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    Gravel/Bikepack nerds enter...

    I went a little nuts today and dug out some old-ish XT calipers then ordered some GRX levers. Matching them seems pretty straightforward. Just need an 11 speed XT or SLX derailleur and I should be...
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    Iíve been neglecting by gravel bike a bit so Iíve...

    Iíve been neglecting by gravel bike a bit so Iíve decided to upgrade its tired old drivetrain/brakes. I have a newish 11 speed GX cassette and 40t GRX crank so Iím shopping for a 1 x 11 drop bar...
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    Good to hear. I have bad memories of a few years...

    Good to hear. I have bad memories of a few years ago when they held a trail running event after a rain storm and trashed some of the lower trails. Nice to to see some responsible trail use.

    What...
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    Yikes, I hope Ascutney trails aren't getting to...

    Yikes, I hope Ascutney trails aren't getting to trashed this weekend after 2-3 in. of rain and the Flow State mtb fest.
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    SDGs do look pretty slick but hard to pass up...

    SDGs do look pretty slick but hard to pass up these for $15. Ordered, thanks for the links.


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    I wore out the shift ramps on a 12 speed XT...

    I wore out the shift ramps on a 12 speed XT cassette after about 1000 miles. I went to an SLX due to all but the 51t rings being steel then bent the fuck out of the aluminum granny gear after just a...
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    2021 NE - Flatten That Berm

    Strange. I heard from a couple different people months ago that VH trails were ďinvite onlyĒ and not open to the public but the VH website clearly says otherwise.

    Definitely would like some...
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    Finally got my 5 year old on a 20Ē geared bike...

    Finally got my 5 year old on a 20Ē geared bike and weíre starting to do actual mtb rides. The plastic flat pedals his Spec. Hot Rock came with just arenít cutting it, especially for when he stands...
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    The Urus is for attention seeking d-bags. If you...

    The Urus is for attention seeking d-bags. If you want practicality and speed for that kind of money, you could buy a proper Ranger Rover AND a decently spec'd 911.
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    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a36959277/315-hp...

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a36959277/315-hp-vw-golf-r-estate-wagon-specs-details/

    Just another painful reminder that the Golf R wagon exists and you can't have it.

    I'd buy one in a...
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    Is it a Santa Cruz? I had the same creaky...

    Is it a Santa Cruz? I had the same creaky seatpost collar issue on my Hightower and my local shop advised me to use grease instead of friction paste in the seat tube and to back off the torque on...
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    What possesses a person with headphones on to...

    What possesses a person with headphones on to hike the wrong way up a bike only trail?

    Hundreds of miles of hiking trails around here and you choose a directional bike trail. Why?


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    While on the carbon wheel topic, anyone have...

    While on the carbon wheel topic, anyone have experience with Roost wheels? $1k for a set is very enticing.

    I've been trashing some alloy rims lately and it might be time for the carbon upgrade.
  15. My co-worker worker lives on Corinth and his wife...

    My co-worker worker lives on Corinth and his wife is a cop there. Very sleep, rural town with not a whole lot going on. White River is pretty close but its also a bit of a drive from decent skiing,...
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    Yeah. Every time I service the clutch it comes...

    Yeah. Every time I service the clutch it comes completely apart and it gets a good clean before grease and reassembly. The Park grease seems last a while in there.


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    Ask the experts

    Full confession: Iíve been using Park Tool grease on my XT 12 speed der. clutch and itís always shifted like a champ.


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    Looks like an awesome ride. Itís getting hard to...

    Looks like an awesome ride. Itís getting hard to find gravel rides that donít take themselves too seriously.


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    Well that worked. Thanks man. Sent from my...

    Well that worked. Thanks man.


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    Why is my Hope hub "ghost" pedaling only in the...

    Why is my Hope hub "ghost" pedaling only in the smallest rear cog?

    I replaced my freehub recently and now it does this only in one gear. Did I put too much grease in before the new freehub body...
  21. Thread: Trucks.

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    Kinda funny you can buy an electric car for under...

    Kinda funny you can buy an electric car for under $2k but an electric mountain bike costs $10k. Oh what a time to be alive.
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    This was at Perry Hill. But I think see what...

    This was at Perry Hill. But I think see what you're saying - there's a different vibe towards out of towners in Barre versus other towns.
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    Not quite bike related but I was having a post...

    Not quite bike related but I was having a post ride beer with one of my buddies from Boston at the trail head other day. Some random douche sees my buddy's Mass. plates and yells, "Got back to Mass,...
  24. Thread: Trucks.

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    Maverick opinions aside, Ford will sell a ton of...

    Maverick opinions aside, Ford will sell a ton of these to suburban folks who want to haul their bike around, pick up mulch at Home Depot and park it in tight spots.

    Ford is killing it right now...
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    I'd love a e39 540i 6 speed as a "practical" fun...

    I'd love a e39 540i 6 speed as a "practical" fun car but I think I missed the boat on those being affordable.
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    97 M3 was exactly was an M car should be. NA...

