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    Throw it in the trash and buy something else?

    Throw it in the trash and buy something else?
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    I wouldn't be so sure about that... I've heard...

    I wouldn't be so sure about that... I've heard conflicting reports from different people I know with regards to how it's being handled, but all of them have said that there's plenty of...
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    What are your thoughts on calories/protein in a...

    What are your thoughts on calories/protein in a during-ride drink vs something that's mostly just about carbs/sodium/sugar, specifically for someone that's not racing but just wants to do longer...
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    I heard that they ran into some issues last fall...

    I heard that they ran into some issues last fall in a couple of spots attempting to complete the entire trail, so it won't officially open until this summer (they won't open it until the whole trail...
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    I saw someone on MTBR post that they rode it last...

    I saw someone on MTBR post that they rode it last week too...
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    Other than the initial climb to the rim, it's way...

    Other than the initial climb to the rim, it's way less techy overall IMO.

    If you do Palisade Rim, I believe you can also link up the lower 3-4 miles of the new Plunge trail as an out and back.
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    I know I'm in the minority, but I think the...

    I know I'm in the minority, but I think the Ribbon sucks. There's a few minutes of "holy shit I'm going really fast", but the riding itself isn't worth the effort. And it's a total PITA to get up...
  8. FS: USWE Airborne 15, MTB Hydration Pack- New

    I bought this USWE pack over the winter and didn't end up using it, unfortunately it doesn't quite work for my needs. The pack is new (without tags), and has never been used. USWE is known for...
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    I’ve had them since they were launched... zero...

    I’ve had them since they were launched... zero problems on demo bikes or my personal bikes.

    $350 seems like a decent deal for an upgrade with their carbon rims.
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    FWIW, I ran a 2.5 Aggressor WT on my Trail...

    FWIW, I ran a 2.5 Aggressor WT on my Trail Pistola last spring with no issues.
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    The wind. Fuck the wind.

    The wind. Fuck the wind.
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    I wish the state and local governments would be a...

    I wish the state and local governments would be a little more forward-thinking with the signup process than just letting/making people hunt for open appointments and get frustrated along the way. ...
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    Did someone say Erie? ...

    Did someone say Erie?

    https://coloradosun.com/2021/03/31/colliers-hill-erie-colorado-oxy-fracking-conflict/
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    So does that mean we get to hear you bitch about...

    So does that mean we get to hear you bitch about Colorado winters for another 10 years? Fabulous. ;)
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    Just a dusting up here north of Boulder... the...

    Just a dusting up here north of Boulder... the roads are already dry.
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    The only rideable trails right now are Left Hand...

    The only rideable trails right now are Left Hand (only the south-facing stuff not in the trees), and Bitterbrush at Hall Ranch. Later in the week you could see a few more open up like...
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    They do have slim pickings for some of the...

    They do have slim pickings for some of the components... but just order the build without wheels. Or order it with something basic and flip them later. That's what I'm doing, I bought the new TP...
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    I'm working with Deviate as a partner to Chasing...

    I'm working with Deviate as a partner to Chasing Epic (we're carrying their bikes as part of our demo fleet, along with Revel and GG), and in other smaller capacities as well. Unfortunately...
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    Will definitely let you know... although we don't...

    Will definitely let you know... although we don't have anything in Colorado that's nearly as dry and loose as Nevada! :)

    I'm hoping the Highlander is a slightly more rowdy version of the Druid. ...
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    Finally got the Deviate Highlander frame I was...

    Finally got the Deviate Highlander frame I was waiting on, and last night I swapped everything over from the Forbidden. I've got the Highlander currently setup as 150mm front and 140mm rear; it'll...
  21. TGR sure has gone to shit when you see a thread...

    TGR sure has gone to shit when you see a thread started about a tragedy like this and already know where it's going to end up. Given some of the commenters in this thread, the current state of our...
  22. Yep.... and Southern Sun, and Snarf's, and many...

    Yep.... and Southern Sun, and Snarf's, and many other spots Boulder folks frequent. Good thing the shooter didn't plan this for a weekend.
  23. I heard one of the people interviewed say the...

    I heard one of the people interviewed say the gunman started shooting near the pharmacy, and that's immediately what I thought too.... right-wing nut job shooting people trying to get their vaccines.
  24. 10 dead, including a local police officer. They...

    10 dead, including a local police officer. They better execute the motherfucker, and I hope he rots in hell.
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    Good tip, thanks 406. No riding this time,...

    Good tip, thanks 406.

    No riding this time, sadly.
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    You'll love that suspension combo... I've got the...

