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  1. I have a preference for loamy trails, and I would...

    I have a preference for loamy trails, and I would say that western Washington and the Bay Area (specifically the greater Santa Cruz area and Mendocino) have by far the best riding in the country....
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    Did you apply it this April for the first time or...

    Did you apply it this April for the first time or do you have experience with it in winter? I would imagine it is much less effective in warm conditions, and Washington spring is about as brutal as...
  3. Millcreek is will stay on its own program because...

    Millcreek is will stay on its own program because the fee is imposed by the county. You are not paying the FS, you are paying the county to drive on their road. Notice that the fee booth is located...
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    What size is the Argon 18?

    What size is the Argon 18?
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    Does your Firebird have air suspension? Coils add...

    Does your Firebird have air suspension? Coils add a lot of weight
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    What kind of allergic reaction did you have to...

    What kind of allergic reaction did you have to the Coros? I imagine most GPS watches are made from similar materials, do you know if Suunto and Garmin use different enough materials that you wouldn't...
  7. You should check out the new-ish fishnet style...

    You should check out the new-ish fishnet style wool baselayers that breathe much better than traditional wool, like these https://skimo.co/brynje-super-thermo-shirt
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    I heard Lithic is closing their doors, what a...

    I heard Lithic is closing their doors, what a shame. I was hoping to try their skis next season.
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    Pack lite plus is definitely a lot better than...

    Pack lite plus is definitely a lot better than regular packlite. I only suggest it because you may be able to find a good deal on a used one or new old stock like i did. I think the Bantamweight has...
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    The discontinued Arcteryx Zeta FL is one of my...

    The discontinued Arcteryx Zeta FL is one of my favorite pieces of gear. It weighs 7oz but is much more wind resistant than lighter shells while still being breathable enough. When I don't expect any...
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    Have the supply chains recovered? I haven't been...

    Have the supply chains recovered? I haven't been paying much attention recently but I have been starting to itch for a new bike and it still looks like most bikes I'm interested in are unavailable
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    They're still listing 4+ year old bikes for 80%...

    They're still listing 4+ year old bikes for 80% of msrp, they probably aren't sweating too much.
  13. Thread: Ruroc?

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    Is this a joke

    Is this a joke
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    I've been enjoying the Dynafit Beast 108. Mine...

    I've been enjoying the Dynafit Beast 108. Mine come in lighter than spec, and many on this site report the same. My 173's were just under 1500g per ski. I am very impressed at how damp and stable...
  15. Can anyone compare these to the 2015-19 Sir...

    Can anyone compare these to the 2015-19 Sir Francis Bacons? I ask because Iíve skied those a fair amount and they were a lot of fun
  16. Yeah I'll be back soon, thanks for the reply, I...

    Yeah I'll be back soon, thanks for the reply, I have a friend looking for some 28 Hawx. I've got a lot of miles on my Hawx XTD's, fantastic boots. Good luck with the sales.
  17. what size are the hawx?

    what size are the hawx?
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    $ sent. Great game Kat5! I let my love of Nairo...

    $ sent. Great game Kat5! I let my love of Nairo cloud my judgement.. I truly thought he would drop G in the Pyrenees. I threw a hail marry at the end hoping Laporte would sprint in Paris but that...
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    I love Volkls enough that I started the ďall...

    I love Volkls enough that I started the ďall things VolklĒ thread here. I love the BMT, V Werks Katana and XXeight skis in backcountry conditions, but I didnít like the Rise Beyond. The tails are way...
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    Did he say he worked in conservation? I heard him...

    Did he say he worked in conservation? I heard him say he worked in environmental consulting, which is usually different, especially in Texas. It can often be the opposite of conservation
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    Colin also restores trucks and campers...

    Colin also restores trucks and campers professionally, and I imagine Red Bull pays their athletes well. 450k is still a lot.
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    ATK template works alright, toes line up and the...

    ATK template works alright, toes line up and the heel width matches
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    My understanding is that the release...

    My understanding is that the release characteristics are symmetrical despite the asymmetrical design, and some unreliability in high speed skiing is inherent for any traditional tech binding
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    Cool to see Phoenix Arizona's Brandon McNulty...

    Cool to see Phoenix Arizona's Brandon McNulty absolutely tear the race apart today
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    There are maybe 100 riders I would have expected...

    There are maybe 100 riders I would have expected to take the win ahead of Houle. Great ride today
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    Thanks for the explanation, I didn't realize any...

    Thanks for the explanation, I didn't realize any of those trails other than 9k were new
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    I'm pretty new to the area, have PCMR been...

