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    Nice. Hadn't realized there was such a good...

    Nice. Hadn't realized there was such a good scene in Greece!
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    I am skeptical that anything you do without a...

    I am skeptical that anything you do without a proper bleed kit is going to improve the situation. With sram's bleed kit, a proper bleed takes like 2 minutes, so maybe just find someone with a bleed...
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    Love those guys. I hadn't realized they were...

    Love those guys. I hadn't realized they were Ukranian before your post. Hopefully they're weathering the war.

    These guys have a sort of similar vibe:


    https://youtu.be/VYb-M0Msdvo
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    Speaking of stoner rock, these guys had flown...

    Speaking of stoner rock, these guys had flown under my radar, but I've been into them lately. They're like Kyuss, except from Greece.


    https://youtu.be/8ysBMZSzpp8
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    Weren't those things coil with just an air...

    Weren't those things coil with just an air "preload"? I think the main spring is a coil and you can add a little air to increase ramp / stiffen the fork. No idea on pressure range, but a lot of...
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    I'm not sure it'd cure hot spots, but my foot...

    I'm not sure it'd cure hot spots, but my foot feels more supported on Speciale 8's than it does on ATAC's. You can adjust the pin height on the Speciale's to dial in how much contact your shoe is...
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    There are tons of relatively cheap security...

    There are tons of relatively cheap security cameras available online. They'd probably need several of them - they'd need footage of the theft, and (more importantly) footage of the vehicle they're...
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    No idea what's actually available, but here are...

    No idea what's actually available, but here are some bikes that more or less fit in that category. Some of these are more compelling options than others, so you'll have to weigh awesomeness vs....
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    I weigh a good bit less than you, but I find...

    I weigh a good bit less than you, but I find that, even with an insert, I still have to run pretty high pressures in an EXO tire to keep the tire from feeling squirmy in hard corners. I can run a...
  10. You could just put a 90mm stem on it.

    You could just put a 90mm stem on it.
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    That's like asking why people buy an Acura...

    That's like asking why people buy an Acura instead of a Honda. Giant is a Honda.
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    I sold a very similar Hightower for $3800 three...

    I sold a very similar Hightower for $3800 three or four years ago. On one hand, used bike prices are insane right now. On the other hand, your bike is 4 years old and is the prior generation...
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    Don't all the directional ones thread on, so...

    Don't all the directional ones thread on, so they'll only go on one way?
  14. Thread: Fernie Beta?

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    Hasn't been mentioned: I do love a pre-ride big...

    Hasn't been mentioned: I do love a pre-ride big bang bagel sandwich.
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    "What kind of fasteners should we use on this...

    "What kind of fasteners should we use on this car"

    "Imperial?"

    "Yeah, but let's rename imperial after ourselves for no apparent reason"

    "Sounds good. I'm in."
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    Meh.

    Meh.
  17. Thread: Fernie Beta?

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    I'm sure Waxman knows better than me, but my...

    I'm sure Waxman knows better than me, but my favorite is the Himalayan Spice Bistro - solid indian food. Curry Bowl is good too, but it's pretty small.
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    I have a vague recollection of Kidwoo saying that...

    I have a vague recollection of Kidwoo saying that a long, long time ago (well before the Speciales existed). I think he was referring to old ATAC's.

    I migrated away from my MX's and Z's because...
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    That song came out in 2000. The point...

    That song came out in 2000.

    The point stands, though.
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    Oh no, I'm definitely not that smart. I just...

    Oh no, I'm definitely not that smart. I just couldn't get the bead to initially catch and start to inflate.

    When it's inflating and I can't get that last bit of bead to seat and I start getting...
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    I remember being kind of baffled that my Ford was...

    I remember being kind of baffled that my Ford was all metric. It's 'murican, so I just assumed it'd be imperial. But apparently Ford's been metric since before I was born.
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    And when you wrestle with getting a tire to set...

    And when you wrestle with getting a tire to set up tubeless for like 30 minutes and finally give up and re-tape the rim to get the tire to seat, make sure you don't then put the tire on backwards.
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    Agreed. And it was the main reason I didn't buy...

    Agreed. And it was the main reason I didn't buy an 11-6.
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    Yeah, the 11-6 has maybe the best mid-stroke...

    Yeah, the 11-6 has maybe the best mid-stroke support and bottom out resistance of any shock I've ever ridden. The one I rode was pretty mediocre on small bump sensitivity though.
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    That's an odd one. Who doesn't know that bats...

