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    The trails can handle it, but can the riders? ;) ...

    The trails can handle it, but can the riders? ;)

    Dale's in the wet is 50/50 nailing it/ending up in the bushes.
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    Interesting... I found Boulder pretty rowdy. The...

    Interesting... I found Boulder pretty rowdy. The trails are fast and steep, and you need to keep on your toes. Itís a different kind of rowdy from Squamish, where there are lots of moves. But for...
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    If you want a longer pedal in Whistler, Lord of...

    If you want a longer pedal in Whistler, Lord of the Squirrels is great. The Blackcomb trails are fun longer descents. The majority of the trail riding in the Whistler valley is pretty technical and...
  4. Good review. If you were on a Smash, would you...

    Good review.

    If you were on a Smash, would you still want to size down to a Size 2? The reach on the Smash is considerably shorter on paper, I'm assuming due to the longer fork.
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    I agree, itís a bit funny. There are definite...

    I agree, itís a bit funny. There are definite benefits to the steep seat angle for keeping a slack front end under control on climbs, but then wheelbase starts growing. The sweet spot can vary, but...
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    Iím 5í8Ē and demoed a large Sentinel at Kingdom...

    Iím 5í8Ē and demoed a large Sentinel at Kingdom Trails (I should probably be on a medium but they were out). In spite of the huge 475 mm reach, I really liked the bike. Seated, the top tube length...
  7. Thread: M985 brake leak

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    I had oil leak out of that same spot once when...

    I had oil leak out of that same spot once when resetting my pistons on my XT M8000s. The system was likely overfilled and resetting the pistons caused some fluid to blow off. I did a lever bleed...
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    I'd check out Commencal as well. Great bikes, and...

    I'd check out Commencal as well. Great bikes, and well-priced.
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    Maxxis Dissector was just released:...

    Maxxis Dissector was just released: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/maxxis-dissector-first-look-2019.html

    Looks like it could be a good rear tire. It's a bit lighter for its size than a DHR II...
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    Loving the ride quality of the Assegai DD front /...

    Loving the ride quality of the Assegai DD front / DHR II folding DH w' CushCore rear combo on my Norco Range, but pedaling the bike around has become quite a feat. I think I might need to revisit...
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    Yeah, my DHR II DH casing has folding bead. ...

    Yeah, my DHR II DH casing has folding bead.

    Assegai DH and DD are only 40 g apart, though the Assegai DD seems burlier than the DHR II DD I had, so maybe there are different executions of the...
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    Just got an Assguy Doubledown for the front. It's...

    Just got an Assguy Doubledown for the front. It's only 40 g lighter than the DH casing at around 1320 g ( ! ), but I wanted the Maxxgrip compound so I didn't go for EXO+ or EXO, which only come in...
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    I did a day there earlier this year. Macpherson...

    I did a day there earlier this year. Macpherson is more pedally and has fun, mellower trails. TNT was the trail I enjoyed there the most. I also rode Boulder, which is quite a bit rowdier. Redneckís...
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    Here’s one for the tire thread. The guy who won...

    Here’s one for the tire thread. The guy who won the BC Bike Race ran dual Maxxis Aspens with XC CushCore with 18-19 psi front and 17-18.5 psi rear. That’s an interesting setup...
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    If you contact the admins, they should be able to...

    If you contact the admins, they should be able to help. A friend was able to get some sensitive trails hidden with a single email, I believe.
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    I bike to work everyday, and part of my commute...

    I bike to work everyday, and part of my commute has a Trailforks segment. Should be doable.
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    Got back out on the Eliminator today, this time...

    Got back out on the Eliminator today, this time with Purgatory in back. The Eliminator’s fine. I think it was the Ikon that spun me around backwards when I tried to stand on it in the corner.
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    Yeah, I should have bought a Butcher, but with...

    Yeah, I should have bought a Butcher, but with the Assguy being all the rage, I wanted to try something different.
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    Think it would make a big difference? As a...

    Think it would make a big difference?

    As a start, I’m thinking I’d trim them so the outer edge is in line with the other small knobs.
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    Let's say I wanted to cut some knobs on the...

    Let's say I wanted to cut some knobs on the Eliminator to make it more predictable and open up the channel, what should I cut?

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    So I've been running 2.3 DHR 2 front / 2.35 Ikon...

    So I've been running 2.3 DHR 2 front / 2.35 Ikon rear on my "XC" bike (Devinci Django 29). I just swapped the front to a 2.6 Specialized Eliminator I had lying around. The 2.35 Ikon is massive and...
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    If you're talking about ease of installation, I...

    If you're talking about ease of installation, I didn't find much difference between Exo and DD with CushCore. Brand new CushCore are a bit rough to get on and off, but after 3 or 4 installs, they...
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    CushCore has pros and cons, but I'm generally a...

    CushCore has pros and cons, but I'm generally a fan for rough, chunky trails with hard dirt. I took my CushCore out for a week-long trip to the BC Interior where trails have softer, loamier dirt and...
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    I am now running CushCore front and back and...

    I am now running CushCore front and back and agree that the ride quality is excellent. I notice the extra damping and stability that comes with running 19 and 22 PSI while still having support from...
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    Other than the simpler damper, the Revelation...

