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    Thx for recoís leaning POC or Lazer Jackal given...

    Thx for recoís leaning POC or Lazer Jackal given good results w Impala. Will have to check the TLD and some of the Bell/Giro options which i havenít owned in quite a while.


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    What trail helmet am I? Good coverage and...

    What trail helmet am I?

    Good coverage and venting for humid east coast
    Visor, preferably adjustable I think
    Sun glass storage - why isnít this a thing for MTB helmets!?!?
    MIPS or equivalent
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    I donít believe he did it on purpose, but WvA...

    I donít believe he did it on purpose, but WvA definitely moved off his line toward Sagan, but didnít completely block him.


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    Shoulder injury people...

    Discharged today, Ortho said same thing Dan and WRG. Check back in 2 weeks to see if I did some rotary cuff damage which they couldnít tell, but rest and then work w PT. Getting up and out of...
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    Bummer to hear Summit and I just joined the club...

    Bummer to hear Summit and I just joined the club today w broken scapula and 3 broken ribs. Out for summer it sounds like as well.

    Guess time to get some backlog projects done where I can.

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    Shoulder injury people...

    May be joining this club. Riding Wissahickon park in Philly this am, tail end of ride, hit a built up rock kicker that bucked guy in front and then me right after. He barely pulled it together and...
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    Glad they got her! She seems to be well above...

    Glad they got her! She seems to be well above the Vicki Mendoza diagonal on the hot v crazy scale.


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    Iím in for $10, but might skip for $20 as Iím...

    Iím in for $10, but might skip for $20 as Iím already in 2 other leagues


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    I'm similarly proportioned and these days at...

    I'm similarly proportioned and these days at 5'11" would go Large on most bikes. My HT and FS are both around 460mm reach (so just over the RAD calc) w/ ~50mm stem and ~20 mm riser bars with a few...
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    Pumptracking

    I've been riding trails pretty often, but my daughter and I have really been enjoying backyard pumptrack this summer.

    Teaching dig to ride, or sweep in this case
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    10-30 min riding...
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    Honestly how often do you guys use first aid...

    Honestly how often do you guys use first aid kits? Iíve never carried one and canít say I know anyone who does?

    Cuts/scrapes, too bad just ride it out. Then again donít do too many big...
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    Rode this for first time yesterday. Trail is...

    Rode this for first time yesterday. Trail is complete and a ripper, though I did not hit the pictured gap above. Not sure how many hours went into this and all hand-built, but glad to have a small...
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    One of these is not like the others, OCD trigger...

    One of these is not like the others, OCD trigger alert


    When eyeballing your plank placement goes wrong, gotta improvise.
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    Definitely look to be from what Iíve seen. Also...

    Definitely look to be from what Iíve seen. Also see Marin San Quentinís w good geo in this price range, though theyíre 27.5 wheels. That may or may not be a positive depending on what youíre...
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    Add new Specialized Fuse to that list too. Some...

    Add new Specialized Fuse to that list too. Some of the Kona Honzoís might work too.

    If youíre trying to run 135QR, you can relatively(?) easily find a non-boost 142mm frame and space your wheels....
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    Agreed for MTB for sure. Also stays tighter vs...

    Agreed for MTB for sure. Also stays tighter vs bouncing around in jersey pocket.


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    ^^ Would the Dakine or Evoc handle a 48" long...

    ^^ Would the Dakine or Evoc handle a 48" long Rogue Travis tool though? Imagine Hedge trimmer would be fine in chainsaw compartment.

    Also carry-over from that other trail tool thread, but highly...
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    Loved my old Pivot 429sl, great pedaling bikes! ...

    Loved my old Pivot 429sl, great pedaling bikes! Enjoy. Silver looks great IRL in especially in the sun.
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    I have had luck over many years w Backcountry...

    I have had luck over many years w Backcountry Research strapped to bottom/back of saddle for Tube/Lever/CO2 for XC racing. Bunch of friends use the Speedsleeve too, which I have for my roadie, but...
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    I don't do math soo good... building a long...

    I don't do math soo good... building a long bridge/path through part of my backyard to pumptrack, can't do simple math and am one 16' decking board short. Was stressful as all get-out driving home...
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    I've been sorely disappointed with the Dart. ...

    I've been sorely disappointed with the Dart. Much better luck with old school bacon strips. Bit more faff factor, but I tried dart to plug a really shallow cut that I don't think went all the way...
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    Ah gotcha wasn't aware, I'm sure braintrust here...

    Ah gotcha wasn't aware, I'm sure braintrust here has a better answer than me.

    On plus topic, also am a fan of Hawaiian. Put a proper 29 XC setup Ardent 2.4 F/Ardent Race 2.35 R on my hardtail...
  23. Thread: Mandalorian

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    Clone Wars series was worth the grind. Finished...

    Clone Wars series was worth the grind. Finished he whole 50ish hours with my son during early part of COVID when he was doing virtual, morning routine was ~2 episodes w/ coffee before school. Does...
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    Have run SRAM rotors in Shimano 4 pistons for...

    Have run SRAM rotors in Shimano 4 pistons for most of past 6 months on m HT, works decently. Can't necessarily say it's as good as matching, but have ridden it that way in plenty of demanding trail...
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    Is that wood chips? How does that work, use as...

