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    I think people need to replace cables and housing...

    I think people need to replace cables and housing more regularly on sram stuff and I have defiantly see GX stuff go to shit really quickly. For some reason XO1 seems way more solid to meÖ Iíve put...
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    Sadly no insightsÖ my main commentary is on how...

    Sadly no insightsÖ my main commentary is on how differently the Spur is marketed than other comparable bikes. I picked the Pivot as Iíve ridden one a little and itís a very efficient 120mm bike...
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    The frame and shock on the Pivot is about a half...

    The frame and shock on the Pivot is about a half pound heavierÖ and some of that is the Sid shock being super light on the transition.

    i think the light builds on the transition (Sid Fork and a...
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    The Spur looks a lot like the Trail 429 from...

    The Spur looks a lot like the Trail 429 from pivot in terms of ht angle and travelÖ and Iíd bet the 429 climbs better by they market the bikes super differently, so people donít tend to compare them....
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    I bought a refurbished Wahoo Kickr Core to...

    I bought a refurbished Wahoo Kickr Core to hopefully get some winter spinning in. On sale for Black Friday and they include a free year of their subscription for content which is worth around $120. ...
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    My wife has some Prior Flutes in a 169cm length....

    My wife has some Prior Flutes in a 169cm length. They were a custom build and look really nice. I can send some photos if you think that might match. My wife is 5í4Ē and the size has been fine.
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    I have the same bleed kit. Are you sure the...

    I have the same bleed kit.

    Are you sure the plastic Ďbeadí is being pushed all the way onto the bleed port? This takes some force but once itís on and the sliding Ďlever thingí is behind it Iíve...
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    Got it. I guess Iím partially wondering for...

    Got it.

    I guess Iím partially wondering for future trips as well. Iíll stick with normal tires for this one. Iím looking at a long route in Norway next year or a Vancouver Island trip. Both would...
  9. dammit. Alright. Iíll wonít bother trying a...

    dammit.

    Alright. Iíll wonít bother trying a pair on.
  10. Can anyone comment on the fit of the dynafit TLT...

    Can anyone comment on the fit of the dynafit TLT 8 compared to the F1 LT?

    Iíve typically fit really well in dynafit 27.5 (the Vulcan fit me better than any other boot ever has). I know the liner...
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    Random question that I've never tested. Does...

    Random question that I've never tested.

    Does a narrower MTB tire (like a 2.1 or 2.2) roll faster than a 2.35 on firm terrain? I'm looking at a few long bikepacking trips that'll be mostly dirt...
  12. Probably true on the Ďfoldingí comment. Iím...

    Probably true on the Ďfoldingí comment. Iím thinking itís likely that my foot just doesnít feel secure while skiing. When the skis encountered variable snow it felt like getting forward motion I...
  13. Thank for the extended thoughts to my gear...

    Thank for the extended thoughts to my gear wonderings.

    Iíll probably start by comparing the Alien RS I have to some F1 LTís and see how much more secure my foot feels with the different closure...
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    Good thoughts from a lot of people. My tweak...

    Good thoughts from a lot of people. My tweak would be to think 1-2 years down the road and what pieces of gear can you buy now thatíll still be what you want as you slowly pickup more gear.

    Some...
  15. Good insights on the RS. Iíve been meaning to try...

    Good insights on the RS. Iíve been meaning to try in the F1 LT, TLT 8 and Backland Carbon to see how
    those compare. I also agree that there will always be limits on the light skis / boots in bad...
  16. Alright… good question for this page. I bought my...

    Alright… good question for this page. I bought my first “fairly light” setup last year. K2 wayback 88’s in 181cm, mtns with no brakes and some Scarpa Alien RS boots. I liked the setup quite a bit and...
  17. Any chance you have anything in a small youíll be...

    Any chance you have anything in a small youíll be posting? Looking for a friend.
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    I have SLX four pistons and love them. I like...

    I have SLX four pistons and love them.

    I like them better than my Codes or XT two pistons. No complaints.
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    Any experience with these directly? Iíd looked a...

    Any experience with these directly? Iíd looked a year or so ago when prices were in Euros and less appealing. I met a guy on a trail this summer who was less than thrilled with his and that spooked...
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    Any favorite trainers that work with boost 148...

    Any favorite trainers that work with boost 148 spaced bikes? Im thinking direct drive and will probably just default to a kicker unless someone steers me away.

    I can get a year long peloton...
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    Iíve been really impressed with the Platypus...

    Iíve been really impressed with the Platypus QuickDraw. Realty fast and nice gotten through 6-7 nights out so far with no drop in flow rate. The bags are much better than Sawyer. Iím thinking the...
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    Rockshox is a bit better for small bump...

    Rockshox is a bit better for small bump compliance with lighter riders. A Yari might be a good choice for a budget plush fork or a more basic version of the Pike.
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    Exactly. I have a light setup for spring,...

    Exactly.

    I have a light setup for spring, 1400 gram skis with Alien RS boots but I just canít ski like I want through variable snow. I did a 20 mile day last spring and skied some steeper lines...
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    Thanks for posting, Iíve been curious what people...

    Thanks for posting, Iíve been curious what people would think of these.

    What type of boots are you using them with? It seems like a ski that wants to pair with a 130ish flex boot and not something...
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    A DT Swiss 1700 series wheel would be a good...

    A DT Swiss 1700 series wheel would be a good choice. M1700 or EX1700. The older versions before the new Star Ratchet are solid and cheap. DT gets my vote for best aluminum rim. XM 481 rims of EX 471...
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    I have not skied the commander 108 but i have...

