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    Sounds like you're officially an ebiker!

    Sounds like you're officially an ebiker!
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    X2 on this. We just bought a place with 3...

    X2 on this. We just bought a place with 3 decks, all roughly 20 years olds. One is cedar, one is redwood, and one is some unknown wood that's painted. Redwood and cedar decks both look good, ...
  3. Should mostly work. If you get a new fork, ...

    Should mostly work. If you get a new fork, it'll likely be boost, and adapting a post mount brake to a non-boost wheel is annoying. You'll have to space the rotor. If you have centerlock hubs, ...
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    A care package arrived. ...

    A care package arrived.

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  5. Putting aside everything I said in the pm, the...

    Putting aside everything I said in the pm, the answer is n+1. There's no such thing as a bike that does everything well. It's all a series of tradeoffs. So get a bigger, burlier bike and use it...
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    Like one sentence said, no such thing as an...

    Like one sentence said, no such thing as an aggressor 3c. And yeah, no one that's looking for traction rides an aggressor. Just like no one that's looking for traction puts a DC tire on the...
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    They just look less ramped because they're so...

    They just look less ramped because they're so much smaller (and not all of them are ramped).

    This isn't that complicated. Aggressor has lots of little knobs to roll fast on hardpack. Dhf / dhr2...
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    Your statements are at odds with each other...

    Your statements are at odds with each other because you're talking about how you value cornering and braking traction, but then you say that you only ride DC tires that pretty clearly give up a...
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    Not sure what ramps on the knobs have to do with...

    Not sure what ramps on the knobs have to do with anything (and aggressors have ramps too, for whatever that's worth). A taller knob holds the casing further from objects, and it adds rigidity to...
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    ??? Aggressor's center knobs are most...

    ???

    Aggressor's center knobs are most definitely not as tall as either of the minions or the hr2. I just measured them to confirm.

    A 2.3 aggressor has 3mm center knobs.
    Hr2 is 3.5mm in a...
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    These comments are at odds with each other. ...

    These comments are at odds with each other.

    (Also, just saying "3C" doesn't really mean anything. Maxxis makes a few different 3C compounds, all of which ride and wear fairly differently)
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    Just look at knob height. Shockingly, a 3mm...

    Just look at knob height. Shockingly, a 3mm tall knob offers less protection than a 6mm tall knob.
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    That's my take as well.

    That's my take as well.
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    Or maybe just bad luck. Sometimes shit happens.

    Or maybe just bad luck. Sometimes shit happens.
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    What size wheels / what hub width you looking for?

    What size wheels / what hub width you looking for?
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    I feel like you could pretty safely sever the...

    I feel like you could pretty safely sever the rope with a method like this:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS0PvDJtLxE
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    ^^^ that's the work around to environmental...

    ^^^ that's the work around to environmental groups running amok.

    Restrict activities on public lands to the point where the only thing you can do on them is hike? Ok, we'll just sell the public...
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    Although there's also the uncut side of the rope...

    Although there's also the uncut side of the rope on the other side of the tower, which seems like it has the potential to do weird things.
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    We just made it for finals, so didn't get to see...

    We just made it for finals, so didn't get to see the track when it was muddy. For finals, the only things that might be a problem for a normal rider were the drops. Especially the bottom one...
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    Although a lot of times that 1 comment is a 400...

    Although a lot of times that 1 comment is a 400 page treatise that the f.s. has to respond to. Of course, those 400 pages are mostly generic shit that the enviros submit on every project. But...
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    Got to watch this one in person. Super...

    Got to watch this one in person. Super interesting watching sections live, then watching how it looks on the tv feed. It's the super minor things that are the most impressive. The fast guys...
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    All the time. If a carbon rim can't take some...

    All the time. If a carbon rim can't take some reasonably gentle prying with a metal lever, I don't want it on my bike.
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    28 miles of trail approved. They didn't approve...

    28 miles of trail approved. They didn't approve a few segments for various reasons, but for the most part, that was both expected and not a huge deal. Rumor has it that the wildernuts are going...
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    If that kid can get a wire bead dh tire mounted...

    If that kid can get a wire bead dh tire mounted up with cushcore without using levers, he shouldn't be wasting his talents at a bike shop. There's gotta be some black-ops military application for...
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    Motorcycle tire levers are what you want. Metal...

    Motorcycle tire levers are what you want. Metal won't snap.
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    Aside from fucking around in the yard, I actually...

