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    From an environmental angle, you're putting a lot...

    From an environmental angle, you're putting a lot of your miles in a 40mpg vehicle instead of an 18mpg vehicle. And I'm assuming we're talking about buying used vehicles, so there's no additional...
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    Pickup trucks are the most useful vehicles ever...

    Pickup trucks are the most useful vehicles ever and they're also fucking terrible as daily drivers.

    Solution: buy a small sedan or hatchback for a reasonable price. Use that to run errands...
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    It'll teach you how to bunny hop correctly. ...

    It'll teach you how to bunny hop correctly. It'll teach you proper form when jumping. It'll teach you how to keep your body planted on the bike without relying on your feet being attached to the...
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    Flats are like hardtails. Are they the best...

    Flats are like hardtails. Are they the best option in all scenarios? Absolutely not. Will they force you to be a better rider and develop skills that will be useful when you're riding clips /...
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    This is kinda old, but I'd never seen it before. ...

    This is kinda old, but I'd never seen it before. The ender is ridiculous.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofuMFCTUvSw
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    We had some similar issues with a sale a few...

    We had some similar issues with a sale a few years ago (buyers started moving some of their stuff in before the closing date). While I ultimately blame the buyer's agent, I think the biggest issue...
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    Stewart took the Daily Show and turned it into...

    Stewart took the Daily Show and turned it into something new and unique. It started as sarcastic, fluffy celebrity coverage with Kilborn, and Stewart moved away from that (fairly slowly, at first). ...
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    You're only allowed to do that if the roof bars...

    You're only allowed to do that if the roof bars are at the exact height where you'll hit your head on them every single time you get in or out of the vehicle.
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    Traditionally shops were closed on Sunday because...

    Traditionally shops were closed on Sunday because Sunday is race day. I want to say that trend started in the moto world and then extended into the bike world.

    Of course these days, most shops...
  10. My take on those: I9: good engagement,...

    My take on those:

    I9: good engagement, mediocre bearings that don't last.
    WAO: no experience with them. If I were going to get them, I'd get them with the Hadleys.
    DT 350 / EX511: solid option....
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    Ibis always had cool little details. Remember...

    Ibis always had cool little details. Remember the old "hand job" cable hanger for canti brakes?

    It's a shame their head badges are going away.
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    Man, I actually loved that aspect of my enduro. ...

    Man, I actually loved that aspect of my enduro. All those extra seals work. The bearings in that bike lasted way, way longer than any other bike I've owned in the last decade.
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    Legacy bike park. Super fun - they have 4 or 5...

    Legacy bike park. Super fun - they have 4 or 5 jump trails of varying sizes/difficulties, and a handful of natural tech trails that are mostly of the rooty loamy variety. They also have a...
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    RA: Your pics from the last couple pages looks...

    RA: Your pics from the last couple pages looks awesome! Some day I'll make it down there to ride some of that. You seem to have a good philosophy on trail building that aligns with many of my...
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    Saw this on Reddit. Whoever designed this...

    Saw this on Reddit. Whoever designed this floorplan has perhaps never actually lived in a house. But apparently someone was willing to pay $780k for it.


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    BD Ascensions definitely grip better than the...

    BD Ascensions definitely grip better than the Pomocas. Of course, they also don't glide as well, they weigh more, and they don't pack down as small.

    I know the spots you're talking about. ...
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    Same here. My chimney gets a moderate amount of...

    Same here. My chimney gets a moderate amount of creosote and I sweep it once a year, but my chimney cap gets super gummed up pretty quickly - I usually have to get up there once or twice a winter...
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    All of my red ano parts eventually faded and...

    All of my red ano parts eventually faded and became pink. Does that mean they're even faster now?
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    Agreed with this. If I run handlebars rolled...

    Agreed with this. If I run handlebars rolled back, it forces my elbows down and in a bit. If I roll the bar forward a little, it angles the outer edge of my hands up a bit which pushes my elbows up...
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    A lot of the talk around handlebar stiffness...

    A lot of the talk around handlebar stiffness revolves around macro level flex - how much the bar is flexing vertically in a hard compression. But I find that micro level vibrations matter much, much...
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    Thanks all. I was eyeing those Woodstock stoves...

    Thanks all. I was eyeing those Woodstock stoves - those things look well made. It seems like most people I know have non-cat stoves, but I'm not sure if there's a reason for that other than there...
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    At least on mine, the guide doesn't touch the...

    At least on mine, the guide doesn't touch the chain, so no drag there. The idler has a little bit of drag, and it's more noticeable (meaning, it gets noisier) in higher torque situations. It's...
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    I haven't ridden the druid, but I own a high...

    I haven't ridden the druid, but I own a high pivot bike (norco range). While the range is obviously in a different category, I'd generally agree with the shop owner's take - I don't think I'd want...
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    X4 or whatever on specialized eliminator being a...

    X4 or whatever on specialized eliminator being a pretty decent rear. I have mine paired with a dhf front and that combo works well.
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    Dhr2. But if it were me, I'd just run the...

