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    Ha, probably true. Dude better get his ass to a...

    Ha, probably true. Dude better get his ass to a Fruita Fest soon or I'm going to revoke my loyalty card. I keep considering the carbon Warden but I can't really peg anything that I think will...
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    I was drooling over this today as well. No idea...

    I was drooling over this today as well. No idea how it rides but a mass produced (hopefully) gearbox bike is great to see. Like you, I'm very happy on my current bike (Warden) and it will likely...
  3. Thread: Shock rebuild

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    Agreed with the others. Sounds like the shop...

    Agreed with the others. Sounds like the shop doesn't do any shock service in house and will be sending it out to a RS service center. Nothing wrong with that if you like the shop but it will likely...
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    Absolutely, it all depends on budget and size and...

    Absolutely, it all depends on budget and size and attitude/ability of the kid dictate a lot. I got a free 20 Raleigh from a friend, rebuilt wheels with new hubs, put on my old 9 speed drivetrain,...
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    My thoughts after going through this the past few...

    My thoughts after going through this the past few years is get a solid used 20", plan on them using it for a couple years, then get them on a really good 24" when they are tall enough. 20s are a...
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    Yes it is, This is also awesome:...

    Yes it is, This is also awesome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxyH-adavb8
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    Well, I guess the problem for me is TM is just...

    Well, I guess the problem for me is TM is just too damn far from everything else to make it convenient. It's a great ride with awesome views but pretty short for the amount of driving it takes to...
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    If I had 7 full days (with two good...

    If I had 7 full days (with two good recovery/driving days) to ride moving from west to east then back to the west in May here's what I would plan and some reasoning:

    1) Gooseberry-I really enjoy...
  9. I'd ask Zion or OTE for an update on Guac road...

    I'd ask Zion or OTE for an update on Guac road conditions. I've never had an issue getting to Goose if I take my time but both times I've ridden Guac I would have had to park at the bottom if I was...
  10. It's hard to recommend against camping on Goose,...

    It's hard to recommend against camping on Goose, lots of good sites with lots of space . Typically we just hang a left at the first parking area and then camp at one of the sites along the rim on...
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    Dammit, and here I'm trying to track down some...

    Dammit, and here I'm trying to track down some Maxxis to replace the Contis that I'm having the exact same issues described above thinking that's going to solve my problems. I never had issues with...
  12. Thanks for the heads up, I just corrected it....

    Thanks for the heads up, I just corrected it. Think I pasted the facebook abbreviated link the first time.
  13. Comment period for oil/gas drilling near Navajo Rocks/Mag 7 in Moab ends 8/28!

    Posted this over to the mtbr Utah forum but figure it doesn't hurt to post here as well:

    I just saw this posted by Chile Pepper yesterday on Facebook. Worth a comment if you would prefer to not...
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    I've got a buddy down in GJ that I believe is on...

    I've got a buddy down in GJ that I believe is on his 2nd front triangle and 4th rear triangle on a large alloy SB95. To their credit, Yeti takes care of him well and he keeps riding that bike...
  15. Thread: Bob's Basin

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    Thanks for the confirmation. Went up to PC...

    Thanks for the confirmation. Went up to PC yesterday fully intending to ride Trailside for something different but nearly turned off for Glenwild because it looked perfect from I80.
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    Oh yeah, flames would be an enTIREly different...

    Oh yeah, flames would be an enTIREly different story. I'll have to dig up an old Diabolus stem with matching flames and speed holes to go with it.
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    I really liked the look of that Aggressor as well...

    I really liked the look of that Aggressor as well and yeah, reminded me of the Advantage right away with those hollow knobs. Seems like losing those little sets of finned knobs on the Advantage in...
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    Hopefully it's some sort of removable insert on...

    Hopefully it's some sort of removable insert on the Pro2. I had a set of the model prior to the Pro2, the Hope Bulbs, and sheared a bunch of teeth off the ratchet ring on a trip to Fruita. I called...
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    Sucks, saw this on the Utah trail conditions page...

    Sucks, saw this on the Utah trail conditions page on facebook. By the looks of it they've been to the Zoo gravel lot as well, one big pile of glass from a side window. Any chance RedBox setups have...
  20. Yup, I don't necessarily mind helping and ask if...

    Yup, I don't necessarily mind helping and ask if people need anything when broken down but I wonder what folks do when they are getting away from the crowds and shit goes wrong. I guess hike a bike...
  21. King Cage makes a topcap adapter and a few...

    King Cage makes a topcap adapter and a few companies have options to mount to saddle rails either direct or via an adapter(only if you don't have a saddle bag already). There are also the Two Fish...
  22. Thread: Hardtail?

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    Lots of fun hardtails out there right now. I'll...

    Lots of fun hardtails out there right now. I'll put a disclaimer on this as I work for the parent company but have a look at the deal Surly is running right now on the Instigator. Sale price on the...
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    You going to race on the 27.5 Endorphin this...

    You going to race on the 27.5 Endorphin this year? Run one with a 140 36/Pike/Stage would be amazing up here but not sure how it would work for me down south. Warden with 160 saved my ass at least...
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    Just curious, what is the shortcoming of the 350...

    Just curious, what is the shortcoming of the 350 that you are trying to improve upon? You're basically on a slightly heavier 240, definitely a great hub as is. If faster engagement is what you want...
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    If it's gotta be new I'd see if a local shop of...

