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    I'm a reformed fanny pack wearer. Camelbak Chase...

    I'm a reformed fanny pack wearer. Camelbak Chase vest is great. Doesn't move around, doesn't get me too sweaty (tested 90 degree NorCal heat). 1.5L of water plus a bottle on the frame is enough...
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    I agree with this.

    I agree with this.
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    Yeah, them and horse people are definitely...

    Yeah, them and horse people are definitely fighting for the crown of King Funhater.
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    I organized another trip up to Downieville. In...

    I organized another trip up to Downieville. In prior years, mid-October is perfect as the temps cool down a bit and there's usually been the first rain or two to tack down the dust. No luck on...
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    FTFY

    FTFY
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    Yeah. I wasn't advocating he do it, just thought...

    Yeah. I wasn't advocating he do it, just thought it was funny that same day this discussion was posted, I saw someone who'd gone the opposite direction with a Spur.
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    Weird, works fine from my other computer. It's a...

    Weird, works fine from my other computer. It's a Spur with an EXT Storia & Helm fork.
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    Just going to leave this here to muddy the...

    Just going to leave this here to muddy the waters:
    https://www.vitalmtb.com/community/edylan,50376/setup,44714
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    Amen. There fuckall for good legal trails where...

    Amen. There fuckall for good legal trails where I am, but I can ride 4 blocks to the illegal ones. Every time we've talked about moving, the thought of having to actually DRIVE to ride, especially...
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    I've ordered stuff from there before. It was...

    I've ordered stuff from there before. It was cheap, but took a while to ship and then travel time was pretty slow of course. I'd order again provided I didn't need said item in a hurry.
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    N/M, got a local guy who wants it.

    N/M, got a local guy who wants it.
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    I dunno if it's a bad batch or just an inherent...

    I dunno if it's a bad batch or just an inherent problem with the Tannus design, but I just pulled mine out, remounted the same tire, and the wobble is gone. (Still very small amount, but just 1mm or...
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    FWIW, I didn't have this issue with Cushcore last...

    FWIW, I didn't have this issue with Cushcore last year. I sold it though when I went from 29 to 27.5 rear, and thought I'd try something different.
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    Hmm. I guess I'll know after I take the insert...

    Hmm. I guess I'll know after I take the insert out. If it's got a wobble then but didn't before I installed the insert, I'll know that the tire lever work with the insert fucked up the bead or...
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    Do you pop the bead on the tire to try and...

    Do you pop the bead on the tire to try and straighten it? Or just massage it? Both beads of the tire itself are fully seated and I know from mounting just the tire before that the casing isn't...
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    God, fuck Tannus. I'm sorry I gave it a second...

    God, fuck Tannus. I'm sorry I gave it a second chance. Mounted a brand new DD Dissector up, it spun clean on my bike. Popped driveside bead, lubed up the insert and started wrestling it in. ...
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    Can't beat free. I'm sure she'll be a lot more...

    Can't beat free. I'm sure she'll be a lot more comfortable and have a better time on even a slightly older full suspension than a newer cheap hardtail.
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    I got a set of Race Face Sendy pads for my kid...

    I got a set of Race Face Sendy pads for my kid last Christmas (4 at the time). They fit ok over his sweatpants, but he prefers not to wear them due to bulk. I've also got a set of TLD Stage adult...
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    Goddamnit, I know I'm going to hate myself for...

    Goddamnit, I know I'm going to hate myself for this, but I just ordered a TT to try again in rear for my trip to sharp rocks next week. Last time I tried it, I had a wobble, so of course I pulled...
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    Fall? What's fall? We're just starting to move...

    Fall? What's fall? We're just starting to move out of fog season. (Pacifica, CA)

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    Meanwhile all us guys who enjoy a post ride beer...

    Meanwhile all us guys who enjoy a post ride beer or just have dad-bods still do a hard pass on these trendy new skinsuits.
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    Awesome. Great looking bike. He must be super...

    Awesome. Great looking bike. He must be super stoked.
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    Interesting. How big was the different in terms...

    Interesting. How big was the different in terms of percentages?
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    Zwift sounds like a shitty fake version of road...

    Zwift sounds like a shitty fake version of road biking, which I also have no interest in. Not saying I'm fast, just that I'm less slow than the guys I ride with.

    Point was more to be realistic...
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    As appealing as the geometry, weight, and...

    As appealing as the geometry, weight, and efficiency of these downcountry bikes are, I've recently realized that of the guys I regularly ride with, I'm already the fastest one to the top. Yeah,...
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    I'd love to hear what you think about the new...

    I'd love to hear what you think about the new Patrol. I'm fantasizing about the inevitable carbon version.
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    It's very good. The beam is less...

    It's very good. The beam is less intense/concentrated than the Taz (so it might seem less bright side by side), but it carpets a wider/taller area in front of you for less tunnel vision. The mount...
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    The OL Hangover is so low/lightweight that I...