    Other than the simpler damper, the Revelation should be a decent fork. It has the same chassis and air spring as the Pike, which has a pretty big influence on how a fork feels. I tried a Yari on a...
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    I am surprised with how much I am enjoying the...

    I am surprised with how much I am enjoying the Ikon 2.35 I put on the back of my Django 29. This is my "XC" bike (that weighs 32 lbs. and has a 150 mm Fox 36), so it's not seeing the steepest and...
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    Cool, I've never done Walker's End. I'll have to...

    Cool, I've never done Walker's End. I'll have to try that one next time. Agreed that The Sickness is a worthwhile addition.
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    No Err is a nice one to tack on if you’re in the...

    No Err is a nice one to tack on if you’re in the Cream Puff area.

    Check out Stoked Chicken to Reverse Brazilian, two newer trails in the area.

    Other favourites:
    - Hawaii (a fast rip)
    - Rusty...
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    Truly impressive riding.

    Truly impressive riding.
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    Cool. We may be there a bit too early...

    Cool. We may be there a bit too early...
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    Yeah, it's just to do/see something different....

    Yeah, it's just to do/see something different. We've driven Highway 1 and Highway 3 in BC many times and wouldn't mind mixing it up. It kind of looks like there's a whole lot of flat stuff in Eastern...
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    Road trip - Fernie to Vancouver via MT/ID/WA

    I’m planning a road trip for June, from Vancouver to Fernie then back to Vancouver. I think we’re going to drive to Fernie on the Canadian side and make some stops along the way to ride. I’m pretty...
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    Scratch that. The bike rips with a 150 fork. I’m...

    Scratch that. The bike rips with a 150 fork. I’m keeping it. Such a fun bike.
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    Yeah... I have been off the ski forums for a bit...

    Yeah... I have been off the ski forums for a bit and not as up on the gear as I had been in the past. I really appreciate everyone's input.
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    Ideally, I am. I know that finding a touring boot...

    Ideally, I am. I know that finding a touring boot that skis like my Lange plugs is impossible. My question was more whether Ďproperí touring boots have gotten good enough thatís itís worth moving on...
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    Touring boots that don't ski like crap

    Feel free to tell me to search, JONG, which I have to a certain extent, but I've been a bit out of the gear loop and am hoping someone can give me some quick notes.

    I ski on mountain on Lange plug...
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    What's the best way to pop off shields without...

    What's the best way to pop off shields without making a mess of them?
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    I didn’t know you could cut those down, but that...

    I didn’t know you could cut those down, but that makes sense. I will go 140.

    I did a second ride, this time with the stem slammed, and 150 actually felt alright. But I do think 140 would be...
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    So I got in my first ride on the Django. Being...

    So I got in my first ride on the Django. Being able to leave the shock wide open for the whole ride was refreshing. For the tighter, twistier, more pedally trails around here, it feels ideal.

    I...
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    I went for it. With ~1000 g tires and CushCore,...

    I went for it. With ~1000 g tires and CushCore, it comes in just under 33 lbs. with pedals. Yikes! I have the CushCore in there because the Chromag was the wrecker of rear wheels, but I'll definitely...
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    Cool, yeah maybe holding onto the Rootdown frame...

    Cool, yeah maybe holding onto the Rootdown frame is a good course of action. I can either build it up as another full bike over time or switch the parts back in the fall for a winter rig. The main...
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    Yeah, I agree. Not an option, unfortunately. I...

    Yeah, I agree. Not an option, unfortunately.

    I have a good lead on the Django frame so the cost to swap would be minor.
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    Ditch the hardtail?

    I currently have two bikes, a Norco Range 29 (170 front, 150 rear) and a Chromag Rootdown BA (29er hardtail with 150 fork). I am debating moving the parts from the Chromag to a short-travel...
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    Whistler conditions 18-19

    Weird weather today. It started with heavy pow, then went to cement around 10, so we went in for coffee. Came back out around 11 and the snow had lightened up again.

    The new Blackcomb gondola was...
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    It sounds like you're basically upgrading the...

    It sounds like you're basically upgrading the whole bike. I think you'd likely do better by just starting out with a new bike that has the parts you want.

    I recently got one of these on sale -...
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    I recently went from v-brakes to hydraulic discs...

    I recently went from v-brakes to hydraulic discs on my commuter. I canít say I had much issue with stopping power before. My main reason for changing was to avoid cables getting messed up in gross...
  47. Thread: Xt vs slx

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    Good info. Having those cogs on a carrier on XT...

    Good info. Having those cogs on a carrier on XT instead of loose cogs also means less damage to aluminum freehub bodies.
  48. Thread: Xt vs slx

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    I havenít counted, but XT and XTR have multiple...

    I havenít counted, but XT and XTR have multiple upshift whereas SLX has single.

    I went from SLX to XTR 11 speed shifter on my own bike and, aside from the multiple up shifts, XTR is much crisper....
  49. Thread: Xt vs slx

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    For the cassette, the difference will be mostly...

    For the cassette, the difference will be mostly weight. Both will shift similarly. I donít think thereís a huge price difference, is there?

    The XT shifter is worth it over SLX. Much crisper....
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    I hesitated on CushCore because of weight, but I...

    I hesitated on CushCore because of weight, but I really canít say I notice it all that much. Itís only a little bit heavier than running a tube. And I hadnít noticed anything attributed to weight...
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