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  1. This is a great description of "normal force" and...

    This is a great description of "normal force" and its affect on jumping.
    https://medium.com/@Duffsam/mountain-biking-the-dead-sailor-a-physics-perspective-8ed023d7a85a
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    Still lookin.

    Still lookin.
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    I hear good things, boot compatibility, haven't...

    I hear good things, boot compatibility, haven't tried them yet...
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    100% reasonable. Cady Hill--Strawberry Hill...

    100% reasonable.
    Cady Hill--Strawberry Hill Farm--Stowe High--Pipeline--Tucks--Haulapalooza UP--Hardy Haul UP--Cheddar-Shredder--Kimmers DOWN --Hardy Haul UP--Haulapalooza DOWN--Wreck Path back to...
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    Thx for clarification. 10.

    Thx for clarification. 10.
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    WTB: Shift Bindings

    Looking for some new or new(ish) Shifts for my daughter's skis (100mm brake). Please don't make me pay retail!
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    Yeah--my weekend rides on the gravel bike all end...

    Yeah--my weekend rides on the gravel bike all end up being 1k/10 miles, no matter what direction I ride in or how long I ride for. It seems to always happen, and never by design. I guess it's just...
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    Did a great loop about an hour north of home...

    Did a great loop about an hour north of home today--leaves are turnin!
    Beautiful drive there, great riding, and artsy break in the middle. Highly recommended. You could partner it with a day of...
  9. And as the bikes have changed, so have the...

    And as the bikes have changed, so have the trails, trailbuilding techniques, the crowds...it's all good (sorta), but way more than just bike technology has changed. All the above advice about the...
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    I had great success training my dog to heel off...

    I had great success training my dog to heel off the right side of my back wheel. I believe that is the safest space for the dog, however I have read of some dogs getting a paw caught in spokes. We...
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    That's a good idea. I hadn't thought of just...

    That's a good idea. I hadn't thought of just doing on the rear of my hardtail, any recommendations about which one? I have previously ignored basically all discussions of inserts because like the...
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    I have two sets of wheels for my hardtail, 29 and...

    I have two sets of wheels for my hardtail, 29 and 27.5+ with different hubs. I just swap the rotors and cassette and realign the brakes so its like a 20 minute job or so. No issues at all, really,...
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    Drill tiny holes at the ends of the crack, that...

    Drill tiny holes at the ends of the crack, that can help it from propagating.
    Then Fiberglass.
    If they can build bikes out of bamboo you should be able to keep it running for a bit.
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    After some research I arrived at Wahoo Elemnt...

    After some research I arrived at Wahoo Elemnt Bolt for the same reasons you describe, but have not had a chance to use it yet.
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    King Cage. Bend em tight, never had an issue on...

    King Cage. Bend em tight, never had an issue on my hardtail, even with an XL water bottle. Side pull specialized plastic cage on the FS bike, just because of tight space.
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    The bike came with some ultra basic OEM stuff...

    The bike came with some ultra basic OEM stuff from Ritchey, and I'm gonna put them on my wife's bike because she would like something a little wider than what came on her bike. If she decides she...
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    Luckily not. The stock bar was 60cm narrower, so...

    Luckily not. The stock bar was 60cm narrower, so not huge, but enough to make a significant difference to comfort. I also have a shorter stem than stock and wider tires, so it's dialed in for my...
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    New to the drop-bar scene (ignoring my Univega...

    New to the drop-bar scene (ignoring my Univega from 30 years ago) and found stock bar on my Jamis Renegade too narrow. Tried out the "mountain biker's" drop-bar from PNW at 52cm wide yesterday and...
  19. What city? 2k for a bike thats gonna be locked up...

    What city? 2k for a bike thats gonna be locked up on the street seems unwise. Unless she's got bike storage at work, I'd recommend something a little less "please steal me." Bike thefts are on the...
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    Are you looking for the full length tracks for...

    Are you looking for the full length tracks for the top? Or for the side?
  21. Thanks! Very helpful. All that stuff confuses the...

    Thanks! Very helpful. All that stuff confuses the hell out of me.
  22. Pike 150-160 Air Spring Challenge: Which one?

    Since the parts are super hard to come by at a shop, we are looking for the 160 Air Spring to increase the travel on my son's fork (2020 Specialized Expert w/RockShox Pike RC, DebonAir).
    Will one of...
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    Sometimes I fill the hole with a hot glue gun...

    Sometimes I fill the hole with a hot glue gun with a spear of epoxy over it. Cheap and easy. Maybe they will rot out eventually, but not before they've lived their natural life as skis in Vermont.
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    Y'all have fun with this. If anyone has a lead on...

    Y'all have fun with this. If anyone has a lead on some shifts/tectons or the like, please shoot me a PM.
    Everyone else can feel free to continue masturbating in my WTB thread. I'm out.
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    Was thinking about these--look sold out there. Or...

