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  1. Yeah as much as the rear squish would make some...

    Yeah as much as the rear squish would make some things easier on the rougher trails local to me , the weight penalty at the lower end may make things worse. What tire size are you running?
  2. Yeah it looks like the supply chains unscrewing...

    Yeah it looks like the supply chains unscrewing themselves coupled with the sheer amount of bikes sold last couple years may lead to a boomerang effect this off season, probably a smart move to wait...
  3. Thread: Ibis Contact?

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    Must be a new technical issue, I just got a...

    Must be a new technical issue, I just got a reply within minutes from that address a week ago.
  4. Ha. Agree 100%. She's the one who will flip...

    Ha. Agree 100%. She's the one who will flip over going big on this. I like buying gear, that's what I'm here for. Got to thread the needle about a bike she would be excited for and not pissed...
  5. No I'm the shotgun rider. She's not confident...

    No I'm the shotgun rider. She's not confident enough to ride trails with the kiddo. I love the seat and my daughter loves it, but it's not the fastest to take on and off, so my plan for now is to...
  6. He just turned 9 and got a Cannondale Cujo 24+...

    He just turned 9 and got a Cannondale Cujo 24+ for his bday. He's just getting started so we will see where this goes before upgrading
  7. [QUOTE=thejongiest;6669631]Ibis Ripley AF's are...

    [QUOTE=thejongiest;6669631]Ibis Ripley AF's are on sale for less than $3k brand new. Not sure what the budget is, but that seems like it would be an ideal bike.[/QUOTE

    Dammit... Just deleted my...
  8. Bike for the Wife's return to light trail riding

    The wife took a significant post kid riding hiatus, even moreso than me. She has an obsolete Cannondale hardtail from the early mid 2000s with a crappy Manitou fork that was used mostly for street...
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    Yeah, saw your whole story here before.. Sucks...

    Yeah, saw your whole story here before.. Sucks dude, it's so easy to get fucked up in a low speed odd angle wreck like that. Can't blame yourself, heal up soon.
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    Ha. Totally. I didn't really even notice...

    Ha. Totally. I didn't really even notice because I hear it daily.
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    Dumb question for all you shoulder injury...

    Dumb question for all you shoulder injury vets.... Looking at your injury from the benefit of hindsight, anything you think you could / should have done to prevent it, or is it just an occupational...
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    Wiss is such an incredibly fun area, especially...

    Wiss is such an incredibly fun area, especially for being located in a major urban city limit.
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    Damn, wish I saw this before. No inventory in my...

    Damn, wish I saw this before. No inventory in my size / build preference at any of the nearby shops (I went SLX build mainly for the blingy bike yoke dropper ), so ended up ordering from N+1 in...
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    Good advice. Found a few similar category bikes...

    Good advice. Found a few similar category bikes to sit on, no opportunities to actually demo around here , but after this and comparing to my old ride, decided to go Ripley AF XL with a shorter stem...
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    You must have wandered off during that part...

    You must have wandered off during that part...
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    Ultimately this is the correct answer. Thanks...

    Ultimately this is the correct answer. Thanks again for the info earlier though!
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    RAD was one of those things that confused the...

    RAD was one of those things that confused the hell out of me and had me start this thread. I measured my RAD at 83cm ish. But here we are debating a L vs XL Ripley AF, while Lee has an 83 RAD...
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    I don't disagree, but in this case 6'1 is the...

    I don't disagree, but in this case 6'1 is the very top limit of the L and the very bottom limit of the XL on the Ibis chart. Truly between sizes.

    Interestingly enough, based on some tips...
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    Yep, dead nuts accurate on the usual riding...

    Yep, dead nuts accurate on the usual riding haunts, with forays up into upstate NY and down to white clay , middle run ,etc. Based on this I also thought the L wheelbase would be better if I could...
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    The numbers make sense , just in 2007 Cannondale...

    The numbers make sense , just in 2007 Cannondale didn't publish ETT / Stack / Reach so I'll have to measure. Very different numbers though w a 26" with 74 deg seat and 69 deg head angle , although...
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    Makes sense, I haven't ridden a modern geometry...

    Makes sense, I haven't ridden a modern geometry steep seat angle short travel bike, so I wonder if that seated position makes sense for typical mid Atlantic undulating rooty / rocky trails where...
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    Confused as hell on modern geometry fit

    So I'm looking to replace my 10+ yo light trail FS bike , and am utterly baffled by the correct fit for a modern steep ST , slack head angle bike. This is for a do it all bike, mostly tighter mid...
  23. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Actually I mistyped that. I'm actually a 33.5...

    Actually I mistyped that. I'm actually a 33.5 inseam , and a 74 inch wingspan. For where I ride on the EC thinking a L could make sense but concerned bc everything I read seems to say go XL w this...
  24. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Yeah the Revive looks nice , but I would never...

    Yeah the Revive looks nice , but I would never splurge if it didn't come with the kit. Simply don't have the time to ride enough to justify the blingy post. My main question really comes down to...
  25. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Still beating the Ripley AF info to death. How...

