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    If your local shops don't carry many, check with...

    If your local shops don't carry many, check with some online retailers if they're ok with you buying a few different ones to try on then returning them (and them covering the cost of return shipping,...
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    I just ordered a set of Kryptotals Fr/Re to try...

    I just ordered a set of Kryptotals Fr/Re to try once my current tires wear out, mostly out of curiousity. The front is still backordered but the rear arrived. I got the Enduro casing, which feels...
  3. Thread: Ask the experts

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    When you do the finger test, make sure you're...

    When you do the finger test, make sure you're grabbing spokes that are parallel, not forming a wedge.

    That said, it's entirely possible to warp tire casing, and not have it visually apparent...
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    Several years back, I got a RWC needle bearing...

    Several years back, I got a RWC needle bearing kit for the coil shock on my Nomad 3. It made a massive difference on activation stiction (like, could push on the saddle with 1 finger and get a bit...
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    I only had a dislocation, but am certain I could...

    I only had a dislocation, but am certain I could have avoided it if I had better upper body strength, and kept up on mobility/flexibility. Whenever I get back on the wagon of doing pushups (or...
  6. How much water do you *need*? That's how you...

    How much water do you *need*? That's how you should start the search.
  7. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    That sucks, especially given the coil part. From...

    That sucks, especially given the coil part. From the reviews I remember reading about the Z1, there's only a few spring rates available for it.
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    The clank is probably from free space between the...

    The clank is probably from free space between the spring and the preload collar.
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    That sounds wrong. I've had my Storia about 2...

    That sounds wrong. I've had my Storia about 2 years and don't get that. I think you're possibly still missing some preload. I like to do that with the shock off the bike. I get it until I can no...
  10. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    The Revive is a "forever" dropper. It will stay...

    The Revive is a "forever" dropper. It will stay super smooth for years and years and years. It's well worth the premium. I know a guy who literally rides every day for like the last 10 years, and...
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    Where's the goddamn rep button?!?

    Where's the goddamn rep button?!?
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    Wow, that one's kinda surprising. I thought...

    Wow, that one's kinda surprising. I thought Orbeas were pretty light. All that junk in the trunk I guess.
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    Yup, checked. 35 lbs 1 oz. GG Megatrail MX, EXT...

    Yup, checked. 35 lbs 1 oz. GG Megatrail MX, EXT suspension, WAO Union wheels w/ DD tires, eeWings, Tenet pedals, and all the other good stuff. Plus EDC tool in the steerer and Wahoo GPS.
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    The Storia only weighs like 40g more than an X2...

    The Storia only weighs like 40g more than an X2 of the same size. 35lbs isn't bad for an aluminum enduro bike. I think my GG is about that with the same suspension.
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    That is a hell of a value for someone. GLWS

    That is a hell of a value for someone. GLWS
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    Haha, my team went from like last place the...

    Haha, my team went from like last place the previous round to second place this round.
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    Why do you need protectors for metal crank arms...

    Why do you need protectors for metal crank arms (XT/XTR)?
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    Yeah, my local trails don't need DD for puncture...

    Yeah, my local trails don't need DD for puncture protection, but I like to run them in the summer because I can drop like 3 psi over EXO+ and not have them fold/squirm/make sad noises on every berm.
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    Yes, I have, a couple times. It still seems...

    Yes, I have, a couple times. It still seems somewhat stretchy but haven't tried putting the 27.5 on a 29. They weigh so little and are so compact, I just carry one of each in my pack since I ride...
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    Yeah, run appropriate casings and pressures. ...

    Yeah, run appropriate casings and pressures. I've flatted once in like 7 years, and it was because I was running EXO+ in an area littered with sharp rocks.

    I usually don't even bother carrying...
  21. Thread: Tool Time

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    I might suck it up and get one of these: ...

    I might suck it up and get one of these: https://www.feedbacksports.com/product/pro-truing-stand-2-0/
    $150 but it's specifically got a slot on the feeler for checking rotors, and can check rims...
  22. Thread: Tool Time

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    Is there any tool / attachment that exists for...

    Is there any tool / attachment that exists for truing rotors that doesn't involve both a $300 wheel truing stand plus another $50 for an attachment?

    I've searched around a bit and only finding...
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    I run a King 30mm bottom bracket (which also...

    I run a King 30mm bottom bracket (which also requires a 2.5mm DS spacer) on my GG, with a chainguide, and haven't had any issues like you're talking. I think what you're saying sounds plausible. ...
  24. Thread: KETL MTN Apparel

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    I wasn't impressed with their gloves. Rode them...

    I wasn't impressed with their gloves. Rode them once or twice then gave them away to the local HS team.
  25. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Contact GG. The adhesive they use seems very hit...

    Contact GG. The adhesive they use seems very hit or miss. They'll send you new ones.

    That said, the replacements I've gotten for the CS protector don't seem to hold either. The replacement SS...
  26. Thread: Resale on a bike

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    Yeah, I was going to say the same thing. Also,...

