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    I'm not familiar with your area at all but I'd...

    I'm not familiar with your area at all but I'd assume there's plenty of stuff around? We've been putting some gravel and forest roads on trailforks, plus there's the strava heat map.
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    Looks like a good combo. I hadn't really looked...

    Looks like a good combo. I hadn't really looked at that dissector. Bike I plan to order comes with rekons and I was thinking about more aggressive front tire options.
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    Been trying to get out to new and different...

    Been trying to get out to new and different places on a regular basis, which is hard for me around here without getting in a car and driving (which I did do once). Our weekly mtb group hasn't been...
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    So far so good. That mezcal does roll really...

    So far so good. That mezcal does roll really smoothly with that center strip and got me up some steep, loose climbs yesterday. Up front my other previous setup was a nobby nic and I do notice there...
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    Looks familiar.

    Looks familiar.
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    Just finished up some trail work and maintenance,...

    Just finished up some trail work and maintenance, basically first comment on the post about the trail being re-opened is someone complaining about it, and wondering if we're not done.

    Funny thing...
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    Getting close to ordering a new bike, but in the...

    Getting close to ordering a new bike, but in the meantime it was time to get off those kenda sabers. What I liked about them: light, fast, supple. What I didn't like: worrying I was going to slice...
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    Yeah, I've seen a wheel bearing that had so much...

    Yeah, I've seen a wheel bearing that had so much play it destroyed the abs sensor and tone ring, and you could feel it move while driving, but it didn't really make any noise. Also just changed one...
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    328823 328824 328825 75mi, 5200 ft 35mi...

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    75mi, 5200 ft
    35mi on dirt
    1 apple pie lara bar
    4 salted watermelon shot blocks
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    I don't really mind the 40mm nanos on the road....

    I don't really mind the 40mm nanos on the road. Yeah not quite as fast and aero as a narrow slick but I'm fine with just riding them wherever all the time and don't need to bother swapping on, say,...
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    Been doing a lot of climbing lately 328376

    Been doing a lot of climbing lately

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    Progress from the other day, basically have 2/3...

    Progress from the other day, basically have 2/3 of our re-routing done. Another couple of work days and it should be good to go again.

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    Steeper and more off camber than it looks going...
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    They're fine. Decent off road grip, rolls pretty...

    They're fine. Decent off road grip, rolls pretty well and is quiet on pavement thanks to that pretty continuous centerline down the tread. Main complaint is the cornering bite isn't great, but I'm...
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    Tubeless on this thing finally 327988 ...

    Tubeless on this thing finally

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    Reasonably light, 350 hubs, 18mm internal width, which isn't huge but it makes that nano about 3mm bigger than it was on my old wheels. Rear tire was...
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    Went way up the ninemile yesterday, had a...

    Went way up the ninemile yesterday, had a lollipop route in mind but ran into snow. Saw a moose up there near where I turned around, luckily it was scared too and ran away. Then took a little detour...
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    A couple of us are doing some re-routing of our...

    A couple of us are doing some re-routing of our "downhill" trail. Nice to get out and do some work. There's a section that's just kind of straight and fast with three tight switchbacks and we're...
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    All I see you getting from giving downhill bikes...

    All I see you getting from giving downhill bikes right of way on a multi use, multi directional trail is making user conflicts worse.

    I think a better solution is making some of the popular trails...
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    The last couple years we went to a standard route...

    The last couple years we went to a standard route and have a sprint point and climb, and even kept track of points in a spreadsheet for awhile, but it would pretty much be up to me or this other guy...
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    GP5k TLs are cheap? Isn't msrp like 92usd a tire?...

    GP5k TLs are cheap? Isn't msrp like 92usd a tire?

    I spent a season without a road bike and spent a lot of time riding my cx bike on the road with 32mm clement stradas. Like it better with those...
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    Bigger tires are definitely more comfortable, but...

    Bigger tires are definitely more comfortable, but for a lighter guy it's not always entirely necessary, and narrower tires are more aerodynamic. Even new wider aero wheels are meant for a 23-25mm...
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    Kind of similar benefits as far as I can tell....

    Kind of similar benefits as far as I can tell. Lets you go a little lower in pressure, less worry about flats, and has less rolling resistance than the same tire with a tube.

    Tubeless or tubed,...
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    Heh, I was just fighting with my front wtb nano...

    Heh, I was just fighting with my front wtb nano on a forest road the other day. Did make me decide to finally get some tubeless wheels for that bike because it was just a little thorn.

    That wheel...
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    I guess I should have made that more general....

    I guess I should have made that more general. Like, you take two frames made with different materials, but have the same geo, fork, etc, how much are you going to notice when it's on 40mm or bigger...
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    I wonder how much any of that matters with 2"...

    I wonder how much any of that matters with 2" tires. Also the same carbon fork.
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    Don't have much reason against that, although it...

