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    To be honest, you really can't go wrong with just...

    To be honest, you really can't go wrong with just about any new bike these days. I always tell my clients- find a bike that fits your riding style/preference, a bike that fits you, and one you can...
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    Waiting for my i9 wheels and the rear shock to...

    Waiting for my i9 wheels and the rear shock to finish the build.... hopefully in the next couple of weeks. I should have a Deviate Highlander in November to test as well. Looking forward to seeing...
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    Anyone ride a Propain? I haven't heard much...

    Anyone ride a Propain? I haven't heard much about them, but damn do the Tyee and Hugene look sexy.
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    This is exactly why shit in the US won't be...

    This is exactly why shit in the US won't be "normal" until there's a vaccine. If there's a vaccine. There are too many selfish, stupid Americans who don't understand the big picture and aren't...
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    Can they just ban all fires in the entire state...

    Can they just ban all fires in the entire state already? There are too many yahoos camping and not giving a fuck for it to be worth the risk right now.
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    ^^^ My friend had one last year and liked the...

    ^^^ My friend had one last year and liked the bike, but had major problems with the pivot hardware and getting Alchemy to take responsibility. He basically took a huge loss on the bike just to get...
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    In Niwot and into Longmont tonight, we actually...

    In Niwot and into Longmont tonight, we actually had a few light showers... so hopefully that helped a tiny bit.
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    Unless you're under 5'6", I think you should be...

    Unless you're under 5'6", I think you should be comparing the Spot Mayhem 130/150 and the Yeti SB130/150. :)
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    Construction? WTF?

    Construction? WTF?
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    If you're good at searching, it's pretty easy to...

    If you're good at searching, it's pretty easy to put together a legit drivetrain from sellers on eBay and Pinkbike these days. Some of the bigger online retailers (like Worldwide) have parts in...
  11. What do you need specifically? I'll be driving...

    What do you need specifically? I'll be driving to Moab on Friday night (through Fruita, obviously) and I've got a good amount of room in my truck. I'm not coming back until the 13th though, if that...
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    Love me some Sun Valley in the fall. 342304 ...

    Love me some Sun Valley in the fall.

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    Ibis sucked on delivery dates last year before...

    Ibis sucked on delivery dates last year before this goddamn pandemic, I think they're the worst offender of anyone.
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    FYI, don't miss Trace Ridge, Spencer Gap and...

    FYI, don't miss Trace Ridge, Spencer Gap and Fletcher Creek in Mills River (Pisgah). You do the same climb twice, but it's pretty easy and so worth it. Trace Ridge is high-speed old school tech,...
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    That's an article from CNN... it has as much...

    That's an article from CNN... it has as much validity as something my wife brings home from her 7-year old students.
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    You pretty much nailed it. They're also lighter...

    You pretty much nailed it. They're also lighter overall. Can't comment on durability just yet, although I did nail a few rocks pretty hard on Doctor Park last weekend with no problems.

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    Why bother? It takes about 10 seconds to load...

    Why bother? It takes about 10 seconds to load one in when you need it, then you don't have to worry about it drying out.
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    Do Teo, then connect to Strand via Death Pass and...

    Do Teo, then connect to Strand via Death Pass and Canal... 20 miles and 3500 feet later, you'll really enjoy that cold beer at the car.
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    For me, I think it's between Doctor Park and...

    For me, I think it's between Doctor Park and Green's Creek, with Teocalli close behind. I also love Strand Hill and Game Creek (in Vail), but those are both too short to be in the running.
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    Cement Mountain and Doctor Park today. 341622...

    Cement Mountain and Doctor Park today.

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    I think there's something up with Maxxis' EXO...

    I think there's something up with Maxxis' EXO casings these days.... I know ScaredShtles has hated them for a while, but it seems like there is an inordinate amount of flats with them in the last 6-8...
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    Teocalli and Strand Hill today: 341477 ...

    Teocalli and Strand Hill today:

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    Sounds like you need to go ride your bike. Why...

    Sounds like you need to go ride your bike. Why you so mad, bro?
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    No, this is our guide... he does over-exaggerate...

    No, this is our guide... he does over-exaggerate sometimes for the pictures, but that's mostly how he rides. And he'll ride circles around just about anyone out there, so I'd hardly call him a...
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    Obligatory leaf peeper shot from Crested Butte...

    Obligatory leaf peeper shot from Crested Butte yesterday.... Baxter Gulch descent.

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    They do the same thing every year... it shouldn't...

    They do the same thing every year... it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. No one needs the news to know that the aspens are peak right now.
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    Heh... it just depends on how quickly I get all...