    97 M3 was exactly was an M car should be. NA straight 6, light, three pedals and very few (if any) driver aids. I'm not sure what those are going for now but I bet a nice one will go for close to...
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    I used to love 90s BMW's when was in high school....

    I used to love 90s BMW's when was in high school. That whole line up right around 1998 was perfect, especially the stick shift 3 and 5 series. Now l look at BMW and see ugly, heavy, huge, over...
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    I had no idea that engine even existed. 345 hp...

    I had no idea that engine even existed. 345 hp and AWD is winning combo.

    Its a shame they ditched the turbo 6 for the 2.0 T6 and T8 engines.
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    The rerouting you guys rode was all thanks to the...

    The rerouting you guys rode was all thanks to the MTA volunteers - those trails were buried in debris up until or so.

    Yes, the most famous Millstone trails are still closed for logging and those...
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    I'm on my third Shimano 12 speed cassette in 12...

    I'm on my third Shimano 12 speed cassette in 12 months because they're made from Ritz crackers. I wish they sold these in 6 packs.
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    Good point about reworking the trails - the local...

    Good point about reworking the trails - the local trail chapter did a commendable job of doing this when they cleaned up in the spring. With the lack of trees, the sight lines through the woods are...
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    I'm not usually one to solicit stuff on the...

    I'm not usually one to solicit stuff on the internet but there's a petition going around to stop the logging operations in Barre (Vermont) Town Forest where Millstone trails are located.
    ...
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    Awesome, good to know. Thanks, man.

    Awesome, good to know. Thanks, man.
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    Anyone have experience with Race Face warranty? ...

    Anyone have experience with Race Face warranty? The warranty page on their website is a bit vague.

    I cracked a 1 year old ARC 30 alloy rim and was asked to send it back for them to look at. ...
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    I checked the value of my '15 GMC 1500 yesterday...

    I checked the value of my '15 GMC 1500 yesterday on KBB after reading about the current used car market. Its up $8k in value since last year. Never thought I could get $33k for a 6 year old pickup.
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    Destroyed my rear rim over the weekend then...

    Destroyed my rear rim over the weekend then started to tear it down to send back for a warranty. I pulled the cassette off and then noticed the freehub was cracked. What are the chances of...
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    I've been watching a few reviews about the Taycan...

    I've been watching a few reviews about the Taycan Cross Turismo and it looks pretty bonkers. Tough call between this and an RS6. RS6 may edge it simply because it makes noise when you hammer the...
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    The rain does indeed suck but I keep telling...

    The rain does indeed suck but I keep telling myself any dry mtbing before May is a gift in VT. April offered some solid early season conditions so we're due for a rainy stretch.
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    Mid ride beers? $25? I could be into this.

    Mid ride beers? $25? I could be into this.
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    I was doing amble bitching about this in the...

    I was doing amble bitching about this in the supply chain thread but I ordered a RSD The Mayor fat bike frame back in late November with the expectation of a late January delivery. That was pushed...
  41. Get really good at BMX riding as a kid then start...

    Get really good at BMX riding as a kid then start mountain biking,


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    The FedEx saga continues for me. Frame was...

    The FedEx saga continues for me. Frame was supposed to arrive last Thursday, went to pending delivery and now no one at FedEx knows where the package is even though the tracking says its in a...
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    My wife's second Pfizer shot really put her on...

    My wife's second Pfizer shot really put her on her ass for most of last week. She had nasty flu-type aches and pains and couldn't get out of bed for about 2 days then she had a nasty, lingering...
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    Iíve been waiting 5 months for a new frame I...

    Iíve been waiting 5 months for a new frame I ordered back in December. It was scheduled to arrive yesterday but has been lost in FedExís ďdelivery pendingĒ void for 2 days.

    Some greater force...
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    We just had a fresh round of snow/rain come...

    We just had a fresh round of snow/rain come through last night so it might be questionable if Boston Lot or Peg dry out by the weekend. I'm an hour north so I may be wrong.

    That said, Mt. Peg is...
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    You can easily pick out the dirtbaggers around...

    You can easily pick out the dirtbaggers around here - usually lifted Tacos from the late 90s/early 2000s, huge tires, dented, covered in mud, homemade steel bumper, horrible sounding exhaust and...
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    Spot on diagnosis. Went to shop yesterday and...

    Spot on diagnosis. Went to shop yesterday and the valve core was faulty. A new one went in and I was on my way 5 minutes later.
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    I got my RS Super Deluxe Ultimate shock serviced...

    I got my RS Super Deluxe Ultimate shock serviced last week, went to set the sag last night and the valve is leaking air. I put pressure in the shock anyway, compress it and half the psi is gone. ...
  49. Not a bad dual sport weekend in VT. Sunny bumps,...

    Not a bad dual sport weekend in VT. Sunny bumps, grilling and cheap beer all day Friday and Saturday at Sugarbush, followed by some mountain biking in the valley on Sunday. Too much going on to...
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    2021 NE - Flatten That Berm

    Nice to get out on dry trails in April this year.

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