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    Compression plug slipping? I replaced the flimsy...

    Compression plug slipping? I replaced the flimsy one that came on my cannondale with a cane creek and feel a lot better about it. I had a click I couldn't ever figure out that seems to have gone away...
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    Time to start racing again. Butte and a gravel...

    Time to start racing again. Butte and a gravel race a few weeks ago are all I did all summer. Kind of wish I'd done the biggie or pierre's hole (well not with the weather they got this year) or...
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    I appear to but pricing through my distributor...

    I appear to but pricing through my distributor isn't that big of a discount, so not sure I'd save you much. But, what are you looking for? I can see if it's in stock and come up with a quote at least.
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    Not sure how busy all of those separate threads...

    Not sure how busy all of those separate threads would get but I've definitely thought a suspension/bike setup thread could be useful.
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    Try turning the clutch off and see if it shifts...

    Try turning the clutch off and see if it shifts better? I see them stick pretty often.
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    I've seen it with both a kmc and then a sram 12s...

    I've seen it with both a kmc and then a sram 12s quick link recently, both new on their first use. Possibly shifting under a high load while the link is going around the cassette can pull them apart?
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    My last road chain had over 4k when I replaced...

    My last road chain had over 4k when I replaced it. Checker was still saying ok but I'd rather get a fresh one on there before the chainring and cassette teeth start getting out of shape, especially...
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    Smoke is here. I guess I have to set up the...

    Smoke is here. I guess I have to set up the trainer again? Drive to north idaho? Not ride a bike for a few days? So many bad options.
  9. Pretty happy with the new vittoria syerras. More...

    Pretty happy with the new vittoria syerras. More substantial tread and casing than a pure xc tire, although just barely. Measure a touch over 2.4 on my 30mm rims. There's also the mezcal which I've...
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    Raise your saddle 2.5mm? I never really...

    Raise your saddle 2.5mm?

    I never really noticed going from my road bike with 175s to my old cx bike with 172.5 cranks. But the fit was also a bit different between those two bikes.
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    new bike showed up, it's not very exciting or...

    new bike showed up, it's not very exciting or quite what I wanted but trek has a good ep program, lets you backorder anything, and actually had reasonable etas. Was leaning toward that new cannondale...
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    That sounds a lot like one of the shops here. ...

    That sounds a lot like one of the shops here.

    We'll do free minor adjustments and one more thorough checkup/basic tune within the first 2 months on a new bike, but yeah full tune ups and actual...
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    I just replaced the transfer sl on my hei hei...

    I just replaced the transfer sl on my hei hei with a divine sl, transfer going on new hardtail. Nice to have a dropper that works like a normal dropper- the transfer only goes all the way up or down....
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    I have 25mm gp5000TLs and 18mm internal width dt...

    I have 25mm gp5000TLs and 18mm internal width dt wheels on my supersix and it seems to be working pretty good. previous tires were 25 corsa controls with tubes and these seem so much faster. Have had...
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    Been meaning to do that one sometime. We have a...

    Been meaning to do that one sometime. We have a local gravel race in two weeks and CX is about to get started.

    nice after work ride the other day. uphill for awhile. actually kind of cold
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    I think an AOS is a really good addition to any...

    I think an AOS is a really good addition to any turbo car, but especially the new direct injected ones, because you don't have fuel washing the intake ports and backs of the valves. They get so...
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    I've put 2500mi on my dt wheels with 240 exp hubs...

    I've put 2500mi on my dt wheels with 240 exp hubs on the mtb. Mostly actual trail riding and racing and stuff. so far so good. Also have all last season of cx racing plus all this year of gravel...
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    Neat, looks kind of like those intend stems. And...

    Neat, looks kind of like those intend stems. And that bikeyoke I suppose too. I'm kinda shopping for bars and stems because those bontrager one piece deals are out of stock and don't seem to come in...
  19. e-bike sold

    e-bike sold
  20. I bought them with some other stuff this spring...

    I bought them with some other stuff this spring and have just never worn them. Pretty good fit for me, maybe a little snug. I'd call it right on for a 30 and about the same fit as small poc. Stretchy...
  21. FS: cx tires, mtb tires, road tires, dropper, my old hardtail, some other stuff

    I seem to have way too many tires sitting around collecting dust as well as some other things

    2x maxxis all terrene 700x33 exo/tr/60tpi like new
    1x maxxis speed terrene 700x33 exo/tr/120tpi like...
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    Newish trail outside of lincoln mt 423650 ...

    Newish trail outside of lincoln mt

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    Poc liner bib shorts. Seem pretty decent. About...

    Poc liner bib shorts. Seem pretty decent. About the same price as the PI liners but the chamois is better. Pockets however are a little less useful. Kinda right where the waistband sits and the lower...
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    On the other hand, a shorter and wider group...

    On the other hand, a shorter and wider group should be easier to pass. Think 10 people in the lane that are 3-4 bikes long vs 10 people all in a line where there's no shoulder and you have to cross...
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    It appears vittoria is going to this black...

    It appears vittoria is going to this black sidewall with the red patch on everything, noticed it in some pics from last weekend's world cup.

    Anyway, seems fast on dirt but a little buzzy and...
  26. Thread: 29er HT time...

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    We've had a couple of these come through the...

