíre giving that away! Someone should buy this thing!!


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    Still have my Pivot 429sl w PM if I decide I want...

    Still have my Pivot 429sl w PM if I decide I want to toe the line again, but may sell it if that desire passes, might even race my Stumpy ST w some low rolling resistance tires, not sure itís that...
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    Bump back up, mine showed up today. Hand flex...

    Bump back up, mine showed up today. Hand flex feels smooth and pretty even, love the greenish see-thru topsheet. Think these are gonna be a blast.

    Thx Shorty_J for helping me push me over the...
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    Thought of this yesterday as I rode w/ couple...

    Thought of this yesterday as I rode w/ couple younger enduro-bros who I normally have little/no problem keeping up with on the down on my FS 100mm or 130mm trail bike (and I destroy the young'ins...
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    Go forth and ride, then bring back pics

    Still have that Yo Eddy? That thing looks awesome. Bikes have come soo far itís unbelievable.


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    Harmony Hill trails in Downingtown PA. Iíd never...

    Harmony Hill trails in Downingtown PA. Iíd never stopped for pictures here before since itís a really fast & flowy section, but this one did come out quite well.


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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210424/157d7f77...

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    Fun one w my son last night


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    Got a little too sendy yesterday.


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    Iím with Buttah on this o e, go find some hills...

    Iím with Buttah on this o e, go find some hills outside and drill it! Been riding my trail bike (no power meter) and still having fun and snagged a KOM uphill yesterday.


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    Yeah different strokes and all, but if youíre...

    Yeah different strokes and all, but if youíre wearing a half shell and goggles, you better be one hell of a good descender in my book. Look pro ride pro. In all reality, goggles on an XC ride seem...
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    One of my favorite trails starts from the lot...

    One of my favorite trails starts from the lot with a swoopy fast 20+ mph descent and when it's like that complete eye watering for first few minutes. I couldn't bring myself to resort to goggles...
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    Haven't done it lately, but have had IRL buddies...

    Haven't done it lately, but have had IRL buddies hop on to troll me like on Epic KOM. I wasn't prompted that they were joining. Just more of a new rider appearing and commenting "why aren't you...
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