    The OL Hangover is so low/lightweight that I legitimately don't notice it's up there. It only weighs like 100g, and only sticks up like an inch off the top of your helmet. Compared to my old Taz...
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    I noticed push on the Butcher 29x2.6 also, and...

    I noticed push on the Butcher 29x2.6 also, and chalked it up to being 2.6 and round profile. It honestly felt mismatched with the Eliminator... like the Eliminator was a bit better grip than I...
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    I've been using them since it was just the...

    I've been using them since it was just the Hangover (before the Evo). I have Evo now too, and would recommend them 100%. Great product, great beam pattern, great customer service. I had an issue...
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    A couple weeks ago, I noticed my Hellbender...

    A couple weeks ago, I noticed my Hellbender bottom bracket was clicking after only 6 months of use. I pulled the races off and found that most of the grease was gone. Repacked them and the drive...
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    I'm not a fan of photochromic for biking due to...

    I'm not a fan of photochromic for biking due to the lag. Where you want it (going in and out of shadow / bright sun), it's never where you want it.

    I have both Oakley Prizm (on Flight Jackets)...
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    I cracked a good (WAO Agent) carbon rim with CC...

    I cracked a good (WAO Agent) carbon rim with CC XC on a curb (being a jackass). I wouldn't count on it saving your rims, it seemed mostly to just add some damping and a little bit of sidewall...
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    It's funny, I originally got my I-9 stem to run a...

    It's funny, I originally got my I-9 stem to run a K-Edge also.

    The Outbound lights are awesome. The beam pattern and mounting hardware are great, definitely well engineered for MTB use. I...
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    I rode a buddy's SB-165 a month ago for a couple...

    I rode a buddy's SB-165 a month ago for a couple days back to back, and had pretty mixed feelings. One caveat: he (IMO incorrectly) sized down to a small instead of a medium despite him being...
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    I'm as likely as anyone to mock ENVEs, but from...

    I'm as likely as anyone to mock ENVEs, but from the photos I've seen on RM, it looks like he ripped the tire off just prior to that, then came down hard front first. Sounds like they were pushing...
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    The answer to that probably depends on what...

    The answer to that probably depends on what affordable is to you, whether you're ok with chest or arm, and how precise you want it. I got a Polar arm band for like $60 from Europe, specifically...
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    Try a Dissector DD in MG out back. Faster...

    Try a Dissector DD in MG out back. Faster rolling tread, but more grip on hardpack / rock.
  39. I just use a pair of Knipex to crimp. Nice and...

    I just use a pair of Knipex to crimp. Nice and clean, and doesn't tend to tear the crimp like pliers or vice grips do.
  40. Holy crap that was fast. Marking this sold.

    Holy crap that was fast. Marking this sold.
  41. FS: Patagonia Capilene Air Hoody (men's med) BNIP

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    I received a Patagonia Capilene Air Hoody (men's medium, grey) as a gift last year, but never wore it because I'm allergic to wool. It's been sitting in my closet ever since.

    $40...
  42. Cascade says some manufacturers don't care,...

    Cascade says some manufacturers don't care, others are annoyed by it. But there's no way they can tell if you use one, as long as you keep the original.

    https://linkagedesign.blogspot.com/...
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    That's what it reads like to me as well. ...

    That's what it reads like to me as well.

    Tighten the preload collar until it makes solid contact with the spring, and you can no longer push the spring forward/back by hand. Now tighten the...
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    Adding to what Seth said, there are a couple...

    Adding to what Seth said, there are a couple little details to be aware of regarding sag. If you set it at sag based on the original travel (i.e. 30% of 45mm = 13.5mm), it will feel just like the...
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    Reality hasn't set in here (Norcal) in the PB...

    Reality hasn't set in here (Norcal) in the PB classifieds yet. Out of curiosity, I looked yesterday, and every single frame for sale was at or maybe $200 off original retail price. The only one...
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    Yeah, that looks pretty good. ...

    Yeah, that looks pretty good. https://cascadecomponents.bike/collections/santa-cruz-linkages/products/v4-tallboy-link
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    Part 1: Shock manufacturers don't actually make...

    Part 1:
    Shock manufacturers don't actually make eleventy billion different combinations of shock eye-to-eye and stroke lengths, they make the longest stroke length for each eye-to-eye, then put in a...
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    Long shock the Tallboy with a light coil or...

    Long shock the Tallboy with a light coil or reservoir shock, and a 36/Lyrik up front.
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    That weight for 2x is almost certainly wrong. My...

    That weight for 2x is almost certainly wrong. My 1x 27.5 turned out to be 990g.
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    Well despite having a pile of spares, I grabbed a...

    Well despite having a pile of spares, I grabbed a Griffus 2.4 to try out back, since I've been so impressed by the 2.5s. I was mostly curious to see if it would live up to the promises (same...
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