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    Still undecided. Torn between a Spire and a...

    Still undecided. Torn between a Spire and a Patrol, mostly trying to figure out if I want to drink the mullet koolaid or not!
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    It's the "S4" from Specialized, roughly a "Large"...

    It's the "S4" from Specialized, roughly a "Large" from most brands. Probably decent for someone 5:10-6'2 (I'm 6' and feel like it fits perfectly)
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    FS: 2020 Specialized Enduro

    Tentatively putting my Enduro up for sale. S4, based off the "Elite" build. Pink and pretty.

    Asking $4900 on PB, but that's flexible for a Mag, and even more flexible if I don't have to box it up...
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    Just to add to Pancho's dad and HMS's great...

    Just to add to Pancho's dad and HMS's great advice:

    North Teton area on trail forks is...ambitious. There's a lot of potential in there, and a lot of logging roads that are rideable, but most of...
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    Agree with rideit, who knows how it will be this...

    Agree with rideit, who knows how it will be this year? Post-pandemic events seem really hit or miss so far this year. For context though, I was at the 2019 event, and it was a zoo. Lift lines were...
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    Anybody else racing the Grove Drake mullet? ...

    Anybody else racing the Grove Drake mullet?

    Should be a really good time. Sheep went up Drake this weekend so a few of us hiked up and kicked all the loose sticks and rocks that they left out of...
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    Personally I'd go with something like this....

    Personally I'd go with something like this.

    Yes. They're stupid, but this is one of those places where stupid makes a lot of sense. Clip 'em on when you want to ride to the bar/grocery...
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    Ended up with a pretty similar build and tires,...

    Ended up with a pretty similar build and tires, but with a 120 Pike instead of the 34, and I feel bad for the terrible things I've done to that shock. It weeped oil like a mofo for a couple days, and...
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    Might sell my big bike soonish, trying to figure...

    Might sell my big bike soonish, trying to figure out what I should charge.

    2020 Specialized Enduro Elite S4 in that pink color.

    GX drivetrain
    Lyric and Super Delux Select Plus (both recently...
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    The Facebook groups are pretty solid in my...

    The Facebook groups are pretty solid in my experience. Another strategy is to use the "dealer finder" function on the brand's website and just start calling dealers. Most of them won't be allowed to...
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    Good info, thanks! The last enduro I raced...

    Good info, thanks!

    The last enduro I raced before the pandemic required racers to touch a reader at the beginning and end of every stage and I didn't feel like it was a huge imposition at all, but...
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    Would probably be just for a DH (we have no DH...

    Would probably be just for a DH (we have no DH racing here, I want beer league DH culture, and I'm better at organizing things than I am at racing so I'm trying to figure out how to put it on.)
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    Bear with me, this may be a stupid question... ...

    Bear with me, this may be a stupid question...

    I'm trying to figure out a (very) budget race timing system that's a step up from two stop watches and a clipboard. I feel like there should be some...
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    Been following along on the 'gram, looks rad! ...

    Been following along on the 'gram, looks rad!

    I'm sold on camping+an uphill trail. And really sold on camping next to a mulch jump. Guess I'll have to get up north next spring.
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    Was up there this weekend. Conditions were slushy...

    Was up there this weekend. Conditions were slushy all day, we started skiing around 9:30 I believe and it wasn't firm at all. Don't think it froze overnight on Saturday. Rock Creek camping was a shit...
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    It depends on what the "all" you're trying to do...

    It depends on what the "all" you're trying to do is. Patrol is probably going to be the next bike I own,(not for quite a while though), but I'd be getting it to compliment a Spur. If you're doing a...
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    OneUp droppers used to come with a little packet...

    OneUp droppers used to come with a little packet of paste and I have two that have lasted me for like three years.
  18. Thread: Mullet Talk.

    by cydwhit
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    Yeah, I'm pretty close to doing this to my...

    Yeah, I'm pretty close to doing this to my "gravel" bike. Even just an NX Eagle cassette would make a huge difference for me the five or six times a year I use that bike for things that I really...
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    Splitting wood that is not cedar is not as fun....

    Splitting wood that is not cedar is not as fun. Sometimes I miss the danker forests of my youth.

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    Young, Utah plates. Not usually so crusty,...

    Young, Utah plates.

    Not usually so crusty, but like, it's early season and we have limited trails right now, be nice, say hi, it's the least you can do! Mill is a fun trail to charge top to...
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    Mill Creek is prime to the overlook right now....

    Mill Creek is prime to the overlook right now. Two small snow patches and the rest is hero dirt. Probably about time to go hike up Drake and see how it's doing once this rain clears.

    Also,...
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    Ah, yeah, Reed, who owns Peak Printing goes...

    Ah, yeah, Reed, who owns Peak Printing goes ridiculously fast on his in town, it's scary to watch. Also given the level of kitty litter on Horseshoe I would be terrified to try to ride something with...
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    Was he wearing one of those Bell convertible...

    Was he wearing one of those Bell convertible helmets? If he was, I know who it was haha!

    Aspen was real nice last night.
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    Sorry, total brain fart, Montana Enduro Series at...

    Sorry, total brain fart, Montana Enduro Series at the Village.

    Wydaho would be a lot cooler if it still had racing associated with it.
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    As someone who is not all that fast, but likes to...

    As someone who is not all that fast, but likes to go as fast as I can, the real draw to entering an Enduro is getting to ride trails at speed, on a closed course, with support that I usually wouldn't...
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    What he said. A good mechanic may also be able to...