    That's an odd one. Who doesn't know that bats are rabid? But I guess I'll make sure my wife isn't letting them lick her fingers.
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    You're not really helping keep my relationship...

    You're not really helping keep my relationship with the local bats at a "casual annoyance" level.
  27. Thread: Fernie Beta?

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    How the hell do you not have a passport? All the...

    How the hell do you not have a passport? All the good trails are in Canada.
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    Oh, there's tons of places they can get in if...

    Oh, there's tons of places they can get in if they want to. The house is definitely not sealed up particularly well. I'm just impressed / annoyed that two of them got in through different spots on...
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    Our house sits in a wooded area, and we've always...

    Our house sits in a wooded area, and we've always had bats that hang out in our eaves. We get a bit of bat shit on some of the porches, and occasionally hear some scratching in the ceiling or in the...
  30. Thread: Fernie Beta?

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    That's what I've heard as well. Fernie friends...

    That's what I've heard as well. Fernie friends were heading over to Cranbrook to ride. Most trails in Fernie are still holding snow.
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    If it's "I'm a couple miles from the car on...

    If it's "I'm a couple miles from the car on flat-ish dirt road," it's an annoyance.

    If it's "I dropped off this ridge and now I have to climb a thousand vert to get back up and over," it sucks. ...
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    I don't have any personal experience here, but...

    I don't have any personal experience here, but Santa Cruz's website says the current Bronson uses a 230 x 60 shock.
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    That's why I bought a Range. It has lots of...

    That's why I bought a Range. It has lots of weight, strength, and price.
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    Yeah, been listening to them for a little while. ...

    Yeah, been listening to them for a little while. Great band.
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    Just figured I'd pass along this hot tip...

    Just figured I'd pass along this hot tip for you guys.
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    You'll need a new fork. Does the new frame not...

    You'll need a new fork. Does the new frame not come with a rear shock? If not, you'll need one - new shock is longer.
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    I think the trick with doing it on a CNC is that...

    I think the trick with doing it on a CNC is that you'd probably need to remove the handle to mount it into the machine. Not the end of the world, but I find that the factory fit on the handles tends...
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    I like that idea. If the tool is actually going...

    I like that idea. If the tool is actually going to get used, any laser engraving on the head is going to be mostly illegible after 15 minutes of use.
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    That's a cool idea. Everyone has their tool...

    That's a cool idea.

    Everyone has their tool preferences, but a nice Mcleod is a safe bet. I like the rogue stuff (something like a 55HR), but there are probably other nice ones too.

    For...
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    ^^^ Agreed with all of that. Pick any bike...

    ^^^ Agreed with all of that.

    Pick any bike with decent parts and decent geometry. Basically the same component and geometry considerations as any longer travel analog bike. And a bigger battery...
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    I weighed them a while back. I think they were a...

    I weighed them a while back. I think they were a little lighter, but not enough to make any real difference. I definitely wouldn't upgrade just for weight savings.

    I only upgraded because my...
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    Yeah, propain says my bike, as ordered, should be...

    Yeah, propain says my bike, as ordered, should be 12.9 kg / 28.44 lbs. Actual weight (without pedals) is a smidge over 30.

    I don't particularly care, and I think their published weight is a bit...
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    I liked the mx6's a little better. Functionally...

    I liked the mx6's a little better. Functionally they're essentially identical, but my Speciale 8's creak a little bit sometimes. They're easily silenced with a drop of lube, but I don't recall...
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    I'd say somewhere around $5500. Maybe a little...

    I'd say somewhere around $5500. Maybe a little more. If listing on pinkbike, I'd put it a bit higher.
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    Triplets. ...

    Triplets.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220510/1eabdc6480a558c0876aa9e56cf93058.jpg

    Edit: the tapatalk uploaded always makes my pictures look shitty(er). Some sort of weird compression.
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    That worked for me about 60% of the time. Easy...

    That worked for me about 60% of the time. Easy when I'm just standing there, but much less consistent when I dropped a foot in a corner and was trying to clip back in on a bumpy trail.

    I found...
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    My issue with CB's was that the bails that you...

    My issue with CB's was that the bails that you clip into can rotate within the platform body. So they end up being in a slightly different spot every time you go to clip in, depending on if they've...
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    PM'd re: Guides

    PM'd re: Guides
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    I'd take the guides if you're willing to ship.

    I'd take the guides if you're willing to ship.
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    I've never seen an insert cause casing wobble. ...

    I've never seen an insert cause casing wobble. If the bead is seated evenly all the way around and the tire's still wobbling, it probably has a torn / defective casing. I guess you could try...
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