    I'm pretty new to the area, have PCMR been developing trails for human powered riders recently? I don't know the history. I have seen other organizations developing lots of trails in the PC area but...
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    Its hard to imagine PC investing money into...

    Its hard to imagine PC investing money into building trails for uphill mtb riders who don't spend any money
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    All of the bindings being discussed have a...

    All of the bindings being discussed have a plastic heel track. Other than skimo race bindings, Im trying to think of light-ish touring bindings that have metal tracks. Salomon MTN, G3 Zed has a metal...
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    I had Morkov on my team but he missed the time...

    I had Morkov on my team but he missed the time cut today. I donít really want to spend credits to sell him right now, if I start stage 16 with 7 riders can I still continue or do I have to sell him...
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    You could easily play around with a Trab toe...

    You could easily play around with a Trab toe trofeo heel setup though, as the Trab toe has the same mount pattern as the trofeo toe
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    The Trab toe has some lateral elasticity when...

    The Trab toe has some lateral elasticity when skiing unlocked which other tech toes donít have. This is great when combined with the Vario heel which is also very elastic, the heel can twist quite...
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    Heís right, pinecone probably should be...

    Heís right, pinecone probably should be directional on weekends but until that happens uphill has the right of way. That guy sucks.
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    The demo Trab comes with brakes which are...

    The demo Trab comes with brakes which are removable. If you are taking the brakes off you need a little plate that sits where the brakes get mounted, not sure if thatís included but skimo co has them...
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    $216 alpinists...

    $216 alpinists https://www.oliunid.com/marker-alpinist-12-attacco-scialpinismo.html
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    The brake on the Vario 2 is easily removeable and...

    The brake on the Vario 2 is easily removeable and most donít use the brake (especially since the widest they offer is 94mm). The brake is the best on the market for tech bindings though. You cannot...
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    Itís a good time to be buying bindings. Vario.2...

    Itís a good time to be buying bindings. Vario.2 are ~$300 and alpinists are ~$225 from euro sites right now.

    While I am a believer in the Trab toe and love the Vario series, I donít have much...
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    I've used all 3. ATK says that with their CAM...

    I've used all 3. ATK says that with their CAM system at the heel with rotating pins, performance is equivalent to a gapless binding. I'm not sure if that's true, you do occasionally get that grinding...
  39. Its insane how people are assuming that the...

    Its insane how people are assuming that the gravel pit will eventually become a parking lot. There are zero agreements in place to make that happen, and it will most likely get sold to the highest...
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    You can also use GCN plus with a VPN. I bought it...

    You can also use GCN plus with a VPN. I bought it last year but it just expired so I subscribed to Peacock this morning. I preferred the GCN commentary but its slightly more expensive and you have to...
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    half off in 180...

    half off in 180...
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    Some pretty solid deals on Steep and Cheap right...

    Some pretty solid deals on Steep and Cheap right now

    La Sportiva Skorpius for $400 in 25, 26 and 27

    G3 skins 60% off (crappy I know but hard to beat mohair skins for $80)

    A bunch of Black...
  43. Love that setup, very utilitarian. I wonder if...

    Love that setup, very utilitarian. I wonder if there are any proper trail bikes with 2 bottle cage mounts and some kind of internal frame storage. I imagine that you don't miss the second bottle cage...
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    I'm going with the guy who has the record on the...

    I'm going with the guy who has the record on the Alpe D'Huez (not including dopers who were caught) - Nairo
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    I disagree. Bardet was a surprise today but he...

    I disagree. Bardet was a surprise today but he was in the fight for yellow several times not that long ago and he's finished on the podium in paris twice. The others are all strong riders who have...
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    Its tough to imagine a healthy Pog finishing...

    Its tough to imagine a healthy Pog finishing behind Gaudu under any circumstances
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    Kat5 is a damn genius picking 5-point Georg...

    Kat5 is a damn genius picking 5-point Georg Zimmerman who took 6th today. Not to be confused with the guy who shot Trayvon Martin
  48. Those are Specialized 22oz Purist bottles with...

    Those are Specialized 22oz Purist bottles with the MoFlo caps so they should be compatible with other specialized caps
  49. Depends what brand of bottle you have, the...

    Depends what brand of bottle you have, the threading on the caps isn't usually compatible between brands
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    Great race today, despite not picking any riders...

    Great race today, despite not picking any riders in the break. Trying to save my credits in case Covid dnfs start to explode, seems like itís going around the peloton rapidly and theyíre trying to...
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