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    The Burners are okay but I wish they were...

    The Burners are okay but I wish they were stiffer. The Specialized 2FO DH is my current favorite in that class of shoe.
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    Depends a bit on the brake IME. In theory it...

    Depends a bit on the brake IME. In theory it shouldn't really matter if the brake has enough fluid volume in the reservoir to take the pads down to nothing, but some don't, especially if you're...
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    Let's say the maximum amount that the seals can...

    Let's say the maximum amount that the seals can flex before the piston has to slide is 0.2 mm (a number I pulled out of my ass). If you don't do any pad advance fuckery there will be that much...
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    Yeah, there's not much you can do to make the...

    Yeah, there's not much you can do to make the stroke shorter. That's just how tradeoffs in brakes go — anything you do to add power inherently has to increase the amount of leverage the brake has,...
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    No, Sir DeJong has it right. Piston rollback is...

    No, Sir DeJong has it right. Piston rollback is determined by caliper seal geometry. Basically, under normal braking, the pistons don't actually slide in the seal when you squeeze the brake. Instead,...
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    They don't lose any air putting the cap back on...

    They don't lose any air putting the cap back on if you don't push down on the cap as you're doing it. I bet that didn't help with your cross threading either. Just set it on there and spin.
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    Lezynes work fine if you're careful not to...

    Lezynes work fine if you're careful not to tighten the pump on too hard but it definitely requires more technique than it should. I still sort of like them for the combination of being small and...
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    Do you mean that the tab that the screws go...

    Do you mean that the tab that the screws go through slides all the way off the back of the toe? Because that doesn't matter, but if the tab doesn't key into the AFD and hold it down, that's bad.
    ...
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    Assuming you have the "normal" 350 hub, no....

    Assuming you have the "normal" 350 hub, no. There's a 350 OS that does accommodate 20 mm, and they make a 15 mm kit for that one, so it's possible but unlikely that you have that combo. Do the end...
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    I've got a couple of pairs of lightly used L04Cs...

    I've got a couple of pairs of lightly used L04Cs that I'm never going to use if you're in a pinch.
  11. Thread: Ask the Idiots

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    It wouldn't have gotten stuck then... Sram...

    It wouldn't have gotten stuck then...

    Sram olives do have a right and a wrong direction.
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    That'll be fine, don't worry about it. You're not...

    That'll be fine, don't worry about it. You're not going to get that much lateral deflection that close to the hub.
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    Dee is talking about the lever blade assembly,...

    Dee is talking about the lever blade assembly, not the whole lever and master cylinder.
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    Yup. Seized due to contamination? Sure.

    Yup.

    Seized due to contamination? Sure.
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    Weird. Galfer rotors have been super quiet for me...

    Weird. Galfer rotors have been super quiet for me on a few different brakes, including XTs.
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    Sticky: I absolutely love the Raven as a touring ski but...

    I absolutely love the Raven as a touring ski but I have essentially zero interest in skiing them inbounds. They're good to great in a whole lot of types of untracked(ish) snow but get knocked around...
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    T10

    T10
  18. Thread: Pivot question

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    It's the same.

    It's the same.
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    I've been on T1s and X2s for a few years after a...

    I've been on T1s and X2s for a few years after a long time on SPDs. They're holding up well for me (in the PNW). I've heard reports of the bearings doing less well in super dusty environs but can't...
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    Yeah, the Fillmores are legitimately way better...

    Yeah, the Fillmores are legitimately way better than normal presta valves. I've got a few pairs and I'm 100% sold.
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    Obligatory: ...

    Obligatory:

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/XuzpsO4ErOQ/maxresdefault.jpg
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    Secus makes a huge improvement to the Zeb. I like...

    Secus makes a huge improvement to the Zeb. I like the damper in the Ultimate, and the chassis is great, but the stock air spring is really lacking in support.

    I've also tried a Smashpot in one and...
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    The only thing that I'll add to this very good...

    The only thing that I'll add to this very good rundown is that I think the MaxxGrip Dissector (and only the Dissector) might actually wear better than the MaxxTerra one. I rip side knobs off the...
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    Anybody got a right hand XT BL-M8100 that isn't...

    Anybody got a right hand XT BL-M8100 that isn't puking oil past the master cylinder seal? Because I don't.
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    Come on, it hasn't been that long since you had a...

