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    I was thinking that because the hub is tightened...

    I was thinking that because the hub is tightened via the thru axle and the hub should be generally stiff that this would be low probability - that it would take a lot of deflection at the rim/tire to...
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    Brake rub when bike is leaned over

    My Gravel bike seems to have an issue where the brakes rub when it's leaned over on a turn or while sprinting. I've tightened the thru axles and checked rotor and caliper tightness and everything...
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    Got turned around on my Gravel ride today by a...

    Got turned around on my Gravel ride today by a black bear. Cool and cloudy but the rain held off until after the ride. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201016/ecac56ac57e82f1ea60b70f4ae9c9786.jpg
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    For everybody who has mentioned the ATACs - what...

    For everybody who has mentioned the ATACs - what makes them better than SPDs?

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    Jamal, I'll take the fasterkats and I think I...

    Jamal,

    I'll take the fasterkats and I think I am in your state. Heading up to Kalispell anytime soon?

    Seth

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    My pant progression goes something like: ...

    My pant progression goes something like:

    Shorts/bibs (down to about 50F)
    Shorts/bibs/knee warmers (50-40F)
    Shorts/bib tights (40-35F)
    Costco Softshell pants/bibs (35-20F)
    Costco Softshell...
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    Fall Gravel...

    Fall Gravel...
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    Thanks for this perspective. Mine are 4,6 and 8...

    Thanks for this perspective. Mine are 4,6 and 8 and sometimes I question why... good to know they have a purpose later in life! :-)

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    Blacktail to Foys. Such a fun ride that it's hard...

    Blacktail to Foys. Such a fun ride that it's hard to stop to take...
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    The ride felt hard today....

    The ride felt hard today. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201010/d9cd287340bdc655e0282f8fd0b670b6.jpg

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    DH, would you mind linking to one of those...

    DH, would you mind linking to one of those options? Sounds like it would fit into my budget.

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    Funny you should mention this but my degree is in...

    Funny you should mention this but my degree is in chemistry. Either way would sand, not strip...

    ... but I haven't moved on this yet. Was sick last week and the paint guy is quarantined this...
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    Fall rides are the best rides....

    Fall rides are the best rides. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201006/e230e72179911536177ca8d234885b25.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201006/385e2dc8f3d1894ef3db7b261a9b2d34.jpg

    Sent...
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    Agreed. What an awesome ride. I'm also totally...

    Agreed. What an awesome ride. I'm also totally jealous of your ability to fit not one, but two full size water bottle in your frame.
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    I had a rear hub on a Reynolds 309 fail on me...

    I had a rear hub on a Reynolds 309 fail on me also. Reynolds was super good for me to work with and got me back on the trail with 24 hours by finding a wheel at a local shop in Phoenix that I was...
  16. I have a Wo and the fat tires really excel in...

    I have a Wo and the fat tires really excel in situations like that one. They also do pretty darn well in loose/wet sand also. Super capable.
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    I think I'm going to give the Baofeng's a try....

    I think I'm going to give the Baofeng's a try. There was a ton of good info in there and solid links. I also appreciate the offer for the programming help. I used to do a little bit of tactical radio...
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    Gravel+https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201004/3...

    Gravel+https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201004/334a1c2c2b9f96471dc8b9e7e1a81a96.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201004/e84c600e220b44d2640c2dba85228b9d.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2020...
  19. Ran across this the other day. Is it a scam? ...

    Ran across this the other day. Is it a scam?

    https://arc.extredeals.com/index.php?main_page=product&pID=9

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    Baofeng is a good suggestion. I'm going to do a...

    Baofeng is a good suggestion. I'm going to do a little more research but I like that option. Any issues with accidentally changing channels in a pocket? Have you used these with kids before?
    ...
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    I'm looking for something to be as simple as...

    I'm looking for something to be as simple as possible so that my 8 or 6yo could use it. That Motorola t800 is the leader right now and reminds me a little bit of the Garmin Rino.

    When a user (in...
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    I think I know the answer to this but does the...

    I think I know the answer to this but does the T800 require a smart phone to be paired with a device that is sending it's location or is that built into the radio itself (like a Garmin Rino). And,...
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    Best two-way radio for families?

    I have been trying to avoid this because I really sort of hate the idea of carrying radios (and having my kids carry radios) while skiing. However, we had more than one situation last year where my...
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    Elaborate on "better". Would love to find...

    Elaborate on "better". Would love to find something that rolled faster than my DHF/Aggressor combo with the same cornering grip.

