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  1. The goods were real odd today at the Ghee. I'd...

    The goods were real odd today at the Ghee. I'd post photos but I've been too busy taking stupid videos of myself skiing poorly and don't have any.

    I'd be pretty surprised if DC stays open through...
  2. Powerful as in a less vague sensation when I lean...

    Powerful as in a less vague sensation when I lean the boot over, and it leans the ski over. A more immediate and precise edge initiation.

    I get the "more alpine feeling" argument for the Vipecs,...
  3. I get why people thing about this so much, but in...

    I get why people thing about this so much, but in my experience, width of the mount pattern is very far down the list of things I worry about in a binding. I just can't tell the difference in...
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    Depends. I mostly ski the 184 Deathwish inbounds....

    Depends. I mostly ski the 184 Deathwish inbounds. But where I live/the terrain I usually ski combined with my skiing style lends itself to sizing down. At the Ghee, I'm always fine on the 184. If I...
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    It can fit a 26oz Specialized Purist bike water...

    It can fit a 26oz Specialized Purist bike water bottle in each side. Nalgene would be too wide. I go with a Camleback 17oz soft flask, and I could probably carry four of those no problem if I was so...
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    It came with one, which I promptly lost. If I...

    It came with one, which I promptly lost. If I can't find it by ski season, I'll just grab one of the aftermarket ones, Blue Ice and Arva both make good ones, and the pack has plenty of webbing...
  7. Apparently that was a lot of people's place, and...

    Apparently that was a lot of people's place, and was part of the federal public transit plan for the valley, with the funding that entails. Grapevine says that the skate park stop is back on the...
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    Bigger folks on 184's unite! I like shorter skis,...

    Bigger folks on 184's unite! I like shorter skis, and most of the time I'm not nuking. My terrain/style doesn't lend itself to that, and I ski pretty centered so it's rare to feel like I'm outrunning...
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    I got the Cirque 22 late last season and skied...

    I got the Cirque 22 late last season and skied four days in it. I'm completely converted. It feels like a big 22L, closer to 30. I can fit everything I need for full day tours in GTNP in it no...
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    Toast nailed it, but I'll add another data point....

    Toast nailed it, but I'll add another data point. 6'1" 190 lbs and I've skied the 184 DW, DWT, WC, WCT and WCT 108 quite a bit. The WCT Tour 108 is a great touring ski, but the only reasons I can see...
  11. Entering the first season in my adult life...

    Entering the first season in my adult life without a pass to any hill means the 'Ghee will be incredible this winter, so have fun up there on my behalf!

    Silver lining is that they cut the 5th...
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    On paper this is the answer. I put the Advent...

    On paper this is the answer.

    I put the Advent X 11-46 on my Patrol because we had a full set of it in the house, and pandemic parts are hard.. So far I have mixed feelings. It shifts really well,...
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    Voyagers are pretty wonderful.... Personally,...

    Voyagers are pretty wonderful....

    Personally, between Speed Radicals and Voyagers I'd go Voyager all day long. The Speed Radicals only save you around 40g per foot (going off stated weights) and...
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    I haven't lusted after/really wanted a Rocky in...

    I haven't lusted after/really wanted a Rocky in ages, but this thing is hawt. Interested to hear how the Float X changes it up.
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    I've pulled plastic plugs before just using a...

    I've pulled plastic plugs before just using a little threaded hook that you'd get at a hardware store. It's easy to screw into most plastic plugs by hand, without a pilot hole, and then you can just...
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    Last call for bikes this weekend, maybe? Anyone...

    Last call for bikes this weekend, maybe? Anyone have any beta on Parallel? I'll probably go check on it tomorrow, kick some mud, and drive home sad unless someone has recent info?

    Seems unlikely,...
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    What's the hivemind's top choice for an...

    What's the hivemind's top choice for an affordable 27.5 rear wheel? Specs are: Boost 148, compatible with a steel HG free hub body, durability takes precedence over weight because it's going on the...
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    I also just started doing this, and it's been...

    I also just started doing this, and it's been working well for me, especially since I had a weird number of leaks near the valve this summer. That said, I feel like there must be some reason nobody...
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    Personally, I would probably just put the spacer...

    Personally, I would probably just put the spacer in the shock and run it as designed, I don't really think the LT gained that much descending over the regular. I owned the LT and never really totally...
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    Mud season parts purchasing has commenced: Bought...

    Mud season parts purchasing has commenced: Bought a STFU bike chain thing, because IDK if it's the Microshift, or this frame, but I've never had so much chain slap in my life. We'll see if it helps....
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    That's about where I ended up. The tire felt...

    That's about where I ended up. The tire felt fine, it just looked terrible. Still riding it with no issues. But, for folks who just bought a brand new tire, I can see how it could be really...
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    Not directly Tannus related, but I, and a few...

    Not directly Tannus related, but I, and a few friends have had bad luck with DD wobbles this year. I had a tire that I had put on one rim with no tire levers, with no problems, no wobble, but when I...
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    I am firmly of the opinion that on most trails,...

    I am firmly of the opinion that on most trails, anything that's not attached to the ground, and can be moved with a quick kick or toss is fair game to clean up. I'm no fan of sanitization either, and...
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    Yeah, it's a weird angle, had to go double check...

    Yeah, it's a weird angle, had to go double check to make sure they're not actually that wild in real life haha. Pretty dang stoked.
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    Dang, that sucks. I broke the little rubber...

    Dang, that sucks. I broke the little rubber thing, and ran it without it for a year and a half, even at bike parks and was fine. I did find that for it to stay secure in the bracket you have to run...
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    What size are you? Scotty at Habitat has a Large...

