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    Skip the Wild Enduro Rear guys. The side knobs...

    Skip the Wild Enduro Rear guys. The side knobs suck balls.

    A friend is running the Fronts front & rear now, likes it. I have a few spare Rock'R2s myself so I'll probably stick with that on the...
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    EX 511 rear, XM 481 front. Or 511s front and...

    EX 511 rear, XM 481 front. Or 511s front and back if you ding your front rim a lot. 350s or your current hubs if you like them and don't think you'll be able to sell your current wheelset.

    Buy...
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    Bodacious were my touring boot for two winters,...

    Bodacious were my touring boot for two winters, tech toes and no walk mode. Fitted OK, went uphill OK, skied well, I liked them. Current alpine boots are Ghost Max 130s with tech toes permanently...
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    I got some Look En-Rage this summer. Feel...

    I got some Look En-Rage this summer. Feel identical to XT Trails but theyíre blacker, so theyíre better.
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    Michelin Enduro Front was oustanding on my recent...

    Michelin Enduro Front was oustanding on my recent BC trip. Not too different to a Magic Mary, maybe a little more bite. The tread looks between a Magic Mary and Shorty and it rides as such. Back...
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    I'm in BC at the moment and have seen a few...

    I'm in BC at the moment and have seen a few e-bikers each day here. Compare that to 2 or 3 e-bikers on real trails back home all summer. The e-bikes that are "all over the place" back home are...
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    Anyone using tubeless rim strips instead of tape?...

    Anyone using tubeless rim strips instead of tape? I tried clear Gorilla Tape on my current DT Swiss EX511/XM481 when I got them two years ago with good success, but didn't have enough left when I...
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    Michelin Wild Enduro Rear update: side knobs...

    Michelin Wild Enduro Rear update: side knobs aren't wearing well at all. Lots of cracks at the inside edges and I've lost a few. Hard to quantify how much mileage this has had but I put it on 4-5...
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    Urethane glue. I use EvoStik Serious Glue (works...

    Urethane glue. I use EvoStik Serious Glue (works very well on outerwear repairs too). I think it's Euro only but it's like Shoe Goo but not as thick. I got two front flats on one ride this week,...
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    Look into SBS shims (internal boot shims).

    Look into SBS shims (internal boot shims).
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    One-line reviews. Earlyups did it great one year.

    One-line reviews. Earlyups did it great one year.
  12. 04/05 was the last year of Pivots/Axials. Those...

    04/05 was the last year of Pivots/Axials. Those are likely a few years older.
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    Mounted a friend's Katanas last week after an...

    Mounted a friend's Katanas last week after an allegedly reputable local shop mounted exactly how he told them not to mount and then proceeded to give him lip when he questioned them. Lesson learned...
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    Got the 191 2017/2018 Monster 98s yesterday,...

    Got the 191 2017/2018 Monster 98s yesterday, measured up today. Tip to tail is 189cm exactly and recommended line -13.6 from true centre. This is in-line with Blister's M88 trend of about -11.5 for...
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    This is the exact ski I am receiving. So -12cm...

    This is the exact ski I am receiving. So -12cm from centre, thanks. Any other monster 98 owners care to measure their line and say where you mounted relative to that?

    Blisterís measurements of...
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    After digging around Google searches it does...

    After digging around Google searches it does sound like the line moved forward 1cm for 16/17. Also if Blisterís tape measure is to be trusted the line on the recent models is 1cm further back...
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    Any more on Monster 98 mounting? I have some...

    Any more on Monster 98 mounting? I have some 17/18 191s on their way to me to replace Explosivs that I killed last week (first time I've been genuinely sad over trashing a ski). I ski 191 & 198...
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    This, and for real touring days use your real...

    This, and for real touring days use your real touring setup.
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    Recommended is -14cm from cord centre. I mounted...

    Recommended is -14cm from cord centre. I mounted my 191s at +2 and 198s at +2.5. I like them.
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    Can't answer this directly but I did see an...

    Can't answer this directly but I did see an Italian guy skiing modified Dobermann plugs with TR2s a couple of winters ago. Didn't speak to him, but this surely means that the heel kit exists.
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    Yep. Me: 6ft4, 80kg/180lbs. Took some garment...

    Yep. Me: 6ft4, 80kg/180lbs. Took some garment measurements which might help:

    Strafe Nomad L: 25" chest, 24" hem, 33.5" zipper, 30" arms (shoulder seam to cuff)
    Arcteryx Tantalus L (~2015): 26"...
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    Update: Strafe Nomad jacket arrived today. I...

    Update: Strafe Nomad jacket arrived today. I wouldn't call it a slim fit at all, just normal. Body length is good and sleeves very long. Fabric seems good.
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    All sounds good. My Untracked pants arrived...

    All sounds good. My Untracked pants arrived yesterday - nice length & cut for me. Iíll reactivate my Clymb email notifications and probably grab a Nomad jacket on a Black Friday deal. Thanks.
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    Thanks. For that price I might try the Nomad. ...

    Thanks. For that price I might try the Nomad. Have you used it or just gotten hold of it recently? Comments on durability? Quiet fabric or rustle-y?
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    So the Nomad is both longer in the body/sleeves...

    So the Nomad is both longer in the body/sleeves and slimmer than a Patagonia Untracked or Powslayer? The Untracked L is the best fit I've managed to try and planning on grabbing one before Christmas...
  26. Thread: Fabric adhesive?

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    I tried Tenacious Tape once and it didn't hold up...

    I tried Tenacious Tape once and it didn't hold up at all, cracked and split pretty quickly.