    I have not skied the commander 108 but i have skied the Meridian, Wildcat and shapes like
    the commander from other companies. The 188cm commander likely feels quite a bit longer than the 190cm...
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    Bit of a unicorn. ...

    Bit of a unicorn.

    https://rockies.craigslist.org/spo/d/fraser-brand-new-skis/7392186977.html
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    I have shifts on my Pescadoís. I started with...

    I have shifts on my Pescadoís. I started with 110mm brakes but swapped for 120mms. The 110ís fit but the 120 is cleaner. The shift pairs nicely. On this ski, I actually appreciate that theyíre light...
  29. There is a bike park being build in Conifer. ...

    There is a bike park being build in Conifer.

    As for OPís question : nothing open. Maybe try to shuttle stuff? You
    might be able to find a company still doing Monarch Creast (foose and greens have...
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    I have Wren 114ís as my daily resort ski and a...

    I have Wren 114ís as my daily resort ski and a couple powder skis with touring bindings. Logically know I should do a narrow ski to compliment the WrenÖ but dang if the Billy Goats donít look...
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    I kinda actually wish this was wired. Shimano and...

    I kinda actually wish this was wired. Shimano and Fox wiring (once installed) are invisible and work. I just trust that itíll work the same for longer.

    I have 30 year old wired speakers that work...
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    A better bike will help her have more fun. Iíd...

    A better bike will help her have more fun. Iíd say full suspension that works well and a dropper post are essentials. At $2500 just wait around for a good deal on a used bike and save up a bit more. ...
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    I hear you on “one person should yield to the big...

    I hear you on “one person should yield to the big group” and I’m happy to do so given the chance. I’d guess the practicality varies based on where you’re riding and the trails. Front Range Co has...
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    Some of the worst dynamics around here are large...

    Some of the worst dynamics around here are large groups (think 12-15 riders on a group ride) and usually the first handful of riders donít yield to uphill riders while theyíre descending. Reading...
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    I live near Golden and sold a lot of Yetis...

    I live near Golden and sold a lot of Yetis working at shops back in the dayÖ but I just donít buy the ďyeti is better than anythingĒ cool aide. I think switch infinity is good but also has a lot of...
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    If you want you came sometimes find the Yvette...

    If you want you came sometimes find the Yvette for around $300. My wife has two pairs and both were sub $350 new in plastic. Iím not a fan of DPS skis personally but they made her a better powder...
  37. Probably a dumb question… Has anyone tired...

    Probably a dumb question…

    Has anyone tired using a full suspension MTB on a trainer? I have a pivot Mach 4 Sl that has a pretty solid remote lockout. I’m wondering about a trainer but I’m...
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    Just to point this out, there are a lot of powder...

    Just to point this out, there are a lot of powder skis for women in the 105-110mm. For women those will typically float as well as 120mm POW skis for men. Iíve said this in other threads but my...
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    Iím not an expert, still very much figuring this...

    Iím not an expert, still very much figuring this outÖ but what I try to avoid is my legs feeling dead like they do when I donít ride my bike for a week. So essentially trying to think of a few rides...
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    another vote for 2-3 wraps of gorilla tape.

    another vote for 2-3 wraps of gorilla tape.
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    I can only speak to Cushcore XC but I think it...

    I can only speak to Cushcore XC but I think it takes less than 5 minutes to install with a standard tire lever. Ive never needed to use soap. Just thatís a little more work than a normal tubeless...
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    Iím in no way trying to question your ability to...

    Iím in no way trying to question your ability to thrash rims but I would buy a new tire pressure gauge or check reliability against some friends gauges. Iíve gone pretty deep down this rabbit hole...
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    Iíve been impressed with Maxxterra. Hard to put a...

    Iíve been impressed with Maxxterra. Hard to put a number on but it seems a lot more grippy than their standard dual casing tires.
  44. I think theyíre likely in process of shifting to...

    I think theyíre likely in process of shifting to the float X but have mixed inventory right now. Either way, Iím not perturbed. It rides really really well. Iíd need to compare but Iím guessing itís...
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    One tweak, youíre thinking of a this as ďfloatĒ...

    One tweak, youíre thinking of a this as ďfloatĒ and surface area, when in reality skis are more about ďliftĒ in soft snow. Instead of thinking about a boat standing still, think of it once itís...
  46. Iíll be curious for more feedback on the cascade...

    Iíll be curious for more feedback on the cascade link on the switchblade.

    Dumb question, does it still work with the flip chip? Iím thinking of doing an Angleset and I like the idea of being able...
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    For a lighter skier, a Sierra will ski like a...

    For a lighter skier, a Sierra will ski like a Deathwish does for a heavy skier. My wife is about the same proportions and floats way way better on her 112 mm underfoot skis than I do on my 125mm...
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    Theyíre a couple dollars cheaper on SteepandCheap...

    Theyíre a couple dollars cheaper on SteepandCheap but the return policy is worse.
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    After quite a bit of back and forth I picked up a...

    After quite a bit of back and forth I picked up a new Pivot Switchblade (Race Xt Build). It joints my Pivot Mach 4 Sl which has served as my race bike (and everything mountain bike). I sold my Gravel...
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    To this note, when possible I use Santa Cruz...

    To this note, when possible I use Santa Cruz boxes. Theyíre within the standard size dimensions and are pretty darn solid.

    Not sure if bikeflights does shipping from Canada but you could plug...
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