    You'll love that suspension combo... I've got the Helm II and DB Inline on my Forbidden (soon to be Highlander) and it's sooooo smooth.
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    Hahahaha.... that would be brutal. Especially if...

    Hahahaha.... that would be brutal. Especially if you picked a particularly windy day. :)

    You could also do 16 laps of the Niwot Loop. I'll set up a support stand with lemonade and cookies.
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    Bumping an older thread.... but any good hiking...

    Bumping an older thread.... but any good hiking recommendations in the state park? My wife will be in PS next week and will likely spend a day exploring that area. I'd love to find a good half-day...
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    FS: 100 Percent Racecraft Goggles, Brand New

    Bought these online but unfortunately they don't fit my helmet correctly. They have the silver mirror lens. Other than trying them on once, they're brand new with tags. Comes with original box,...
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    Well, you fuckers convinced me to start a small...

    Well, you fuckers convinced me to start a small lifting program.... so yesterday afternoon I got inspired and put together a short 30-minute workout with the equipment I have at the house (with more...
  31. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    It'll only make you stronger. ;)

    It'll only make you stronger.

    ;)
  32. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    Full XT drivetrain, $700: ...

    Full XT drivetrain, $700:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-2021-Shimano-Deore-XT-M8100-Group-Groupset-1x12-speed-30t-32t-34t-170-175mm/333686247063?hash=item4db1400e97:g:2zQAAOSwGYNfOhcv

    It's about...
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    18" and currently nuking in Niwot. We've got...

    18" and currently nuking in Niwot. We've got about 15" since 10:00 last night.... may end up with 20+" after all.
    ...
  34. The struggle is real. ...

    The struggle is real.

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Personal/Various-Personal-Images/i-3Wxmjg9/0/0cbd85ce/XL/March21Snow-5-XL.jpg
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    In Niwot we have 6-8" of snow.... super, super...

    In Niwot we have 6-8" of snow.... super, super thick. Probably the thickest and heaviest snow I've had to shovel that I can remember.

    Luckily the wind blew most of the snow into our neighbor's...
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    Approximately 1" north of Boulder in Niwot. Just...

    Approximately 1" north of Boulder in Niwot. Just took the dogs for a walk outside and it seemed more like rain than snow.
  37. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    I'm not sure what you guys are talking about......

    I'm not sure what you guys are talking about... there are 300+ results when I look for 12-speed Shimano chains on eBay. Sure some of the pricing is a little inflated, but there are plenty of options...
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    Should we fight about clipless pedals next?

    Should we fight about clipless pedals next?
  39. We had three or four storms of 20+ inches last...

    We had three or four storms of 20+ inches last winter in Boulder, but there wasn't anywhere near the hype as this storm.
  40. https://www.cc.com/video/nbzjjh/the-daily-show-wit...

    https://www.cc.com/video/nbzjjh/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-blizzapocalypsegeddon-15-the-white-erdammerung
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    I don’t think they have to worry about that. 20”...

    I don’t think they have to worry about that. 20” is still something to talk about all weekend long.
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    OK... so I'll change my question to "what else...

    OK... so I'll change my question to "what else can I do other than lifting weights" to make noticeable gains in fitness on the mountain bike?
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    Here's one for you: as someone who rides their...

    Here's one for you: as someone who rides their bike quite a lot already, what kind of training or riding should I add to see the biggest gains? I don't lift weights at all, but I ride about 60-100...
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    Is this like complaining about traffic while...

    Is this like complaining about traffic while you're sitting in it? :)
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    Not available maybe?

    Not available maybe?
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    Weights on the site aren't updated... 6 lbs...

    Weights on the site aren't updated... 6 lbs without the shock for a Size 2 now.
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    Add the new all-carbon GG Trail Pistol to the...

    Add the new all-carbon GG Trail Pistol to the mix.... and it will actually be available in the next 6 weeks (5-7 according to their website).

    I've only ridden the previous version TP and the...
  48. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    Agree 100%. It's crazy to see - even in this...

    Agree 100%. It's crazy to see - even in this thread where I like to think most people are pretty rational riders/buyers and don't represent the general public - how much panic hoarding is going on.
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    That new RM bike looks sexy... but their pricing...

    That new RM bike looks sexy... but their pricing is insane. There's so much wrong with it, even taking into consideration the current CoVid supply chain fuckery.
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    I think the demand has increased slightly, but...

    I think the demand has increased slightly, but the supply has gone down significantly and that’s what’s driving prices way up. There are currently no houses for sale in my town (Niwot, just outside...
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