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  1. I know plenty of people that have had lots of...

    I know plenty of people that have had lots of help from their families that are still good people. I know plenty of people that are self made, but are huge douches.

    I don't really give a shit...
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    Leech has been making a living off of bikes for...

    Leech has been making a living off of bikes for almost as long as Morrison has been making a living off of skis.
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    Putting his name on his vehicle, at least in...

    Putting his name on his vehicle, at least in this case, makes both the vehicle and all the trips he takes in it a tax write off. Might be bro-ey, but it's financially wise.
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    For whatever it's worth, I thought the sixc's...

    For whatever it's worth, I thought the sixc's were pretty good, at least by 35mm standards. I think the enves are a bit better, but both of those bars are more comfortable than most of the others...
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    In fairness, rolling around in a $150k van is a...

    In fairness, rolling around in a $150k van is a not particularly subtle waive of the dick. It's basically the new Hummer.

    But most of the vans on here are far more reasonably priced and clearly...
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    I hear you. I just see a lot of #millenials...

    I hear you. I just see a lot of #millenials rolling around in their #vanlife as a daily driver because they can't afford a second vehicle because they're #broke because they spent all their money...
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    Sure. But a topper is like $3k. My slide in was...

    Sure. But a topper is like $3k. My slide in was $7k. A van is a $70k build out.

    I'd argue that a $4-5k bump in price to go from sleeping bag in a topper to a super comfy slide in is a no...
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    Wouldn't want to have to go outside on a ski...

    Wouldn't want to have to go outside on a ski trip!

    But seriously, aside from moving from the driver's seat to the living quarters, why would you have to go outside in a slide in camper?
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    Vibracores are maybe the stiffest, most jarring...

    Vibracores are maybe the stiffest, most jarring bars I've ever ridden. It was a good idea in theory, but in practice, the foam just makes the bars even stiffer.

    Best bars I've ridden for...
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    There's a healthy battle for tgr 2nd place too. ...

    There's a healthy battle for tgr 2nd place too. 3 people within 15 points. I think it's gonna come down to snowshoe.

    But yeah, the old timers always seem to do a little better at mt st. Anne. ...
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    You could just put some matching trim around the...

    You could just put some matching trim around the shitty one, and then it'd at least look well built.
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    Not a chance. Are you Kirkland? You had a...

    Not a chance.

    Are you Kirkland? You had a couple good rounds recently. Almost made up for all your terrible teams earlier in the season.
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    Does anyone even make a 26.8 dropper other than...

    Does anyone even make a 26.8 dropper other than Gravity Dropper? That's not a common size for droppers.
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    Sooo, anyone putting Laurie on their team for...

    Sooo, anyone putting Laurie on their team for worlds? I hear Greenland is a great buy right now.
  15. This. Or Magura MT7's. By the numbers,...

    This. Or Magura MT7's.

    By the numbers, according to a few places that have done Dyno tests, Codes have more power than XT's. Of the commonly available brakes on the market, Saints have the most...
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    The original patrols were great bikes. Less...

    The original patrols were great bikes. Less rowdy and more appropriate for general trail riding than the current patrols, which doesn't make them a bad bike.

    Modern geo is great, but if you're...
  17. Get bigger rotors?

    Get bigger rotors?
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    You'll be fine. Aggressor isn't a bad tire as...

    You'll be fine. Aggressor isn't a bad tire as long as you're not expecting it to be something it's not. It rolls decently fast. For a fast rolling tire, it has relatively good braking edges, ...
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    I'd kinda written off dewalt - the internet...

    I'd kinda written off dewalt - the internet consensus seems to be that the older stuff was good, but quality has dropped off in the last decade or so. But I dunno.
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    Right on. That is indeed a great deal. Looks...

    Right on. That is indeed a great deal. Looks like the local big box is offering the same deal. That might be a winner.
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    What's the current consensus on the best bet for...

    What's the current consensus on the best bet for cordless tools? My current tools are mostly corded, but I have a couple bigger projects on the horizon that warrant buying some cordless stuff - I...
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    You might, but I definitely don't.

    You might, but I definitely don't.
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    I have a couple pairs of zoic shorts that seem to...

    I have a couple pairs of zoic shorts that seem to fit your criteria.
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    Right on. We haven't messed with talking the...

    Right on. We haven't messed with talking the motor at all, so maybe there's improvements to be had.
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    Specialized turbo levo. I forget which model it...

    Specialized turbo levo. I forget which model it is - expert maybe? 500 Wh battery. Not the super fancy one.

    Yeah, I've ridden a brose motor briefly. Wasn't much of a test, but the power...
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    Finally got around to riding it myself. Did one...