    What size are you? Scotty at Habitat has a Large 134 that I bet you could trade some brews for a few days on.
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    That thing is pretty. Not that helpful, but I got...

    That thing is pretty. Not that helpful, but I got away with just a Spur from the beginning of July until now. I found that I'm a little slower on the bigger descents (Drake, Mike Sell, Phillips...
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    Bought a Deore build Patrol, tore basically...

    Bought a Deore build Patrol, tore basically everything off of it to build up a Sentinel for my partner, and then built it back up with a Zeb, Microshift, and Saints. Just need a new rear rotor and...
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    Other than the obvious naming problem here, my...

    Other than the obvious naming problem here, my beef is with brands that make almost symmetrical graphics, but not quite. Like the left and right skis of those Elan's are almost identical at first...
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    And I'm an idiot and accidentally ordered FSA's...

    And I'm an idiot and accidentally ordered FSA's road XD driver body, instead of their mountain XD driver body. Fricking A. I like their parts a lot but I continue to struggle to figure out any sort...
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    I am not usually one to complain about changing...

    I am not usually one to complain about changing standards, and I understand why the proliferation of free hub bodies occurred, but man, it's rather annoying. Swapping parts around to build both...
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    I'm offended because: A) That feigned shock...

    I'm offended because:

    A) That feigned shock in the review indicates that Lou had never heard of a ski that's around a decade old at least at this point, which is just a good reminder of how...
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    One Hour of 5th Street is next weekend. Come...

    One Hour of 5th Street is next weekend. Come ride, there will be free beer and small children doing crazy bike tricks! All the details are here: http://bemorestoked.com
    And we'll have free jump...
  34. Thread: F1 VS F1LT

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    I'm just in the stock F1LT liner. For what I'm...

    I'm just in the stock F1LT liner. For what I'm using them for, and for my feet, that combo is damn near perfect. They do a really good job of being consistent when you flex into them, and not having...
  35. Thread: F1 VS F1LT

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    I've only been in the F1Lt, but it doesn't feel...

    I've only been in the F1Lt, but it doesn't feel that narrow to me. I have a wide forefoot, and usually need as wide of a toe box as possible, but the F1LT is fine for me without any punches after a...
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    Just went from a 32 to a 30t on my Spur because...

    Just went from a 32 to a 30t on my Spur because chainline/bb issues. A quick pedal around the block reveals that it's wildly more efficient, but sends my feet flying off the pedals every time I hit a...
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    Yeah, it's got a preload ring, with not very much...

    Yeah, it's got a preload ring, with not very much travel, and a wavy washer. Went for a ride with the flipped ring last night, and the chainline is definitely more fucked than it was before. Ordered...
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    I thought I'd tried every possible combination of...

    I thought I'd tried every possible combination of flipped chainring and spacers, but I totally whiffed on that obvious solution. Chainring isn't touching the frame anymore, and spins smooth. Visually...
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    Ok, having issues with an FSA KFX crankset on a...

    Ok, having issues with an FSA KFX crankset on a Transition Spur. I bought the BB FSA recommended, and set it up per their instructions for the Spur's 73 mm wide BB, with one 2.5 mm spacer on the...
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    Ya'll are the best, thanks! I'll holler with more...

    Ya'll are the best, thanks! I'll holler with more details once I know whether we need to bring bikes or not.

    Thanks!
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    Sorry to ask this asinine question again, but...

    Sorry to ask this asinine question again, but Ride2Fly is officially, for reals, gone, right?

    So the best move is to park at the parking garage, grab a taxi to the airport, and curse a lot,...
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    I'm 6', 190 lbs and I'd consider myself to be...

    I'm 6', 190 lbs and I'd consider myself to be right at the top end of the 184 DWT. I could be fine on the 190, but can get away with the 184, so I do. I'd probably go 190 if I was your size, but it...
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    Yeah, there do seem to have been a rash of...

    Yeah, there do seem to have been a rash of cracked Enduros. IDK, I kept an eye on the common problem areas, and never saw anything, but who knows? I always wonder with a big brand like Specialized...
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    Followup: Listed on PB at $4900, ended up selling...

    Followup: Listed on PB at $4900, ended up selling for $4600 to a guy on that other ski forum site. Thanks for the recommendation, wouldn't have asked that much on my own.
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    Which shop did you try? If you do some heavy beer...

    Which shop did you try? If you do some heavy beer bribing you should be able to convince one of the valley shops to lend you a bolt from a stock bike to do your chainring swap, and then give it back...
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    Ha. I didn't go upside down, so not as cool,...

    Ha. I didn't go upside down, so not as cool, although I count my landing as much as his. I still maintain that this hit has nothing to do with skiing skill, and everything to do with basic reading...
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    Just to add to whatever tatters of stoke we can...

    Just to add to whatever tatters of stoke we can maintain through the fuckery of this summer:

    Andy Frasco at the Knotty was the best respite from the never-ending BS of the pandemic and ensuing...
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    Do I only post stupid questions in this thread?...

    Do I only post stupid questions in this thread? Yes, yes I do. Sorry!

    But! Say I want to put a coil shock on a bike, but it hasn't been out long enough for the internet to form a consensus over...
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    Any tips for bringing contaminated pads/rotors...

    Any tips for bringing contaminated pads/rotors back from the dead?

    Got a bike with Saints that had been sitting for a few years. Brakes have no bite at all, and very little power, like, old rim...
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    I want to sell it to you! DM me!

    I want to sell it to you! DM me!
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