    Dhr2. But if it were me, I'd just run the assegai until it was worn out.
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    I'm under the impression that you can just roll a...

    I'm under the impression that you can just roll a coat of primer over the semi-gloss without needing to prime. But I'm not an expert.
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    Bump. Starting to stove shop. We have an old,...

    Bump. Starting to stove shop. We have an old, pretty big Pacific Energy stove that works ok, but it doesn't burn very cleanly and it's oversized for our space. Some prior owner did some...
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    Drywall screws through the skis and into the...

    Drywall screws through the skis and into the boots worked decently, but you need a lot of them if you're going to avoid pull outs. Duct tape didn't work very well at all.
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    Metal doesn't necessarily make a ski demanding. ...

    Metal doesn't necessarily make a ski demanding.

    But demanding skis tend to have metal in them, because it suits the intended purpose of the ski.
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    This. If the trucks are going to tear up the...

    This. If the trucks are going to tear up the neighbor's driveway, there's probably some payment that's due to the neighbor. Of course, that gets a bit sticky because if one truck ruins the...
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    That's good to hear. Although I have to admit...

    That's good to hear.

    Although I have to admit that I'll miss gloating over my bike and ski trips to Canada while some anti-vax acquaintances were stuck back at home.
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    Fact.

    Fact.
  33. I'd guess that's a standard metric shoulder bolt....

    I'd guess that's a standard metric shoulder bolt. If you measure it with calipers, I bet you could get a replacement from McMaster pretty easily.

    Edit: nevermind. Just noticed that the torx...
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    Did you work for the specialized marketing...

    Did you work for the specialized marketing department in 2015?
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    We just need some 31's to make the 29ers feel...

    We just need some 31's to make the 29ers feel small and flickable.

    People used to complain about 27.5's being big and slow handling compared to 26's.
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    Just like how all that old 26" stuff is worth...

    Just like how all that old 26" stuff is worth tons of money these days...

    For the record, this whole conversation is almost identical to multiple threads on here discussing 26" wheels when those...
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    I don't think 27.5's will completely go away, but...

    I don't think 27.5's will completely go away, but they'll be rarer. You can already see it - companies are dropping 27.5's from the lineup, or morphing them into mullets.

    But 27.5's are still...
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    I wouldn't call 140/160 short travel in overall...

    I wouldn't call 140/160 short travel in overall scheme of bikes, but I would call it short-ish travel in the 27.5 vs 29 debate.

    A bike like the shadowcat is intended to be a do it all trail bike...
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    Yeah, stiffer chassis than the Lyrik. On the...

    Yeah, stiffer chassis than the Lyrik. On the upside, it feels very precise, and when you're hammering through rough stuff, the fork flexes a lot less so it stays smoother because your bushings...
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    For sure. Especially for shorter riders,...

    For sure. Especially for shorter riders, smaller rear wheels make sense on bikes with a bunch of travel.

    But I still think that the next generation of dh racers will be on full 29ers, with...
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    You might already know this, but keep in mind...

    You might already know this, but keep in mind that the Zeb's axle to crown is longer than the Lyriks. So going from a 170 Lyrik to a 180 Zeb will increase your axle to crown about 15mm.

    The Zeb...
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    I'm not convinced. The DH crowd are slow...

    I'm not convinced.

    The DH crowd are slow adopters. They clung to 26's, and then to 27.5's front and rear for longer than the rest of the industry. Mullet is just an incremental step to getting...
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    If you dislike the SB5 because it feels like a...

    If you dislike the SB5 because it feels like a straight line plow bike, you're really, really not going to like how most modern bikes ride. The SB5 is tiny and steep compared to almost any modern...
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    I think the higher BB would be slightly...

    I think the higher BB would be slightly noticeable, but if you went to a softer spring and sagged more, that'd probably more or less cancel that out. The seat angle probably isn't super noticeable,...
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    Absolutely. Every group has its share of...

    Absolutely. Every group has its share of assholes, and mountain bikers are certainly no exception.

    The difference is, when confronted with user conflict, mountain bikers tend to acknowledge...
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    I've never, in 30-ish years, been hit by a...

    I've never, in 30-ish years, been hit by a descending rider. If it's happening to you every year, I question the trails you're riding up.

    And if horses are on popular multi use trails, they're...
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    My only issue with those magnetic fidlock buckles...

    My only issue with those magnetic fidlock buckles is that over time as they get dirty, little bits of magnetic stuff get stuck in there and kind of gum everything up. And it's kinda hard to clean...
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    I liked this part: Because obviously bikes...

    I liked this part:



    Because obviously bikes are an environmental catastrophe, but horses are great.

    Maybe if we all rode 1000 lb bikes that had little noxious weed seed dispensers under...
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    Are you in Whitefish? If so, I have an...

    Are you in Whitefish? If so, I have an Arbitrator that you're welcome to try on. After your puffiness goes down, of course.

    Heal up dude! that picture is gnarly.
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    I have an S22 (the regular one. The higher end...

    I have an S22 (the regular one. The higher end models are too damn big unless you carry a murse). Got it last winter when it first came out on some sort of promotion.

    It's...ok. It does...
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