    Still beating the Ripley AF info to death. How much difference does the KS Rage I 170mm dropper in the Deore build vs the BikeYoke Revive 185mm in the SLX build make? I'm coming from an old non...
  26. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Pro bike supply only has frames left at this...

    Pro bike supply only has frames left at this point. Not complete bikes
  27. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    I'm 6'1 with like 34-35 in arms , think like a 32...

    I'm 6'1 with like 34-35 in arms , think like a 32 inseam but haven't really checked . Haven't ridden a modern geo bike so not sure how to size when exactly between on the chart.
  28. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Oh well. While I was hemming and hawing about L...

    Oh well. While I was hemming and hawing about L vs XL, looks like the Ripley AF is pretty much gone everywhere. Only reason I was going to grab one is because of the 25 off deal, but looking...
  29. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Interesting. Obv part of the supply chain...

    Interesting. Obv part of the supply chain gamble, but may make the SLX upgrade worth it. Anyone have thoughts on sizing with these Ripley AF? I'm 6'1 which puts me at top of L or bottom of XL...
  30. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    I'm used to XT level shifting but from 2007ish...

    I'm used to XT level shifting but from 2007ish with a 3x9, haven't been on a modern bike yet so have no real current frame of reference.
  31. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Is the Ripley AF SLX build that much better than...

    Is the Ripley AF SLX build that much better than the Deore build? I thought the main difference was weight, but it looks like there is less than a 1/4 lb difference? Is the SLX upgrade worth the...
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    Very odd 8 yo bump. Just saying

    Very odd 8 yo bump. Just saying
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    Ok, I'm flush with new cheap demo Warden's and...

    Ok, I'm flush with new cheap demo Warden's and about to give this a shot. For us urban folks without a garage , any recommendations on good sturdy foldable or portable workbenches or tables to mount...
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    Had the Yepp mini mounted on the front of my road...

    Had the Yepp mini mounted on the front of my road bike, when my daughter outgrew it we went to the Shotgun on my MTB. She absolutely loves the shotgun, calls it "our bike" and now steers as much as...
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    Saw a good deal on a STP 24+ Liv version, it...

    Saw a good deal on a STP 24+ Liv version, it looks like it's dark blue and I don't see anything that shouts "girls bike " on it, but with an almost 9yo boy I feel like I'd be playing w fire going...
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    Thanks all, I found that FB PA MTB for sale page.

    Thanks all, I found that FB PA MTB for sale page.
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    In the same boat unable to find a good used 24"...

    In the same boat unable to find a good used 24" rigid here for my 8 year old. The Vitus 24+ looks nice but damn, $139 shipping right now is rough. May have to look new at the Cannondale Cujo 24 or...
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    Where are you guys looking on FB marketplace for...

    Where are you guys looking on FB marketplace for decent bikes? Trying to find an entry level 24" MTB for my son on there and CL here around philly and all i see is Huffy level trash.
  39. You guys already sabotaged us from the inside...

    You guys already sabotaged us from the inside with that double agent Horford. Someone test him for HGH quickly
  40. It's a tough situation because they are over the...

    It's a tough situation because they are over the cap even without resigning him, so it's not like they can go out and get an impact free agent if they let him walk. There is no good answer here.
  41. This fucking team is just like Danny Green, ...

    This fucking team is just like Danny Green, IcyHot. It was clear from the first five minutes that they were sloppy and low energy. Could tell it was over then. It's been this way most of the...
  42. So the "media hates Philly" is an overused...

    So the "media hates Philly" is an overused persecution complex around here, agree with you there. But the league really is t a fan of the organization, and this is all because of "The
    Process". ...
  43. So do they fly to Serbia to give him the award...

    So do they fly to Serbia to give him the award since the "MVP" got bounced in the first round once again :)
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    Sticky: Posting here since it seems like the hangout for...

    Posting here since it seems like the hangout for the resident kid experts, at what age / skill level should kids go up in waist width? My 8 year old (small for his age) did a great job on his...
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    I spent a little time on the mountain I spent a...

    I spent a little time on the mountain
    I spent a little time on the hill
    I heard someone say better run away
    Others say better stand still

    Now, I dont know but I been told
    Its hard to run with...
  46. Yep, that size was a "mid fat" when my OG 94...

    Yep, that size was a "mid fat" when my OG 94 mantras were considered a "fat ski". Times definitely change.
  47. Thread: Lange XT3 140

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    Great info , thanks. I have a Prowrap in the old...

    Great info , thanks. I have a Prowrap in the old Cochise myself, and the instep fit has been great. Wouldn't want to go any tighter there though.
  48. Yeah, total end of season boredom over analysis...

    Yeah, total end of season boredom over analysis by me. I've been mostly happy with the 94-100 then 115-120 quiver, but after a few days of pushing the big boys around in a row, the smaller 98...
  49. Ha I had the Rossi Bandit X (foam core noodle...

    Ha I had the Rossi Bandit X (foam core noodle that it was) that was considered a "mid fat" at 70mm. Damn Im old
  50. This all makes sense too, and as everyone knows...

    This all makes sense too, and as everyone knows the correct number of skis is always N+1. I have actually taken only the Praxis Q or GPO at 118 and 116 underfoot alone and used it as my only ski in...
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