    Yeah, I was going to say the same thing. Also, the Spire has gotten really good reviews as well.

    The other thing I always consider is who is most likely to be interested in buying a particular...
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    Wow I jinxed my team. Got hammered - dead last...

    Wow I jinxed my team. Got hammered - dead last this round in the TGR league.
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    Our main local trail gnome really loves flow...

    Our main local trail gnome really loves flow trails but the amount of time he spends trying to maintain them (considering it only rains here like a half dozen times a year) is absolutely silly. And...
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    Yeah I had that happen on the first round or two...

    Yeah I had that happen on the first round or two (had Thibaut and Benoit). After that I've taken a consistent high placing anchor for men's & women's (AP & Cami) then just try to moneyball the rest...
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    Ditto. Finn has gotta win one soon, but Amaury...

    Ditto. Finn has gotta win one soon, but Amaury is just a freak.
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    Man, that Trek EXE is really interesting. I...

    Man, that Trek EXE is really interesting. I borrowed my friend's Turbo Levo for the weekend and ran the battery dry both days (5000 ft in about 1:40). But holy hell it was noisy. Like, when I...
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    Ahh gotcha. Didn't realize you were running a...

    Ahh gotcha. Didn't realize you were running a SRAMano setup. Using their pulleys probably makes sense for better tooth/chain interface if they bolt in fine.
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    Which pulley wheels did you put on? I actually...

    Which pulley wheels did you put on? I actually prefer the GX ones on my X01 AXS because they use steel bearings instead of ceramic. IME, ceramic bearings die hard and fast in MTB applications.
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    After seeing a bike at my buddy's shop being...

    After seeing a bike at my buddy's shop being repaired after it fell off a rack (Yakima I think) when one of the silly plastic wheel straps failed due to sun brittleness, I didn't hesitate at all in...
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    How do the Conti Enduro & DH casings compare to...

    How do the Conti Enduro & DH casings compare to Maxxis EXO+ & DD in terms of sidewall support? I generally prefer DD (get too much squirm from EXO+). From the technical description, it sounds like...
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    The Contis are interesting (especially given the...

    The Contis are interesting (especially given the relatively low price compared to Maxxis) but they're unobtanium right now. I'd like to try them too eventually but until then will keep paying the...
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    In my experience, Magura's pads are made out of...

    In my experience, Magura's pads are made out of the same buttery material as XTR cassettes. They work well, but don't last very long at all. Trickstuff pads for Magura are crazy powerful but...
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    Yeti, Specialized, or Ibis if history predicts...

    Yeti, Specialized, or Ibis if history predicts anything.
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    Laurie and Jackson look like bobble head dolls...

    Laurie and Jackson look like bobble head dolls between the size of those Fox helmets and how small they are.
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    Both bags went out in the mail today.

    Both bags went out in the mail today.
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    That's like 16% progression based on how I...

    That's like 16% progression based on how I calculate it. You could run a coil but it will work better with a progressive spring. But MRP makes one so that sounds like a decent option.

    Edit: in...
  42. That's the one!

    That's the one!
  43. PM sent, thanks!

    PM sent, thanks!
  44. WTB: SRAM AXS Discrete Clamp (2 bolt version)

    This is kind of a long shot, but I'm looking to buy 1 of the SRAM AXS discrete clamp. It looks like this: https://www.universalcycles.com/images//attributes/medium/250260.jpg

    Note: these 2 bolt...
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    Ride your bike more. You just said you've got 10...

    Ride your bike more. You just said you've got 10 years of muscle memory of how the DHF behaves, and you're probably well accustomed to the intermediate drift of the DHF. Since that's not happening,...
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    I've never had that problem, but I also fill my...

    I've never had that problem, but I also fill my tires with the valve pointing down from the top of the tire so I don't have to bend over as much. I just lightly make connection between the cap and...
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    I had one of the prior 11-6s (without HBO). In...

    I had one of the prior 11-6s (without HBO). In general I thought it was nicer than a DHX2, just better damping feel and the bottom out bumper was tuned for the bike. But it was heavy as fuck and I...
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    I have been using the Camelbak Chase (I think...

    I have been using the Camelbak Chase (I think it's v2). I like it quite a lot except that the right side doesn't have a zipper pocket, and stuff like tubes of shot blocks tend to bounce loose while...
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    Lab Austere pack going to Norseman. The Evoc...

    Lab Austere pack going to Norseman.

    The Evoc is really nice for a fanny pack. I like how you can either carry 2 bottles or the bladder, depending on how much crap you want to stuff in it. It's...
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    FS: Evoc & Lab Austere hip packs / bum bags

    I'm clearing these out since I'm a vest wearing fancy lad for long rides now.

    #1: Evoc Hip Pack Pro with bladder - $60 shipped
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    #2: Lab Austere - $35 shipped
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