    Don't have much reason against that, although it does seem to be built so you can add a suspension fork so the front end is way up there for a rigid bike, and it's more relaxed and upright and...
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    Pretty close for me. Suggests I should have like...

    Pretty close for me. Suggests I should have like 72psi in a 28mm rear tire, or 85 in a 25. Mine are 25s that measure 27 and I'm in that window. Plus gauges vary, personal preference varies. Having a...
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    Read the words at the bottom of the chart. ...

    Read the words at the bottom of the chart.

    65kg rider, lets say 8kg of bike, 73 total, 45/55 weight distribution gives wheel loads of 33/40, so pressures of like 75/90.
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    The chart: ...

    The chart:

    http://jamalb.net/gallery/d/10523-1/BQ_berto_inflationgraph_2.jpeg


    My supersix evo has really limited clearance in the rear. Something that actually measures 27mm is about all that...
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    Trails are kind of a shit show right now...

    Trails are kind of a shit show right now unfortunately. Everything that's clear, which isn't much, is way crowded. I've made a few attempts at mountain biking and just felt bad about doing it the...
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    Hey well a friend of mine just posted some wolf...

    Hey well a friend of mine just posted some wolf tracks he saw in spring gulch. Need to be prepared for an encounter.
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    Waking up to find tracks all around you in the...

    Waking up to find tracks all around you in the dirt is pretty wild. Holy shit.

    I've only seen one. Riding down from some trails one evening, come around a corner, and there's one chilling on the...
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    I have a lot of road bike miles already. Kind of...

    I have a lot of road bike miles already. Kind of want to try some dirt but the trails seem crowded enough as is.
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    The gate in the parking lot that says "very...

    The gate in the parking lot that says "very private property - absolutely no trespassing?"

    No it's not open. I don't think there's a procedure to ask for permission to ski from the old base...
  34. I work on cars and sell parts. Mostly Subarus and...

    I work on cars and sell parts. Mostly Subarus and aftermarket performance type stuff but I'm fine with general maintenance things and most other makes. vw/audi stuff kind of annoys me though.

    Have...
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    USAC is suspending permits on all events through...

    USAC is suspending permits on all events through april 5th. I'm directing a race this year, but it isn't until june so i'm hoping it can still happen.
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    If the wheels are tubeless ready, yeah...

    If the wheels are tubeless ready, yeah definitely. Otherwise just the biggest tires that fit and have tread go a long way. You might not be able to fit a 40, especially in the back, but it depends on...
  37. Thread: YBN chains

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    I've been seeing longer life out of kmc over...

    I've been seeing longer life out of kmc over shimano (x11sl vs hg 601 and -701s). The gold ones come up on amazon for sub $50 occasionally and they look really cool.

    Do the YBNs come in gold? MTB...
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    Really good, I was there three times last week,...

    Really good, I was there three times last week, and conditions were great every time between wind and continued snowfall. Grew up skiing there actually, but have hardly been in the last, like, 20...
  39. one of the other pictures: ...

    one of the other pictures:

    https://i.imgur.com/Na5qr7U.jpg
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    That's not what I heard one post above yours! ...

    That's not what I heard one post above yours!

    i guess snowbowl giving an official update or two is just crazy talk though.
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    Heard the cable has already been spliced and...

    Heard the cable has already been spliced and they're putting chairs back on. t/f?
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    It's nice to have a standardized rule set and...

    It's nice to have a standardized rule set and categories and stuff like that, state and national championship events, and to send racers to international events like world cups, world championships,...
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    Still waiting for some of that science that...

    Still waiting for some of that science that questions the relationship between co2 and temperature.
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    Care to share some of this science? Here's the...

    Care to share some of this science?

    Here's the noaa's take on it

    https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/climate-change-atmospheric-carbon-dioxide
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    Just saw an ad for lookout talking about their...

    Just saw an ad for lookout talking about their new chair that you can actually go ride right now and it made me chuckle.
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    The internet's slow up there so it takes longer...

    The internet's slow up there so it takes longer to load those cable splicing youtube videos.
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    Mine is called "quick javascript switcher" in...

    Mine is called "quick javascript switcher" in chrome. Puts a button next to the search bar, if a website is giving me some stupid shit like a bunch of ads or a paywall, I can click it, it disables...
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    "it will likely be more than a week" no...

    "it will likely be more than a week"

    no fucking shit lady
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    It's the news websites that are the worse about...

    It's the news websites that are the worse about it. Apparently in europe there are laws and there's way less bullshit on a page. Between an ad blocker and a javascript switcher extension you can get...
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    I put too much drink mix in my water bottle...

    I put too much drink mix in my water bottle yesterday and thought i was going to throw up after some hard efforts in spin class. And by drink mix I mean $0.80 big bottles of powerade from walmart. On...
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