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  1. Thread: Ask the experts

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    ^^ yep, thx. Went back to on the bike using the...

    ^^ yep, thx. Went back to on the bike using the caliper for alignment. And yes, figured out my bend is much further in so bending the outer brake track with a wrench is not real helpful.

    Think...
  2. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Tips and tricks for straightening brake rotors??...

    Tips and tricks for straightening brake rotors??

    I’m trying to use a wheel trueing stand and an adjustable crescent wrench and feel like I need five fricken hands .
    Is it easier to pull rotor off...
  3. FS: Specialized Recon 2.0 mtb shoes, sz 40/us 7.5, oak green color

    Specialized Recon 2.0 mtb shoes
    Size 40 / us mens 7.5 / us womens 9
    Oak green color

    New in box

    Asking $100 shipped conus

    Ordered wrong size for the kid, missed return window
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    New Season, New Tires, New Thread

    Smmokan had initial comments on the Contis a few pages back. I’ve got a pair of Xynotals in transit but might be awhile before I get to try them.

    Re meaty XC - trying to go down this path for my...
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    New Season, New Tires, New Thread

    Thanks smmokan
    I recognize these are pitched as gravity tires but do you think the xynotal in trail casing replaces the trail king or is there a spot for both at the less demanding, more pedally dry...
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    I wouldn’t have any interest in pushing around a...

    I wouldn’t have any interest in pushing around a 2.6 29er no matter what it weighed.
    1040g (stated spec) for a 29x2.4 trail casing seems quite competitive though I do find it strange that weight...
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    2021/22 ASPEN/RFV Condtions

    As others have said, Indy pass is pretty bare this year. I’m normally up there a fair bit but after riding up early last week I decided I couldn’t be bothered going at all. Some friends video...
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    Lacrosse 2022 (For the 3 of us that care)

    Nobody does, even the refs.
    IMHO the biggest problem with the girls game right now is the inconsistency in refereeing especially in what is OK vs a push, a check or a charge - varsity, high school,...
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    ESPN is a disgrace. Showing interviews from pit...

    ESPN is a disgrace. Showing interviews from pit row of the Monaco grand prix and then cutting to the women’s National championship 13 mins into the game with a 4-2 scoreline. Wouldn’t have happened...
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    Another one for the collective….. 2018 Giant...

    Another one for the collective…..
    2018 Giant Trance Advanced 1
    M, Carbon frame, carbon wheels, 27.5, dpx2/fox34, good condition except some paint chips and a scrape on seatpost.
    Blue book seems to...
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    Poll: Probably paywalled but I encourage those with...

    Probably paywalled but I encourage those with access, wherever you stand on this issue, to read this:
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    Poll: If only there was something we could do...

    Why exactly do the NRA and GOP resist registering firearms and requiring training and licensing users, you know exactly like we do with those other deadly machines called automobiles.
    Will it...
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    Seems appropriate to post this here - yeah it’s...

    Seems appropriate to post this here - yeah it’s an opinion piece but dude has some solid points

    https://www.mediaite.com/opinion/elon-musk-is-pathologically-full-of-sht/
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    My year in France

    Are you really expecting them to?
    Don’t most/all airlines expressly disavow liability for skis (and most sports equipment) in their baggage policies, conditions of carriage and again when you check...
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    2021/22 ASPEN/RFV Condtions

    There’s also been some personnel changes at FIS which could well be a less sinister explanation for the return of racing to Aspen mountain without a new lift. 🤷


    And Highlands venue is neither...
  16. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Ask the experts

    Wolftooth B-rad strap could be an option. I’ve got the mini, big enough for a tube and a multi tool or plug kit and not much else. Would need the medium for anything more. Could leave the base on the...
  17. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    $4K Trail Bike

    ^^^ yes valid point re the comparison from a travel/intended use perspective but length/angles (5mm/0.5*) aren’t actually all that much different.

    But 30lbs for a 140/150 with an X2 and 36...
  18. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    $4K Trail Bike

    Core 4 izzo vs performance hugene
    Without stripping everything I’m still trying to figure out all the bits that add up to the overall difference and therefore where to “upgrade”but ….
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  19. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    $4K Trail Bike

    Yeah - sorry, bad intel. just edited my post - seems some sizes/models just say not available now and not available for preorder. Might be something to do with timeline for getting any in country. ...
  20. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    $4K Trail Bike

    ^^if they will let you preorder don’t wait on the YT - unlike Propain you can usually place order with small fully refundable deposit to secure place in line and cancel later if you change mind. ...
  21. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    $4K Trail Bike

    ^^ YT Izzo.
    Last time I looked they were readily available too.

    We’ve got a new Izzo and a new Hugene in the house this year at roughly the same price point (1.3x this $4k discussion, but both...
  22. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Twinsies Well not exactly but close enough ...

    Twinsies
    Well not exactly but close enough

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    Car camping travel trailer vs tent

    We’ve got a pop up - Fleetwood Bayside so on the larger, heavier end of things which does limit locations a little more than other options.
    Used it a fair bit first few years. I swear the first...
  24. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Thx. How did you know the exact comparison I...

    Thx. How did you know the exact comparison I was hoping for [emoji12][emoji12]
    Those generally considered “best in class” climbers so thats high praise indeed.
  25. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    ^^ how does it pedal? You’ve ridden a lot of...