    Heh... it just depends on how quickly I get all the parts. I'm hoping to have it built up in 2-3 weeks. Just ordered the new CC Helm II yesterday, and they seem to be shipping pretty quickly these...
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    Sure, you can get down them no problem... but...

    Sure, you can get down them no problem... but there are a lot of trails around here that are way more fun with more travel (White Ranch, Left Hand, Bobcat Ridge, etc). I personally prefer a 130'ish...
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    I concur. My favorite, in order are Greens -...

    I concur. My favorite, in order are Greens - Agate - Fooses. I've done Greens/Fooses in one day, but adding Agate is tough because the creeks are too high in the summer when I've got some free...
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    A few from a weekend running a Monarch Crest...

    A few from a weekend running a Monarch Crest trip... holy balls those downhills are so good. Greens and Fooses for the win.

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  31. Shit, I just bought an XT group (in pieces) last...

    Shit, I just bought an XT group (in pieces) last night... I would have taken the XTR group for sure.
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    Nope, bought it because I'm curious and all the...

    Nope, bought it because I'm curious and all the reviews are great....
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    I said fuck it, and pulled the trigger on a...

    I said fuck it, and pulled the trigger on a lightly-used Forbidden Druid frame off PB this weekend. It'll take me some time to build it up given the current component supply chain situation, but I'm...
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    Anyone know anything about the semi accident on...

    Anyone know anything about the semi accident on the east side of Monarch Pass this morning? It looked horrific.... I've never seen that kind of destruction. Looks like the guy either lost his...
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    If you want to stay sane, you need to find a way...

    If you want to stay sane, you need to find a way to avoid I-70 on the weekends.
  36. Thread: Ripmo AF

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    You'll get the Devinci "right away", whereas...

    You'll get the Devinci "right away", whereas you'll be waiting for the Ripmo AF for how long? Unless you can find one in stock somewhere, it looks like you won't get one until early 2021 if someone...
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    I'm a huge fan of the 29 x 2.6" Hans Dampf for my...

    I'm a huge fan of the 29 x 2.6" Hans Dampf for my front tire (Colorado Front Range)... there, I said it.
  38. Thread: TR - Beaver

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    Beautiful looking rides, and some great shots. ...

    Beautiful looking rides, and some great shots. It must take you twice as long to do these rides, stopping for all the pictures! :)

    It's amazing there are so many great singletrack bike trails in...
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    GX is absolute garbage compared to the new...

    GX is absolute garbage compared to the new Shimano stuff. I had a fleet of GX builds last year and it was non-stop tinkering with shifting, B-screws, and limit screws backing out. Literally every...
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    Sounds like all the north metro Denver/Boulder...

    Sounds like all the north metro Denver/Boulder districts will be going back in person full-time starting in 2-3 weeks.
  41. Thread: What bike?

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    I'd be looking at a Revel Rascal or GG Trail...

    I'd be looking at a Revel Rascal or GG Trail Pistol, personally. You can probably get better value with the GG, but the Revel is a little lighter.
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    403: 339278 Monarch Crest/Agate Creek: ...

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    Left this morning from the Boulder area around...

    Left this morning from the Boulder area around 9am and hit some fairly shitty traffic on 285 between Aspen Park and Bailey. It probably delayed me about 20-30 minutes. But after going through the...
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    According to the news this morning, the last time...

    According to the news this morning, the last time Denver saw measurable snow in September was 20 years ago. Here's hoping it's all rain, and the trees don't get destroyed.
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    Hmmmm.... not sure I agree with you on...

    Hmmmm.... not sure I agree with you on Upper/Lower Oregon being an amazing descent. Upper Oregon is great, but it's relatively short. Lower Oregon is about as flat as it gets though.

    There are...
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    I did this ride back in June: ...

    I did this ride back in June: https://www.strava.com/activities/3609700888

    Not sure it's the "best", but it's one way to ride it. The climb up Baker Creek Rd is easy but long, and then you still...
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    I'm not sure the rails on that saddle appreciate...

    I'm not sure the rails on that saddle appreciate being clamped there.
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    Or a 75* STA with an effective STA likely around...

    Or a 75* STA with an effective STA likely around 70*. And $4,000 for the frame? Hahahaha.
  49. Yep... but it's also pretty entertaining. I'm...

    Yep... but it's also pretty entertaining. I'm guilty.
  50. If you guys think the people on MTBR like to...

    If you guys think the people on MTBR like to bitch, check out the comments on Pinkbike. :)
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