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    Thought about those actually, but the length is a...

    Thought about those actually, but the length is a bit short.

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    Basically all I ride in...pretty much just want...

    Basically all I ride in...pretty much just want board shorts with more adjustment range. Or wish the local selection was better.

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    I have an older pair of canyon shorts...I think...

    I have an older pair of canyon shorts...I think they got stretched out in many dimensions because now I have to have the adjusters way in to keep them from falling off and I'm constantly snagging the...
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    Found these last night:...

    Found these last night: https://www.adidasoutdoor.com/lite-flex-short-men's/FSX68.html?dwvar_FSX68_color=Grey_Five&cgid=men-pants-shorts-apparel#start=20
    gonna give them a try

    If those are a no...
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    Should also add that I've been riding without a...

    Should also add that I've been riding without a chamois lately, so while bibs (well, my one very nice pair) are comfy especially on longer rides, family commitments have me resigned to shorter rides...
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    Those (the elevenpine) are interesting, but a...

    Those (the elevenpine) are interesting, but a little bit more spendy than I'd like, particularly from a brand with no reputation. Doesn't mean they can't be good... But I also don't want to get...
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    Bike shorts reccomendations?

    Sometimes I feel like I am taking crazy pills. All I am looking for is a pair of mtb baggies that have a simple elastic waist, ala gym/workout shorts, but with made with a lightweight, quick drying...
  8. I'm getting ready to sell my Hightower if you...

    I'm getting ready to sell my Hightower if you want to go that direction. size large. PM if you want more details, don't have time to post it all now.
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    toe caps or no?

    toe caps or no?
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    Was out on my second ride tonight on my new to me...

    Was out on my second ride tonight on my new to me GG Smash that came with an aggressor in the rear. Flatted about 30 min in, slight rim dent and a hole in the casing at the rim. Dropped in a tube,...
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    Xpel does make a matte finish film, fyi. It was...

    Xpel does make a matte finish film, fyi. It was arguably more invisible than glossy films I've applied to glossy bikes

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  12. I ended up parking at the trailhead next to a guy...

    I ended up parking at the trailhead next to a guy who had a pair of Guerrilla Gravity bikes last weekend. Got to check them out a bit but could only soft pedal them because he was having major issues...
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    Ended up taking advantage of bontrager's...

    Ended up taking advantage of bontrager's unconditional guarantee and returned the 29x2.4 XR3 I'd be testing the past few weeks. It wasn't terrible, but in the end I don't think it was fast enough to...
  14. I forgot to add that I have done the needle...

    I forgot to add that I have done the needle bearing upgrade. It did help, but it was not mind blowing, perhaps owing to the fact that the shock eyelet / reducer tolerances when I had a standard DU...
  15. Completely agree, which is why I've bought some...

    Completely agree, which is why I've bought some (used) bikes and dumped them after a few rides.. and also how I ended up with the Process 111 after a demo ride and realizing I'd never had so much fun...
  16. I had considered those my last time shopping...

    I had considered those my last time shopping around, but my research told me they weren't the best for small chatter bumps... that that carbon leaf spring setup did wonders for pedaling efficiency...
  17. Hightower reach (on paper) is 450, probably a few...

    Hightower reach (on paper) is 450, probably a few ticks less with the 150mm fork I have on there. I think somewhere in the 465-480 realm will work. HTA, anywhere between 65-67. STA... well, that...
  18. Totally unique topic, never before discussed... what bike do I want?

    Getting the itch to try something different. Currently have a large Santa Cruz Hightower. I like a lot of things about it, but there are some spots for improvement and it's a modern enough frame...
  19. I'm pretty sure if you pull the cable tight...

    I'm pretty sure if you pull the cable tight that'll lock it out. Better way would just be to remove the cable.

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    I'll refine my thinking a bit then... What...

    I'll refine my thinking a bit then...

    What tire would be faster rolling than a DHR2 in the 3c compound, still fairly grippy in general, and also not have a huge disparity between wet grip and dry...
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    Second ride on the XR3, on very different trails....

    Second ride on the XR3, on very different trails. Mix of hand and small-machine built trails at local "bike park." Very dry, some loose over hardpack. My cornering skills are severely lacking...
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    Mine looks close to new (aside from being coated...

    Mine looks close to new (aside from being coated in sealant), but I also didn't drop pressure significantly after installation, and I also have the DH version which is supposed to be denser at the...
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    I was able to pull the dent out a bit fairly...

    I was able to pull the dent out a bit fairly easily right after it happened. Far from perfect but it was enough for tires to seal up, although usually with more faffing about than it should take.
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    Just picked up one of the updated Bontrager XR3...

    Just picked up one of the updated Bontrager XR3 tires. Set it up on the rear of my hightower with a Huck Norris DH insert (which I've been running since putting this dent into my rim from one of...
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    Loic and Rachel's runs were classic examples of...