    ^^ how does it pedal?
    You’ve ridden a lot of bikes - what would you compare it with?
    Not looking for xc efficiency but hoping it’s pretty good to fill that all around all day, tackle anything...
  26. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Psyched to hear more about Hugene as you both get...

    Psyched to hear more about Hugene as you both get more saddle time on them.
    Anxiously waiting on a mid level performance build which I have on pre-order. Felt like quite a risky proposition with so...
  27. Never really skiied a Mid Fat, what am I missing?

    I’ve gone down this path recently and I do not agree with many/most posters in this thread that espouse the virtues of the “North American MidFat”. Despite having a few options in the 105-108 range...
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    School me on race skis

    The edge grip and quickness of a true race ski is exhilarating and substantially different than even the best front side carvers.

    But there is no way very many, if any, folks should be on a...
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    Electric car thread

    It may have cool tech and be fast but having seen one IRL yesterday I will say that it may just be the ugliest vehicle to have made it beyond some designers sketchbook in the last 30 yrs. Those...
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    Ongoing Kid Stoke [2011 and on...]

    [emoji39][emoji39][emoji39]
    yep, its sticking out in almost every action photo this year. Become a bit of a running joke. Says she has no idea she does it.
  31. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    $4K Trail Bike

    Yeah, figure what you want to ride, decide how much you want to spend, find out what’s available that you’re excited about and buy it.



    Yes, valid consideration. I’m going to be selling a...
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    Ongoing Kid Stoke [2011 and on...]

    Well 21/22 has been a mixed bag for my offspring.

    Oldest took a high speed Slalom_Tokyo_Drift worthy crash into b-net early season, tore some elbow ligaments and had a rough season struggling...
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    Are ATK brakes fairly accurately sized ? ...

    Are ATK brakes fairly accurately sized ?

    Presumably theres a bit of bending wiggle room with these light touring brakes anyway but I'd rather just order the right ones to begin with.

    Skis...
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    Toast, smmokan and anyone else Have any of...

    Toast, smmokan and anyone else

    Have any of you actually ridden a Hugene yet?

    Seems they’ve had a demo fleet at some of the US bike trade events recently. Would love to get some first hand...
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    The Dynastar Thread

    Not a lot of info behind the “Discover” button but this is Dynastars homepage which appears to confirm a new M-tour line.
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    Does appear to indicate shape and rocker will be like...
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    School me on Women's powder skis

    Wife has the Santa Ana 110 as a pow ski - doesn’t come out all that often but when it does she really likes it. Santa Ana shape and flex works for her as she likes the skinnier ones alot for daily...
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    New Season, New Tires, New Thread

    Given the discussion ^^ I thought worth posting that conti just dropped new gravity tires:

    https://bikerumor.com/new-continental-gravity-mtb-tires/

    5 tread patterns in a whopping 40 casing,...
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    ^^ yes, usually right around 4 with school...

    ^^ yes, usually right around 4 with school traffic and now exacerbated by the roundabout work
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    Random Unthreadworthy Questions

    Why is almost everything on my bike measured in metric (stem length, bar diameter, rotor size, hub dimensions, crank length, spindle size, screws etc etc) EXCEPT steerer tube diameter which is...
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    Nordica Enforcers - TGR-Enough for Their Own Thread

    I have the 93 and 100.
    Agree with what written above. IMHO the 93 is noticeably quicker edge to edge and better on piste so if it’s a groomer day, firm day or even spring corn thats my pick.
    If...
  41. Thread: Tesla Plaid

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    But ya still can’t fix stupid - cue the viral...

    But ya still can’t fix stupid - cue the viral “jump video” from a couple of weeks ago.
  42. PSA: Fox Transfer dropper, 175mm, 30.9, $152

    What’s changed between this 2020 older style and the current ones. Vaguely recall fox changed the saddle clamp on the transfer posts at some point - is that it?
  43. Tecnica ZeroG Peak - another light boot for 2022 - 3

    God damn it! Yet another boot sounded so promising and now I expect to go into trying it and being thoroughly disappointed.
    Sizing up for length in a boot with already roomier volume fit is not a...
  44. Pm coming for the dynafit ski crampons.

    Pm coming for the dynafit ski crampons.
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    Trying but not quite that long just yet - I’m...

    Trying but not quite that long just yet - I’m mostly around 45/50 seconds - slow preinfusion ~25 sec, build pressure, hold it, then taper down again over another 25 or so.

    I think my grinder is...
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    That’s a whole nother rabbit hole…. This is...

    That’s a whole nother rabbit hole….

    This is one of my better efforts - don’t ask what it’s supposed to be.
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    Alpinord and gregorys What grit silicon...

    Alpinord and gregorys

    What grit silicon carbide paper are you using?

    Looks fairly fine in Alpinords pics above, wondering if coarser might be better in current spring slop.
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    Same dude tried to do this last year too. ...

    Same dude tried to do this last year too.
    Pretty shit IMHO.


    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=340969
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    What am I missing here? If Wardens and Sth’s...

    What am I missing here?
    If Wardens and Sth’s share same heel and Strive and STH share same heel then ??????
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    I recently replaced my 17 year old Gaggia Classic...

    I recently replaced my 17 year old Gaggia Classic with this.

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    Pretty fricken stoked.
    Is it best bang for the buck - probably not. But it looks great, the output tastes great and if it...
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