    Was thinking about these--look sold out there. Or something like kingpin or dynafit with toe rotation.
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    I understand what my title says, thanks. There...

    I understand what my title says, thanks. There are always compromises.
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    wtb: resort worthy tech bindings

    High DIN not necessary, but good skiing/release characteristics for what will likely be a 50/50 ski for my daughter. 100mm brake.
    Thanks.
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    That thing has absolutely no business being on...

    That thing has absolutely no business being on publicly maintained MTB trails. Period. I am constantly amazed by what people rationalize as acceptable behavior/practices on a public good. Its bad...
  29. Thread: BOULDER

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    Agreed 100%. Mental Health workers (esp....

    Agreed 100%. Mental Health workers (esp. community/public) are chronically underpaid and overworked. Great place to start.
  30. Thread: BOULDER

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    Well my friend who is Boulder PD, whose friend...

    Well my friend who is Boulder PD, whose friend just got murdered in the line of duty was harassed by civilians as he tried to keep the crime scene safe and unpolluted for the investigators, so maybe...
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    Please explain...

    Please explain...
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    I believe I have one I can pop in the mail for...

    I believe I have one I can pop in the mail for you. PM me your phone/address. I'll text you a pic to make sure its what you want.
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    I just got a Jamis Renegade for 1600. Steel...

    I just got a Jamis Renegade for 1600. Steel frame, carbon fork, GRX components, 2x10 gearing, thru axels, braze ons everywhere. Looked at others but none had the same value imo. Going tomorrow to try...
  34. Thread: Salsa Bikes?

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    For what its worth, they are the defacto steed...

    For what its worth, they are the defacto steed for Great Divide race, so that should speak to at least the quality of their frames.
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    There is a hot used market for them on...

    There is a hot used market for them on ADVrider.com. Kermit chairs are a must-have camping accessory for the BMW motorcycle crowd, especially vintage airheads.
    They can be hard to find, but I got...
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    366372 Jamis Renegade S3. Been looking for a...

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    Jamis Renegade S3. Been looking for a do-it-all bike, and picked this up at the LBS while they are still available.
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    My similarly valued fatbike went in 30 minutes on...

    My similarly valued fatbike went in 30 minutes on Pinkbike, fyi. I bet you could get someone there fast at $1000 and just have them pick a shop for you to drop it off at and let them deal with the...
  38. Iíll take those powerwraps if they are still...

    Iíll take those powerwraps if they are still available. Sending PM
  39. Yeah if you are thinking Bolton BC, some easy...

    Yeah if you are thinking Bolton BC, some easy Mansfield side country, catamount trail, that type of thing, I would give it serious consideration. I used any skis I could find/pick up at a swap, threw...
  40. Another option: my kids toured on 3 pin gear...

    Another option: my kids toured on 3 pin gear until they were 9-10. Didn't have to worry about release and they made alpine turns. Never had an issue, including skiing low angle backcountry stuff like...
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    Whats going on with the BB? All dirt I hope......

    Whats going on with the BB? All dirt I hope...
    Enjoy your new steed.
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    Ive been on the hunt too, but for something a...

    Ive been on the hunt too, but for something a little different. Not much to be had out there...
    Some good ones in your size on PB...
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    Enjoy it! Bike sold. Guy drove up from MA to get...

    Enjoy it!
    Bike sold. Guy drove up from MA to get it immediately. Can't find anything budget-friendly anywhere he said.
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    Baby Bjorn, XXL jacket. That ought to keep you...

    Baby Bjorn, XXL jacket. That ought to keep you going for a while.
    Enjoy the ride!
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    Rocky Mountain Blizzard Fat Bike: Large

    Sold. Took 20 minutes...what a shortage of bikes this year!

    Just posted it up on PinkBike in case anyone is interested.
    Perry Hill in Waterbury just got Fat permission, so...there's that.
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    Interesting. My Rootdown is their M/L size. I...

    Interesting. My Rootdown is their M/L size. I ride a large in every other bike.
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    Aggressive hardtail with large triangle?

    So my Chromag Rootdown serves many purposes, one of them bikepacking. I love the bike, but am wondering if there is a similarly capable frame that might have a larger triangle for a frame-bag? Or...
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    Nice avatar. He's my favorite explorer. “It is...

    Nice avatar. He's my favorite explorer.

    “It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport.”
  49. Saw these in the garage yesterday. Still have em,...

    Saw these in the garage yesterday. Still have em, still free. Covid friendly handoff in Stowe/Morrisville VT only though.
  50. Thread: Theragun

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    My brother got me the Hypervolt for my 50th last...

    My brother got me the Hypervolt for my 50th last year. It's fantastic. A little awkward getting the shoulders, but my issues are quads/IT bands and piriformis, and I can do all those myself.
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