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    If you don't mind driving ~15 minutes, you can...

    If you don't mind driving ~15 minutes, you can find lots of easy camping options just over the Utah border.
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    Just keep in mind that the performance is (I...

    Just keep in mind that the performance is (I believe) OEM only, so you'd want to check the tune against your bike.
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    Grabbed a mini-ex from a friend and have been...

    Grabbed a mini-ex from a friend and have been reworking the backyard jumps for the last few days. Made the bigger line bigger so that it works better at "trail speed," and added a new smaller line....
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    I'm running an x2 on my enduro - it's great, and...

    I'm running an x2 on my enduro - it's great, and I like it, but it's still definitely not as supple as a coil. And a dpx2 is a fairly significant step away from coil-ness from the x2.

    Dpx2 is...
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    I find that the dpx2 can be impressively good...

    I find that the dpx2 can be impressively good with the right tune (moreso than most trail oriented air shocks), and thoroughly mediocre with the wrong tune (as with most shocks).

    That said,...
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    Not sure about schwalbe, but at least with...

    Not sure about schwalbe, but at least with Maxxis, they barely even make wire bead tires anymore. Almost all of their DH casing tires are foldable these days.

    I don't think maxxis' wire bead...
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    Fuck all the beepers, collars, and leashes for...

    Fuck all the beepers, collars, and leashes for training. Train your dog with a DHF. Put that tire squarely into his asshole a few times and he will very quickly learn to watch out for bikes and...
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    Also building a spur. I'm going dhf front,...

    Also building a spur. I'm going dhf front, aggressor rear, because everytime I put lesser tires on a bike I just kinda hate it. As a minor compromise, I think I'll make the front dhf a 2.3.
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    Could be a bunch of different things; grease...

    Could be a bunch of different things; grease where it shouldn't be, wrong weight oil, bungled bushing, etc. Realistically: just have it serviced again. Full tear down, then put it back together...
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    I am in agreement. There are people that think...

    I am in agreement. There are people that think Moore Fun is fun, and there are people that are wrong. The same goes for The Ribbon.



    The Ribbon is infinitely better than Slickrock. Slickrock...
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    I'm kinda baffled by the number of anti-ribbon...

    I'm kinda baffled by the number of anti-ribbon people there are in here. I feel like it's the rare trail that has 1) the novelty factor of cool slickrock features, 2) awesome views, 3) some...
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    ^^^ Re: #1. Seriously. Utter badassery beyond...

    ^^^
    Re: #1. Seriously. Utter badassery beyond anyone (both in here, and on the world cup downhill circuit). Or his pump gauge is broken. Or he's running shitty loose tires on shitty loose...
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    Ribbon is a really cool trail. Lots of the lunch...

    Ribbon is a really cool trail. Lots of the lunch loop trails are great, but ribbon has a significant "this is pretty neat" factor. It has a few spots that you'll want to walk to keep things...
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    They perform incredibly well in certain...

    They perform incredibly well in certain situations, and kinda terribly in other situations. People I know that have / had them are back on traditional forks.

    They're certainly interesting, but...
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    Think of the drunks! Way easier to piss in a...

    Think of the drunks!

    Way easier to piss in a bathtub than a sink.
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    Fact. I have no idea why people like those...

    Fact. I have no idea why people like those things.
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    Looks like Whitefish is going to install a 6 pack...

    Looks like Whitefish is going to install a 6 pack from the base lodge up to a somewhat vague location on Inspiration Ridge. Sounds like installation is (maybe) scheduled for summer of 2022.

    A...
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    The Assegai would like a word.

    The Assegai would like a word.
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    Agreed with that. Aggressor is a safe bet for...

    Agreed with that. Aggressor is a safe bet for decent rolling speed and decent traction. Only downside is if it's muddy.

    Could also go Nevegal, provided you have a low deductible health plan and...
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    To add to my previous comment, wife prefers 27.5...

    To add to my previous comment, wife prefers 27.5 on her full squish, which is what she rides most of the time. But her hardtail is a 29, and that works well for her on mellower pedally rides. If...
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    My 5'7" wife rides a 27.5. She's a solid rider,...

    My 5'7" wife rides a 27.5. She's a solid rider, and can generally hang with the boys. She's spent plenty of time on 26, 27.5, and 29 and ultimately prefers the 27.5. It just makes the bike a...
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    Chainring mounted bashguards always sucked. ...

    Chainring mounted bashguards always sucked. They used to get in the way of front derailleurs. Now they get in the way of chainguides.

    But none of that really matters since I can't remember...
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    Yeah, I'd think a bb mounted guard would be fine...

    Yeah, I'd think a bb mounted guard would be fine (assuming you have a threaded bb). I think the guard will explode long before the frame takes damage.
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    X2. And yeah, you want the taco type of...

    X2.