    What he said. A good mechanic may also be able to heli-coil the crank arm. It's not ideal, but it often works, and is worth a shot before you write off the whole crank arm.
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    The points people in this thread are making...

    The points people in this thread are making against you are based on engineering. Antisquat, anti-rise, etc are quantifiable traits that can be analyzed mathematically and expressed visually with...
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    In my experience both I9 and WAO have been really...

    In my experience both I9 and WAO have been really responsive, I bet they'll have you sorted fast. I do remember, when I bought my WAO's with 101 hubs last year, WAO emailed me later and told me to...
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    Sorry, just seeing this. -Voyagers are lighter...

    Sorry, just seeing this.

    -Voyagers are lighter
    -Toes are much easier to get into/out of
    -Heel risers are easier to flip with a pole
    -Less slop in the toe when side-hilling in firm conditions...
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    I'd agree with the 112 over the 122 for almost...

    I'd agree with the 112 over the 122 for almost all conditions. Was not a huge fan of the 122 and am a little unsure of its place in the line. Previously, the Catamaran was a unique, really fun pow...
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    Thanks for sharing! I’ve actually got a part...

    Thanks for sharing!

    I’ve actually got a part two outlined for next fall, didn’t want this one to get too bloated, but I came up with so many similarities while I was writing it haha.
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    Brage takes it for me, followed by Brandt. ...

    Brage takes it for me, followed by Brandt.

    Said it on the other ski forum, I'll say it here again, not sure if winches are the future of freeride, but they're cooler than Ebikes.

    It's weird, I...
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    It was Friday, but basically everything. Finally...

    It was Friday, but basically everything. Finally put together my Spur. Wheels and brakes came off an old build, everything else was new. Still sorta on the lookout for shorter cranks, and need new...
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    Downstairs neighbor just came home from riding...

    Downstairs neighbor just came home from riding “channel lock and southbound to the first overlook” with a pretty dang clean bike.
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    Today was good. Cleaned up all the trash at 5th...

    Today was good. Cleaned up all the trash at 5th Street (something like 48 masks caught in the bushes, plus all the other skatepark trash), raked out all the XC trails in the front two loops, and...
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    I'm aware that Buckrail was acquired by the N+G's...

    I'm aware that Buckrail was acquired by the N+G's parent company last year. Buckrail's staff, and as far as I can tell, their general lack of interest in doing good local journalism, stayed the same...
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    NOBL is a Canadian brand importing rims from...

    NOBL is a Canadian brand importing rims from Asia, I remember reading somewhere that they're basically Light Bike rims with a better warranty, but don't quote me on that, could be way off base.
    WAO...
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    Subscribe to the Teton Valley News. Follow them...

    Subscribe to the Teton Valley News. Follow them on Facebook. They cover this sort of stuff, a lot. Unfollow Buckrail and subscribe to the JH N+G while you're at it too. Halberg does good Idaho...
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    Yep! 5th Street gets a fair amount of Strider...

    Yep! 5th Street gets a fair amount of Strider bike action from neighborhood kids. All of the singletrack is pretty mellow, short loops that are fun to push hard on.
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    According to the ‘gram 7N is in. Closer to...

    According to the ‘gram 7N is in.

    Closer to home, I’m throwing a 5th Street cleanup party/race/jump jam Saturday at 10 am. Looser than the fall One Hour of 5th Street, but still a party.

    Will...
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    Fair. I'll probably end up with whatever the shop...

    Fair. I'll probably end up with whatever the shop happens to have in Exo anyway. Demo'd a bike with an Aggressor in the front and hated it, still think I could maybe get away with a Dissector as a...
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    Another great event. Although the snow burns on...

    Another great event. Although the snow burns on my ass and back are going to take a long time to heal. Really thought this was going to be the year I made it to the finish line without eating it!
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    Dug through the thread and didn't see too...

    Dug through the thread and didn't see too much...any standouts in the "downcountry" tire realm these days?

    Pretty happy with an Assagai up front, and a Minion SS or DHF on the back depending on...
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    Yeah, I spent most of two years just skiing...

    Yeah, I spent most of two years just skiing Vipecs, and I got pretty used to the convenience of being able to pop my heel and leave my toe in for long skate exits, lock in my heel whenever I wanted...
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    I feel like for a Trust to be a good enough deal...

    I feel like for a Trust to be a good enough deal for me to consider it, it would have to be cheaper than a rebuild for my current fork.
  46. Thread: K2 Catamaran

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    It’s awesome. Feels like it has a pretty similar...

    It’s awesome. Feels like it has a pretty similar speed limit in chop, even though it’s lighter, it’s a touch stiffer, so it’s not flapping around as much. I think it loses very little, if any...
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    Everyone deserves to have one not-sensible ski in...

    Everyone deserves to have one not-sensible ski in their quiver, this is one of my top recommendations for that class. You'll have a blast!
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    Mount 'em and enjoy them. Sure they might have...

    Mount 'em and enjoy them. Sure they might have overlap with your quiver width wise, but they're a totally different ride than any of those skis. There aren't very many skis that are more fun and...
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    Crank recommendations? Been fine with the...

    Crank recommendations?

    Been fine with the stock GX alloy cranks on my last five bikes, but am open to other recs if there's a better bang for my buck I'm not aware of.
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    Tracked down the person who mentioned them and...

    Tracked down the person who mentioned them and they gave me a link:
    https://www.matter-replicator.com/product/sram-brake-deslackinators/
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