    Finally got around to riding it myself. Did one of my standard loops; a bit of steep, tricky climbing, a bunch of fire road climbing, and a rolley descent that's rooty and rocky, but not super...
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    Sounds like you're officially an ebiker!

    Sounds like you're officially an ebiker!
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    X2 on this. We just bought a place with 3...

    X2 on this. We just bought a place with 3 decks, all roughly 20 years olds. One is cedar, one is redwood, and one is some unknown wood that's painted. Redwood and cedar decks both look good, ...
  29. Should mostly work. If you get a new fork, ...

    Should mostly work. If you get a new fork, it'll likely be boost, and adapting a post mount brake to a non-boost wheel is annoying. You'll have to space the rotor. If you have centerlock hubs, ...
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    A care package arrived. ...

    A care package arrived.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190816/c2932598333652d9ebb5da701b2bbbdc.jpg

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190816/56d950f0bfd509ecd33e8123df3d5b13.jpg
  31. Putting aside everything I said in the pm, the...

    Putting aside everything I said in the pm, the answer is n+1. There's no such thing as a bike that does everything well. It's all a series of tradeoffs. So get a bigger, burlier bike and use it...
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    Like one sentence said, no such thing as an...

    Like one sentence said, no such thing as an aggressor 3c. And yeah, no one that's looking for traction rides an aggressor. Just like no one that's looking for traction puts a DC tire on the...
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    They just look less ramped because they're so...

    They just look less ramped because they're so much smaller (and not all of them are ramped).

    This isn't that complicated. Aggressor has lots of little knobs to roll fast on hardpack. Dhf / dhr2...
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    Your statements are at odds with each other...

    Your statements are at odds with each other because you're talking about how you value cornering and braking traction, but then you say that you only ride DC tires that pretty clearly give up a...
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    Not sure what ramps on the knobs have to do with...

    Not sure what ramps on the knobs have to do with anything (and aggressors have ramps too, for whatever that's worth). A taller knob holds the casing further from objects, and it adds rigidity to...
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    ??? Aggressor's center knobs are most...

    ???

    Aggressor's center knobs are most definitely not as tall as either of the minions or the hr2. I just measured them to confirm.

    A 2.3 aggressor has 3mm center knobs.
    Hr2 is 3.5mm in a...
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    These comments are at odds with each other. ...

    These comments are at odds with each other.

    (Also, just saying "3C" doesn't really mean anything. Maxxis makes a few different 3C compounds, all of which ride and wear fairly differently)
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    Just look at knob height. Shockingly, a 3mm...

    Just look at knob height. Shockingly, a 3mm tall knob offers less protection than a 6mm tall knob.
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    That's my take as well.

    That's my take as well.
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    Or maybe just bad luck. Sometimes shit happens.

    Or maybe just bad luck. Sometimes shit happens.
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    What size wheels / what hub width you looking for?

    What size wheels / what hub width you looking for?
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    I feel like you could pretty safely sever the...

    I feel like you could pretty safely sever the rope with a method like this:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS0PvDJtLxE
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    ^^^ that's the work around to environmental...

    ^^^ that's the work around to environmental groups running amok.

    Restrict activities on public lands to the point where the only thing you can do on them is hike? Ok, we'll just sell the public...
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    Although there's also the uncut side of the rope...

    Although there's also the uncut side of the rope on the other side of the tower, which seems like it has the potential to do weird things.
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    We just made it for finals, so didn't get to see...

    We just made it for finals, so didn't get to see the track when it was muddy. For finals, the only things that might be a problem for a normal rider were the drops. Especially the bottom one...
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    Although a lot of times that 1 comment is a 400...

    Although a lot of times that 1 comment is a 400 page treatise that the f.s. has to respond to. Of course, those 400 pages are mostly generic shit that the enviros submit on every project. But...
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    Got to watch this one in person. Super...

    Got to watch this one in person. Super interesting watching sections live, then watching how it looks on the tv feed. It's the super minor things that are the most impressive. The fast guys...
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    All the time. If a carbon rim can't take some...

    All the time. If a carbon rim can't take some reasonably gentle prying with a metal lever, I don't want it on my bike.
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    28 miles of trail approved. They didn't approve...

    28 miles of trail approved. They didn't approve a few segments for various reasons, but for the most part, that was both expected and not a huge deal. Rumor has it that the wildernuts are going...
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    If that kid can get a wire bead dh tire mounted...

    If that kid can get a wire bead dh tire mounted up with cushcore without using levers, he shouldn't be wasting his talents at a bike shop. There's gotta be some black-ops military application for...
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