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    Few from Squamish over the last few days: ...

    Few from Squamish over the last few days:

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    Not what I heard from my clients this weekend (8...

    Not what I heard from my clients this weekend (8 MTBers, flying in from SFO, Newark and LAX).... said customs through Vancouver was super easy.

    Of the 10 people coming into the US- my wife and I...
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    Anyone cross the border lately? I’m curious how...

    Anyone cross the border lately? I’m curious how “random” the take-with-you Covid tests are… or if they just give them to just about everyone.
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    I’ve got a Rover coming in a week or two, I’ll be...

    I’ve got a Rover coming in a week or two, I’ll be happy to report back after I get it out a few times. I’ve got to warn you though, I don’t know shit about gravel bikes, I’m just buying one to mix...
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    Is it ever going to rain again?

    Is it ever going to rain again?
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    I'll be in town: if you want to meet up and ride...

    I'll be in town: if you want to meet up and ride somewhere around Boulder/Golden, let me know.
  7. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    The dropper on my bike -pictured two pages back-...

    The dropper on my bike -pictured two pages back- is a BikeYoke 160mm, I couldn't fit a 185. I've got a ~ 31" inseam and generally can't run longer dropper posts.

    I had the same issue with their...
  8. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Interesting. My bike is a little different than...

    Interesting. My bike is a little different than the Performance spec and weighs just over 28 lbs. Crazy how a few of those items add up so quickly. When I had a Tyee built up, it was 31 lbs with...
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    The base model is $4200, I believe... the X01...

    The base model is $4200, I believe... the X01 "performance" model is $5500, which is a ridiculous deal.
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    Had the Hugene in the backyard washing it off...

    Had the Hugene in the backyard washing it off after a ride, so I decided to take a quick picture. I initially thought the pink I-9's might be too much, but I think they look soooo good. It's a sick...
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    Because they were stupid enough to pay $1500-1800...

    Because they were stupid enough to pay $1500-1800 for one to begin with.
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    Mattea bet enough to win by a dollar if the other...

    Mattea bet enough to win by a dollar if the other player bet it all and was correct. It was the other players bet that was the interesting one; she essentially bet on Mattea getting it wrong.
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    Awesome to watch, great video. I’ve got some...

    Awesome to watch, great video.

    I’ve got some clients that are in their early to mid-60s that absolutely rip. It’s pretty inspirational to see them hang with guys that are 20-30 years younger.
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    Yeah, ShipBikes dropped FedEx (or vice versa), so...

    Yeah, ShipBikes dropped FedEx (or vice versa), so now BikeFlights is the cheapest again… and with UPS it’s not cheap. I’ve been paying $40-50 to ship a wheels when a couple years ago it was half...
  15. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Yeah, it's not over the top annoying... it's just...

    Yeah, it's not over the top annoying... it's just something I notice compared to the other bikes I've ridden recently. The Tyee was the same: I put a VHS protector on that and it definitely helped.
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    They also happen to be the only two short-travel...

    They also happen to be the only two short-travel trail bikes I’ve ridden in the last 4-5 years (discounting the Trail Pistol due to weight).

    My only real complaint, and this has been mentioned in...
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    Really well. The stuff I rode yesterday was...

    Really well. The stuff I rode yesterday was pretty technical, and it handled it just fine. It's one of those bikes that's faster than it feels- I was purposely taking it easy on the climbs, and...
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    Got my Hugene out for the first ride last...

    Got my Hugene out for the first ride last night... I'm impressed. I did a pretty rowdy 13 mi/3000' ride with a little bit of everything, and the Hugene held its own for sure- never felt undergunned,...
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    Here’s an interesting stat for you… Ken Jennings...

    Here’s an interesting stat for you… Ken Jennings never went into Final Jeopardy in second place. Even when he finally lost, he was in the lead.
  20. FS: OneUp Carbon Handlebar, 780mm / 20mm rise / 35mm clamp

    Lightly used OneUp carbon handlebar for sale- it's just over a year old. No real scratches anywhere, it just has the standard wear marks from the shifter/brake clamps and grips. 780mm wide, 20mm...
  21. Added pictures to the original post.

    Added pictures to the original post.
  22. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Not right now... my understanding is they're...

    Not right now... my understanding is they're hoping to make it an option later this summer.
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    Not familiar with much around Asheville, but I'd...

    Not familiar with much around Asheville, but I'd definitely recommend heading down to Brevard for a day to ride in Pisgah. Do some combination of Black Mountain, Bennett Gap, and Avery Creek......
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    Full build, or did you build up a frame?

    Full build, or did you build up a frame?
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    Can’t remember if it was in this thread asking…...

