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    Was it my influential argument from few weeks ago...

    Was it my influential argument from few weeks ago on the Varia and taking the lane? ;).

    While Iím in favor of taking the lane, the whole donít be a dick rings true. I will often pull to edge and...
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    Cathro's is top notch. Fluidride has a good...

    Cathro's is top notch. Fluidride has a good series going last few years as well.

    Jeff Lenosky and Super Rider also have good ones, coming from trials backgrounds. Wouldn't put them up there with...
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    Also about 75% of my FB use as well. The other...

    Also about 75% of my FB use as well. The other being for local trail groups, which ends up mostly being idiots asking whether it's too wet to ride after 3" of rain in the preceding 12 hours.

    I...
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    Yeah gotta get the brake bosses off, pretty stuck...

    Yeah gotta get the brake bosses off, pretty stuck in there. This was dry fit before cutting steerer. Match was primed for this as it sat on a bike Iíve had from high school that was ridden every...
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    20? y/o fork added to replace rigid fork on my sons bike. Clears 24x2.6 pretty easily. Going to see how it works for...
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    Not w/ the 150mm fork and a size Large IMO. 68*...

    Not w/ the 150mm fork and a size Large IMO. 68* for 120mm fork, so likely more around 66.5* at 150. Not sure what bike park you're talking about, if truly DH lift served then that may not be ideal....
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    My Wed night worlds have changed a bit lately,...

    My Wed night worlds have changed a bit lately, less beer more waterfall stops. 4 mini rippers <10. Lots of trackstands for the dads.

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    and 0g those trails look phenomenal!
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    Figure that's the case re different hub entirely....

    Figure that's the case re different hub entirely. Have an old take-off Specialized Circus Comp w/ 15mm thru now. Kicked around an upgrade for me and pass this onto kids bike. Debating whether an X...
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    Plus Non-boost, Boost, Super Boost and DH...

    Plus Non-boost, Boost, Super Boost and DH 150-something standards... WTF.

    Again from an XC background I'm a fan of 15mm b/c I don't need to bolt the axle on, wish they didn't do the 12mm thru for...
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    I'm pretty sure the answer is NO, but can anyone...

    I'm pretty sure the answer is NO, but can anyone confirm if DT Swiss 350 non-boost 15x100 can be converted to 20x110 (also not boost?!) for a possible DJ fork swap/upgrade? Uncharted territory for...
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    Dakine makes a curved one specifically for it and...

    Dakine makes a curved one specifically for it and others like it. Have used mine extensively over past year with multiple bikes pretty frequently

    Edit to add link:...
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    2 bikes projects attempted, both aborted tonight....

    2 bikes projects attempted, both aborted tonight. 1 wrong tool, 1 just general laziness.

    1) install headset in frame but I only have a BB bearing press, ah itíll be fine just a cheap DJ frame and...
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    Would throw new Rocky Element on that list as...

    Would throw new Rocky Element on that list as well, if you can find one.


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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220516/51fb5184...

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    Sanded most of the paint off, think I’m going to leave it rough w max max vibe and pair w an old 960 xtr crank I...
  15. For sure Nino was MVP, that was one of his most...

    For sure Nino was MVP, that was one of his most impressive efforts that Iíve seen. Burned a few too many matches chasing back. Glad was smart to try and gap Pidcock as I imagine he knew he didnít...
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    Not unless you're being paid to do it IMO

    Not unless you're being paid to do it IMO
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    Have chatted w/ buddies about how fucking amazing...

    Have chatted w/ buddies about how fucking amazing it would be to have Immigrant Song released when you were like 16/17. Closest for me was Nirvana or Pearl Jam.
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    Worked in IT helpdesk for a consulting/software...

    Worked in IT helpdesk for a consulting/software dev company as an intern in my teens, so we definitely had early internet access. Lots of the above, but we also found quite a bit of blatant porn use...
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    So I haven't used the latest generation SRAM...

    So I haven't used the latest generation SRAM bleed kit, but in previous ones that's a bit of an oxymoron compared to the ease of shimano. With your 3rd hand tap the line to make sure you tap out the...
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    High Fidelity captures a ton about this era (even...

    High Fidelity captures a ton about this era (even though it was released in 2000), a frequent meeting spot was often around one of the chain record stores. Unfortunately didn't have any truly local...
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    Ugh, I hated that song pretty quickly, but now...

    Ugh, I hated that song pretty quickly, but now and then comes on the radio and the nostalgia comes flooding back. Sadly think I know all the lyrics from hearing it so much. I was in HS in '94 and...
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    Have been going down the black hole of various...

    Have been going down the black hole of various 90s tunes. Was a teen through mid/late nineties and I can't hear My Name is Jonas without rolling through the rest of the Weezer Blue album, my...
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    I'm sure it doesn't officially, especially since...

    I'm sure it doesn't officially, especially since they're supposed to chemically bond, but have had one start leaking after a while. Same with Bacon strips, though also had some tires plugged for...
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    Starting a ride w/ likely a little bit too low...

