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    What do people think of the Hoji in the shorter...

    What do people think of the Hoji in the shorter length? The women's has a 179 available but I almost like the topsheet better. With the taper on these I feel like they probably ski way too short, but...
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    Thanks for the beta, will check this out. Loops...

    Thanks for the beta, will check this out. Loops out of the city are about all is allowed right now. It's a bummer, but for the greater good!
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    HAHAHA yes I've noticed how crappy they are, but...

    HAHAHA yes I've noticed how crappy they are, but I'm from the midwest originally so it's nothing new. I thought maybe there was a secret stash of gravel I didn't know about...
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    Cool! Do you have any recommendations for gravel...

    Cool! Do you have any recommendations for gravel routes originating from downtown Seattle?
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    Well the good news is I already have a...

    Well the good news is I already have a DHF/Aggressor in the 2.3" variant. I also have an extra headset laying around as well. Stem should be easy enough to find and I'm excited to play with the fit a...
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    I'm a bit OCD and would like to have a matching...

    I'm a bit OCD and would like to have a matching set. In addition, I can use the current wheels on my gravel bike so I'd rather not have one wheel just sitting around. If I was going to use the rear...
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    Ok so a 2019 Pike RC 160mm has been acquired with...

    Ok so a 2019 Pike RC 160mm has been acquired with boost spacing...which makes a little trouble for myself, but it was a slick price and its got Debonair and the Charger damper so I think I'll like...
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    I didn't know that was a thing! El Chup, I might...

    I didn't know that was a thing! El Chup, I might PM you in a bit. Still not sure where I'm landing on this. I'd need it shipped to Seattle though bear in mind.
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    Yes I have the OD2 which is a bit of a pain, but...

    Yes I have the OD2 which is a bit of a pain, but I can just replace the upper headset and that's all that needs to be done. On top of that, I've been wanting to get a shorter stem (it has got a...
  10. You should probably make a new thread...some...

    You should probably make a new thread...some people won't open it with that > sign.
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    Yes, I'm in Seattle proper with no kids but a...

    Yes, I'm in Seattle proper with no kids but a girlfriend...I have the space for 3 bikes, but just barely, which is why the preference for 2. From the little I know it sounds unlikely that I'll have...
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    Ok so the Mammut Trion 50 came in the mail and I...

    Ok so the Mammut Trion 50 came in the mail and I just loaded it up with 35lbs. Overall my initial impressions are that it's pretty great.

    Its avy (or front pocket) is very well sized easily enough...
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    Why not just spend $500 to upgrade my 2014 Trance...

    Why not just spend $500 to upgrade my 2014 Trance Advanced with a Pike/Monarch vs. $2k on a newer bike?




    What weather is bad for singletrack? Tons of rain? Seems like riding goes all year...
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    Thanks for the info. Was it just the components...

    Thanks for the info. Was it just the components on the Stache you didn't like or something about the geo?

    I don't have any particular love for 650b gravel bikes, but that's what I have and it's...
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    Yes, I was looking at that. I have the 1st gen,...

    Yes, I was looking at that. I have the 1st gen, which I believe is the same as the 2015 Trance SX which had a 160mm Pike. Should I try an upgrade the rear shock too?

    And how much should I expect...
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    This was my original line of thought... Why a...

    This was my original line of thought...

    Why a mid-travel vs. 150/160mm? I guess I just need to do some test rides...
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    I know very little about FS mountain bikes. Is...

    I know very little about FS mountain bikes. Is the geometry and suspension on my Giant so far outdated that I should look to upgrade?

    I love bikepacking for sure. Gravel biking is sort of a...
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    Haha hell no I'm not buying 3 new bikes. Just...

    Haha hell no I'm not buying 3 new bikes. Just dreaming about what the perfect 3 bike quiver could look like. Nothing else to really do.

    What do you ride now?
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    New to the PNW. What bikes should I buy?

    Ok, so I just moved to Seattle from Texas with big plans for all kinds skiing, mountaineering, and biking and now. Zero. Nada. Zilch.

    So now, my mind is just rolling around thinking about what...
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    Sure but this site is never about what we *need*

    Sure but this site is never about what we *need*
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    I think a generous 50L (i.e. closer to 60L) would...

    I think a generous 50L (i.e. closer to 60L) would be fine, but I agree anything less is tight.
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    Just ordered the new Trion 50 to evaluate. Will...

    Just ordered the new Trion 50 to evaluate. Will update when it arrives.

    As an aside, I'm also looking at several packs for all-year ski touring with a focus on spring missions and possible...
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    Has anyone tried the Evoc Patrol 40L or 55L...

