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    Could it be another new bike thread?

    Iím salty because Iíve been waiting for three months for any Ripley I can get my hands on... and I buy 20+ bikes from Ibis every year. So if you think you can get a V4 frame in a week, youíre fucking...
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    Deals on the new Ripley? Youíll be lucky if you...

    Deals on the new Ripley? Youíll be lucky if you can even get one by winter. Lead times on some of the size/color combinations are already pushing into next year.
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    Anyone have anything they'd like to rant about?

    Yep, have the brakes warrantied... then sell them.
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    It's more fun climbing on an efficient bike. And...

    It's more fun climbing on an efficient bike. And those don't have to be super light.
  5. Guerilla Gravity- now Carbon made in USA- 300% stronger, cheaper

    ;)
  6. A coil front fork didnít even cross my mind......

    A coil front fork didnít even cross my mind... this is a trail bike. I think itíll be just fine as it is, I may push the front out to 140 eventually.


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  7. Picked up my Revved Trail Pistol yesterday...

    Picked up my Revved Trail Pistol yesterday afternoon, made some adjustments, and took 'er for the first ride this morning before it got too damn hot. Rode about 20 miles, 2500' of climbing. It's...
  8. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    So sorry. Spoil her while you can. Some of my...

    So sorry. Spoil her while you can. Some of my favorite memories of our old labs were from their last few months with us. Itís almost like they knew they had limited time, and it was even more...
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    Shimano XT 11-46? Thereís also Sunrace and...

    Shimano XT 11-46? Thereís also Sunrace and Garbaruk.
  10. Available: 2-bd Condo in Crested Butte, July 20-23rd

    I booked an extra condo for one of my Chasing Epic trips for three nights from July 20-23rd, and it looks like I won't need it. It's a two-bed, two-bath unit with a king bed in one room, and two...
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    OFFICIAL I70 BITCH THREAD....

    The end of a holiday weekend.... shit, any day last week was bound to be a disaster.
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    I'm not partaking in this challenge, but this...

    I'm not partaking in this challenge, but this afternoon I went for a ride and had my MTB Project jersey on (they sent me one for submitting a bunch of my pictures)... about halfway into my ride I...
  13. FS: RockyMounts HotRod Fork-Mount Adapter ($25)

    I'm selling a handful of used RockyMounts HotRod fork-mount adapters. These are great for mounting bikes inside of a van (pictured) or on the back of a truck. They're currently set up to accept a...
  14. Can't go wrong with the Eye Nines... I've got 15+...

    Can't go wrong with the Eye Nines... I've got 15+ sets on my demo bikes and everyone absolutely loves them. I ride Enduro 305s and they're great. Plus, you can bling them out. ;)
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    Thanks for the inadvertent heads up on the Ooni...

    Thanks for the inadvertent heads up on the Ooni burner.... I've now got one on the way for my Uuni 2s (not sure why they changed the spelling of the name). The website says the burner for the 3...
  16. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    Doggie stoke

    I agree. There are a lot of shitty dog owners out there, unfortunately.
  17. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    We just picked up foster #28 this afternoon (with...

    We just picked up foster #28 this afternoon (with Safe Harbor Lab Rescue).... meet 8-yr old Pebbles. He's a friendly black lab that was surrendered at a local shelter in Denver, when his owners...
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    I've got no problem with lots of people going...

    I've got no problem with lots of people going places and doing things. It's the handful who destroy nature and disrespect others and the places they visit that I've got a problem with. Those people...
  19. I'm 5'11" with a 30-31" inseam. The seatpost is...

    I'm 5'11" with a 30-31" inseam. The seatpost is down in the frame as far as it goes, and it's a good fit for me. I think a swap to a 125mm seatpost might be better so I have some adjustment room, I...
  20. Yep. Super easy to swap the belt out or set it...

    Yep. Super easy to swap the belt out or set it up as a 1x drivetrain, too.
  21. FS: 2018 Spot Rocker SS w/ Gates Carbon Belt Drive, Upgraded Build

    I'm selling my 2018 Spot Rocker singlespeed, size LARGE. The frame is steel and is in excellent condition with only two small nicks on the back of the driveside chainstay (seen in picture). As it...
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    Yep, this thread sure did drift... I could have...

    Yep, this thread sure did drift... I could have sworn this place was better than MTBR.
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    Iíve got one.... it gets super hot and cooks...

    Iíve got one.... it gets super hot and cooks pizzas fast. I just canít seem to keep it hot enough to effectively make multiple pizzas in a row, it really seems to lose heat quick after 15 minutes or...
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    Sun Valley is pretty fucking fantastic right now....

    Sun Valley is pretty fucking fantastic right now. (the guy in the second picture was absolutely hauling, but 1/2000s does wonders with stopping time)

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    Man, if this was an XL I'd have my neighbor buy...

    Man, if this was an XL I'd have my neighbor buy this in a heartbeat. That's a great deal, especially if you switch over to the 29" wheels. I may text him to see if he can fit on a L. He's 6'2", so...
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    Mostly on a personal level, how they treated me...