    Loic and Rachel's runs were classic examples of smooth riding looking slow, but in actuality being fast. Greg's too.

    But then Troy and Amaury went and it reminded me of watching the top level EWS...
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    I've put a lot of time on an X-Fusion Trace RL,...

    I've put a lot of time on an X-Fusion Trace RL, which shares the same damper, but in a 34mm chassis. For a damper with only rebound adjust (and I suppose compression adjust in the sense that it can...
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    $100 net cost for the Fox would be pretty good....

    $100 net cost for the Fox would be pretty good. But here's two more things to try before making the swap:

    - The latest service manual states:
    "2019 and 2020 PIKE and Revelation forks are...
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    As long as you get a fork that will still be...

    As long as you get a fork that will still be desirable after you've used it, and as long as you keep your current fork around for when you want to sell the bike, can''t hurt all that much to test it...
  29. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    If you want to improve the throttle response...

    If you want to improve the throttle response without getting too involved, check out Carista. $20 gets you their OBD2 adapter and a month of their app's premium customization features. You can adjust...
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    Not a lot of travel but such a fun bike. Sent...

    Not a lot of travel but such a fun bike.

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  31. Bump.. mitts sold elsewhere. Gloves, shoes and...

    Bump.. mitts sold elsewhere. Gloves, shoes and shirts still available. Make an offer if you're interested in anything.
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    Is it the camera angle or is that stem decal ever...

    Is it the camera angle or is that stem decal ever so slightly tilted? Either way it does not agree with my mild ocd.
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    truth. Although I think 1k gets you a lot...

    truth.

    Although I think 1k gets you a lot closer to something truly enjoyable for road/gravel than it would for mtb
  34. FS: 27.5+ Wheels, Crank Bros Dropper, Bontrager Saddle

    Making space in the garage and getting rid of things that might tempt me to build up a frame.
    Prices don't include shipping from 12866. Wheels will get shipped using a Bikeflights label, so...
  35. Thread: Affordable bikes

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    Some shocks need to be run that way on...

    Some shocks need to be run that way on bronsons/5010s due to the way the adjuster levers are. Not a problem, even if it looks odd.

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  36. [QUOTE=RustyGroomer;5621702]We were thinking...

    [QUOTE=RustyGroomer;5621702]We were thinking where the hell is he going & watched him send the disc golf tee which is basically a big pile of rocks onto rocks. Haha. Have fun buying that boy skis....
  37. Bump for one shirt gone.

    Bump for one shirt gone.
  38. FS: Soft goods... Gloves, mitts, shoes, shirts

    Selling some stuff that I've picked up semi-recently that just didn't fit or work out exactly as I'd hoped. Prices do not include shipping from 12866. I'll ship and cheap or as fast as you'd like and...
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    I borrowed a mac-ride from a friend in the fall...

    I borrowed a mac-ride from a friend in the fall and took my 2.75 year old out on it. He had a blast and finally understood what I was doing all those times I said I was going out on a bike ride. I...
  40. Is the R1 vest the waffle grid fleece? Tough to...

    Is the R1 vest the waffle grid fleece? Tough to tell from the pic, although maybe it's just my phone

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  41. Thread: Bikepacking

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    You've got wheels already or are looking? I'm...

    You've got wheels already or are looking? I'm getting ready to post some parts for sale and have wheels that fit that bill plus some other stuff as well.
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    Yea buddy! Congrats! Very happy for you guys

    Yea buddy! Congrats! Very happy for you guys
  43. Thread: Affordable bikes

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    "SAVE5" gets you 5% off on Diamondback's site.

    "SAVE5" gets you 5% off on Diamondback's site.
  44. Vorsprung and its fans will argue that that the...

    Vorsprung and its fans will argue that that the luftkappe is still better, and it may be but the debonair springs are quite a bit cheaper so if you do decide you want to switch up the travel, its a...
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    I ran a EWS fantasy league with some friends last...

    I ran a EWS fantasy league with some friends last season (just using spreadsheets...not easy but it kept me entertained) and while it was not surprising that blowing a lot of cash on Sam Hill ended...
  46. Who's around tomorrow? I've got a buddy headed up...

    Who's around tomorrow? I've got a buddy headed up solo for the day, he'd probably enjoy linking up for some turns though if anyone is able.
  47. Check out Round Top in the Catskills. There are...

    Check out Round Top in the Catskills. There are several low-key German-themed resorts. There's a very decent sized network of mtb trails and several cool waterfalls that are a short ride/hike from...
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    FKNA! :yourock:

    FKNA! :yourock:
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    I don't have too much too add except that while...

    I don't have too much too add except that while on paper the 74.5/75.0 seat tube angle is not crazy steep, the actual seat tube angle is about 72 degrees, which is on the steeper end of actual seat...
  50. Face shots all day on the tubing hill too if...

    Face shots all day on the tubing hill too if you're cleared for that!
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