    Starting a ride w/ likely a little bit too low pressure and slightly burping while landing poorly, then rush out the next day for a lunch ride b/c you don't have a ton of time and end up spending the...
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    My $0.02 is to look for either an old beat size...

    My $0.02 is to look for either an old beat size small 26" wheel 'vintage' mountain bike or maybe more realistically get a beach cruiser, even a POS Huffy. Bought my daughter a 20" wheeled beach...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220512/8a15580c...

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    I bought Pandoraís box for $65. Mongoose Fireball Moto DJ that was poorly paint stripped. Think Iím going to sand it...
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    Trigger pulled on Travis tool, seems like one too...

    Trigger pulled on Travis tool, seems like one too to have
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    Park Tools website and Youtube are your friend...

    Park Tools website and Youtube are your friend here. Suggestions here are a great place to start, but if you're chasing one thing or another sometimes best to start over adjustments from all the way...
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    Have been kicking around buying a travis tool for...

    Have been kicking around buying a travis tool for my backyard, but no first hand experience.

    https://roguehoe.com/trailbuilding/
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    Even my gravel rides quickly end up as drop-bar...

    Even my gravel rides quickly end up as drop-bar MTB rides. Thought trails were gonna be a mess after rain, always engaging riding singletrack on slick 34s. Blocked off the tree go-around b/c of a...
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    My $0.02 Smarty is stick with SPD. Did a stint...

    My $0.02 Smarty is stick with SPD. Did a stint on eggbeaters/CB for a few years, there was a meme floating around a few years ago about with a CB service manual and around step 3 is throwing out and...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220509/10f30b4c...

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    Might be time to buy her a suspension fork


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    Agree with this, my roadie is relatively race fit...

    Agree with this, my roadie is relatively race fit with very low stack and barely use my drops. Hoods of the roadie are a bit lower than drops on my slightly flared CX/gravel bike. Makes for comfy...
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    Too much rain to ride, may as well make our hike productive.


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    TLDR; Go watch, top athletes still doing...

    TLDR; Go watch, top athletes still doing incredible things at advanced age.

    Watched it at lunch and enjoyed. My only counterpoint is it sounds like she was already an incredible athlete prior to...
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    Hahaha well that didn't disappoint good even if...

    Hahaha well that didn't disappoint good even if you're withholding pictures. I ride my mountain bike 4-5x week so a month between washes is quite a few rides for me, but totally agree on not...
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    JONG question and procrastinating on work meeting...

    JONG question and procrastinating on work meeting (aren't all of us?), but curious the collective's bike wash "tool kit" and wondering if the bike specific products are better enough to warrant...
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    Ask the experts

    Full mountain biker here, no BMX background. My soon to be small 9 y/o daughter is asking for a BMX bike for pumptracks. This would be in addition to her 24Ē mountain bike for trail riding. Do I go...
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    Good options for ya if you canít find anything...

    Good options for ya if you canít find anything local.

    https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/us/en/vitus-nucleus-24-youth-hardtail-bike/rp-prod195891
    ...
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    Wtf is that thing?! Itís May 1st not Apr 1st...

    Wtf is that thing?! Itís May 1st not Apr 1st right? Right??


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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220430/30d593c2...

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    Such a great new addition to one of my favorite trail systems.


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    Well damn! That would solve basically all of my...

    Well damn! That would solve basically all of my complaints about them.


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    Iíve got 1500 miles on a set of these that came...

    Iíve got 1500 miles on a set of these that came stock w my Ď20 Stumpjumper. Generally a fan, though I have been breaking spokes and nipples recently on them, just had a nipple snap really on just...
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    Glad somebody jumped on the Ferrari as an Indy...

    Glad somebody jumped on the Ferrari as an Indy car comment, that can't be left w/o retort.
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    I picked up a spare I can swap between my HT and...

    I picked up a spare I can swap between my HT and FS bike for this exact reason. Ended up on my spare for ~3 months. Trans X and the like get ripped off brand new bikes and are heavier, but work...
  46. Thread: Helmet advice

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    ^^ Absolutely worth going in, no need to buy most...

    ^^ Absolutely worth going in, no need to buy most expensive helmet in stock, but one that fits is best. So no reason to shy away from the ~$100 helmets. I have a Lazer Impala and bought my kid a...
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    Santa Cruz, especially older ones, historically...

    Santa Cruz, especially older ones, historically very short. No way youíre a medium.


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    Danno - was it a 429 SL or trail 429? If the...

    Danno - was it a 429 SL or trail 429? If the former would make sense for more squirrelly descending. Recent trail 429s should be pretty confident descenders.

    That musta been a hell of a case! ...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220425/0c9e53ee...

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    8y/o giving a go. Needed some help up/on as entrance is a bit steep but should be good progression for her, plus my...
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    Funny you mention that, for sale locally used for...

    Funny you mention that, for sale locally used for the same low $200 price tag haha death trap!!


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