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    A friend is buying a fully loaded SB165 to...

    A friend is buying a fully loaded SB165 to replace his old Bronson 2 without demoing it, but has selected size small because he doesn't want it to be "too long." He's ~5'7"/8", on a medium now. ...
  2. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    Pretty sure 7yr olds aren't going to be using a...

    Pretty sure 7yr olds aren't going to be using a 185 dropper like me.
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    What size is that? Looks LOOOOONG

    What size is that? Looks LOOOOONG
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    Oh man, you're in for a treat. I'm 5'-8" with...

    Oh man, you're in for a treat. I'm 5'-8" with short legs, on a S2 Gnarvana with a 185 BikeYoke. Longer is always better for droppers as long as you can reach the pedals properly. If you go with...
  5. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Yeah, WTB will replace any saddle that starts...

    Yeah, WTB will replace any saddle that starts creaking (or breaks) directly, no need to go through shop or retailer.
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    I'd swap on the Pike Ultimate for the MRP. I've...

    I'd swap on the Pike Ultimate for the MRP. I've seen a lot of bad reviews of the Ribbon. No real options on the drivetrain, but NX Eagle is a hot turd so maybe swap that with whatever you've got on...
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    I run mine in long position only. I think it...

    I run mine in long position only. I think it looks great, and get a lot of comments to that affect when people see it on the trails.
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    Guessing he's on a Gnarvana, that ticks a lot of...

    Guessing he's on a Gnarvana, that ticks a lot of the boxes about what he liked on the Donut.
  9. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    I recall reading an interview with some industry...

    I recall reading an interview with some industry insider (I think the owner of BikeComponents.de) a few months back. In it, he said that the suppliers basically weren't ramping up production...
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    Honestly, there are so many variables here, the...

    Honestly, there are so many variables here, the best thing you could do if you want to narrow it down is to take some photos of her hand / forearm position when she's both in the seated and attack...
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    Add suspension setup to the Mtnlion & Toast list....

    Add suspension setup to the Mtnlion & Toast list.

    I think the grips themselves are actually the least important out of that list. I can run exactly the same cockpit setup and if my fork is set...
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    I've been running a HG+ chain on a OneUp Switch...

    I've been running a HG+ chain on a OneUp Switch v2 chainring (because dentist cranks) and haven't had any issues with it. The Wolf Tooth Camo system worked fine as well, I just switched to the OneUp...
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    I'm the first one to heckle ebikes, but they can...

    I'm the first one to heckle ebikes, but they can be a gateway to fitness for people starting and out of shape, if used regularly and just as an assist, not as a shuttle. A guy I regularly ride with...
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    It's subtle, but the OneUp definitely more...

    It's subtle, but the OneUp definitely more comfortable than 35mm offerings from RF or Renthal. I've been running them about a year and love them. I know about 3-4 other guys who've all switched to...
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    I think my kid had a bigger bottle when he was 1...

    I think my kid had a bigger bottle when he was 1 year old. I can't help but wonder why they didn't just pull the downtube forward a couple inches to make room for something normal sized.
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    So, as a former N3 owner, I know intuitively that...

    So, as a former N3 owner, I know intuitively that it'd be a great bike for my local trails, and probably very fun. It would definitely be easier to move around than my Gnarvana in terms of sheer...
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    WG, I'm not a physio/trainer or anything, but you...

    WG, I'm not a physio/trainer or anything, but you should not need to be sucking a gel every 30 min right from the start with your skill/fitness level. Your body can totally go longer than that once...
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    I faced a similar situation recently, wanting to...

    I faced a similar situation recently, wanting to "upgrade" the hubs on my Agents to Hydras from DT 350s. After doing the math on cost of new hubs + spokes + nipples, and comparing to what I expect...
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    GG has some stuff in stock, but are definitely...

    GG has some stuff in stock, but are definitely limited by components on complete bikes. I-9 and Fox parts in particular were hard to come by when I ordered my bare frame mid-summer. That took 10...
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    There's almost no rocks on our local trails. ...

    There's almost no rocks on our local trails. It's all hardpack and dust. I literally haven't flatted in like 6 years. 20-25 psi is totally normal around here. I don't know of anyone running more,...
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    I tried it a couple years ago on a SC Chameleon,...

    I tried it a couple years ago on a SC Chameleon, and hated it. It came with 27.5x3.0s on 40mm rims. The undamped spring feeling is awful, especially on a hardtail. I ran pressures from 24 to 12...
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    I think it was just perfectly badly timed due to...

    I think it was just perfectly badly timed due to my exceptional hack skillz, and landed 1 rim edge slightly before the other due to the slope. Not exceptionally fat (170 lbs), or crazy low pressure...
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    Haha. Worst is hikers with earbuds, who look...

    Haha. Worst is hikers with earbuds, who look super offended when you sneak around them, take a bud out to yell at you, then realize you had a bell / noisy hub and they were just oblivious, and the...
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    I got Hydras specifically to be noisy. I used to...