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    From the little research I did today wet and dry...

    From the little research I did today wet and dry sanding is the way to go, not any sort of chemical paint remover.

    My warranty is already hosed because I'm the second owner.

    This would...
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    I think that this is an opportunity for the company to cover itself in the event that the warranty request doesn't seem reasonable. That's a hard thing to write in warranty language. A "reasonable"...
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    Stickers are a decent option and I agree with...

    Stickers are a decent option and I agree with evdog about pre-paint pics. We also work closely with a graphics and wrap company. I would guess that they could match the color and print me some...
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    Cool afternoon ride....

    Cool afternoon ride. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200927/122ecf7006cd7e6cbe6f2c2950b7e5af.jpg

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    Toast, unpack that. Will resale go down because...

    Toast, unpack that. Will resale go down because people will wonder why it is repainted or because you think the job win turn out poor?

    The paint shop is a full automotive shop and i have no...
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    Repainting a carbon frame?

    My Hightower frame is a bit rough with clear coat peeling and other scrapes and scratches. I have a paint booth (and paint team) at work and could easily get my frame repainted during one of our...
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    Work...

    Work breakhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200925/4a8bfda2d5b16c3647aad8278aecc96d.jpg

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    Trade for a basically new Mattoc Pro 29? Sent...

    Trade for a basically new Mattoc Pro 29?

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    Any decent bike rentals near you? Friends who...

    Any decent bike rentals near you? Friends who owe you a favor?

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    I feel this way about the specialized brain also....

    I feel this way about the specialized brain also.

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    I have a pair of these with one set of inserts...

    I have a pair of these with one set of inserts for Radical 2.0s mounted on the line for around 315. Are you wanting with or without bindings? I'm really hoping to find a pair of Wailer 112s in a Tour...
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    Evening....

    Evening....
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    Yes. It looks dorky but I've added a water...

    Yes. It looks dorky but I've added a water bottle on top of the top tube but I'm wondering whether you could get by with the wolftooth b-rad system to offset one or even two water bottles to the...
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    I started out with it flipped but it contacts the...

    I started out with it flipped but it contacts the frame every so slightly on bottom out. So far this is the only orientation where something doesn't hit the top tube.

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    Ugggh. I know! I have some ideas but I'm...

    Ugggh. I know! I have some ideas but I'm thinking likelihood of putting a bottle in there in the future is low.

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    Just following up on this thread to close it out....

    Just following up on this thread to close it out. I replaced the DPS with a Manitou Mara Pro. I did a bit of initial setup but haven't done a lot of tweaking.

    Small bump compliance is really good...
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    First ride in yesterday. Fixed all of the issues...

    First ride in yesterday. Fixed all of the issues I was experiencing with the DPS. Great mid stroke support. Climbing in party mode provides better small bump compliance than the DPS and i don't end...
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    Definitely facetious. I think you're right on...

    Definitely facetious. I think you're right on the symptoms but not necessarily the root cause. The xl compression tune puts me into that deep stroke and because the rebound isn't working properly...
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    Lazy, duh. :-) I would argue that the trail is...

    Lazy, duh. :-)

    I would argue that the trail is not rough enough that it would buck me if the shock were operating properly.

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    Sorry, that's not exactly what I meant. I've...

    Sorry, that's not exactly what I meant. I've mainly used Zwift and Sufferfest with my smart trainer and they work great automatically ramping up resistance when the app tells them to. My wife is not...
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    Thanks for the confirmation. High mode looks to...

    Thanks for the confirmation. High mode looks to be just fine. Also glad to hear that the firm mode is firm. Even open with this shock feels better than the DPS.

    The dealer wants the shock back to...
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    I bought from a DVO dealer but everything I read...

    I bought from a DVO dealer but everything I read online suggested that the climb switch was at least effective even if not a full lock out (I'm okay with that and honestly may find that I'm good...
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    The Topaz came in today and I got it mounted up....

    The Topaz came in today and I got it mounted up. I have a few concerns about the shock already. I asked for a 50mm stroke and got a shock mounted 50/57. I'm guessing there's an internal change that...
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    I watched a video that suggested this might be an...

    I watched a video that suggested this might be an issue. I only ran one oval and I'm not sure whether my clutch needed more or less maintenance then with round so I'd wager to say it's a non issue.
    ...
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    Anybody found an app to do spin bike (class)...

    Anybody found an app to do spin bike (class) style workouts on a smart trainer? Asking for a friend (wife).

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    Interesting... Sent from my SM-N970U using...

    Interesting...

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