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  1. I am quite sure Exo and Exo+ only come in...

    I am quite sure Exo and Exo+ only come in MaxxTerra and DD and DH only come in MaxxGrip for the Dissector.
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    Just out of curiosity, what length Bibby did you...

    Just out of curiosity, what length Bibby did you try? I had the 190s at point point and thought they were amazing. I tried the 184s and found them a bit meh.
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    Thanks all! I appreciate the help and votes for...

    Thanks all! I appreciate the help and votes for mounting on the line. Sounds like I can do so in sound conscience.

    Iím 5í8Ē 170 lbs.
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    I have a pair of new 192 M-Free 108s sitting in...

    I have a pair of new 192 M-Free 108s sitting in the closet and am struggling with whether to mount on the line or go a bit forward. I have a race background and generally ski by driving the tips, so...
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    Thanks! A bit of a shake-up in that last race....

    Thanks! A bit of a shake-up in that last race. Wasnít sure how things would land.

    Thanks all!
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    Somehow XC is going well. I donít even really...

    Somehow XC is going well. I donít even really follow it. Enduro is a tight battle. In DH, there is no hope. Itís the most unpredictable event.
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    Sprindex looks cool, but one review found that...

    Sprindex looks cool, but one review found that the spring rates were off from what was stated, and the actual adjustment range was not that large.
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    Iím thinking of getting a progressive spring for...

    Iím thinking of getting a progressive spring for my DB Coil CS rear shock. Iím running it on a 2020 Norco Sight 29 (~18% progressive) and currently have a 550 lb/in spring. Things feel pretty good...
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    Thanks, thatís helpful. I went for the Tomahawk....

    Thanks, thatís helpful. I went for the Tomahawk. The tire was 50% off so I wonít be too choked if thereís a reduced lifespan.
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    The local shop has a 29x2.3 Tomahawk DD for...

    The local shop has a 29x2.3 Tomahawk DD for cheap. This tire has been discontinued by Maxxis and thereís not a ton of info out there on it. But weight is similar to the Aggressor, it looks to be fast...
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    The weight on those is similar to EXO casing. Are...

    The weight on those is similar to EXO casing. Are they really much stronger?
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    Iíve signed up for the Whistler Back 40 race,...

    Iíve signed up for the Whistler Back 40 race, which is essentially a 3-stage XC race but with some very rowdy and jagged (for XC) descents. I am thinking a rear tire that is tough, fast rolling but...
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    Just following up - I was having the loosening...

    Just following up - I was having the loosening cranks issue with my Aeffect Rs. I checked them after each ride after you mentioned the problem, and found that the bolt had backed off a bit.

    I...
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    It's been going on for a couple months. They...

    It's been going on for a couple months. They don't seem to care.
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    The DH casing has a noticeably stiffer feel than...

    The DH casing has a noticeably stiffer feel than DD, though. It can feel a rough. I think thatís why you still see some DD on the front. I agree that the weight difference is somewhat negligible.
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    Thatís good to know that DD MG Dissectors hold up...

    Thatís good to know that DD MG Dissectors hold up well. That tire actually piqued my interest as a winter tire. I tend to ride more rocky, rooty, free-draining trails when itís wet (south coast BC),...
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    I go with 11-42 over 11-46 Shimano cassettes. It...

    I go with 11-42 over 11-46 Shimano cassettes. It both avoids the big jump and lasts longer as a result of having only one alloy cog vs two.
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    Yeah, you just need to swap the air shaft to one...

    Yeah, you just need to swap the air shaft to one of a different length. No damper changes.
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    Looks like you can get air shafts ranging from...

    Looks like you can get air shafts ranging from 130 to 170 for the 2021 36.
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    Itís a plastic spacer that sits under the...

    Itís a plastic spacer that sits under the bottom-out bumper, right? Couldnít you cut it out without taking the shock apart?
  21. Iím not sure whether or not it will bind, but the...

    Iím not sure whether or not it will bind, but the longer your headtube relative to the stated range, the less angle change youíll get.

    The Wolf Tooth angleset looks pretty slick, if you can find...
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    I had a weird issue with one of my CC 40...

    I had a weird issue with one of my CC 40 headsets. If I tightened it until there was no play, it would bind. I took it apart and saw that the black anodize was missing from the top edge of the upper...
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    Good, practical advice here at Sprocket Rockets!

    Good, practical advice here at Sprocket Rockets!
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    Cool, thanks. Just wanted to make sure I wasnít...

    Cool, thanks. Just wanted to make sure I wasnít doing something wrong.
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    I'm setting up a 2021 Fox 36 and it's my first...