    Has anyone tried the Evoc Patrol 40L or 55L packs? They look pretty sweet.
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    This was interesting to me, but I was a bit...

    This was interesting to me, but I was a bit worried about how robust it would be. I wish there was an easy way to see it in person.
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    I'm also in this market and curious what people...

    I'm also in this market and curious what people tend to use. I actually tried out the Trion Spine and loved the suspension for heavy loads at least from walking around the store, but it doesn't have...
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    Thank you! Saved me a bundle.

    Thank you! Saved me a bundle.
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    Any codes? Looking to make a purchase.

    Any codes? Looking to make a purchase.
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    WTB: Salomon QST Touring Sole Blocks

    Looking for some new touring sole blocks for Salomon QST boots. At REI in Seattle they said that Amersports has been pretty unresponsive so looking to see if someone is holding them. Mine got...
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    How do these fit over ski boots? They seem more...

    How do these fit over ski boots? They seem more like hiking pants than anything, but I've felt them before and the material seems great for spring/summer skimo.
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    Bumping this...looking for recent advice on this...

    Bumping this...looking for recent advice on this front. Already thinking about spring volcano missions and I'm looking for a change of pants....heh.

    I found the TNF Summit L4 LT soft shell's on...
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    Do these have any expiration or blackouts?...

    Do these have any expiration or blackouts? Interested.
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    I think they're butt ugly.

    I think they're butt ugly.
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    For my wife. Of course.

    For my wife. Of course.
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    Sure if you insist! What about biking it...

    Sure if you insist!



    What about biking it with an e-bike?
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    I would be working in Bellevue so the commute...

    I would be working in Bellevue so the commute from Issaquah would not be so horrible (I think?), but alas I don't think I'd live there just yet.
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    From the Ballard / Freemont area is there any...

    From the Ballard / Freemont area is there any riding right out the door for an after work hour-ish where you can escape a bit?

    Also, is Alpental pretty much a go-to for sidecountry stuff?

    WW...
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    Yeah I'm not a native Texan so I've been ready to...

    Yeah I'm not a native Texan so I've been ready to get out.

    east or bust you nailed it though. I am lucky/privileged/whatever you want to call it to make living work pretty much anywhere I can get...
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    There's a much larger difference between 20 & 25...

    There's a much larger difference between 20 & 25 and 25 & 30. Not to be pretentious (sure I am) I'm not interested in hanging out with undergrads, I'm graduating from grad school.

    I guess...
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    Thanks for the input. What neighborhood in Denver?

    Thanks for the input. What neighborhood in Denver?
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    Not yet... I'm relatively new to backcountry...

    Not yet...

    I'm relatively new to backcountry skiing (1.5 seasons?), so maybe my terminology is wrong, but for example this spring I skied Esha peak near Mammoth (6k vert), Mount Whitney, and Mount...
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    Sure, but Denver isn't even close to the same as...

    Sure, but Denver isn't even close to the same as Boulder. It'd be an hour commute to live in Denver.
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    Hah! I meant pleasant as in relaxed and super...

    Hah! I meant pleasant as in relaxed and super walkable. I'm sure after a couple months I'll be so sick of going down there. Homogeneity is what I'm worried about. There's a bubble in Boulder, but...
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    I would love to be back in Portland, but...

    I would love to be back in Portland, but unfortunately there are just no great job opportunities there for me.
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    Where Should I Move? Seattle vs. Boulder

    Alright ya'll, so I'm finally graduating and getting the hell outta Texas. I'm an engineer and I've got a job lined up in both Seattle and Boulder and now it's time to make a decision.

    I want to...
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    That actually makes a ton of sense to buy right...

    That actually makes a ton of sense to buy right after the major service intervals and either make sure they've been done or get yourself a steep discount to get them done after purchase.

    What...
  46. What 3-season tent do you use? I agree, the only...

    What 3-season tent do you use? I agree, the only winter-camping I've done has been in clear weather and a 4-season tent seems like just extra weight in that scenario.
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    Man wish these were 182s....any 182s for sale...

    Man wish these were 182s....any 182s for sale come out of the woodwork?
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    Wish it were a 27.5

    Wish it were a 27.5
  49. tech talk JONG btw I have this ski in a 186cm...

    tech talk JONG

    btw I have this ski in a 186cm and I mounted +3 from center line. Mine are the first year they launched them, not sure if they changed the mount point. I think mine is like -6 or -7...
  50. Fill Power x Fill Weight Conversion Rule of Thumb?

    If I'm comparing a 650-FP sleeping bag with an 850-FP sleeping bag, and the 850-FP has XXXg of down fill, then what is the fill weight required in a 650-FP bag to have the equivalent warmth?
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