    Seamgrip is OK but I've had the longest lasting repairs with cheap hardware store urethane glue. ...
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    I use this one. Same thing but cheaper. Reads a...

    I use this one. Same thing but cheaper. Reads a little lighter than my track pump but it's consistent and I know what to set on the digi gauge for the pressures I want. ...
  28. Thread: How do you Tape?

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    Good to know. I'll look for some of that. Does...

    Good to know. I'll look for some of that. Does the 35mm still have the rough edges to make tearing pieces easier? I cut those off from both sides of the 50mm clear tape when I trimmed it.
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    WR2s roll fine. I just ordered another two for...

    WR2s roll fine. I just ordered another two for cheap in case they get harder to find.

    grinch, did you weigh your Wild Enduro Rear? How does the overall casing thickness feel in hand compared to...
  30. Thread: How do you Tape?

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    On an old set of Spank rims with a weird profile...

    On an old set of Spank rims with a weird profile I was struggling to get anything to stick when retaping. In the end one layer of 20mm electrical tape followed by one layer of normal Gorilla tape...
  31. Thread: What shoes?

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    Specialized 2FO Cliplites (Boa and Lace) fit my...

    Specialized 2FO Cliplites (Boa and Lace) fit my skinny feet well, don't look too silly and have a decent sole. I like the Boas, especially because I take pads on and off several times on most rides....
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    Sticky: Hmm, lots to think about. I always liked the...

    Hmm, lots to think about. I always liked the look of the Peacemaker and a 193 would have been amazing. I need to remind a friend of mine that he's an idiot for not buying the 186 in a sale for €99...
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    Sticky: I really like the Invictus for how I ski it. It...

    I really like the Invictus for how I ski it. It doesn't quite have the high speed stability of the 191 Katana or the same weight to blast through choppy snow but as my bigger/heavier touring ski it...
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    Sticky: Sorry for the behind-the-sofa pic, but it's...

    Sorry for the behind-the-sofa pic, but it's summer and my bike takes prime position in my apartment.

    https://ep1.pinkbike.org/p6pb16256625/p6pb16256625.jpg



    Glad I did pick some up at a nice...
  35. Thread: How do you Tape?

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    Gorilla Clear here also since last autumn. It's...

    Gorilla Clear here also since last autumn. It's holding fine through tyre swaps and weighs way less than normal Gorilla.

    I went for two layers after reading some reports of the air pressure...
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    Good tips, thanks. I met a BC resident on the...

    Good tips, thanks. I met a BC resident on the Chamonix trails a few years ago who said that Zermatt was hands-down the highlight of his trip and it's been on my hit-list ever since. I could stomach...
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    Push the rotor over to the side that's rubbing...

    Push the rotor over to the side that's rubbing and pump the lever a few times to push the pistons back a little on that side. Park/Pinkbike had a video on it in the last year or two. Don't be...
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    Zermatt. Yes/no? Tips for trails? Been on my...

    Zermatt. Yes/no? Tips for trails? Been on my list for a while but lift prices are crazy.
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    Now that you mention it, a while ago I did...

    Now that you mention it, a while ago I did somehow snap the bracket that holds the cam that switches the clutch on and off in my Saint mech a while ago and the clutch stopped working completely. Ä2...
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    Thanks. I'll watch those at work. :D

    Thanks. I'll watch those at work. :D
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    What are you guys lubing exactly in Shimano...

    What are you guys lubing exactly in Shimano clutch mechs? Seth do you have a link to the video you mentioned?

    My Saint cage was getting really tough to move forward by hand, almost like the...
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    Had one full bike park day yesterday on the...

    Had one full bike park day yesterday on the Breakout 2.3 after removing every other transition knob. The thickest dust ever (as always in Pila) meant that everyone was drifting a lot but I could...
  43. Makes sense. I only got a frame that worked well...

    Makes sense. I only got a frame that worked well with a bottle cage last year so my rides used to be 100% with a backpack. Now still about 75% with a pack because I donít like big climbs in summer...
  44. Yeah it's not very secure on me without the cheek...

    Yeah it's not very secure on me without the cheek pads. If you were in a race where helmets are mandatory for climbs it would make sense to remove them. For everyday riding I'd just strap it to my...
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    I had a Trail Boss Tough/Fast a while ago. Took...

    I had a Trail Boss Tough/Fast a while ago. Took it off at 50% because I didn't like it, but the wear seemed pretty normal for non-sticky rubber. We'll see.

    I've decided that I'm going to remove...
  46. You can pop out the Proframe cheek pads easily if...

    You can pop out the Proframe cheek pads easily if you want to. I bought one last year specifically for a trip to BC (Whistler park included) because I needed a new fullface anyway and figured I...
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    I like the WR2 fine in the wet, pretty much on...

    I like the WR2 fine in the wet, pretty much on par with other Minion-like rubber. In sticky mud the tread fills up pretty quickly though.
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    I have some good time on my Chinese 54t ratchet...

    I have some good time on my Chinese 54t ratchet now including some punchy climbs with no problems. Pulled it apart last night to regrease and the teeth all look fine.
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    I had a Butcher Grid 2.3 on the rear about 3...

    I had a Butcher Grid 2.3 on the rear about 3 years ago. Weighed 950g I think, sidewalls felt thicker than a Minion EXO and the crown casing considerably thicker. I put fewer holes in it than the...
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    Ask on Pinkbike/etc for the current equivalent. ...

    Ask on Pinkbike/etc for the current equivalent. Someone will surely know. Soccer shin guards will do the same job but look (even) lame(r). ;)
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