    Can’t remember if it was in this thread asking… but I got my new Propain Hugene frame yesterday. I started building it up yesterday, and should be able to get it out for a first ride later this week....
  26. FS: Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol Frame (size 3/Large), Like New

    I've got a size 3 (large) full-carbon GG Trail Pistol frame for sale. This was brand new (as a full build) late last year, and has been my second bike over the winter/spring; it's in mint condition...
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    There's some actual rain in the forecast (Sun/Mon...

    There's some actual rain in the forecast (Sun/Mon and Wed/Thu)... fingers crossed this is the beginning of a pattern change back to real spring.
  28. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    I would expect a $3900 price tag if it's a shop...

    I would expect a $3900 price tag if it's a shop trying to dump excess inventory... not a bike that's for sale by a private 3rd party.

    I'm not sure I'd pay more than $3000'ish for that bike if it's...
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    I’d insist on a dropper to hold you over while...

    I’d insist on a dropper to hold you over while they look into it.
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    At this point, it seems like we'll be lucky to...

    At this point, it seems like we'll be lucky to get a couple weeks of spring. I hope something changes and we start getting hit with spring storms, or it's going to be a long summer.
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    For the folically challenged guys (re: BALD) out...

    For the folically challenged guys (re: BALD) out there... what do you wear underneath your helmet during MTB rides? I've been using a couple of Headsweats caps for the last few years, but I'm kind...
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    Quick question... can I use Rockshox mounting...

    Quick question... can I use Rockshox mounting hardware on a Fox shock? I'm pretty sure I can, but wanted to confirm with our in-house "experts". I've got a new frame coming and have the Fox Float...
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    Yep, sure can. I've got the iPhone SE2 and it fits with plenty of room for one of the bigger phones.

    I'd say the medium is pretty standard. I wear a medium for pants in just about every other...
  34. Correct, they don't make one. I'm sure I...

    Correct, they don't make one.

    I'm sure I could dig one out of the dresser if you really want a used chamois though.
  35. FS: Northwest Tech (NWT3K) Shorts, Set of 3 (size M)

    I've got two sets of three pairs of Northwest Tech shorts for sale- these are all a year or two old, but are in excellent condition. No tears or pulls anywhere, and there are only a couple of dirt...
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    But it was already approved.

    But it was already approved.
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    While this thread is bumped to the top... why the...

    While this thread is bumped to the top... why the fuck can’t Strava create a feed filter so I don’t have to see all these fake bike rides from Zwift and Peloton?
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    I came to say pretty much the same thing. ...

    I came to say pretty much the same thing.

    Fuck Vail Resorts, but also fuck the town of Vail.
  39. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    If you've got extra time and don't mind driving...

    If you've got extra time and don't mind driving up north of Boulder, let me know and I'll show you around.
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    Be careful automagically assuming a 150mm dropper...

    Be careful automagically assuming a 150mm dropper works for everyone on a medium. I usually have to spec 125mm on at least one of our medium demos, because if you have short 30-31" inseam legs, on...
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    Did this recently, moved four 401Ks (three...

    Did this recently, moved four 401Ks (three myself, one my wife's) into an IRA. All you need to do is call, verify your info, and ask them to send an appropriately made-out check. My understanding...
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    $5400 for a used bike with any SLX parts is a...

    $5400 for a used bike with any SLX parts is a tough sell.
  43. FS: BNIB Industry Nine Enduro S 29" Wheelset, 1/1 Hubs

    I ended up with a couple extra wheelsets from our demo order this year, so I thought I'd pass on the savings here in case anyone's looking for new wheels. I've got a couple brand new (still in the...
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    $4500 for an NX group with Intense-brand...

    $4500 for an NX group with Intense-brand components and base-level suspension, with a 73* STA? Hard pass.

    Right now, I think the best bang-for-your-buck in that price range is to buy a nice...
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    That’s not the case anymore. ...

    That’s not the case anymore.

    https://zionhealth.org/member-guidelines/
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    I know it's too late for this instance, but you...

    I know it's too late for this instance, but you should ditch your health insurance and go with a health share plan instead. Much smaller premium, small deductibles ($500-1000), and there's no such...
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    Not yet, but hopefully soon.... sounds like Toast...

    Not yet, but hopefully soon.... sounds like Toast is going to get his before me.
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    I think you could probably come close to your budget with a Sony A6000 and either the 16-50mm power zoom lens, or the 18-55 "do it all" lens. A second lens for that body would be the 55-200mm or a...
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    Ripmo will be too much for what you ride, IMO.......

    Ripmo will be too much for what you ride, IMO.... I think a trail bike with 130-140mm of travel will suit you better and you'll be blown away by how capable they are. If you like the Occam, why not...
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    I'm curious to see if it ends up like eBay where...

    I'm curious to see if it ends up like eBay where most everything is listed as Buy It Now at retail pricing, instead of actual auctions where you might score a good deal. Just looked at their site,...
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