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    Folks really seem to like the YT capra and very...

    Folks really seem to like the YT capra and very good bang for the buck
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    yea, did big/little boulder and had to turn...

    yea, did big/little boulder and had to turn around, it dumped and lightening. would of been another great one. I did casino loop also, that is a classic.
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    that is trailname on trailforks, one ride.

    that is trailname on trailforks, one ride.
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    Iron/Lola creek, Stanley Idaho

    There have been a good amount of recaps about Stanley riding, but thought this trail is a little more rare so worth a write up.

    This ride is about 10 miles outside of Stanley(where the 21 has a...
  5. Thread: Mullet Talk.

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    Lots of great bikes that are built mullet out of...

    Lots of great bikes that are built mullet out of the gate.
    I'm riding a 2021 stumpy evo with the mullet link, absolutely love it. I can turn nice while still have bike in slackest mode, no going...
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    Truely epic Evan!! I could do rides like maybe 10...

    Truely epic Evan!! I could do rides like maybe 10 years ago, but just don't have the uphill ability anymore for that length.
    its been probably 15+ years since I have ridden sawmill. might be time...
  7. Thread: YT Jeffsy Input

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    i'm looking at a Jeffsy in mullet mode, seen a...

    i'm looking at a Jeffsy in mullet mode, seen a couple vids of getting 29erm runnign in high position with 27.5 in the rear. seems like best of both worlds.
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    Is the lost trail bike festival related to the...

    Is the lost trail bike festival related to the old bloomfest? I'd love to ride this area when they are doing shuttles to trails. maybe next summer it will be back on.
  9. lots and lots of best riders ride flats for...

    lots and lots of best riders ride flats for different reasons, sam hill, every rampage rider. go ride the north short, mostly flats
  10. Thread: Biking in Peru

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    last ride looks killer backcountry! I'd want a...

    last ride looks killer backcountry! I'd want a soild rear tire for that, more than just a trail tire.
  11. Just want to say, that is my exact bike for...

    Just want to say, that is my exact bike for park/shuttles, still love it. I got a world cup on it also. descends like a true DH bike.
  12. Thread: Biking in Peru

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    seems like you saved some dough by using this...

    seems like you saved some dough by using this local company compared to other ones. I'd like to do a trip exactly like this, big descents, shuttles, etc. Do you know which times of the year are...
  13. Thread: Biking in Peru

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    pretty awesome! how much of that big ride (until...

    pretty awesome!
    how much of that big ride (until the creek bed) was singletrack verses doubletrack verses roads?
  14. Thread: Asheville recs

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    nice summary. so for the experts, when would be...

    nice summary. so for the experts, when would be the ideal time to ride for no leaves, good temps, good conditions? april?
  15. Thread: Asheville recs

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    which part of CO you move to, tons of riding...

    which part of CO you move to, tons of riding there obviously:)
    i live on west coast and ride all over here (cali, utah, canada, az, etc), but pisgah area is the only area i really want to ride on...
  16. glad you had a good time. (i live 2 hours from...

    glad you had a good time. (i live 2 hours from big bear)
    i looked where smithers is, way up in BC. I love BC riding, been 5-6 times (costal stuff), i rally want to ride the interior.
  17. Thread: Kilimanjaro

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    sounds pretty cool, but pricey. I remember a...

    sounds pretty cool, but pricey.
    I remember a friend who hiked it, they went with local porter(as opposed to a big name web-based one) and got in for only 1000 or so.
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    good thread. i've been tubeless about 8-9 years...

    good thread.
    i've been tubeless about 8-9 years or so, love it.
    but i still get occasional flat with it (WAY less than with tubes). once in awhile i get a tear right by the bead, stans never...
  19. i'll agree with the first, if you are not riding...

    i'll agree with the first, if you are not riding treasle, WP is OK at best for trail riding. they aren't spectacular in my book, ho hum riding. nothing really too epic there backcountry wise.
  20. Thread: Yunnan, China

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    i'm sure you have seen this thread since you...

    i'm sure you have seen this thread since you mentioned Dali.
    Let us know how it goes.
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    looks awesome. how big was is the gap at 2:20?...

    looks awesome.
    how big was is the gap at 2:20? 20, 25 feet? who much vertical is the whole trail?
  22. Thread: In Praise of Stan

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    just standard glitter works well? about how much...

    just standard glitter works well? about how much with 2 stan cups? like a teaspoon?
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    cool! one last quick question. for the trails...

    cool! one last quick question. for the trails that end at 3200 meters, they just kinda stop? the trail that drops to 1000 must just start at lower point then? thanks
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    nice! you mentioned how deep the valley is, but...

    nice! you mentioned how deep the valley is, but what is the actual amount you descended on trails (not counting fireroads).
  25. i hear yea, i'm still heavily leaning todward the...

    i hear yea, i'm still heavily leaning todward the covert. the one thing the pitch has is one degree slacker HA (i like the steeps). but the covert should be slack enough. how tall are you with the...
  26. nice deal, if that was a med i'd totally buy it....

    nice deal, if that was a med i'd totally buy it. i'm torn between this bike and the specialized pictch for new trail bike.
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    good riding, especially on an XC bike. looks...

    good riding, especially on an XC bike. looks like slickrock with rough pot-holly rocky replacing the smooth ones!
  28. they won't let you take bikes on the tram. the...

    they won't let you take bikes on the tram. the very top of the trail is in wilderness area, but 90% of the trail is actually legal (shocker!).
  29. cool to see the differrent types of trails...

    cool to see the differrent types of trails mentioned. everyone has their own definition of what is "epic" or a must ride, no right/wrong answers.

    my worthless opinion for my "epic/must do": the...
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    off the charts! you down there a long time? you...

    off the charts! you down there a long time? you finding other epic, huge vertical technical descents?
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    do you guys find you can drop the seat enough for...

    do you guys find you can drop the seat enough for descents. i like to drop my seat like 6 inches, for a medium, that will be close.
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    does CB mean creste butte here? looks cool!

    does CB mean creste butte here? looks cool!
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    i'm glad you cleared that up. i didn't find any...

    i'm glad you cleared that up. i didn't find any "stunts" on garg (the main ladder is gone), but i do agree its got some serious steeps (all types, dirt, rock slabs, loose babyheads) and a decent...
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    i have ridden alot less in BC than you lee, but i...

    i have ridden alot less in BC than you lee, but i will respectfulyl disagree with you on this. i've been up here 5 weeks riding in whistler and neighboring areas. in whistler valley, i've hit:
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  35. Thread: One fine trail

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    what trail?

    what trail?
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    great info on this thread, i'm planning to try to...

    great info on this thread, i'm planning to try to hit that lillioet ride also. I'm from out of town and planning to be up there a month.
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    secret spot or can you tell us where those trail...

    secret spot or can you tell us where those trail are?
    thanks
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    really? i do 2.5 hour climbs purely in the granny...

    really? i do 2.5 hour climbs purely in the granny (4000 foot fireroad climbs), i use granny all the time, but i'm not a power guy, i even use it while descending alot when you need to pedal on small...
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    i understand. but this is peru (not new york...

    i understand. but this is peru (not new york city), 2000 for 10 days is a bit much. should be a cheaper alternative, that is all i am saying. if you could get like 4-5 guys together and bring your...
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    i always thought it would be possible to do a...

    i always thought it would be possible to do a good trip down there way cheaper than a full guide. if someone would just sell you some good maps for a 100 bucks and give you info (starting and ending...
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    what is the ending elevation of the ride and the...

    what is the ending elevation of the ride and the high point starting point? how many miles, how much climbing on the descent? thanks
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