    We've had a couple of these come through the shop, they seem neat

    https://konaworld.com/honzo_esd.cfm

    xl has a reach of 525mm and quite a bit of stack. my xl hei hei is "only" 500.
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    Anyone want some of their medium bib shorts? wore...

    Anyone want some of their medium bib shorts? wore them once, so, uh, yeah, it's used bike shorts. Washed them twice since though. Little too big for me and are not going to work, so I don't know what...
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    Yeah i got a poc ventral air this spring and was...

    Yeah i got a poc ventral air this spring and was using that for racing. Then I wore it at a nica practice and took a dumb slow fall and dented it and had to get another one. Shimano helps out our jr...
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    After work ride on the newish dean stone trail ...

    After work ride on the newish dean stone trail

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    They go in the two lower rear vents, then kind of...

    They go in the two lower rear vents, then kind of get wedged between the helmet and your head, in there pretty solid with the helmet on.

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    I got that new lazer jackal kineticore. pretty...

    I got that new lazer jackal kineticore. pretty similar fit and feel to my lazer impala, but hey it holds sunglesses securely in the back. And has a less ridiculously huge visor, and a magnetic...
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    seem pretty good so far 423276 423277 ...

    seem pretty good so far

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    Noticably better in that dry, dusty, loose over hard stuff we have going right now compared to my mezcals, which are only like 2 months old. They...
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    Yeah old bike had guides, new bike had guides....

    Yeah old bike had guides, new bike had guides. why do these new ones suddenly suck so much? Oh, R vs RSC. The rsc has a different linkage that gives more leverage. Picked up some new levers, brakes...
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    I kind of wonder why inserts, especially the...

    I kind of wonder why inserts, especially the light xc race ones, don't have speed holes down the center. Makes it lighter, lets air and sealant move around more easily.

    Although tubolight mentions...
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    My mezcal 2.25s on 30mm rims measure 2.35-2.4ish....

    My mezcal 2.25s on 30mm rims measure 2.35-2.4ish. I put the 2.25s next to the 2.35s and couldn't really discern a difference with the casings sort of folded flat next to each other. Barzos seem to be...
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    On caltopo you can check the MVUM box which...

    On caltopo you can check the MVUM box which generally shows which roads are open to vehicles.

    But yeah I think trying that turah rv park would be a good idea. Pretty convenient to get to bonner...
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    If a saddle needs to be that nosed down, it's...

    If a saddle needs to be that nosed down, it's probably a bit too high.

    Handlebar position matters a bit too. If the seat is say, too low, and the bars are high up and close, you'll probably be...
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    update to my bike i guess- With carbon cranks,...

    update to my bike i guess- With carbon cranks, carbon wheels, the transfer sl post, x01 cassette, an assortment of ti bolts etc, and really really flimsy tires it squeaks under 25lbs

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    Thanks, i still feel like shit. Doing the 50 I'd...

    Thanks, i still feel like shit. Doing the 50 I'd skip the first aid station (#7), then eat a snack and get bottle refills at the bottom of basin creek (8). 9 was well stocked and had a party going,...
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    Yeah I did the 100. Had a good one- broke 10...

    Yeah I did the 100. Had a good one- broke 10 hours and got 5th. It hurt a lot the whole time and I feel really bad today. Suppose I should unpack car and wash bike at some point.

    For the 50 I...
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    I would lean towards a cable/housing issue.

    I would lean towards a cable/housing issue.
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    My aliexpress sunglasses came with the right...

    My aliexpress sunglasses came with the right packaging and case and logos and everything too!

    then broke in half after about a week.
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    Yeah I really liked my silca piloti tape but...

    Yeah I really liked my silca piloti tape but wasn't able to salvage it when I swapped bars and then we didn't have anymore so I went with shimano race comfort, which seems fine but is a bit thicker...
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    outside online: please pay us to read this sram...

    outside online: please pay us to read this sram ad.

    The funny thing is that bb92 dub bottom bracket still uses 30mm ID bearings.
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    Yeah I got an impala after I broke my giro...

    Yeah I got an impala after I broke my giro montaro last year and the lack of being able to stick sunglasses in there bugs me. Otherwise I generally like how it fits and feels.

    The Jackal I think...
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    some front shifters actually work with both 2x...

    some front shifters actually work with both 2x and 3x and have a little switch to block off one of the clicks. So, yeah, as far as i know about any mtb front shifter will work. And you can probably...
  47. The key move is the cleat has to twist. If you're...

    The key move is the cleat has to twist. If you're trying to move your foot sideways or lift off the pedal you're not coming out. Just like push your heel straight away from the bike so your foot...
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    Well it's more getting a replacement that's at...

    Well it's more getting a replacement that's at least somewhat similar. Like yours has "Linear Rebound Low", so a firm rebound tuned shock would maybe not be ideal. But medium probably fine. Or if you...
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    The new single side floating ratchet exp hubs are...

    The new single side floating ratchet exp hubs are arguably worse and early production had issues where it would stick and not engage properly. But I have two sets that were made after the update and...
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    I've been meaning to try 2.4 rekon rear, ...

    I've been meaning to try 2.4 rekon rear, dissector front as a more "trail" setup. And the 2.4 rekon I think comes in exo+ so you can go a little more durable casing than a full xc tire back there....
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