    I got Hydras specifically to be noisy. I used to run a trail bell but it irritates me even more than the bitchy NIMBY hikers, so figured blingy buzzy hubs can be my warning. Only 2 rides on them,...
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    I cracked a We Are One Agent about 2 weeks ago,...

    I cracked a We Are One Agent about 2 weeks ago, and they had a new rim on my doorstep in 5 days. Cost to me was $30 for shipping (to the US from CA nonetheless).
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    This all seems like way more work than 5 sec of...

    This all seems like way more work than 5 sec of spray / drip on lube followed by 10 sec of wiping the chain just prior to a ride.
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    GG specs their wheels to be dished 3mm to NDS. ...

    GG specs their wheels to be dished 3mm to NDS. My local mechanic did it in about 10-15 minutes. Price was a bacon breakfast burrito.
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    I asked them about a month ago if they were doing...

    I asked them about a month ago if they were doing a BF sale this year and they said no. Probably due to them being backlogged with orders already. But if you're looking for some sweet WAO wheels,...
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    The Rapid Racing Products ProGuard fenders are...

    The Rapid Racing Products ProGuard fenders are really nice quality. They have a bolt-on version that works for most forks, and a zip tied one for the rear. The rear did not work on my Sentinel v1...
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    I finally got a MG Assegai EXO+, and it is sweet....

    I finally got a MG Assegai EXO+, and it is sweet. But I'm looking ahead to rain finally starting, so pondering what my wet season setup will be, and whether I should order a Shorty or Hillbilly...
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    If the end cap has a little ring that fits over a...

    If the end cap has a little ring that fits over a small flange, when you reinstall you can use a small piece of PVC or conduit to push it in.
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    No experience with Race Face hubs, but it sounds...

    No experience with Race Face hubs, but it sounds similar to the DTs. For DT end caps they tell you to stick an axle-sized tool into the end cap and then lever it sideways. In the YouTube video...
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    I think you can have Dirt Labs replace the R & C...

    I think you can have Dirt Labs replace the R & C clickers with the Factory ones. I've heard of people doing that before on the Performance version that comes on some YTs.
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    Thanks, that's kind of what I'm thinking. I...

    Thanks, that's kind of what I'm thinking. I forgot to mention that I still have the XD driver too, so yeah it should be fairly easy to move.

    I'm loving the WAOs, and if I do replace the rim it...
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    Price Check: WAO Agent 29s w/ DT 350s

    I'm lusting after a set of silver Hydra hubs for my WAO wheels, and it occurred to me that it might be cheaper to sell my complete wheels and buy a new set of Unions w/ Hydras, than it is to buy new...
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    This is my experience as well. As an added...

    This is my experience as well. As an added benefit, when they do get slightly bent, I find that it's easier to make very fine corrections without overshooting, since they resist bending more.
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    This, seriously. I progressed more during 8...

    This, seriously. I progressed more during 8 weeks of lockdown this spring than I have in years. Other than that, jumping.
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    1 tire claimed.

    1 tire claimed.
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    FS: 2x Michelin Wild Rock'R2 (29x2.35)

    2x 2x Michelin Wild Rock'R2 (29x2.35), Magi-X compound. 3 rides on them. Photos available on request.

    I got these to see if they really were as grippy as you guys say they are. I can confirm...
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    ~148mm. Felt really good last night, but wasn't...

    ~148mm. Felt really good last night, but wasn't really going for it in the dark. It's longer than my buddy's XL Bronson v3 lol. But still like 40mm shorter than a Geometron.
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    Got up to Tahoe last weekend (with apparently ALL...

    Got up to Tahoe last weekend (with apparently ALL of the rest of the Bay Area), and rode Toad's, Armstrong, & Corral. Good times.

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    Yup. Converting from Smash to Gnarvana. Curious...

    Yup. Converting from Smash to Gnarvana. Curious about what 450mm chainstays are going to feel like.
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    Transition is D2C.

    Transition is D2C.
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    I'll happily take the disapproval of some people...

    I'll happily take the disapproval of some people on the internet over poison oak on my shins.
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    I am a terrible consumer. I was trying to think...

    I am a terrible consumer. I was trying to think of what my oldest component on my bike is, and I've got nothing over 2 years. But if you include tools, I've got a Feedback Sports Pro Repair Stand...
  47. Thread: Ask the experts

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    You know, I think I have a 30mm Wheels ACB set in...

    You know, I think I have a 30mm Wheels ACB set in my drawer that I could let go if you're interested. I'll try to remember to double check tonight.
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    You could justify another durable BB (RWC, CC...

    You could justify another durable BB (RWC, CC Hellbender, etc.) by saying you could swap it to your main bike if/when the main bike one wears out. The fact that it's a winter bike means it deserves...
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    I've got a pair of Fox Flexair that I really like...

    I've got a pair of Fox Flexair that I really like when it's either cold (which means like 50-60 degrees here), post-rain (easy to strip them off in garage and not have mud dripping off me on the way...
  50. Looks like per DT's website, M1900s have 370 hubs.

    Looks like per DT's website, M1900s have 370 hubs.
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