    And yeah, you want the taco type of bashguard, not some janky chainring mount thing.
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    Hey man, Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie...

    Hey man, Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie of all time. Fact.
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    Yeah, I get the basic purpose of forward...

    Yeah, I get the basic purpose of forward pressure. But it seems like there's a massive difference among bindings as to how that forward pressure actually works. On one hand you have a Pivot where...
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    It's different because we put our bindings on...

    It's different because we put our bindings on wider skis.
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    I can take or leave the Stones. They're fine,...

    I can take or leave the Stones. They're fine, but never at the top of my playlists.

    But there are still songs that I like better than others. The thread isn't "pick the 5 greatest songs of all...
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    The stan's is probably worth a couple bucks. I...

    The stan's is probably worth a couple bucks.

    I kid - just giving you shit. You should see if Stuck wants it - I think he was looking for a semi slick.
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    Interesting. I guess I don't really have any...

    Interesting.

    I guess I don't really have any way to translate that to real world experiences since I don't have a great concept of how much skis actually flex underfoot, and I have even less of...
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    ^^^ heh. But seriously. 3 weeks on a rear...

    ^^^ heh.

    But seriously. 3 weeks on a rear tire could be 90% of its life, depending on location and rider.
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    Agreed with this. I can't think of anything in...

    Agreed with this. I can't think of anything in Missoula where a 30 x 51 would be maxed out, aside from maybe riding road back to town from the Rattlesnake. I can, however, think of plenty of climbs...
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    If it's just the oil floating around in the...

    If it's just the oil floating around in the lowers, it's there to keep things lubed up and that's it. Any shock oil is realistically gonna be fine. Somewhat heavier weights will be a bit better...
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    Gimme Shelter Street Fighting Man Satisfaction...

    Gimme Shelter
    Street Fighting Man
    Satisfaction
    Wild Horses
    Heartbreaker
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    Is there any component of the DIN testing...

    Is there any component of the DIN testing standard that accounts for ski flex? So if a ski is flexed and (presumably) forward pressure is higher than it would be on the bench, does the DIN standard...
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    ^^^ That, but if the damper is fully sealed and...

    ^^^ That, but if the damper is fully sealed and this is just oil that's floating around in the lowers, I wouldn't hesitate to use the Rockshox stuff you have lying around.
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    I used to run dhr2 front and rear on the dh bike....

    I used to run dhr2 front and rear on the dh bike. Mostly because when the rear wore out, I'd swap the front to the back, throw a fresh dhr2 on the front and be back in business.

    Did the same...
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    R definitely stands for rear, and always has. ...

    R definitely stands for rear, and always has. There's debate as to whether the F originally stood for front or freeride, but almost everyone acknowledges that the DHF is a front tire.

    Which...
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    Wasn't the guy that Dean killed armed?

    Wasn't the guy that Dean killed armed?
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    For sure. I'd like to think the ideal response...

    For sure. I'd like to think the ideal response would be a high degree of freedom to go about your business, provided appropriate precautions (masks, etc.) were adhered to. But that ship sailed long...
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    I dunno - it's kinda tough to quantify. Linking...

    I dunno - it's kinda tough to quantify. Linking cases to a specific activity or place is pretty tough, especially with so many positive cases being asymptomatic. But I'm with you - I've stood in...
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    It's tough to get a good picture of it, but if...

    It's tough to get a good picture of it, but if you backpedal very slowly, you can see the conflict. I actually stated it incorrectly above - the conflict is when the chain is on the 8th cog, and it...
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    On the GX / X01 Eagle, I think it works better to...

    On the GX / X01 Eagle, I think it works better to bend them slightly. It doesn't take much of a tweak at all - if you're looking at it and see the conflict, it makes more sense. I just used a punch...
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    A couple guesses: 1) If your chainline isn't...

    A couple guesses:

    1) If your chainline isn't great, the chain can be a little chunky in the top two cogs (that have a narrow wide profile). Put the chain in the middle cog and sight down it from...
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    This is so hilariously opposite my home resort. ...

    This is so hilariously opposite my home resort. Down here at Whitefish, they were doing everything they could to get tourists to come visit all season.

    Amurica!
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    Remember them? Why would I ever eat anything...

    Remember them? Why would I ever eat anything else? I only buy cheese infused health missiles.
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    Dang, hopefully you can talk some sense into the...

    Dang, hopefully you can talk some sense into the neighbor. That thing's rad.
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    My digestive tract had led me to believe that...

    My digestive tract had led me to believe that queso was self sealing.
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    Instructions unclear. Queso is now seeping out...

    Instructions unclear. Queso is now seeping out of my bottom bracket.
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    It sounds like you're not using insert compatible...

    It sounds like you're not using insert compatible valves. Get some of the Cushcore valves and it'll solve your problem.
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