    Is that wood chips? How does that work, use as base and cover with dirt? Never seen that done before. We often use rocks for that around here, which in PA seem to grow like weeds.


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    Maybe so, but style for miles on the tan...

    Maybe so, but style for miles on the tan sidewalls. My sons has them and itís his favorite part. Heíd be quite annoyed if I swapped out for something boring, even if performance is improved.

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    Yeah probably so. Have 2 other wheelsets I can...

    Yeah probably so. Have 2 other wheelsets I can use, time for XC mode now that itís summer time.


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    No kidding, that thing is sick! Might have to...

    No kidding, that thing is sick! Might have to explore some of the aliexpress for my 50lb 9 y/o. Already gave my son the horribly flexy Ď99 SID and nice carbon bars.


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    Ask the experts

    After touting benefits of plus tires yesterday, I obliterated this 27x2.8 Ikon last night and had to walk out. 3 co2, 2 bacons in the tread thought I sealed it but realize I ripped the sidewall near...
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    Ask the experts

    Maybe Iím an anomaly but have been enjoying plus tires on the hardtail even past shoulder season. Definitely agree w shoulder season/mini-fat bike though as primary use case.

    When my trail bike...
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    Are all 20mm thru axle's as absolutely stupid as...

    Are all 20mm thru axle's as absolutely stupid as the current Manitou ones? Never owned anything w 20mm and can definitely say it seems beyond shitty compared to 15mm. At least on my relatively...
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    Rock solid journalism right there

    Rock solid journalism right there
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    Wed night kid trail ride & more friends for...

    Wed night kid trail ride & more friends for pumptrack laps

    Nice night in the woods with a good breeze breaking humidity
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    Daughter testing out her new suspension fork, definitely helping...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220601/8d59ea2a...

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    New fork day must be a thing if new brake day is. After dragging my daughter through some relatively techy trails this...
  35. Thread: Tool Time

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    This is the exact feedback I've heard from a few...

    This is the exact feedback I've heard from a few people with these. The day to day PITA factor of that far outweighs the less occasional tubeless installation. I have a small pancake compressor I...
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    Probably close to 15 of us chipping in. Not sure...

    Probably close to 15 of us chipping in. Not sure how many dig days before, trail definitely nearing completion though.

    Also one from my backyard pumptrack nearing completion. Ripped a bunch of...
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    Was going to do some trimming on my local...

    Was going to do some trimming on my local yesterday, but instead joined big work party on new trail at one of my favorite riding spots 30 min away.

    Hip at top
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    into steep right hander...
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    If that Giant is a small or medium, would likely...

    If that Giant is a small or medium, would likely be a pretty good kid/tween bike. Still agree on toast's comment, if you have a NICA race team that'd be some good karma your direction.
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    Other one that's decent (though not many kids...

    Other one that's decent (though not many kids gear) is "South East PA United Cycling Classifieds" and sometimes "DelMarPa Mountain Bike Buy, Sell, and Swap Zone". Then if you're a member of those,...
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    Dig stoke, who else likes to play in the dirt???

    LOL, heart shape. Two back/right side berms will have an opposing one connecting them. Small jump line running parallel to the far straight/upper left side.

    Few months ago posted some build...
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    My daughters STP 24+ is nice, but have made some...

    My daughters STP 24+ is nice, but have made some upgrades along the way. Biggest is hydro discs, as the 24+ stock brakes aren't great. I would have gotten the squishy fork version but she liked the...
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    Searched 24" Mountain bike got 5 results out my...

    Searched 24" Mountain bike got 5 results out my way in chester county. Phoenixville, Exton, Chester Springs, Gilbertsville, West Chester

    24" MTBs are pretty rare to begin with as well. Purple GT...
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    Local trail build, really local. Backyard...

    Local trail build, really local. Backyard
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  44. Meanwhile I'm putting front brake on my dirt...

    Meanwhile I'm putting front brake on my dirt jumper b/c 40+ = no bar spins. Unless you're doing barspins I don't get the brakeless movement and even then there are options. Not MTBR, but I posted a...
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    Quickie before dinner, usual loop out my back...

    Quickie before dinner, usual loop out my back door was sloppy. Took HT out for a gravel spin w some hill intervals, but still have to add some spice to those rides.

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    Was it my influential argument from few weeks ago...

    Was it my influential argument from few weeks ago on the Varia and taking the lane? ;).

    While Iím in favor of taking the lane, the whole donít be a dick rings true. I will often pull to edge and...
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    Cathro's is top notch. Fluidride has a good...

    Cathro's is top notch. Fluidride has a good series going last few years as well.

    Jeff Lenosky and Super Rider also have good ones, coming from trials backgrounds. Wouldn't put them up there with...
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    Also about 75% of my FB use as well. The other...

    Also about 75% of my FB use as well. The other being for local trail groups, which ends up mostly being idiots asking whether it's too wet to ride after 3" of rain in the preceding 12 hours.

    I...
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    Yeah gotta get the brake bosses off, pretty stuck...

    Yeah gotta get the brake bosses off, pretty stuck in there. This was dry fit before cutting steerer. Match was primed for this as it sat on a bike Iíve had from high school that was ridden every...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220521/7d9fc343...

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    20? y/o fork added to replace rigid fork on my sons bike. Clears 24x2.6 pretty easily. Going to see how it works for...
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