    Aside from fucking around in the yard, I actually haven't ridden it yet. Keep meaning to, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

    Wife likes it... sort of. She's recovering from a brain injury, ...
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    Bullshit.

    Bullshit.
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    I'd forgotten about the assguy. Haven't tried...

    I'd forgotten about the assguy. Haven't tried that one yet. But that makes sense - those knobs are big.
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    I'd argue that the dhr2 is the slowest rolling...

    I'd argue that the dhr2 is the slowest rolling tire maxxis makes, excepting the super soft / mud oriented tires (shorty and wet scream).

    Aggressor is the fastest in the maxxis lineup that still...
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    Just a husky 455. Works fine for firewood and...

    Just a husky 455. Works fine for firewood and some trail work, but definitely not enough saw for milling.

    But even if I had a big saw that could run through a cut at, say, 3x the speed, it'd...
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    I never got that far. I milled a few planks in...

    I never got that far. I milled a few planks in easy to access locations as a test and concluded that hauling stuff in wasn't worth the effort.
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    I did that. Welded myself an Alaska mill to...

    I did that. Welded myself an Alaska mill to plank out logs for wood features on trails.

    It works, but I concluded that my saw just isn't big / strong enough to efficiently rip logs. It just...
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    DH = wire bead, 2 ply, 60 tpi with a tall butyl...

    DH = wire bead, 2 ply, 60 tpi with a tall butyl insert in the bead / sidewall.

    DD = kevlar bead, 2 ply 120 tpi. I believe it still has a short butyl insert.

    In terms of burliness, I'd say DD...
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    More from the Alps Grivola on the left, Mont...

    More from the Alps

    Grivola on the left, Mont Blanc in the middle, Matterhorn on the right.

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    Descending from...
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    Nice. You got me in all categories. I ended...

    Nice. You got me in all categories. I ended up with around 42 hours, 331 miles, 87k vert. A few short days of lift served, and a couple longer shuttle days peppered in there that skew the...
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    A few more from yurp. Went up and over mount...

    A few more from yurp. Went up and over mount Chaligne. A shuttle bump to the top of the pavement meant we pedalled about 3500ft up, pushed up another 700ft or so, then descended about 7200ft down...
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    Do a pad advance? (Pull the wheel out, pull the...

    Do a pad advance? (Pull the wheel out, pull the lever to the bar once to reset the pistons further out in the caliper, reinstall wheel)
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    Ha! Those cows come outa nowhere! But yes, ...

    Ha! Those cows come outa nowhere!

    But yes, I'll be keeping my mouth closed. So far, so good.
  39. ^^^ also got around to watching it recently. ...

    ^^^ also got around to watching it recently. Thought it was... fine. Pretty formulaic, but at least it's not a rehash or sequel. The blatant posturing for a sequel at the end was kind of...
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    The euros have some nice scenery. ...

    The euros have some nice scenery.
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  41. 100% agreed. Dick and fart jokes are great. ...

    100% agreed. Dick and fart jokes are great. But just because some guys could pull off a good dick joke when they were 25 doesn't mean they can still pull off a good dick joke when they're 50. At...
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    Aaaand I'm out. As expected, did some traveling...

    Aaaand I'm out. As expected, did some traveling and missed a day (soon to be 2 days).

    Still rode 30-ish days in a row, so accomplished my ill-defined personal goal.
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    Offset bushing will mess with your BB height. ...

    Offset bushing will mess with your BB height. Angleset won't (as much). And yeah, what Andeh said. Embrace the freight train.
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    If the goal is smoothness through chunky rocks,...

    If the goal is smoothness through chunky rocks, and you're not having issues with blowing through your travel, I'd 1) reduce air pressure a smidge, 2) open up LSC most of the way, and 3) speed up LSR...
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    But...but... the new version has more rounded...

    But...but... the new version has more rounded edges!
  46. I think it's going to be terrible. A shameless,...

    I think it's going to be terrible. A shameless, nostalgia fueled cash grab that relies almost entirely on cameos and references to the 90's. But I'm still going to watch it.
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    The answer is more directional trails.

    The answer is more directional trails.
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    x2. Shimano has behind the ball for a while, ...

    x2. Shimano has behind the ball for a while, but there's plenty of room for improvement over sram's stuff. Hoping the new xt is actually good.
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    Driving around the south end of the island on the...

    Driving around the south end of the island on the Piilani Highway was great. Some cool hikes to do, and waaaay less people. Various publications severely overstated the shittiness of the road. ...
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    It's a problem....

    It's a problem.
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