    Mostly on a personal level, how they treated me when I was starting Chasing Epic and how they've treated friends who have ridden their bikes in the past. Plus, the Yeti fan-boy'ism here in Colorado...
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    Yeti Kills it Again...

    I'm most definitely not a fan of Yeti in general, but Jesus they kill it when it comes to mountain bike content. Strong work, fellas.

    https://vimeo.com/341710528
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    Agreed. There are only 3-4 trail systems on the...

    Agreed. There are only 3-4 trail systems on the whole Front Range that I'll even think of riding on the weekends anymore... for sanity's sake.
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    It's a fun trail. Not as fast or techy as...

    It's a fun trail. Not as fast or techy as Longhorn, but it's a nice little loop once you get to the top of Belcher. About 60% downhill, 40% climbing (nothing too steep).
  30. I havenít ridden there, but it looks like there...

    I havenít ridden there, but it looks like there are tons of sick options.

    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/trans-madeira-2019-day-5-photo-and-video-epic.html


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    Of course there are a bunch of other options, but...

    Of course there are a bunch of other options, but it sounds like he's only going to be there for two half days and one full day of riding... so it doesn't make much sense to drive 3-4 hours each way...
  32. If you're going to be riding for three weeks, I'd...

    If you're going to be riding for three weeks, I'd split up the time between 2-3 different locations. Like Lee said above, it's tough to go wrong with the guys at Basque MTB. I'd also look at...
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    Hall Ranch is my personal go-to for testing...

    Hall Ranch is my personal go-to for testing bikes.... mostly because I ride there all the time, but also because it has a little bit of everything in a 10+ mile ride. A decent sustained 4-5 mile...
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    I would NOT go to Staunton on a Saturday......

    I would NOT go to Staunton on a Saturday... unless you like demoing a bike by stopping every 100 feet for hikers.

    Adrenalated is pretty spot on for everything else... although I would do the...
  35. Nice, post your thoughts afterwards... Iím hoping...

    Nice, post your thoughts afterwards... Iím hoping to get mine by early July. If you want to push that bike on some rowdy trails, head up to Left Hand OHV outside of Boulder one day.


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    Honest answer? It really doesn't matter. Get...

    Honest answer? It really doesn't matter. Get whatever you like, and can get a deal on.
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    They needed to commission a study to come to that...

    They needed to commission a study to come to that conclusion?
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    Use ďChasingepicĒ to get 20% off PNW... canít...

    Use ďChasingepicĒ to get 20% off PNW... canít beat that price for a new Bachelor or Rainier.


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  39. Guerilla Gravity- now Carbon made in USA- 300% stronger, cheaper

    Itís something Iím considering for next season... along with a few other things. Always have to keep options open, you know?
  40. Bump because I just ordered a new Trail Pistol...

    Bump because I just ordered a new Trail Pistol (Ride 1 build with some upgrades) and I'm looking forward to getting some long rides on it. According to their estimates, I should have it in late June...
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    I'm running 165's on my Canyon Strive (they were...

    I'm running 165's on my Canyon Strive (they were stock). The last two years I've been running 170's, and I can't tell the difference in execution of the pedal movement. There are too many variables...
  42. Interesting... itís not a huge volume tire for a...

    Interesting... itís not a huge volume tire for a 2.5Ē.


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  43. FS: New 27.5" and 29" Tires (Schwalbe, Maxxis, Onza)

    I've got four brand new tires for sale: $40 each. Add $5/tire for shipping.... or if you want to pick them up in person, I'm in Eagle but will be in the Boulder area this weekend, Fri-Mon. I'll make...
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    If you're interested, I'll probably have a few...

    If you're interested, I'll probably have a few sets of the new Reynolds TR309's available (brand new) for sale in a couple of weeks. They're $1300+ new, I'm likely ask around $850 for each wheelset.
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    Nope, we cover all damage unless itís due to...

    Nope, we cover all damage unless itís due to negligence.
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    New Season, New Tires, New Thread

    Itís interesting to read about all the flat tires people get on the internet.

    I just had over 30 riders between Brevard and Fruita do four days each, and not a single flat tire. No sidewall...
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    The good thing about that.... is once the knobs...

    The good thing about that.... is once the knobs actually do fall off, it's perfectly timed with a warranty claim to get a new tire since you need it anyways. I did that with three NN's last year,...
  48. Thread: Weird Places

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    Check out Google Earth images of Thompson...

    Check out Google Earth images of Thompson Springs, UT. It looks like the radioactive uranium is literally seeping up from the ground on some properties. It's one of the creepiest towns I've seen,...
  49. Coming that way on Thursday or Friday AM.... and...

    Coming that way on Thursday or Friday AM.... and it looks like rain the next few days. Maybe I won't be riding after all.
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    Depending on when you're planning to ride, I'm...

    Depending on when you're planning to ride, I'm happy to show you around in Eagle for a few hours. With this rain/snow, the trails will be absolutely primo by Friday.
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