    I'm setting up a 2021 Fox 36 and it's my first time with the floating axle. The fork has a KaboltX axle as opposed to the regular QR. The instructions make it clear that, with the regular QR, you set...
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    Make sure itís not serrated. Speaking from...

    Make sure itís not serrated. Speaking from experience.
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    Good to know. I actually did have to re-tighten...

    Good to know. I actually did have to re-tighten the cranks after the first couple rides, though I was assuming things had just loosened after initial setup, which isnít uncommon. Iíll make sure to...
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    I find if I go straight to the flathead...

    I find if I go straight to the flathead screwdriver when removing a crown race, I sometimes scratch up the crown. A cleaner way is to start by wedging in a utility knife blade, tapping it in with a...
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    I recently picked up some Race Face Aeffect R...

    I recently picked up some Race Face Aeffect R cranks. I had Turbines before but had issues with bottom bracket longevity in my pressfit frame; having a 30 mm spindle in a BB92 frame results in very...
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    Same. How is this still going on?

    Same. How is this still going on?
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    If only I could race enduro as well as I picked...

    If only I could race enduro as well as I picked enduro riders for round 2Ö
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    With most 11 speed chains or cheaper 12 speed...

    With most 11 speed chains or cheaper 12 speed chains, they only last 2-3 month. For 11 speed, my strategy is to buy the cheapest chain I can find and replace as needed.

    X01 and better SRAM chains...
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    Replace your chains at 0.5% wear and the...

    Replace your chains at 0.5% wear and the expensive cassette should keep going for years.
  34. This is my take as well. Most knee impacts seem...

    This is my take as well. Most knee impacts seem to be bumps and scrapes as opposed to hard slams, so I wear the pads more for dealing with abrasion than impact.

    Iíve been using some TLD Speed knee...
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    Itís not taking a ton of force. Could you try...

    Itís not taking a ton of force. Could you try something like epoxy and steelwool to tighten the fit, in addition to the longer bolt suggestion?
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    I just put on a Minion SS 29x2.5 DH casing in...

    I just put on a Minion SS 29x2.5 DH casing in back on my Sight. Weight is about 1250 g, and the tire profile is nice on a 30 mm rim, not too round and not too square.

    Coming off a DHR II, the...
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    I think the main advantage of inserts is being...

    I think the main advantage of inserts is being able to run super low pressures without instantly totalling your rim. If youíre running pressures youíre happy with, arenít going through rims and are...
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    Spam redirect

    Recently, Iíve been redirected to spam sites on occasion when accessing the forum through my browser in iOS. A bit of googling suggests that such redirects are likely an issue with the site. Just...
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    Itís easy enough to experiment with these...

    Itís easy enough to experiment with these settings and find what you like. I usually start by setting the pressure to give me the support/ride height I want, then add or remove tokens depending on...
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    Yeah, the Schwalbes seem pretty heavy. How is the...

    Yeah, the Schwalbes seem pretty heavy. How is the durability/puncture resistance of Super Trail compared to Double Down? Super Gravity is getting up there in weight, for sure.
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    Joined the league. Sorry Toast, my dart tossing...

    Joined the league. Sorry Toast, my dart tossing is 2 points better than your dart tossing.
  42. The plastic baseplates on my 916s are...

    The plastic baseplates on my 916s are disintegrating. Does anyone know if replacements can still be ordered, or do I need to get creative?
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    Given the choice of Maxxis WT tires to run on...

    Given the choice of Maxxis WT tires to run on narrower rims, I have found the 2.5 Assegai is squarer and works a bit better than the 2.5 DHF, which has a more rounded profile. But either should work...
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    Stocked up on a spare set of Maxxis unicorn...

    Stocked up on a spare set of Maxxis unicorn tires. It’s pretty sweet that they are finally making these versions of casings and compounds.

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    Many wheel builders refuse to reuse spokes. Is...

    Many wheel builders refuse to reuse spokes. Is there any basis to this, or is it out of a desire to sell you new spokes, or out of not wanting to bother with unlacing the wheel?
  46. These are sold.

    These are sold.
  47. Thanks, Iíll let you know. Just to clarify, I am...

    Thanks, Iíll let you know. Just to clarify, I am not selling 192s.
  48. Iíve had some interest... but without naming...

    Iíve had some interest... but without naming names, make sure your PM inbox isnít full...
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    My 182 MF 108s are up for grabs on Gear Swap.

    My 182 MF 108s are up for grabs on Gear Swap.
  50. FS: Dynastar M-Free 108 in 182 - used half a day, mint

    SOLD

    I bought some 182 MF 108s from the Corbettís sale and used them for a few runs. They are awesome, but I ended up ordering the same skis in 192. So these minty 182s are up for grabs.

    There...
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