    If it's gotta be new I'd see if a local shop of choice can build you a Hope Pro 2 to Stans Flow or WTB i23/i25 for $600. If not you can likely find this online for $500-550. I tend to like to go...
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    Yup, know several folks running Next SL cranks...

    Yup, know several folks running Next SL cranks with SRAM 11 speed stuff without issue.
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    Inner dimensions of the 10 and 11 speed chains...

    Inner dimensions of the 10 and 11 speed chains haven't changed so 10 is just fine on the xsync stuff.
  28. With a 26" wheel in a 27.5 fork there definitely...

    With a 26" wheel in a 27.5 fork there definitely shouldn't be. If someone is running a 27.5 wheel in the 27.5 fork on a 26 frame it's probably possible but I suspect very few frames would have an...
  29. I did this year going from a 170 Lyrik to 170 MRP...

    I did this year going from a 170 Lyrik to 170 MRP Stage. Stage is actually 26/27.5 but the 27.5 specific Pike shouldnt be an issue. I probably had the same reasoning as you, had a 26 but future...
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    We all say that til we have kids. Then reality...

    We all say that til we have kids. Then reality hits and we realize that kids shit is expensive. A couple of the first things that most outdoorsy types I know that have kids buy or are gifted are a...
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    You think $200 for a well built kids bike is...

    You think $200 for a well built kids bike is ridiculous? Beats having parents that go out and spent $175 on this instead:...
  32. PSA: RedBull Rampage replay on NBC tomorrow...

    Just a heads up for anyone that wants to check out the NBC Signature Series coverage tomorrow. Looks like a 2 hour slot for the showing. Hopefully they've gone back and re-recorded something...
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    I believe they are required to enduro.

    I believe they are required to enduro.
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    Yup, Stan's and the WTB Frequency equivalent...

    Yup, Stan's and the WTB Frequency equivalent level rims are still probably the best value rims on the market if you want an easy tubeless setup and durability. You don't get much in the way of fancy...
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    I must be cursed with a weak, sensitive taint. ...

    I must be cursed with a weak, sensitive taint. Ha, that felt great to write. Even with a chamois I've had some bad experiences on all day rides down in Fruita and Moab where you're in the saddle a...
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    Ha! Yup, that pretty much sums up how...

    Ha! Yup, that pretty much sums up how comfortable underwear under chamois must be.
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    For sure man, I was just curious on your...

    For sure man, I was just curious on your experience vs mine not questioning body of work or experience. I always consider SLC/PC to be super dry and spend lots of time down in GJ/Moab/Hurricane. ...
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    Just curious, do you typically sweat much? I...

    Just curious, do you typically sweat much? I tend to be a pretty sweaty bastard when it's hot and having a sweaty, clingy, non-breathable shirt on a long pedally day is the worst. I get that it's...
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    Is this for real? If so, someone needs lessons...

    Is this for real? If so, someone needs lessons in layering and toilet paper usage. The chamois is just as much about a soft/smooth interface with skin than it is about padding. Putting anything...
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    If there is one thing the Knolly 4x4 stuff does...

    If there is one thing the Knolly 4x4 stuff does really well it's maintaining incredible traction in the chop and under braking. You should see a lot of improvement with the keeping traction while...
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    Its worth checking out but be prepared for plenty...

    Its worth checking out but be prepared for plenty of steep loose stuff on the way up with a few spots to hike. Think its about 1.5 miles up to the saddle/pass. Once up to the initial overlook...
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    Yup, that's the ride coming down from Catherine's...

    Yup, that's the ride coming down from Catherine's Pass. Be prepared for some pretty hellish steep stuff going up but the views and riding coming down are worth it.
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    I think the humility you mention is a big point...

    I think the humility you mention is a big point and then just having a realization of what is possible through watching others. The first trip I made west from IA when I was 19 was mind blowing. A...
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    I was hoping you would make it over to this...

    I was hoping you would make it over to this thread Lee. I wanted to get your thoughts on the original video posted, especially after the nice discussion regarding that photo on your FB page the...
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    Finding the flow on challenging trails is way...

    Finding the flow on challenging trails is way more fun and rewarding than purpose built 'flow' trails. He railed the shit out off that one, good stuff.
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    Ha, I don't blame you for thinking that at all as...

    Ha, I don't blame you for thinking that at all as one of my first thoughts was what kind of stuff was the guy riding the fork on. I'll admit to e-stalking my way through several hundred of his posts...
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    One other note on the Stage that for me was a big...

    One other note on the Stage that for me was a big selling point. Travel is internally adjustable in 10mm increments via a simple spacer swap. You do need to drop the lowers but I'm plenty...
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    Yeah, I picked one up a few months ago and have...

    Yeah, I picked one up a few months ago and have been really impressed, I love the way the thing rides. I was running a Lyrik RC2DH coil and wanted something a bit lighter that would futureproof me...
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    Or the DT RWS thru axle, they've got a 135x10...

    Or the DT RWS thru axle, they've got a 135x10 option as well:
    http://www.dtswiss.com/Components/RWS/RWS-Thru-bolt-en

    I think it's been said but if the bottom bracket height is at a place where...
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    Interesting, so far mines been good but i don't...

    Interesting, so far mines been good but i don't have as much ride time on it. Getting to be that time of year where I worry about running air shocks in the below freezing temps.

    I bought the...
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