    Come on, it hasn't been that long since you had a DH bike. ;) There's a reason DH pros run their seats nose up, and not slammed all the way down to the collar. It's nice having a seat there to steady...
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    And a couple more because apparently you can only...

    And a couple more because apparently you can only have 8 videos per post


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Oy2fG2xzlU


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq0uBQtg2V4
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    Haven't gone through the whole thread yet, so...

    Haven't gone through the whole thread yet, so maybe some duplicates here. But here's some stuff I've been enjoying recently:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH5FXUpFLcA&ab_channel=MESSA

    ...
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    Yeah, you'll need to swap AFDs. But it takes 30...

    Yeah, you'll need to swap AFDs. But it takes 30 seconds.
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    I'm in Seattle and I've got a GW AFD pair or two...

    I'm in Seattle and I've got a GW AFD pair or two that I'd swap for alpine.
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    Kitsbow's is really good.

    Kitsbow's is really good.
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    I've skied the 192 length of that generation both...

    I've skied the 192 length of that generation both on the line and at +1.5 and like them way better forward.
  32. Thread: Lange XT3 140

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    STH2s are officially GW compatible as of a few...

    STH2s are officially GW compatible as of a few years ago. Or you can get the alpine sole blocks for the XT3 if you want.
  33. Thread: 26.5 XT3 130

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    PM'd.

    PM'd.
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    See my note above.

    See my note above.
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    Pretty sure his question was re: liner size,...

    Pretty sure his question was re: liner size, since Intuition does whole sizes and the shells break on the half.
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    I've got 26 MVs in a 26.5 shell. Length is really...

    I've got 26 MVs in a 26.5 shell. Length is really close to the stock liner.
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    3 is quite a bit softer than my Bibbys,...

    3 is quite a bit softer than my Bibbys, especially through the middle of the ski. I haven't fondled a 4 so I don't know how close those are.
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    The Kastles are tempting, but probably more than...

    The Kastles are tempting, but probably more than I'm looking to spend. But shoot me a PM and we can chat.
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    Yeah, that's why I mentioned it. I think you...

    Yeah, that's why I mentioned it. I think you could go either way, but I might lean towards a Flex 4 if you're trying to ski them all day inbounds. I'm happy making a swap, and with that approach the...
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    How heavy are you? I also super duper love the...

    How heavy are you? I also super duper love the 190 Bibby, and own (and also love) 192 Flex 3 Protests. But in really heavy chop, the Protests do get knocked around significantly more. I'll often ski...
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    WTB: spring touring setup

    My current narrowest touring ski is a 184cm Raven, and while I like them a lot for a lot of conditions, I want something more traditional/stronger on edge for firmer spring conditions. Thinking MTN...
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    Yeah, I've toured a bunch on L138s and Protests...

    Yeah, I've toured a bunch on L138s and Protests and have found the same. Super fattys are great if you're breaking trail in deep snow, but you're often half-way breaking trail in an existing skin...
  43. I'll take the boots, PM inbound

    I'll take the boots, PM inbound
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    I typically put my foot into the liner and then...

    I typically put my foot into the liner and then shove the whole thing into the boot, so laces are easy to deal with in that scenario. And they definitely help keep the tongue in place and with heel...
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    Bumping this. Mrs. HAB has very much taken to...

    Bumping this. Mrs. HAB has very much taken to skate skiing. Unfortunately she just broke one of the skis that we got from plugboots (after getting a lot of use out of them — thanks again).

    Does...
  46. Thread: 22/23 gear rumors

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    They said it's not the Raven in the comments....

    They said it's not the Raven in the comments. Hoji was putting holes in some Rens to try out recently but those prototypes don't have it so IDK
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    Yup, I'd buy those. Bonus points if you can...

    Yup, I'd buy those. Bonus points if you can finally get Intuition to put a lace system that isn't complete garbage on them.
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    I'm both a little mad and a little relieved you...

    I'm both a little mad and a little relieved you bought those Bodes before I got to them. I've got one good pair (and one beat to shit, delamming pair) left and I kind of want to hoard.
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    White logo is OE-spec but the construction isn't...

    White logo is OE-spec but the construction isn't supposed to be any different. Wonder if it's a mislabeled 2.3?
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    That's going to be sweet. Strong work with the...

    That's going to be sweet. Strong work with the suspension and brake choices.

    Super weird about the tire width though. All three 2.5'' DHFs I have mounted up currently measure a touch over 2.5''...
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